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Portsmouth look to the future after Fratton Park sale

Fan consortium finalised the purchase of Fratton Park (©GettyImages)
Fan consortium finalised the purchase of Fratton Park (©GettyImages).

There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for Portsmouth as administrators finally agreed a deal for the sale of Fratton Park. 

This deal comes after over a year in administration and will mean a 10-point deduction will be administered. 

The deduction will almost certainly mean that Portsmouth will be relegated to League Two. 

The news highlights the great job that Guy Whittingham has done and will surely lead to him being offered a new contract next year.  The Fratton faithful will undoubtedly be delighted with this news. 

Hopefully this will be the last we hear of this story and the club can push on from here. The signs look good though and although the club may be without a training ground and has even admitted that it can’t afford to buy the players new shirts, there are some promising youth players emerging such as Ashley Harris and Dan Butler. 

If the club can get a financial foothold then they could start to build for the future. With a large stadium and a great fan base the clubs position could be worse. It has also been announced that the club are no longer in debt. 

But for now all we can do is hope that this takeover is successful and the club can keep their good run of form going at continue it into League Two next year. 

However with the club still needing money it will be interesting to see what the fans trust will do about the reported interest in the club’s new youthful assets. 

If the club can sort out the finances and keep hold of such players as club captain Johnny Ertl then there seems to be no reason the club can not challenge for promotion next year.


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Portsmouth
Guy Whittingham
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Johannes Ertl

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