Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Fit And Proper?

Those that have read my blog for a while know that I have long been following the perils of Portsmouth Football Club So it was with some amusement that I have picked up on this report from the Guardian a couple of weeks ago (my emphasis):
One of the most unhappy sagas in English football's history of club ownership may finally be nearing its conclusion after the Football League declined to approve the bid by the Hong Kong-based businessman Balram Chainrai to take over Portsmouth again.

A central issue the league is known to have considered is whether Chainrai may not pass the "fit and proper person test", now known as the "owners and directors'" test, were he to buy Portsmouth back from a second period in administration in two years.
For those unversed in football governance it's worth noting that not passing the football league's 'fit and proper test' is impossible - it's the equivalent of winning at Mornington Crescent. Being a crook is a requirement, so one has to wonder how crooked Chainrai is to have failed.

It's one hell of an achievement.


  1. The story is relayed here http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/portsmouth/fb_news.php?storyid=18346&title=hall_right_now:_revealed_-_the_true_story_behind_ali_al_faraj

    There salso a link to an interview with Andronku you may be interested in.

    The whole thing stinks, and we have been shat on from a very great height. Micah Hall has done some fantastic researchand it deserves greater publicity.

    Hopefully we will nw b owned by ourselves, it will mean lower league obscurity but to be honest it's better than being in the 'Heart of Darkness' which is the Premie League.

    Good Luke for the rest of the season, except for New Year's Day!!

    Phil Jones

  2. That's Andronikou, bloody iPad!

  3. @Phil Jones Thanks for the link, interesting read, much appreciated.

    P.S. your comment is not a great advert for an iPad :-)

  4. The ipadmis pretty good, it's just my finges are large and predictive text is a shit!

  5. Bloody thing has done it again!,, grrrrr

  6. Your fingers are too fat...


    I know the problem... :-)

  7. Like the rest of me, thought not as bad as Homer!