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What Happens If Pompey Go Bust?

Many have asked the question what happens if Portsmouth FC go busy on the 10th of August.

Simple answer is, nothing really, to the other clubs.

Although it would be devastating for Pompey fans, it doesn`t really effect other League One clubs.

Who ever Portsmouth were due to play will get a free weekend or night when they were due to play and no points will be awarded as the match is null and void, meaning one team will get the pleasure of finishing the season a week early.

The players will become free agents and be free to sign for any other club without paying compensation to Portsmouth F.C.

In terms of the League table, the league would be played with 23 teams and only 3 being relegated at the end of the season, Portsmouth effectively would finish bottom and at seasons end would be expelled, with only 3 teams being relegated and keeping the format as is, everything will be back to normal the following season.

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Writer: Shaun Calderwood Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 25 2012

Time: 1:01PM

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As a pompey fan, I have often wondered whether going bust would wreak havoc on the fixtures so close to the start of the season. That made me wonder whether someone would step in to help avoid the embarrasment. Clearly, from what you say, that ain't gonna happen. There's another reason to be downhearted.
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25/07/2012 13:33:00

Well explained Gazza, that makes sense and as Tony has said something that will have crossed other Pompey Fans minds. I guess the only loss to other League 1 teams will be the revenue from ticket sales for the Pompey Games.
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25/07/2012 14:23:00

well with a 10 pt deduction and hasbeens and nobodyelsewants as our players i guess relegation is certain..however if we had gone bust earlier we could have reformed already as AFC Pompey and been in conf south, which is where we will be next year. Personally I do not see us going Pop, and have had a bet on promotion
plymouth graham
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25/07/2012 15:20:00

Obviously clubs would lose the extra income from Pompey having a large away support. WE certainly would so we do lose that money but it wouldn't wreak havoc on fixtures.
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25/07/2012 17:02:00

Saints Supporter in Peace: I agree with Graham. If Pompey had gone bust and set up a new company they may have been better off. Not sure if they would have gone down as far as conference south as Im sur that the conference would have welcomed the revenue. Speaking from recent experience it is far more enjoyable watching your team winning (or having a chance of winning) regardless of what division you play in League 1 was fantastic and full of very genuine supporters and a lot of well run family clubs - away days where excellent So in short I hope Pompey go bust , not because I hate them (which i dont) but because for the genuine Pompey fan it will mean a new begining away from high risk investors looking for short term gain. A begining with a team that represents the area, not onw that won the FA cup with mercinaries that eventually dragged the club down. Best wishes for the future COYR
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