Further blow for Pompey
Portsmouth have been told that they must accept a 10 point deduction if they are to play in League 1 next season. What is more a limited proportion of the secured debt must be transferred to the new company.
All football debts must be paid in full unless alternative arrangements are made and the club faces restrictions on playing budgets for the next five seasons.
In these situations it often seems to me that it is the fans that are punished and Pompey fans are renowned for their loyalty. They did not control the club and had nothing to do with its mismanagement and it is they who must suffer. But they are a resilient lot.