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Il Pompey Supporters Trust risponde alle parole di Michael D. Eisner e lo invita ad un confronto con i propri associati a seguito della lunga intervista rilasciata dall'ex CEO della Disney a 'The News'(LINK), in cui americano delinea il progetto che ha in mente in caso di esito positivo della trattativa, entrata in fase di esclusiva, che sta portando avanti con la sua Tornante Group per una possibile acquisizione del club inglese(qui dettagli).

Tra le altisonanti promesse di investimento: stadio, giovani e squadra, all'associazione di tifosi non sono sfuggiti alcuni passaggi controversi: Eisner sembra intenzionato a rilevare l'intero pacchetto azionario, con il Supporters Trust che uscirebbe dal club, e non convince il riferimento al fatto che nel nuovo board non sarà prevista una rappresentanza dei supporters, ma la voce sarà confinata in una 'heritage share', con una serie di facoltà di veto su cambio di nome, stemma, colori sociali e stadio, con tre rappresentanti del PST e tre dei Presidents.

In qualità di maggiore azionista del club, e poichè la posizione finale dell'associazione di tifosi sarà votata democraticamente, il Pompey Supporters Trust rinnova l'esortazione alla massima trasparenza, ribadendo la propria intenzione di operare nella migliore via possibile per il bene della società, affinchè la base sia consapevole e informata su tutti gli aspetti della proposta del nuovo investitore, e presenta l'invito a Eisner per un confronto per ricevere risposte più chiare e per porre le domande raccolte in questi giorni nell'ambito di una consultazione interna che ha coinvolto oltre 2.200 associati(qui dettagli).

PST Statement on Tornante bid for PCFC

Following Michael Eisner's interview in The News yesterday, outlining his vision for the club, our members have asked us to comment on our current position.

In any process such as this, confidentiality and trust are paramount, so the PST Board and the Club have fully respected the request from Tornante for confidentiality around their bid for Portsmouth Football Club. Further public comment from anyone on specific details of any offer would therefore be inappropriate at this stage.

It is important to reiterate that the PST is a democratic organisation, owned and run by our members. It is not run for profit - but to promote the best interests of the club and the community it serves. Therefore, we must fully understand the terms of any offer before our members can decide whether it is acceptable.

This includes issues relating to the preservation of the club’s heritage and culture as well as the economic details of the bid.

There is still much to be understood in any ownership debate before it can be properly assessed. Once the full terms of any offer, economic and otherwise, are published and communicated, it is clearly for the PFC shareholders (48% of which are represented by the PST on behalf of its Community Shareholders) to decide whether to accept the bid.

In the view of the PST Board, the time may well be right for external investment in PFC. External investment (and potentially new ownership) should be properly considered, on merit according to certain key criteria. Over the last two weeks we have consulted with our membership via a questionnaire. Over 2,200 people responded and we are clear that we have been representing their wishes in our discussions to date.

We proposed a timetable to Tornante (yesterday) for Mr Eisner to speak to our shareholders and provide more details of his bid yesterday and are currently waiting for feedback on this.

A PST spokesperson commented; "After many years of neglect and mismanagement from previous 'wealthy owners', Portsmouth Football Club is debt free, doing well on and off the field, and is an attractive proposition for investment. Supporter ownership has stabilised the club, and now the fans who own the club must decide whether the current takeover bid is right for the club.

We have invited Mr Eisner to meet our shareholders and outline his plans. Given our recent history, we hope Mr Eisner and his team will understand and respect our need for transparency, detail, and clear legal commitments to protect the club. Ultimately, it is for our fans, the people who saved the club and now own the club, to decide on its future but they can only make that decision on an informed basis.

We look forward to considering any detailed offer and welcome the continued dialogue”

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