February 17th, 2010


Episode 523 of the South Coast diaries

Portsmouth chairman Al Fahim 'facing arrest warrant'

An arrest warrant has been issued in Dubai for the Portsmouth chairman and former owner Sulaiman Al Fahim, according to reports.

The warrant relates to a disputed property deal with Al Fahim allegedly owing a sum of £1.4m.

The 32-year-old - who retains a 10% share in Portsmouth - claims he is not liable for the debt.

"I have done nothing wrong, I am not involved," he was quoted as telling a United Arab Emirates newspaper.

Al Fahim completed a buy-out of Portsmouth in August last year, taking over from previous owner Alexandre Gaydamak, but sold to Saudi business tycoon Ali Al Faraj six weeks later on 6 October.

In an unrelated matter, cash-strapped Portsmouth will deliver a detailed statement of their finances to the High Court on Wednesday as they try to ensure their survival.

Portsmouth - who have reported debts of £60m - survived a winding-up order last week on the condition that they provided a detailed statement of their finances.


barcelona; abi's hips don't lie

And have we missed this little freckled bundle of joy...

Ladies, many of you have noticed the absence of our favourite blonde goalmachine, and, well, we don't have to be damsels in distress anymore, because look who just happened to turn up at Melwood this morning!

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