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Portsmouth's club site reopens after payment problems


Portsmouth's official club website is back up and running after being temporarily shut down on Thursday because of payment problems.

Pompey, who are bottom of the Premier League, failed to keep up with instalments to Juicy, the company that runs and maintains the site.

That led to the website being shut down for over three hours.

After new payment plan between the club and Juicy was agreed and the site was made live again.

Previously supporters attempting to access had been greeted with the message "Website Unavailable".

The electronic perimeter advertising boards were switched off for Tuesday's game with West Ham for the same reason.

Portsmouth still have £60m of debt and face a winding-up order in the high court on 10 February that could result in the the south-coast outfit becoming the first Premier League club to go into administration.


An embargo on transfers was lifted by the Premier League on Tuesday, although Portsmouth will only be allowed to bring in free transfers or loan signings.

Pompey have also failed to pay their players on time on three occasions this season, while they were only able to name five out of a possible seven substitutes against Sunderland in the FA Cup on Saturday because of injuries and absences in their squad.

Staff at the club have also been warned that their January wages might be late.

The Portsmouth Supporters' Trust had offered to run any club ticket information on their website, including details regarding the FA Cup tie at local rivals Southampton.

Meanwhile, Pompey fans are planning another protest march against the way their club is being run.

Supporters have chosen the next home match against Stoke City on 20 February for their latest demonstration.

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