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Portsmouth plans blocked by Football League


Portsmouth have been dealt a setback in their bid to exit administration, after the Football League blocked the club's latest proposals.

The League has said it requires clarification on four issues before it will agree to hand Pompey's golden share back.

The Championship club went into administration in February with debts of around £120m.

They have stated they will now consider the feedback from the League.

Manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Solent: "We need to blow some of these dark clouds away from this club. We've had them over us for more than 12 months now.

"Let somebody else have the spotlight for a while. We've been under it perhaps for the wrong reasons, and lots of people want to throw mud at you.

"When you haven't got a lot to bat back with, some of that mud will stick."

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see also
Portsmouth win High Court battle
05 Aug 10 |  Portsmouth
Chainrai unsure of Pompey future
06 Aug 10 |  Portsmouth
Portsmouth debts close to 120m
21 Apr 10 |  Portsmouth
Portsmouth enter administration
26 Feb 10 |  Portsmouth

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