Football Notes: PST Insists Plans To Buy Portsmouth Not Derailed By Court Adjournment
Pompey Supporters Trust insists its plans to buy League One side Portsmouth FC has not been derailed by a third adjournment of its court case. Portsmouth's stadium, Fratton Park, is still in the hands of the club's former Owner Balram Chainrai. Administrators PKF must gain Chainrai's permission to sell the ground before any deal with the PST can go ahead. No agreement has been reached (PST). ... ManU was again "left bemused in the gloom" when all four floodlights at Fulham's Craven Cottage went dark as Fulham defended a corner kick in the 42nd minute of ManU's 1-0 win Saturday. ManU had already been "plunged into darkness once this season." The hold-up was "thankfully brief." The lights came back on 10 minutes later (London GUARDIAN, 2/2). ... Indonesian football club Persema Malang has "admitted to not paying its Dutch-born player Irfan Bachdim for months," following the player's recent decision to leave the team to play with a Thai club. Persema Assistant Manager Dito Arief said, "We indeed haven't paid Irfan's salary, although honestly we're not sure for how many months" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 2/2).