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Football: Portsmouth out of administration

Former FA Cup winners Portsmouth finally came out of administration on Friday after being officially taken over by a supporters group. The Pompey Supporters Trust's purchase of the League One club was confirmed in a statement from administrators BDO that formally ends the Fratton Park side's 14-month spell in administration. Portsmouth, who beat Cardiff in the 2008 FA Cup final, were on Tuesday relegated to League Two, English football's fourth and lowest professional tier.

Football: Portsmouth fans get green light to buy club

Fans of troubled English third-tier side Portsmouth were celebrating on Wednesday after moving a step closer to taking control of the club. Financial difficulties saw the 2008 FA Cup winners placed into administration in February last year and they are currently fighting to avoid relegation to the fourth division after plummeting down the English league system.

Football: Pompey future set to be clarified in April

Cash-strapped Portsmouth's future as an English Football League club could become clearer by April 19, a judge said Thursday. The third-tier side, who only a few seasons ago were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup in 2008 before losing the 2010 final, have been threatened with expulsion from the Football League after a series of financial collapses.

Football: Pompey future set to be clarified in April

Cash-strapped Portsmouth's future as an English Football League club could become clearer by April 19, a judge said Thursday. The third-tier side, who only a few seasons ago were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup in 2008 before losing the 2010 final, have been threatened with expulsion from the Football League after a series of financial collapses.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Portsmouth face league exit threat over new bidder

(Recasts) LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Third tier Portsmouth will lose league status if they do not exit administration by the end of the season and if a takeover by the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) does not succeed, the Football League said on Thursday. A renowned soccer deal-maker is leading a new bid to rescue the English club who have been in administration for a year and are again facing another relegation.

Soccer-Fresh bidder emerges for stricken Portsmouth

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A renowned soccer deal-maker is leading a new bid to rescue third tier Portsmouth who have been in administration for a year and are again facing another relegation. Fans from the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) had been hoping to take over the former Premier League club but their plan has been delayed by legal complications over ownership of the Fratton Park stadium. They now face a rival bid.
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