‘Council loan restored fans’ confidence’

THE leader of Portsmouth City Council believes the loan given by taxpayers to the trust helped to restore confidence in its bid to take over Pompey.

Gerald Vernon-Jackson said: ‘It was that vote of confidence that gave everyone else the confidence that they (the trust) would succeed,’ he said.

Talking about the trust’s court victory, Cllr Vernon-Jackson said: ‘It’s really great news.

‘It’s their (the fans) club now.

‘It gives a long-term future for the club and it means that other clubs owned by money men around the world can be owned by fans instead.

‘We will be a model for others.

‘The trust have a long term business plan.’

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