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Pompey players call in PFA to resolve unpaid wages debacle

Sam Wallace

Published 07/01/2010 | 05:00

THE Portsmouth players called in their trade union yesterday to demand assurances from the club that their unpaid wages would be paid by the end of the week.

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The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) was told that its members would get paid by today although there were no promises as to the long-term future.

The PFA will despatch delegate Nick Cusack to Fratton Park today to talk to Ali al-Faraj's advisors about the future of the club and ensure that players are paid for the month of December.

Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the PFA, said: "It has been very delicate. Arrangements have been put in place that the players will get their money this week. We also looked at the long-term approach in terms of the ownership but it would be naive to say that has been all sorted."

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has also indicated that Al-Faraj, the new owner, has now taken away his responsibilities involving the finances of the club.

Storrie said yesterday: "I don't deal with the financial side at all. I haven't done so since the takeover. I have not been involved in the players' wages meeting." (© Independent News Services)

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