At the campaign launch event, Andy Awford welcomed a group of Pompey fans to Fratton Park. He spoke of his views on the project, which he said is vital to the club’s long-term future, and he is leading the initiative personally and has received high-profile international backing for his dream.
Among those was the former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialli, who surprised the fans by showing up to show his support. He said, “Portsmouth are developing a blueprint for how clubs outside of the top tiers in leagues across the globe can survive with fans running their own clubs.”
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