Portsmouth news

Pompey reprieved as Lawrence goes

August 10, 2012
By ESPN staff
Portsmouth have been spared being closed down after Liam Lawrence, the last senior player remaining on the Fratton Park books, agreed to leave.

Portsmouth's administrators said the midfielder had reached a compromise agreement, meaning former owner Balram Chainrai's company Portpin is in a position to buy back the financially-stricken club.

Administrator Trevor Birch had set a deadline of August 10 for every senior player to be off the wage bill, saying he would otherwise be ...

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