Portsmouth & Canterbury update



Portsmouth have reassured fans after the firm which makes its football shirts went bust earlier this week.

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Canterbury Europe Ltd has gone into administration with debts of £60m.

But before the company went under it had completed the deal to manufacture all of Pompey's kit for both the team and as merchandise.

Some have already been delivered, but the club is in talks with administrator KPMG Restructuring about retrieving the remainder of the shirts.

The club is confident it will be able to get hold of the outstanding kit before the start of the coming season, and said 'no-one is going to lose out' as a result of the collapse.

They will still bear the name and logo of the collapsed firm.

Pompey spokesman Gary Double said: 'All the kit shirts have been already been manufactured.

'Some have been delivered but not all. There's no panic from this end, and we're talking to the administrators. Everything's been manufactured for the team and for the supporters, and no-one is going to lose out. The other thing we want to put on there is the shirt sponsor, and that's yet to be decided.'

David Costley-Wood, partner at administrator KPMG, said the firm would continue to trade under administration while his firm tried to find a buyer for the business.


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    fsc · 15 years ago
    Didn\'t Norwich City have a change of kit manufacturer in the 90\'s and just stick a different logo over the original? I vaguely remember this was when they had the \"green puke on yellow shirt\" design?
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    fsc · 15 years ago
    This reminds me of the time in the early 90\'s when we wore Influence kit.They went bust and half way through the season Asics stepped in and provided the strips.
    Perhaps something similar will happen.If we switch manufacturers mid-season I hope we get Adidas or Umbro kit.
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    fsc · 15 years ago
    is it any irony that rob and knob rhyme?
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    marino_st1 · 15 years ago
    i love the shirt but that player looks kinda strange...is he from france maybe????
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    Fletch · 15 years ago
    you dont get one you soft tit...
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    fsc · 15 years ago
    hahahahaha first post ....i win....now wheres my motherfudging badge