After accepting a letter from SOS Pompey this morning at the Eastleigh training ground, pleading players to consider tearing up their contracts and allowing the club to continue running and avoid liquidation, Greg Halford revealed to followers on social networking site Twitter that it’s not that easy!
Halford said: “I understand every fan worrying about Pompey. The players are as well. I would love to be able to answer everyone’s questions. No matter what happens I will always have Pompey’s best interests at heart.”
The defender went on to say: “I think the majority of Pompey fans know I’m willing to do anything I can to help the club and keep it living, but for the people who are asking me to tear up my contract, they need to know that I’m more than willing to that, but if I do it leaves the club in a worse situation.
“The best thing for me to do for the club is to try and get a fee from another club for my services ad pay of outstanding debts instead of making even more debts for the club. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through and it kills me to see the club like this but that’s how it stands at the moment. I love this club and I want to see it survive.”
That seems to maybe put a bit more in to perspective, as cancelling a player’s contract would lump more debt on to the club for money owed in the remaining term of their contract, however a transfer to another club would avoid that.
The former Wolves man also went on to confirm he has not had any talks about a possible move away.
“I will say there has been absolutely no contact from Leeds or any other club at the moment who have requested to speak to me.”