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Portsmouth boss Grant urges courts to take into account emotional ties

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant wants the High Court to recognise the emotion connected to the football club.

They have been told their must return to the High Court on March 1 to hear whether they can survive.

They were given seven days to stabilise their finances and prove the club is a viable business under new owner Balram Chainrai.

Should Pompey fail in their bid to attract new investment, they could be wound-up or placed into administration, which would result in them receiving a nine-point deduction from the Premier League.

Grant said: "When you buy a building or a property, there are no feelings behind this. But this is not a normal business.

"The team belong to the fans because they support the club from the day they are born until they day they die. We need to think about this. When someone is doing something wrong, you punish them and this is not an easy case because there is money involved. But they need to think about the fans, the players and the staff also."

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