The way that the sacking of Paul Hart and potential hiring of Avram Grant came about is so typically Portsmouth.
All that's missing from the picture is Peter Storrie sat in the board room with his fingers in his ears while Pompey 'super-fan' John Westwood rings that bell of his across the table.
After selling off all their good players who weren't born in the early 1970s, including Niko Kranjcar for a meagre £2.5m, they were then surprised to find themselves sinking to the bottom of the Premier League.
Actually, they didn't sink at all - they started at the bottom and have simply sat there cross-legged since.
These are harsh words, of course, considering there have been performances that have deserved more points than they collected - be it because of bad luck, injuries or awful penalties.
Hart probably did as well as he could have done under the circumstances, but on Tuesday the club decided he is not good enough to coach the first team but is good enough to manage the club's future, offering him a role in charge of the club's youth development.
Things are such a mess at Pompey at the moment, however, that a day after the club statement announcing the sacking had lamented him turning that offer down, it emerged that he simply hasn't made a decision yet.
Meanwhile, they are dragging their feet over installing Grant as his replacement despite the fact he is already an employee of the club. Grant's arrival as director of football was the death knell for Hart, but to put him in charge would be a big mistake.
How are the players, no doubt still keenly checking their online bank statements at the end of every month, supposed to react when they see their engaging, personable former boss still hanging around the club and the man who loomed large over him in a quasi-managerial role before jumping into his grave now in charge? It doesn't seem like optimum conditions for a hearty relegation fight, does it?
Surely it is better to have your team managed by one man, rather than two half-men.
On top of all this, Portsmouth City Council have withdrawn from the race to be a 2018 World Cup venue. That's right: they have pulled out of a contest still featuring Plymouth and Milton Keynes, as well as a strange new town called NewcastleGateshead.
However, you wouldn't know of any bad news from asking the club. The big news currently top of their official website (drum roll)... "Pompey are ball number 29 in this Sunday's draw for the third round of the FA Cup."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I saw the quotes from Dave Whelan and I know that he was in Barbados at the time, so maybe he'd had one or two glasses of white wine when he made the remarks! I could respond but I'm not going to because I don't want it to blow up into something it doesn't have to be" - Steve Bruce doesn't respond to Dave Whelan's notion that "a few dodgy signings" from the Bruce era were to blame for Wigan's 9-1 drubbing at Spurs.
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