In a campaign that has seen the club teeter on the brink of collapse on more than one occasion, the fat lady may yet have chance to exercise her vocal chords should a High Court hearing go against Portsmouth this week.
With reported debts of up to £60 million the south coast club go to the High Court on Wednesday to try to prevent HM Revenue and Customs winding them up in pursuit of £7 million in unpaid taxes.
Pompey are only operating thanks to other 'soft' creditors refusing to call in their loans immediately, with former owner Alexandre Gaydamak being one of them. But HMRC are tired of debt ridden football clubs being slack with their tax bills and are unwilling to give the club more time.
To add to their week of uncertainty new owner Balram Chainrai will be grilled by Premier League chiefs in a fit-and-proper persons test to formally approve his takeover.
Chainrai, a Hong Kong businessman, seized control of the club from Ali al-Faraj last week in an effort to protect a £17 million loan he made to save the club earlier in the year.
He is reportedly keen to sell the club as soon as possible as he has no interest in football ownership, but potential buyers are reluctant to come forward while the club is in such a perilous state.
Should the hearing go against them on Wednesday and they are forced to pay up administration might be the only option for the club. The resulting nine-point penalty would all but confirm their relegation, while the embarrassment of a member of the world's richest league befalling such a fate should at least force the authorities into some action.
However, even if the club does manage to avoid a points deduction the football odds suggest they will be playing in the Championship next season anyway.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has promised a thorough investigation of the takeover and he revealed new rules that come into force next month will force all clubs to disclose whether they have enough funds to operate and to handover authorised audited accounts to ensure financial transparency. Sadly for Portsmouth it too little too late.
Like any occasion where tragedy has to strike before preventative measures are put in place, Portsmouth are now a sorry new benchmark of how not to run a football club. And while the club's owners share the blame, the Premier League must take their share of responsibility for allowing these people to get in control in the first place.
On the pitch, the forthcoming Premier League fixtures might offer Portsmouth a chance of redemption as they face Sunderland, Stoke and Burnley in their next three games.
However, they will need to take all nine points if they are to have any chance of staying up.