dennis the menace wrote:
Reading the paper copy of The Herald this morning part of Heaney plans were to build a multiplex cinema on the car park. He is not quoted dircetly but it is believed that the issue of owning 2 football clubs was the reason for his withdrawal.
Enter Mr Buutivant with some foreign backer with Mr Brent still in the background.
We don't want any 'wise boys' at Home Park. I like the sound of Mr Brent's, albeit low profile, approach.
Low profile is what we need though, no fekkin meglomanic flouncing a la Heaney/Mc666 and no chasing after grand fekkin pipe dreams like the NWO and the World Cup.
If it must be a developer (and we don't have a Jack Walker) then we need a sensible long term strategy that respects the position of the football side of the business and doesn't have many hungry mouths to feed. Brent is a lone party, he doesn't have to keep his consortium or side investors happy he can forge a plan and stick to it with no short term knee jerking or crisis management. He's also just about as familiar as it's possible to be with the City's development plans and processes, something essential to actually getting the job done. I mean, a fekkin multiplex on the car park
. Hotels and conferencing, especially nearer the upper end, Brents background, are long term development strategies, you don't just knock them up and expect a quick return, you have to develop a reputation and a brand that people will trust.
That's why for me it has to be Brent or bust.
Who in the name of all that is holy is this Buttivant character anyway and what can a home counties local councillor bring to the table that an established multi-millionaire hotelier can't?. I'll tell you what he brings, a mystery foreign backer. Oh triffic, more foreign investors. Do we know who they are?, WILL we ever know who they are?, is it a rich tycoon or an NWO style mass investment scam where 100 investors give a bit and are promised returns?.
I can invest no pride, passion or belief in a local councillor (he'll be a fekkin Tory no doubt) fronting a big fat question mark, I couldn't invest pride, passion and belief in Cornwalls poor man's Donald Trump - Donald Duck more like and I will don the smock and sharpen the pitchfork against any NWO involvement.
Brent or Bust (then rebirth!).
PS - Mikey don't you fret over liquidation, it'll hurt but it won't be the end of Argyle. We'll still have Home Park and we'll be back in the league before long
having forged a great new spirit of togetherness and being run, literally this time, by fans for fans as a community club. If we need to worry about anything, it should be football becoming the 'peripheral' activity in the back garden of a commercial goldmine.
I'm a bit concerned that people are now viewing liquidation with the same naivety that some viewed administration (largely the same people that post-administration launched a series of tirades on the administrator for making people redundant, selling players & damaging local businesses...).
Liquidation will be the end of Argyle. There will be no club, no players, no staff & no property. Nothing tangible that can be said to make up Plymouth Argyle will be allowed to remain.
PCC may take back Home Park, but that is an absolutely worse-case scenario for them as they will be then burdened with the ongoing costs, for zero return on any level (be that subjective or objective a la Tinside pool).
As for the likelihood of a rusting 20,000+ stadium being used for non-league football, it just ain't gonna happen - you'd lose £25K + a game.
Do fret Mikey, liquidation is oblivion.