The Grumpy Loyal wrote: We're simply getting to the crux of this whole saga (original poster's phraseology removed due its racist undertones), and sadly for those who claimed James Brent "bleeds green", and "gets it" and has "bought in to everything PAFC" (paraphrase perhaps), they are being shown to have been completely wrong - as some of us shouted from the rooftops from the very start.
The fella is quite simply as ruthless and hardnosed a businessman as you will ever come across. He will not entertain any sort of shortfall in his outlay (i.e. loans to the club). He has no love for PAFC, as some would have us believe. His sole intention now is to get out having not incurred any personal losses.
Nikkks defence of JB is admirable, but there is no comparison between someone who is quite obviously a mad keen fan (nikkk) and is looking to throw money, however relatively small, into the club for relatively little in return by way of sponsorship, and Brent who has brokered loans to the club whilst desperately trying to get HHP off the ground to enable the money-making part of the whole scheme (millbay) to begin.
From a business point of view I can totally understand that actually. I just wish it hadn't been dressed up as anything other than a (hopelessly failed) business opportunity from the start.
For Brent, PAFC is/was an unwelcome but neccesary distraction that has/had to be kept alive if the real profit making elsewhere in the city was to be realised.
That has all now come to a grinding halt, and I'll bare my arse on the top of Smeatons Tower if JB is travelling to fourth/third division sh1tholes every other week as a 'fan' in two or three years time.
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Are you actually taking the pi$$? I'd be utterly amazed if such a tenously outdated link that two rhyming words commonly used every day meaning, and I quote:
"the heart of the matter, the basic essentials, the harsh realities"
would case serious offence.
Classic case of playing the man, not the ball. A new low for this site.
Anyone interested please fell free to PM me to make up your own minds.