Stapleton was a good chairman for Argyle. His mistake was selling to the wrong people.
From what I understand, he was duped alongside the rest of us. Some say he walked away with a profit, I don't know if that's true. But even so, I don't think he anticipated what Todd and Gardner were really up to. Well spoken confidence trickers are not always easy to spot, especially when they come with knighthoods etc.
I don't blame Stapleton or any of them for the admin mess, as they all lost a lot of money. If the World Cup thing had come off we would have had a state of the art stadium as a platform for greater things. If anything not having a plan B was their downfall.
Roman Abramovich, that wink and the greedy snake pit of Fifa, as well as the pressure of trying to compete with the parachute funded wages of the Championship is what did for us.
However I can't forgive Stapleton for allowing Seip to go on loan to Blackpool, without a clause preventing him from playing against us, enabling him to score the only goal of the game that contributed to our relegation, and then to top it all, giving him the thumbs up instead of two fingers when he celebrates for all to see.