I'm sorry to say this but i think a little bit of realism is required .
1) Plymouth Argyle is a privately owned company that has got itself into financial difficulties . It actually CURRENTLY provides very little in the way of income to the city coffers . There are plenty of other privately owned businesses who would say , quite rightly , if they can have a hand out to help them out where's mine .
2) While Argyle is important to me and you and about 8000 other people thats it . The rest of the population could not care less . That is their perogative . They may actually be of a mind to go if it cost less to get in , they may not . Theres not a lot that you or I can do about it .
3) Plymouth city council along with every other council is having to make massive cuts over the next four years . That means job losses . If you were one of those people how would you feel if the council gave away money that could have kept you in a job .
4) £20m reserves for a council the size of Plymouth is in the scheme of things not a massive amount of money .