Ernie wrote: Agreed. It's what he doesn't say. As for throwing in the Poyet carrot, we had Holloway & Pulis before him but neither of them believed in the ship that Stapes built.
By the time Holloway and his players jumped ship, even Stapleton knew there was money needed to have a real chance at the level and to get the missing thousands to believe the club meant business. He didn't want to miss out out the possibility of someone else's money paying for success and property development and so the New World was a bodged deal from the outset.
Stapes and his chums had money in the bank and they still had their fingers in the pie.
They should have looked to sell to a Manderic type years before but they got greedy.
Ok, to be fair, give credit to stapleton for bringing in both pullis and holloway. You have a very short memory if you think he could have done anything about their departures.
Anyway, that aside, the article was a very interesting read. I disagree with those who think he's paving a way for a return - Ridsdale has said he'd be off if any of the 7 returned.