X Isle wrote: jerryatricjanner wrote: X Isle wrote:
James Brent. I've said it at least 10-20 times now, at least half of them to you directly, no-one can be that obtuse Marin(er) so as I know you are trying to wind me up, I refuse to bite.
Peeps, this head in the sand attitude is what causes me to come back and explain the same things again and again, so when you get the nark that i'm "banging on" you need to bear in mind who is causing the repetition
But Smiffy, all you have come up with is a name. Put some meat on the bones, what does he offer exactly and can he provide it?
OK, seeing as you asked nicely, as did Frank...........
We know who he is and what he looks like (see 1,2,3&4).
He has stated quite publicly his position (see 2&4).
The reason for his interest was a noble one, a footballing one. He wants Argyle to survive as a football club so Plymouth and the South-West Peninsula had football league representation. Many misconstrued as 'reluctance' his back-stop position a) he was hoping for a sugar daddy when all we got was a dodgy uncle and b) a reluctant but noble and capable man beats an enthusiastic self interested and incapable one every day (see 3&5).
He is a noble individual as evidenced by the waiving of his Plymouth development fee. Doesn't do things just for personal gain (see 1&4).
He is Plymouth literate, by which I mean he already has the ties with PCC and local business that Heaney has so palpably failed to engage with (see 1&5).
He knows what the football creditors rule is
He didn't seek to b*llsh*t us, he was clear we were to be run sell sufficiently (see 1&4).
Above all he has a proven through his track record in business ESPECIALLY in the salvage of businesses in administration (see 1&3).
He's never overseen the liquidation of one of his companies (see 1&3).
He isn't looking to develop the ground (see 1,2&5).
He intends to keep Home Park and Plymouth Argyle Football Club together. The myth that sprung up about there being a precondition of sale to PCC is just rubbish. When asked about selling HP to someone for profit he replied that the only people he'd consider selling to in the future was PCC. What was actually a reassuring statement about keeping all facets of the club united was spun into something it wasn't - a desire to sell to PCC. He was hugely maligned by that spin. (see 1&5).
He will pay off the debts, in full, in one go, not defer the debts onto the football club for future settlement (see 1&3).
I've tried to keep that focused on the positive but I can't escape the point that in all those points you must compare and contrast with the PB's we have today, you will find stark contrasts
Can he deliver?. Yes he can. No-one comes with a guarentee, you have to weight up the likelyhood, the probability and with James Brent you need look no further than his business portfolio - a string of successful companies most salvaged from the scrap head........which is where we find ourselves.
He always represented the best alternative for the fans and most certainly for football as he kept everything together, all available options for future development would remain under him, a mutual benefit from those developments would also remain (not just a foreign ownership property cream off).
So there you have it, those were the qualities that first made me nail my colours to his mast, i've been entirely consistent in my support throughout as at no point have I saw anything better in the other alternatives. I understand why BG picked made the wrong choice (from fans and footballs perspective) but this time is now overdue to reverse that decision because Heaney can't deliver, he no longer represents "the best deal for creditors", James Brent does.