marin(er) wrote: Hey, anyone will listen to you if you are generating a minimum of 10 million per year. It's simple really. The trust will become very very powerful....
Well, there is a fan-owned and run football club with a turnover of approaching £400 million. They are 'more than a club' (TM). So anything's possible.
It's only £4 million and "No ordinary football club".
Barcelona is an altogether different model which owes much to the influence of Catalan nationalism.
Good to see Mariner's feminine side coming out at last with a nudge and a wink toward "doing the right thing". The idea of survival by bellying up has its merits despite the very thought sticking in most craws, where I have to diverge is in the belief that there would be sufficient juice in the support to pressurise the Riddler once you were pottering along in League 2, this is in my opinion the one chance you will get to put a proper community lead initiative in place.
We at ECFC have massaged our turnover up to nearly 4 million from a million and a half 5 years ago without our Trust ever having really grasped the nettle of fund raising, the 23 million pound development of "Sid James", a collaboration between the club, ECC, the Uni and a private development company, would never have happened were we not Trust owned, ok it hasn't happened yet but these are serious people who would not be wasting their time and money if they were not serious.
£10 million a year for a club the size of PAFC with its intrinsic regional importance is probably an undersell, now would be the moment for Mariner to get behind Plan B and turn it into Plan A.