Womble wrote:esmer wrote:John Petrie wrote: Esmer, are you suggesting that the club is a more attractive investment without the ground and the land?
Are you also suggesting that we would be better off hoping that Mr. Ridsdale may be able to attract investment into a League 2 club, in order to pay off some of its debt, rather than having the possibility of being a beneficiary of development of the land and the ground?
If so, how so?
All the equity in the ground and land will be gone paying off the debt, but a football club, particularly one with our potential, does have value in it's own right and maybe Ridsdale can find someone interested in investing. I'm not over optimistic but at least there would be a straw to clutch at. I would say, however, it doesn't seem Ridsdale's style to be involved with a cash strapped club entrenched in the lower reaches of League 2, maybe he does have big plans.
He had big plans at his previous clubs, he gambled and lost. We don't need that approach here.
Although i'm not by any means a Ridsdale fan,i wouldn't say that a squad of good quality CCC players who consistently challenge for promotion,a brand new ground and regular gates of 20000 plus represent a losing gamble or an unwanted legacy from his time at Cardiff.Certainly beats selling all of your best players,not developing a single brick of the stadium,going bankrupt and dropping two divisions ,which was the reward for the "gamble" taken by our worthy directorship.