John Petrie wrote: Peter Ridsdale is a man of undoubted energy, enthusiasm, experience and ability. There are many question marks over his past and his motives whilst involved at our club, but, he is not in charge of running the club, he is not in charge of the purse strings, and he is not going to be our owner. If we can harness his skill for the benefit of our club without the risks of him repeating any of his past mistakes then he can be a great asset to us. He is a divisive figure, but, let's not get over the top here; he is going to be responsible for one particular area and he will have a corporate governance structure above him.
The last thing we need right now is for fans to be falling out over this. So, let's give him a chance in his new role, one that cannot endanger the future of our club, and hope that he can use his skills and enthusiasm to our benefit.
I'm as cynical as anybody and do worry about peter ridsdale. However, I have been brought round by your overview and if anybody deserves a chance in the role that has been created for him then it is him.
He is a football man and will be in charge of football affairs. Good luck to him.