demportdave wrote:davie nine wrote: All the information that I have seen, from owners, directors and staff, since the initial plans were presented for supporters to view, was that phase 2 was included to indicate aspirations for the future with no timescale at all for this phase.
I would assume that there would be no chance unless/until we become established in The Championship.
In other words, you also think it will be sometime never.
When we were a very good Championship club about 11 years ago we were still only getting 13-14000 gates, with a team who were genuine Play-off contenders all season.
If it wasn’t for the Cornish, the gates would have been nearer 10000 such is the apathy of Plymothians. When they refer to a football team as ‘us’ they are usually referring to Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, etc.
So why will we ever need any more that a 17000 capacity?
I would love to see the Grandstand actually finished and not just the half-assed refurb we are getting, with the 2 corners also filled in and the mezzanine level incorporated into the ‘horseshoe’ because that would mean we would be an established Premiership club.
But sadly, it is unlikely to ever happen unless a very rich person decides to buy Argyle as a vanity project.
Why bother? I wonder why it’s only down here we seem to suffer from this small minded apathy?
Imagine in Cardiff ,hull, Brighton ,Bristol city city etc had the same small minded defeatist attitude? All clubs that have had smaller gates than argyle in the same division sometimes even when they were in a higher division , all in super smart stadiums you’d expect to see in a British city in the 21 st century and all near or larger than 30,000. All about expectations and ambition. If you’ve got none you settle for second best and make do. How I envy the ambitious. Cue hysterical, unhinged guff about ‘why don’t you pay for it then’ etc.
I wonder if they apply the same logic every time anyone complains and the trains or hospitals?