brucie wrote:Exactly - and anyone who thinks otherwise should really be confined to a rest home for the terminally gullible.
I realise that I will probably be in the minority here (and elsewhere) but I take a slightly different view on the events unfolding .... in truth probably more in line with that taken by Dave Thomas in this week's podcast - for those that have listened to it.
In order to convey my thoughts I think it best to set them out on a Q & A style format, so here goes .... apologies to those who have absolutely no interests in what I think and whose mind is (probably) already made up!
Do I trust GI ? ..... NO
Do I think that Plainmoor as the home for TUFC should be retained at all costs? NO
Could I see a potentially brighter future for it at (say) the Willows? YES
Do I think that the vast majority of fans/posters who are totally against a move away from TQ1 are probably of a similar age ( born before 1980 shall we say!) to me? YES
Do I think younger fans might be more attracted towards a multi purpose stadium in the centre (lets be honest that is what it is these days!) of town at the Willows ? YES
Do I think TUFC desperately need new income streams in order to have any chance of getting back in the Football League ? YES
Would I prefer a wealthy TUFC fan to own the club and build a new stadium at the Willows? YES
Do I think Torbay Council could build it and retain ownership of the stadium at £ millions cost? NO
Do I think that the future success of TUFC would be better if TUST owned the freehold of Plainmoor? More secure certainly but I have serious doubts abut our ability to maintain a football club at this level, never mind ever getting back into the Football League!
Do I think Gi are going about things the right way ? NO
Do I think they should improve their communication? YES, of course they should!
Do I think they are approaching the "right" people to form a new Board? YES,actually ... await developments!
Do I think we should be cautious and watchful ? Of course we bloody should!
Do I think we should give GI a chance? On balance, YES
Do I believe that in order to for GI to succeed they are wholly reliant on not only Torbay Borough Council, TUST, TUFC fans bit the wider community to succeed? YES
Do I care if GI make a healthy profit from all of this - so long as TUFC benefit ? NO
Do I think my views will garner support from the majority of posters on here and other forums? NO :
I guess I am just one of those gullible twats eh? Whatever, at least I am prepared to keep an open mind!