Well, season ticket sales are up, and I believe they are our highest ever numbers, so not everything is bleak.Understandably, people never want to accept the reality when from all empirical evidence the economic reality for the next 5 years is grim - the ostrich position is more comfortable. When they're queuing for half a mile for a loaf of bread maybe it will hit home.
Interesting that many posters don't want Matt to be given a couple of hundred thou to invest in players, but are quick to dismiss/get angry about
any doubts that investing 3m at a time of severe national and international economic downturn.
The previous contractor withdrew because costs were rising. The rise in costs then were just the tip of the iceberg.
Everything will increase considerably : cost of production and installation (materials, transport salaries) will surely shoot up.
Let me repeat that I'm all for the development of C & F and it is badly needed, and of course I have no doubts about the integrity of the Trust or the contractors, but imo due to the current economic conditions we should focus on doing well in League One, which will be a money earner, not a drain or risk.
The previous contractor withdrew, citing the change in materials/costs compared to when they originally tendered. I don't know exactly when their tender was submitted, but Trust members were balloted in October last year, so probably in August/September. The economic sh1tshow has largely happened since then, with Ukraine, energy prices, cost of living etc etc. The new contractor will have costed inclusive of that massive rise in prices and if they are starting work this month, then they'll be confident about the cost of materials. So for me, because the time between their revised tender and project start date is very small, the risk of further inflationary increases is minimal.