Following the bad news that the takeover has collapsed , its really difficult to be optimistic right now.
I guess Kevin Cash has to decide whether to keep on putting more money in to keep the club afloat or cut his losses and bail out completely which presumably would mean administration , a 10 or 15 point deduction and back to League 1 . Presumably we will find out when payroll is due in December or January whether we can hear the sound of plugs being pulled.
In a way , what I find completely depressing is how our club continues to slip down the London pecking order . When I started going as a kid in the mid 60’s , quite a lot of the crowd still remembered how good we’d been in the 40’s and although we’d already slipped down a fair way then , teams like QPR, Watford, Reading and of course Palace & Millwall were still regarded as significantly lesser clubs, let alone the likes of Wimbledon, Wigan & Swansea who didn’t register at all.
The news this morning of a huge proposed development for QPR with a 40,000 seater stadium fills me with envy. How on earth did that happen ? I guess a West London location is always going to be trendier than South East London because its not so far to travel from their homes in Notting Hill or Chelsea for foreign investors like the Mittals and Tony Fernandes.
However with all that building East of the City, surely someone gets it that we could fill a 40,000 seater stadium too.
We need a visionary ( with lots of money) …………………………