Just out of curiosity but what did you want them to say?
Does telling the fans that they are doing A (Yes, we are trying to get investors but getting stuck) or B (Yes, we believe the council is trying to screw us around) or C (Yes, we are going to put more money in for the transfer window) behind the scenes instead of just a general "yes, we are making progress" achieve anything?
I prefer they only speak when the talking actually serves a purpose.
Doing anything else just leads to over-analysis by armchair critics regardless of what is said. Coming from the club, there is no such thing as a mild statement. Lets say they announced "Yes, we will be putting in 100m pounds for the next transfer window because the team needs strengthening". What does that achieve except drive up the prices of next window's targets?
At the end of the day, if fans need to feel reassured, it should be from deeds and not words. There is really zero need for them to tell us the details unless it advances the clubs agenda. That's just the way organized and disciplined clubs behave.
not really - the stadium issue is bigger than a transfer budget
we've been 'promised' a stadium for a decade - at one point it was 60 days away - we sold the family silver to carpet baggers in the belief that stadium would be built - two lots of owners have gone because of it
but more than that thousands of local people have had their futures strung out by delay after delay - there's a whole area of the City which has been on hold for a decade or more were lives could have improved , where kids could have grown up differently whilst the club pontificates and procrastinates
ok fsg have had 18 months to try and dig through the mire - but how much have they engaged with the local community - how understanding are they - others would be better placed than me to say - what plans have they actually put in place - could a decision have been reached sooner - if not why not - we've had Ayre suggest that a new stadium is uneconomical without massive investment - we've had Henry state that redevelopment looks impossible because of the council - we've had the council draw several lines in the sand - yes this could all be positioning and posturing but what does it actually mean?
It's a big decision but I'm disapointed there hasn't been more clear information and I'm disapointed we've been through a third learning curve about the whole thing rather than learning from the past and have failed to make a decision or even a recommendation after 18 months.
is a new stadium preferred if the money is available from naming rights - presumably yes because as a business we get a huge sum invested into the business? if so, why dont we know?
if thats the plan how long do we wait? is it dependent upon on field performance? do we have to make the CL to make it reality? If so has it just been postponed 12 months?
is redevelopment only a fall back option, if the naming rights aren't available? If so, at what point does it kick in?
is redevelopment even an option because of the economics - lost revenue, planning permission etc
as a business you may argue you want to keep all this internal - as a central part of a community rebuilding program you can't.
if we dont have the money to do either for the forseeable future then say so and let's move on.
there the main reasons I'm disapointed with fsg on the comms front