Sugar daddies are never a good idea......unless you've got one! I think Mr Lansdown neither wants to be, nor seen to be, a sugar daddy. What is more sensible is that he combines his undoubted acumen as a successful businessman with the other essential component of any business and that is exceptional knowledge, judgement and skill in the field of rugby.
One without the other just wouldn't work. And we owe a huge debt of thanks to a long line of men of Bristol who have wrestled with the intractable challenges of making a rugby club, let alone a football club, pay, or at least survive.
Most have had either fatal heart attacks (2 in Bristol's case), near nervous breakdowns (1), no names!, or simple retirement with exhaustion in seeming disgrace and dishonour, alas.
Messrs Chris Booy as previous majority shareholder and his Chief Executive, Mr Steve Gorvett, along with the Board that emerged from the Consortium, including the evergreen Mr Malcolm Pearce, bless him, are therefore to be thanked and congratulated for their fortitude and valour on the Road to Damascus (substitute for Damascus either Ashton Vale or the University of the West of England, (UWE) Sports Complex, Stoke Gifford three miles north of the Memorial Ground
, Bristol or our present home.
These are gentlemen of both distinction and honour and deserve our thanks, applause and continued support, each as best we can. Myself I couldn't run a sweet shop.
Perhaps instead I might be able to express as eloquently as I can on behalf of everyone at Bristol Rugby Club our heartfelt thanks to all who have served and continue to serve our great club and a great big welcome to Mr Steve Lansdown our new owner.
Proud Men of Bristol and Bristol Rugby Club.
further debate in the Evening Post...
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2012 09:51 by WilliamBlessing.