At the risk of being shot down in flames again over the issue of our council being incompetent, the squabbling and infighting over the pros and cons of the stadium have now cost us our High Performance Manager who clearly stated in his interview that he would have remained in situ had there been a degree of certainty over the future.
That uncertainty is also driving our best players out of the county and will no doubt prove to be an obstacle in attracting suitable replacements though we do have a good record on that front.
Let's be clear, the Pirates need a stadium but so do all of the other up and coming sportsmen in the county. Which is the best stadium in Cornwall? Camborne, perhaps? That probably equates to a non-league football club and rugby is supposedly the national sport of Cornwall. No disrespect to Camborne but that is a disgrace.
There is one, yes one footballer in the Premiership that hails from Cornwall (Matthew Etherington). Does that mean that the Cornish can't play football? No, of course not. What it reflects is lack of suitable facilities and exposure.
There will be many more sportsmen and women from the Duchy who rise to the top if our councillors can unite behind this "once in a lifetime" opportunity.
And as Chris Sterling alluded to, the spin offs in terms of revenue being spent in the county by visiting fans would be significant.
Businessmen much smarter than me have posted letters in support of the stadium with regards to increased income into the county, so I don't understand why our elected representatives cannot unite "One And All" behind such an iconic and revolutionary opportunity that is within our grasp.
County Hall, get your act together. Recognise what this means to the county, stop dithering, unite behind this project and make it happen........