Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide.
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see.
I’m just a poor boy,I need no sympathy.
Because I’m easy come,easy go,
little high,little low,
Anyway the wind blows,doesn’t really matter to me.
Don’t know why but these lyrics keep entering my head. It’s how I feel about County’s plight now. As an ordinary Joe, a Trust member who never did much, I just feel things have now slipped away so far that no matter what we do as members, as bucket shakers, lottery ticket sellers etc makes no difference.
Despite the two recent forums I feel I know only a small fragment of what should be known. Despite all the statements, all the fighting talk why do I feel the fire has gone out of the Trust lamp?
Is the Trust now effectively preparing for a new future? Surrendering control to an outside consortium, the details of which are certainly not known to the ordinary fan or Trust member.
I just get the feeling that all the major players have got their pieces into place and we will be going into administration in the next week or so. Those ‘pieces’ will them be brought into play. A consortium will take over, the Trust will be given a token position (in an attempt to appease certain sponsors)
What is happening to the four year season ticket offer to be available to up to 400 fans? Surely if the Trust is serious about a Trust run future this should be ready to go go go right now? No doubt there will be legal points to be checked over.
Tick, tock, tick, tock.
Or maybe, just maybe, if we have surrendered, then the 4-year season ticket will most definitely not be part of an incoming consortiums plans. So we will never see this initiative see the light of day.
Of course all of this may well be for the long term good of Stockport County. The thing is, I will have this lingering feeling I and most other Trust members have been duped, marginalised and taken for mugs. Or maybe I got out the wrong side of bed today.
Anyway, there is a game on this afternoon. Leyton Orient on a sand bed in a stiff breeze and sunny conditions. Ball in the air in the wind? Ball on the ground over the divots? Could make for an exciting game. Orient have had a few decent results of late and their away form is not too bad. So that’s nil-nil then!
If you have anything to add, perhaps an upbeat appraisal to cheer up the grumpy old devil please email stockport @ vitalfootball.co.uk.
Before I go I would like to thank those who have mailed in with their comments. My supposition that Cheshire Sports could see us liquidated would seem to be a little harsh as it was pointed out they would be better off to still see us as a going concern.
Ol’ (and grumpy) Pop
Stockport County Trust. Has the fire gone out?
Is this the real life?