How would we want funds allocated?
Pompeyrug (congratulations again) asked me if id put down a word or two about the vote, Rug knows my day tends to be quite long so here goes. Firstly there are two things I must declare.
1, I have been watching the indecision of the vote avidly, this vote was pretty much a three way race right up to Wednesday and I think just maybe some people have been "accidently" of course clicking more than once on the voting buttons - yes - I know how it goes, the optical mouse just seems to have a mind of its own, it's not your fault is it, just happens!
2, The idea for putting a vote to the learned of Vital Pompey came from my complete lack of ability to make a decision on the answer to my own question; where did I want Pompey's budget spent? This came as a bit of a shock to me as I make reasonably expensive business decisions every day, and, as you will all ably testify, I am very proud of my own opinion.
The fan in me screamed THE TEAM, THE TEAM ! An ASSISTANT MANAGER and THE TEAM!! The professional in me thought NO BE SENSIBLE just enough team money to get by, maybe make the play offs but the off the field issues need resolving once and for all.,
Ah, but then, I thought if Pompey don't win games,14,000 will become 10,000. Then no money for off the field stuff and people will go to support Bristol instead! Maybe, just maybe it should be split 50/50 - or was that the worst of both worlds? I agonised over the decision, paced round in circles like I'd dropped a fiver in the pub. In the end I decided that the only sensible approach would be to close my eyes and click- result ? My team came second.
I can happily accept the result of the vote, I don't think any answer was an own goal except maybe the team that came last.. I think this vote also acts as a fairly accurate barometer of Pompey fans as a whole, they have been both chastened and enlightened by the last two years and clearly confirms VP fans are more learned.
PUPPFC's money pit will definitely have a bottom and budget balanced; how do you want funds allocated?
Major share to the team 38%
Enough to survive, rest to infrastructure/stadium 37%
50/50 split 19%
Major share for the infrastructure/stadium 4%
Balanced? Don't care as long as we win 2%Written by russellm
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