The Continuing Take-Over Woes Of Plymouth Argyle

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  1. RJH says:

    You forgot to mention that Heaney is also chairman of Truro FC, and therefore can’t be involved in a takeover of Argyle because no-one is allowed to be involved with two clubs at the same time, according to FA rules. Even more baffling therefore that he has become the “preferred bidder”

  2. Lindsay Jones says:

    Buttivant is a tyre kicking no mark.We had him at Wrexham a few years ago and Argyle would be well advised to steer clear.
    having said that the alternatives look grim.There must be someone of integrity left in the South West?

  3. Peter Parry says:

    The city slickers have been found out by the country bumpkins,or am I mistaken?

  4. Iggy says:

    The trouble with all this is that we have only a few weeks until the start of the season, Buttivant has no money (allegedly) and Brent has no interest, and there is no time to resurrect their bids if they were able. If this is all kicked out by the FL whilst some fans will be filled with glee that Ridsdale has failed to get his club we as a club will have disappeared without a trace. TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

  5. Frank Chickens says:

    Another interesting, but bleak chapter in this black farce where the incompetent and untrustworthy have lead roles.

    I hope that the Pilgrims are soon associated with someone whose scruples are not in question.

  6. SjMaskell says:

    Ridsdale, Bates and Peter Storrie (now in the chair at Liss Athletic). Pompous and self-deluded they may be, but who keeps letting these serial failures back into football?

  7. Richard Turner says:

    Does anyone how Guilfoyle actually got appointed as the administrator? Given his previous involvement with Risdale at Leeds, something about this is VERY fishy.

  8. Ian says:

    The administrators are usually appointed by the directors or senior management of the company. It is, shall we say, one of the more head-scratching aspects of insolvency law.

  9. mark says:

    The worst thing that happened to Argyle was the City Council selling them Home Park and the surrounding ground. Without that I’m pretty certain Risdale, Guilfoyle, Heaney, etc would not be anywhere near the club. It it true the ‘administrators’ are on £284 PER HOUR for, well, administrating??? No wonder they are in no rush to go anywhere. At the moment only the Conference league beckons, Oxford, Luton, Wrexham all went that way after terrible mismanagement, I think we’re next.

  10. SW says:

    “And, of course, an administrator’s remit is simply to get the most money for creditors – all other issues are secondary. ” A task that didn’t begin to occur to the administrators at Leeds when Ken Bates retook control. Although of course he wasn’t the owner.

  11. Once again, ill informed, probably actionable nonsense fron individuals who themselves hide behind initials rather than identifying themselves. One for thje lawyers to look at I fear.

  12. Tom Bowden says:

    Ridsdale, get out the westcountry, it is not you home, you know diddly shite about PAFC. Thanks for bringing our club to the brink of extinction and becoming the sick joke of the football league.

  13. Dan says:

    Attempting to silence fair criticism through no doubt empty threats of legal action? That’s straight out of the scoundrel playbook (cf Stephanie Booth) and it’s somehow reassuring to see Ridsdale playing to type.

    Seems clear that Peter will end up in a courtroom soon, one way or another. Best of luck, eh.

  14. jabba the gut ecfc says:

    Interesting how Peter Ridsdale can find the time to react to criticism with such alacrity, yet never seem quite so keen to explain the regular backtracking and half-truths that appear to be a feature of his involvemnet with Plymouth.

    The latest in the series is his claim that the alternative rescue bid waiting in the wings is a non-starter and that unless the current deal (which gives him the club for a pound) goes through the club will fold. However he previously claimed that the club could survive for a year in administration.

    Which is it?

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