Registered On: December 24, 2013
The land will almost certainly be less valuable than it was because bricks and mortar retailers are struggling and GP is a prime retail site. As a football ground it will have little value. This is why Swann wanted to move grounds in the first place because that would have enabled him to maximise the value of the GP land, which made a lot of sense.
As for Swann now owning the land, as always there are pros and cons on all sides. At the moment it’s impossible to say whether this is a good or a bad thing for the club because that will ultimately depend on what Swann wants to do with the land and the club.
I personally feel bitterly disappointed by the way things have gone over the past few years and can fully understand why people would like Swann to go. However, one thing that people should bear in mind is that if Swann was only interested in making money from the club he’d have done so a long time ago. So, anyone who believes this latest move is a cynical ploy is kidding themselves.
It could work out very well for the club. We’ll just have to wait and see.