I agree with much of this. We also had a group of people 6/7 who were able and prepared to put in considerable sums in our time of need. This is a different scenario. No current existential threat to the club. The MSG wants to hand over the heavy lifting to the next generation so this proposal is manna from heaven for them. It's hard to get comfortable handing over, say, £10k as effectively a donation in this context - no real shareholder benefits or influence against some vague idea about a budget to get us promoted. I can understand why the "Patron" pledges have been below expectation. The key to promotion isn't just money - ask Sevco, Hibs and DU. I'd be feeling more exercised if my money was to be hypothecated to finish the ground / buy out the Council, rather than go into a short term wages budget. Seems to me this needs a rethink. As for Bryan Jackson, I think you'll find, whilst he may have done a decent job at DUFC, Hearts and and Portsmouth had much to do with Trevor Birch.