Suc­cess should come be­fore new sta­dium

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Opinion - David Gwyther CBE Lim­p­ley Stoke, Bath

I’M no rugby ex­pert, so am I miss­ing some­thing in this dra­matic pro­mo­tional scheme to plonk a huge sta­dium into the mid­dle of a small city like Bath?

Shouldn’t it re­quire the club con­cerned to at least be a bit suc­cess­ful? At the time of writ­ing, win­ning only three of its 13 games so far this sea­son, con­ced­ing far more points than it has scored, and now get­ting me­dia men­tions as a rel­e­ga­tion can­di­date, doesn’t look like suc­cess to me.

Per­haps, as the ev­i­dence sug­gests, the club’s man­age­ment re­ally is more in­ter­ested in prop­erty de­vel­op­ment than build­ing a suc­cess­ful club? What would I know, though?

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