I'm not so sure that the PASB is the preferred comms route of JB - I think we need to be a touch careful of reading an opinion stated as fact & then treating it as such.
From what I've heard, the commentary about the PASB being the primary, loud, two-way voice of the (tens of thousands of) fans has been that of the Prof, not JB.
"Preferred" may be going to far, perhaps "formal" in the sense of organised two-way communication. I did make the effort to read the club's own leaflet
The President (extract) wrote:
In a packed meeting of supporters at the Plymouth Guildhall on January 14, Argyle owner James Brent introduced the new ‘legal board’ and invited supporters to form a ‘supervisory board’ to oversee the future of the club and to make sure that never again would the club become disconnected from its supporters.
Mr Brent expressed the hope that the supervisory board would bring issues to the club for discussion and hold the legal board accountable for its decisions. He also suggested that the supervisory board be a vehicle for two way communication with fans.
Further, I think that the popularity-contest approach that we seem to be entering is distasteful & ill-fits with what I think the aim & objectives of the PASB should be. Surely we want the right skill-set above all else?
As hairy j has rightly pointed out, there is a vote and so it is a popularity contest but you are right, a successful PASB will require the right MIX
of skill-sets to be truly successful.
After what we have been through, people with an understanding of business/finance would be an asset, but you don't want 12 accountants. Nothing vexes the fanbase more than a good (or usually, otherwise) pasty but you don't just want 12 fat people. Maybe 12 fat accountants is the answer!?
Seriously though, ideally you want people who can both represent the breadth of the fanbase and provide the mix of skills to "hold the legal board accountable for its decisions". You almost want a sort of shadow cabinet with management, legal, finance, marketing, communications, operating skills.
It's all very well moaning about something but far better to have someone on board who can make constructive suggestions to make things better.
For want of a better phrase, some straight "consumers" are also invaluable and controversially, it might even benefit from having a non-Argyle fan on board to try and ensure that the head has some influence over the heart but that is another matter altogether.
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