As things stand, the only way the PASB will become a long term and relevant body is for the first elected group to coalesce quickly, agree on a constitutional framework and then start doing something useful that connects them to the fanbase at large.
It could happen. But it would require a significant step change in the dynamic we've seen so far, from all concerned.
I tend to agree with much of what you have written here.
The first job was always to prepare a constitution although that will need to be voted on (?) which must be open to all sections of the Argyle family to be active and take part in.
Ofcourse, from day one it will need to be up to being relevent and open because from Day1 it will be the only group with regular "face to face" time with the Board. It will be no good hiding for 12 months, writing a constitution as the job for which tthe PASB was designed happens from Day 1. Ofcourse, that is my opinion, others may not wish it to hold the Board to account or act as a conduit for the Fans and Board. That ofcourse will be up to those writing the constitution, so I hope members will be able to vote on the final draft.
You are right to highlight that particular Q and A.
"Question to James and Peter: What is the intention behind having both the PASB and the Argyle Fans’ Trust?
Answer: The PASB has been created as the Board wants every Club Member to have a vote and it gives a voice to those fans that don’t want to pay £10 to join the Trust. Therefore we believe that the PASB enables better representation of fans. The Trust is admired and the view is that the Board would be happy for the Trust and PASB to potentially become one body at some stage."
The aspirartion of JB for all member fans to have a vote may well be taken away at the first hurdle by those writing the Constitution. They may change those who are allowed to vote.
The idea of the Trust and PASB becoming one body was a diplomatic answer as it would fly in the face of creating the PASB in the first place. Saying that, I think the Board will rue the day it sat on its hands on the sidelines. I would love to know how the acting CEO has advised the Board on this issue since the Guildhall meeting as he appears to be so hands free I hear around HP he is now called "Bluetooth"
Still, ballots are being sent out this Friday, Saturday we have the Hustings, which I am really looking forward to. Perhaps we will hear from some of those almost gaurenteed a seat who have remained so silent for so long?
There again, dont hold your breath.