This weekend’s Cancer ‘EXCLUSIVE‘ by Ian “The Tumour” Onions claiming Stevie Lansdown has ditched his Tesco on Ashton Gate plan in favour of a Sainsburys on Ashton Gate plan asks more questions than it answers.
Like where the hell did this story come from? Is it true? And who was the source?
The story certainly didn’t appear to come from the club who initially met Onions’ story with a firm “no comment” and then kicked the story further into the long grass today, assuring fans on their website that the existing ‘Tesco’ application is set to go to a planning meeting on November 11.
Nor did the story come from the Supporters Club who told the Blogger on Saturday, “[We] can confirm that the existing application has NOT been withdrawn.”
Why on earth would the club give the Cancer a story and then decline to comment on it beyond rejecting one of its central claims? Namely, that “[the] planning application which was due to be heard next month at a special council meeting is expected to be withdrawn.”
So where else might this story have come from?
Well, Bristol’s Lib Dems seem happy to talk about it. Their Deputy Leader, “Sweaty” Cook appeared on BBC Points West on Saturday evening merrily commenting on the non-story.
He then popped again in today’s Cancer. “I can’t really say anything,” he announced before er, saying quite a lot more on the topic!
Meanwhile on this blog over the weekend Gary Hopkins smugly told us: “Well I did warn you to expect suprises (sic).”
Well, I suppose it is a surprise of sorts Gary, that the Lib Dems are now telling the football club who to sell their ground to from the front page of the Evening Post.
Although it’s somewhat less of a surprise that the club’s ignoring you.
Who’s idea was all this then?