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  • Mitre June 17

Plymouth ex director tries to build bridges

Plymouth almost went out of business after amassing £17 million worth of debt, the club suffered two successive relegations and entered into the one of longest and most publicised administrations seen in British football but the worst legacy of the old board which included Tony Wrathall was that the staff and players were not paid their wages for nearly a year!

Wrathall was a guest of match sponsor Devon Furniture Company at Saturday's match against Hereford United and was present on the pitch to welcome the players as they emerged from the tunnel much to some fans disbelief.

The club badly needs financial sponsorship but times are still raw Wrathall was part of two splinter Argyle companies Home Park Properties Limited was set-up to purchase the Home Park stadium and Home Park Venue Services was a vehicle that would oversee all uses of the stadium.

When Argyle's financial problems finally began to surface Wrathall resigned form both companies.

There can be no doubt that the fans feelings towards the old directors still run strong and Wrathall and the sponsor may have just scored an own goal.

CM

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