I didn't realise until this morning that he only came out about it because a tabloid had threatened to out him anyway, and had sent journalists to his parents' home to seek their reaction.
How the f*ck does this still happen in this day and age? Given the positive reaction he's received, surely he should be naming and shaming both the tabloid which was essentially blackmailing him, as well as the journalists involved?
Would it not be worth the club's while to announce that, if there is excessive demand for tickets later in the competition, a certain level of priority will be given to those who have attended previous games in the tournament?
I know most people would be covered by ST or Silver priority levels, but it might do something to boost attendances.
For me, ideally, the sole priority factor should we get to Wembley would be number of trophy home matches already attended, with ST and Silver members taking second and third place.
I'll admit that this week I've felt fairly ambivalent about the whole Bury/Bolton debacle; if you spend beyond your means, why should you expect anyone else to bail you out? As one Bury black pudding seller said in an interview, if he were to go to the wall, why should the baker pay to keep him afloat?
That changed walking to the ground today, and seeing all the people around me for whom Portman Road has been part of their Saturday routine 23 times a year ever since they can remember.
I parked in the same spot, took the same route to the ground and town, popped the same long-odds accas on at the same bookie, and then came back to the ground to have the same burger as usual from the same burger stand (the one opposite the away end FYI. If you don't get your pre-match burger from there, why not?).
Anyway, I digress.
I listened to some Bolton fans on R5L on the drive to Ipswich, and got to thinking "if the same were to happen to Town, I'd blooming miss this". Sure, there'd be a phoenix club with the same badge and the same colours. It'd be as close to the real thing as possible, but it still wouldn't be the same. It'd be like losing your partner in an horrific accident, and replacing them with one of those freakily lifelike latex dolls. It just wouldn't be quite right.
Whatever the pros and cons of Evans' ownership are, I just count myself lucky that I still have a club to come and cheer on today. Reading an article this morning which highlighted the number of clubs that had issues paying their players last season, it really rams it home that it can happen to any one of us. Then you read that Ken Anderson had been sniffing around the club at the same time as Evans, and it all becomes a bit too close for comfort.
I'd hazard a guess that probably 60 of the 72 EFL clubs are one final net loss too many, or one poor owner away from ending up like Bolton or Bury, us included.
Say what you like, but today I feel very fortunate.
What will the league do with regards to the final day of the season?
Without any tweaks being made to the fixtures, Oxford and Fleetwood would finish their campaigns on the penultimate weekend.
Given that the EFL like to have all of the final fixtures kick off at the same time in order to keep them competitive, surely they'd have to juggle things so that there can be a full programme on final day?
I think I echo most of the more reasonable/realistic posters on here by asking just how many billionaires are looking to buy football clubs at the moment, and how many of those would be interested in buying a second/third tier provincial club.
My worry, if Marcus was to sell the club, is the kind of buyer he would be able to attract. Ken Anderson is likely to be in the market for a new club sometime soon, and then there are the various basket cases who tried and failed to buy Bolton.
I want someone in charge of the club who is going to drive it to be sustainable, and make sure that we have a club to support in 10-20 years time. Oh how Bolton and Bury must wish they'd had the boring stability of Evans at the helm...
I honestly think that if Evans was to actively try and sell the club, we'd be more likely to end up with a worse owner than equal or better. In fact, I reckon those odds would be 80:20 or worse. For me the ultimate priority is having a club, and if there were only two choices on offer, I'd much rather have us bumble around the Championship for the next five hundred years, than go bust in ten years time after having sp*nked all out money on winning the Champions League.
Given that most of the controversy with VAR surrounds the highly-marginal decisions such as in the Cameroon and USA matches in the Women's World Cup, and the Netherlands game in the Nations League, is there a case for allowing these sort of decisions to stand based on the original decision?
I was just remembering the old fireplace showroom that used to be on St Helen's Street by the junction with Grimwade Street (a couple of doors up from Golding's Butchers). You don't see places like that any more...
What other businesses seem to have dropped off the face of the earth in the last generation?