Ryan Clarke has a new piece at the O talking about the Thorns players pushing for a dedicated training facility and grass at the Civic.
So far as that goes, fine.
Here’s what bugs me about it; the FO spokesperson’s reply:
“Owner Merritt Paulson has committed to investing in a Thorns training facility and is moving the process forward whether a buyer for the team has been identified yet or not. Requirements for the facility are space for one turf and one grass field, in addition to indoor space for a gym, offices, locker room, rehab facilities, dining area and other necessary amenities.”
What happened to the Strong Group?
They seemed pretty “identified” back in 2022. Why even include that line, if, indeed, Peregrine is in negotiation with them?
I hate being paranoid like this, but the secrecy and opacity of the whole sale business is getting to me.
If, as we hope, the sale is in process, why not send your spox out to say something line “…moving the process forward in concert with the prospective buyer(s).“?
Like I said; I really hate being so skittish. But Paulson, plus the blackout, have got me being like this. Ugh.
Anyway, talk me down off the ledge in the comments!