Not wishing to add to or detract from the argument of fan ownership but will give a personal point or two around the subject, that maybe applies to the majority, who knows, of our support.
I personally, want nothing to do with 'owning' the club. I contribute through ST's and other ways, as do a lot of others but even if I had huge sums of money, I'd try and benefit Thistle, without becoming an owner of some kind.
The reason for this, and it becomes more difficult as you get older, is that I hanker for the days when as a child, I adored everything about this Club. And I mean everything.
It's clear from reading some posts from denismcquade, and some of the responses, that others feel similarly.
IMO, this feeling can only come from a place that puts the Club above the fan and that's how I want it to be. I support Thistle and have no wish to become Thistle.
It takes a special character to run any business and most people are not of that character. It frightens the life out of me, to think that a bunch of 'us', could be running the Club I love.
A vote about certain things here and there, but that's it for me. Leave the running of the Club to the experts - I realise many will have views here as to whether or not they are experts......
I'm sure Colin Weirs legacy was about protecting the Club, by putting it in the hands of the people that care most and I'm also sure he wouldn't have expected the result to be so divisive. I hope a resolution comes about reasonably quickly and we can start to enjoy this season a bit more.
Afterall, this could be a big one. I just have a sneaky feeling about that.