SIR – The article in which Chris Mitchell calls for “a compelling business case” for the above reminds me of Oscar Wilde’s saying “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing”.

It betrays his lack of knowledge about the importance of football in people’s daily lives. If this was an application for an arts workshop, a community centre or a church would he base his decision on a ‘business case’? Some things are more valuable than money.

As Bill Shankly once said “some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that”.

That is how its supporters feel about Worcester City FC.

I am sure the club will present a cogent business case, but that should not be the sole consideration.

At present the club plays to a few hundred estranged from their home town, but if a new stadium is built who knows how many will attend? In the 1989 film Field of Dreams (based on a real story) it is said “build it (the stadium) and the people will come”. Let’s hope that happens.

Tim Munslow

Lower Broadheath