The original argument was that clowes was just buying the land for redevelopment and club would go to wall. I could see that happening with some purchasers, but not Clowes from his past support for Derby.
I’m pretty certain he wouldn’t buy it to relocate the club and then build houses on Pride Park. Even in third division Derby will get gates over 20k probably. To build a new stadium to latest safety standards and allow for them hopefully getting back into Chsmpionship would cost a fortune. The reason Derby won the Tribunal appeal on the sale of the stadium to Morris was that the rebuilding costs of Pride Park would be about £80m. Even cheap land needs infrastructure and roads etc. which would add to that cost.