For some unaccountable reason, the council still won't "buy into their vision" and the begging bowl remains empty. Such a shame the redevelopment of Fratton Park is "not in their hands." Still, there are plenty of people to blame: Network Rail, The Highways Agency, local residents, the local council and even the government!
All this is sadly preventing them bringing the old girl "into the 21st Century." But as Caitlin sagely points out, the government's probably got better stuff to be doing. He regrets that if their "problems prove insurmountable" they may have to remain a global 19th Cen