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Shall we not bother then?

I thought the possibility of a new stadium was a good thing, but going on the myriad negative comments on this thread, it seems most people are happy to bumble along in a dilapidated, drafty old pile with no decent facilities. Who said the people of GY were negative and backward looking?

I particularly appreciate the positive spin from Golfer and Herts, both of whom left GY to live elsewhere.


Well I live in town and il say old cover is talking bollox


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Shall we not bother then?

I thought the possibility of a new stadium was a good thing, but going on the myriad negative comments on this thread, it seems most people are happy to bumble along in a dilapidated, drafty old pile with no decent facilities. Who said the people of GY were negative and backward looking?

I particularly appreciate the positive spin from Golfer and Herts, both of whom left GY to live elsewhere.


Not me....get the thing built ASAP

Any latest news on it John ? ........"pretty please".



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Shall we not bother then?

I thought the possibility of a new stadium was a good thing, but going on the myriad negative comments on this thread, it seems most people are happy to bumble along in a dilapidated, drafty old pile with no decent facilities. Who said the people of GY were negative and backward looking?

I particularly appreciate the positive spin from Golfer and Herts, both of whom left GY to live elsewhere.


Well said Ginny. I've been a bit incredulous about some of the comments on this thread.

The only way we can progress is offering 21st century facilities in a 21st century stadium. Not withstanding team performance, the improved matchday experience can only help boost attendances.

I just want to see some progress. We don't seem to be making any ostensible movements forward given the length of time without any news. Council delays, then we make it through one of their hurdles, then the club seems to drag its heels. Weeks turn into months and months into years, a never ending process of inching forward then a long period of silence. Fans need to be sold a future, it can impact on decisions made in the present. ie Club - Stadium's going to be built by 2020. Fans - Ok, we're finding it tough at the moment but we'll stay loyal until then.

The silence is deafening at the minute and a little worrying.

In my mind we've got everything to gain from a new stadium.

My only two reservations are that I'm worried that the stadium design itself won't have the wow factor we all crave and secondly the cost of the aforementioned bridging loan to cover the phased housing plan impacts on the future playing budget, so the entertainment and competitiveness of the team won't match expectation.

After all, we are talking about much bigger numbers than any board member can underwrite if the project comes up against an unplanned for pitfall.

Any news would be welcome to allay any doubts..
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Pretty excrement communications really. I’d have thought a once a month update (even saying there’s no further news) on the OS wouldn’t be difficult to manage. I wrongly imagined that one thing Extreme would be good at was communicating as they seem to have parlayed themselves a role in this project without previous experience. I’d have thought they’d be on the phone saying ‘John, stakeholder engagement. You’ve got to keep the punters up to date.’


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What Bigdog says is bang on for me. The silence is a concern, as is the credibility of the partner at this level, being able to generate the income makes me nervous as in reality when we where doing well gates where not through the roof.

I think it's the only way we can really move forward long term and apart from putting the club in jeopardy we should do all we can to get it built.

Re the design? Well let's submit the plans and then we'll see.





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perhaps an foi request to the council would prompt an update, after all it is public land we are talking about.
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I think the council are patiently waiting for a planning application. There is nothing else they can do until fenty gets his act together.
I  am sure the uncertainty of brexit isn't helping, along with the two town centre developments. Who would gamble on buying in to the stadium project when there could be the potentially massive riverside development and the cinema/restaurants project?  I  know where I would put my money and it wouldn't be the parkway.
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The deal seems straight forward to me. We will give you a big parcel of land at a competitive price with planning in place to build a substantial number of houses, with the proviso that you also build a football stadium, and lease it for a peppercorn rent for the next hundred years to GTFC.
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I think the council are patiently waiting for a planning application. There is nothing else they can do until fenty gets his act together.
I  am sure the uncertainty of brexit isn't helping, along with the two town centre developments. Who would gamble on buying in to the stadium project when there could be the potentially massive riverside development and the cinema/restaurants project?  I  know where I would put my money and it wouldn't be the parkway.


Could be a new username:

getyouracttogether.



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I think the council are patiently waiting for a planning application. There is nothing else they can do until fenty gets his act together.
I  am sure the uncertainty of brexit isn't helping, along with the two town centre developments. Who would gamble on buying in to the stadium project when there could be the potentially massive riverside development and the cinema/restaurants project?  I  know where I would put my money and it wouldn't be the parkway.


Perhaps all Town fans should be demanding another referendum.
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