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Maringer
October 7, 2014, 9:01am
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I did actually mention that I have seen the plans to level the high-rise flats and you quoted the part of my post which noted this.  

I wasn't keen on the Great Coates site (selfishly as it is miles away from my home in Clee), but I think the current plan for one near to Peaks Parkway isn't bad. The community aspects of the proposal are good (from the little I've read) and the chances of moving there seem much better than any other options which have been mooted.

I understand the concept of a new stadium in a redeveloped Freeman Street area but the funding for such a massive redevelopment simply doesn't exist in the current climate. The council has no money so couldn't back it. The club has no money so couldn't fund it. The government has continued to ratchet back capital spending unless it is something high profile as HS2 (the exact opposite of what should have been done following a recession, naturally). Most importantly, I can't imagine any large property developers willing to make the huge investment required for such a scheme in an impoverished small northern town such as our own. There just isn't the money to be made here when they can just find bits of land to build small housing estates in the south east or on the outskirts of major cities and get guaranteed and quick returns.
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I did actually mention that I have seen the plans to level the high-rise flats and you quoted the part of my post which noted this.  

I wasn't keen on the Great Coates site (selfishly as it is miles away from my home in Clee), but I think the current plan for one near to Peaks Parkway isn't bad. The community aspects of the proposal are good (from the little I've read) and the chances of moving there seem much better than any other options which have been mooted.

I understand the concept of a new stadium in a redeveloped Freeman Street area but the funding for such a massive redevelopment simply doesn't exist in the current climate. The council has no money so couldn't back it. The club has no money so couldn't fund it. The government has continued to ratchet back capital spending unless it is something high profile as HS2 (the exact opposite of what should have been done following a recession, naturally). Most importantly, I can't imagine any large property developers willing to make the huge investment required for such a scheme in an impoverished small northern town such as our own. There just isn't the money to be made here when they can just find bits of land to build small housing estates in the south east or on the outskirts of major cities and get guaranteed and quick returns.


Seems we're doomed then .
Goodnight god bless .
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In Rugby Union Wasps are about to move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena. That's quite trek for any of there fans who live in London or Wycombe (where they currently play).

Perhaps we should just move our franchise to somewhere with a nice stadium?


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Perhaps we should just move our franchise to somewhere with a nice stadium?


Darlington?


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Darlington?


Boston? Last seasons most prolific strikers already there
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Knock all the high rise flats down, knock all freemo down, and build a new community stadium and new complex of shops, flats and housing there.

A mini Tottenham project.

Straight off the M180 still plus the railway is really close, no fathing about, get Grimsby Town to work alongside the Council, Shoreline, and developers, and help the whole area.

Imagine Freeman Street looking something like this!  That's what you call regeneration!

[img]http://i.imgur.com/9NX4JZe.jpg[/img]


I always had the impression that the football club is more of a nuisance to the council, especially a particular councillor, who in my opinion would protest about us trying to get a ground anywhere we wanted, even if it was in London.


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