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Tony_GTFC
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A mate of mine who supports Sunderland told me there are suggestions they move their weekday training to the South East in order to attract players to a more "glamorous" location. It occurs to me that Town could do the same. Our manager and a lot of the players live in Sheffield which is bang in the middle of the country. How about we train there at least some days of the week then the players travel to Grimsby for "home" games. That way we might be able to get this elusive striker plus improve our squad generally for not much extra cost.


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Like Wimbledon training ( & playing) in Milton Keynes????

IMO it's an appalling idea. IF clubs like ours are to survive they have got to get closer to the communities they represent and training elsewhere sticks two fingers up to the area. Clubs need to do much much more in communities & to re-enforce their identities.
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Isn't Sheffield a bit too far from the changing rooms at Cheapside?
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Isn't Sheffield a bit too far from the changing rooms at Cheapside?


What about the one man and his dog who watch them, who going to pay for his travel?
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Not a good idea at all,

We are Grimsby Town and should be getting the local community involved as much as possible,

BUT

If Town did want to take the odd training day away to a different area,

There is a nice big field next to my bungalow in Suffolk.


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Quoted from Garth


What about the one man and his dog who watch them, who going to pay for his travel?


He'll be alright. You are allowed to take guide dogs on the train.


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Quoted from Tony_GTFC
A mate of mine who supports Sunderland told me there are suggestions they move their weekday training to the South East in order to attract players to a more "glamorous" location. It occurs to me that Town could do the same. Our manager and a lot of the players live in Sheffield which is bang in the middle of the country. How about we train there at least some days of the week then the players travel to Grimsby for "home" games. That way we might be able to get this elusive striker plus improve our squad generally for not much extra cost.



Great idea and maybe solve the location problem that has handicapped this club on future possible signings.
If an idea like this improves competitiveness why not.

As far as getting the local community more involved, i believe a lot of fans are staying away at the moment and some may find other interests and disappear forever.
Success breeds success.


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Why not move the ground/club and get a larger fan base too!!!!!!



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It's not ideal but if it makes the difference between attracting good players then it may be worth considering


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He'll be alright. You are allowed to take guide dogs on the train.


The key question is can you take a flask on there?


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