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The way it's going the new stadium will be getting built on the old Pleasure Island site in a couple of months  


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The question asked was why didn't the club consider the dock development.
So as stated-at the time peaks parkway was the preferred site which the club pursued.


Obviously the government change of policies towards spending ,plus the government grant and the change in personnel and policy at AB P are 3 huge game changers and couldn't have been foreseen
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Obviously the government change of policies towards spending ,plus the government grant and the change in personnel and policy at AB P are 3 huge game changers and couldn't have been foreseen


Exactly Forza.
The original question was around why wasn't the club pursuing the dock development if land etc was available.
The report at the time explains the reasons.
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I always thought at the time of the report GTFC (i.e. Fenty) originally insisted on the new stadium site and enabling development being on the same site and the land being available within 3-5 years. Those criteria excluded sites such as East Marsh & Garth Lane. I am not saying the criteria was deliberately set to ensure Peaks Parkway won, but that’s how it seemed to me at the time.
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I always thought at the time of the report GTFC (i.e. Fenty) originally insisted on the new stadium site and enabling development being on the same site and the land being available within 3-5 years. Those criteria excluded sites such as East Marsh & Garth Lane. I am not saying the criteria was deliberately set to ensure Peaks Parkway won, but that’s how it seemed to me at the time.


I don't know if that was cynical so much as stupidly restrictive.


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I always thought at the time of the report GTFC (i.e. Fenty) originally insisted on the new stadium site and enabling development being on the same site and the land being available within 3-5 years. Those criteria excluded sites such as East Marsh & Garth Lane. I am not saying the criteria was deliberately set to ensure Peaks Parkway won, but that’s how it seemed to me at the time.


The report was made by an independent consultant, with no axe to grind. There would be no point in Fenty wasting money on a report to agree with what Fenty wanted.
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The report was made by an independent consultant, with no axe to grind. There would be no point in Fenty wasting money on a report to agree with what Fenty wanted.


There was every point. An independent report would hold considerable sway. Fenty could theoretically have said "PP is the only viable site and this proves it." Unfortunately, as always, Fenty completely failed to deliver the new stadium and the report became redundant because of time and because of land becoming available which couldn't have been predicated at the time the report was made.

And the report might have been independent, but the criteria were all set by Fenty and were all criteria which PP provided.
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Really can’t see a new stadium in my life time and am in my 20s hope am wrong


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Unless you are Scottish, your life expectancy is probably mid 70s, so that gives us 50 years by my reckoning. Even Fenty won't be around then, so I think we will have moved by then.
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Unless you are Scottish, your life expectancy is probably mid 70s, so that gives us 50 years by my reckoning. Even Fenty won't be around then, so I think we will have moved by then.


Its ok anyway by then I think football will have self destructed as we know it, financially and spiritually.

It is already happening at the top level. Pretty, often boring, football played by over paid, over hyped players, James Fooking Milner   Jordan Henderson a champions league winner for example.

I am just glad I got to appreciate football in the 90s when football was still football. There was non of this bullshit you get nowadays, tackling actually existed, you would not get sent off for a deliberate foul etc. a proper contact sport with aggression and passion.  

Exhibit A: Montero a childhood hero of mine  



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