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« Reply #5895 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 17:30:38 »

Bournemouth

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62933779
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« Reply #5896 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 17:54:51 »

One has to ask why STFC appears to be unattractive to 'high profile' investors ...
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« Reply #5897 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:15:33 »

One has to ask why STFC appears to be unattractive to 'high profile' investors ...

Have you seen the Bus Station?
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« Reply #5898 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:18:40 »

Have you seen the Bus Station?

Not since 20 August
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« Reply #5899 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:23:47 »

If you go with scenery alone we're never going to compete with the Bournemouth coastline.
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« Reply #5900 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:24:29 »

If Maxim Denim wanted to start again and repeat what he did at Bournemouth, Iím sure weíd all welcome him with open arms. Where was that report that said we were one of the most attractive clubs for investment in the country?
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« Reply #5901 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:28:03 »

The proof of the pudding is in the actual level of investment
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« Reply #5902 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:33:24 »

The proof of the pudding is in the actual level of investment

Limited expansion of fanbase - so while it is good for this level, we already have teams either side of us that take the people interested in sport but with no affiliation.  Swindon is big, 30 miles around is not.

Limited chance of ROI - ground isn't yet owned, even when it is the footprint is limited and development options are limited.

Dormitory nature of residents - lots of people live in Swindon because cost of housing is cheaper, they are already supporters of other teams.  Swindon itself is not that wealthy, so not as big return on assets values as you might get in a Bournemouth, not as much opportunity to cream extra money from people (just look at the reaction to price increases when we should be the most expensive club to watch in this Division).
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« Reply #5903 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 18:36:41 »

Limited expansion of fanbase - so while it is good for this level, we already have teams either side of us that take the people interested in sport but with no affiliation.  Swindon is big, 30 miles around is not.

Limited chance of ROI - ground isn't yet owned, even when it is the footprint is limited and development options are limited.

Dormitory nature of residents - lots of people live in Swindon because cost of housing is cheaper, they are already supporters of other teams.  Swindon itself is not that wealthy, so not as big return on assets values as you might get in a Bournemouth, not as much opportunity to cream extra money from people (just look at the reaction to price increases when we should be the most expensive club to watch in this Division).

Yes - I think that I have alluded to these key points in the past
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« Reply #5904 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:39:27 »

it's ok, we are getting a £35M bus boulevard replacing Flemming Way road.

it's not just a bit of grass and some new bus stops.. nope.

musk or bezos do you think?
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« Reply #5905 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 19:44:17 »

An investment which nobody gives a fuck about
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« Reply #5906 on: Friday, September 16, 2022, 20:23:45 »

it's ok, we are getting a £35M bus boulevard replacing Flemming Way road.

it's not just a bit of grass and some new bus stops.. nope.

musk or bezos do you think?

Once complete, will JBZ be required to wear a Cravat to Swindon games?
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« Reply #5907 on: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 05:55:38 »


ĎAmerican Foley is the 77-year-old owner of the Golden Knights and, evidently, he sees there is money to be made by owning a Premier League club.í And there you have it, not that we didnít know that already. TBF thatís a sound bite from the larger written article, however it does demonstrate that the investment/purchase of ANY English football club is done purely on the premise to make money not improve the lot of the fans.
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« Reply #5908 on: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 06:27:13 »

If that goes through I think the number of American owners isnít too far off the number needed to approve premier league changes. 39th game anyone?

Also, Robs points are all valid re: investment potential, but I would argue all apply to the likes of Brentford and Brighton. Just need a local billionaire
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« Reply #5909 on: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12:09:46 »

Scunthorpe in real danger of going into Administration and folding.

Bottom of the National League and with a takeover falling over this week, could be curtains for them.
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