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Question: Would you support a move away from the County Ground?
Keep the stadium the way it is. Forever - 4 (4.4%)
Absolutely Not! We must stay and rebuild - 54 (59.3%)
No, but could understand it - 9 (9.9%)
Wouldn't be against it, but would rather not - 14 (15.4%)
Don't care - 1 (1.1%)
Yes, if we didn't move out of town - 6 (6.6%)
Yes, even if it was 'out of town' - 2 (2.2%)
Pack the whole thing up and move to Chippenham - 1 (1.1%)
Total Voters: 91

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« on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 15:11:28 »

Saw a debate on Twitter and thought I'd bring it here. To clarify, by 'out of town' I mean on the outskirts (ala Reading)

What do you think?

(I don't think it'll happen, but interested to gauge opinion)

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 15:17:37 »

Not for me. The CG must be one of the best sited grounds in the country. Easy to drive to, walk from the station, plenty of pubs, fast exit. Itís perfect where it is.
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 15:28:53 »

Not for me. The CG must be one of the best sited grounds in the country. Easy to drive to, walk from the station, plenty of pubs, fast exit. Itís perfect where it is.
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 15:29:52 »

Saw a debate on Twitter and thought I'd bring it here. To clarify, by 'out of town' I mean on the outskirts (ala Reading)

What do you think?

(I don't think it'll happen, but interested to gauge opinion)



Reading? Fuck me thatís a bit far.
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 15:32:08 »

Keep it where it is.

Or move to Bangkok.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 15:40:01 »

I seem to remember there was an article a few years back that proved moving away from the centre has been largely detrimental to communities, especially clubs who made that move in the lower leagues.
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 16:04:15 »

If we moved to a site in the Swindon boundaries with better access to roads and public transport then maybe it would be acceptable.

As long as the ground was built to accomodate a similar capacity now 15k ish with the possibility of expanding further in the future if demand warranted rather than a tiny sub 10k new build like Shrewsbury, Colchester or Northampton.

For me the spiritual home of the club is the County Ground and I would prefer to keep it where it is (certainly for the foreseeable future) and partly because my dads ashes are there 5 foot deep under the goalposts at the Town End, so for selfish reasons too.
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 17:10:43 »

I seem to remember there was an article a few years back that proved moving away from the centre has been largely detrimental to communities, especially clubs who made that move in the lower leagues.

Colchester to name one.
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 17:13:43 »

Not for me. The CG must be one of the best sited grounds in the country. Easy to drive to, walk from the station, plenty of pubs, fast exit. Itís perfect where it is.

This sums it up perfectly for me.
I'd hate a soulless bowl on the edge of the town or a retail park. Just the thought fills me with dread.
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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 17:27:45 »

No chance. Shrewsbury, Colchester, Oxford to name but 3 are the likely outcomes if we go down that route, no thanks.
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 17:42:08 »

No thanks.

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 17:44:38 »

Stay. Definitely stay
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 19:03:13 »

I voted stay put but realistically, a club that survives into the next decade would be nice.
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 19:05:24 »

Stay put
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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 19:17:41 »

But like other discussions on this topic held before. Can a realistic rebuild on the existing site match Clems plans. Are we too close to houses for this to be realistic on this site?
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