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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 13:45:12 »

The Swindome website literally talks about it being available for rent.

So why not just do that?
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« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 13:45:42 »

We are now a few decades behind where we should be in terms of ground redevelopment.  So far behind the curve, that I'm finding it inconceivable that someone with Clem Morfuni's background would not be looking to do something with the County Ground.

I still think of the (now 27 yr old) DRS as the 'new' stand.
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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 13:51:07 »

The Swindome website literally talks about it being available for rent.

So why not just do that?
The failure to pay our way seems to have been the barrier up until now. I imagine that can be put in the past now though.
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« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 14:12:54 »

Why would the club rent the dome when there is an all weather facility directly behind the County Ground? Unless it's snowing there is no need to use it.
Grass pitches are a different issue of course and that is more important. The club needs a base.
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« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 14:18:21 »


I still think of the (now 27 yr old) DRS as the 'new' stand.


Amazing to think that the North Stand was newer than that when we played in the Premier League!
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« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 14:28:52 »

Amazing to think that the North Stand was newer than that when we played in the Premier League!

Absolutely!
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« Reply #21 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 14:29:31 »

I think supermarine have plans to develop their current ground. They seem to be slow, steady and sustainable both on and off the pitch.
They will have a good go for promotion this season.
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« Reply #22 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 15:08:49 »

If we must continue to use Beversbrook in the interim, would it be inconceivable to use it properly?

For example, they have catering facilities but as recently as last season we were expecting players to hop in the car and drive to the CG for lunch. Then not bothering. We seemed to have the a similar arrangement as I imagine the amateur teams would. First start would actually be using the facilities in place. Not much call for those on a weekday morning, then reconvene at the CG after eating.

Surely it wouldn't be a dreadful idea to consider putting a modular building in for media/comms, a gym, treatment room, offices etc... then you can move it as part of a new site when one is secured?
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« Reply #23 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 15:13:43 »

Surely it wouldn't be a dreadful idea to consider putting a modular building in for media/comms, a gym, treatment room, offices etc... then you can move it as part of a new site when one is secured?

Hopefully the new regime have such logic.

The old regime however...
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« Reply #24 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 17:02:08 »

And now what happens with the training ground?

Depends who actually owns it.
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« Reply #25 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 17:10:14 »

Depends who actually owns it.

Or where the money came from to buy it.
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« Reply #26 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 20:08:35 »

It would not surprise me either if by the end of this year the free hold is with the club and the trust. After all the trust and the council are ready to sign the deal so Clems team will have a head start on their due diligence to secure their 50%. After all they will be at pains to settle the debt owed to SBC to have a clean slate and a huge amount of goodwill to boot.
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« Reply #27 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 20:40:41 »

The Council are prepared to be reasonable about the rent arrears, if this is to be believed:

https://twitter.com/caridaviestv/status/1417877353942892551?s=21
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« Reply #28 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 21:03:44 »

I haven't seen the leasehold title but I don't think that the previous owner was liable for the rent.
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« Reply #29 on: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 21:31:06 »

I haven't seen the leasehold title but I don't think that the previous owner was liable for the rent.

Of course not, the limited company would be. Although could there be an argument that the owner was delinquent in not paying it when there were funds to do so? If so, that may be for the Axis team to pursue the previous directors and or club secretary for if they can prove there was underhand practices as such.
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