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View TheArmaniCode's Profile TheArmaniCode Flag 01 Jan 19 9.37am Send a Private Message to TheArmaniCode Add TheArmaniCode as a friend

With how this season is going, both league wise and transfer wise, it's pretty clear that we're happy with just surviving every year. Now I'm no happier about that than anyone, but let's be honest, there's not much we can do about that, so I think we just need to accept it.

But if that's the attitude we're going to take I want to see us invest more in off the pitch matters. The fact of the matter is our infrastructure is not good enough and hasn't been for the past five years. Fortunately, we're taking big steps in the right direction, what with the new main stand and finally securing a permanent academy that we can develop as we please. It takes a long time to build a football club, especially with how far behind we are and maybe this will be a short term pain long term gain scenario. Parish talked in his notes about building for the future and while I'm skeptical about everything that man says, I'm also desperate for him to prove me wrong, so I'm willing to take him at his word for now.

To sum it up, I just want the board to show us as fans that our strategy this season really is the best thing for our club and that they have an actual plan.

 

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View Booted Eagle's Profile Booted Eagle Flag Bristol 01 Jan 19 9.49am Send a Private Message to Booted Eagle Add Booted Eagle as a friend

Agree that having something tangible off the pitch is worthwhile and to be fair that does seem to be happening with the stadium and academy plans. Like most plans cash is the bottom line and to produce a team that can safely compete season after season in the PL requires outlay particular the wage bill. One thing I would really like to see in the future is developing a player who can combine with Wilf.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 01 Jan 19 10.37am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

We’re taking pigeon steps with the new main stand.

Parish knows what to say, or thinks he does. He’s a spin salesman.

 


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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 01 Jan 19 12.23pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

To be honest, I'm not sure how much we've got to invest outside the playing staff - our wage bill is surely stretched to maximum at the moment, and the transfer fees we've been throwing out for crap players (who never get us a good return) have been substantial.

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 01 Jan 19 12.29pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by TheArmaniCode

With how this season is going, both league wise and transfer wise, it's pretty clear that we're happy with just surviving every year. Now I'm no happier about that than anyone, but let's be honest, there's not much we can do about that, so I think we just need to accept it.

But if that's the attitude we're going to take I want to see us invest more in off the pitch matters. The fact of the matter is our infrastructure is not good enough and hasn't been for the past five years. Fortunately, we're taking big steps in the right direction, what with the new main stand and finally securing a permanent academy that we can develop as we please. It takes a long time to build a football club, especially with how far behind we are and maybe this will be a short term pain long term gain scenario. Parish talked in his notes about building for the future and while I'm skeptical about everything that man says, I'm also desperate for him to prove me wrong, so I'm willing to take him at his word for now.

To sum it up, I just want the board to show us as fans that our strategy this season really is the best thing for our club and that they have an actual plan.

i accepted this is our status-quo years ago and am more than happy with this scenario, dont get above ourselves and look to punch above our weight anymore than we currently are.

greed is a horrible thing.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 01 Jan 19 1.01pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Bangell

To be honest, I'm not sure how much we've got to invest outside the playing staff - our wage bill is surely stretched to maximum at the moment, and the transfer fees we've been throwing out for crap players (who never get us a good return) have been substantial.

What is the point of the Americans?

 


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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 01 Jan 19 1.29pm Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

What is the point of the Americans?

Good point. I would love somebody to explain this. Finance? PR? Property Development? Tax evasion?

 

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What progress? I'll believe that the main stand is happening when the ribbon is cut and not before. As for the youth? They've 'secured' a new lease. Big whoop.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 01 Jan 19 3.34pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

The delay in the development of the ground has nowt to do with the investment size/availability and everything to do with the Joys of planning procedure, sainsburys playing hard ball and the small matter of a handful of houses in an awkward position with the added inconvenience of actual poeple in residence.

As for the training ground, I understood the club had acquired a long lease for new land across the road from the current facilities and not just a new lease over what we already have.

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 01 Jan 19 3.52pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

What is the point of the Americans?

Their point is to make some quick money.

From our perspective it is less clear as to what the point of bringing them onboard was ... unless it was to fend off a potential takeover by other unknown parties?

 


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View aquickgame2's Profile aquickgame2 Flag Beni = summer,Caribbean = winter 01 Jan 19 3.52pm Send a Private Message to aquickgame2 Add aquickgame2 as a friend

Originally posted by TheArmaniCode

With how this season is going, both league wise and transfer wise, it's pretty clear that we're happy with just surviving every year. Now I'm no happier about that than anyone, but let's be honest, there's not much we can do about that, so I think we just need to accept it.

But if that's the attitude we're going to take I want to see us invest more in off the pitch matters. The fact of the matter is our infrastructure is not good enough and hasn't been for the past five years. Fortunately, we're taking big steps in the right direction, what with the new main stand and finally securing a permanent academy that we can develop as we please. It takes a long time to build a football club, especially with how far behind we are and maybe this will be a short term pain long term gain scenario. Parish talked in his notes about building for the future and while I'm skeptical about everything that man says, I'm also desperate for him to prove me wrong, so I'm willing to take him at his word for now.

To sum it up, I just want the board to show us as fans that our strategy this season really is the best thing for our club and that they have an actual plan.

Just to point out we have been around for over 100 years and this is our 6/7 season in the Prem.
With around 200 million coming in each year ( I read somewhere we are /were the 30th richest club in the world) we should not be "far behind " any of the bottom 14 clubs,currently in the Prem.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 01 Jan 19 4.27pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

The delay in the development of the ground has nowt to do with the investment size/availability and everything to do with the Joys of planning procedure, sainsburys playing hard ball and the small matter of a handful of houses in an awkward position with the added inconvenience of actual poeple in residence.

As for the training ground, I understood the club had acquired a long lease for new land across the road from the current facilities and not just a new lease over what we already have.

If the club (Parish, 2010 & the yanks) wanted it to progress they’d make it start progressing.

 


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