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Title: New Ground.
Post by: lonegunman on January 30, 2017, 06:11:44 AM
Will we be playing there next season?
I ask as it will be within walking distance for me.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on January 30, 2017, 11:16:38 AM
I drove past yesterday. It didn't look quite finished yet. Couldn't see any sign of the stadium :)

TEP
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: lonegunman on January 30, 2017, 06:25:20 PM
I drive past it Monday to Friday. It's dark both ways, so I wouldn't know if it was there or not!!  :)
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: wismo on March 06, 2017, 09:19:45 PM
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Post by: Burgh Boy on March 06, 2017, 09:39:41 PM
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Post by: Shrimperpilgrim on March 06, 2017, 10:17:40 PM
We will definitely be at York street next season at least.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: green hats mate on March 07, 2017, 12:41:17 PM
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: youngchubby69 on March 07, 2017, 06:32:50 PM
As David Newton has previously said, they are raising the shortfall of money through the sale of the commercial land on the Quadrant,which is moving along nicely.
Don't worry and don't panic it will be built.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: The Third Twin on March 07, 2017, 06:40:06 PM
As David Newton has previously said, they are raising the shortfall of money through the sale of the commercial land on the Quadrant,which is moving along nicely.
Don't worry and don't panic it will be built.
I like your optimism. However, my questions are when? And will there be a need for a temporary home between York St and The Quadrant? If so, where? For how long? To me, it does seem unlikely to go from a to b without the need for c. I hope I'm wrong, but progress seems slow.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pilgrim86 on March 07, 2017, 07:33:55 PM
Ask David Newton on Saturday at the match... he's one of the most approachable football chairmen you will ever get!
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Bostonshire on March 07, 2017, 07:43:47 PM
wish i had a pound for every time a post like this pops up on facebook and here..... Id be making the short fall up myself
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: The Third Twin on March 07, 2017, 10:23:00 PM
wish i had a pound for every time a post like this pops up on facebook and here..... Id be making the short fall up myself
so, presuming you've seen / heard this sort of post so many times, you'll have all the answers to the questions? I'm intrigued to see what you can tell us?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Winging It on March 08, 2017, 09:19:03 AM
Mr Newton has all the answers, he is also very open and willing to talk to anyone. Why don't these doubters ever do this simple approach to gather all the data that they so seemingly require ? I don't see the point of posting utter rubbish about the ground won't get built every two weeks, does anyone else ?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Bostonshire on March 08, 2017, 12:43:29 PM
wish i had a pound for every time a post like this pops up on facebook and here..... Id be making the short fall up myself
so, presuming you've seen / heard this sort of post so many times, you'll have all the answers to the questions? I'm intrigued to see what you can tell us?

And where in that post does it say i have the answers... and yes i have seen the posts many times, Think last week there was post within a day of each other. As leftback says Newton as the answers and is approachable
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: The Third Twin on March 08, 2017, 05:52:14 PM
wish i had a pound for every time a post like this pops up on facebook and here..... Id be making the short fall up myself
so, presuming you've seen / heard this sort of post so many times, you'll have all the answers to the questions? I'm intrigued to see what you can tell us?

And where in that post does it say i have the answers... and yes i have seen the posts many times, Think last week there was post within a day of each other. As leftback says Newton as the answers and is approachable
my mistake, I will ask Mr Newton
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: wismo on March 15, 2017, 08:39:51 PM
Page 7 of the Boston Standard, final paragraph
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: green hats mate on March 15, 2017, 09:00:32 PM
Looks like the stadium will be a longer wait than thought ,    2020?
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Post by: Tash on March 15, 2017, 10:26:36 PM
Page 7 of the Boston Standard, final paragraph
Any links I don't get the standard.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pete B on March 16, 2017, 10:38:47 AM
Very interesting article - the conclusion I draw from it being that the very specific conditions that need to be met before construction on the stadium can commence are still some way off being met.

Not ideal, but it's good to know where we stand. Looks like we're staying at York Street for now.

And at least the article suggests progress is being made towards fulfilling the requirements, which is obviously a positive.
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Post by: kingofnaves on March 16, 2017, 03:17:26 PM
York Street hopefully but I would say a groundshare with Boston Town for a few years.Just hope the Tattershall rd car park is sorted before then.
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Post by: green hats mate on March 16, 2017, 08:04:37 PM
Sport England are a statutory consultee which planning authorities are required to consult on applications associated to sports/playing field development .

For YS to get planning for change of use to housing/commercial S E usually would demand an alternative venue for sport to replace it .
YS most likely will not be able to develop until replacement stadium is built .

Chestnuts get 100 homes sold , but no punters for the commercial land , or the full £7,6million grant has shortfall what happens then ?

Will probably bring the much heralded relief road (do any of us belief this road will really solve traffic congestion in Boston) to a standstill if the planning conditions are enforced .

How will Lincolnshire C C respond to that .?

Looks like a few more years at YS !!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pete B on March 17, 2017, 07:40:57 AM
Looks like a few more years at YS !!!!!!!

Which needs a bit of TLC to keep it ticking over, the old place is looking rather worse for wear these days.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pilgrim86 on March 17, 2017, 08:41:23 AM
Chestnuts get 100 homes sold , but no punters for the commercial land , or the full £7,6million grant has shortfall what happens then ?

To me, it seems a weird clause from the council to ensure 100 houses (plus the commercial section occupancies) are being used before the stadium is allowed to be built. I would have worded it differently, considering Chestnut Homes are a housing development company, to say that the stadium can be built at anytime, but limit the number of houses being built until it's finished.

I believe the Chestnuts are offering out sections of the housing developments to other companies - does this count as occupancy from their point of view? E.g. Chestnuts sell a portion of land earmarked for 75 houses - does this count?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pete B on March 17, 2017, 09:09:01 AM
Chestnuts get 100 homes sold , but no punters for the commercial land , or the full £7,6million grant has shortfall what happens then ?

To me, it seems a weird clause from the council to ensure 100 houses (plus the commercial section occupancies) are being used before the stadium is allowed to be built. I would have worded it differently, considering Chestnut Homes are a housing development company, to say that the stadium can be built at anytime, but limit the number of houses being built until it's finished.

I believe the Chestnuts are offering out sections of the housing developments to other companies - does this count as occupancy from their point of view? E.g. Chestnuts sell a portion of land earmarked for 75 houses - does this count?

There must be a reason they insisted on that clause. It's not unusual for housing developments to have a host of conditions attached to them, but in this case I can't think what the clause is intended to achieve.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Burgh Boy on March 17, 2017, 01:57:26 PM
So it does look like the odds have increased for a ground share with our friends at Tattershall Road - albeit temporarily. What the f@@@ are the signs already in place at the roundabout for the new ground if it is not going to be built yet?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: wismo on March 17, 2017, 02:21:18 PM
a sign costs £300 as is very easy to put up, a new ground costs a tad more and involves a bit more work
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pete B on March 17, 2017, 03:40:36 PM
So it does look like the odds have increased for a ground share with our friends at Tattershall Road - albeit temporarily. What the f@@@ are the signs already in place at the roundabout for the new ground if it is not going to be built yet?

Pretty sure the business park on Boardsides was signposted years before any offices were actually built.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: green hats mate on March 17, 2017, 03:49:47 PM
So it does look like the odds have increased for a ground share with our friends at Tattershall Road - albeit temporarily. What the f@@@ are the signs already in place at the roundabout for the new ground if it is not going to be built yet?

I would think YS will be the venue ,  little use to the owners until the new stadium is built .
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: youngchubby69 on March 17, 2017, 09:56:58 PM
Simple answer to this,is to give David Newton a call and ask him the questions.
I am sure all will be made clear after that conversation.
All this rumour and speculation about what this means or if this or that does not happen.
Bloody crazy, stop all of this madness and just ask the person who really is in the know.
Let's face it  a news paper is always correct and never lie or blow anything out proportion do they ?
That's as likely to happen as we are to win the league this season.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Adam on March 17, 2017, 11:49:20 PM
It looks like progress is a bit slower than hoped, but it's worth putting into perspective the scale of the project - and in fact what the Chestnuts are trying to achieve for the club: conjuring up a new ground which (to BUFC) is free, using grant and contributions from the housing/commercial parts of the scheme. That is incredibly ambitious - how many other completely assetless football clubs have managed to build themselves a League standard ground from scratch?!

No-one should have ever expected this to be pure plain sailing - there were always going to be snags and delays along the way. But you'd struggle to find a better team to navigate them than DN and co. Yes, there's the occasional troll who tries to stir stuff up on here or the Facebook group - always hinting that they know something and insinuating things without saying them explicitly (because they have no actual evidence) - but they really should be ignored. That said, the club have been quite quiet for a while, and it would be a good idea for the club to have a fans' forum, or try and issue some semi-regular updates on the development through the website and local press. My hunch is that a lot of this stuff only goes into the matchday programme, which while excellent does only have a limited reach and is not available online.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on March 18, 2017, 10:04:14 AM
It looks like progress is a bit slower than hoped, but it's worth putting into perspective the scale of the project - and in fact what the Chestnuts are trying to achieve for the club: conjuring up a new ground which (to BUFC) is free, using grant and contributions from the housing/commercial parts of the scheme. That is incredibly ambitious - how many other completely assetless football clubs have managed to build themselves a League standard ground from scratch?!

No-one should have ever expected this to be pure plain sailing - there were always going to be snags and delays along the way. But you'd struggle to find a better team to navigate them than DN and co. Yes, there's the occasional troll who tries to stir stuff up on here or the Facebook group - always hinting that they know something and insinuating things without saying them explicitly (because they have no actual evidence) - but they really should be ignored. That said, the club have been quite quiet for a while, and it would be a good idea for the club to have a fans' forum, or try and issue some semi-regular updates on the development through the website and local press. My hunch is that a lot of this stuff only goes into the matchday programme, which while excellent does only have a limited reach and is not available online.


Not heard from you in a while Adam but you are spot on and I agree with everything you say on this matter. You emphasize the need for a fans forum and the reasons for it, I would add to those reasons the fact that it is quickly coming to the time for season ticket renewals and without the air being cleared about the immediate future that uncertainty could well impact on sales.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: green hats mate on March 18, 2017, 10:36:52 AM
I guess with so many elements to tie in together DN is limited to what can be put in the public domain ,  as in any business not wise to reveal too much until deals are signed and sealed .    many irons in the fire I suspect .
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: youngchubby69 on March 18, 2017, 12:06:46 PM
Good post Adam, and what you have written is very true.
DN has already said most of what you have posted,people either just don't listen or forget what has been said
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Lee Newell on March 28, 2017, 09:24:06 AM
http://www.bostonunited.co.uk/news/club-statement-28032017-1770614.html

Statement from the club on the new ground confirms most peoples thoughts. The new stadium is going ahead but sounds like it's going to be delayed and they've agreed a lease extension on York Street for the longer time we need until the new stadium is ready.

All in all this has to be taken as good news. The Quadrant is a big development and was always going to be challenging with these projects often taking longer when challenges arise. Really pleased they've managed to get a lease extension rather than ground sharing elsewhere.

The most ironic bit in the statement was the bit referring to the increase in labour and material costs. The increase in material costs is probably due to the devaluing of the pound since the Brexit vote which the people of Boston vote for more than any other region!

David Newton and co and doing a great job and continuing to keep their promise of delivering the stadium. The size of this tasks is one few others could achieve. We have to continue to give them our support.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Bostonshire on March 28, 2017, 09:28:39 AM
we did..............And ill standby that Vote.  just have to chuck a extra tenner in the pot
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Winging It on March 28, 2017, 10:16:14 AM
I thought those few in the know stated it was a fact that we wouldn't be getting a new stadium and that we would be ground sharing !  ::) :laugh:  We ALL ( apart from the knowledgeable twosome ) believed that the ground would get built, but we also knew it was a question of when, not if.  Funding was always going to be a key part, so now we as fans can do our part if we really want this stadium.  I am sure over a thousand of us fans can donate £20 when fundraising is needed, we spend far more on one matchday after all ! 
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: green hats mate on March 28, 2017, 12:14:56 PM
On the positive side Lee it is good to see the construction workers along with Geo Osbourne increase their income since Brexit . :)
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on March 28, 2017, 01:15:43 PM
I thought those few in the know stated it was a fact that we wouldn't be getting a new stadium and that we would be ground sharing !  ::) :laugh:  We ALL ( apart from the knowledgeable twosome ) believed that the ground would get built, but we also knew it was a question of when, not if.  Funding was always going to be a key part, so now we as fans can do our part if we really want this stadium.  I am sure over a thousand of us fans can donate £20 when fundraising is needed, we spend far more on one matchday after all !


I spoke with David before the game on Saturday he told me this statement was coming. The reason I spoke to him was to get his blessing for a fund raising project I am about to start. This a very simple project but one that will raise money with little pain for anyone and every supporter can join in. As some know I also support a Rugby League club ie: Featherstone Rovers (not Super League) and this kind of project has raised £20.000 plus.
So, all I am asking is that every supporter use a jam jar or coffee jar and fill it with loose change 1P's 2 P's and 5P's. When the jar is full just bring it along and drop it off with me before the game in the Pilgrims Lounge, I will count it, bag it and bank it, every penny will be accounted for. I have spoken with BUSA and will be doing this in conjunction with them. Jars can also be dropped off at the club offices and I will collect from there.
I hope everyone will join in and make this a success as there is going to be a need for extra funds to see our club move forward on and off the field. Feel free to talk to me about this and if you wish pm me on here. Thank you in anticipation.
Mel.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: kingofnaves on March 28, 2017, 02:11:04 PM
Heard that Boston Town lease has been extended aswell with Sports fund!
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: kingofnaves on March 28, 2017, 02:14:55 PM
We really need to know how much is needed! Can't see many local company's helping out.What happens if we can't raise enough? I guess the groundshare option would be plan B.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Champs next year on March 28, 2017, 02:16:27 PM
Well done Mel. Like all good ideas: the simplest work best! A great chance for fans to help. I'm in.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on March 28, 2017, 03:52:48 PM
Heard that Boston Town lease has been extended aswell with Sports fund!
We really need to know how much is needed! Can't see many local company's helping out.What happens if we can't raise enough? I guess the groundshare option would be plan B.


No matter what happens I would respectfully suggest there will always be a need for additional funds to ensure our club has a future and hope everyone will join in with my little effort.   
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Old Pilgrim on March 28, 2017, 05:34:20 PM
Nice to see Mr Newton acknowledged the help of the Malkinson family!
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: York Street Pilgrim on March 28, 2017, 07:07:32 PM
I thought those few in the know stated it was a fact that we wouldn't be getting a new stadium and that we would be ground sharing !  ::) :laugh:  We ALL ( apart from the knowledgeable twosome ) believed that the ground would get built, but we also knew it was a question of when, not if.  Funding was always going to be a key part, so now we as fans can do our part if we really want this stadium.  I am sure over a thousand of us fans can donate £20 when fundraising is needed, we spend far more on one matchday after all !


I spoke with David before the game on Saturday he told me this statement was coming. The reason I spoke to him was to get his blessing for a fund raising project I am about to start. This a very simple project but one that will raise money with little pain for anyone and every supporter can join in. As some know I also support a Rugby League club ie: Featherstone Rovers (not Super League) and this kind of project has raised £20.000 plus.
So, all I am asking is that every supporter use a jam jar or coffee jar and fill it with loose change 1P's 2 P's and 5P's. When the jar is full just bring it along and drop it off with me before the game in the Pilgrims Lounge, I will count it, bag it and bank it, every penny will be accounted for. I have spoken with BUSA and will be doing this in conjunction with them. Jars can also be dropped off at the club offices and I will collect from there.
I hope everyone will join in and make this a success as there is going to be a need for extra funds to see our club move forward on and off the field. Feel free to talk to me about this and if you wish pm me on here. Thank you in anticipation.
Mel.

Great idea, oxo, I will support as best as I can and have raised 85 pence already. Does anyone know how Gift Aid works? Presumably this would somehow need to be set up as a charity and would then be eligible for tax relief? If it was then would there be a way of raising even more?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: youngchubby69 on March 28, 2017, 07:33:42 PM
DN has now set us a challenge,lets just get on with it, he has never asked us for anything over the past 10years other than turn up and support.
Great Idea Mel, I have a jar waiting for you already.
Would it be an idea to ask FC United for some ideas as they have raised loads of money over the years.
It will all make us feel part of our new home and give us satisfaction that we have given something back to the community and DN.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on March 28, 2017, 10:32:20 PM
DN has now set us a challenge,lets just get on with it, he has never asked us for anything over the past 10years other than turn up and support.
Great Idea Mel, I have a jar waiting for you already.
Would it be an idea to ask FC United for some ideas as they have raised loads of money over the years.
It will all make us feel part of our new home and give us satisfaction that we have given something back to the community and DN.


Thanks for that I am getting very excited as I have received similar messages and the point you make re FC United is a very good one. I have in fact been in contact with them for a few years now and will get in touch again for some good ideas. Noticed last time we were there that in every corner of the ground they had what looked like litter bins on all four corners of the ground for fans to drop change in, certainly jars at the food outlets at York Street will be put in place for change when getting a pie etc. Thanks again together we can make a difference. UTP.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Oakham Pilgrim on March 29, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
I've been wondering what to do with a tin that's just about full of copper - so now I do!
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Dipdodah on March 29, 2017, 03:11:47 PM
What about any Euros left from holidays, can we include those Mel?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on March 29, 2017, 07:02:35 PM
What about any Euros left from holidays, can we include those Mel?


I'll have those Mick. Seriously I will check with the bank and let you know, Thanks for coming on board.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Champs next year on March 29, 2017, 10:36:05 PM
I thought those few in the know stated it was a fact that we wouldn't be getting a new stadium and that we would be ground sharing !  ::) :laugh:  We ALL ( apart from the knowledgeable twosome ) believed that the ground would get built, but we also knew it was a question of when, not if.  Funding was always going to be a key part, so now we as fans can do our part if we really want this stadium.  I am sure over a thousand of us fans can donate £20 when fundraising is needed, we spend far more on one matchday after all !


I spoke with David before the game on Saturday he told me this statement was coming. The reason I spoke to him was to get his blessing for a fund raising project I am about to start. This a very simple project but one that will raise money with little pain for anyone and every supporter can join in. As some know I also support a Rugby League club ie: Featherstone Rovers (not Super League) and this kind of project has raised £20.000 plus.
So, all I am asking is that every supporter use a jam jar or coffee jar and fill it with loose change 1P's 2 P's and 5P's. When the jar is full just bring it along and drop it off with me before the game in the Pilgrims Lounge, I will count it, bag it and bank it, every penny will be accounted for. I have spoken with BUSA and will be doing this in conjunction with them. Jars can also be dropped off at the club offices and I will collect from there.
I hope everyone will join in and make this a success as there is going to be a need for extra funds to see our club move forward on and off the field. Feel free to talk to me about this and if you wish pm me on here. Thank you in anticipation.
Mel.

Great idea, oxo, I will support as best as I can and have raised 85 pence already. Does anyone know how Gift Aid works? Presumably this would somehow need to be set up as a charity and would then be eligible for tax relief? If it was then would there be a way of raising even more?

Will you be putting any jars on the bar in the pilgrim lounge? Would give fans the option of putting a bit of change in when buying drinks etc.

Collections on bars & on shop counters tend to do well. One charity said it's collection boxes in shops average £30 a month & they predominantly fill with small change.

Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pilgrim86 on March 30, 2017, 10:36:22 AM
Heard that Boston Town lease has been extended aswell with Sports fund!

Didn't they sign a new long-term lease on Tatt Road a couple of years ago? This allowed them to do the ground improvements.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pilgrim86 on March 30, 2017, 10:37:32 AM
What about any Euros left from holidays, can we include those Mel?


I'll have those Mick. Seriously I will check with the bank and let you know, Thanks for coming on board.


I believe FCUM do something similar. They have a barrel to allow you to throw loose change (including foreign) in.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on April 01, 2017, 08:43:55 PM
As I have mentioned on here I am starting fund raising by asking all fans to become involved by simply and without pain putting their loose change in jam jars or coffee jars all your 1ps 2ps 5ps and dropping them off with me prior to home games in the Pilgrims Lounge or dropping them into the club offices where I will collect them count, bag and bank them. This is in conjunction with BUSA and every penny will be accounted for. Today on the way back from Brackley the raffle on the bus was kindly donated to me to give me a good start for which I am grateful. If we all get involved I am sure we can raise funds that will go a long way to ensuring our club are able to move forward both on and off the pitch. I HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS, I HAVE JUST BEEN PLEDGED £1000 BY A FAN (WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS) TO GET THINGS MOVING. Needless to say I am gobsmacked and so very grateful so if there are any more of you out there who wish to do the same please do contact me.
Regards
Mel (oxo)    UTP.   
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Louth Pilgrim on April 03, 2017, 11:22:56 PM
Does anyone stand near the chap who won an absolute fortune on Euromillions and could shake a jar for any loose change?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Dipdodah on April 04, 2017, 09:26:01 AM
I remember many years ago, the old Boston supporters club used to do a collection at half time with a big blanket.

What they collected used to be saved till they raised £1000, then they presented it to the club on the half way line .

A blanket collection every home match, would soon raise funds, and catch those who do not attend The Pilgrim Lounge.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on April 04, 2017, 09:46:36 PM
Just counted my own coffee jar which is almost full and contains £21. Look forward to everyone joining in, we can really make this work to move our club forward. Will be in the Pilgrims lounge prior to game on Saturday, come and have a word and drop in your loose change. If I am allowed there will also be buckets at the food outlets so feel free to chuck your change in when purchasing your burger or pie, every penny counts. UTP
Just a reminder, one great supporter of the club has donated a thousand pounds to get me on my way so if anyone wants to do the same without filling a jam jar please feel free to do so, Go on you know it makes sense.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Louth Pilgrim on April 04, 2017, 10:27:24 PM
Was it around 160 million Euros he won? How do you spend all that? Must be worth asking?
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Adam on April 04, 2017, 11:08:49 PM
It's a free country, he's entitled to spend his money how he wishes, and the club has no right to just expect a donation blah blah blah. For all we know, he might have already written the club a fat cheque.

...But, really, if he hasn't, it's a bit stingy, isn't it?!
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Lady GaGa on April 05, 2017, 01:00:47 AM
Don't think anyone has ever won as much as 160million euros!!😳.It was a much more modest £53 million.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Pete B on April 05, 2017, 07:18:13 AM
Don't think anyone has ever won as much as 160million euros!!😳.It was a much more modest £53 million.

If I won that much, I would bung the club five million without a moment's hesitation. All I'd ask in return is they call the stadium the Lord Brooksbank Megadome Arena and sell Philly cheesesteaks instead of burgers. Oh, and Batemans in the bar.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: howmanynames2pick on April 05, 2017, 10:22:53 AM
Don't think anyone has ever won as much as 160million euros!!😳.It was a much more modest £53 million.

If I won that much, I would bung the club five million without a moment's hesitation. All I'd ask in return is they call the stadium the Lord Brooksbank Megadome Arena and sell Philly cheesesteaks instead of burgers. Oh, and Batemans in the bar.

good work :)
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: youngchubby69 on April 05, 2017, 09:50:05 PM
Personally if I had that type of money, I would give the club an interest free loan, just to get it built.
But like many of us,I would think our other halves would have a different opinion,as is probably the case with our millionaire fan.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on April 08, 2017, 09:20:50 AM
Just a reminder that I will be in the Pilgrims Lounge prior to kick off with my jam jar collection, please come and have a word and I will explain all, Also flyers will be handed out at the turnstiles inviting all supporters to become involved raising funds to move our club forward both on and off the field, please read them and keep them.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: dubai camel on April 08, 2017, 06:46:52 PM
Seems to be a combination of things; Brexit probably adding to costs, downturn in the housing market, lack of confidence in the economy going forward - contributing to the delay.

Chestnuts are planning to make money (break even at least) on the project, hence delaying to maximise revenue and meeting planning criteria.

Presumably the downturn in the housing market is also to the club's benefit as the Malkinsons are probably in no rush to redevelop York Street in a period of softening demand.

The Quadrant is a commercial enterprise for the Chestnuts so they will only move forward when it makes commercial sense for them.
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: father Ted on April 08, 2017, 09:22:43 PM
I would give the club money  for some 2 yr contracts if I had the dosh .
  But no goalkeeper / defender would be less than 6' 6''. . and I  would allow just 1 midget in midfield .
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: Bostonshire on April 08, 2017, 11:50:19 PM
slightly of the topic but must give a mention to the new groundsmen, The pitch is starting to look a pitch again in a short space of time
Title: Re: New Ground.
Post by: oxo on April 10, 2017, 04:23:47 PM
Hi  everyone a quick update on the jam jar collection. I am happy to report that after only the first Saturday and with only a few days to start your collecting you managed to hand me just over £75 which is amazing. To all those who have started filling their jars it really doesn't matter how long it takes to fill them. Just carry on and when full hand them in to the BUFC office or indeed carry on through the close season and get next season off to a flyer.
ps. a neighbour with no interest in football has just handed me a jar of coins after seeing it on facebook bless her.    UTP.