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Title: Fans Forum
Post by: oxo on April 10, 2019, 10:42:13 PM
A full house for tonight's forum with some good quality questions and suggestions. I asked the first question which was "some people doubt the new stadium will ever be built can you please tell us here and now will the new stadium be built and when will we play in it"?  This was put back to be answered by David Newton when he brought everyone up to date with the progress. When he did this he fully explained in great detail all the work gone into to raise the 11.6 million required and although it was not all there yet explained where it will come from over the near future. It has been a close call to get an extra season at York Street as it is up for sale so it is 99% certain we will have to be in the new stadium for the start of the 20/21 season even if it is not 100% completed. Some good stuff from Craig Elliot which certainly gave me and I know many others encouragement for next season. A good suggestion was put forward that next season there should be some training sessions at York street open for fans to attend and get closer to the players. Craig welcomed that and said he would love to hear of any ideas from supporters that got the team and fans closer. Hope this has been helpful for those not able to be there tonight.
PS The Chairman said fans don't have to wait for a forum to ask questions, He is at most home and away games and is more than happy to update when approached.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Old boy thin on April 10, 2019, 11:22:13 PM
What oxo forgot to mention how touched our chairman was by the support of you /us the fans, he was emotionally moved by it all.
We all have to remember how hard everyone works at the club to ensure it is still here.
The one thing that stood out for me was Craig , he answered his question authority and has a no nonsense approach.
He doesn't take prisoners and he is still the man for the job.
A cracking turn out, but we all need to get behind our club now and push it on, we have a chance to make this club great again, let's not waste it.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Champs next year on April 11, 2019, 02:18:03 AM
Sounds like a lot of positives came out of last night's forum.

Was CE asked anything about this seasons recruitment, why he got it so badly wrong & how he will go about it differently next season??£
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Mick lawson on April 11, 2019, 06:52:17 AM
Sounds like a lot of positives came out of last night's forum.

Was CE asked anything about this seasons recruitment, why he got it so badly wrong & how he will go about it differently next season??£
why didn't you email the club with your questions ??? But yes he did get asked and he admitted he got a few things wrong and he knows what he needs to do to improve the squad.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Mick lawson on April 11, 2019, 06:58:09 AM
A full house for tonight's forum with some good quality questions and suggestions. I asked the first question which was "some people doubt the new stadium will ever be built can you please tell us here and now will the new stadium be built and when will we play in it"?  This was put back to be answered by David Newton when he brought everyone up to date with the progress. When he did this he fully explained in great detail all the work gone into to raise the 11.6 million required and although it was not all there yet explained where it will come from over the near future. It has been a close call to get an extra season at York Street as it is up for sale so it is 99% certain we will have to be in the new stadium for the start of the 20/21 season even if it is not 100% completed. Some good stuff from Craig Elliot which certainly gave me and I know many others encouragement for next season. A good suggestion was put forward that next season there should be some training sessions at York street open for fans to attend and get closer to the players. Craig welcomed that and said he would love to hear of any ideas from supporters that got the team and fans closer. Hope this has been helpful for those not able to be there tonight.
PS The Chairman said fans don't have to wait for a forum to ask questions, He is at most home and away games and is more than happy to update when approached.
I agree with everything you have just put and also the fact that (anyone) can approach David Newton at any home or away game and ask him a question instead of just slagging him off on here or other forums.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: York Street Pilgrim on April 11, 2019, 07:10:55 AM
Sounds like a lot of positives came out of last night's forum.

Was CE asked anything about this seasons recruitment, why he got it so badly wrong & how he will go about it differently next season??£
why didn't you email the club with your questions ??? But yes he did get asked and he admitted he got a few things wrong and he knows what he needs to do to improve the squad.

The point about emailing the club with questions is a good one. Maybe the club could set up a fan.suggestions@bostonunited.co.uk email address or something similar?
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Pete B on April 11, 2019, 08:08:20 AM
The comments about the stadium initially confused me. It seemed Newton was saying he wouldn't pull the trigger on the stadium unless he knew he had the entire funding to finish it, which seemed to suggest to me to project as a whole was on hold until funding was secured. Then later on Newton said, no, the stadium build is indeed going to start as the club's next season in YS will be the last and we need somewhere to play. Then he started talking about the possibility of groundsharing.

So the main takeaway points I got were:

- Next season is definitely our last at YS as the lease will not be extended

- The project isn't funded yet but he's going to make a start anyway with the lease situation at YS forcing his hand

- The aim is to move in to the new ground in 20/21, but there's a chance it might not be ready so we could end up sharing another ground until the stadium is ready.

Is that a fair summary? I was following it via Duncan's tweets so may have missed some nuance.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Prof on April 11, 2019, 10:41:24 AM
Would groundshare be the Meres at Grantham?
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Lee Newell on April 11, 2019, 11:15:07 AM
Yep, looks like the last season at YS. Let's hope it's a good one to remember.

16 months to build new stadium if we were to move into it ready for season after next, now long! Would have to really get on with it to get it done by then. Or move into new stadium half finished or ground share. If possible I should think move into half finished stadium would be preferable to ground share as not sure how many fans would travel to home games for whoever we share with.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: green hats mate on April 11, 2019, 01:11:26 PM
The comments about the stadium initially confused me. It seemed Newton was saying he wouldn't pull the trigger on the stadium unless he knew he had the entire funding to finish it, which seemed to suggest to me to project as a whole was on hold until funding was secured. Then later on Newton said, no, the stadium build is indeed going to start as the club's next season in YS will be the last and we need somewhere to play. Then he started talking about the possibility of groundsharing.

So the main takeaway points I got were:

- Next season is definitely our last at YS as the lease will not be extended

- The project isn't funded yet but he's going to make a start anyway with the lease situation at YS forcing his hand

- The aim is to move in to the new ground in 20/21, but there's a chance it might not be ready so we could end up sharing another ground until the stadium is ready.

Is that a fair summary? I was following it via Duncan's tweets so may have missed some nuance.

Yes that is exactly as I understood it .
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: kingofnaves on April 11, 2019, 02:03:38 PM
GHM and Peter B stop being negative!!!!
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Old boy thin on April 11, 2019, 02:06:21 PM
The comments about the stadium initially confused me. It seemed Newton was saying he wouldn't pull the trigger on the stadium unless he knew he had the entire funding to finish it, which seemed to suggest to me to project as a whole was on hold until funding was secured. Then later on Newton said, no, the stadium build is indeed going to start as the club's next season in YS will be the last and we need somewhere to play. Then he started talking about the possibility of groundsharing.

So the main takeaway points I got were:

- Next season is definitely our last at YS as the lease will not be extended

- The project isn't funded yet but he's going to make a start anyway with the lease situation at YS forcing his hand

- The aim is to move in to the new ground in 20/21, but there's a chance it might not be ready so we could end up sharing another ground until the stadium is ready.

Is that a fair summary? I was following it via Duncan's tweets so may have missed some nuance.
Yes Pete  thats correct, if the whole funding is not available it will be a phased build, I.e. the gym will  follow later on.
But the stadium will be built.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: kingofnaves on April 11, 2019, 02:08:31 PM
Groundshare with Boston Town would be the best option?
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Old Pilgrim on April 11, 2019, 03:15:29 PM
Groundshare with Boston Town would be the best option?

Access road too narrow (hardly room for two cars to pass safely at entrance to ground), which is not big enough, not enough car parking and don't think residents of Tattershall Road would be too happy!
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Boston forever on April 11, 2019, 04:36:06 PM
Doesn’t come anywhere near to national league north requirement so would never be a possibility.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Bodge on April 11, 2019, 07:38:38 PM
Easier to get into than North Ferriby
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: green hats mate on April 11, 2019, 08:57:59 PM
Unless I have missed it nobody has mentioned change of training venue next season to the Keepmoat Stadium , Doncaster .
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Martyn Bishop on April 11, 2019, 11:40:16 PM
It would need a tremendous amount doing do it, not least the toilets which would be totally inadequate.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Pete B on April 12, 2019, 08:00:02 AM
Unless I have missed it nobody has mentioned change of training venue next season to the Keepmoat Stadium , Doncaster .

Looks an impressive facility on Google Maps!
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: oxo on April 12, 2019, 08:40:50 AM
Unless I have missed it nobody has mentioned change of training venue next season to the Keepmoat Stadium , Doncaster .

Looks an impressive facility on Google Maps!

I think this is a great move, Having been to the Keepmoat I can say it is a terrific place and without doubt the players training there will feel like premiership players. As the manager explained it has everything and he intends meetings with players after training over a coffee in the great facilities, as opposed to just jumping in cars and going home from a soccer field at the back of beyond. Add to that that open training sessions to be held once a month at York Street which will allow supporters to attend and better get to know the players can only be possitives. This was as a result of an idea from a fan at the forum and Craig said he would be happy to here any other ideas from fans at any time.
 
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Pete B on April 12, 2019, 09:59:56 AM
Unless I have missed it nobody has mentioned change of training venue next season to the Keepmoat Stadium , Doncaster .

Looks an impressive facility on Google Maps!

I think this is a great move, Having been to the Keepmoat I can say it is a terrific place and without doubt the players training there will feel like premiership players. As the manager explained it has everything and he intends meetings with players after training over a coffee in the great facilities, as opposed to just jumping in cars and going home from a soccer field at the back of beyond. Add to that that open training sessions to be held once a month at York Street which will allow supporters to attend and better get to know the players can only be possitives. This was as a result of an idea from a fan at the forum and Craig said he would be happy to here any other ideas from fans at any time.

The training session idea is a very good one. Well done to whoever thought that up (I expect the players won't be so keen on the extra travelling, but suck it up lads - you're at a decent club!).
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 12, 2019, 10:09:29 AM
Would groundshare be the Meres at Grantham?

No thanks.

Sincil Bank or London Road, maybe? I'd say King's Lynn, but that's 30-odd miles in the wrong direction for the players to travel.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Kearsley Pilgrim on April 12, 2019, 11:09:19 AM
Given our superb winning record this last 12 months at the away grounds in and around Manchester - and the fact that I'm so close to them all - my vote goes to playing 'home' games at any them. LOL!!
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Pete B on April 12, 2019, 11:11:30 AM
It'd probably be Stamford. Just off the A1, not too far from Boston, nice little ground which I *think* would be up to our league grading.... no brainer really.

But let's not dwell on it! The new stadium WILL be ready. Positive thoughts, positive thoughts...
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: aggy on April 12, 2019, 01:06:07 PM
The planned main stand and one covered end alone would be far better facility than the likes of Brackley.

Build it in stages and fans will stay & maybe grow, groundshare & the attendance will wither.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Champs next year on April 12, 2019, 02:18:18 PM
Sounds like a lot of positives came out of last night's forum.

Was CE asked anything about this seasons recruitment, why he got it so badly wrong & how he will go about it differently next season??£
why didn't you email the club with your questions ??? But yes he did get asked and he admitted he got a few things wrong and he knows what he needs to do to improve the squad.

The point about emailing the club with questions is a good one. Maybe the club could set up a fan.suggestions@bostonunited.co.uk email address or something similar?

Yes Mick valid point re: emailing club. As I couldn't get 2 the forum I was v interested as 2 how CE would respond to the inevitable question of why 90% of his signings this season have flopped?

As several on here have posted major concerns re his recruitment this season, for him 2 say there have been "a few mistakes"; coupled with he knows what 2 do differently next season: does not fill me full of confidence, or instill any air of optimism. As much as signing quality, a manager must be able to gel players into a potent force as a team. Nearly 50 signings this season & a team terrified to turn out at home? No strategic style of play & in his fist full season home gates since b4 Christmas sometimes under 900! Really hope I'm wrong but his few mistakes this season will need a gargantuan improvement if he wants 2 give us a top 5 side next season.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Pilgrim86 on April 12, 2019, 04:00:09 PM
There is already a board@bufc.co.uk email address that is public on the official website.
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Old boy thin on April 13, 2019, 10:13:00 AM
Up for sale, looks like next season will definitely be the last one at York Street.
https://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/sport/football/boston-united/for-sale-boston-united-s-york-street-ground-is-officially-on-the-market-but-it-s-business-as-usual-at-the-gliderdrome-1-8887627
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Old boy thin on May 25, 2019, 02:57:09 AM
Does this statement mean that the Gliderdrom is up for sale.
Nicole Madin, Business Agent at Christie and Co who is handling the sale comments, “This is an excellent opportunity for a new development to be created, subject to planning permission, which benefits the town of Boston and also presents a purchaser with the option of maintaining an historic music and events venue.”
Title: Re: Fans Forum
Post by: Champs next year on May 25, 2019, 12:36:33 PM
Does this statement mean that the Gliderdrom is up for sale.
Nicole Madin, Business Agent at Christie and Co who is handling the sale comments, “This is an excellent opportunity for a new development to be created, subject to planning permission, which benefits the town of Boston and also presents a purchaser with the option of maintaining an historic music and events venue.”

A statement from the Malkinson family in mid April this year stated that York Street ground & car park were being sold. However, the Gliderdrome was Not being sold as part of the deal.