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1 hour ago, VinnyPar said:

Superb interview, I expect we’ll be hearing news on the new training ground soon. Whilst he may not have always got it right on the playing side, Ross is a superb chairman and without him I don’t think we’d have been able to secure this investment.

Main points:

- Trusts new owners are getting involved for the right reasons and reiterated that they won’t be splashing cash on new players. It’s about “future-proofing” the club. Steven Mill hinted than an interview with the Germans will be happening soon, which is definitely one to watch. They are also making plans to come over to Scotland, potentially “within a week”.

- Floodlights have been “condemned” as they weren’t installed correctly initially. Club having to fork out six-figure sum to rewire and rebulb all four pylons. Ouch. Work should be finished by September, so shouldn’t affect kick-off times as we get closer to winter.

-Club running behind ST budget, with just under 2000 sold. Had clearly anticipated the rush to get back inside EEP would have been a lot greater than it’s been. (I don’t think they understand how damaging the last couple of years of apathy have been, without adding in the uncertainty over crowds and dissatisfaction with managerial appointment)

- Couple of options for new training ground, with a final decision likely soon.

- Pars hope to have own academy back by 2022, after we leave Fife Elite.

- Ross confirms he and rest of Board will be staying on. He’s happy to stay on if new owners want him to.

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7 minutes ago, Cardle is Magic said:

Floodlights have been “condemned” as they weren’t installed correctly initially. Club having to fork out six-figure sum to rewire and rebulb all four pylons

It's taken nearly 25 years for somebody to notice this?

Surely there has been regular maintenance over that time that would've pick up on such a thing. A safety certificate would been issued after installation too. 

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35 minutes ago, Chubbychops said:

It's taken nearly 25 years for somebody to notice this?

Surely there has been regular maintenance over that time that would've pick up on such a thing. A safety certificate would been issued after installation too. 

Could be stricter standards have been brought in since installation? All I know is it’s apparently going to cost the club a fortune to sort out.

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35 minutes ago, Chubbychops said:

It's taken nearly 25 years for somebody to notice this?

Surely there has been regular maintenance over that time that would've pick up on such a thing. A safety certificate would been issued after installation too. 

that was my first thought too, crazy.

2 other ones, Rosyth for the training ground is well known about  but i cant say ive seen/heard anything on anywhere else as possible locations, i wonder where else 🤔

also the physio, the guy they announced as taking the role hasnt been at the club as far as i know and was taken off the official website listings weeks ago. Karen Gibson, ex Hearts physio, has been doing the job in the meantime so when Ross says a new physio is in place, which one? :lol:

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Grant's video interview which is done at the start of the week, says he is not hoping or looking for any more players at the moment but will always keep an eye on who is available and might make a move if someone better comes up or basically if someone gets injured.

 

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2 minutes ago, Stellaboz said:

Ffs, that's all we need with a 6 figure sum fixing the floodlights. Who the hell was responsible for the maintenance? Stadium manager? Very frustrating.
 

How many things have cost us money because of negligence of the previous regime, certainly a huge amount. 

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1 hour ago, Axle Grease said:

How many things have cost us money because of negligence of the previous regime, certainly a huge amount. 

I've had the thought for a long time that many people within the previous regime (no longer with the club themselves) who were in WAY over their head, or just plain negligent in their duties. 

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5 hours ago, Stellaboz said:

Ffs, that's all we need with a 6 figure sum fixing the floodlights. Who the hell was responsible for the maintenance? Stadium manager? Very frustrating.
 

It's the light output that's the issue so they need to cast more light for TV coverage and the company who was going to fix it uncovered the issues but yes, since admin the stadium has been looked after by volunteers with Purvis helping out on the big stuff as far as I'm aware.

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14 hours ago, The Great Cornholio said:

also the physio, the guy they announced as taking the role hasnt been at the club as far as i know and was taken off the official website listings weeks ago. Karen Gibson, ex Hearts physio, has been doing the job in the meantime so when Ross says a new physio is in place, which one

Karen has been helping out in the interim a permanent announcement will be made in due course. So perhaps Ross was alluding to that.

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18 minutes ago, 101 said:

It's the light output that's the issue so they need to cast more light for TV coverage and the company who was going to fix it uncovered the issues but yes, since admin the stadium has been looked after by volunteers with Purvis helping out on the big stuff as far as I'm aware.

It would be great if we could do up behind the north stand and away end. It's badly needing done up. 

Wonder if the club need that space for car parking? Otherwise it would be a great place for a fanzone a la Ayr United's plan for one. 

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31 minutes ago, 101 said:

It's the light output that's the issue so they need to cast more light for TV coverage and the company who was going to fix it uncovered the issues but yes, since admin the stadium has been looked after by volunteers with Purvis helping out on the big stuff as far as I'm aware.

I meant before admin, I think anyone volunteering their time for the club in any way should be knighted.

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15 minutes ago, DAFC. said:

it would be a great place for a fanzone a la Ayr United's plan for one. 

As somebody who follows Scotland abroad, the fanzone is a pretty standard thing at every ground I go to. Really adds to the pre-match atmosphere.

The problem with Scotland replicating it, is that you are treated like a child and they probably won't sell alcohol, then you have the issue with our crap weather during the season.

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1 minute ago, Chubbychops said:

As somebody who follows Scotland abroad, the fanzone is a pretty standard thing at every ground I go to. Really adds to the pre-match atmosphere.

The problem with Scotland replicating it, is that you are treated like a child and they probably won't sell alcohol, then you have the issue with our crap weather during the season.

There is definitely ways around that. My local has a back beer garden that gets used for outdoor gigs. They have this extendable sort of canopy that covers the crowd of it is raining. Something like that makes perfect sense. I think, like you say, the problem is that football fans in this country are treated like convicts so might not even be worth the bother. 

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42 minutes ago, DAFC. said:

It would be great if we could do up behind the north stand and away end. It's badly needing done up. 

Wonder if the club need that space for car parking? Otherwise it would be a great place for a fanzone a la Ayr United's plan for one. 

Yes I agree hopefully when the Germans arrive there will be a chance to put suggestions to them.

Top of my list would be a marquee for the summer months to sit on the tarmacked bus/car park also redoing the seats with rail seating in at least the Norrie and NW

31 minutes ago, Stellaboz said:

I meant before admin, I think anyone volunteering their time for the club in any way should be knighted.

Ah yes, they threw the stadium up some of the corners they cut are unbelievable for instance the undercroft in the Norrie only goes between 2/3s / half way along the stand and they filled the rest in with concrete/ rubble to save fitting out costs same with under the away end, it wouldn't have taken a genius to think it would be good to have additional space on the plot.

Forgetting of course that the redevelopment probably ruined the stadium.

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