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EK Thistle's ground is in a tremendous location. If there was ever a prospect of that being brought up to a licensed standard having both EK teams playing there would surely be better than some miniature Broadwood outside the town, but I see why it's not practical.

Seriously though, I don't see why any club would build an all seater in this day and age. Even in the far fetched scenario that sometime in the future you're competing for a place in the Premiership, there's no requirement for an all seater even at that level. Obviously you want a seated main stand but get terraces behind the goals.

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The thing that lets the Showpark down is the lack of parking, but it’s pretty much perfect for everything else.

As for EKFC’s proposed new stadium - you would be hard pushed to find a more inconvenient site for a ground if you tried.

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The showpark is owned by the east kilbride cattle society and leased to east kilbride thistle so building there is a non starter. I agree though, outwith the shite parking, its the best location you could get for it in east kilbride.

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Clyde and EK Thistle had plans for a new stadium at the Showpark. If I recall correctly, the owners of the land were pretty amenable.
Obviously, it fell through in the end.

As a resident of East Mains I was astonished at some of the objections from the community council at that time, including concerns about burger vans and folks pissing in gardens.
I believe the community council voted against it on the chairman's casting vote.

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I see Stevie Aitken's enjoying playing Football Manager IRL again. Good luck to you boys, it was a fucking disaster for us.

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I really admire the ambition and the stadium design from the outline planning consent in 2017. Looks fantastic! I can't see any building warrant approvals or even applications that should be on the South Lanarkshire Council Building Control page. Do you have a link? Starting on site might not be too soon unless the devco get their skates on


The new stadium isnt just there as a home for ekfc.
It will also be home to east kilbride boxing, with a fixed boxing ring and gym. A fitness and wellbeing suite.
There is also a sports hall for the use of basketball, netball, 5 a sides, indoor cricket, indoor bowling.
There is also rooms for fitness classes, dance classes and parent and toddler groups.
They will be running there sunday club for kids from here.
A food and drink kiosk.
Its looking to be a community hub.

A white elephant? Im not so sure.

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Clyde and EK Thistle had plans for a new stadium at the Showpark. If I recall correctly, the owners of the land were pretty amenable.
Obviously, it fell through in the end.

As a resident of East Mains I was astonished at some of the objections from the community council at that time, including concerns about burger vans and folks pissing in gardens.
I believe the community council voted against it on the chairman's casting vote.

Might have known you would be a bloody mainser!!!!!

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I really admire the ambition and the stadium design from the outline planning consent in 2017. Looks fantastic! I can't see any building warrant approvals or even applications that should be on the South Lanarkshire Council Building Control page. Do you have a link? Starting on site might not be too soon unless the devco get their skates on

I dont have any links mate. Just saw the plans in the local press.

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15 hours ago, craigiemack said:

Fantastic to see your signings tonight have made that VL Craig Telfer raging. 

Can't wait to see his seething ugly puss when the tonkas are diddying down in the Lowland League getting pumped aff teams called Turnip FC

 

15 hours ago, johnmc80 said:


Anything that causes him upset can only be seen as good.

This about sums the discourse in this part of the forum. I come in looking for insight on how three new players are going to fit in to EK's plans for next season and the only posts are drivel about something someone said on Twitter.

Has any one of the LL forum lot from pre-Junior team entry ever seen a football before?

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This about sums the discourse in this part of the forum. I come in looking for insight on how three new players are going to fit in to EK's plans for next season and the only posts are drivel about something someone said on Twitter.
Has any one of the LL forum lot from pre-Junior team entry ever seen a football before?

This post sums up how much of a w**k stain you are. Not just on the lowland forum may i add, but across the board.
Stick a red dot on it then off you pop marshy.

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6 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:


This post sums up how much of a w**k stain you are. Not just on the lowland forum may i add, but across the board.
Stick a red dot on it then off you pop marshy.

What do you make of your new signings?

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10 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:


That they have signed. And they are new.

Thanks. That does a lot to dissuade me from thinking you don't know the difference between a football and a grapefruit.

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Thanks. That does a lot to dissuade me from thinking you don't know the difference between a football and a grapefruit.

So hold on wait, you come on and be a total bellend with a condescending post,(which is just you being you) then you think you are going to get a decent answer to anything you ask after that?
You’re more than a dick than i gave you credit for.

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Just now, johnmc80 said:


So hold on wait, you come on and be a total bellend with a condescending post,(which is just you being you) then you think you are going to get a decent answer to anything you ask after that?
You’re more than a dick than i gave you credit for.

Can't answer, won't answer?

So far you've called me a "w**k stain", a "bellend" and "a dick". Any more?

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8 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

Thanks. That does a lot to dissuade me from thinking you don't know the difference between a football and a grapefruit.

In fairness if they're a EK fan how much action do you think they would of seen of players at other clubs in different leagues?

No different to how a Celtic fan tries to talk up a £2m punt on some random forward from abroad.

 

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3 minutes ago, FairWeatherFan said:

In fairness if they're a EK fan how much action do you think they would of seen of players at other clubs in different leagues?

No different to how a Celtic fan tries to talk up a £2m punt on some random forward from abroad.

 

They could at least talk to the positions the guys play, whether they need further re-enforcements in other areas or whether they're expecting them to start games?

I certainly don't deserve the name calling or abuse.

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1 hour ago, Marshmallo said:

 

This about sums the discourse in this part of the forum.

I was definitely harsh...

 

50 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:


This post sums up how much of a w**k stain you are. Not just on the lowland forum may i add, but across the board.
Stick a red dot on it then off you pop marshy.

 

37 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:


That they have signed. And they are new.

 

19 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:


So hold on wait, you come on and be a total bellend with a condescending post,(which is just you being you) then you think you are going to get a decent answer to anything you ask after that?
You’re more than a dick than i gave you credit for.

 

13 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:

You ran out of red dots marshy???

 

6 minutes ago, johnmc80 said:

Dry your eyes.

 

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