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On 21/03/2021 at 07:49, andyp1301 said:

It's appalling that we have come to trying to be better than awful Forfar and Dumbarton sides.

 

:lol:

 

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No idea.

Although I doubt we'd be paying the same as we do for a 8000 seated stadium.
We would also be able to retain all stadium related income.

It's all theoretical anyway. We are where we are. No new stadium is on the horizon or is likely to be.

However, Broadwood is a huge drain on our resources and severely limits our income. That puts a ceiling on our potential attainment.

Multiple untried colts being a large percentage of our team is an indication of this.
I'm struggling to see how Broadwood is a huge drain on our resources. We are only paying the £40k rent per year? As far as I'm aware anything else is paid by the council?

We had the chance of making income from the Arrira lounge but we've made an utter mess of that.

We've also benefited from having a full house against Celtic and even the 2,000 we had for the Falkirk games and the playoff game would have been reduced by having our own smaller ground.

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I'm struggling to see how Broadwood is a huge drain on our resources. We are only paying the £40k rent per year? As far as I'm aware anything else is paid by the council?

We had the chance of making income from the Arrira lounge but we've made an utter mess of that.

We've also benefited from having a full house against Celtic and even the 2,000 we had for the Falkirk games and the playoff game would have been reduced by having our own smaller ground.
I think £40,000 is a lot but I've no idea how much a ground similar to Forthbank with a plastic pitch would cost to maintain? I'd be interested to know.

You have to also take into account the lack of income from non match days. Owning our own ground would give opportunity for 7 day a week income.

Also Clyde owned stadium would be an asset allowing secured borrowing if required.

I do understand us owning a stadium is not going to happen.

The stadium discussion has been done to death so I don't want to bore folk all over again going over old ground. (Although I've just done it)

We're at Broadwood and there we'll be staying. Unfortunately that means we'll be a lower League 1/ League 2 team for many years to come.



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Saw this on Celtic Reddit posted a couple of months ago

"I watched the Development Squad game the other month against Partick Thistle. Ewan Otoo ran the show and is very much in the mould of Soro. Good tackler, physical presence in the middle of the park and has great vision and passing technique. "

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To build our own ground now would require a level of borrowing that is undoubtably some way beyond us, given the whole "no assets" thing. Even if we did have our own, the main fresh revenue stream we would have available to us would be pitch rental - though net profit from that would mostly just raise funds towards replacing it 7-8 years down the line, unless we got massive grants to lay one. 40k a year at Broadwood with the potential for big attendance windfalls and minus the liabilities of upkeep/repairs/insurance/staffing costs is a good deal for us, and I really doubt we are much worse off overall than we would be if someone gifted us a brand new stadium tomorrow.

One of the main issues at the club is that successive boards continue to be strung along and conned by shysters, rather than being able to come up with a coherent plan to achieve consistent growth and mid-term financial security. Bobby Gracey, Norrie Innes, others who know who they are - several have taken, with boardroom facilitation, the club for a complete ride and left us two steps back and reeling from it afterwards. Mr. Innes' insufferable jargon really ought to have been a sufficient red flag before he was parachuted in, for starters. If we have to take a relegation to get back on an even keel then so be it, but I really doubt we would be coming back up at any point soon unless there were big changes.

One of those changes would have to be in the player recruitment field - for all Danny Lennon's strengths as a manager, this is clearly not one of his. Over the last year and a half our recruitment has been utterly diabolical; for a guy who talks with so much optimism about where he wants the club to be, it just isn't good enough. So many lazy and/or Hail Mary signings (and retentions) that it beggars belief. There has been no clear improvement in this regard, even with the appointment of two staff members dedicated to improving affairs. I honestly think I could do a markedly better job of identifying players who are gettable and would do well for us!

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2 hours ago, andyp1301 said:

"our" and "they're".......just getting you back  for "cub".

You seem to be ready to hang the manager for calling on his contacts to fill a squad on what looks like to be no budget. What else can he do? No budget means no ability to bring in players either on loan with decent experience as we'd have to cover a portion of wages or out of contract players who would need paying.

 

Danny is being hung out to dry here and I wonder if the strategy is to lose his wage and allow GD and PJ to step in?

 

 

 

 

Danny has been in place long enough and has done a decent job, so not sure about his "being hung out to dry"  

If the new chap is a wonder kid, hooray. If we are still struggling and Danny has not kicked in some doors on getting a proper left back, that is his failure.  We limped through last season without a left back and to have started and restarted this season with the same deficit is either denial or delusional.

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I cannot believe we haven’t signed a left back. We looked so, so much better last season after signing Adam Livingstone. Signing Shiels on loan, whilst not a great move, was at least a step in the right direction in terms of having an actual speciality left back.

Paddy Boyle would have been a perfect fit. An experienced head, knows the league, and a left back. The fact that we haven’t bust a gut trying to get someone like that in is crazy.

Edited by Brian Carrigan

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Seems Otoo is a left back. Or at least playing there tonight :lol:  No Lang either. 

Mitchell
Bain Howie Rumsby Otoo 
Cuddihy Nicoll 
Cunningham Lamont Love 
Goodwillie 

Vajs, Munro, McNiff, Robertson, Thomson, Jack, Jamieson

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I remember the last time we were up there, one of the linesmen didn't even bother giving offside decisions. It was like watching a school game.

Very easy so far, should be further ahead.

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2 nil at half time would be enough for me to be more than comfortable getting Goody off and rested.

Professional job so far.

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1 minute ago, bullyweehutch said:

Anyone else's stream just break? Wont start again

Working again now.

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Job done. Some sensible player rotations in there, flexing the big pool of players we now have. Wise to have Nicoll involved. He's made for games like that one.

We still look a team without much of a plan besides giving it to Goodwillie unfortunately.

On the positive side, the new lad from Celtic looks solid. Good stature. Good engine. Hopefully he'll stop the rot at left-back.

I think if there's a pay off in bringing in so many young, full-time players on loan we'll only start to see it when we get deep into the Saturday-Tuesday pattern.

The only Keith player that looked like he could play at a higher level was Dem Yunus. Moved the ball quickly, never dwelled on it. Looked decent technically. Might make a decent sitting midfielder for a senior side. We could use one.

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I think we are in real trouble of finishing bottom.  

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Shettleston Juniors handy for station and social club

Annan will bring same crowd as forfar pre covid

Bradley Coyne signed pre contract to complete a 25min played season

Yer Mithers pride

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