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In response to the above comments about the shop, I’m not championing it as a source of great income for the club. I’m referring to the email the club sent out to supporters which stated we’ll now be able to have a shop open out-with match days, at New Douglas Park. It was more a comment on how shambolic our current lease at Broadwood is. To be paying a pretty hefty amount of rent and to not have access to a shop outside of match days is one of the (many) small things that has contributed to a large percentage of our support being neither up nor down about the move. The experience for home and away supporters at Broadwood has been pretty poor and I don’t necessarily think it’ll be any worse at NDP.

As David correctly stated above, both sides have been as much to blame as the other. I have supported Clyde since 05/06 when I was a young boy and I don’t remember a time where Clyde and NLC weren’t at odds. Despite the fact it’s a soulless, 90% empty, cold and miserable stadium, it’s the only home I’ve ever known us to have. I’ve watched us beat Celtic there, scud Gretna and Hamilton during the four game spell during the 06/07 season where we briefly became the best team in world football, the mental Alloa play off game, the promotion season and I have so many more memories that I have shared with my friends and family there. I am definitely upset to be leaving, but for a few different reasons, varying from finances to being tired of the constant mud slinging, I’m quite relieved.

We’re at a crucial juncture for the club and again, as David said, I don’t think there will be many supporters who have faith in our board to lead us in the right direction but I’ll live in hope. Hopefully, New Douglas Park can be a more positive home for the club in the (hopefully) short-term.

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Would (eventually) sharing with Rutherglen Glencairn be an option if the 2 clubs could do that ground up a bit?

Probably be as close as Clyde can get to moving back to Shawfield without actually moving back to Shawfield if the dugs get banned!

Colin McGowan (Accies club CEO but also owns stadium company which owns NDP - aye Accies as a club don't own NDP) will have jumped at the chance of some rental cash having lost the rental from the Lanarkshire VJB moving out of the North Stand offices - which are still empty.

And to those who say it's awkward to get from Cumbernauld to Hamilton there has been a direct train service between Cumbernauld/Greenfaulds & Hamilton for a few years now - 1 train per hour Mon-Sat

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Options are two things now:

1) Cut a deal with an ex junior team - Shetto, Ruggy or Vale of Clyde

2) Work with Clyde Gateway to get a deal done on Shawfield. It sticks out like a sore thumb now with all the regeneration around there.

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5 hours ago, cdhafc1874 said:

Would (eventually) sharing with Rutherglen Glencairn be an option if the 2 clubs could do that ground up a bit?

Probably be as close as Clyde can get to moving back to Shawfield without actually moving back to Shawfield if the dugs get banned!

Colin McGowan (Accies club CEO but also owns stadium company which owns NDP - aye Accies as a club don't own NDP) will have jumped at the chance of some rental cash having lost the rental from the Lanarkshire VJB moving out of the North Stand offices - which are still empty.

And to those who say it's awkward to get from Cumbernauld to Hamilton there has been a direct train service between Cumbernauld/Greenfaulds & Hamilton for a few years now - 1 train per hour Mon-Sat

It’s two trains and it takes nearly an hour and a half.

I’d imagine the club would run a bus to home games.

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It’s two trains and it takes nearly an hour and a half.
I’d imagine the club would run a bus to home games.
Just checked & the direct train has been ditched for now due to the Argyle Line being closed between Rutherglen & Exhibition Centre.

Once that's reopened & trains back to normal then there is definitely a direct hourly train Cumbernauld - Hamilton as I've used it.
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1 hour ago, Karpaty Lviv said:

It’s two trains and it takes nearly an hour and a half.

I’d imagine the club would run a bus to home games.

Only while they are doing redevelopment, by the looks of it. Be much easier by the time we actually play there, about forty minutes from Cumbernauld. Unless you were looking at Croy, much longer from there.

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1 hour ago, cdhafc1874 said:

Just checked & the direct train has been ditched for now due to the Argyle Line being closed between Rutherglen & Exhibition Centre.

Once that's reopened & trains back to normal then there is definitely a direct hourly train Cumbernauld - Hamilton as I've used it.

Aye, will be back up and running After the low level at Central is back open. Use that line frequently and it must be one of the most unreliable on the whole network, though. Cumbernauld and Greenfaulds stations are also a bit of a pain in the arse to get to from many parts of the town. Certainly wouldn’t say it’s convenient for Cumbernauld based supporters but I suppose we’ve had it relatively easy the past 28 years.
 

As if it there wasn’t enough at stake next season, it is now even more crucial we get a decent team on the park to keep arses on seats. Crowds this season have been absolutely abysmal and I don’t think anybody can blame those who have found better things to do. I’m not jumping for joy or spinning this as some sort of victory over NLC quite yet. The club need to get this spot on. 
 

 

 

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Only while they are doing redevelopment, by the looks of it. Be much easier by the time we actually play there, about forty minutes from Cumbernauld. Unless you were looking at Croy, much longer from there.
There is only a limited bus service to Cumbernauld train station and no buses to Greenfaulds. Then you've got about 2 miles to cover in Hamilton to get to the ground. Its doable but you're looking at the best part of 2 hours to get there and the same coming back plus train and bus fares.
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1 hour ago, Clinically Proven said:

Options are two things now:

 

2) Work with Clyde Gateway to get a deal done on Shawfield. It sticks out like a sore thumb now with all the regeneration around there.

Correct. The dogs are finished there, ban or no ban.  They're holding out for land value but they've a problem.  The terracing was condemned H&S years ago.  Most of the stand is now also.  They're wide open to a CPO on those grounds alone providing there's something to go up in its place.  Clyde Gateway made him a very generous offer around 8 years ago which he rejected.  He doesn't have many years left.  Time to make him an offer he can't refuse.   None of the other options mentioned in the past or now come close to that location's potential given redevelopment nearby and the greater expansion of the Rutherglen area over the years

But it's Clyde, so, y'know.....

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I'd rather give Hamilton the money than NLC. Hopefully the club are active in trying to help people get game.

Buses, car sharing ect  

 

A clear plan for a timescale on a new ground will help retain fans

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36 minutes ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

NLC Statement released.

Brodwood Stadium and Clyde FC 

Good. It's about time someone else took a shot of Clyde.

 

 

 

 

Have you got a link to the statement from NLC?

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1 hour ago, Jack Burton said:
1 hour ago, Bully Wee Villa said:
Only while they are doing redevelopment, by the looks of it. Be much easier by the time we actually play there, about forty minutes from Cumbernauld. Unless you were looking at Croy, much longer from there.

There is only a limited bus service to Cumbernauld train station and no buses to Greenfaulds. Then you've got about 2 miles to cover in Hamilton to get to the ground. Its doable but you're looking at the best part of 2 hours to get there and the same coming back plus train and bus fares.

The train goes to Hamilton West, which is 5/10 minute walk from the ground, 

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Good luck guys and hope you get something sorted soon . As an Alloa fan Broadwood doesn't hold many happy memories especially losing a challenge cup final there in 2001 and of course that crazy play off game in 2008. 

I actually thought on visiting the stadium this season on the two occasions that the place in general looked run down with a lack of preventive maintenance. I see all the properties springing around the ground and actually wondered how long before the council sold to the developer. 

Is shawfield a potential surely this would be a desired outcome? Those of us of a certain age remember the football there indeed I think we were the last team to score there in 1986. 

Good luck and best wishes. 

Owen Alloa fan 

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19 minutes ago, Oweny said:

I actually thought on visiting the stadium this season on the two occasions that the place in general looked run down with a lack of preventive maintenance. I see all the properties springing around the ground and actually wondered how long before the council sold to the developer. 

That's it after a lick of paint, new dugouts and some new seats after promotion in 2019 aswell, should've seen it prior to that!

Being from Kirkintilloch, my Dad took me to see Clyde when I was 7 as it was "just up the road" and it's stuck with me ever since so going to feel strange and emotional on Saturday on that front. Hamilton awkward for me public transport wise but would imagine a supporters bus would still run to (most) home games from Broadwood Farm/Glasgow city centre though.

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Guess given Clyde are fan owned we don't need to worry about the Strathclyde Academical scenario of 1970 even though Accies are up for sale at the moment. The only angle that seems a bit strange to me from the outside looking in is whether waiting until after the council elections might have been worthwhile in case there was a change in control.

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2 hours ago, Highlandmagyar Tier 3 said:

A club with no home, no roots and no soul. Must be so proud to be a Clyde supporter. No doubt you will be taking the rapist with you. You really should drop the Clyde FC nowadays and rename yourselves what you are. Nomadic Nonces.

Imagine taking valuable time out of your life to come on this forum and type the worst patter anyones ever heard. I don't even like Clyde FC right now and even I'm embarrassed for you. What a smelly little donkey.

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Guess given Clyde are fan owned we don't need to worry about the Strathclyde Academical scenario of 1970 even though Accies are up for sale at the moment. The only angle that seems a bit strange to me from the outside looking in is whether waiting until after the council elections might have been worthwhile in case there was a change in control.
NLC has been run by Labour since 99 so unlikely there would be any change. The SNP won the most seats in 2017 but Labour still ran the council with the support of the Tories.

NLC has been a disaster for Cumbernauld. It was much better when under Cumbernauld Development Corporation, who were the ones that wanted Clyde to come to Cumbernauld in the first place.

You certainly get the impression that NLC don't care for Cumbernauld and by extension Clyde.

NLC must have plans for Broadwood. I just can't see it being for housing with the gym, bmx track and 5 a side pitches all next to the stadium.
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10 hours ago, microdave said:
11 hours ago, FREDDYFRY said:
I hardly think the Council have ever helped us!

Well they did build a stadium for you.

I was the Development Corporation who built it.

 

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