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Scally’s in depth thoughts on sport science
08 February 2018 16:42 Post ID: #77442 - in reply to #77438
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Your vision and that of Waldo may not be so very far apart captain and that's what worries me. If Scally ever finds his investors then his focus changes and so do his priorities. The model Waldo presents may well provide a shiny, new stadium but it will not be ours. Check out what is going on at Cardiff, behind with the rent and looking at playing elsewhere next season, Coventry anybody. Small clubs like ours have one serious asset, the ground and you let it go at your peril. It is the only collateral for loans, which otherwise come with ruinous rates.

New grounds so often offer an opportunity to bury the bodies and leave with a pay off. Scally is no different from any other chairman; once he decides to go his own interest come first, second and last.

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08 February 2018 17:02 Post ID: #77444 - in reply to #77369
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I'm guessing we've spent a lot so far.
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08 February 2018 17:18 Post ID: #77445 - in reply to #77369
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Planning consultants don't come cheap Trev..the amount of reports required for an application of that size on trees, ecology, transport etc, if he's doing it properly it is going to be a big sum.

You only need to look at the wealth of most of the owners in the Championship to see that it's a totally different set-up to when we were last there, it's a massive league now with most of the owners wealth in the billions rather than the millions. If you don't have the right backing you won't last long..
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08 February 2018 18:09 Post ID: #77448 - in reply to #77369
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Scally wont commit to anything that puts the stability of the club at risk.

The whole economy is unstable at the moment with no one knowing what will happen worldwide or Brexit.

Agree with the level of money in the Championship but its the same our our league with Blackburn, Wigan and Sheffield all rich clubs compared with us and it looks like Sunderland will be dropping into our league next season - money does not breed success.

Much rather have stability than a risk we may not survive.
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09 February 2018 14:04 Post ID: #77540 - in reply to #77369
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Wow! That's the first time I've ever seen the words "Scally" and "in-depth thoughts" in the same sentence!
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09 February 2018 19:01 Post ID: #77563 - in reply to #77369
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I think Waldo nailed it with the journalist has stitched together a few comments to make this story.

At least I hope so. Otherwise the comment "One minute they were quite close, they would have been good partners, then I got a call saying they had a meeting, they saw our position and didn’t want to have a League 2 side.They haven’t been back in touch since and I wonder what they are thinking now when they look at the table" is a bit worrying.

If Scally was serious about them as investors you think he would chase them up and informed that we have Steve "Lazarus" Lovell in charge now.

I am sure his comment was bit tongue in cheek - although, again, at least I hope it was.

Some people have made great successes of new stadiums e.g. Brighton and Swansea. Others haven't e.g. Darlington.

Who knows what we would do, but I suspect I will never find out.

I do agree that we need to ensure that we own the ground though, losing control of that and paying rent gets you into all sorts of trouble e.g. Coventry and Walsall.

It would be nice to see Medway Council help out but to be honest unless we can spin some Charles Dickens connection they aren't that interested. The least they could do they is not try and block it.

A decent arena with a successful sports team has to be good for the local area whether people are supporters or not.

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