Would they want to Buy our Club?
#1

Just been reading that Dennis Bergkamp, Dirk Kuyt, and Henrik Larsson, are interested in Buying an English Football Club.
 Unfortunately, the 3 ex players are looking at League One / Two Clubs.
 Perhaps we could try and convince them to look a bit lower down the pyramid. To a Club with potential, an Historical City, Cathedral, Docks, Shopping Outlet. Train Station with the longest platform.

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(28-02-2024, 02:01 PM)Andrew B Wrote:  Just been reading that Dennis Bergkamp, Dirk Kuyt, and Henrik Larsson, are interested in Buying an English Football Club.
 Unfortunately, the 3 ex players are looking at League One / Two Clubs.
 Perhaps we could try and convince them to look a bit lower down the pyramid. To a Club with potential, an Historical City, Cathedral, Docks, Shopping Outlet. Train Station with the longest platform.
Next season they'd have to be looking a lot further down the pyramid. We don't have such luck. They'd take one look at the stadium and its surroundings and be on the first flight back to Europe. Maybe a film director as a buyer? To use as a backdrop to a remake of 28 Days Later?
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#3

Actually, if you have a copy of the original film you could sell it and buy the club yourself.

Apparently.

https://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/f...2-20240227

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#4

Telford just been taken over by a local businessman and American investor's.
Hope it's us one day
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#5

As a senior figure in county football said to me - you'll get the crowds at Gloucester but what is there to buy in to? I believe they meant the stadium. It's been fine to get us back to the city, but what infrastructure is there to invest in? Telford at least have a decent ground, unlike our collection of shipping containers.
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(28-02-2024, 06:48 PM)Paul Wrote:  As a senior figure in county football said to me - you'll get the crowds at Gloucester but what is there to buy in to? I believe they meant the stadium. It's been fine to get us back to the city, but what infrastructure is there to invest in? Telford at least have a decent ground, unlike our collection of shipping containers.
 But it’s owned by Telford and Wrekin Council!

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(28-02-2024, 06:48 PM)Paul Wrote:  As a senior figure in county football said to me - you'll get the crowds at Gloucester but what is there to buy in to? I believe they meant the stadium. It's been fine to get us back to the city, but what infrastructure is there to invest in? Telford at least have a decent ground, unlike our collection of shipping containers.

Whilst it has a temporary feel to it it's worth comparing it to Boston's ground which was new at about the same time. . That looked nice on first impression but was just concrete looking second time around. The shipping containers are quite functional and you don't notice them when you're inside looking out.

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(28-02-2024, 06:51 PM)Daveangel Wrote:   But it’s owned by Telford and Wrekin Council!
Hereford council own theirs and are investing in it - I don't see council ownership as necessarily a negative.

(28-02-2024, 07:00 PM)Neil Wrote:  Whilst it has a temporary feel to it it's worth comparing it to Boston's ground which was new at about the same time. . That looked nice on first impression but was just concrete looking second time around. The shipping containers are quite functional and you don't notice them when you're inside looking out.
As you say they're functional but that's about all. If I was choosing to invest in City or somewhere like Dartford I know which I'd choose. It's true there are worse grounds. If eg PC raised questions about the value of the ground then other shrewd would be investors surely would too.
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(28-02-2024, 06:48 PM)Paul Wrote:  It's been fine to get us back to the city, but what infrastructure is there to invest in? Telford at least have a decent ground, unlike our collection of shipping containers.

Remember when they said this was just Phase 1 of the build and there would be more improvements to come. That statement was rightly not believed at the time!
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#10

Then there's plenty of scope to remove and reuse them and build something more permanent. They are or were fit for the purpose that we required at the time.

I don't know how feasible it would be for any potential new owner to just buy the football club and build their own ground elsewhere though. Would the current owners accept that?

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