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Good news today

Post by Darlopartisan » Mon May 02, 2022 5:55 pm

Scarborough will in our league next season, beating Warrington 2. 1 today.
A nice away day to look forward to👍

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Post by H1987 » Mon May 02, 2022 6:01 pm

Delighted for them. Proper football club and a proper away day. Will have to try and make the trip for that one. Interested to see their new ground.

Peterborough Sports also. Which is an easy trip on the train, if nothing else.

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Post by Old Git » Mon May 02, 2022 6:05 pm

Darlopartisan wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 5:55 pm
Scarborough will in our league next season, beating Warrington 2. 1 today.
A nice away day to look forward to👍
Would make an excellent first game of the season. What’s the betting it is a midweek fixture

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Post by shildonlad » Mon May 02, 2022 6:16 pm

Peterbrough sports have to be one of the smallest clubs in the league
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Post by Darlopartisan » Mon May 02, 2022 6:29 pm

Ah. Fish & chips by the sea

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Post by Lawman3 » Mon May 02, 2022 7:38 pm

Isn’t Jordan Nicholson at Peterborough Sports now?
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Post by shildonlad » Mon May 02, 2022 8:06 pm

And well done to gateshead, the only north east team who has ever been promoted to the national league
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon May 02, 2022 8:10 pm

Pretty much certain that Spennymoor can't get to the playoffs too.
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Post by shildonlad » Mon May 02, 2022 8:13 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 8:10 pm
Pretty much certain that Spennymoor can't get to the playoffs too.
Looks like the last spot is between alfreton, boston and kettering. Unless spennymoor have a huge win during there final game
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Mon May 02, 2022 8:13 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:Pretty much certain that Spennymoor can't get to the playoffs too.
They have to win their final game at home to Chorley and hope the 3 sides above them all fail to win.

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Post by jjljks » Tue May 03, 2022 7:19 am

Congrats to Scarborough & looks like they have got it right about finding a ground back in Scarborough although will have to invest in improving it in future. Still, an enviable problem to have & hope DFC can learn from their example.

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Post by lo36789 » Tue May 03, 2022 7:32 am

jjljks wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 7:19 am
Congrats to Scarborough & looks like they have got it right about finding a ground back in Scarborough although will have to invest in improving it in future. Still, an enviable problem to have & hope DFC can learn from their example.
Which bits should we learn from?

Getting hold of a council owned ground rather than owned by the club, piggybacking on a £50million investment to secure a facility, just building the bare minimum needed for the level that is required (so mostly flat standing with 500 covered seats and sufficient covered terracing to get the ground up to minimum capacity required?), or the bit about playing outside of town for 10 years at step 3 and below until these pieces became possible?

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Post by H1987 » Tue May 03, 2022 10:16 am

They have improved that now though. There's a decent stand opposite the small main stand. I don't know if they need to do more to meet the requirements at this level, but it's reasonably tidy looking right now.

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Post by lo36789 » Tue May 03, 2022 10:49 am

H1987 wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 10:16 am
They have improved that now though. There's a decent stand opposite the small main stand. I don't know if they need to do more to meet the requirements at this level, but it's reasonably tidy looking right now.
They would meet minimum for playoffs at our with 500 and something seats. It's still over 50% flat standing I thought but could be wrong.

I didn't think any of their stands were full length and what they were gifted courtesy of the development, which I think came from central government as part of a regional regeneration piece, was smaller than Bishop Auckland.

To be fair though does suggest we learnt something and maybe why we were keen to host Nadine Dorries when we did!

Other than that how to make a ground with smaller capacity (3,281 v 2,833) than the one we have but take three times as long to do it (5 years v 15 years)

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Post by H1987 » Tue May 03, 2022 1:39 pm

I don’t know all the statistics but I’ve watched the highlights and it definitely isn’t all hard standing.

There’s a main stand with seats raised above standing (kinda like Bishop), a sizeable stand opposite with seats in the middle and terracing on either side, and a terrace behind one of the goals. One end looks to be hard standing but the others have stands that I would assume they can extend.

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Re: Good news today

Post by jjljks » Tue May 03, 2022 1:47 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 7:32 am
jjljks wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 7:19 am
Congrats to Scarborough & looks like they have got it right about finding a ground back in Scarborough although will have to invest in improving it in future. Still, an enviable problem to have & hope DFC can learn from their example.
Which bits should we learn from?

Getting hold of a council owned ground rather than owned by the club, piggybacking on a £50million investment to secure a facility, just building the bare minimum needed for the level that is required (so mostly flat standing with 500 covered seats and sufficient covered terracing to get the ground up to minimum capacity required?), or the bit about playing outside of town for 10 years at step 3 and below until these pieces became possible?
Not quite, yes getting a ground in town and yes, a pitch dedicated to association football. Yes to a responsible landlord although not sure that DBC would fulfil this criteria. As I said, further investment in the ground is needed as like BM, there is a lot of flat standing & a limited number of covered seating.

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Re: Good news today

Post by lo36789 » Tue May 03, 2022 2:00 pm

H1987 wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 1:39 pm
I don’t know all the statistics but I’ve watched the highlights and it definitely isn’t all hard standing.
No... obviously not because ground grading at North East counties doesn't even allow that.

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Post by jjljks » Tue May 03, 2022 8:28 pm

In the Mirror, Gary Neville claims that Salford have had to spend "millions & millions on the ground" to bring it up to League 2 standard. Last financial year they lost £4.7M, about £91k a week.
This is quite a reality check for us and I am glad we have DJ on board to keep our ambitions on track & within our own financial constraints.

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Re: Good news today

Post by darlo reborn » Wed May 04, 2022 12:11 pm

As a fan owned football club there is no way we would get back in the football league within the next 5 years or more so imagine what it would cost then to have a ground and team to compete.But will be quite happy for us to flirt with the playoffs now and again.

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