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AndyPark
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Post by AndyPark » Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:44 am

Wasn’t able to make the Fans Forum last night as went to the Boro vs Marseille game.

Anyone able to give us a lowdown on what was said, be most grateful :thumbup:

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by banktopp » Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:50 am

AndyPark wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:44 am
Wasn’t able to make the Fans Forum last night as went to the Boro vs Marseille game.

Anyone able to give us a lowdown on what was said, be most grateful :thumbup:
Have a look on 'tinshed'

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by Old Git » Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am

Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:15 am

⬆️ Thanks Oldgit.
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Re: Fans Forum

Post by banktopp » Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:05 am

Old Git wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am
Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.
When Feethams was re-developed, fans paid £25 to have their name carved on a brick which was then incorporated into a wall at the ground.
Same could apply to our new ground.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by banktopp » Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:06 am

Old Git wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am
Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.
When Feethams was re-developed, fans paid £25 to have their name carved on a brick which was then incorporated into a wall at the ground.
Same could apply to our new ground.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:45 pm

banktopp wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:06 am
Old Git wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am
Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.
When Feethams was re-developed, fans paid £25 to have their name carved on a brick which was then incorporated into a wall at the ground.
Same could apply to our new ground.
The bricks were £25 and they were in place a long time NOT ;)

it took me years to rescue our family brick, and it now sits beneath our phone - but it's a good idea though, as this proposed new stadium I'm sure will be long term.
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Re: Fans Forum

Post by onewayup » Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:21 pm

Maybe A one off strip for the opening season with name of donation makers on, a given sum as once before raised quite a bit if remember right, anyone with ideas.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by onewayup » Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:50 pm

Hughes, Emery must be trialists are they.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:12 pm

Dick Emery impressed in his brief stint.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by Darlo_CR » Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:26 pm

Got a cracking long throw which would be handy, especially with Beck.
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norwich darlo
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Re: Fans Forum

Post by norwich darlo » Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:33 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:12 pm
Dick Emery impressed in his brief stint.
Oh Vic you are awful...but I like you!

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by Alfie » Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:49 pm

norwich darlo wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:33 pm
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:12 pm
Dick Emery impressed in his brief stint.
Oh Vic you are awful...but I like you!
Showing your age there Norwich!

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by jjljks » Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:33 pm

onewayup wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:21 pm
Maybe A one off strip for the opening season with name of donation makers on, a given sum as once before raised quite a bit if remember right, anyone with ideas.
Like the Full Monty?

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by poppyfield » Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:12 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am
Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.
I have sent an idea on how to raise the 60K , just have to wait to see if anything comes of it.
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Re: Fans Forum

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:06 pm

poppyfield wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:12 pm
Old Git wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am
Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.
I have sent an idea on how to raise the 60K , just have to wait to see if anything comes of it.

Does it involve Raj Singh, a plank, and the River Skerne?
A stopped clock is right twice a day.
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Re: Fans Forum

Post by bga » Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:19 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:06 pm
poppyfield wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:12 pm
Old Git wrote:
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:06 am
Interesting fans forum but nothing really new to report. On the playing side AA says he is happy with the squad, although he would ideally like to bring in a couple more players, possibly a central defender and midfielder. He did suggest that we may bring in a loanee once the season starts or possibly be able to sign someone on a dual registration.
DJ mainly talked about the new ground situation. DBC have identified 2 possible sites , both on the outskirts of the town, where they would be willing in principle to allow a stadium to be built. He stressed that the Council will dictate to us where it will be situated not the other way around. We are exploring the viability of both sites and talking to the two developers to ascertain which will be the most suitable.
The idea is to develop a ground which will meet EFL requirements. In the short term we will be engaging with architects to draw up suitable plans to put before the Council later this year, and if all goes well building could start next year, with a view to being open for the start of the 2024/25 season.
There will be an initial cost of around £60k for architects fees etc. which the club will need to pay out in the coming weeks. We can afford to do this from our financial reserves, but ideally they would like to raise the money another way. So if anyone out there has a brilliant idea to raise the funds I am sure the club would love to hear from you.
I have sent an idea on how to raise the 60K , just have to wait to see if anything comes of it.

Does it involve Raj Singh, a plank, and the River Skerne?
The Tees would be better it is faster flowing in places.
On a serious note I do expect the Club to call on our Financial support at various stages of the Ground project and I have no issue with that. Clearly the really big costs like the "build" costs will have to be meet by way of a loan. Got to admit, I would rather see some sort of plan from the Club regards what they believe the Fans could contribute towards the Ground at this stage, rather than ask (and I know they have not so far) for money at this very first stage.

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Re: Fans Forum

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:32 am

On the topic of fundraising a massive well done to all those who sponsor home and away kits for the team and staff. That's really impressive when you see the list. Brilliant fans.

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