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Glasshoughton Stadium Dream Finally Dead


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#1 Ponterover

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

http://www.pontefrac...press-1-5471301

To be clear, I am not gloating, just sharing what I've just seen on the Ponte and Cas website.

Only a headline at the moment, word on Casforum is that it's all over and WMDC have withdrawn the offer of £2m financial assistance.

Very bad news for all associated with Cas

#2 RidingPie

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

Sad news. I wonder if this will resurrect talk of a ground share?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

Cas are looking to regenerate Wheldon Road. The enabling development that was earmarked to provide funding for GH is, I believe, going to be used to upgrade the existing ground instead.

There has already been rumours that Cas are looking to pick over the bones of the Don Valley so i don't believe there will be any ground share, at least not permanently.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Surely if they were to redo Wheldon Road, they'd pretty much have to knock it down and start again? There's hardly any room behind the two covered terraces and the pitch needs extending.

I honestly can't see Cas making it past the next licensing round without a new stadium.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

Council funding withdrawn from Newmarket also apparently.

#6 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:23 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Cas and Wakey should be sharing a stadium. They'd have been in it by now if people had seen sense
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#7 Ponterover

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Cas and Wakey should be sharing a stadium. They'd have been in it by now if people had seen sense


It would make financial sense, but don't you worry that it would be the thin end of a merger wedge?

#8 EastLondonMike

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Sharing a stadium makes so much sense. And to be honest could be the only way either are going to get in a new stadium any time soon.

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#9 Matt J

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

It would make financial sense, but don't you worry that it would be the thin end of a merger wedge?


Nah, thered be no need to merge, AC & Inter do quite well.

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#10 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:02 AM

It would make financial sense, but don't you worry that it would be the thin end of a merger wedge?


No I don't.

there'll be the obvious bickering about colour of the seats and who gets the 50p per pie sold etc but no need to talk of a merger because of a shared stadium
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#11 Ponterover

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

No I don't.

there'll be the obvious bickering about colour of the seats and who gets the 50p per pie sold etc but no need to talk of a merger because of a shared stadium


Fair enough, but can you see thousands from Cas turning up at Newmarket, or thousands from Wakey turning up at Glasshoughton (which is the better location)?

It's not like you can walk and have a few pre match beers like many do at the moment.

I would worry that it would signal a long slow death of whichever club moved away from it's roots.

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#12 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:08 AM

eventually yes
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

A crude Google maps search says between 6.7-9.6 miles depending which way you go and around 17-20 minutes journey time from Wheldon Road to Stanley.

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#14 Bomb Jack

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

If they ever shared a Stadium then an i-pitch may be the way to go..........
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

If they ever shared a Stadium then an i-pitch may be the way to go..........

If they could afford the extra cost then yes, and a roll of "I was a brave boy today" stickers for Richard Mathers.

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#16 EastLondonMike

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

I pitch all the way for any shared stadium.. Without new stadia both Cas and Wakey would be looking over their shoulder come License time.. providing there is another round of licensing of course..

Personally i think both teams playing out of the same stadium would generate even more rivalry, which would be great come derby day.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

A crude Google maps search says between 6.7-9.6 miles depending which way you go and around 17-20 minutes journey time from Wheldon Road to Stanley.

It isnt that far from Wheldon Road to the Newmarket site, which is more Methley area than stanley..
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

It isnt that far from Wheldon Road to the Newmarket site, which is more Methley area than stanley..

Fair enough.

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#19 Father Ted

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

Maybe if they both committed to ground share the Council funding would be re-instated.
Ground share had always seemed the most financially benificial, that's easily said from outside the area like me.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Newmarket is available for Cas to use.




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