Red's for sale!
Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:52 PM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:54 PM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:59 PM
Like I said we need our board to tell them how it is take over and merge!! Credit crunch times! Time too see the light
Realistically do you think town could afford to but the reds? Your looking at £100k plus
Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:17 PM
Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:36 PM
Although it's currently a positive figure that valuation would be written down based on year on year losses. Although the net worth is positive its artificially inflated by the cash savings which would disappear if a new stand was built and although the new stand would be a fixed asset because it's (the stadium) a leasehold property that valuation would also be written down the further into the lease they go.
For my mind, why spend it on Borough Park when it could be spent on Dwrwent Park if they moved across the road. Another £100k would surely go a long way.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:48 PM
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Edited by Brow lad, 09 May 2013 - 10:38 PM.
Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:57 PM
Think arnys moving to Manchester
He already has about 3 month ago. Committed to the club for next season tho (as long as there is a club)
Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:27 PM
It would be a unthinkable if Reds went to the wall, it would be a sporting disaster for the area, here hoping it turns out okay and somebody steps in to buy the club.
Somebody mentioned about playing at Borough Park. Well it wouldn't bother me Town playing there, I only saw a couple of Town games there and they were fantastic occasions with a great atmosphere. Its never likely to happen as a shared pitch was one of the arguements against the new shared stadium.
Best of luck to the Reds, it's nice to see nearly everyone on here being supportive. I very much doubt we would get the same reaction on the Reds forum if the shoe was on the other foot.
Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:45 PM
Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:01 PM
It wouldn't make sense to move due to the state of their stadium. Town are in a far stronger position financially so any move would have to be the opposite way to make worthwhile
At this time Town are stronger financially having about 90 years left on the lease of Derwent Park whereas Red's have been given a 30 year lease in order to try and get funding for a new stand. Town have already spent the best part of half a million on Derwent Park to bring it up to a better standard and they also have the added income from the speedway. The Comets couldn't afford to buy out the Town lease for DP whereas the Red's would probably be better off without the upkeep of BP. The Red's moving to DP is infinitely better than no Red's at all!!!!
"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimesion, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave hadfield - Independent 25th Augsut 1996.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:45 AM
Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:58 AM
I must be missing the reports from monday to saturday on how much of a struggle it is to get DP ready. Improvements were made at the start of the season and as a result time is needed for the new turf to settle in and a few good downpours were needed to sort the ground out after a long spell without rain after having machinery on and around the pitch while the work was carried out.
Surely the club would be asking for help every home game if it was a struggle
Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:17 AM
I know, that one game proves we can never get a game on. As for atmosphere,comparing the current one to the atmosphere for that game is just ridiculous.
Couldnt play football on DP,we struggle to get it ready for RL.I would be happy developing and moving to BP lets be honest there both ######s at the moment,remember watching great Wigan team there Gill,Hanley,Lydon fantastic atmosphere.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:33 AM
Edited by wonky, 11 May 2013 - 10:33 AM.
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