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Sheffield deserve vastly more praise than Castleford.

Castleford have wasted millions on merely surviving another year and have nothing to show for it. If SL had accepted PE money,Castleford would have been the first to be kicked out. Their ground was not fit for purpose in 1970 and effectively nothing has been done to improve it since. Shameful.

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7 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

By increasing the capacity.  Because they would need to.  Not sure why anyone who wants RL to do well or likes a pint wouldnt want Eagles flying high tbh. 

I asked how they would increase capacity and your answer: "by increasing capacity". Genius.

As for needing 5k, that's absolutely delusional. 

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9 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

By increasing the capacity.  Because they would need to.  Not sure why anyone who wants RL to do well or likes a pint wouldnt want Eagles flying high tbh. 

What gibberish is this?

You just say the capacity is 5000 and everybody says "Aye, that's grand then"?

"We'll sell you a seat .... but you'll only need the edge of it!"

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3 hours ago, cookey said:

Sheffield deserve vastly more praise than Castleford.

Castleford have wasted millions on merely surviving another year and have nothing to show for it. If SL had accepted PE money,Castleford would have been the first to be kicked out. Their ground was not fit for purpose in 1970 and effectively nothing has been done to improve it since. Shameful.

It is fit for purpose, 8,000 people go to watch their games and enjoy it. I’m sure everyone at Cas would agree it should be better but building stadiums is an expensive business, you can’t just magic one out of a hat; if they stopped spending money on the team to do it they wouldn’t need a new stadium in league one. 

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26 minutes ago, Griff said:

What gibberish is this?

You just say the capacity is 5000 and everybody says "Aye, that's grand then"?

They would have to build another stand to increase capacity.  Since Eagles are years away from this being a problem and will have to spend several years trying to build a fan base around the 2000 mark I dont think this is a serious concern. 

They are finally getting a long term home with a new stand and it is another positive developement.

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2 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

They would have to build another stand to increase capacity.  Since Eagles are years away from this being a problem and will have to spend several years trying to build a fan base around the 2000 mark I dont think this is a serious concern. 

They are finally getting a long term home with a new stand and it is another positive developement.

You forget that, eight years ago, when Sheffield last actually had a stadium, they'd just won back-to-back Championships backed by an average attendance of substantially less than 2000.

Anyway, the inference was that they'd get into the top four and increase their capacity for the following week's play-off game. 

"We'll sell you a seat .... but you'll only need the edge of it!"

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9 hours ago, cookey said:

Sheffield deserve vastly more praise than Castleford.

Castleford have wasted millions on merely surviving another year and have nothing to show for it. If SL had accepted PE money,Castleford would have been the first to be kicked out. Their ground was not fit for purpose in 1970 and effectively nothing has been done to improve it since. Shameful.

Apparently the main stand as got asbestos in it with it being so old but it must be safe as they use it.

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17 hours ago, Eddie said:

It is fit for purpose, 8,000 people go to watch their games and enjoy it. I’m sure everyone at Cas would agree it should be better but building stadiums is an expensive business, you can’t just magic one out of a hat; if they stopped spending money on the team to do it they wouldn’t need a new stadium in league one. 

Building stadiums is an expensive business, you can’t just magic one out of a hat; if they stopped spending money on the team to do it they wouldn’t need a new stadium in league 1.

I agree with you on that.  I assume that some are criticising Wigan for not owning their own stadium  so that the Warriors end up in League 1.  I'm not a fan of old stadiums such as Wheldon Rd and I prefer the DW to Central Park any day, but it's a question of balance. I'd rather see a successful Cas (wash my mouth out with soap and water 😀) at their current location  than a failing one in a state-of-the-art palace...as long as there is a plan in place.

Four legs good - two legs bad

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1 hour ago, JohnM said:

Building stadiums is an expensive business, you can’t just magic one out of a hat; if they stopped spending money on the team to do it they wouldn’t need a new stadium in league 1.

I agree with you on that.  I assume that some are criticising Wigan for not owning their own stadium  so that the Warriors end up in League 1.  I'm not a fan of old stadiums such as Wheldon Rd and I prefer the DW to Central Park any day, but it's a question of balance. I'd rather see a successful Cas (wash my mouth out with soap and water 😀) at their current location  than a failing one in a state-of-the-art palace...as long as there is a plan in place.

There's been a plan in place for 25 years and it finds its way out when ground criteria gets talked about.

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2 hours ago, Fevrover said:

There's been a plan in place for 25 years and it finds its way out when ground criteria gets talked about.

At least they are not making any rash decisions. 😀😀

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Four legs good - two legs bad

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Think Sheffield's stadium was due to be ready for Feb next year.Although that would only be the first phase with a capacity of 2500.Then in time that could be extended to 3900.Which would be OK for The Championship.I think it may be slightly delayed as the progress has been quite slow considering construction workers have worked through the Pandemic.The ground will be shared by Eagles,Sheff United ladies and a Sheffield American Football team.

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16 hours ago, Fevrover said:

Apparently the main stand as got asbestos in it with it being so old but it must be safe as they use it.

Asbestos is absolutely fine in buildings as it only becomes unsafe if you disturb it (remove it, break it up etc)

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22 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

Asbestos is absolutely fine in buildings as it only becomes unsafe if you disturb it (remove it, break it up etc)

Which is what happens when the building's demolished, which requires special precautions to stop any asbestos escaping and very expensive sealed landfill - costs a fortune as our local tennis club's found with their quite small clubhouse proposal.

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8 hours ago, Chronicler of Chiswick said:

Which is what happens when the building's demolished, which requires special precautions to stop any asbestos escaping and very expensive sealed landfill - costs a fortune as our local tennis club's found with their quite small clubhouse proposal.

Won't cost that much for a stands roof mate, especially compared to all the other costs of a stadium or new stand.

The consultant and Architects costs would be 20x or 30x the cost of removing asbestos from a stadium like Castleford.

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22 minutes ago, Dallas Mead said:

Starting to take shape!  It’s easy to be cynical about these things but (a) it’s theirs and (b) it’s in Sheffield.  #babysteps

I dont think it's theirs. But yeah it's in Sheffield 

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1 hour ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

who owns it?

Council I think but in many ways at least it is a secure long term home with chances to grow a club with youth coaching and a decent area for commercial and hospitality.  

 

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1 hour ago, ShropshireBull said:

Council I think but in many ways at least it is a secure long term home with chances to grow a club with youth coaching and a decent area for commercial and hospitality.  

 

Did you copy and past that from when Salford were moving to the  AJ Bell stadium?

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10 hours ago, ShropshireBull said:

Council I think but in many ways at least it is a secure long term home with chances to grow a club with youth coaching and a decent area for commercial and hospitality.  

 

But no income 

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