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Redevelopment Closer Than Ever?

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« Reply #180 on: January 25, 2013, 10:23:21 am »

Think they've only just finished testing the land

They probably found as much hot air than has been spouted over the whole saga.
All that matters is that Bayo gets his own Nando's, preferably as an ensuite to the changing rooms.
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« Reply #181 on: January 25, 2013, 12:57:54 pm »

Anyone still got a "Lets move the Cobblers to Brackmills" sticker on their car?


If so your cars f ucking ancient or vintage as it is now called.
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« Reply #182 on: January 25, 2013, 19:05:07 pm »

The men who test the soil were at sixfields a couple of weeks ago.
That process wouldn't be happening if progress were impossible.
They've been there since a day or two after the last announcement about having to test the soil. So how long is that? About 2 months?
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« Reply #183 on: January 25, 2013, 21:56:08 pm »

I guess it shuts the whingers up who love it when nothing happens. Grin Grin
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« Reply #184 on: January 26, 2013, 20:32:52 pm »

It has been quiet on the development front for a while. I really do hope something transpires before the next ice age though.

If (that huge word again) we do get up a division it will be essential that some improvement takes place so we can capitalise on any bigger crowds and or the potential commercial opportunities. With some big clubs hovering over the relegation zone in the Championship (I'm not including Boro in that) and other potential games we need the extra cash to stabilise and compete in the division.

Sadly without any ground development I fear we'll be back down before you can say "Barry Fry's illegitimate."
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« Reply #185 on: January 27, 2013, 08:06:34 am »

I'm afraid it is typical of the club, for all their PR, to tell us absolutely nothing for months on end. Not a sausage since the last posting on the official site on 24 May last year. I'll believe the 'redevelopment' when I see the JCBs moving in.
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« Reply #186 on: January 27, 2013, 08:49:38 am »

Clint, I take it then you didn't go to the last open forum nor read the minutes from that meeting. I also Aimee you didn't read the chairmans comments regarding tests, and easy stand development....  Huh?
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« Reply #187 on: January 27, 2013, 11:39:19 am »

Well if anyone hears anything positive please pass it on.

It just seems many other clubs even non league seem to just get on with it and put up decent sized commercially viable stands reasonably quickly without problems. Obviously it's more difficult for those with hemmed in grounds like Luton or Pish but we shouldn't really have a huge problem in a small improvement.

We know our ground is poor but I feel is doesn't need huge improvement just some quality commercial/corporate facilities and a reasonable increase in capacity so we're prepared for any bigger games/play offs/promotion.

We need to match Aidy's ambition or we'll lose him because with the facilities we have mid table Div 1 is our limit.

 
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« Reply #188 on: January 27, 2013, 15:32:16 pm »

About 2 months ago at the last forum they said they need to test the land. They have been testing the land over the course of the past 2 months. This has been detailed in the previous pages. What do you want? Somebody to read it aloud to you and draw pictures?
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« Reply #189 on: January 27, 2013, 15:46:04 pm »

About 2 months ago at the last forum they said they need to test the land. They have been testing the land over the course of the past 2 months. This has been detailed in the previous pages. What do you want? Somebody to read it aloud to you and draw pictures?
It only took 2 months to return soil samples from Mars!
What would happen if the soil was contaminated? Prohibition order on Sixfields?
The soil was fine 20 years ago so just stick down a big arsed heavy membrane and Build!
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« Reply #190 on: January 27, 2013, 15:52:15 pm »

Marquis-'read it loud or draw pictures' No!.... BUT whispering it to 60 fans at a trust meeting or an interview to the small percentage of fans that have Cobblers World is not great PR, surely better would be a 4 or 6 monthly update on the main club website. Some of us think the expansion is as important as the great work AB is doing, so are interested in any development news, however small.
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« Reply #191 on: January 27, 2013, 15:54:32 pm »

I didn't go to the forum and I knew about it so it wasn't really whispered. The problem is if they say something then you'll jump on them when it doesn't happen soon enough and if they don't say anything you'll jump on them for not saying anything.
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« Reply #192 on: January 27, 2013, 17:15:46 pm »

With some big clubs hovering over the relegation zone in the Championship (I'm not including Boro in that)

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« Reply #193 on: January 27, 2013, 21:28:29 pm »

About 2 months ago at the last forum they said they need to test the land. They have been testing the land over the course of the past 2 months. This has been detailed in the previous pages. What do you want? Somebody to read it aloud to you and draw pictures?

Sorry chap, I was only asking generally that's all, didn't mean to hit a nerve if it's something your working on. I live and work away from the Town and often miss announcements etc.


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« Reply #194 on: January 27, 2013, 21:55:52 pm »

They haven't even built the hotel on the car park yet! Come to think of it what happened to the rival schemes where hotels were going to be built in other places....nothing happened there either did it?
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« Reply #195 on: January 28, 2013, 13:26:45 pm »

South stand like the one behind goal at Bescot would be a good start. Actually anything tangible.

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« Reply #196 on: January 28, 2013, 15:18:00 pm »

Agreed Zen.

Don't know why after all the hassle DC has continued with the big development. A second tier on north or south stands with corporate facilities between makes more sense than screwing around with the west stand.

Surely as a property developer he has access to schemes for development projects. A sensible first phase could be bank financed and with the corporate facilities run correctly year round it would fund itself.
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« Reply #197 on: January 28, 2013, 20:06:58 pm »

If we sell bayo in the transfer window a lot of fans on here will soil their pants.
I wonder if that will also need testing before redeveloping Shocked
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« Reply #198 on: January 28, 2013, 21:17:14 pm »

We need to be looking at increasing capacity by a minimum 4000 if we have any ambition to ever play in the Championship, while there is no money in the pot, we need to look at doing it quickly and on the cheap. 2000 standing terraces built up behind the North and South stands. Keeping them as basic as possible, foundations,  supporting steel sections with pre formed terrace sections, the roof to be metal sheets on supporting purlins and supported by 2 large supports as opposed to a more expensive cantilevered roof.
Erect a supporting scaffold behind the East stand to hold 12 corporate / sponsor boxes. supporters bar and sponsor lounges can be created by use of temporary mobile type structures, hired or purchased 2nd hand and tarted up. These could be Hired out and used be used 7 days a week?

This would leave us with one of the best looking/ quirky little stadiums in the land.


As for the enabling works,  flog the land around sixfields such as the North car park, prime land for a hotel and retail etc and use a  little of funds raised to up grade the Stadium on the cheap.

Its got to be a better option and more manageable than anything proposed over these past 10 years!
I doubt anyone would object to this happening at Sixfields?
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« Reply #199 on: January 28, 2013, 21:30:37 pm »

I don't think we own the north car park so unfortunately we can't sell it.
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