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Posts posted by TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

  1. 2 hours ago, CornishRhino said:

    I agree older. I do think this saga this time around is going right to the deadline. It is so hard to call at the moment I don't think anybody has a clue which way the stadium vote will go.

    When they are cutting back and back again, with savings needed of circa £70 million is it (?) how can they justify building a loss making monument (?)

    The Pirate consortium have already stated they will subsidise it for £300K per year for the first ten years, what then(?)

    What if the running costs/losses are greater than that in the first ten years (?) to many if's for me..... and many others.

    I don't know of any local authority enterprise that has made any sort of return to the ratepayer....rather always hefty losses.

    I will be almightily surprised if it gets built (!)

    The consortium are only using TCFC as a bargaining/blackmail tool anyway, and with crowds of 300++ each match day I would think that would be a loss maker as well (!)

    To open up a stadium of that size requires staffing for the whole ground, not just a corner of it, and it's too small for a truly headline band to play in, so ....make you own minds up.

    To me - a huge financial loss on the horizon after the honeymoon period ends.

  2. 12 minutes ago, CornishRhino said:

    All ifs and buts at the moment. We'll have to see what happens first at the council meeting and then the close season.

    It is going to go right to the wire, last minute reprieve is needed.

    I'm not  hearing a great deal of support for the stadium, maybe if the government comes up with the shortfall as promised - then might happen.

  3. 1 hour ago, Mangle said:

    Not sure Ponch did the right thing today by making 11 changes. No games this week, so 8 days or so until they next play. Now they’ve got to fit in an unwanted reply. But what do we know!

    They all do it - stupid.

    Wanyama's fault for the equaliser, watched the geezer stroll past him and didn't care, pro footballer my arse...out of my team for that lack of effort.



  4. On ‎16‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 18:37, Mangle said:

    Got to say that on current form, Spurs are cutting it with the best of them. I have said many times, Kane, Eriksen, Lloris, Deli Ali, Son, these are top quality players. Top quality. I still think their defenders are a weak link, Sanchez and Aurier are just “getting away with it”. A bit like Jones and Smalling at Man Utd. I don’t rate them. But as an overall team, confidence is high, and they are playing well. I think they deserved to beat Juve, and my money is on a comfortable win back at Wembley. They still have to win a trophy though, and that is basically how they will finally be judged. Nothing for 10 years, a team that is “capable”, but they have to deliver something. I am not convinced they can. Long way to go, and twists and turns all the way.

    Hey Mangle ....I totally agree  with you (!) I've got to lie down after  saying that :wacko:

    Missing Toby Alderweireld big time, and should have kept Kyle Walker - but what do we know.

  5. 13 minutes ago, Goldeneye said:

    Bodmin is not a very good 'green' choice. A 20 mile radius around Truro covers a far, far greater population than the same radius around Bodmin. Truro also has better public transport facilities.

    Only when the traffic can actually move !!!

    The Council are going to be building all over "green" Cornwall to fufill its obligations to provide housing for the over population taking place.

    Falmouth , Truro and Camborne are gridlocked everyday now.

  6. A lot of income lost to clubs already this season due to cancellations, now more income lost due to more lost fixtures (!)

    I hope the double headers are evened out on the fixtures to give a bit of income to all.

    Myself I would have simply played a standard game and doubled the points up ...ie a normal fixture....normal costs.

    But I do agree with many, the league should have asked the clubs for their ideas - and ran with the most favoured by the member clubs.

    But hellfire what a wet season this has been - never seen anything like it....expecting Noah any day now !!!!!!!

  7. 2 hours ago, somersetspur said:

    Just a little question about the Council using tax payers money to complete the S4C.

    Are any of you concerned about the millions,to be spent on the Hall for Cornwall.?

    Not  a great fan of the figures being quoted ...they tend to go up !!!!!!

    But it is for the whole of Cornwall not just a select few....incorporate the hall for Cornwall into the stadium maybe.

    I would look for somewhere around the Bodmin area myself, straight off the A30...suitable for everyone I would think.

    Enough in Truro already methinks.

  8. 5 hours ago, Monsoon said:

    And if the Environment Agency hadn't buggered the footpaths and drainage up Bodmins pitch would be playable.

    From the Bodmin Facebook page:


    Just for the record, apart from the horrendous amount of rain we have suffered recently, the fact that thousands of gallons of rain water is running onto Priory Park from the recent new pathways laid by the Environment Agency on the eastern side of the ground, this has greatly increased the amount of water getting into the ground. It literally has been thousands of gallons a day and we have it on film to prove it. Engineers have looked at the flooding issues and work will shortly commence to stop the water running off Priory Road and Athelstand Park on the pitch.
    Thought you should know the full reasons for the missed fixtures.

    Well said for clarifying that.

  9. There's the meat on the bone in the West Briton today, statement by the pirates executive.

    One little mention of TCFC, and the rest is all about the pirate's and the college, TCFC are just an after thought to be accommodated or suffered to achieve a stadium.

    The most interesting bit, it will be subsidised to the tune of £300K per year for the first ten years (!) It is being built to lose money.

    Ten years down the line when the subsidy finishes it will require a major overhaul by then - who pays (?) and then who takes the annual losses (?)

    It should now be called THE PIRATES STADIUM 'cause it isn't for Cornwall, if it was it would be built in mid Cornwall, not Cornwall's M25


  10. 1 hour ago, stevieb said:

    Have to agree older , to many parents trying to live through their kids on the pitch , and not having a clue even over the basic laws eg offside , kids rebel when they become teenagers , some carry on but not many even some coaches drop out when the kids reach 16 , perhaps they should try to help with the transition from youth to adult football ., I like the old jumpers for goalposts on the recreation ground , not organized , next goal wins ECT ECT , and then finish up with a game of murder ball , my misspent youth .


    Ha, ha Steve ...nothing wrongt there buddy ....who was this Miss spent you mentioned (?)

  11. 10 minutes ago, Goldeneye said:

    Means nothing unless spurs win the competition.

    How many times did assenhole win it (?)

    1 hour ago, stevieb said:

    Yeah you would of thought they could have done better than a draw away from home !  But no trophies won in February :smiley20:

    Have to admit at present spurs are a better team than Arsenal , my God that hurts to even think that .:wacko:

    Pain is a wonderful thing ....had it for enough years - payback.

  12. To much organised youth football, they've been playing 10 years before they get to that age, and with dads telling them to drop off, go wide and all the rest of what I've heard at these games ....no wonder they're fed up with it.

    W used to put a couple of jumpers down and away we went for 6 odd hours a day ....dreaming of the day when we could play in an organised league.

    Then Saturday was match of the day ...nothing else, today you can watch every game played in the world, the mystery is gone with that scenario.

    A serious number of teams / clubs to fold yet I fear.