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    Ethan Ampadu off to Chelsea

    The anguish on Ethan's face at 55 seconds into the video clearly demonstrates that it was a painful contact.
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    New Ground Feasibility Study

    IBA, "Darts land" adjacent to the M5 and Topsham football ground was one of the dozen sites considered by Drivers Jonas. It was ranked No.5 out of those sites but was not seriously considered because of the reasons you state. It was also a high cost site because of its suitability for housing...
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    New Ground Feasibility Study

    Yes, when all aspects are taken into account, particularly additional income generating facilities. It seems others at the Club are now thinking along the same lines.
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    New Ground Feasibility Study

    This is a City Council initiative and I question the motive behind it. When I last looked at Exeter City’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment several years ago it was apparent to me that there are now no sites remaining within the City Council boundaries that could be large enough or...
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    What year did you first watch or take a interest in The Grecians ?

    1954 in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth. We were at the bottom of the league but still attracted a crowd of over 9,000. In the early days I always stood behind the big bank goal. I know Pete USA was always there and so, apparently, Banksy.
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    The Arsenal Stadium Mystery - featuring Cliff Bastin

    Olds, he was a very modest fellow. He didn't talk too much about his time at Arsenal (other than to complain about how poorly paid he was in comparison to more modern times!) . He was the warden at a youth centre at Weymouth and a little earlier had fallen on hard times. A friend of his had...
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    The Arsenal Stadium Mystery - featuring Cliff Bastin

    I've just watched parts of this on Youtube. The Arsenal (and England) captain was Eddy Hapgood. I used to play him every week at tennis in Weymouth in the mid sixties. He was 30 years older than me but could always give me a good thrashing. Unfortunately he died at the age of 64.
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    Ownership of St James Park

    I would assume that the fairest way of interpreting "at par" would be to divide each shareholder's percentage holding into the current net worth of the company as displayed on the latest balance sheet. Do we know what the Club paid for SP's and JT's holding? That would give an indication. I...
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    Ownership of St James Park

    Yes the Club desperately needed cash as it was in Administration and had a Corporate Voluntary Agreement in place. Beazers knew that they had got their hands on SJP at a bargain price and that was their major goal. They also knew that the new homes development and stadium new build would be on...
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    Ownership of St James Park

    Different circumstances Pete. The Oxford rent is based on a construction cost of £13m, not £750k as in our case.
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    Ownership of St James Park

    Rosencrantz, I'm not too sure what happened with the Matford plans as I wasn't involved at the stage. As for Beazer, the only scheme I was involved with them was the Lower Hill Barton Scheme. This was classified as 'white land' with anticipated development potential in ten years time. I couldn't...
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    Ownership of St James Park

    Boyo I said the St. James' Centre was available for less than £800k, not St. James' Park!
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    Ownership of St James Park

    Thanks CB. As always, we're in total agreement!
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    Ownership of St James Park

    Olds, the primary objective in the Council buying the ground from Beazer Homes in 1996 was to help the Club. Heaven knows how many hours I spent talking to then City Council leader Chester Long about this issue after Beazer refused to budge in discussions with me over the £1.2 m it wanted from...
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    Ownership of St James Park

    With regard to the ownership of St. James’ Park, it is apparent to me two things stand out. Firstly the City Council have only ever given the very minimum help in keeping the Club afloat and secondly the Trust and Club have failed to recognise the full potential value to the Club in completing...
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