The What Should We Do With the Watkins Money Thread

Pete Martin (CTID)

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Looks like we will need to be pretty circumspect with the windfall as the "government" is apparently reviewing the decision to allow spectators into sports events from 1st October as originally proposed.
 

Billy The Fish

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Helpfully the Chrisene money has been used to offset some of the costs of the plague.
 

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Pre virus there were suggestions that the club were when funds were available to create an indoor pitch at the Cat and Fiddle which would be a step towards enhancing the status of the academy and our teams to train in poor weather. Presumably not a cheap proposition but it would be a lasting legacy to Ollie.

As things currently stand however tight control needs to be held on the purse strings to ensure the club survives as many must be already teetering on the edge of a financial abyss.

Let us hope Ajose lives up to the pre season glimpse of promise he has shown and another striker is not needed.
 

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Looks like we will need to be pretty circumspect with the windfall as the "government" is apparently reviewing the decision to allow spectators into sports events from 1st October as originally proposed.
Before everyone goes around spending the money, Here is a quote from JT regarding the money coming in, Although of course most was positive he does bring a bit of realism into the whole thing, This is what he said:

“What if, with the conditions we have now, no fans are allowed in? That finance, or large chunks of it, will disappear.”

As Pete says, We need to be circumspect with the windfall, Obviously the longer fans are not allowed in it will cut into that money and with today's PM annoucement, It could be a while before the turnstiles are turning again.
 

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If Devon Live have got the £3.5m correct it would appear the sell on was just 10% of profit. The £3.5m comprising just under £1m from Aston Villa for the consolidation fee and just over £2.5m from Brentford.

And Snoop Fog (post 9) and Boyo (post 26) have already spent the money.
 

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Firstly, the trust should stop giving the club money every month. Then, the club can pay the trust back all (or some) of the huge anount they've "loaned" to the club over the years. Then, with the money in the trust coffers, The Trust can could look at supporting an infrastructure project or long term project for the club with it.

1) Training facility & academy upgrades
2) Ground upgrades

Also, look to re-employ a GK coach - seems wrong not to have one.
 
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