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Decision 'imminent' on new Southend United stadium

nick12

Southend till I die
Joined
May 16, 2015
Messages
219
Who cares anymore? Personally I have had it with FF, this whole new ground fiasco is nearly as old and boring as a TV soap 🤦‍♂️

Our wonderful club is sliding in to oblivion and FF is tarnished as I will always see it as the reason RM let our club get in to this shocking unforgivable mess.

Like most true supporters we don't care where we play our football we just want our team saved from this disaster before it's too late.
 
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ESG

Manager
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
2,070
It will look ridiculous with a few hundred people in it for our local Derby against Stanbridge at this rate.
Bur Martin won't get give a Monkeys, he will be long gone.
 

Jai

President
Joined
Nov 27, 2003
Messages
5,993
Location
Witham
It will look ridiculous with a few hundred people in it for our local Derby against Stanbridge at this rate.
Bur Martin won't get give a Monkeys, he will be long gone.
This doesn't sound that great, but I'd take almost any scenario where Ron is long gone right now.
 

kentblues

Director⭐
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
Messages
6,163
quoting the original article >>The fate of Southend United’s ambitious plans for a 22,000 seater stadium will be decided “imminently”, councillors have insisted.<<

Note , it was the Councillors who said imminent , RM did not even comment
Indeed. It is amazing how they hide in plain sight free of criticism in the whole sorry saga. We are so desperate to blame Ron (who has many things to be blamed for) that we completely miss the real target. In the military this lack of observation would result in body bags all over the place.
 

GNH

Fish House Ultras⭐
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Oct 26, 2003
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Rayleigh
Indeed. It is amazing how they hide in plain sight free of criticism in the whole sorry saga. We are so desperate to blame Ron (who has many things to be blamed for) that we completely miss the real target. In the military this lack of observation would result in body bags all over the place.

The Council is a disgrace in all of this however don't forget, this is the same Council that approved the plans in full many years ago. It's not their fault that RM let the planning permission expire.
 

kentblues

Director⭐
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Messages
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The Council is a disgrace in all of this however don't forget, this is the same Council that approved the plans in full many years ago. It's not their fault that RM let the planning permission expire.
Yes it is absolutely Ron’s fault too- but he is having no trouble being held responsible by the fans ...what a previous council did many years ago excuses nothing in regards of the current incumbents
 

rigsby

Life President⭐
Joined
Oct 12, 2014
Messages
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The Council is a disgrace in all of this however don't forget, this is the same Council that approved the plans in full many years ago. It's not their fault that RM let the planning permission expire.
Planning permission was for a supermarket. Sainsbury's decided not to proceed after dragging it out for 20 years. Did exactly the same to Bristol R.

People like to claim Ron only wanted RH for housing but if they cant be honest about our most basic history then any protest or phoenix club is doomed to failure.
 

Barling Magna

President⭐
Joined
Dec 14, 2010
Messages
7,625
Planning permission was for a supermarket. Sainsbury's decided not to proceed after dragging it out for 20 years. Did exactly the same to Bristol R.
True. Sainsburys did actually buy our nemesis Morecambe FC's Christie Park ground in 2010 and the whole thing went through in two years. Morecambe now have the modern Globe Arena which has one impressive stand and three other sides which are, shall we say, available for future growth.

That was the same year that the ever perceptive Ron Martin said “We won’t be in the same league as Morecambe by the time the stadium is finished.” How right he was. Look where Morecambe FC are now compared to us....
 
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