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Darlington and changing ground for a year
« on: August 15, 2020, 05:22:27 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53782094

Interesting story about Darlington finding a way to get around the crowd reduction rules by moving back to the ground that bleed them dry. Would be odd if the ground that sucked up all their money, might actually give them a financial edge this year.

And if they’re allowed, I wonder if other clubs will try and do similar, re-locate to a nearby bigger ground that they could ground share, so that they’d be allowed to have 4-5,000 fans in for a year. Would enable pretty much all there fans to attend (if they can get there), and would bolster the finances of both clubs in perilous times.

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 05:31:48 PM »
Good for Darlo.  I hope the League give them the go ahead and they look after their fans.    Not sure what their average gate is but a 25,000 seater stadium should cater for the crowds with plenty to spare.

Interesting that they could only get 17% capacity into the current ground.   I wonder if the H&S officer has worked out what we can get into the Walks ?

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 05:44:29 PM »
I wonder if the H&S officer has worked out what we can get into the Walks ?

Worked out? You don't think he'll be told what the capacity is going to be?   :laughcry:
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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 05:48:30 PM »
Even if he is then it’s got to signed off on and justifiable.   He is the one who is accountable.  This is not something that can be treated lightly or the back of a fag packet job. 

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 05:51:35 PM »
Even if he is then it’s got to signed off on and justifiable.   He is the one who is accountable.  This is not something that can be treated lightly or the back of a fag packet job.


Vape packet, old timer!   :laughcry:
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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2020, 05:54:14 PM »
A nice cigar with a glass of vintage port would be more acceptable

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2020, 06:01:57 PM »
And some stilton.

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2020, 06:12:50 PM »
The ex Forest and England keeper ?

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2020, 06:24:24 PM »
What has the old ground been used for, recently?

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2020, 06:32:19 PM »
What has the old ground been used for, recently?

It’s now owned by a third tier Rugby Union side.

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Re: Darlington and changing ground for a year
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2020, 07:17:15 PM »
Ok Thanks for that.