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[Albion] Palace Fans Biggest Fear



Bob!

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From the Althletic, there is an article about it.

{Edited out the copy and paste}

Do you have a link to the article please?
 
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loz

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No I don’t seem to be able to find the original article…

Mod edit: what seems to be a wholesale copy and paste from The Athletic has been removed as they pursue copyright infringements of their paywalled content.
 
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loz

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No I don’t seem to be able to find the original article…

Mod edit: what seems to be a wholesale copy and paste from The Athletic has been removed as they pursue copyright infringements of their paywalled content.
My bad sorry.

It was an article that came up when I clicked onto google, I can’t seem to find the actual link anymore.
 


Tim Over Whelmed

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Not £200m , it was around £60m which I’m assuming is for early deals in the transfer market.
Early deals ... so has the new stand started and how will they get the £100m that they ring fenced and then spent?
 


loz

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Early deals ... so has the new stand started and how will they get the £100m that they ring fenced and then spent?
In the article I pasted but wasn’t allowed , it explained all of that, no money raised from player sales will go into financing the work on the ground, it’s two different pots.
 






Tim Over Whelmed

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In the article I pasted but wasn’t allowed , it explained all of that, no money raised from player sales will go into financing the work on the ground, it’s two different pots.
OK, makes sense, they'd always said they'd got the cash but the cynics amongst us (Me), had always thought this had been spent. So has the work started or do they now have permission to start,
 


Mellotron

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Any timescale given for the stand (which is basically a quarter of the Amex from 14 years ago) being done?
 




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From the Althletic, there is an article about it.

First step which I mentioned is the new away dressing room under the stand so the porta cabins can be removed for heavy vehicles to access the site, then a car par again on the street level part of the stand to make up for parking lost during the build. Below is a photo of the work under the stand foe the away dressing room.
Thanks @loz

So they haven't actually come anywhere close to starting work on the actual new stand, after all.
 


loz

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Thanks @loz

So they haven't actually come anywhere close to starting work on the actual new stand, after all.
I suppose they haven’t actually started piling no, but they have started the pre work as I mentioned they have to have the new away dressing rooms finished so the porta cabins can be removed allowing the large plant to access the plant.

Like decorating you may start painting a room but not until you have moved the furniture and masked up the skirting board.
 






AZ Gull

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Thanks @loz

So they haven't actually come anywhere close to starting work on the actual new stand, after all.

I suppose they haven’t actually started piling no, but they have started the pre work as I mentioned they have to have the new away dressing rooms finished so the porta cabins can be removed allowing the large plant to access the plant.

Like decorating you may start painting a room but not until you have moved the furniture and masked up the skirting board.

The article states that "Although the major work is not expected to commence until at least later this year..." (emphasis mine). Parish is quoted as saying "The project is a little behind, ..." :lolol:

Five council-owned houses and one privately owned home in Wooderson Close need to be demolished. The club "has begun the process of obtaining a compulsory purchase order for the privately owned home." (They need to find a site for, and build, the equivalent homes they are demolishing, within the same area, to ensure no net loss of housing).

The club is currently tendering for quotes and deciding on a main contractor for the project.
 


loz

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The article states that "Although the major work is not expected to commence until at least later this year..." (emphasis mine). Parish is quoted as saying "The project is a little behind, ..." :lolol:

Five council-owned houses and one privately owned home in Wooderson Close need to be demolished. The club "has begun the process of obtaining a compulsory purchase order for the privately owned home." (They need to find a site for, and build, the equivalent homes they are demolishing, within the same area, to ensure no net loss of housing).

The club is currently tendering for quotes and deciding on a main contractor for the project.

If it’s the same article you did miss a few points out ? Unless I saw a longer arrival.

The Selhurst park improvement was delayed as it was decided to concentrate on building and finishing the academy which has been completed.

They hope contractors will be onsite by September.

We will see but IMHO getting the class one academy up and running had to prioritise the Selhurst park build. And as you can see with our U18s and U21 and ladies team as well as the subs bench this is paying off.

Also this was made in COVID times when a lot of things were up in the air.
 


Tim Over Whelmed

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If it’s the same article you did miss a few points out ? Unless I saw a longer arrival.

The Selhurst park improvement was delayed as it was decided to concentrate on building and finishing the academy which has been completed.

They hope contractors will be onsite by September.

We will see but IMHO getting the class one academy up and running had to prioritise the Selhurst park build. And as you can see with our U18s and U21 and ladies team as well as the subs bench this is paying off.

Also this was made in COVID times when a lot of things were up in the air.

This is what I find odd about Palace. If the decision to delay the stand was a strategic one then why didn't this get communicated? Similarly, if they haven't started the project, and there are more loose ends to tie up, then why communicate that it's started?
 




ConfusedGloryHunter

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I know the vibe of this thread is to gently mock the Croydon Clown Collective, but I am beginning to get a little bored of this ring-fenced-money-no-stand thing. Is it just me?
 


Tim Over Whelmed

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I know the vibe of this thread is to gently mock the Croydon Clown Collective, but I am beginning to get a little bored of this ring-fenced-money-no-stand thing. Is it just me?
Nope, I'm not bored, having endured all the crap comments whilst at Withdean, whilst we were looking for planning and even when we were building the stadium, nope, I'm not bored at all, in fact, just getting started.
 


loz

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This is what I find odd about Palace. If the decision to delay the stand was a strategic one then why didn't this get communicated? Similarly, if they haven't started the project, and there are more loose ends to tie up, then why communicate that it's started?
What like they did last week.
 

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Tim Over Whelmed

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What like they did last week.
Not really @loz whilst I can see what you’re saying and the message does say preliminary building projects associated with it most people have interpreted it as “it’s started”, which it hasn’t. I guess it’s all about perception
 




Dougie

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Not really @loz whilst I can see what you’re saying and the message does say preliminary building projects associated with it most people have interpreted it as “it’s started”, which it hasn’t. I guess it’s all about perception
It has started. New away dressing rooms are being moved to the lower holmesdale so the portacabins can be taken away thus freeing up that corner as the work on clearing parts of the ground commences. The state of the art new stand will be magnificent.
 


Peppermint Tea

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It has started. New away dressing rooms are being moved to the lower holmesdale so the portacabins can be taken away thus freeing up that corner as the work on clearing parts of the ground commences. The state of the art new stand will be magnificent.
You really are terminally dull, Dougal. Who cares what your Poundland Amex stand will look like, other than it’ll make your other three stands look, in contrast, even shitter than they are now. Lipstick on a pig.
 


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