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New Training Ground?

Postby Ratscoot » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Council are to “discuss” wanting to discuss this with Leeds :duno:

http://www.insidefutbol.com/2017/10/10/ ... ve/353046/
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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby Cjay » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:13 pm

Cant fault the logic.

Footballers arent.the brightest . . . How many get lost between Elland Road and Thorp Arch :shock:

Moving it closer makes the search area smaller :duno:

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby Norm » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:25 pm

...and shuts off the cash cow plus travel costs.

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby 1964white » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:23 pm

Norm wrote:...and shuts off the cash cow plus travel costs.


I hope our players pay for their own travel expenses :shock:

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby Norm » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:59 pm

The cash cow is the rent we pay, but it all depends if they all go independently to training or if they go from the ground on a coach.
I don't know how they do that tbh Leon.

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby Gandalf » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 pm

Good luck parking their flash cars in Holbeck. Seriously it is an excellent development, and a good deal both for the club and the City. Incidentally, Mrs G went to school at Matthew Murray, and I had some interesting schools football matches there, including being locked in the dressing room, whilst what seemed like a full scale riot was taking place outside.
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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby 1964white » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:43 pm

Gandalf wrote:Good luck parking their flash cars in Holbeck. Seriously it is an excellent development, and a good deal both for the club and the City. Incidentally, Mrs G went to school at Matthew Murray, and I had some interesting schools football matches there, including being locked in the dressing room, whilst what seemed like a full scale riot was taking place outside.


Does the Matthew Murray school still exist Gandi ?

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby Gandalf » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:48 pm

1964white wrote:Does the Matthew Murray school still exist Gandi ?

No, it was closed down and demolished in 2004.
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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby beer belly bert » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 pm

Keep what we have is my view , the training ground we have is one of the best in the country , either buy it or re-negotiate a new rental , the players only come to Elland rd on match days anyway , the majority of the players live out Wetherby / Harrogate way as well

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby beer belly bert » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 pm

Keep what we have is my view , the training ground we have is one of the best in the country , either buy it or re-negotiate a new rental , the players only come to Elland rd on match days anyway , the majority of the players live out Wetherby / Harrogate way as well

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Re: New Training Ground?

Postby weasel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:39 pm

beer belly bert wrote:Keep what we have is my view , the training ground we have is one of the best in the country , either buy it or re-negotiate a new rental , the players only come to Elland rd on match days anyway , the majority of the players live out Wetherby / Harrogate way as well


Trouble is it is a category 2 and whilst we are only renting it there would seem little point spending the necessary money to make it to level 1 as there is no buy back option in place. It may also be that we wouldn't be able to convert the existing facilities into category 1 without having to buy more land and expand as well. Facilities also become outdated quite quickly, even ones considered state of the art at the time, and as such it is likely a much more sensible option to use the money to buy the cheaper land and build new than the amount it would cost to buy TA and do conversions etc.

Given that it appears we are also planning huge things around ER it makes much more sense to keep it all close to the Staium.
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