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  1. Sydneybcfc

    Both first team keepers injured (Merged)

    Fairly sure that unless there are some hidden clauses that if you have a single professional keeper fit then you can't loan one. 2 or 3 of our younger keepers have signed professional terms and seeing as that mentions nothing about experience level then you have to play the kids, no loans.
  2. Sydneybcfc

    Phase 3

    I believe that was speculation based on their construction, i thought there was a recent article about life extension and a quick search just found this about re-cladding which possibly only just finished. I'd say they probably aren't going anywhere until we want them and it would probably be foolish for the council to do anything else until we do. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/people-bristol-tower-block-hit-1267574
  3. Sydneybcfc

    Phase 3

    For that we would certainly need at least one of the flats and the bowling club to do it, to be honest i could quite easily see the council giving us the flats and land providing SL built enough social housing either into the stadium precinct or into the local area like the area we had for the new stadium behind David Lloyds. The tower blocks although 'famous' are unsightly, probably expensive to maintain for the council and will be costly to demolish (add in the Grenfell stigma). So if the council can pass that cost onto us one day i'm sure they will. Housing the disadvantaged together in modern ghettos is very outdated and the council will be looking for opportunities to get those residents into new places as they become available. Don't know if the bowling club is on council land or privately owned but i suppose if we ended up with all the land for the flats the club could be pushed back and rebuilt next to the road as an Ashton gate facility. Its all a pipe dream anyway really based on us being Prem regulars and needing a 45k+ stadium, so yeah don't expect it in the next decade....
  4. Sydneybcfc

    Phase 3

    The only stuff that really makes sense is the housing on Ashton road and Raynes road, plus the Bowling club and Flats. But i can't see any of that being a priority unless we're ready to build a new Atyeo and or duplicate the Main stand at the Dolman and for both of those to happen we'd need to be established in the Prem. Other than stand extensions i'm not really sure whats left to build after Phase 2.
  5. I guess the only grounds for rejection are for things like noise, parking and transport but seeing as it shouldn't add much if any to the biggest burden which is when City or the Bears are home they'd be hard pushed to turn it down especially as it'll probably create more jobs than those businesses currently provide. The usual NIMBYs will probably object due to the increased foot traffic past their houses on even more days and nights but i'm not sure you can object to businesses being used more often providing the arena doesn't create much/any additional crowd noise. I do remember there being a clause in our stadium approvals which meant if we achieved over 24k? for x amount of games a season we had to provide additional parking solutions. Can possibly see the council forcing us to implement that sooner as part of this but the new car park should help a little.
  6. Can't say i follow it either but it made pretty big headlines recently that as an 18yo Lando has been promoted from test driver to Full race driver next season in a reshuffle. Even made the news here in oz, must be good news for British F1 fans seeing another British driver especially so young go up against Lewis Hamilton.
  7. Loads of rumours years ago that the reason it was delayed for so long despite them having planning permission was trying to hold SL to ransom in buying the land. Would have been good for a Hotel or something standalone but not worth paying over the odds for seeing as it doesn't add to the site without potentially having to cross a main road.
  8. Not sure Lando is anymore, they sponsored him but i don't think they've had anything to do with him since he signed for McLaren as a test driver and now main race driver for next season in the F1. Don't think Racing drivers work the same way in that we never signed anyone per say just became sponsors to enable them to race. Last thing i saw they were still sponsoring Dino but maybe that's changed too.
  9. They use the Olympic basketball arena from 2000 as the biggest arena in Sydney so it is possible, it all depends on how they build it as to be decent for concerts you need it to be as long as possible. Because the court is so small vs a football pitch once you put a stage in up one end you obviously lose a lot of seating both behind it and to the side. I'm sure they're planning on it being a 4k basketball, 3k music venue but it all depends on space.
  10. Sydneybcfc

    Mr Tomlin (Merged)

    Can't help but think that the likes of him and JET would smash it in some of the slower paced foreign leagues, there just isn't the place for those kinds of players anymore in the fast paced athletic English game. Sadly for them they're too comfortable in their respective cities to move even for an English club let alone a foreign one, so they'll just continue to squander their talent taking contracts whenever someone is stupid enough to offer them one.
  11. Sydneybcfc

    Has the league cup had its day

    Isn't the problem that Europe doesn't want lower league teams? I thought they'd already changed it so only the winner gets into Europe and if they already qualified another way the place goes to the next highest finishing prem team and not the runner up like it used to.
  12. Sydneybcfc

    Has the league cup had its day

    I'd prefer to see some kind of home nations cup. Prem have Europe and the FA cup, even lower Prem teams are more interested in survival in the moneyland than winning the League Cup. L1 and 2 have the Paint Pot Cup, FA cup. Ones a chance to get to Wembley the other a chance to pull some big names. Finally Championship could have the FA cup and a home nations cup, id see the home nations as including the Championship and SPL, maybe a playoff between the Welsh and Irish teams? Not really sure but either way something a bit different than a poor FA cup clone.
  13. Sydneybcfc

    Eliasson s transformation

    I get the feeling that Adam is probably fairly hamstrung as a journalist and as a free man by whatever NDA he signed on exit. Lets be honest he probably knows and buried every dirty secret the clubs had in recent times hes been there so long, there must be a lot of stuff hes not allowed to talk about. It was probably fairly common knowledge about Engvall turning down a L1 loan hence the reason he was able to write it but i'm sure he knows just about everything that went on until he left.
  14. Sydneybcfc

    Mark Ashton On Summer Transfers

    I always see people criticizing the Diony thing but we took a punt on a player who we had been tracking for several years and maybe had we got him early enough been the next Kodjia, Fammy etc. They had been tracking him for years but obviously he got a transfer and was locked into a decent sized contract at Saint-Étienne. Out of the blue he was unsettled at the club and we rightfully took a punt on it, some times these things net you a top player for cheap other times you end up with Nicky Hunt. Lightning struck twice and we ended up with Nicky but if anything we should give the club credit for only putting in an option and not a mandatory purchase!
  15. Sydneybcfc

    Joe Bryan - Signed for Fulham CONFIRMED

    You only have to look at the goings on with Barcelona earlier to know it can go even further down to the wire, in that case both sides had announced it before Barca swooped in and stole the guy. At least the clubs have all kept quiet this time until the paperwork is lodged with the FA.