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  1. I'm not that concerned about moving from AG for emotional reasons, if it leads to success. I can see the point for the Rovers, but it's not so clear what we gain, apart from a bigger, newer ground and more debt. I don't mind sharing with the Shoguns but I object to sharing with Rovers.That is emotional and I'm sorry, but there you have it. If we have the finance in place to redevelop the Gate to say, 30,000-35,000, even in stages, then let's do that. Let's face it, we can't fill AG week in and week out now, so why extend it until we're established in Div 1? Without a multi-millionaire benefactor ala Walker or Majdeski, a run of bad results would see a densely populated, atmosphere absent, stadium. Oxford & Stoke have not recovered from ventures into new stadia, whilst Fulham have flourished on the pitch without a ground, by virtue of Al Fayeds millions, whilst losing a fortune off it. If the council/sponsors, enable us to use the stadium FOC and we can plough our proceeds, or most of them, from the sale of AG, into the playing side, then I'd back it. If we can't, why bother? It can be a case of build it and they'll come, but the Football has to be in place first and, let's face it, it isn't looking that way at the moment!
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