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Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread


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4 minutes ago, S25loyal said:

With no planning permission submitted ?

It's being arranged and brokered by Bristol city council. Rovers first buy the fruit market then put in application that will fly through. 

26 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

If you are talking about the fruit market then there is a fair amount of housing close by (such as Paintworks) & a lot more is planned in the surrounding area, such as Arena Island & up towards Midland Rd.

I would not be surprised in the slightest though if they get the support of the current mayor and his associates  :gasmask:

Chief of staff for mayor is a massive rovers fan.

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21 minutes ago, Spoons said:

It's being arranged and brokered by Bristol city council. Rovers first buy the fruit market then put in application that will fly through. 

Chief of staff for mayor is a massive rovers fan.

That seems like a massive conflict of interest, perhaps some of the people of Bristol might like this issue investigated. Planners being pressed to force things through?

 

Judicial review may be?

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....there could be ‘something positive in the next few weeks..’ - I thought the Fruit Market stadium should be close to fruition by now?! Or was that typical of the normal bollox they always chuck at their deluded, dwindling support to keep them salivating?! What now??!! 
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/something-positive-next-few-weeks-4210937

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34 minutes ago, kevinmabbuttshair said:

That seems like a massive conflict of interest, perhaps some of the people of Bristol might like this issue investigated. Planners being pressed to force things through?

 

Judicial review may be?

To be fair let them build it. 

Affordable housing built at memorial ground will be the reason the council involved. 

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2 hours ago, kevinmabbuttshair said:

That seems like a massive conflict of interest, perhaps some of the people of Bristol might like this issue investigated. Planners being pressed to force things through?

 

Judicial review may be?

I've walked my dogs down there for years...whilst on my way for picnics and everything. It's definitely a village green.... :whistle2:

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12 hours ago, GrahamC said:

If you are talking about the fruit market then there is a fair amount of housing close by (such as Paintworks) & a lot more is planned in the surrounding area, such as Arena Island & up towards Midland Rd.

I would not be surprised in the slightest though if they get the support of the current mayor and his associates  :gasmask:

In reality, it's very little. Hardly anything along the Bath Rd, just paintworks relatively close and other housing is just in the planning stage. Planned housing doesn't really count as it'll also include housing, as well as whatever else is planned for this site. If it were long established housing estates then it might bring up opposition. I'm sure there'll still be opposition👹

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17 hours ago, Rich said:

Didn't they already do that? Long way to go on that.

I'm sure Marvin has been bending a few rules to allow a developer to buy council owned land, with the promise of PP thrown in.

Interesting to see what developments these new owners have in mind. If anything, it's a great site for a new ground, very little housing around, at the moment and good transport links. That whole area is due for an improvement. Which raises the question, why put future developments in jeopardy by involving BRFC in it?

 

You say "good transport links"? Not so sure about that. 

It might be near a train station but it's more likely most of what counts for their support will want to drive and the roads in St Phillips ain't great. In fact, it'll be gridlock central I'd have thought, especially when you factor in all the thousands upon thousands who'll be locked out every week.

Agree with your comments re the mayor though. When not in Malaysia, he's spent all his time doing **** all for Bristol as a whole but plenty for the minority interests close to his heart - the gAssholes counting for both on that score.

It would be interesting to hear Rees explain why he considers that part of the city completely unsuitable for a 12,000 capacity concert venue but perfectly fine for a 20,000 (guess) football stadium.

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10 minutes ago, walnutroof said:

Am i missing something here, they couldn’t afford to build at UWE when the land was free but can afford buy the land and build which would be three times as much?

I guess someone is building it for them as part of a bigger project and they will be tenants rather than owners of a new stadium. 

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14 minutes ago, Merrick's Marvels said:

You say "good transport links"? Not so sure about that. 

It might be near a train station but it's more likely most of what counts for their support will want to drive and the roads in St Phillips ain't great. In fact, it'll be gridlock central I'd have thought.

Agree with your comments re the mayor though. When not in Malaysia, he's spent all his time doing **** all for Bristol as a whole but plenty for the minority interests close to his heart - the gAssholes counting for both on that score.

It would be interesting to hear Rees explain why he considers that part of the city completely unsuitable for a 12,000 capacity concert venue but perfectly fine for a 20,000 (guess) football stadium.

Which is a complete waste of time as they can’t even fill their marquee up currently.

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18 hours ago, wendyredredrobin said:

I used to think about planting a carrot in Felicity Kendal when she was younger.

I still think about planting a carrot in her now. Thinking about it I'd probably plant one for Margot as well !!

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2 hours ago, Rich said:

In reality, it's very little. Hardly anything along the Bath Rd, just paintworks relatively close and other housing is just in the planning stage. Planned housing doesn't really count as it'll also include housing, as well as whatever else is planned for this site. If it were long established housing estates then it might bring up opposition. I'm sure there'll still be opposition👹

There is approved in planning permission for a huge tower block just up from (and on the opposite side of the road to) The Thunderbolt, 17 storeys high, I think.

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2 hours ago, Merrick's Marvels said:

You say "good transport links"? Not so sure about that. 

It might be near a train station but it's more likely most of what counts for their support will want to drive and the roads in St Phillips ain't great. In fact, it'll be gridlock central I'd have thought, especially when you factor in all the thousands upon thousands who'll be locked out every week.

Agree with your comments re the mayor though. When not in Malaysia, he's spent all his time doing **** all for Bristol as a whole but plenty for the minority interests close to his heart - the gAssholes counting for both on that score.

It would be interesting to hear Rees explain why he considers that part of the city completely unsuitable for a 12,000 capacity concert venue but perfectly fine for a 20,000 (guess) football stadium.

This ^^^ 

I'm don't understand that either. A football stadium would be in use for regular larger sized crowds compared to a concert venue, and I would suspect the football club would probably want a slice of the cake for putting on their own concerts also, so it's bit hypocritical to turn one down in favour of the other??!

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47 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

There is approved in planning permission for a huge tower block just up from (and on the opposite side of the road to) The Thunderbolt, 17 storeys high, I think.

Yes, I'm aware of all the plans for the area, I find it all interesting, think it's fourteen storey's now above street level. What I was pointing out is, that there are currently very few properties with occupants at the moment, which could oppose any application.

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18 hours ago, Spoons said:

Let's have a friendly £50 bet for charity. 

Loser pays to charity of choice. 

It's happening. You don't think it is. 

Everyone is a winner. 

You're on. I will pay the money when I'm sat in the 'new stadium' watching a game.

 

For clarification, I will not be paying out if said 'new stadium' is the Mem with some newer tents.

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they already have the equipment to knock up a temporary concert venue,

transport wont be a problem for the football fans as rats are competant swimmers so they could all jump in at chequers and swim there. cant really see there being any problems other than actually getting it done.think they will be bust and gone the way their things take time

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2 hours ago, Merrick's Marvels said:

You say "good transport links"? Not so sure about that. 

It might be near a train station but it's more likely most of what counts for their support will want to drive and the roads in St Phillips ain't great. In fact, it'll be gridlock central I'd have thought, especially when you factor in all the thousands upon thousands who'll be locked out every week.

Agree with your comments re the mayor though. When not in Malaysia, he's spent all his time doing **** all for Bristol as a whole but plenty for the minority interests close to his heart - the gAssholes counting for both on that score.

It would be interesting to hear Rees explain why he considers that part of the city completely unsuitable for a 12,000 capacity concert venue but perfectly fine for a 20,000 (guess) football stadium.

It's within one mile of the center of Bristol, which has the best transport links in the area at present. It's within the city where people who support that shower already travel to and from, currently using the existing roads and transport. There'll probably be very little parking, with a travel plan to provide park and ride and use of existing transport systems. Sounds like I'm bigging it up but I'm not, I'm just stating the obvious. Close to the Bath and Wells roads, the spine road, Temple Meads, Old Market and the routes from Bristol East and North. 1 Mile from the M32.

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17 hours ago, basshead said:

Have heard same from someone  that works down there 65 million  😳

Is this also the same person who works down the chip shop who swears he's Elvis?

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3 hours ago, walnutroof said:

Am i missing something here, they couldn’t afford to build at UWE when the land was free but can afford buy the land and build which would be three times as much?

plus their already 20 million in debt.

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28 minutes ago, Rich said:

It's within one mile of the center of Bristol, which has the best transport links in the area at present. It's within the city where people who support that shower already travel to and from, currently using the existing roads and transport. There'll probably be very little parking, with a travel plan to provide park and ride and use of existing transport systems. Sounds like I'm bigging it up but I'm not, I'm just stating the obvious. Close to the Bath and Wells roads, the spine road, Temple Meads, Old Market and the routes from Bristol East and North. 1 Mile from the M32.

At the moment their "crowd" manage to park within a 10 minute walk of the Memorial Ground. Not sure that would be possible IF this thing happens. Hopefully not, anything to piss them off.

There used to be a small train station close to the Fruit Market which would have been handy. It closed in the 50s - integrated public transport, who needs it eh?!!   

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1 minute ago, Merrick's Marvels said:

At the moment their "crowd" manage to park within a 10 minute walk of the Memorial Ground. Not sure that would be possible IF this thing happens. Hopefully not, anything to piss them off.

There used to be a small train station close to the Fruit Market which would have been handy. It closed in the 50s - integrated public transport, who needs it eh?!!   

Parking for a few might be easier at present but, there's no two ways about it, if someone builds a new stadium and it won't be them, their crowds will naturally increase. They'll never get to our level, having only managed that 11 times in their existence and that wasn't by much. If it happens, it'll just take some of the floating support we're currently taking, so it will hold us back again, which seems to be their purpose in life.

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16 hours ago, Spoons said:

Yes

 

Other sources advise that Mr Al-Quidi is a "Johnny-come-lately" to the Fruit Market project and is unwanted by all of the protagonists. His elder brother is anxious to rid himself of the burden of BRFC and, with cash draining away at an alarming rate, the younger gentleman may be squeezed out. Personal money thrown at the Colony site is a last desperate attempt to stay on board but from his playroom in Jordan our would be hero is watching that dream gradually slip away.

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

It's within one mile of the center of Bristol, which has the best transport links in the area at present. It's within the city where people who support that shower already travel to and from, currently using the existing roads and transport. There'll probably be very little parking, with a travel plan to provide park and ride and use of existing transport systems. Sounds like I'm bigging it up but I'm not, I'm just stating the obvious. Close to the Bath and Wells roads, the spine road, Temple Meads, Old Market and the routes from Bristol East and North. 1 Mile from the M32.

It’s in the middle of an industrial estate with wholesalers and tips. They’re welcome to it.

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