OohAahButler wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:22 pm
The best we can hope for is that whoever buys us out invests properly in the team and we get success on the pitch...which in turn will improve the atmosphere (up to a point). If protests against the board speeds up that process then bring it on, but let’s not kid ourselves that we’ll ever get a proper stadium, as Spurs have.
Imo, we had more chance of doing that, at Upton Park. Of more or less doing what Spurs did. We had 3 relatively new sides of the ground with great potential for a new East Stand.
We were fed the lie that it would be difficult with the bus garage being there. Which then closed in 2013/2014. We were also told that a new East Stand couldn't be any higher because of the flats running along the side of Priory Road. I don't know how true that would have been but having already moved the pitch quite considerably away from the East Stand, we would have had a LOT of room to play with.
It wouldn't surprise me if those who had designs on the bus garage land, also had a large influence on those who didn't even want to rebuild the East Stand & helped give them the excuses, why they couldn't.
If the East Stand had been rebuilt, in time, the other 3 sides could probably have been rebuilt, if that had been deemed necessary. I'm not even sure that would have been needed, once a great new East Stand had been in place. Again, the bus garage land developers did not want that AND probably really wanted us to move, anyhow.
Anyway, all of that & those chances have gone.
IF G&S get to buy the OS (& that is still if, imo), how likely is it that they will change anything materially? I don't think they will. They didn't want to do it at Upton Park. You would imagine that it would cost even more to do at the OS. They appear to be very happy with the place & while they're still selling out on season tickets, why would they need to bother? Imo, the move was evidence that they don't really care about the fans.
A new owner taking over. Why would they want to spend another fortune on changing the stadium?
Like I said, imo it would have been easier & far more likely to happen, at the Boleyn Ground.
By all means people, do your best at the OS, but I think you're up against it.