GideaParkHammer wrote:Don't get me wrong, I would love Champions League success, I would love to have a whole team of internationals, but I don't want us to sell our souls to do so. We are not plastic fans, we are not glory hunters...we bleed claret and blue for better or for worse. Simply put, moving to a huge stadium with the track acting as a barrier will rip the heart out of the club..
I appreciate your passion for the club, but honestly, who is coming to rip out your heart and soul if we move to the OS? You make yourself sound so - well, helpless! Isn't that the opposite of passion and being up for the fight?
Isn't it your
choice as to whether you bust a gut cheering the team on whatever stadium we are playing in, and isn't that exactly what the away fans have been doing wherever we have played, even when we visited (though not the changing rooms) the likes of Rotherham?
And Hadleighhammer, who is actually saying that moving to the OS is automatically going to make us CL contenders? No-one that I know of. We would just be keeping up, and giving ourselves a chance to increase revenues. The problem for us is really that we cannot afford to drop out of the top tier again any time soon, and so attracting the right players means showing at least some
I'm not saying the running track isn't a problem, I'm just not convinced that the history or the soul of the club would be on the line if we move. Those things live on in people, and once the transition was made, it just takes a few juicy fixtures in the FA Cup, and the new history is being written, and new experiences adding soul to the new location. It doesn't come on it's own, but football has a way of creating its own excitement, doesn't it? That and our passion for our club.