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Author Topic: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving  (Read 3931064 times)

Offline LeeB

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25725 on: March 05, 2021, 06:13:51 PM »
Can you imagine if they were to ask us? Or even better if we were to offer.....

We could let them use a pitch at Bodymoor Heath.

Once the under 8's team have finished with it.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25726 on: March 05, 2021, 08:40:00 PM »
I see Rotherham's next two games have been postponed due to a Coronavirus outbreak in their camp.
They're already a game or two down on teams around them.
I can see a fixture pile up causing them issue.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25727 on: March 05, 2021, 08:57:49 PM »
The baggies would probably offer to host them.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25728 on: March 05, 2021, 08:58:34 PM »
I dont think they would be able to share Solihull Moors ground,their womens team have had to move games to St Georges  from the Moors as the pitch at the Moors is in a bad state .There is a park at the bottom of Garrison Lane they can use that

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25729 on: March 05, 2021, 09:07:40 PM »
The only solution here is for us to offer a ground share for season 2021-2 for as long as itís needed whilst at the same time paying to repair their dodgy stands.
Their gratitude multiplied by hatred and humiliation would screw them forever. Were we lucky enough to secure European football next season as well and therefore need to completely fuck up their fixture list to slot in their championship/ league one games would be even more ultimately humiliating.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25730 on: March 05, 2021, 09:13:58 PM »
Whats actually happening to these stands?
Repair or closure? Has there been anything official from the owners?

I wouldn't hold my breath regarding any major repairs and I wouldn't hold my breath regarding hearing anything official from the owners. To paraphrase Winston Churchill Small Heath are a turd wrapped up in a riddle wrapped up in a conundrum.
Or to paraphrase me: small Heath are a turd wrapped in another turd wrapped in another turd.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25731 on: March 05, 2021, 09:36:32 PM »
Whats actually happening to these stands?
Repair or closure? Has there been anything official from the owners?

They both need repairs - cost £1m.  Closure until repaired.  Not likely to be opened in time for the start of next season.

In think they said the cost was a minimum of £1mill as they actually haven't seen the state beneath the concrete foundations and are only going in the visible issues at the moment. When they actually pay to get the work started, then they will know the true cost.

Oh dear..
They barely need 2 stands anyway and with Coventry moving out its not looking too good is it?

It never has.

It looked good when they won a major trophy for the first time in their history and they qualified for Europe.

Until a few weeks later and they got relegated.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25732 on: March 06, 2021, 08:33:12 AM »
All Barnsley arenít we?

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25733 on: March 06, 2021, 09:27:35 AM »
All Barnsley arenít we?

They've done us proud before, they're no Bristol City.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25734 on: March 06, 2021, 10:27:05 AM »
Re Coventry leaving Sty Andrews and returning to the RICOH, I think I saw that Coventry need to a pay the B-Lose something to terminate the deal.

That probably allows them to limp on for a bit longer depending on how much the severance payment is.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25735 on: March 06, 2021, 11:17:34 AM »
Re Coventry leaving Sty Andrews and returning to the RICOH, I think I saw that Coventry need to a pay the B-Lose something to terminate the deal.

That probably allows them to limp on for a bit longer depending on how much the severance payment is.


I can exclusively reveal the severance payment is two pints of lager and a packet of crisps.

I live a stones throw from the Solihull Moors ground and if Small Heath can't use that there is a perfectly good park around the corner from my house that just needs marking out and some goalposts and nets put up. There is even a little playground if the younger kids get bored of the game.

Offline LukeJames

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25736 on: March 06, 2021, 11:18:45 AM »
Wonder if they'll retire a shirt number for Coventry.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25737 on: March 06, 2021, 11:31:56 AM »
All Barnsley arenít we?

Off the top of my head I think the perfect storm would be wins for Barnsley, Coventry, Sheff Wed, Rotherham and Wycombe.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25738 on: March 06, 2021, 11:57:42 AM »
Wonder if they'll retire a shirt number for Coventry.

No.2 would be appropriate.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25739 on: March 06, 2021, 12:53:37 PM »
The baggies would probably offer to host them.

The solution has been there all along. Just merge Coventry, Bitters, Rags and Solihull all together. Promise to live stream every Aston Villa game on a giant 4K crystal clear screen at a new 50k seater built near the NEC. Sell out's every week. No need to repair dilapidated grounds, be homeless or be plucky underdogs. Pool all the talent together doing what they do best, watching Villa.

 


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