Poole Town: Talks open over Dolphins' return to Poole Stadium

Bournemouth Echo: TALKS: Former Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell TALKS: Former Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell

POOLE Town could be set for a dramatic return to Poole Stadium – 20 years after the club was kicked out of its spiritual home.

Former Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell, who acquired a two-year majority share option at Dolphins last year, is working with the club’s board to find the Southern League outfit a new home.

And Mitchell has now opened talks with Poole Stadium operators Stadia UK, with discussions focusing on a new multi-purpose arena that would host the football club as well as current users Poole Speedway and Poole Greyhounds.

In a statement released to the Echo this morning, Stadia UK said: “As our respective sporting and business interests are public facing and as rumours can be damaging and cause concern to our staff and supporters, we have moved to advise everybody of our ongoing discussions and work to consider the feasibility of incorporating our three sports (soccer, speedway and greyhound racing) into a new stadium facility.

“We have an ongoing dialogue and are working through the physical restraints and technical solutions that could see a multi-purpose stadium built to house these three key sports in a facility fit for the next 25 years.

“We expect to take a further two months or so before we can reach a principle conclusion as to feasibility. Once we have reached this point and subject to it being physically and technically possible we will start the process of talking with the council and with other stakeholders.”

Mitchell, who last week quashed rumours linking him with investment in Championship side Yeovil Town, could take a controlling interest in Dolphins should the stadium discussions reach a positive conclusion.

The former Dean Court chief said: “My aim is to provide Poole Town FC with a Stadium fit for the Football League which is where we aim to be playing.

“There is historic synergy with both speedway and greyhound racing and there is no doubt that to be an economic venture, a stadium needs multiple sources of income. We are working well together and I am hopeful that we will find a way to make this happen.”

Clarke Osborne, chief executive of Stadia UK, said: “We have maintained a good dialogue with Poole Town Football Club over many years and recently, with Eddie’s involvement, this has accelerated to a point where we are investigating the technical issues involved into what is a complex development.

“We have a great deal of experience in facility design and of putting soccer, speedway and greyhound racing together inthe same complex, and it is certainly feasible in theory.”

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10:56am Tue 25 Feb 14

oxoncherry says...

Blimey.


No really. Blimey,,,,
Blimey. No really. Blimey,,,, oxoncherry
  • Score: -2

11:18am Tue 25 Feb 14

loco12 says...

Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track.

Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.
Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track. Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows. loco12
  • Score: -61

11:26am Tue 25 Feb 14

oxoncherry says...

Still lots of building work eh....
Still lots of building work eh.... oxoncherry
  • Score: 7

12:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

CourtOffside says...

loco12 wrote:
Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track.

Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.
Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from.

As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track. Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.[/p][/quote]Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from. As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes. CourtOffside
  • Score: 16

12:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

CourtOffside says...

loco12 wrote:
Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track.

Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.
Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from.

As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track. Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.[/p][/quote]Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from. As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes. CourtOffside
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Tue 25 Feb 14

jolliffe says...

Whatever else is "wrong" with football at Poole Stadium, location isn't one of them. It is close to the town centre,and transportation.
Today's engineering and technology could ensure that at least two of the three events mentioned can be accommodated in a facelifted Stadium.
...and negative people who don''t want to support a good non league club
(which will be a benefit to ALL progressive clubs in the area) are welcome to stay away!!
Whatever else is "wrong" with football at Poole Stadium, location isn't one of them. It is close to the town centre,and transportation. Today's engineering and technology could ensure that at least two of the three events mentioned can be accommodated in a facelifted Stadium. ...and negative people who don''t want to support a good non league club (which will be a benefit to ALL progressive clubs in the area) are welcome to stay away!! jolliffe
  • Score: 21

12:43pm Tue 25 Feb 14

benito1 says...

Coventry dog track ran it's last race last Saturday, there is only one track left in the whole of London! and that looks more and more likely to disappear as AFC Wimbledon want the ground. I think we can all see that unfortunately Dogs is not the pastime that it was. As for the speedway they only lease the stadium per meeting and as far as I can see do nothing to maintain the stadium. The old main stand should have been demolished years ago as it is a fire hazard. Pity the speedway didn't do something then. The ideal place for the noisy, dirty and not particularly popular (SKY?) in Canford Arena.
Coventry dog track ran it's last race last Saturday, there is only one track left in the whole of London! and that looks more and more likely to disappear as AFC Wimbledon want the ground. I think we can all see that unfortunately Dogs is not the pastime that it was. As for the speedway they only lease the stadium per meeting and as far as I can see do nothing to maintain the stadium. The old main stand should have been demolished years ago as it is a fire hazard. Pity the speedway didn't do something then. The ideal place for the noisy, dirty and not particularly popular (SKY?) in Canford Arena. benito1
  • Score: 6

12:47pm Tue 25 Feb 14

loco12 says...

CourtOffside wrote:
loco12 wrote:
Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track.

Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.
Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from.

As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes.
Poole Pirates have been at Poole Stadium for over 65 years. Thousands of fans attend every week.

Eddie Mitchell can go build on Hamworthys ground and leave the towns number one sport alone. Football is not wanted at Poole Stadium. Certainly not by the majority of Pirates fans as the racetrack would be badly affected.
[quote][p][bold]CourtOffside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track. Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.[/p][/quote]Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from. As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes.[/p][/quote]Poole Pirates have been at Poole Stadium for over 65 years. Thousands of fans attend every week. Eddie Mitchell can go build on Hamworthys ground and leave the towns number one sport alone. Football is not wanted at Poole Stadium. Certainly not by the majority of Pirates fans as the racetrack would be badly affected. loco12
  • Score: -21

1:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

loco12 wrote:
Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track.

Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.
That's the spirit. If the world was left to people like you, we'd all still be sat in caves wondering what was over the next hill......Don't knock something until you know all the facts and how these visionary guys intend to overcome the hurdles you mention. Perhaps Poole FC only get 1 man and his dog because there are no facilities? Have you considered that? "Build it, an they WILL come" - remember that saying? You might also like to know that there was a crowd of 6,575 vs Watford in the FA Cup 1st round replay, 1963, played at Poole Stadium and a crowd of 11,155 against Watford in the '63 replay. Furthermore, if its impossible for football and speedway to get along in the same stadium, how come they managed between1948 (when speedwy started at the ground) and 1994 when the FC was forced to leave by the council?? Someone needs to research their acts, don't you think? P.S. I don't even like football - I only respondd as I thought yourpost was incredbly ignorant.........
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track. Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.[/p][/quote]That's the spirit. If the world was left to people like you, we'd all still be sat in caves wondering what was over the next hill......Don't knock something until you know all the facts and how these visionary guys intend to overcome the hurdles you mention. Perhaps Poole FC only get 1 man and his dog because there are no facilities? Have you considered that? "Build it, an they WILL come" - remember that saying? You might also like to know that there was a crowd of 6,575 vs Watford in the FA Cup 1st round replay, 1963, played at Poole Stadium and a crowd of 11,155 against Watford in the '63 replay. Furthermore, if its impossible for football and speedway to get along in the same stadium, how come they managed between1948 (when speedwy started at the ground) and 1994 when the FC was forced to leave by the council?? Someone needs to research their acts, don't you think? P.S. I don't even like football - I only respondd as I thought yourpost was incredbly ignorant......... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 27

1:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

loco12 wrote:
CourtOffside wrote:
loco12 wrote:
Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track.

Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.
Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from.

As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes.
Poole Pirates have been at Poole Stadium for over 65 years. Thousands of fans attend every week.

Eddie Mitchell can go build on Hamworthys ground and leave the towns number one sport alone. Football is not wanted at Poole Stadium. Certainly not by the majority of Pirates fans as the racetrack would be badly affected.
loco by name, loco by nature...........
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CourtOffside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: Poole is a speedway town. Poole FC get a man and his dog watching. The Pirates have thousands watch. A football pitch would not fit in the center green which would mean the speedway track would have to be moved out, meaning no room for a dog track. Football fans in Poole watch AFC Bournemouth. No need to wreck Poole Speedway over a football team no one follows.[/p][/quote]Poole Speedway would be better relocated to a purpose built venue out of the residential centre of town anyway... the stadium could then be redeveloped as an out and out football ground with none of the terrible views and lack of atmosphere that grounds with running tracks etc suffer from. As for the dogs.. I wouldn't shed any tears if that sport ceased to be with all of the welfare issues it causes.[/p][/quote]Poole Pirates have been at Poole Stadium for over 65 years. Thousands of fans attend every week. Eddie Mitchell can go build on Hamworthys ground and leave the towns number one sport alone. Football is not wanted at Poole Stadium. Certainly not by the majority of Pirates fans as the racetrack would be badly affected.[/p][/quote]loco by name, loco by nature........... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 7

1:44pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Well they managed to share a stadium for 48 years and it didnt seem to affect the speedway team so whats different now.

And if I was a speedway fan i'd be begging for the football team to go in as it is only a matter of time before the greyhounds vacate the stadium as they are making a loss and even the trainers dont want to come to Poole meetings with their dogs as it costs more than they win. If the dogs do pull out of the stadium then I cant see Stadia UK keeping it open for just speedway as this surely wont cover the costs, so with football being held there then that will surely bring in more money and further help put Poole on the map as more away fans will visit as the football team will have better facilities meaning they want to come
Well they managed to share a stadium for 48 years and it didnt seem to affect the speedway team so whats different now. And if I was a speedway fan i'd be begging for the football team to go in as it is only a matter of time before the greyhounds vacate the stadium as they are making a loss and even the trainers dont want to come to Poole meetings with their dogs as it costs more than they win. If the dogs do pull out of the stadium then I cant see Stadia UK keeping it open for just speedway as this surely wont cover the costs, so with football being held there then that will surely bring in more money and further help put Poole on the map as more away fans will visit as the football team will have better facilities meaning they want to come kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 16

2:18pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mark.s says...

Speedway is the odd night a week through the summer. Why should speedway take up such a prime site for the odd night in summer? Surely the stadium needs a purpose for the rest of the time? And the dogs are a pretty weak answer, few people seem to bother with going to that these days.

If it could be made to physically work, then go for it I say
Speedway is the odd night a week through the summer. Why should speedway take up such a prime site for the odd night in summer? Surely the stadium needs a purpose for the rest of the time? And the dogs are a pretty weak answer, few people seem to bother with going to that these days. If it could be made to physically work, then go for it I say mark.s
  • Score: 12

2:21pm Tue 25 Feb 14

paul.p says...

Would've been nice to have the Bus station by the Train station with a state of the art stadium and good transportation links in and out of the town those of which could've been built years ago. The amount of change in Poole in the last 15 years has proved this but whatever happens in the future the Council had better not be involved in any of it, they'll only mess it up or put their foot in the door.
Would've been nice to have the Bus station by the Train station with a state of the art stadium and good transportation links in and out of the town those of which could've been built years ago. The amount of change in Poole in the last 15 years has proved this but whatever happens in the future the Council had better not be involved in any of it, they'll only mess it up or put their foot in the door. paul.p
  • Score: 9

2:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

loco12 says...

If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch. loco12
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mark.s says...

paul.p wrote:
Would've been nice to have the Bus station by the Train station with a state of the art stadium and good transportation links in and out of the town those of which could've been built years ago. The amount of change in Poole in the last 15 years has proved this but whatever happens in the future the Council had better not be involved in any of it, they'll only mess it up or put their foot in the door.
Now there's some common sense
[quote][p][bold]paul.p[/bold] wrote: Would've been nice to have the Bus station by the Train station with a state of the art stadium and good transportation links in and out of the town those of which could've been built years ago. The amount of change in Poole in the last 15 years has proved this but whatever happens in the future the Council had better not be involved in any of it, they'll only mess it up or put their foot in the door.[/p][/quote]Now there's some common sense mark.s
  • Score: 2

2:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mark.s says...

loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference.

I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference. I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue. mark.s
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Talkingheadera says...

loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
Why would he care as long as he gets the building work.
We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble.
Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]Why would he care as long as he gets the building work. We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble. Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore. Talkingheadera
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ben Dingrun says...

It would actually make sense for all parties concerned - get it done!
It would actually make sense for all parties concerned - get it done! Ben Dingrun
  • Score: 9

3:57pm Tue 25 Feb 14

CourtOffside says...

loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
I have a copy of the Football League handbook right here. Tell me which rule you are referring to.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]I have a copy of the Football League handbook right here. Tell me which rule you are referring to. CourtOffside
  • Score: 9

4:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kangman2012 says...

mark.s wrote:
loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference.

I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.
Hey "mark.s" - Never, ever say never. Stranger things happen at sea!
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference. I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.[/p][/quote]Hey "mark.s" - Never, ever say never. Stranger things happen at sea! kangman2012
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
It's only a speedway track whilst being used for speedway. otherwise it's just a track.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]It's only a speedway track whilst being used for speedway. otherwise it's just a track. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

jolliffe says...

PTFC and the Football league are several years apart.. Let's concentrate on the near future and the continuing revival of a near dead NL club with a
lot of history , and if the The Stadium gets a makeover and Mr Mitchell makes a few bucks in the process please tell us who is losing??
PTFC and the Football league are several years apart.. Let's concentrate on the near future and the continuing revival of a near dead NL club with a lot of history , and if the The Stadium gets a makeover and Mr Mitchell makes a few bucks in the process please tell us who is losing?? jolliffe
  • Score: 4

4:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

High Treason says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
Why would he care as long as he gets the building work.
We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble.
Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.
You only have to look at his past record, bankruptcies and his arrogance at being drunk in public with no remorse whatsoever to show he is there for what he can get out of it. All you business people keep well clear or you may be losing a lot of money in the future, judging by his past bankruptcies.
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]Why would he care as long as he gets the building work. We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble. Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.[/p][/quote]You only have to look at his past record, bankruptcies and his arrogance at being drunk in public with no remorse whatsoever to show he is there for what he can get out of it. All you business people keep well clear or you may be losing a lot of money in the future, judging by his past bankruptcies. High Treason
  • Score: 1

4:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

High Treason says...

Demolish the lot and put in an ice rink there before Bournemouth Council decide to buy out Castlepoint and put one there.
Demolish the lot and put in an ice rink there before Bournemouth Council decide to buy out Castlepoint and put one there. High Treason
  • Score: -7

4:33pm Tue 25 Feb 14

sea poole says...

talkingheadera-for once I thought there would be no snide comment re Mr Mitchell, but no, you live down to expectations...
talkingheadera-for once I thought there would be no snide comment re Mr Mitchell, but no, you live down to expectations... sea poole
  • Score: -5

4:49pm Tue 25 Feb 14

apm1954 says...

when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.
when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly. apm1954
  • Score: -2

5:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Nice But Dim says...

Call me cynical - but doesn't this proposal require lots & lots of building work.
Call me cynical - but doesn't this proposal require lots & lots of building work. Nice But Dim
  • Score: 7

5:31pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I'm not a Mitchell or Poole town fan but this makes sense to me! after all it was only the corners that decided that the previous agreement came to a halt, of course Mitchell will have a reconstruction interest , The football club is treading water where it is, there isn't even any further scope to advertise which prevents income, if it comes off a win win situation, for Poole Town, Stadia UK and the 20 Mitchell ho will be re employed on the PTFC books. I wish you all the best PT but it will be a very bumpy ride
I'm not a Mitchell or Poole town fan but this makes sense to me! after all it was only the corners that decided that the previous agreement came to a halt, of course Mitchell will have a reconstruction interest , The football club is treading water where it is, there isn't even any further scope to advertise which prevents income, if it comes off a win win situation, for Poole Town, Stadia UK and the 20 Mitchell ho will be re employed on the PTFC books. I wish you all the best PT but it will be a very bumpy ride cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 4

5:35pm Tue 25 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

mark.s wrote:
loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference.

I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.
They are only 2 promotions away, and a little investment in non league goes along way as their isn't much money down their, like fleetwood now and Rushden in the past, could their be a potential future rivalry with afcb surely if both ended up in the football league we would have to,end this friendship ;-).
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference. I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.[/p][/quote]They are only 2 promotions away, and a little investment in non league goes along way as their isn't much money down their, like fleetwood now and Rushden in the past, could their be a potential future rivalry with afcb surely if both ended up in the football league we would have to,end this friendship ;-). BH1 loyal
  • Score: 3

6:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

afcdibby says...

Multi purpose arena's make business sense. If all three can be accommodated at the stadium it would be fantastic for the town of Poole.
Multi purpose arena's make business sense. If all three can be accommodated at the stadium it would be fantastic for the town of Poole. afcdibby
  • Score: 7

7:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

loco12 says...

apm1954 wrote:
when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.
So Poole FC get 280? Poole Pirates get at least 10 times that amount for their home meetings. Why should the Poole track be changed, ruining the racing for the fans?

Lets be honest here. Poole FC only have a few die hard fans. If they want to play in a football stadium, go share with AFCB. They are only up the road and they could play alternate Saturdays. And as Mitchell knows the management perhaps he could get cheap rates.
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.[/p][/quote]So Poole FC get 280? Poole Pirates get at least 10 times that amount for their home meetings. Why should the Poole track be changed, ruining the racing for the fans? Lets be honest here. Poole FC only have a few die hard fans. If they want to play in a football stadium, go share with AFCB. They are only up the road and they could play alternate Saturdays. And as Mitchell knows the management perhaps he could get cheap rates. loco12
  • Score: -8

7:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

jolliffe wrote:
Whatever else is "wrong" with football at Poole Stadium, location isn't one of them. It is close to the town centre,and transportation.
Today's engineering and technology could ensure that at least two of the three events mentioned can be accommodated in a facelifted Stadium.
...and negative people who don''t want to support a good non league club
(which will be a benefit to ALL progressive clubs in the area) are welcome to stay away!!
In the past all three sports where accommodated at Poole stadium ,I recall see England versus Germany international at Poole stadium granted it was the schoolboy international ,in those days they all lived together in the stadium why not again
[quote][p][bold]jolliffe[/bold] wrote: Whatever else is "wrong" with football at Poole Stadium, location isn't one of them. It is close to the town centre,and transportation. Today's engineering and technology could ensure that at least two of the three events mentioned can be accommodated in a facelifted Stadium. ...and negative people who don''t want to support a good non league club (which will be a benefit to ALL progressive clubs in the area) are welcome to stay away!![/p][/quote]In the past all three sports where accommodated at Poole stadium ,I recall see England versus Germany international at Poole stadium granted it was the schoolboy international ,in those days they all lived together in the stadium why not again alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

7:31pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

loco12 wrote:
apm1954 wrote:
when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.
So Poole FC get 280? Poole Pirates get at least 10 times that amount for their home meetings. Why should the Poole track be changed, ruining the racing for the fans?

Lets be honest here. Poole FC only have a few die hard fans. If they want to play in a football stadium, go share with AFCB. They are only up the road and they could play alternate Saturdays. And as Mitchell knows the management perhaps he could get cheap rates.
Considering Mitchell is totally banned from Dean Court for the unauthorised spending of Clubs money I'm not totally sure he could negotiate anything now of in the future ever.
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.[/p][/quote]So Poole FC get 280? Poole Pirates get at least 10 times that amount for their home meetings. Why should the Poole track be changed, ruining the racing for the fans? Lets be honest here. Poole FC only have a few die hard fans. If they want to play in a football stadium, go share with AFCB. They are only up the road and they could play alternate Saturdays. And as Mitchell knows the management perhaps he could get cheap rates.[/p][/quote]Considering Mitchell is totally banned from Dean Court for the unauthorised spending of Clubs money I'm not totally sure he could negotiate anything now of in the future ever. cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 2

8:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

horsted says...

go for it Eddie, Poole needs a new stadium fit for purpose, the current on is nothing more than a council tip
go for it Eddie, Poole needs a new stadium fit for purpose, the current on is nothing more than a council tip horsted
  • Score: 3

9:03pm Wed 26 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

mark.s wrote:
loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference.

I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.
If Fleetwood Town can get into the football League, Than I am sure Poole Town can do it as well,
The Poulation of SE Dorset is as big asBRISTOL ,so whats the problem?.
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]They must allow a running track as per West Ham and the Olympic stadium, can't be much difference. I would imagine Poole could get as high as Conference level if Weymouth and Dorchester managed it. The football league would be a different kettle of fish and I highly doubt even the most optimistic Poole fan would imagine them doing that, regardless of playing venue.[/p][/quote]If Fleetwood Town can get into the football League, Than I am sure Poole Town can do it as well, The Poulation of SE Dorset is as big asBRISTOL ,so whats the problem?. cromwell9
  • Score: 2

9:05pm Wed 26 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

High Treason wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
Why would he care as long as he gets the building work.
We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble.
Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.
You only have to look at his past record, bankruptcies and his arrogance at being drunk in public with no remorse whatsoever to show he is there for what he can get out of it. All you business people keep well clear or you may be losing a lot of money in the future, judging by his past bankruptcies.
YOU SAD PESON,
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]Why would he care as long as he gets the building work. We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble. Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.[/p][/quote]You only have to look at his past record, bankruptcies and his arrogance at being drunk in public with no remorse whatsoever to show he is there for what he can get out of it. All you business people keep well clear or you may be losing a lot of money in the future, judging by his past bankruptcies.[/p][/quote]YOU SAD PESON, cromwell9
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Wed 26 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

loco12 wrote:
apm1954 wrote:
when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.
So Poole FC get 280? Poole Pirates get at least 10 times that amount for their home meetings. Why should the Poole track be changed, ruining the racing for the fans?

Lets be honest here. Poole FC only have a few die hard fans. If they want to play in a football stadium, go share with AFCB. They are only up the road and they could play alternate Saturdays. And as Mitchell knows the management perhaps he could get cheap rates.
Dont be STUPID
[quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: when were they KICKED OUT wrong they were never kicked out the pitch failed the criteria for the league they were in i.e. the corner areas were on pallets fact . dont take my word for it ask the vice chairman mr reeves, lets get real this is one heck of a proposal for a very succesful and well run club, fact last home only 280 turned up to watch them i wish ptfc all the best , but is really worth it , i doubt it sadly.[/p][/quote]So Poole FC get 280? Poole Pirates get at least 10 times that amount for their home meetings. Why should the Poole track be changed, ruining the racing for the fans? Lets be honest here. Poole FC only have a few die hard fans. If they want to play in a football stadium, go share with AFCB. They are only up the road and they could play alternate Saturdays. And as Mitchell knows the management perhaps he could get cheap rates.[/p][/quote]Dont be STUPID cromwell9
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Wed 26 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
loco12 wrote:
If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.
Why would he care as long as he gets the building work.
We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble.
Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.
THere you go again,
GOD YOU ARE BORING,
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loco12[/bold] wrote: If Mitchell has plans to take Poole Town into the football league he needs to look elsewhere. Football league rules don't allow a speedway track around a pitch.[/p][/quote]Why would he care as long as he gets the building work. We all know that all he's after. Desperation as seven in trouble. Nobody buying his poorly built properties anymore.[/p][/quote]THere you go again, GOD YOU ARE BORING, cromwell9
  • Score: 1

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