Poole Stadium: Dolphins never gave up hope of return says Reeves

Bournemouth Echo: POOLE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Chris Reeves POOLE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Chris Reeves

VICE-CHAIRMAN Chris Reeves hailed Eddie Mitchell’s influence in aiding Poole Town’s lengthy quest to return to their “spiritual home”.

Reeves revealed Dolphins officials had previously held fruitless talks with Stadia UK, the operators of Poole Stadium, over a move back to the facility the club were booted out of some 20 years ago.

However, with Mitchell’s plans for regeneration entering the equation, the long-serving Poole director believes a return will prove a much more tantalising prospect this time round.

Reeves told the Daily Echo: “We have had a very good relationship with Stadia UK and held two or three meetings since leaving Poole Stadium to explore the possibility of going back.

“None of those ever gave us any real hope that it was a viable prospect. Previously, it was just a case of what the stadium could provide for us.

“We didn’t have much to offer the stadium, but with Eddie going in with his greater plans we are now in a position to start talking about what we can offer in return.

“Eddie is the new factor which causes me to be optimistic that, this time, the discussions with Stadia UK will bear fruit.

“We’re certainly not going into it with trepidation and I am very enthusiastic about what the next few months may hold. It is very exciting because the stadium is our spiritual home.”

Meanwhile, Reeves added that Mitchell’s negotiations had the unanimous support of the Dolphins board.

He said: “We have been fully involved every step of the way and everyone has been very enthusiastic. The board is 100 per cent behind what Eddie is trying to do.”

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9:03pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Talkingheadera says...

Blimey. Why don't the Poole people get a reference from maxim denim for Mitchell. ?
Blimey. Why don't the Poole people get a reference from maxim denim for Mitchell. ? Talkingheadera
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10:20pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

Good luck Poole FC.
Dont listen or take notice of any Bitter old men ,coming on here ,trying to rubbish Eddie ,or Reeves PLans for a return to a upgraded Poole Stadium.
Fit for the 21st Century,
GOOD LUCK AGAIN,
Good luck Poole FC. Dont listen or take notice of any Bitter old men ,coming on here ,trying to rubbish Eddie ,or Reeves PLans for a return to a upgraded Poole Stadium. Fit for the 21st Century, GOOD LUCK AGAIN, cromwell9
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10:34pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

Good luck Poole FC.
Dont listen or take notice of any Bitter old men ,coming on here ,trying to rubbish Eddie ,or Reeves PLans for a return to a upgraded Poole Stadium.
Fit for the 21st Century,
GOOD LUCK AGAIN,
Good luck Poole FC. Dont listen or take notice of any Bitter old men ,coming on here ,trying to rubbish Eddie ,or Reeves PLans for a return to a upgraded Poole Stadium. Fit for the 21st Century, GOOD LUCK AGAIN, cromwell9
  • Score: 1

1:13am Wed 26 Feb 14

jolliffe says...

IfI the UK is a capitalist country why is it illegal in certain people's eyes for someone to make a profit.
FOLLOW THE MONEY because that is what makes things happen and if,
in this case, it puts PTFC back in a rejuvenated Stadium as a very long time
fan of PTFC then I am all in favour. PTFC will not get too much further up the ladder playing at out of the way sites like Bearwood
This move will benefit more than the Football Club, it will keep business in the town centre
IfI the UK is a capitalist country why is it illegal in certain people's eyes for someone to make a profit. FOLLOW THE MONEY because that is what makes things happen and if, in this case, it puts PTFC back in a rejuvenated Stadium as a very long time fan of PTFC then I am all in favour. PTFC will not get too much further up the ladder playing at out of the way sites like Bearwood This move will benefit more than the Football Club, it will keep business in the town centre jolliffe
  • Score: 4

7:51am Wed 26 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

jolliffe wrote:
IfI the UK is a capitalist country why is it illegal in certain people's eyes for someone to make a profit.
FOLLOW THE MONEY because that is what makes things happen and if,
in this case, it puts PTFC back in a rejuvenated Stadium as a very long time
fan of PTFC then I am all in favour. PTFC will not get too much further up the ladder playing at out of the way sites like Bearwood
This move will benefit more than the Football Club, it will keep business in the town centre
I think the main concern here is that EM is very wealthy because he takes the money out of the business, the Mitchell family will out live PTFC because of the way he works,
[quote][p][bold]jolliffe[/bold] wrote: IfI the UK is a capitalist country why is it illegal in certain people's eyes for someone to make a profit. FOLLOW THE MONEY because that is what makes things happen and if, in this case, it puts PTFC back in a rejuvenated Stadium as a very long time fan of PTFC then I am all in favour. PTFC will not get too much further up the ladder playing at out of the way sites like Bearwood This move will benefit more than the Football Club, it will keep business in the town centre[/p][/quote]I think the main concern here is that EM is very wealthy because he takes the money out of the business, the Mitchell family will out live PTFC because of the way he works, cheeriedriteup
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