- 7 Dec 2017
Yep I understand that, but theres a huge amount of blind faith that a solution is going to be found, and that its a nice new stadium. With Zaki and NM appearing to not be on the same page about the way forward at the last fans forum and Zaki saying that ‘all options are still being explored’ and ‘please stop the speculation’ etc as recently as a couple of weeks ago, Im struggling to be as optimistic that we are a way down the road to a new stadium as some. There just seems to be a broadly accepted assumption that the plan is to relocate to a new stadium when from what I see, an announcement of a new lease at Grenoble Road is just as likely. I can only go on what I see and hear from the people involved, the fact that they are still here and committed to the club is a good sign that they can still see a successful way forward though. Its their investment, so whatever route they choose to go down, I’ll have to trust its the best for a healthy football club. Theyve got most things right over all so far.We started to look at moving house just over a year ago. Checked out many places for suitability. Didn't tell all our friends and most family until we had found what we wanted, knew we could line up all the ducks and the deal would be sorted. So that was a year for a straightforward domestic relocation. Site searching, researching, planning and financing considerations make any stadium purchase/ build/ refurb more complex let alone issues of commercial sensitivity. I really wouldn't expect to hear anything until we are pretty well en route to a solution.