I always try to be optimistic about these matters but it is still very unusual for all parties including club, councils and Firoz to be so quiet? Which I like to interpret as positive.I see it as a very positive sign that we hear nothing. Buying land in and around Oxford is fraught with difficulty. As someone here said, most of the prime land is in the hands of the colleges and they dictate completely what happens within their scope of activity. Politically, the planning is almost as difficult. The two authorities (County and City) have been renowned for making life difficult unless you know which backs to scratch. I said as much to NMcW not so long ago and was greatly surprised by his reaction. I felt at the time that he was overconfident, that may have had some influence and led to both Zaki and Tiger admitting that "news by the end of the season" may have been a mistake.
However, and I have said this before, the impression is that the club is striding forward in building relations with both authorities and with Kassam. The latter must be a very difficult pill to swallow.