Post by Antonio Fargas on Aug 3, 2019 13:39:30 GMT
Football is back. Very exciting time. Full of optimism. Think we're ready to start a positive campaign.
Recruitment quite good, most players brought in from higher level, experienced with hunger and drive.
I'm in the loop regarding recruitment. I like to know what type of player we're recruiting and do due diligence. Recruitment dept works side by side with management.
Budget always at max level in regard to FFP. Top half budget.
3 years time new stadium. That's still our target. Definitely working towards it. Still looking at sites, but have identified one site (and others) we're interested in. One site is the Fruit Market. One of several sites. We're very interested in it. Got to get our skates on, already started work into planning permission. Long process. A lot of technical work that must be done. Work in regard to Fruit Market site.
Can't put a timeline on seeking planning permission. Council being very cooperative. If we get planning permission everything else will fall into place. The council are pro investment and always work to the benefit of the city.
Very difficult to predict but the intention is to get a stadium within two years. The finance is in place. Very credible situation, every party credible and we are optimistic. A Mem deal is not related to this transaction. The technical process of planning permission has started.
Training ground is dependent on the stadium. Once the planning permission is secured for stadium there will be expenditure on training ground (The Colony).