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 Post subject: Re: The problem with sugar daddies...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:26 pm 
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Similar situation at BPA with Bob the Builder, if he withdrew they would plummet down the leagues. They haven't even got their own ground. I remember when Bob Blackburn took over the club and said he was going to build this stadium to take BPA into the Football League, as strong opponents to Bradford City, in 5 yrs I think he said, I stand corrected if am wrong. It didnt happen. BPA go through more managers than any other non league team I can think of. If he pulled the rug they'd be gone.

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 Post subject: Re: The problem with sugar daddies...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:45 pm 
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FyldeFan1 wrote:
Any 'sugar daddy' could walk out, correct but what say do fans have in it anyway. If a rich businessman wants to invest in the team what the hell can the fans do about it. Cant ever see Andy Pilley letting Fleetwood down, people said it wouldn't last with fleetwood when they were in our league. They're now doing perfectly fine in league football. To many people on here and other forums talk about things that they know nothing about and a domino effect occurs.

Why do you fear for us jue?


He doesn't have to leave, just look at Gretna when Brooks Mileson passed away. It must be nice for a club to have a "sugar daddy" but there are far too many variables for it to be a safe development plan. The infrastructure of a club is what really suffers when the money disappears, the players/coaches generally move on, the background staff and services, which have grown as the club grows then struggle and ultimately pay the price as a club contracts, through no fault of their own.

These clubs should ideally consolidate a level which is suitable, maybe the likes of Crawley and Fleetwood will if the crowds remain and the "sugar daddy" investment is gradually withdrawn and replaced with something more sustainable. History is split on this though with some successes and probably an equal amount of failures. Personal opinion is that it's too risky, as others have said though there isn't a lot a club can do if the people in control have their own and do as they see fit.


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 Post subject: Re: The problem with sugar daddies...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:01 pm 
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EastStander wrote:
This business model always ends in the same way. As Crawley and Fleetwood will learn in due course.


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 Post subject: Re: The problem with sugar daddies...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:40 pm 
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JueChorleyFC wrote:
I personally think Crawley and Fleetwood will survive without theirs. Fleetwood certainly have the support now they are a FL team and Crawley aren't a bad team so their on the pitch performance will keep them solid. It's Fylde I fear for...


Fleetwood Town used to have the same support, if not less, than what AFC Fylde get now, back in their Unibond days. The attendances took a huge jump for them as they approached closer to the football league.

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 Post subject: Re: The problem with sugar daddies...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:22 am 
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Kirkham Wesham talking more bull crap again. You have reached your summit of sustainability where you are now. Embrace it and enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: The problem with sugar daddies...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:52 am 
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Memorex wrote:
Kirkham Wesham talking more bull crap again. You have reached your summit of sustainability where you are now. Embrace it and enjoy it.


How can you label fact as "bullcrap" dimwit? :roll:

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