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    Rondetto
    Rondetto
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    The “new” Wrexham team haven’t so far had the best build up to the new season. Some mediocre performances against
    very poor opposition as well as a thumping from premier side Stoke city doesn’t look promising for the coming season.
    We can only hope that from these pre season games they have learnt a few lessons and can improve and gel together.

    #97516
    Alunh
    Alunh
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    The “new” Wrexham team haven’t so far had the best build up to the new season. Some mediocre performances against
    very poor opposition as well as a thumping from premier side Stoke city doesn’t look promising for the coming season.
    We can only hope that from these pre season games they have learnt a few lessons and can improve and gel together.

    To be honest, I am surprised that the club do as well as they do. There was a fork in the road over a decade ago when the wrong person in the wrong place told the good folk of Wrexham one of life’s realities……the club lacked revenue and needed to move. He pointed out that the 2000-3000+ supporters who attended a match every couple of weeks could never cover the costs of a Football League club, attracting the type of investment that could see Wrexham FC in higher leagues with good players. Hamilton was dismissed by the club’s supporters because he appeared to have an agenda that few could agree with. Unfortunately, despite the need to “shoot the messenger” (metaphorically), the message was vital. The message was what saw Stoke relocate to the Brittania, Swansea to the Liberty and other clubs throughout the Leagues do likewise. I suspect that a League club with no ground ownership and no obvious alternative revenue streams will do well to survive in the position it now finds itself. Sad

    #97525

    Liam
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    The “new” Wrexham team haven’t so far had the best build up to the new season. Some mediocre performances against
    very poor opposition as well as a thumping from premier side Stoke city doesn’t look promising for the coming season.
    We can only hope that from these pre season games they have learnt a few lessons and can improve and gel together.

    To be honest, I am surprised that the club do as well as they do. There was a fork in the road over a decade ago when the wrong person in the wrong place told the good folk of Wrexham one of life’s realities……the club lacked revenue and needed to move. He pointed out that the 2000-3000+ supporters who attended a match every couple of weeks could never cover the costs of a Football League club, attracting the type of investment that could see Wrexham FC in higher leagues with good players. Hamilton was dismissed by the club’s supporters because he appeared to have an agenda that few could agree with. Unfortunately, despite the need to “shoot the messenger” (metaphorically), the message was vital. The message was what saw Stoke relocate to the Brittania, Swansea to the Liberty and other clubs throughout the Leagues do likewise. I suspect that a League club with no ground ownership and no obvious alternative revenue streams will do well to survive in the position it now finds itself. Sad

    The one Grand Canyon sized flaw in your Hamilton lament is that the man wanted to sell off the ground for his own profit with no intention of building a new stadium for the club. He even wrote that this was his aim in a contract he signed along with Mark Guterman, which proved to be their ultimate downfall. Alas, after the ground was returned to its rightful owners three local businessmen managed to cock it up again.

    #97528
    Rob
    Rob
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    Hamilton was dismissed by the club’s supporters because he appeared to have an agenda that few could agree with.

    Did anyone agree with his agenda of buying the ground, then selling it to his own company for peanuts, then taking steps to evict the football club from the ground?

    Swansea and Stoke are both interesting in terms of stadia. Stoke’s ground was a partnership at the start with the local council and regeneration partners, and Swansea’s new stadium also had similar stakeholders.

    That is at great contrast to the Racecourse.

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    #97536

    jimbow
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    The “new” Wrexham team haven’t so far had the best build up to the new season. Some mediocre performances against
    very poor opposition as well as a thumping from premier side Stoke city doesn’t look promising for the coming season.
    We can only hope that from these pre season games they have learnt a few lessons and can improve and gel together.

    Rondetto, surely this thread should have been in the joke section.

    #97587
    Alunh
    Alunh
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    Hamilton was dismissed by the club’s supporters because he appeared to have an agenda that few could agree with.

    Did anyone agree with his agenda of buying the ground, then selling it to his own company for peanuts, then taking steps to evict the football club from the ground?

    Swansea and Stoke are both interesting in terms of stadia. Stoke’s ground was a partnership at the start with the local council and regeneration partners, and Swansea’s new stadium also had similar stakeholders.

    That is at great contrast to the Racecourse.

    Alun wrote in response:

    When Hamilton’s various schemes were floated, the debate fell into two camps…..those who totally rejected his thinking and Hamilton. That was understandable because that seemed the only choice at the time. I just wish that the bandwagon of the day had been a little different and that a nuanced outcome had been chased after. The Racecourse was clearly past its functional sell by date because it could only be used for Sport…….and by the 2000s this was clearly not an adequate range of use.

    The Swansea ground and Stoke’s ground have both been used for major concerts (and other things) over the years and income has been derived from these pursuits as well as the Football side of things. Wrexham’s last attempt to pursue a “Concert” was the famous Twisted Sister/Motorhead bash all those years ago.

    Whilst I fully understasnd that this options never seemed available back in the day, a non Hamilton move was always what would have seen the club prosper over time. Now we are where we are and more power to those who keep the whole thing afloat

    #97618

    99DylanJones
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    Does anyone know if the Health and Safety Stadium Certificate to allow League games to be played been issued yet for this season?

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