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Any one know if/how this presumed asset sits in the club's accounts?

 

With the need for increased house building and the relaxation of planning laws is there any chance of development of Jacksons Farm to the benefit of the club?

 

Presumably the grand plans for development of the stadium and surrounding area have now been shelved after publication of the less than wonderful annual accounts

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Any one know if/how this presumed asset sits in the club's accounts?

 

With the need for increased house building and the relaxation of planning laws is there any chance of development of Jacksons Farm to the benefit of the club?

 

Presumably the grand plans for development of the stadium and surrounding area have now been shelved after publication of the less than wonderful annual accounts

 

I don't know how true it is, but there was talk of drilling it for oil!!!!

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I don't know how true it is, but there was talk of drilling it for oil!!!!

 

Yes!

 

On an old hard drive, I actually have some grey articles (ie unconfirmed/unverified source) which suggested the land could be a potential drilling zone.

 

I discussed this once with Lee Hoos, who wouldnt speculate on the oil, though indicated that the club believed the land would one day be redeveloped. At the time, the land was worth £1m as a farm/waste land, though IIRC he speculated it would be worth 40x that as property, who knows with oil.

 

Those Liebherrs are no mugs!

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Yes there was speculation that there is oil under part of the land around there, partly covered by Grange Park which is adjacent.

 

The Lib Dems say that Jackson's Farm forms part of the strategic gap between West End and Durley, but there is still plenty of space between it and Durley and in reality the Botley/Winchester road forms the boundary. The Lib Dems on Eastleigh felt disinclined to grant permission anyway because of the way that they fell out with Lowe over Stoneham, but with the new regime here now, they might feel more sympathetic about it. Alternative buildling development areas like Allington Lane are a green belt hot potato, so Jackson's Farm is a better option and Grange Park abuts right up to the boundary of the Farm now and there was the recent development of the Crematorium on the other side too.

 

If planning permission were to be granted, then the land values would soar and provide the Liebherrs with a windfall.

 

As for the opinion that Cortese's stadium redevelopment plans might have to be shelved by the "less than wonderful annual accounts" I really don't think that they are that bad at all. Since a lot of the talk about the stadium redevelopment by Cortese surfaced after Markus' death, there is no evidence to suggest that Katharina Liebherr was not acquiescent to them. We will have to wait and see. Others have published comments in the media that the so-called "losses" amount to the sum equal to the value of Shaw, so that it becomes far more likely that we will sell him to balance the books.

 

There really is a lot of rubbish spouted by outsiders who are not up to date with the progress this club has made these past few years.

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There really is a lot of rubbish spouted by outsiders who are not up to date with the progress this club has made these past few years.

And also by people who seem to fail to grasp the concept that the figures reported are up to 30th June 2013, a full nine months ago, since when we have improved our league position by 6 places (currently) and will benefit from the new broadcasting contracts that kicked in this season. It's a story about nothing, basically - presumably there's very little else going on at the moment.

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And also by people who seem to fail to grasp the concept that the figures reported are up to 30th June 2013, a full nine months ago, since when we have improved our league position by 6 places (currently) and will benefit from the new broadcasting contracts that kicked in this season. It's a story about nothing, basically - presumably there's very little else going on at the moment.

 

I know that it was only the "Isle of Thanet Gazette", but this is the sort of rubbish that is reported in the media:-

 

Levy has been impressed by the Argentine's first full season in English football and with the south coast club in a difficult financial situation - it emerging they owe £27 million in transfer fees - Levy is ready to pounce, not just for the manager, but for Adam Lallana too.

 

Read more: http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Arsenal-eye-swoop-Tottenham-star-Southampton/story-20892185-detail/story.html#ixzz2xeduTECf :lol::lol:

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