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Falmer Stadium

On 17 Jan 2005 at 5:59pm The Reverend wrote:
okay just a little poll sure its been asked before on here but i'll ask again anyway. how many residents of lewes would be happy to see a new stadium at falmer? same applies to any falmer residents if you guys come on this forum. and of course for those who dont want it... just a yay or nay will do.
On 17 Jan 2005 at 6:36pm phantom poster alias peepee wrote:
The Albion will never survive without Falmer.Bring it on Mr Presscott.
On 17 Jan 2005 at 8:50pm Leon Knight wrote:
Yes. I would take my children to the Albion matches too. I've been to Withdean and the atmosphere is electric. You should try it. Falmer would suit me as a Lewes resident because I could be there in 5 mins. If it was my back yard then maybe I would think again.
On 17 Jan 2005 at 9:32pm Me wrote:
I'm sure after all these years that the albion know its the best site. I'm all for it. By the way WTF are Lewes Council doing spending 60,000 of our cash on opposing the stadium
On 17 Jan 2005 at 11:15pm The Reverend wrote:
i know its ridiculos (sp?) isnt it. they say its an AONB but its got a whoppin dual carrage way going through it and a huge university. not forgetting the train station. not really a lot else to spoil is there?! and yeah nice of LDC to spend our cash. no doubt from the parking fees
On 18 Jan 2005 at 3:37pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
What a pity LDC didn't spend sixty grand opposing the developments at the Baxters site and Walwers Lane. There again LDC used to own Walwers lane and sold it for development. Coincidence? It seems that all a developer has to do is wave a wad of cash and the planning committee fall over them selfs to grant permission. What's the betting that if the Reece/Elliot partnership put in an application to demolish Anne of Cleeve and replace it with a Berni Inn, it would be passed?
On 18 Jan 2005 at 3:52pm Mystic Mog wrote:
I suggest you gem up on planning law etc before making groundless comments. I am sure if they sold it for a song, then you would complain that the officers were be negligent - just can't win.
I do not think Berni Inns still exist, probably renamed serving up some pretentious pre-prepared muck masquerading as haute cuisine. Anyway there are enough football teams, how about something useful. A sanctuary for abused farm animals - to escape the menace of factory farming, one of the most brutal things us "humans" do.
On 18 Jan 2005 at 4:14pm me wrote:
No disrespect mystic mog but it is a capitalist society and money talks. Although very comendable saving the poor farm animals, they don't make money whereas a football stadium will generate thousands and bring a little sunshine into some peoples lives.
On 18 Jan 2005 at 6:50pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
My heart weeps, MM. I'm on the verge of donning a balaclava, breaking into a reseach lab and setting free all the fluffy little animals. Or maybe not.
On 18 Jan 2005 at 6:54pm Mike Leech wrote:
Also, Brighton and Hove Albion have been around since 1901. They beat Chelsea at the Goldstone ground. remember the Goldstone? You know, the ground they were robbed of by the chairman/property developer. They are battling well today and bring a lot of happiness to families from all over Sussex. They deserve a good stadium. At present, Ringmer has a better ground. Look at the jobs the stadium would create, both during and after its build. I would love for my kids to have a focus on a Saturday afternoon as well as somewhere to go other times other than stand on street corners making a nuisance of themselves.The Albion needs Falmer, so do you !!
On 18 Jan 2005 at 9:06pm The Reverend wrote:
sorry but Lewes have a better ground than Ringmer!
On 19 Jan 2005 at 5:38pm PeePee wrote:
But Ringmer has easier parking and a better club for having a pint.
On 19 Jan 2005 at 6:24pm The Reverend wrote:
yeah granted Rinmger has much better parking than Lewes. that is something that desperately needs to be sorted out in the future. plus the parking wardens have a field day when Lewes play at home. i think the Rook Inn is rather good... especially since it has been refurbished.
On 19 Jan 2005 at 7:24pm PeePee wrote:
yeah I agree,mind you I am bias having gone to both school and social events at ringmer.
On 20 Jan 2005 at 1:14am Test wrote:
On 20 Jan 2005 at 10:10am Against wrote:
No way should Brighton be allowed to spoil the Downs. They should use some of the plentiful brown belt in Brighton.
On 20 Jan 2005 at 1:05pm Smiler wrote:
Well I think its a great idea. The sports facilities round here are pretty poor really. The design has taken into account the environmental sensitivity and the stadium will be in a hollow so it won't be visible from the South Downs Way . Its just what Falmer needs and the Universities would benefit enormously. Its not really on that a handful of residents stand in the way of the vast majority of local opinion. I mean LDC always listen to the majority right!?
On 20 Jan 2005 at 1:24pm The Reverend wrote:
hahaha LDC listens to no one!!! theyre adament not to have the Falmer stadium. and how many Lewes residents opposed the new parking scheme?! only around 99.99% of us... theres the majority and it still went ahead.
On 3 Feb 2005 at 8:13am Footballforeman wrote:
LDC should have spent the money apposing Falmer on the Pells Pool,that would have kept it open for a couple of years and bring heaps of enjoyment to Residents of Lewes District. Why sould i be asked to pay 15% more council tax to help pay fighting a cause the majority want?? Have LDC gone MAD, who voted for them??Remember there's an election this year P.s Ringmer have John Crumplin Football Genius
On 3 Feb 2005 at 9:41am Smiler wrote:
I couldn't agree more. I just dont undertand how they can keep getting away with it. Where is our mp when we need him?
On 3 Feb 2005 at 11:14am Herbie wrote:
On 20/01/05 Against wrote:
No way should Brighton be allowed to spoil the Downs. They should use some of the plentiful brown belt in Brighton.
Excuse me? Plentiful brown belt in Brighton? If only!! Muppet!
On 3 Feb 2005 at 6:37pm Footballforeman wrote:
He is busy trying to get an electricity pylon removed that he says is an eyesore, it was only moved 10yards a couple of years ago, Why didn't he bend over backwards to get it removed then?? Something to do with that election again i guess!! I'm sure he is against a Falmer stadium as well, but i do remember seeing him enjoying Brighton FCs hospitality FOC at their 1st game back in Sussex at Withdean,some 5 years ago,Was that an election year??Withdean isn't a suitable location by the way!!
On 26 Feb 2005 at 11:09am Rookie wrote:
But we have Steven King. A bigger genius!
On 2 Mar 2005 at 2:38pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Now that it's been anounced that Lewes cannot go up regardless of where they finish, expect to see alot of the current squad leaving come summer. King has given the board a verbal agreement that he will stay for the next season, but don't hold your breath on that one.

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