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by dowdinsk
19 Feb 2020, 21:31
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground

I'm definitely behind going ahead with as it feels the only real option. Thank you for the really clear communication and detail on the pros and cons - which actually helps me feeling confident the process, while complicated, will be in good hands. My question is about the changing rooms. This seem...
by dowdinsk
12 Feb 2020, 18:38
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground

Great to see this being discussed like this - thanks to finance for opening it up. A couple of questions: What does ‘allocation of funds’ mean? Is the proposal a request from OSDT for a donation/loan from CCFC? If so, is there anything the Trust can offer the club in return (if not repayment), e.g....
by dowdinsk
09 Feb 2020, 13:19
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground

In full support to allocate the funds and in view we should be self sustainable and not rely on Heineken or grants from elsewhere. If they come - great - but we should not count on it in my opinion. My questions are: - is 15-35k enough to get the ground and facilities up to the standard for both, t...
by dowdinsk
07 Feb 2020, 12:35
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: Proposal on funds for the Old Spotted Dog Ground

It's a weird one isn't it? I don't have sympathy for McBean, but everything we've learnt has shown how hard it is/has been to make improvements to the ground, especially if Heineken haven't been contributing anything throughout the entire time. Obviously, Vince had a similar-ish windfall to our mer...
by dowdinsk
17 Jan 2020, 13:42
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: New/old Ground
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: New/old Ground

Here's the latest: https://www.claptoncfc.co.uk/2019/10/17 ... c-meeting/
At present we remain the preferred tenants. Negotiations on the lease are ongoing.
by dowdinsk
28 Nov 2019, 16:38
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Question for Ground Maintenance committee - Wadham Lodge pitches
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Question for Ground Maintenance committee - Wadham Lodge pitches

So, since I last replied saying we'd not actually had a cancellation as yet, we've had shedloads. I'm popping up again to cheekily put the question whether anyone's keeping score? Dulwich Hamlets Women's Reserves took an early lead but is there a league table tracking postponements, especially those...
by dowdinsk
06 Nov 2019, 08:55
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Question for Ground Maintenance committee - Wadham Lodge pitches
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Question for Ground Maintenance committee - Wadham Lodge pitches

Hi Jack, It's a shame no-one else has chipped in here. Grounds Maintenance has its discussions on Whatsapp and I'm not on that, so far I've not heard if your comments have been noted. What I would say to this is that we've not yet had a home match cancelled. I'm certainly not saying "the first 3 can...
by dowdinsk
15 Oct 2019, 22:46
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Question for Ground Maintenance committee - Wadham Lodge pitches
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Question for Ground Maintenance committee - Wadham Lodge pitches

Me again too... I'll start but perhaps others from Grounds Maintenance will chip in, and I'll flag it up to the rest of the committee. My understanding is that as tenants we rely on Matchday Centres to maintain the pitches, and that we await confirmation from them on the day of the game that the pit...
by dowdinsk
13 Oct 2019, 21:26
Forum: Clapton Community FC
Topic: Women’s team physio?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Women’s team physio?

Today's W1T game was I think the most physical we've seen yet. But if my recall is correct, at the AGM the proposal as negotiated between Club Development and the AFC Stoke Newington squad was that they'd agreed a budget thought to be sustainable, and that for the first year they'd be largely autono...