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1 minute ago, GWN said:


just to put our training ground into perspective 

 

 

 

“You go and spend it on the training ground it means there is less to spend on the team."

 

“Our pitches are very good, our gym is perfectly adequate and functional."

 

“In my experience, has a player turned round and said I’m not signing for Newcastle United because of your training facilities? No. Did it stop us getting promoted out of the Championship, did it stop us finishing tenth, did it stop us having a good season this season? No."

 

 

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2 hours ago, Decky said:

The Terrace is going to be tremendous in the Strawberry now. Is it apartments going there? Can't see people being happy with the beer garden being right outside their window like that. 

 

It is the new Head Office for "Home Group" (Housing Association) . . .  

 

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/strawberry-place-home-group-headquarters-and-vita-student-accommodation-newcastle-various-u-c.981402/unread

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26 minutes ago, Anderson said:

Did I read somewhere that The Strawberry were supportive of the plans, or at least didn’t object to them, or have I made that up?

In the official planning documents they were supportive, but on social media they have been jumping on the backlash bandwagon.

 

Aside from being next to SJP there is nothing special about the Strawberry. It is a dirty pub that sells generic beers in a building that is virtually identical to every other pub in the U.K.

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4 hours ago, Anderson said:

October ‘09! Hadn’t realised it had been planned for so long.

 

October 2009 was when the original building for the site, a round building called 'Strawberry Place' was first planned. That proposal fell through, and the space remained empty and dormant for many years. The current Home Group HQ Office Block, was proposed only recently and construction (as can be seen) is now well underway.

 

There are also big plans for the site next door to this, where the St James' Park Metro Station Car Park (now fenced off) used to be. The designs proposed for the four new buildings on the Metro Station site have (I think) changed again recently . . . 

 

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/one-st-james-st-james’-metro-station-car-park-newcastle-various-approved.1406356/post-138900774

 

 

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That’s disgusting. How did we as a fanbase just let this happen? No need for anyone to answer that by the way I know we’re cucked.

 

 

Btw those buildings are ugly as fuck. Newcastle has some lovely architecture and is ruining itself with all this glass and cladding shite.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Rafalove said:

That’s disgusting. How did we as a fanbase just let this happen? 

 

Honestly? As a collective fanbase we're weak. We've let Ashley batter us for 13 years now, two relegations, selling off land that prevents us from ever expanding SJP and lying to us time and time again yet hes still here getting an easy ride and 50k most home games. Its a joke. Not every club would have done better but there are some in the Premier League and throughout Europe that would have driven him out years ago. 

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11 hours ago, Stifler said:

In the official planning documents they were supportive, but on social media they have been jumping on the backlash bandwagon.

 

Aside from being next to SJP there is nothing special about the Strawberry. It is a dirty pub that sells generic beers in a building that is virtually identical to every other pub in the U.K.


I guess offices around them might give them more trade, probably wouldn’t really be against it?

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