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Build that Bigger Ground!

Build that Bigger Ground!

The need for a Bigger stadium is super obvious now.

Now that the EPL Chairmen have passed a resolution on the EPL version of FFP, which was supported by CFC despite the fact we are one of the targeted teams.

I know there are loopholes in the regulations are we going to be relying to exploit those holes rather than be proactive in looking for ways to maximize our match day income which is not something a top team would be proud of, a mere 41,000 seat stadium.

Even Arsenal is getting close to £30 million more than us on match day income. I don't know if we need to be worried about the stagnation of dialogue between the CPO and CFC. We need a bigger stadium now than never.

It will be difficult to maintain or consolidate our positions in EPL and Europe with a 41,000 seat stadium if Roman is not willing to release some needed funds like what transpired in the last transfer window when it was very clear to everyone that we need some reinforcement.

Most fans was very frustrated with our transfer activity in January but did will really take time to ask ourselves how we were going to pay for all the big names that everyone was clamouring for?

CEO has a target when he took over to break even which he has done but how do we move forward? All his hard work during the last couple of years would be in vain if CFC to go back to those days with high record loses.

I would think CPO and CFC boards want the best for CFC why it is so difficult for a compromise?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:jollyheart Torres
Date:Tuesday February 12 2013
Time: 4:53PM


CPO = " greed incorporated" will be the ones holding Chelsea back. All these idiots , think that just because they hold shares they and only they know whats best for the club. This philosophy is bunkum. Chelsea should have already started the process of buildi Earls Court or Battersea stadium , but because of these idots , we ill be struggling to find an alternative site. CPO make me unspeakaly angry over their selfish stance
12/02/2013 17:08:00
I think the cpo should just get over it. clearly roman is willing to spend money on a bigger ground and that would significaly secure the financial future of Chelsea FC even after he's gone. I love the bridge an absolute icon of a stadium but unless there is a way to add another 20000 seats I think sooner or later a decision has to be made
12/02/2013 17:10:00
I just hope both CPO and Chelsea board could reach an agreement soon. Without a bigger stadium to generate more income, we could be moving towards the Tier-2 team in the future... We had since lost Battersea and Earls court... Hopefully we could build a 65k capacity stadium in West London soon....
12/02/2013 17:22:00
@Dr Watson...I fully agree with you and the writer...a bigger stadium is a must for us...we are now a top club and revenue from a bigger stadium will do us a whole lot of good....I hope we get some swift resolution soon....m relaxed though, it will be sorted one way or the other..the need is pretty obvious.
12/02/2013 17:26:00
How are CPO holding CFC back? Chelsea need to speak to the council and re develp the Bridge. is a site that seems to explain the present circumstances.
12/02/2013 17:27:00
12/02/2013 17:31:00
We will lost the Chelsea name should we decided to play outside SB without consent from CPO. (Correct me if I am wrong)... It will be a disaster for all of us here where our beloved Chelsea could be known as something else...
12/02/2013 17:32:00
If Chelsea wanted Battersea, they have had 9 years to go for it since Roman arrived, its been sitting here empty for that long and more, Earls Court announced that they were moving their operation to Olympia years ago, so why didn`t the club pursue it earlier ? What`s that got to do with CPO shareholders ?
12/02/2013 17:37:00
i think that RA has proven over and over that he loves the club and wants whats best for CFC. I think its about time that the fans of this great club to show him the respect and love that he deserves. Im sure most CFC fans would say that they would pump the amount of money that RA has spent "if they had the money" but RA is the only person putting his money where his mouth is. I personally think its disgusting that there are "fans" out there blocking his plans of building a new stadium. Every time i look at the pictures that CFC released showing what he wanted to do with battersea power station all i can think is we missed out on quite possibly the best looking and most iconic stadium in all of europe if not the world. i think its about time we put the trust in him and allow him to run HIS club and just be happy that he wants whats best for CFC just like all chelsea fans want because the fact of the matter is RA is a fan.
12/02/2013 17:41:00
DrWatsons you are not correct. The CPO turned down the oppporunity to release the shares to the club until a suitable location was announced. Not somewhere within a 3 mile radius ONLY UP UNTIL 2020, after that they could re locate us anywhere, as announced by Bruce Buck, who was also implicated in the 250k worth of shares that were purchased prior to the vote, to corrupt the true voting patterns of legitimate shareholders.
12/02/2013 17:42:00
Need a 50k+ ground for income and the fact that nearly every big european club has one...
12/02/2013 17:55:00
My angst in this whole CPO saga was the crass ineptitude of Roman and his advisers ( some whom i believe are from the former dreaded KGB) to see this coming and take ACTIVE MEASURES in a James Bondesque way. They should have seen the difficulties in getting the shares from the greedy unrealistic CPO holders and initiated the surreptitious buying of this shares a long time ago. By the time the vote came up, i would have expected Roman to be sure of his victory and commence building of a new stadium. He fooocked up and now the CPO are acting like the last defence against the invasion of aliens...
12/02/2013 18:02:00
*CFCTalal .. we ned 60k+ .. 50k+ is only 8k more than we have already...not worth the effort..we need to at least match the Arsenal stadium
12/02/2013 18:12:00
@Dwonder can you explain why you think CPO shareholders are greedy ? Are you a shareholder yourself ? Shares are still available to purchase at £100 which will enable you to vote. The same price that they were available at 20 years ago, when I bought mine. I have no connection with any group, other than ensuring that we are not fleeced of our shares and end up sharing a ground with QPR.
12/02/2013 18:12:00
@Blueheart, how are you going to be able to "redevelop the Bridge" to the tune of 50% more capacity? you and CPO are in dreamland .. you all cuckoo
12/02/2013 18:20:00
I use to be angry like u lot, but sincerely aint we been biased? We need someone that is in the CPO to let us know what is really going on before we bash them, roman himself didn't do himself any favours with his recent antics as it butressed the points of some CPO members who believe he doesn't fancy the tradition of the club, I think roman should do what he can to make them part with their shares and let us move our stadium to a bigger and better place without losing our name or identity, if we can get a 65k or 70k capacity that can make us attain the lofty heights we are pining on attaining
12/02/2013 18:21:00
@Blue_Mel do you work for the council ? No. Just be patient and all will be revealed.
12/02/2013 18:25:00
oh ? all we be revealed by he council huh ?? you see everyone? only the CPO are the real ones that know whats going on ..lmao...Roman, the owner of the club ..hasnt got a clue....the first clueless billionaire you ever met ..Blueheart knows everything
12/02/2013 18:28:00
@blue mel, I read at a time that the SB stadium can be extended, but the cost would be enough to build a new stadium, I think in the tune of £350m-£450m if memory serves me right
12/02/2013 18:31:00
Seriously guys, you can't be blaming the CPO (and I am not a shareholder) for Chelsea losing Battersea or Earls Court, you need to look at the Board. I doubt any of them are experienced in brokering such deals, indeed, i get the feeling they feel someone will approach them with a miracle deal. They need to get their heads out of the sand or RA's backside.
12/02/2013 18:36:00
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