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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 09:31
Not too difficult! 

1223 from Bedford to St Pancras, Underground to Vauxhall, 1354 to Hersham, arrives 1421, 5 minutes walk to ground and time for a pint and a burger before kick-off.

Leave at 1830, 15 minute stagger to the station, 1849 to Vauxhall, Underground to St Pancras, 2005 to Bedford arriving 2040 where a lovely lady will meet you and berate you for being so Huckleberryly Pear!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 09:43
So eloquently put, sir, regarding the lovely lady and her response LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Member728 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 09:49
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unaware of BOE ground but LS have signed 2 year deal with Esher with an option for another 2 years
that will be at least 3 years before they can move there
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brizzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 13:56
How about a complete relocation to North of the border and becoming Scottish London? Direct flights from Jersey to Glasgow and Edinburgh work for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 14:48
When Nottingham sadly had to move from Ireland Avenue it took us a couple of years to find somewhere
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bunkermentality Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 16:06
Why is it even good for either club?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote romford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 16:16
Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 16:32
Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

We are happy stay in the servants’ quarters for our namesake town. The land is cheaper!
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Can anyone explain why London Scottish could not stay at RAG until their new ground was ready rather than undergo a temporary move to Esher? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2020 at 12:58
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Can anyone explain why London Scottish could not stay at RAG until their new ground was ready rather than undergo a temporary move to Esher? 


Options could be

1 They have got a better financial deal at Esher

2 They have had a fall out

3 They have a new source of income who wants to get things moving


Sure there are more options and I haven't a clue what it could be although they do seem to be recruiting heavily

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kempstonblue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2020 at 14:40
Plough Lane? 
Wimbledon Scottish...LOL
Old enough to know better...just wish I knew what
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stoatgobbler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2020 at 15:46
Rumour is that they might look to develop the University of Westminster site, up by Chiswick Bridge.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kentish Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2020 at 17:35
Esher's Pitch does not have the best of reputations with one 1st team using it alternate weekends, I wonder what state it will be in being played on every weekend ?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2020 at 16:57
Originally posted by Kentish Man Kentish Man wrote:

Esher's Pitch does not have the best of reputations with one 1st team using it alternate weekends, I wonder what state it will be in being played on every weekend ?

I'm sure the budget spent on the Molesey Rd pitch will exponentially increase - I'm sure they'll be ok!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Member728 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jul 2020 at 18:03
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Can anyone explain why London Scottish could not stay at RAG until their new ground was ready rather than undergo a temporary move to Esher? 

one of John Dee's options is correct
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jul 2020 at 09:36
No doubt the rest of us will find out soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jul 2020 at 12:36
The loss of bar revenue and the ability to hold pre match lunches where you receive the reward may be a driving factor it was when we moved from Rectory field to Well Hall
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Penda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jul 2020 at 14:50
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

When Nottingham sadly had to move from Ireland Avenue it took us a couple of years to find somewhere

Wonder how that is now seen in hindsight.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2020 at 16:10

There is a good interview on the Richmond web site about this. Seems 'amicable'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2020 at 17:56
My understanding of how Richmond / London Scottish worked was that there is an independent company that runs the catering and facilities. Not sure who maintains the grounds / pitches. This surely is only viable if the clubhouse and grounds are used to full capacity.

The bills to run the place virtually stay the same and London Scottish leaving surely puts the burden of these running costs on Richmond.

I assume by London Scottish moving on the income is halved.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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