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Was it not to do with the fact they were still haggling with sponsors? This was announced at the same time the shirt was: https://www.pnefc.net/news/2022/july/par-group-extend-deal-as-principal-partner/
Appears as if he may have the council on side... https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/derby-county-pride-park-stadium-6915062
Very shrewd if he manages to pull off a cheap rent deal.
Is a solution for the Hemmings not to simply sell the club for a token sum but hold on to the property and land assets and lease them to the new owner?
That way, they remove themselves from owning a loss-making entity to potentially one that is cash generative and in line with their other...
The worst thing about this could be that the Hemmings' have now had their fingers burnt with all of the rigmarole of going through this Due Diligence, so you'd imagine they'll be unlikely to want to go through it again, put things on hold and cause a lot of disruption, unless they are very...
Quietly taking the land at Ingol off the club could be one of the facets of the deal that may be attractive to the Hemmings?
The way Preston council is dishing out planning permission at the minute - would surely only be a matter of time before they could have houses on it?
Do we have the facilities between Euxton and Springfields to have a Cat1 academy or would this require further investment? As people have pointed out before, seems like a good move particularly given our catchment area and success over the years with developing players released by United etc.