The Bray Wanderers Own Goal thread

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Not content with turning their season around on the pitch, Wanderers who usually prop up the table are now setting tongues wagging off the pitch. While the FAI tackle the Athlone shambles, it seems farce is heaped on farce by the bucket load down Wicklow Way.
Bray invoked the spirit of 1916, North Korea and Jackie Healey Rae not to mind Conor McGregor as they battle to sell the ground they don't own and ask the council to build them one for free while they pocket the difference.
Yes, that's the true Irish spirit that we fought for in the GPO a century or more ago. Johnny Ronan must be laughing all the way from the bank again,

https://www.balls.ie/football/bray-wanderers-second-statement-370240?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=web
 


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Not content with turning their season around on the pitch, Wanderers who usually prop up the table are now setting tongues wagging off the pitch. While the FAI tackle the Athlone shambles, it seems farce is heaped on farce by the bucket load down Wicklow Way.
Bray invoked the spirit of 1916, North Korea and Jackie Healey Rae not to mind Conor McGregor as they battle to sell the ground they don't own and ask the council to build them one for free while they pocket the difference.
Yes, that's the true Irish spirit that we fought for in the GPO a century or more ago. Johnny Ronan must be laughing all the way from the bank again,

It's even more fun to read the three stories in chronological order!


1. https://www.balls.ie/football/bray-wanderers-statement-2-370138

2. https://www.balls.ie/football/wicklow-county-council-fire-back-bray-wanderers-compared-north-korea-370164

3. https://www.balls.ie/football/bray-wanderers-second-statement-370240

And then - just for a bit on the side, there's this: https://www.balls.ie/football/bray-wanderers-2-370177

Crazy stuff!
 

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He is a developer doing a property play and losing. Bray UDC won't hand him the Carlisle Grounds to build apartments and tbe FAI declined to back the play, so this all happened. I really think this nonsense is designed to force the FAI into removing them.

I'm fascinated to hear what this plan is. The next Ray Houghton please
 

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"There are doubters to our plans but, rest assured, we are going to give the Club over to the Trust to be owned by the people of Wicklow as part of the construction of the new facilities."


It sounds like the "people of Wicklow" will be left holding the bag after all of this ends in tears.

If these bozos think all of this is going to be a roaring success, let them stake their own money on the success of the enterprise.

They sound like members of the Trump family.

Do they actually pay any rent to Wiclow Council? They have a brass neck to expect that the owners of the land that their current ground is on would rezone the land so that it could be sold and the profits given to the tenant.
 

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What are they going to do with their intercontinental ballistic missiles?
 

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What are they going to do with their intercontinental ballistic missiles?

Strong rumours that Wexford Youths/Mick Wallace Enterprises have put in a bid! If successful, Mick plans to store them in his secret arms silo beneath the family shop in Wellingtonbridge.
 

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If the property developer who currently controls Bray Wanderers does not get his way and withdraws funding liquidation is the only option. Debts can be written off with the lease and staff transferred to a new entity. Only then can the Bray supporters retake control of their club under a new entity like the Shamrock Rovers 400 Club.
 

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They are fighting a useless battle like the rest of the League.

They lost the battle to English soccer since it started being televised in the 60s.

Good Article here on it.


The sliding history of the League of Ireland

Also the story of falling attendances in all sports in true.

Greyhound racing at White City in London used to have crowds of over 100k on a Sat night. People became less sociable because of TV.

Now with the net it's even worse.
 

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If the property developer who currently controls Bray Wanderers does not get his way and withdraws funding liquidation is the only option. Debts can be written off with the lease and staff transferred to a new entity. Only then can the Bray supporters retake control of their club under a new entity like the Shamrock Rovers 400 Club.
There wouldn't be enough fans to keep it afloat. Bray are a non entity, they don't have enough support, the folk of Bray could care less. Having clubs like Bray, UCD and Cabinteely in the league is a joke, just making up numbers.

The league needs restructuring with county teams and less teams in Dublin, otherwise it will remain as it is now totally fuked and irrelevant in the real scheme of things. Some will come on here and say all is ok, it ain't and hasn't been for a long time. Vested interests and the likes of Delaney need to wake the fuk up.
 

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There wouldn't be enough fans to keep it afloat. Bray are a non entity, they don't have enough support, the folk of Bray could care less. Having clubs like Bray, UCD and Cabinteely in the league is a joke, just making up numbers.

The league needs restructuring with county teams and less teams in Dublin, otherwise it will remain as it is now totally fuked and irrelevant in the real scheme of things. Some will come on here and say all is ok, it ain't and hasn't been for a long time. Vested interests and the likes of Delaney need to wake the fuk up.

How many players have gained great experience at Bray and moved on to better things at the bigger clubs, over the years? Look at the current Dundalk squad, for starters.

Bray is far from a joke...leaving aside the obvious jokers currently making headlines
 

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Great Leader(s) here to watch Bray Wanderers crush imperialist
Yankee pigs of Finn Harps...

 

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There wouldn't be enough fans to keep it afloat. Bray are a non entity, they don't have enough support, the folk of Bray could care less. Having clubs like Bray, UCD and Cabinteely in the league is a joke, just making up numbers.

The league needs restructuring with county teams and less teams in Dublin, otherwise it will remain as it is now totally fuked and irrelevant in the real scheme of things. Some will come on here and say all is ok, it ain't and hasn't been for a long time. Vested interests and the likes of Delaney need to wake the fuk up.
UCD are in the league on merit. The real question that should be asked is if clubs like Bray have a potential that is worthwhile investing in. I only need to give one example to prove my point, and that is the 1990 FAI Cup Final, which attracted 30,000 people, when Bray played St Francis. Pats can't even attract crowds like that to Cup Finals. The resolution to the Leagues problems may lie in opening the League up, and restructuring the system throughout the country, but a League system twinned with the County system used by the GAA is the wrong way to go, as the GAA system itself, is clearly in need of restructuring. Full-time, Part-time professional clubs should compete in the National League with amateur clubs, providing the latter have a team in the Provincials, which should be restructured as well. What you would end up with is a Provincial Premiership and League system modeled on the National system, with 16 clubs in each division. Leinster and Munster would have approx. 1 Prem Div 1,2 and 3. Connacht and Ulster would have 1 Prem minimum. 13 Clubs tried to relaunch the Connact League in 2013? Derry would then field a team in the National League, and the reserve team in the Provincial League. If 3-4 Clubs from the Inishowen District Leagues joined the Ulster Prem League, they could share resources.

Would it be financially viable for the Council to build a multi-purpose stadium to accommodate crowds of 10,000? Yea.
 

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Well there is too goals against them already tonight
 

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They are fighting a useless battle like the rest of the League.

They lost the battle to English soccer since it started being televised in the 60s.

Good Article here on it.

The sliding history of the League of Ireland

Also the story of falling attendances in all sports in true.

Greyhound racing at White City in London used to have crowds of over 100k on a Sat night. People became less sociable because of TV.

Now with the net it's even worse.
'Just as contemporary Irish society was born in the 1960s, the reasons why the league stopped attracting large crowds is the same now as it was 50 years ago. Television, Manchester United and the population shift to the suburbs, in addition to the structural and administrative problems, poor facilities and fractured nature of Irish football, meant the league has never been able to regain the mass following it once had.'

Scottish Football has a similar structural defect. Maybe the resolution is restructuring the Irish, Scottish and Welsh Leagues, with the winners of the Provincial Cups, entering a new competition that would replace the Iron-Bru Cup? Irish and Welsh clubs have begun to compete in the latter, which is the 4th biggest Scottish Cup.

Swansea v TNS would be difficult to market.

Swansea v Rangers, Celtic v Bohs, Linfield v Hearts, Cardiff v Rovers, not quite as difficult.
 


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