Not just by the tea bar, but the whole length of the popular stand roof looks awful and gives a run down appearance.
Quite apart from anything else, the stand is named in memory of Ryan Moran and in it`s current state, I think it`s disrespectful to his name. Agree on the builders and really don`t think it would cost that much to repair.
The Club can afford a management and coaching team of five people and can afford to pay one or two undeserving players £100 /week but is apparently not prepared to pay someone a few quid plus, say, free match admission, to do some basic tasks like that.
I can understand an unwillingness not to spend heavily on ground maintenance ahead of the perhaps unpopular possible ground move, but relatively inexpensive projects like refurbing the Generals' Bar, the disabled toilet, the internal and external PA systems etc. and even a fans'forum on the main website could surely be done easily enough ?
Many fans think the Club is in need of leadership.
Wholeheartedly agree. I really enjoy following the side away from home but I find it frustrating at times, so many clubs we visit do a lot of things right yet no one seems to notice from the board or take note. We have a wonderful ground at Chesham which I hope we never leave, certainly for souless new developement in Ashley Green or any other surrounding village, it would not cost the earth to tidy it up.
I agree with the above comments on the lack of general maintenance. The state of the Meadow is awful. Many fans have asked for the roof to be repaired. Most visitors and guests will look across and get a poor image of the Club. Anyone that ventures into the leaking toilets will be shocked. I hear even the dressing rooms need repairs. The problem seems to be the lack of direction and administration. I know of no other Club at this level or organisation that does not have an administrator, paid or volunteer. I am told that previous volunteers have been treated poorly and chucked it in. Does the Board produce a budget for maintenance and repairs? If there is only money available for the playing staff, then at least communicate this and appeal for volunteers.
Should the Trust step in and pay for urgent repairs?