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Re: Arsenal told to think again - repercussions?
Posted by: andrewstrouthous
Date: 08/07/2008 16:34
Dont forget there is also Screen on the Green that would be 4 cinemas on a two mile stretch of the A1. The area cant sustain that many.

The Sobell is multi purpose and not just dedicated to indoor football, and does not have the space that was used at the o2.

At a time when the press is highlighting gun and knife crime shouldnt Arsenal be doing more to get kids off the streets?

The Sobell is too expensive for most kids, and many are not attracted by it. it was the connection with Arsenal that motivated the kids to turn up. There are not enough indoor football pitches, if the Sobell was good enough why wasnt it used before? Because it is a facility, quite reasonably, for adults and older students. It is also an ageing facility and it needs major refurbishment. One suggestion was even that it should be demolished!

Shouldnt we take the view of Arsenal coaches seriously, they say kids are suffering, that the facilities are not there.

If we ignore coaches we contine to back a system where local talent is ignored, and for once I would blame Arsenal.

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