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Re: Arsenal told to think again - repercussions?
Posted by: Sebastian87
Date: 12/07/2008 13:03
Sad but true, Padre. It'll all backfire one day.

A young lad has hit the nail on the head with his comments in yesterday's Islington Tribune. (See the article ‘Gap between rich and poor leads to violence on streets’)

"http://www.thecnj.co.uk/islington/2008/071108/news071108_05.html"

"Michael Potten, 19, who last month won an EC1 New Deal Pride award, told a meeting of Islington Council’s executive last week that, with multi-million pound complexes next to council estates, young people were surrounded by things they want but cannot have"

Pretty poignant, eh?


Another thing - if the sole purpose of the indoor football facility was to recruit future stars then it would be financially pointless. But it's much more than that. It's about youth diversion, giving the kids something to aim for, visible goodwill from Arsenal, and so on.

If we could measure the costs of NOT having a community sports centre at the home of football (e.g. crime, obesity, alienation, etc) then even the profiteers would see this as a no-brainer.

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