I very much doubt oxvox would do this just as a profile-boosting exercise so think we have to take it seriously.joepoolman wrote:Do OxVox really think this is going to happen, or are they just using it to boost their profile/membership?
to me, a community trust would not be putting the ground in the club's hands, but some other entity which is run by oxvox or some other vehicle that represents community interests. that to me is the most desirable situation: the ground is run not for someone's profit, with sympathy towards OUFC, but equally is then harder to use as a pawn in any future OUFC takeover.
but as GY says, where would the money come from, and what conditions would come with it?
which then prompts a question about why a statement now. the oxvox report on OUFC's ground was held up by ongoing discussions. it would be very exciting news if some genuine progress has been made here. here's hoping.