It’s been a while since I posted here but felt I had to on this one. Your Time Machine would also have helped you with the facts. There was no covenant that required a sale by 2016. There was a 10 year clause in the sale of the freehold that required profits of a sale to be split with the council. After that the club kept the profit. The announcement in February wasn’t billed as temporary as far as I am aware.underhillbovrilstink wrote: ↑24 Apr 2023, 19:42 Great piece fellas
If we had a time machine we would all be going back to 2013, chaining ourselves to the goal posts, protesting and letting TK know who’s club it is. The “temporary” move was only announced in the February and last match was played only a mere two months later.
TK took an opportunity at this stage (after council shenanigans and relegation looming) as he required Barnet FC off the Underhill site in order to make a sale prior to 2016 by which time he would have had to split the profits with the council due to a covenant on the freehold.
Everyone was very sad at leaving Underhill. Maybe the reason that we didn’t mount a campaign of civil disobedience and also that the then Supporters Trust couldn’t muster a decent support was that most Bees fans accepted that moving to a nicer stadium albeit 6 miles from Underhill and out of the Borough was the sensible thing to do at the time?
There’s a separate debate around how badly the "opportunity" at The Hive has been handled. We will probably agree on that one.