No plans to move from JD Stadium, confirms Bury chairman Stewart Day

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Here is a full transcript of the interview Bury chairman Stewart Day gave to the BBC Late Kick-off programme this week:

“What I have got in store is hopefully to get this club out of League Two and my ideal thing is to get this club into the Championship within a five-year period and hopefully we can kick on from there.

“This year was a lot about stability. There was so much off the pitch that we needed to get right that we probably took our eye off the ball of things on the pitch in the first 10 weeks.

“We left the recruitment to the coaching staff at the time because if we hadn’t focused our energies off the pitch it would probably not have made any difference because we wouldn’t have been able to have a team on it.

“David Flitcroft was my first managerial appointment, that’s the person I have wanted to go out and put in place.

“Kevin Blackwell we inherited when we took over and when Kevin departed we put Ronnie (Jepson) in temporary charge until we could assess things properly.

“As I said before picking the manager is probably the most important thing we could do and we wanted to go out and make sure we got the right man and I believe we did so in getting David Flitcroft.

“We want to turn Bury Football Club around so it can be self-sustainable by getting third-party revenue into the stadium.

“We are not looking to move from the ground. We have got plans to redevelop the stadium, which will be coming public knowledge in the next few months as well.

“We are working on the concerts, we are speaking to artists and agents at the moment to get that in place – there’s quite a lot of exciting things to come around.

“We want to take this football club as high as we possibly can. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it, but it is even things like today, the lads have flown down to Torquay because we want to prepare in the right way.”

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7:13am Thu 20 Mar 14

shakencity says...

Should the title therefore be "New" plans for Bury stadium?
Should the title therefore be "New" plans for Bury stadium? shakencity
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12:45pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Eileenshakers says...

When exactly does this 5 year plan start?,was it from 2013/2014 season?.The chairman is definitely going over the same ground here.

I like the idea of pop concerts and maybe Boxing nights at The Jd,Quiggy i'm sure would love the opportunity to box in his home town at the home of The Shakers..

There is only one slight hitch will the promised events in the future spoil the playing surface,that is my only concern.

Oh and can we have less gestures and pampering of the players,we need warriors to get out of this mess,better start digging the trenches for this dogfight.
When exactly does this 5 year plan start?,was it from 2013/2014 season?.The chairman is definitely going over the same ground here. I like the idea of pop concerts and maybe Boxing nights at The Jd,Quiggy i'm sure would love the opportunity to box in his home town at the home of The Shakers.. There is only one slight hitch will the promised events in the future spoil the playing surface,that is my only concern. Oh and can we have less gestures and pampering of the players,we need warriors to get out of this mess,better start digging the trenches for this dogfight. Eileenshakers
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3:58pm Thu 20 Mar 14

easylife44 says...

Great piece. Nice to have a visionary rather than a dud sitting in an office and hiring fools like Kevin Blackwell et al.

A solid proven business man is what is required in today's "football business", we are no longer in 1970's Britain.

You have the right man at the helm and his strong personality will make this club successful rather than dithering old men who only come in for a wage packet and don't give a Donald Duck about fans, club or history.

Demand the best.

A Michael Angelo stated so many years ago..."The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark"
Great piece. Nice to have a visionary rather than a dud sitting in an office and hiring fools like Kevin Blackwell et al. A solid proven business man is what is required in today's "football business", we are no longer in 1970's Britain. You have the right man at the helm and his strong personality will make this club successful rather than dithering old men who only come in for a wage packet and don't give a Donald Duck about fans, club or history. Demand the best. A Michael Angelo stated so many years ago..."The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark" easylife44
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