Grass is greener for Warner
‘Pitch will be much better when tenants have gone’
The move would bring an end to nine years of groundsharing with the Rams , so removing a sizeable slice of Beaconsfield’s current income stream.
However, Warner sees at least one upside in the turn of events – whatever hole is left in the budget, the reduction in matches will mean less divots in the playing surface at Holloways Park.
He said: “I don’t really know, but I assume there will be a loss of revenue as a result of Slough moving.
“However, the pitch will be better and will allow better football to be played on it if there are less matches held on it next year.”
Slough’s new home, just off Stoke Road, will have a capacity of just under 2,000, a 3G football and rugby pitch for community use and car parking for 100 cars.
That amount of financial clout is something Beaconsfield can only dream about, but whatever the longterm financial implications, Warner expressed satisfaction with the playing budget for 2015-16 afforded him by chairman Andy Agar.
And he has told his young side their first priority as budding footballers should not be what goes in their wallet at the end of a Saturday afternoon.
He added. “I’ve said to them I’m Holloways Park will be solely Beaconsfield’s ground from 2016-17; (below) Beaconsfield boss Geoff Warner; (below left) the plans for Slough’s new stadium more interested in them coming to me and asking how can you develop me as a player than what expenses am I going to get.
“Don’t get me wrong I want to win games of football, but I think it would be great if three or four of our FAB Academy players who will start the season with us were at Conference South sides by Christmas as I want to develop players individually and collectively.
“I’m happy the discussions I’ve had with Andy Agar have given us a sensible budget for this league.”