Grass is greener for Warner

‘Pitch will be much bet­ter when ten­ants have gone’

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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.”

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