Club has a spe­cial place in our hearts

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

I fully un­der­stand Joe Scofield’s con­cerns in his ‘Foot­ball club plans would harm area’ let­ter of Novem­ber 15, but Mr Scofield doesn’t seem to un­der­stand Bath City is a unique in­sti­tu­tion, beloved of many gen­er­a­tions and must be al­lowed to sur­vive at all cost. In nor­mal cir­cum­stances, I would con­demn the build­ing of 390 stu­dent flats but these are not nor­mal cir­cum­stances. Clearly this would give Bath City a reg­u­lar, set in­come. I’m sur­prised Mr Scofield thinks it will harm Tw­er­ton when he must know Ken Loach, with his so­cial con­science, would never let this hap­pen. Mr Scofield main­tains the scheme prob­a­bly won’t last. He sup­poses with a small and age­ing fan base, the club is on bor­rowed time. May I re­mind Mr Scofield, Bath City once had big­ger gates than Bath Rugby. Who’s to say they won’t again. Thou­sands of us would have stood as young­sters on the ter­races of Tw­er­ton Park watch­ing our first foot­ball match. I get the feel­ing Mr Scofield never did. Pe­ter Burns,

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