Interview with Tony Kleanthous

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Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby BornundertheElmslie » Wed May 05, 2021 12:01 pm

https://soundcloud.com/beespod/episode-35-tony-kleanthous-interview-part-1

From 24.30 he talks about why they moved to PEPF and how he retains hope they will return to Barnet. More importantly for the Stones right now, he recognises they have failed to generate much interest from fans in Harrow so has appointed new heads of Community and launching new outreach schemes to finally proactively try and attract supporters from the local area.
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Re: Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby attic » Wed May 05, 2021 12:24 pm

Purely playing devils advocate here. All very hypothetical but I wonder how things would pan out if we started next season at PEPF? Many have totally written this site off but is there any chance it could be our saviour?
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Re: Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby charlie » Wed May 05, 2021 2:22 pm

Interesting reading Mr Dugards twitter account.. meeting notes circa 2003 Harrow Council/PEPFs,... but Harrow population retains zero interest for local football other than wearing the shirts of the top 6 clubs.
The mainly diverse population have no affinity with Wealdstone or Barnet.

Starting next season at PEPFs with all that amber/gold signage would be a disaster.Tumbleweed.

The Kleanthous character got a steal at £2million for this 44 acres site from this inept council .

So inept that those of you remember if having moved away . View point Car Park Old Redding has been closed for 15 months with tons of earth blocking the view you once enjoyed.

In the name of ASB. they propose to reduce parking drastically. You cannot see any views at present. A building site for 15 months and closed !

PEPFs forget it.
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Re: Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby Royal Blue » Wed May 05, 2021 2:28 pm

charlie wrote:Interesting reading Mr Dugards twitter account.. meeting notes circa 2003 Harrow Council/PEPFs,... but Harrow population retains zero interest for local football other than wearing the shirts of the top 6 clubs.
The mainly diverse population have no affinity with Wealdstone or Barnet.

Starting next season at PEPFs with all that amber/gold signage would be a disaster.Tumbleweed.

The Kleanthous character got a steal at £2million for this 44 acres site from this inept council .

So inept that those of you remember if having moved away . View point Car Park Old Redding has been closed for 15 months with tons of earth blocking the view you once enjoyed.

In the name of ASB. they propose to reduce parking drastically. You cannot see any views at present. A building site for 15 months and closed !

PEPFs forget it.


Used to love Old Redding, just down the road from home back then - Carpenders Park. Shocking they've shut that down - but then, even the once tranquil Carpenders Park is a shit hole now.

And £2m for PEPF - wow, what a deal he got.
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Re: Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby Royal Blue » Wed May 05, 2021 2:29 pm

attic wrote:Purely playing devils advocate here. All very hypothetical but I wonder how things would pan out if we started next season at PEPF? Many have totally written this site off but is there any chance it could be our saviour?


I'm sure we've got one eye on that situation - but he'd want a fortune, especially from us.
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Re: Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby BillyByrneFan » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:12 pm

Bees supporters are in meltdown this evening with the usual call for Mr. K's head. Simon Bassey, their most successful manager this season has left for a job in the EFL with many thinking he was let go too easily. They seem to forget they aren't a league club anymore, and when someone bigger comes in with a job offer, they can't take it and wonder why TK can't just offer better terms. Much gnashing of teeth.
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Re: Interview with Tony Kleanthous

Postby Royal Blue » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:22 pm

BillyByrneFan wrote:Bees supporters are in meltdown this evening with the usual call for Mr. K's head. Simon Bassey, their most successful manager this season has left for a job in the EFL with many thinking he was let go too easily. They seem to forget they aren't a league club anymore, and when someone bigger comes in with a job offer, they can't take it and wonder why TK can't just offer better terms. Much gnashing of teeth.


Well, it leaves them with a big problem, at a crucial time for preparation and after an appalling season. Oh well..
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