When i have visited New Lodge as a supporter of Purfleet, i have always been impressed with the size of the crowd and the atmosphere within the ground. Do you still think that you will attract the same size crowd in Basildon? After all part of the fun of supporting a local team is that they are local, you can walk to the ground have a few beers watch the game and then walk home. Something that you are not going to be able to do if you have to travel to Basildon.
Also an 8,000 capacity stadium will be very impressive but your not going to be able to fill it, now as a Purfleet fan i know what it's like to watch your team in a mainly empty ground. I was also wondering just how long it will be after you have built this new stadium, that Basildon will move in and start groung sharing. You will spend all the money and they will get the benefit.
It's a shame that the Non-League game is going the same way as the Pro-game, with the fans having less and less say in the way their club is run.
I look foward to hearing the views of the true fans on this matter.