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Fulham still considering the Cottage

last updated Thursday 03rd April 2003, 10:33 AM
Fulham deputy managing director Lee Hoos
Fulham deputy managing director
Lee Hoos
Fulham yesterday confirmed that they could still return to Craven Cottage.

The club's failure to find a suitable site for a new stadium after sharing with Queens Park Rangers and Loftus Road has prompted a re-think about Craven Cottage and they could be back at their home of 106 years.

The club are considering returning to a down-sized Craven Cottage after attempts to buy land in west London have failed.

Original plans to redevelop Craven Cottage appeared unworkable when the cost rose to £100 million but Lee Hoos, the club's deputy managing director and company secretary, confirmed to the London Assembly sport committee meeting that going home was now being considered.

He said:

“We’ve looked at alternative sites, all within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and now we’re looking at a revised plan for Craven Cottage which would have to be on a smaller scale."

"An Englishman's home is his castle and everyone wants their own place."

"Our fan base is very much in south-west London but we're still assessing all our options."
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