Town Crier: Chinese takeaway with lasting benefits

Business link-up.
Business link-up.

What a week for Morecambe FC. Not only are the Shrimps topping the league (okay, only one game into the season but it was a great one – see back page) but now the Chinese whispers have turned into reality and some details of their historic deal with the world superpower have been released. This business deal, with reciprical benefits for all parties, could certainly

preserve and ignite the footballing future of the club. Commercially, it is certainly a coup and one that promises huge benefits not just for the club and the Globe as a business, but as a footballing side – and could potentially mean that Morecambe FC the brand becomes synonymous with football in China. But it is early days and very much the unknown, so it will be interesting how the benefits will (quite literally) translate. Hopefully into goals. But in the meantime, we had better all brush up on our language skills.

Last week Morecambe Arndale Centre’s opposition to the retail plans for the former Frontierland certainly got you talking (see Pages 4&5) but this week it is Lancaster’s canal corridor developers, British Land, who are putting in the boot. Morecambe should play second fiddle to the city – retail-wise – they claim. Mmmmm. So the resort should be sacrificed at the altar of Lancaster? Retail is a competitive business.