Jump to content





Photo
- - - - -

Harlequins should move here


  • Please log in to reply
89 replies to this topic

#1 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 29,392 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

Just for a bit of context, here's a list of all the football grounds in London ranked by capacity.

When stating your wild fantasy for which ground Harlequins - or a club renamed to suit your whim - should move to please refer to this list first:

Wembley (90,000)
Emirates (60,000)
Stamford Bridge (42,000)
White Hart Lane (36,000)
Upton Park (35,000)
Selhurst Park (29,000)
The Valley (27,000)
Craven Cottage (25,700)
New Den Stadium (20,000)
Loftus Road (18,000)
Griffin Park (12,000)
Brisbane Road (Leyton Orient) (9,000)
Church Road (Hayes & Yeading FC) (6,500)
Victoria Road (Dagenham) (6,000)
Underhill (Barnet) (5.900)


And for the more whimsical amongst you:
Majedski (24,000)
Stadium MK (22,000)
Vicarage Road (19,000)
Kassam (12,500)
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#2 West Country Eagle

West Country Eagle
  • Coach
  • 5,839 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:15 PM

Ashton Gate (19,000)
The Memorial Dump (10,000)
Carrow Road (26,500)
The Moon (10,000,000)

Etc etc
Bristol Sonics Rugby League
2007 & 2008 West Midlands RLC Champions
2008 RLC Regional Grand Finalists
2008 RLC Team Of The Year
2011 RLC Midlands Premier Champions
www.bristolsonics.com

� Stupid Questions League Winner 2004 �

#3 Kenilworth Tiger

Kenilworth Tiger
  • Coach
  • 9,016 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (gingerjon @ Aug 18 2010, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just for a bit of context, here's a list of all the football grounds in London ranked by capacity.

When stating your wild fantasy for which ground Harlequins - or a club renamed to suit your whim - should move to please refer to this list first:

Wembley (90,000)
Emirates (60,000)
Stamford Bridge (42,000)
White Hart Lane (36,000)
Upton Park (35,000)
Selhurst Park (29,000)
The Valley (27,000)
Craven Cottage (25,700)
New Den Stadium (20,000)
Loftus Road (18,000)
Griffin Park (12,000)
Brisbane Road (Leyton Orient) (9,000)
Church Road (Hayes & Yeading FC) (6,500)
Victoria Road (Dagenham) (6,000)
Underhill (Barnet) (5.900)


And for the more whimsical amongst you:
Majedski (24,000)
Stadium MK (22,000)
Vicarage Road (19,000)
Kassam (12,500)


Underhill it is then unless there is anything smaller
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

Posted Image

The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.


#4 West Country Eagle

West Country Eagle
  • Coach
  • 5,839 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:21 PM

Jon, you forgot the new Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

As you were.
Bristol Sonics Rugby League
2007 & 2008 West Midlands RLC Champions
2008 RLC Regional Grand Finalists
2008 RLC Team Of The Year
2011 RLC Midlands Premier Champions
www.bristolsonics.com

� Stupid Questions League Winner 2004 �

#5 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 29,392 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (West Country Eagle @ Aug 18 2010, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jon, you forgot the new Olympic Stadium in Stratford.


Ah, yes.

Stadio Olympico (Stratford) (25,000)

Also apparently Sutton United has a 7,000 capacity as well.
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012

#6 RP London

RP London
  • Coach
  • 12,678 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:29 PM

champion hill, dulwich... capacity 3,000...

but its the home to dulwich hamlet, and also playing there are fisher FC (was fisher athletic but they went bust) and the millwall lionesses..

problem with lower league football clubs they often share with the ladies teams of the bigger clubs or other teams who are also trying to cut costs.., Quins (or whatever) would have to be "yet another tenant" of most of these clubs and so causing other issues as they play at a different time meaning the pitch gets no rest over the summer.. its not as easy as "football teams need a bit of spare cash so please let us play there"..

#7 Matt J

Matt J
  • Moderator
  • 7,712 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:35 PM

Isn't South London the hotbed of RL in London? 2+2 anyone?

Cummins Out.


#8 marklaspalmas

marklaspalmas
  • Coach
  • 11,575 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE (Matt J @ Aug 18 2010, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't South London the hotbed of RL in London? 2+2 anyone?


They have a lot more than 4 fans between them Matt.

#9 Matt J

Matt J
  • Moderator
  • 7,712 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE (marklaspalmas @ Aug 18 2010, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They have a lot more than 4 fans between them Matt.


Cheeky tongue.gif

Cummins Out.


#10 Steve May

Steve May
  • Coach
  • 10,111 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE (West Country Eagle @ Aug 18 2010, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Moon (10,000,000)


Even with 10 million on the Moon still has no atmosphere....





Don't worry, I've already got my coat.

That's me.  I'm done.


#11 bendyas

bendyas
  • Coach
  • 3,153 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:10 PM

On a slightly serious note. I think we should explore moving to Milton Keynes.



#12 EastLondonMike

EastLondonMike
  • Coach
  • 4,300 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:12 PM

Stadio Olympico (Stratford) (25,000)
QUOTE


65,000 when west ham have sorted it out.. the running track stays though, sadly..

ill throw in the delapidated Mile End Park stadium, to be bought on the cheap and re-developed to look lovely.

Newham Dockers - Champions 2013. Rugby League For East London. 100% Cockney Rugby League!

Twitter: @NewhamDockersRL - Get following!

www.newhamdockers.co.uk


#13 jannerboyuk

jannerboyuk
  • Coach
  • 4,966 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE (bendyas @ Aug 18 2010, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On a slightly serious note. I think we should explore moving to Milton Keynes.

i vote for oxford
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#14 RP London

RP London
  • Coach
  • 12,678 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (EastLondonMike @ Aug 18 2010, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Stadio Olympico (Stratford) (25,000)

65,000 when west ham have sorted it out.. the running track stays though, sadly..

ill throw in the delapidated Mile End Park stadium, to be bought on the cheap and re-developed to look lovely.


i would so love the RFL to buy somewhere and help do it up with a london franchise.. and make it home.. somewhere like mile end would be great.. "mile end stadium" to rival the Invesco Mile High Stadium... London Broncos back.. play in orange and navy blue.. come on it be great!

#15 JohnM

JohnM
  • Coach
  • 20,618 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

And Twickenham, home of the rugby FOOTBALL onion? I hear it holds 4 billion.

But seriously, though...if Quins are to evolve, they have to start off as the more successful clubs initially did in dilapidated stadiums close to semi-derelict high density town centres. So where would you move Knowsley Road to in the capital?

#16 Lobbygobbler

Lobbygobbler
  • Coach
  • 5,829 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (RP London @ Aug 18 2010, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
champion hill, dulwich... capacity 3,000...

but its the home to dulwich hamlet, and also playing there are fisher FC (was fisher athletic but they went bust) and the millwall lionesses..

problem with lower league football clubs they often share with the ladies teams of the bigger clubs or other teams who are also trying to cut costs.., Quins (or whatever) would have to be "yet another tenant" of most of these clubs and so causing other issues as they play at a different time meaning the pitch gets no rest over the summer.. its not as easy as "football teams need a bit of spare cash so please let us play there"..


If womens soccer can find a ground then I'm sure a bloody SL club can find one given that they get far more cash from sky



#17 Lobbygobbler

Lobbygobbler
  • Coach
  • 5,829 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:39 PM

Missing stadiums from the list to be filled in:

Tooting and Mitcham
Kingstonian
Carshalton





#18 shrek

shrek
  • Coach
  • 5,950 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

If a move were to happen Oxford would be the most likely I'd have thought given the Ian Lenaghan connection, unless he can shift on his holding in Quins to someone else.

There was a piece on the radio this morning about the new Olympic stadium, annual running costs are expected to be 2 million once the Olympics are out of the way. Even sharing with athletics that puts it out of the price range of all but West Ham I'd have thought.

#19 RP London

RP London
  • Coach
  • 12,678 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Aug 18 2010, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If womens soccer can find a ground then I'm sure a bloody SL club can find one given that they get far more cash from sky

ffs..

not necessarily.. as i say its at the same time, the clubs taht run them have money to help out the other clubs.. plus relationships with said other clubs as a whole.. but also as i said before if there are enough sharing then the club needs to rest the pitch possibly in the summer..

womens football is less high maintenance in the fact that its the same posts and markings etc etc

and they just may not want anything to do with rugby..

just becuase they can does not mean that Super league can.. it depends what the super league club requests out of it as well..

Lobby its not as simple as walking in saying "look at me we're Super Legaue you MUST want us".. there is a lot to consider on both sides.. do "Quins" want to be at that ground, is it in the right area, will it be okayed for the numbers they need in or for the RFL, do the football club want a different sport, does the return or potential return outweigh the pain in th';###### of haveing them there etc etc etc

#20 gingerjon

gingerjon
  • Coach
  • 29,392 posts

Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Aug 18 2010, 04:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Missing stadiums from the list to be filled in:

Tooting and Mitcham (3,500)
Kingstonian (4,700)
Carshalton (5,000)


There you go.
Cheer up, RL is actually rather good
- Severus, July 2012




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users