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#141 Andrew Vause

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:31 PM

Its a bit selfish, but I don't give a shiny #### about the stadium. As long as the markings are correct, it's a good game and I can see what's going off. It'll do for me. Not great watching a game in a vast stadium that is sparsely attended though. I go to watch the event not the stands or for the pies. Most kick off times are not meal times, so I'm not particularly bothered about eating there. If you want a P ss yeah you don't want to be standing in it. Some people like a drink but in my experience, the greatest atmosphere for a drink is at the pubs in the vicinity of the ground, rather than in the ground, especially the second rate ale with first rate prices served at these modern stadia. I understand also the need for some people to sit down, but it is so annoying when you have to sit down at some stadia Widnes, Donny spring to mind. I also personally like to stand at the end my team is attacking, that has been brutalised in modern stadia.

#142 Bulliac

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:22 AM

The Leeds club is the best run organization in SL and don't need to take advice from others 

I think similar words were spoken by the Roman Emperor as Vizigoths, Gauls and Vandals were forming their battalions to storm Rome..


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#143 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

I think similar words were spoken by the Roman Emperor as Vizigoths, Gauls and Vandals were forming their battalions to storm Rome..

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but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
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#144 Bulliac

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:52 AM

From "Borrowed time Bradford" begging bowl option?Gone!

There is nothing from which you cannot take lessons - even if the lesson is don't do it that way. It's only fools who think they have nothing left to learn. Ask the last Roman emperor.....


Edited by Bulliac, 30 August 2013 - 09:56 AM.

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#145 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:39 PM

There is nothing from which you cannot take lessons - even if the lesson is don't do it that way. It's only fools who think they have nothing left to learn. Ask the last Roman emperor.....

How many times has the lesson gone unheeded? Circa 1901?1963?2012?
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#146 Bulliac

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:22 AM

How many times has the lesson gone unheeded? Circa 1901?1963?2012?

Annually, would be my best guess.


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#147 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

Annually, would be my best guess.

Anyway rightnow its OUR sport that's important.Wakefield 400.000 under capitalised?They say they haven't got a sugar daddy.I thought the new owner did wonders with his ground improvements.Something I can only applaud
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
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#148 redjonn

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

Its a bit selfish, but I don't give a shiny #### about the stadium. As long as the markings are correct, it's a good game and I can see what's going off. It'll do for me. Not great watching a game in a vast stadium that is sparsely attended though. I go to watch the event not the stands or for the pies. Most kick off times are not meal times, so I'm not particularly bothered about eating there. If you want a P ss yeah you don't want to be standing in it. Some people like a drink but in my experience, the greatest atmosphere for a drink is at the pubs in the vicinity of the ground, rather than in the ground, especially the second rate ale with first rate prices served at these modern stadia. I understand also the need for some people to sit down, but it is so annoying when you have to sit down at some stadia Widnes, Donny spring to mind. I also personally like to stand at the end my team is attacking, that has been brutalised in modern stadia.

 

Apart from your comment regarding too large a stadium I have a polar opposite view to you.  I want comfort for myself and family as well as an overall good experience that also includes the facilities. Of course the game being the primary aspect but the rest of the experience is as important.

 

We may have a great sporting game in comparison to other sports... but we certainly have a poor product and the whole game experience is part of that product.

 

As I say I agree it is sensible to have stadium that fits the need rather than a huge citadel that has more space than fans.



#149 Dave T

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

Apart from your comment regarding too large a stadium I have a polar opposite view to you. I want comfort for myself and family as well as an overall good experience that also includes the facilities. Of course the game being the primary aspect but the rest of the experience is as important.

We may have a great sporting game in comparison to other sports... but we certainly have a poor product and the whole game experience is part of that product.

As I say I agree it is sensible to have stadium that fits the need rather than a huge citadel that has more space than fans.

you keep saying this but whenever I go to the HJ, Langtree or DW it always compares favourably to when i go to MCFC, Lancs Cricket or Murrayfield.

There is no issue with the game or product.

#150 Saintslass

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:28 PM

Liverpool reserves play at Langtree Park but the stadium is owned outright by Saints (not even partly owned by the banks), with the football team just paying tennants on a year by year rolling contract.

Not true about Liverpool reserves.  Liverpool, Man Utd and Everton under 19s and under 21s have held games there but that was during the off season and purely for commercial reasons, limited to a few games each (sometimes internationals).  None of them play at Langtree Park on a weekly or regular basis.

 

Langtree Park is purely a rugby league stadium which is owned by Saints.


Edited by Saintslass, 31 August 2013 - 07:29 PM.


#151 redjonn

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:37 PM

you keep saying this but whenever I go to the HJ, Langtree or DW it always compares favourably to when i go to MCFC, Lancs Cricket or Murrayfield.

There is no issue with the game or product.

 

Yep, I agree I enjoy the experience at each of those grounds.  Much better than the experience at the old stadiums although I always enjoyed Wilderspool.  Plus I've enjoyed the hospitality occasionally at each of the grounds and I'd say the DW does it best of the three.. 

 

The game is really good but we would not be tinkering with the structure or concerned about the future if all aspects of the product had no issues. 


Edited by redjonn, 31 August 2013 - 07:51 PM.


#152 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

You could probably add Alt Park, Guildford Park, Ninian Park, Scarborough, Any of Sheffield's early offerings, Nottingham, Mansfield, Craven Cottage( still used for Football I know)


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#153 Bulliac

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

Anyway rightnow its OUR sport that's important.Wakefield 400.000 under capitalised?They say they haven't got a sugar daddy.I thought the new owner did wonders with his ground improvements.Something I can only applaud

I think he's one of those guys who is wealthy by average standards but isn't exactly stinking rich... that said, I confess to be lost in the nuances of the announcement - is £400k 'under capitalised' the same as a £400k loss, or is there a subtle difference? Speaking from experience, +£400k annual losses in the early to mid noughties were what sent the Bulls down into the mire.


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#154 redjonn

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

You could probably add Alt Park, Guildford Park, Ninian Park, Scarborough, Any of Sheffield's early offerings, Nottingham, Mansfield, Craven Cottage( still used for Football I know)

 

Gosh Alt Park, I'm assuming where Huyton (previously Liverpool City with many names before and after) played.    Gosh, now that was poor facility or I should say dump in all it means immediately they built it.  It felt like a concrete Victorian ground in need of investment immediately upon building completion.  






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