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#1 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

Last season's visit to Dewsbury's Crown Flatt ground revealed that work was about to begin on building proper terracing behind the goals at the Owl Lane end. This work is now complete and ready for next season - see pictures below.

 

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#2 mark richardson

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:59 PM

Great bit of concrete for no one to ever stand on

#3 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:33 PM

Great bit of concrete for no one to ever stand on

 

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#4 mark richardson

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:50 PM

Ha ha
I wish we had a bit of concrete of our own

#5 PhillH

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:52 PM

Crown Flatt???  The Dews haven't played at that ground in roughly 20 years Keith.  The present site (on Owl Lane) is a good few miles from there.  You of all people!


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#6 duffymoon

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:55 PM

Isn't it the Tetleys Stadium now?

#7 mark richardson

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:01 PM

It was new crown flatt
Although this point is just mischief and not valid

#8 RIGGY

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Start the car !!

 

Is the Loverugbyleague.com stadium next for a make over !


Edited by RIGGY, 03 December 2013 - 05:21 PM.


#9 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:38 PM

 


Edited by Blue Monkey, 03 December 2013 - 06:42 PM.


#10 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

 


Edited by Blue Monkey, 03 December 2013 - 06:42 PM.


#11 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

 

 


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#12 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:41 PM

 

 

 

 

Crown Flatt???  The Dews haven't played at that ground in roughly 20 years Keith.  The present site (on Owl Lane) is a good few miles from there.  You of all people!

 

Yes, Phill I'm fully aware the original CF stadium was in a different location. I think I went there in the '60s. My wording is based on the Wikipedia page for the stadium - link below

 

http://en.wikipedia....att#New_stadium

 

 

On the page it states...

 

Crown Flatt, known as the Tetley's Stadium for sponsorship purposes

   

...the new Crown Flatt stadium (often erroneously called New Crown Flatt)

 

Sponsorship stadium names tend to be transient, but historical names never really die and are, to me, the only ones with any real credibility.

 

 

What a dog's dinner I've made of this posting, but you get my drift don't you?


Edited by Blue Monkey, 03 December 2013 - 06:46 PM.


#13 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:57 PM

Isn't it the Tetleys Stadium now?

 

Yes, for "sponsorship purposes" only I think you'll find.

 

Sponsorship purposes = Transient names - prime example below.

 

Post Office Road, currently styled as the Bigfellas Stadium for sponsorship purposes (and previously the Chris Moyles Stadium named after the Radio 1 DJ and celebrity Chris Moyles and before that the Lionheart Stadium

 

See what I mean about 'transient'?

 

Post Office Road for ever


Edited by Blue Monkey, 03 December 2013 - 06:58 PM.


#14 Blue Monkey

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

Here's a question (hypothetical?). Just supposing our beloved Station Road was still up and running but burdened with a new name for 'sponsorship purposes' called perhaps the McDonald's on-the-Top-Road stadium.

 

So, would YOU now call it the "McDonald's on-the-Top-Road stadium" or be like me, an old-stick-in-the mud, and still called by its 'silly' and 'old fashioned' name of Station Road?

 

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#15 mark richardson

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:48 PM


My vote for best post by both 2013

#16 lionsfanusa

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

Here's a question (hypothetical?). Just supposing our beloved Station Road was still up and running but burdened with a new name for 'sponsorship purposes' called perhaps the McDonald's on-the-Top-Road stadium.
 
So, would YOU now call it the "McDonald's on-the-Top-Road stadium" or be like me, an old-stick-in-the mud, and still called by its 'silly' and 'old fashioned' name of Station Road?
 
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Hypothetical: If it was called "McDonald's Stadium at Station Road" and the sponsorship money had kept the Lions at Station Rd and in the top flight up to today, how would we all feel then?
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:30 PM

Hypothetical: If it was called "McDonald's Stadium at Station Road" and the sponsorship money had kept the Lions at Station Rd and in the top flight up to today, how would we all feel then?

 

Just checking Geoff, you do know there's been a McDonald's on the top road for some years now. On where the pithead baths were, when Wheatsheaf Colliery stood on Bolton Road, opposite Pendlebury Post Office?

 

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Edited by Blue Monkey, 03 December 2013 - 11:31 PM.


#18 PhillH

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:38 AM

A bad case of the Norman Colliers there, Keith!

Cannot but agree w.r.t. naming rights on stadiums. Its only properly effective if the deal is done before the stadium opens and runs for a decent few years at least (eg Reebok, Emirates, Halliwell Jones, Britannia).

As for renaming long established grounds for a year or two - its just not effective as a marketing ploy for the reasons you refer to.

The move to out-of-town stadiums that has really taken hold since the 80's is something I lament. Its made sport a peripheral activity, rather than being an integral part of urban life.

The loss of Central Park was a particularly sad episode.
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#19 mark richardson

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:36 AM

I'm not so sure
As a result of Huddersfield having the Galpharm stadium I made the informed purchase of three tubes of generic acyclovir for £4 off Ebay as I could see that in the picture they were produced by Galpharm
I saved around £ 14 on the equivalent cost of Zovirax!
If advertising doesn't work I'll eat my Swinton Lions davey crockett hat circa 1986!

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

The loss of Central Park was a particularly sad episode.

 

Yes, Central Park's demise was the tragic loss to the world of rugby league being as it was one of most iconic grounds in the game at large.

The Wigan directors sold the club's soul when they up sticks and left it for another supermarket development.






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