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Crown Flatt ground improvements

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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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Great bit of concrete for no one to ever stand on

 

What a pessimist thou art

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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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Start the car !!

 

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

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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.org/wiki/Crown_Flatt#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?

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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

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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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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?

 

:shout:

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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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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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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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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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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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!

If it's made of BEAVER you may need a proprietary treatment which is a little stronger!

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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?

 

:yahoo:

I know Keith. That's where my dad took me down the pit when I was 16.

I think my point was that without sponsorship in this day and age a club is dead in the water. With decent sponsorship, perhaps we wouldn't be going through this crisis now.

By the way, I saw your letter in RL Journal. Very good!

Geoff

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By the way, I saw your letter in RL Journal. Very good!

Geoff

 

Thanks Geoff, I think Harry Edgar, as editor, should have shortened it a bit as it was a bit lengthy.

(I went down Newtown pit when I was about 12-13 on  a school trip (Crommy boys) as part of our history lesson showing how coal mining played such a major part in the Industrial Revolution - I think both my granddads worked at the "Sheff" at the start of the 20th century)

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Thanks Geoff, I think Harry Edgar, as editor, should have shortened it a bit as it was a bit lengthy.

(I went down Newtown pit when I was about 12-13 on  a school trip (Crommy boys) as part of our history lesson showing how coal mining played such a major part in the Industrial Revolution - I think both my granddads worked at the "Sheff" at the start of the 20[/size]th century)

After the war, my Dad worked at Newtown, then Wheatsheaf, then Agecroft! He took my brother and I down the pit mainly to dissuade from pursuing it as a career! Lots of good prop forwards came from those pits! Not that we need prop forwards anymore!

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