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South Stand closing for Toronto Game

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39 minutes ago, Batley Bob said:

What will that make your ground  capacity for this fixture then

2000+

It might be a tight squeeze.

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Ok here comes the cynicism!!  ..... we managed fine last year.. plenty room even given the protection zone around the TV gantry!!  ....... but!!!! .... closing the south stand saves on stewarding costs and will polarise the attendance in smaller areas, creating more of a TV atmosphere!!  .... and why not??  ... unless of course you are a fan that prefers the south stand!!!  

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23 minutes ago, the old nine ole said:

. and why not??  ... unless of course you are a fan that prefers the south stand!!!  

I do....

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14 hours ago, the old nine ole said:

Ok here comes the cynicism!!  ..... we managed fine last year.. plenty room even given the protection zone around the TV gantry!!  ....... but!!!! .... closing the south stand saves on stewarding costs and will polarise the attendance in smaller areas, creating more of a TV atmosphere!!  .... and why not??  ... unless of course you are a fan that prefers the south stand!!!  

Well yes but, might it simply be that we prefer the ambience and, excuse me for saying it, a better class of people altogether?

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15 hours ago, Bi11 said:

Might this also be a perfectly sensible attempt to make the crowd look bigger?  

Indeed. If you saw anything of the Rochdale game against the same opponents you would have the impression that the ground was almost empty. Not only is that a poor image for the sport in general but could have an adverse effect when trying to recruit new sponsors.

As you say Bi11, perfectly sensible.

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I like to stand so will probably be in the Beaumont Stand. Hopefully though it won’t be as sunny as against Swinton as the low sun right in your eyes made it difficult to see.

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On 2/22/2019 at 5:06 PM, grumpyoldram said:

Best get there early then. Will you be bringing the drum ?.

Hope so. That will wake a few up in cobweb stand

 

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23 hours ago, EQUALIZER said:

Hope so. That will wake a few up in cobweb stand

 

Hope I'm going to hear you make a noise for the cameras.

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3 minutes ago, grumpyoldram said:

I suppose  at least I'll actually be able to hear you on Sunday. ;)

Yes you will!!! .... but to keep your seat you might have to get there very early!!  ....  in the South stand we all have our preferred standing spaces as I am sure you have your preferred seats in the North stand!!   We don't know who sits where and as they are not reserved we will sit where there is a space!!  .. So if you are precious about your seat I suggest you get there early and take a couple of San Miguels with you!!   ;)

1000 in the North stand will look quite impressive on TV .... unlike what happened at Rochdale!

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1 hour ago, the old nine ole said:

Yes you will!!! .... but to keep your seat you might have to get there very early!!  ....  in the South stand we all have our preferred standing spaces as I am sure you have your preferred seats in the North stand!!   We don't know who sits where and as they are not reserved we will sit where there is a space!!  .. So if you are precious about your seat I suggest you get there early and take a couple of San Miguels with you!!   ;)

1000 in the North stand will look quite impressive on TV .... unlike what happened at Rochdale!

I hope you lot aren't going to spoil my afternoon nap. :o Actually there's usually so much room in the NS, I sit at the end we are playing towards, and then change ends (via the bar) at half time, thereby following the doctors orders to avoid too much excitement. Hope you are right about 1000 being there, but unless Toronto have a fair away support, I can't see it. I suppose those tightwads who want to watch it for free will stop at home and watch it on Sky, although to be fair, there will be a few fair weather attendees hoping to get themselves on telly.  If you and Philip are in the bar pre match/half time, I'll buy you both a pint of our "taste the difference" San Miguel. ;)

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What was the attendance last year?

Will there be the same offer to Canadian passport holders apply? Think we got 20-odd of them last time

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41 minutes ago, Wakefield Ram said:

What was the attendance last year?

Will there be the same offer to Canadian passport holders apply? Think we got 20-odd of them last time

players or fans..:read:

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23 minutes ago, silverback said:

players or fans..:read:

Its because there are many dual citizens that go!

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9 hours ago, silverback said:

players or fans..:read:

20 Canadian Players ?...…..

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Am I classed a Canadian if I come in my TWP shirt, and my season ticket from across the valley.

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On ‎2‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 9:11 AM, the old nine ole said:

Yes you will!!! .... but to keep your seat you might have to get there very early!!  ....  in the South stand we all have our preferred standing spaces as I am sure you have your preferred seats in the North stand!!   We don't know who sits where and as they are not reserved we will sit where there is a space!!  .. So if you are precious about your seat I suggest you get there early and take a couple of San Miguels with you!!   ;)

1000 in the North stand will look quite impressive on TV .... unlike what happened at Rochdale!

Looks like weather forcast could indicate us all in the cobweb stand.Sit where you want all reserved seating must be off.Unless of course your the coach and subs etc.

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4 hours ago, RogerT said:

Am I classed a Canadian if I come in my TWP shirt, and my season ticket from across the valley.

Yes, as long as you also bring a tenner.

 

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On 2/27/2019 at 1:03 PM, Wakefield Ram said:

What was the attendance last year?

Will there be the same offer to Canadian passport holders apply? Think we got 20-odd of them last time

932

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On 2/27/2019 at 10:36 AM, grumpyoldram said:

I hope you lot aren't going to spoil my afternoon nap. :o Actually there's usually so much room in the NS, I sit at the end we are playing towards, and then change ends (via the bar) at half time, thereby following the doctors orders to avoid too much excitement. Hope you are right about 1000 being there, but unless Toronto have a fair away support, I can't see it. I suppose those tightwads who want to watch it for free will stop at home and watch it on Sky, although to be fair, there will be a few fair weather attendees hoping to get themselves on telly.  If you and Philip are in the bar pre match/half time, I'll buy you both a pint of our "taste the difference" San Miguel. ;)

Double up on the medication

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49 minutes ago, EQUALIZER said:

Double up on the medication

Slip him a couple of your tranquilises, Tranquilizer

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2 hours ago, Piggy's mate said:

Slip him a couple of your tranquilises, Tranquilizer

Don't want him thinking hes at a Batley game.

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