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Author Topic: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving  (Read 2711300 times)

Offline atomicjam

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2009, 08:02:12 PM »
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I for one hope they get it.... The one thing they have got at present is an intimidating home ground  with the proximity of the 'fans' to the pitchside, this wouldn't be the case in a new build ( Southampton, Derby
and the old Upton park spring to mind where home form was helped by this intimate arrangement) In a new ground the 'fans will be miles away , we might even get easier access to and from the ground as it will be better situated than the current dump. I also look forward to going there for concerts et al as that's exactly what it will be - a multi purpose venue.

In the mean time we will hopefully be playing out of a lovingly restored Villa Park  football stadium of  over 52,000 capacity in a beautiful historic setting as befits our club, let them have a new souless stadium  which they wont even own !


Intimidating? I do not think so. I have to pass it regularly and it always raises a smile with its four million sponsors flags and old shite main stand. I am not giving the City Council 1p towards anything that is for the benefit of that lot. Their owners have plenty enough money to build their own stadium. Its crazy for anyone who owns helicoptors to ask people like me to help pay for their dreams.

Offline SashasGrandad

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2009, 08:04:50 PM »
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In the USA, major league teams often threaten to up sticks and move to another city if the local authorities where they currently reside don't cough up for a new ground. I would love to see them try a similar piece of brinkmanship. Perhaps they could move back to one of their old haunts? Muntz Street would be most appropriate. Ha ha...


Maybe the council will pay for a few Pickfords removal vans with the sat nav set for Inverness.

Offline armurphy

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2009, 09:18:21 PM »
Next season were getting a new north stand which will take our capacity to 52,000 suck on that dick head !

Offline BannedUserIAT

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2009, 10:02:54 PM »
Great first post!

Haaaahahahahaha!

Offline Nelly

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2009, 10:03:35 PM »
Agreed, great post. In fairness, he might prefer to suck on one of his own products?

Offline The Villa Werewolf

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2009, 10:19:54 PM »


Didn't realise they had a darts team?

Offline Irish villain

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2009, 11:25:04 PM »
They really don't compare to us in any shape or form do they?

Villa Park will always be the number one stadium in Birmingham.

Offline The Man With A Stick

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2009, 11:39:25 PM »
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Didn't realise they had a darts team?


Ugh!  Reminds me of:


Offline LeeB

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2009, 08:56:45 AM »
And neither of those twats will ever bag at Villa Park.

Offline olaftab

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2009, 09:49:26 AM »
I really do not care what they do. They are an insignificant event in history. Always been a stain on the landscape.
The best thing Council can do is to give them the money in exchange for dropping Birmingham from their name! They bring shame on the city!

Offline magic monks

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2009, 10:58:54 AM »
They are probably proposing a deal similar to the one Man Citeh arranged to move to Eastlands, where any revenue achieved through attendances in excess of Maine Road go to the Council.

Only problem is that such grandiose capital investments by City Councils are something of a thing of the past. Strapped for cash, laiden with massive debt, central government would frown on BCC getting involved in this.

Gold, you missed the boat with the national stadium, leave it alone and concentrate on getting 26,000 into your current gaff.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2009, 04:00:59 PM »
Quote from: "The Man With A Stick"
Quote from: "Tom Parker"


Didn't realise they had a darts team?


Ugh!  Reminds me of:



It looks like he's wearing a bra, with the straps hanging down. Maybe it's just another way of advertising their new lingerie range?

Offline berneboy

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2009, 10:39:30 AM »
Some people understand things better than others.
Mehdi Nafti ex-Blues has grown in wisdom during his time in England.

"You look at the other cities and there are two big, strong clubs. In Birmingham, no. The gap is too big, in terms of everything.
“Look at St Andrew’s. I know Birmingham are trying to do something about the ground; even move. But in Tunisia, there are some grounds better than that.”

http://www.sundaymercury.net/midlands-sport/birmingham-city-fc/birmingham-city-fc-news/2009/07/19/birmingham-city-are-still-way-off-aston-villa-s-level-says-mehdi-nafti-66331-24185383/

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2009, 10:47:13 AM »
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who joined Blues as they slowly began their downward slide and became a yo-yo club.


Became? Always were. I guess there was that long period when they were in the third tier but they are as high as they ever have been and that is as a yo-yo club.

Offline Coopers Injury

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2009, 10:48:20 AM »
Cool, another SHA thread.....