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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #135 on: March 29, 2018, 11:41:40 AM »
I think the ship has sailed on any notition of the Holte being a single tier.

I agree, but the North Stand would be perfect for it with the amount of space we have behind it.

If you put car parking underground there is a lot of room there

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #136 on: March 29, 2018, 11:42:00 AM »
Are we talking about possibly migrating the main 'end' from the Holte to the new North? 

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #137 on: March 29, 2018, 11:58:28 AM »
Are we talking about possibly migrating the main 'end' from the Holte to the new North? 

We don't need to do we?

The Holte End will always be special.  Nothing we do to the other stands will change that.  It doesn't mean the North Stand needs to be shit by comparison.

Anyway, Wolves have two "main" behind-the-goal stands and everyone knows they're going to be Champions League winners in two years time and will probably win the 2022 World Cup too!!

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #138 on: March 29, 2018, 12:28:32 PM »
Are we talking about possibly migrating the main 'end' from the Holte to the new North? 

We don't need to do we?

The Holte End will always be special.  Nothing we do to the other stands will change that.  It doesn't mean the North Stand needs to be shit by comparison.

Anyway, Wolves have two "main" behind-the-goal stands and everyone knows they're going to be Champions League winners in two years time and will probably win the 2022 World Cup too!!

They will never win the Intertoto Cup though will they?

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #139 on: March 29, 2018, 12:57:58 PM »
I think the ship has sailed on any notition of the Holte being a single tier. There are other priorities.

Absolutely there are other priorities - It would be almost a total re-build, and so only be worth doing after the Witton End and the Witton Lane. However, the thing I would like us to have is a long term plan for stadium redevelopment and regeneration of the surrounding area.

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #140 on: March 29, 2018, 01:52:40 PM »
I think the ship has sailed on any notition of the Holte being a single tier.

I agree, but the North Stand would be perfect for it with the amount of space we have behind it.

Thought this before. A one tier north stand would be great.

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #141 on: March 29, 2018, 02:09:01 PM »
I think the ship has sailed on any notition of the Holte being a single tier.

I agree, but the North Stand would be perfect for it with the amount of space we have behind it.

Thought this before. A one tier north stand would be great.

Am coming round to this too. A massive single tier standing Saunders End sounds good.

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #142 on: March 29, 2018, 04:08:00 PM »
Is this the time to wheel out my perennial, 'the players tunnel is at the wrong end' ?

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #143 on: March 29, 2018, 05:03:20 PM »
Perhaps before making the plans open to all, the club is waiting to see what league we are in next season - If in the top flight there might be some possibility of finding a sponsor to fund the rebuild/upgrade of the stadium and then put their brand/name on it - another way to get around FFP ?

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #144 on: March 29, 2018, 08:33:30 PM »
According to that Dimmock interview there are some big outdoor concerts lined up for summer 2019 so any stadium development wouldn't start until 2020 at the earliest.

As someone who sits in the North Stand I have to say the facilities and lack of room are an absolute joke up there, so the total rebuild of that stand should be a priority, regardless of whether we need to increase capacity or not.

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #145 on: March 29, 2018, 08:53:09 PM »
I think the ship has sailed on any notition of the Holte being a single tier.

I agree, but the North Stand would be perfect for it with the amount of space we have behind it.
It would, however wouldn't this detract from the Holte? Also, why do what Dortmund are doing? Lets do our own thing - if that means, for instance, bricking up those pointless windows at the back of the Lower Holte and painting the whole brick wall there with a claret and blue mural or some sort of artwork then the appearance from elsewhere could be quite impressive.

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #146 on: March 29, 2018, 09:00:43 PM »
Also, why do what Dortmund are doing?

Because it's bloody fantastic!

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #147 on: March 29, 2018, 09:03:39 PM »
Also, why do what Dortmund are doing?

Because it's bloody fantastic!
It is fantastic, but why not do something slightly different but equally or possibly more fantastic?

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #148 on: March 29, 2018, 09:05:12 PM »
Also, why do what Dortmund are doing?

Because it's bloody fantastic!
It is fantastic, but why not do something slightly different but equally or possibly more fantastic?

Like?

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Re: Villa Park Changes & Commonwealth Games
« Reply #149 on: March 29, 2018, 09:10:36 PM »
Also, why do what Dortmund are doing?

Because it's bloody fantastic!
It is fantastic, but why not do something slightly different but equally or possibly more fantastic?

Like?
Well I just gave one idea on the fly above.

As good as the Dortmund displays are, they are not the only club to do something of that kind. Think of games in Spain, or by clubs in Italy (Milan derbies spring to mind), even those green and white hoop wearers in Scotland. There are other impressive possibilites. Lets do something impressive that doesn't just get "they're copying Dortmund"-type comments from spiteful fans of other clubs.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 09:13:10 PM by Chris Harte »

 


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