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Online Nev

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3720 on: January 28, 2022, 08:24:37 AM »
We head north along Trinity Road and it's not the trucks that bother me but cars either parked up or driving away from the ground. I seem to recall that traffic was stopped for a short while to allow the greater density of the crowd to disperse?
The run up to the Rat Pan is particularly bad.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3721 on: January 28, 2022, 02:45:51 PM »
Rather than lorries I’d prefer if they put in some removable safety barriers (ring of steel type thing) like they have in the City Centre if they’re so worried about nut jobs in vehicles mowing us all down.

The problem is that with the density of the crowd coming out of the stadium, they need something that is visible from a distance so has to be something that can clearly be seen above head height.  If they just used the removable barriers they have in town, people wouldn't necessarily see them until they walk into them in a large crowd, at least the trucks can be seen from a way back.

The trucks can also be moved out of the way quicker than barriers in case of emergency

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3722 on: January 28, 2022, 02:46:53 PM »
The African Car Reverser is a forum legend  8)

....and yet the minibus driver who nearly reversed over Legion* is lost to the sands of time

(* well, and me I suppose. Although I'd have blamed Leeg)

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3723 on: February 02, 2022, 10:02:57 AM »
I don't know if this has been posted elsewhere but I see they've got round to filling those boards outside the Holte which have had "Villa's greatest 11 coming soon" on them for ages. It's the European Cup final team in the white kit. Each player in action during the game. I think I saw Mortimer holding the trophy aloft but I was half asleep when I drove past.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3724 on: February 02, 2022, 10:12:08 AM »
I don't know if this has been posted elsewhere but I see they've got round to filling those boards outside the Holte which have had "Villa's greatest 11 coming soon" on them for ages. It's the European Cup final team in the white kit. Each player in action during the game. I think I saw Mortimer holding the trophy aloft but I was half asleep when I drove past.

I was wondering about those at the last game. They were starting to look a bit dog eared they'd been up for so long.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3725 on: February 02, 2022, 10:12:43 AM »
Put up just before the man utd game.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3726 on: February 02, 2022, 10:23:58 AM »
Yep, they made a big deal of it before the Man U game.  Had a handful of the 81 team in attendance to tell a few stories about that season and Purslow, Lange and McGinn (suspended for that game) were there too.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3727 on: February 02, 2022, 01:15:52 PM »




They launched the 40th anniversary with the wall before ManUtd. A certain ex captain was in charge of the mic when I went past...

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3728 on: February 02, 2022, 01:40:30 PM »
They launched the 40th anniversary with the wall before ManUtd. A certain ex captain was in charge of the mic when I went past...

Does it have Rimmer or Spink as the goalkeeper?

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3729 on: February 02, 2022, 01:52:53 PM »
They launched the 40th anniversary with the wall before ManUtd. A certain ex captain was in charge of the mic when I went past...

Does it have Rimmer or Spink as the goalkeeper?
Both, which I think was a good solution.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3730 on: February 02, 2022, 02:03:11 PM »
They launched the 40th anniversary with the wall before ManUtd. A certain ex captain was in charge of the mic when I went past...

Does it have Rimmer or Spink as the goalkeeper?

Both, which I think was a good solution.

Good to hear, I was a bit concerned when I read it was only 11 players as both deserve credit. Given there was only one sub used and he proved so key they probably should have gone with 12 panels.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3731 on: February 02, 2022, 03:57:57 PM »
I think there are only suitable 11 spaces on the wall to place the images, so it was a bit of luck more than anything.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3732 on: February 07, 2022, 10:26:58 AM »
So the UK and Ire are going for a joint bid for the 2028 Euros. Then VP needs to get sorted with any re-developments/expansion, if we going to get matches. More stadiums to choose from with Sco Wales and Ire in the mix, but you would think the 2nd largest city / urban area would be in there.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3733 on: February 07, 2022, 10:42:21 AM »
So the UK and Ire are going for a joint bid for the 2028 Euros. Then VP needs to get sorted with any re-developments/expansion, if we going to get matches. More stadiums to choose from with Sco Wales and Ire in the mix, but you would think the 2nd largest city / urban area would be in there.

If it's the whole UK then there's a lot of stadiums to go around. You'd think Wembley, the Principality in Wales, the Aviva in Ireland and Hampden would be first choice being national stadiums, then take your pick from everything else over 50K, which will hopefully include us by then.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #3734 on: February 07, 2022, 10:51:23 AM »
If the organisers can find a way to ignore the benefits of hosting games in the best situated, best connected and just best full stop part of the country, you can be sure they will.

"We decided to use both Newcastle and Sunderland as venues because, we'll, they've had it hard up there and Necastle are everyone's second favourite club, aren't they? And Southampton is needed so that Vlad can moor his yacht. Wembley will host 3 games a day because we're still paying it off"

 


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