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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #120 on: August 13, 2020, 11:26:47 AM »
I know there were designs drawn up by Lerner in 2014 because we printed the document. Two options, 48k and 52k seats.
I think 52k involved filling in the corners. I'd rather keep the 4 stand design (well sort of) with a continuous section at lower level running right round the ground. The angle of seating where the DE meets the Holte would have to be addressed though to achieve this. HDE at his penny pinching best left the ground with that particular legacy. It plays havoc  with my OCD every time I look at it.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #121 on: August 13, 2020, 11:58:55 AM »
It was just the Trinity and North Stand corner. The Holte and Witton lane remained separate.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #122 on: August 13, 2020, 12:25:16 PM »
Not sure about the herd theory.

If thereís never a vaccine there really wonít be full stadiums as long as we are alive.

Sad times.
I never believed the Herd theory: I think he was just a little hot-headed rather than stark-staring bonkers.

Herd was a player I could support and whom we ditched too early.


Blimey Lou, have you seen who he played for after leaving us?  I don't think he's played more than 50 games in total in the last 5 years in a succession of poor lower league and foreign teams, and was last seen in the Bangladeshi Premier League.  Not a great miss by any stretch of the imagination.

I'm going to be really angry with you in five years time when we get knocked out of the World Club Cup by Chittagong Tigers.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #123 on: August 13, 2020, 12:56:51 PM »
If we are making cases for redeveloping stands can I also make one for the Witton Lane Stand?  Not because of the name on it....tho would be happy to see it changed but because the facilities in that stand are crap also, the view is great but the concourse (certainly upstairs where I sit) is way way too small....I have absolutely no wish to indulge at the moment in the half time crush that is every game for substandard catering and toilet facilities
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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #124 on: August 13, 2020, 12:58:12 PM »
I know there were designs drawn up by Lerner in 2014 because we printed the document. Two options, 48k and 52k seats.

That's one hell of a North Stand. Forget the wall, that's up there with the original Rinder plans.



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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #125 on: August 13, 2020, 01:07:51 PM »
I know there were designs drawn up by Lerner in 2014 because we printed the document. Two options, 48k and 52k seats.

That's one hell of a North Stand. Forget the wall, that's up there with the original Rinder plans.



What always strikes me about that draught when juxtaposed with what actually got built is the blandness of the exterior of the Trinity!

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #126 on: August 13, 2020, 01:31:16 PM »
We should have an Unspawny Villa Bastards thread, to complain about World War I stopping us from building the biggest stand in Europe

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #127 on: August 13, 2020, 01:34:29 PM »
I'm some someone like Cowdenbeath had planning permission to expand to 150,000 until World War Two intervened. I'm sure that would have been full every game.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #128 on: August 13, 2020, 01:40:31 PM »
Not sure about the herd theory.

I never believed the Herd theory: I think he was just a little hot-headed rather than stark-staring bonkers.

Herd was a player I could support and whom we ditched too early.


Blimey Lou, have you seen who he played for after leaving us?  I don't think he's played more than 50 games in total in the last 5 years in a succession of poor lower league and foreign teams, and was last seen in the Bangladeshi Premier League.  Not a great miss by any stretch of the imagination.

It wasnít entirely serious as a comment, Risso, given the setup from Mister E!

I did like his attitude of getting stuck in and trying to pass out of danger when I saw him play for us. Sad that from your description he seems to have lost his self belief / edge / way since leaving Villa. 

Edit: oops, Iíve added to the potential hoodoo from what CD says!
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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #129 on: August 13, 2020, 01:45:55 PM »
Wasn't  there some sad back story behind Herd leaving us?  Apologies if I remember inaccurately.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #130 on: August 13, 2020, 02:54:31 PM »








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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #131 on: August 13, 2020, 02:55:59 PM »
Are they the old plans?

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2020, 03:00:29 PM »
Yep from 2014.

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« Reply #133 on: August 13, 2020, 03:05:37 PM »
They look similar to the plans from 2000 when the new Trinity was presented with a new North Stand?

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #134 on: August 13, 2020, 05:23:14 PM »
What would the capacity have been if they were built?

 


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