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Offline paul_e

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #420 on: May 13, 2021, 03:27:06 PM »
Is it really that bad a thing if the North Stand overshadows the Holte End?  Doesn't look like Leitch or Rinder particularly paid more attention to one than the other ...



I reckon just build the biggest, most impressive stand we can on each of the four sides.  We want other sides to come to Villa Park and be wowed.  Four stands, any one of which would be the most impressive stand at 99% of the clubs that visit.  Let them know their place.

Over 100 years of time has passed since then and that is all part of the ground and the attraction of it. I personally wouldn't have an issue with a bigger North Stand but I suspect a lot of fans wouldn't like it because 'the roar of the holte' is part of their match day experience. This is my point really, the owners need to decide just how far to go with the balance between commercial viability and tradition and I get the impression they will be more conservative than many would expect overall.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #421 on: May 13, 2021, 04:02:02 PM »
If the people in the Holte want to make it a competition between them and those in a huge North Stand (Ron Saunders Stand, presumably) as to who can make the most noise, I can only see advantages rather than problems.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #422 on: May 13, 2021, 04:03:36 PM »
I agree with Sexual Ealing.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #423 on: May 13, 2021, 04:11:19 PM »
what a great opportunity to give a nod to the old trinity with a new north stand

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #424 on: May 13, 2021, 04:54:37 PM »
If the people in the Holte want to make it a competition between them and those in a huge North Stand (Ron Saunders Stand, presumably) as to who can make the most noise, I can only see advantages rather than problems.

Exactly, and based on that picture above, it's what Leitch would've wanted!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #425 on: May 13, 2021, 06:22:12 PM »
I used to take great pride in the Holte being the biggest standing terrace in the country. We have the space to create something fantastic at the North Stand, and we should definitely do so.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #426 on: May 13, 2021, 07:05:45 PM »
I used to take great pride in the Holte being the biggest standing terrace in the country.

The Holte and the South Bank at Molineux were the biggest weren't they?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #427 on: May 14, 2021, 05:00:16 AM »
I used to take great pride in the Holte being the biggest standing terrace in the country.

The Holte and the South Bank at Molineux were the biggest weren't they?

The South Bank was empty (ish) though, no? Haha

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #428 on: May 14, 2021, 08:20:17 AM »
Think the Holte became the biggest by default when the south bank was demolished I read somewhere. Itís been probably 15 years since I was last at VP so I could be wrong, but I wouldnít imagine the Holte being redeveloped any time soon. It looks like it has aged well too. Iíd love to see something as or more impressive at the Witton End.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #429 on: May 14, 2021, 08:58:31 AM »
I agree with Sexual Ealing.
This is no place for religion.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #430 on: May 14, 2021, 11:58:24 AM »
Yeah...you're not supposed to agree with SE. He is meant to agree with others.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #431 on: May 14, 2021, 12:01:11 PM »
I used to take great pride in the Holte being the biggest standing terrace in the country.

The Holte and the South Bank at Molineux were the biggest weren't they?

The Holte was the biggest stand that was in the same postcode as the pitch it faced.

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« Reply #432 on: May 14, 2021, 12:14:17 PM »
The more and more I think about this the more I think a new North Stand replicating the Holte End is the way to go.

It would really elevate the ground up a notch to a modern, yet classic and unique stadium. The new stand could also incorporate better corporate faciltiies/boxes which may leave the seating capacity smaller than the Holte End but the overall aesthetic would look like a mirror image almost.

Plus, they could make it a little more expensive than the Holte (or reduce the prices in the Holte?) so that our core vocal fan will always choose the Holte?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #433 on: May 14, 2021, 12:25:24 PM »
The more and more I think about this the more I think a new North Stand replicating the Holte End is the way to go.

It would really elevate the ground up a notch to a modern, yet classic and unique stadium. The new stand could also incorporate better corporate faciltiies/boxes which may leave the seating capacity smaller than the Holte End but the overall aesthetic would look like a mirror image almost.

Plus, they could make it a little more expensive than the Holte (or reduce the prices in the Holte?) so that our core vocal fan will always choose the Holte?
I agree with this. It's the only area of the ground with no restraints and we just have to make the most of it. A red brick exterior like the Holte is a must but I'd go bigger. Does it matter if it's bigger than the Holte? I don't think it does. Make it huge. Make it the best. Imagine a stand that could hold 18/20k? It's possible and would once again elevate Villa Park to where it should be. The very best.The Holte is iconic and always will be no matter what.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #434 on: May 14, 2021, 01:20:33 PM »
The more and more I think about this the more I think a new North Stand replicating the Holte End is the way to go.

It would really elevate the ground up a notch to a modern, yet classic and unique stadium. The new stand could also incorporate better corporate faciltiies/boxes which may leave the seating capacity smaller than the Holte End but the overall aesthetic would look like a mirror image almost.

Plus, they could make it a little more expensive than the Holte (or reduce the prices in the Holte?) so that our core vocal fan will always choose the Holte?

I agree with this. It's the only area of the ground with no restraints and we just have to make the most of it. A red brick exterior like the Holte is a must but I'd go bigger.

Agree with this but happy for it to be just big enough to bring us to over 50k. I would also rename it The (William) McGregor Stand with his statue given pride of place so visiting fans are made well aware of his place in football history.

 


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