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Offline Ads

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #555 on: June 16, 2021, 11:35:50 AM »
They'll replace it with a bigger and better stand that will have good views. Relax maaaaan!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #556 on: June 16, 2021, 11:37:47 AM »
I always quite liked visiting old fashioned dumpy grounds
I suppose itís hark back to the past

I donít really go to a football match looking for the same comfort level as the theatre or the cinema so a post in front of me or scabby toilets donít really bother me to be honest

Goodison Park, Elland Road, Craven Cottage, Bramal lane etc all Premier League grounds last season were My favourites above all the new identikit type grounds with soulless atmospheres but hey they got wider the walkways

I realise Iím probably in the minority



I agree. And the other thing is that they were built to last. The new grounds are looking outdated already.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #557 on: June 16, 2021, 11:49:00 AM »
isn't Barnsley's ground right next to the railway line too, which adds to charm.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #558 on: June 16, 2021, 01:03:33 PM »
I went in the North Stand once, during MON's first season.

I'm tall (6 '2) but far from giantesque and for 90 minutes i had the sharp rim of the seat in front wedged into my knees. Incredibly uncomfortable.

Great view, but an awful place to sit and watch football.

If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.
If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.

I'll miss it, the atmosphere, value and view the season we came back were fantastic. Sort that disgraceful Witton Lane stand out first.
The North Stand and the Witton Lane are equally poor imo. Them two need addressing first. We are being left behind stadium wise just look at some of the club grounds in the Euros. We really do need to do something impressive if we are going to he taken seriously as a European force. I'd like to think the owners are aware of this but of course it's a balancing act of trying to upgrade the team and the Stadium at the same time.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #559 on: June 16, 2021, 01:06:29 PM »
it's a balancing act of trying to upgrade the team and the Stadium at the same time.

Not if you're gazillionaires like our owners are - spending on the players is capped by FFP rules, but I'm pretty sure infrastructure spending is unrestricted.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #560 on: June 16, 2021, 01:10:17 PM »
I went in the North Stand once, during MON's first season.

I'm tall (6 '2) but far from giantesque and for 90 minutes i had the sharp rim of the seat in front wedged into my knees. Incredibly uncomfortable.

Great view, but an awful place to sit and watch football.

If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.
If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.

I'll miss it, the atmosphere, value and view the season we came back were fantastic. Sort that disgraceful Witton Lane stand out first.

I like the North Stand too, but at 6 '3 it's a bit uncomfortable. It's got the potential to be absolutely amazing when redeveloped. The Witton is the worst though.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #561 on: June 16, 2021, 01:12:12 PM »
The worst thing about the Witton is the name on the side.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #562 on: June 16, 2021, 01:14:54 PM »
I disagree, I think that stand serves as a perfect monument to him to be fair. When it gets replaced with something decent it should be renamed though.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #563 on: June 16, 2021, 01:15:30 PM »
I don't see them changing the Witton any time soon.  Disaster as it is in the concourses etc, the view is fine and it looks ok from the pitch side.  Given the lack of space they're not going to be able to do much capacity wise with it so unfortunately I think it's there to stay for the forseeable future.

A big North Stand, similar to Liverpools proposed Anfield Road Stand is probably the best we can hope for in the medium term, with the filling of corners in the lower tiers only.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #564 on: June 16, 2021, 01:31:29 PM »
Can't believe the gantry, press and media used to be in the Doug. Did they all used to kick-off about how shit and cramped it was?
No wonder we often had bad reviews of our games by the London press. Nowt to do with regularly getting beat by the scab-six obvs...

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #565 on: June 16, 2021, 01:31:48 PM »
I went in the North Stand once, during MON's first season.

I'm tall (6 '2) but far from giantesque and for 90 minutes i had the sharp rim of the seat in front wedged into my knees. Incredibly uncomfortable.

Great view, but an awful place to sit and watch football.

If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.
If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.

I'll miss it, the atmosphere, value and view the season we came back were fantastic. Sort that disgraceful Witton Lane stand out first.

I like the North Stand too, but at 6 '3 it's a bit uncomfortable.

Itís bigger than that surely?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #566 on: June 16, 2021, 01:33:18 PM »
Jesus, I fucked those quotes up good and proper.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #567 on: June 16, 2021, 01:38:17 PM »

i am always doing that





Jesus, I fucked those quotes up good and proper.


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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #568 on: June 16, 2021, 01:38:40 PM »
Anyone got this? Looks lovely.



Aerial shots of football grounds are my fave, though, where you can see how they fit into their surroundings.
I think there's a channel on youtube of a drone flying over various football stadiums, great idea.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #569 on: June 16, 2021, 02:23:27 PM »
Can't believe the gantry, press and media used to be in the Doug. Did they all used to kick-off about how shit and cramped it was?
No wonder we often had bad reviews of our games by the London press. Nowt to do with regularly getting beat by the scab-six obvs...

Not long after it opened my friend and his dad had season tickets on the back row of the upper tier along with a few relatives and I went with them a few times. At one evening game we'd arrived pretty early and there were a couple of guys doing something to one of the cameras and one of them said something along the lines of it being the newest stand that was totally unfit for purpose.

 


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