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Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #570 on: June 16, 2021, 02:32:01 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?

That's made me chuckle, mate! Cheers!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #571 on: June 16, 2021, 02:50:16 PM »
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 The new grounds are looking outdated already.

I tell you what though. I go past Bramall Lane a few times a week, and from the outside of the South Stand and Kop (the bits you don't really see as an away fan) it looks really dated and you wonder how, with the Kop anyway, how the thing is still there. And the facilities for home fans are truly appalling, in comparison with the away fans at Bramall Lane, never mind our ground. The home fans have to go outside to a hatch to get what they want and have a wander across the outside uncovered concourse for a piss.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #572 on: June 16, 2021, 03:03:26 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?

That's made me chuckle, mate! Cheers!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #573 on: June 16, 2021, 03:11:31 PM »
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.

I tell you what though. I go past Bramall Lane a few times a week, and from the outside of the South Stand and Kop (the bits you don't really see as an away fan) it looks really dated and you wonder how, with the Kop anyway, how the thing is still there. And the facilities for home fans are truly appalling, in comparison with the away fans at Bramall Lane, never mind our ground. The home fans have to go outside to a hatch to get what they want and have a wander across the outside uncovered concourse for a piss.

Jesus....grim oop north or what?

Nah, I love Sheff. Great place.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #574 on: June 16, 2021, 04:01:03 PM »

Way back when the Holte was being redeveloped, if I was working in Brum, I would visit Villa Park for a look at the build. I would park in North stand car park and they used to leave the gate at the north stand open so you could stand, on the lower section and gaze upon the building work, and take in the special feeling of being one of  few there.
One sunny day I was standing when an old chap stood next to me and had a chat. He was dressed as old people used to dress, suit waistcoat and tie on and in his 70ís
We reminisced about the Holte end, and then he said how his father used to call the (old) Trinity road stand built in 1924 the new stand, and said it was the stand that set us apart from the other clubs. He told me his Dad said to him, ďSunderland may be winning the league and be the best football team, but Aston Villa are the aristocrats of football, and donít you forget itĒ. Kind of made me feel so proud to be a Villa fan.   
Then we knocked it all down!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #575 on: June 16, 2021, 04:05:40 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.
Cheers I'll have a look for that. I'm a bit of a football stadia nerd tbh.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #576 on: June 16, 2021, 04:48:51 PM »
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.

Small Heathís wasnít built to last though! But yes, absolutely agree. 

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #577 on: June 18, 2021, 01:38:54 PM »
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.

I tell you what though. I go past Bramall Lane a few times a week, and from the outside of the South Stand and Kop (the bits you don't really see as an away fan) it looks really dated and you wonder how, with the Kop anyway, how the thing is still there. And the facilities for home fans are truly appalling, in comparison with the away fans at Bramall Lane, never mind our ground. The home fans have to go outside to a hatch to get what they want and have a wander across the outside uncovered concourse for a piss.

Isn't the Kop build on stilts aswell?

That said I love grounds you can wander to 5 minutes from city centre and inside the view from away end in upper or lower tier is very good, proper right on top of the action so imo miles better than Hillsborough.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #578 on: June 18, 2021, 02:03:59 PM »
A few seasons ago I was sitting on the left hand side of the away end at Craven cottage the view of the Thames was quite beautiful

A lot more beautiful than the game if I remember rightly

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #579 on: June 18, 2021, 02:04:47 PM »
I always end up watching the river when I go to Fulham away. Possibly because we are nearly always shit there.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #580 on: June 18, 2021, 02:06:06 PM »
I always end up watching the river when I go to Fulham away. Possibly because we are nearly always shit there.

They're building a bigger stand there now, so good chance no river view :-(

I agree, it's great to watch people rowing up and down the Thames whilst we're getting owned by Fulham.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #581 on: June 18, 2021, 02:07:57 PM »
FFS Fulham. Just accept that you're never gonna be big and leave your lovely ground alone.

Offline Duncan Shaw

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #582 on: June 18, 2021, 02:31:43 PM »
Yea typical the one year we couldn't go and fill their "neutral" end behind the goal we go and royally spank them!!!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #583 on: June 18, 2021, 02:42:42 PM »
FFS Fulham. Just accept that you're never gonna be big and leave your lovely ground alone.
In fairness, it is a terrific looking stand, and enhances the view from the river.

https://www.fulhamfc.com/riverside-development/


Offline maidstonevillain

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #584 on: June 18, 2021, 02:43:59 PM »
FFS Fulham. Just accept that you're never gonna be big and leave your lovely ground alone.
In fairness, it is a terrific looking stand, and enhances the view from the river.

https://www.fulhamfc.com/riverside-development/



But I will still be upset if they don't reinstate the Neutral end.

 


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