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Offline Bad English

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1545 on: October 05, 2022, 12:24:58 PM »
You can understand people not coming out immediately at VP as the food and drink offer is very tempting when compared to the sight of the ball being hoofed up to the pinball section. It's a bit like the Egg-Chasing League at the Catalans Dragons, I spend more time at the free bar (to be fair who wouldn't when watching St Helens batter us again).

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1546 on: October 05, 2022, 12:36:04 PM »
The rest of the seats are half empty anyway with everyone waiting for a beer or pie.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1547 on: October 05, 2022, 12:41:06 PM »
You can understand people not coming out immediately at VP as the food and drink offer is very tempting when compared to the sight of the ball being hoofed up to the pinball section. It's a bit like the Egg-Chasing League at the Catalans Dragons, I spend more time at the free bar (to be fair who wouldn't when watching St Helens batter us again).

I've been horse racing twice and I haven't seen the track on either occasion.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1548 on: October 05, 2022, 12:49:39 PM »
You can understand people not coming out immediately at VP as the food and drink offer is very tempting when compared to the sight of the ball being hoofed up to the pinball section. It's a bit like the Egg-Chasing League at the Catalans Dragons, I spend more time at the free bar (to be fair who wouldn't when watching St Helens batter us again).

I've been horse racing twice and I haven't seen the track on either occasion.

i can relate to the horse racing analogy, i more often stay in O & T lounge totting and taking full advantage of the hospitality. Just popping to the parade ring when
whichever horse i'm involved with is about to run.
At Worcester tomorrow, i hope there's a massive improvement in weather.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1549 on: October 05, 2022, 01:10:56 PM »
You can understand people not coming out immediately at VP as the food and drink offer is very tempting when compared to the sight of the ball being hoofed up to the pinball section. It's a bit like the Egg-Chasing League at the Catalans Dragons, I spend more time at the free bar (to be fair who wouldn't when watching St Helens batter us again).

I've been horse racing twice and I haven't seen the track on either occasion.

Same here. Might as well just go to a nice bar or restaurant.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1550 on: October 05, 2022, 02:31:22 PM »
I sit in C4, and have done for years. I would be pretty gutted if they do insist on moving us on.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1551 on: October 05, 2022, 03:46:18 PM »
You'll be induced with a discount/benefit and everyone will feel better

/pat-head-patronising

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1552 on: October 05, 2022, 03:50:17 PM »
All Spurs fans lost their seats.  They don't seem too bothered about that right now.

(I know, I know... but progress and all that)

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1553 on: October 05, 2022, 07:25:37 PM »
Elland Road is a dump, but the space they have that could be developed if they got their arses in gear is something.

On a another note, their bus shuttle service from the station and back is quite something, and precisely what we need.

Really noticeable yesterday how much they'd stepped up the shuttle bus service. We normally get an Uber from the McDonalds opposite as the only viable quick way back into town without walking. Yesterday we walked straight onto the shuttle bus and were in town in seconds, thanks to them stopping the traffic to let the buses out.

Is that just for away fans, though?

Nope, open to all

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1554 on: October 05, 2022, 07:28:47 PM »
The rest of the seats are half empty anyway with everyone waiting for a beer or pie.

This - I think I spend more time at my seat in the hospitality section because theres  no need to queue for a beer before half time, or to queue for the loo, so you just get to your table, drink, go back out.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1555 on: October 06, 2022, 05:25:31 PM »
The blocks around the dug outs at Wembley are corporate and look terrible after HT and at the start of the match due to latecomers taking their seats, I wager you will see the same in this case.


That is exactly what I was thinking - it needs to be full every week or it's going to look very embarassing.



Didn't we already have this issue after the Trinity was redeveloped? Switched the TV gantry back to the Doug Ellis stand but the gaping gaps in the middle of the Trinity where corporates were slow to take-up their seats made the stadium look half-empty?  Maybe I imagined that as I can't find footage with the camera pointing from the Trinity.

2000/1 season the cameras definitely were in there, only remember that because I must have seen the highlights of the Cov game about a thousand times.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1556 on: October 06, 2022, 08:10:59 PM »
My brother is well p*ssed off.
He’s in block C4 and he’s found out that C4&5 are going to be hospitality blocks 🙄

** this may have been covered earlier**

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1557 on: October 07, 2022, 08:09:57 AM »
Pink playing this summer. Not sure if that delays things though don't we already have Bruce Springsteen?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1558 on: October 07, 2022, 08:57:16 AM »
Pink playing this summer. Not sure if that delays things though don't we already have Bruce Springsteen?

They're only squad fillers anyway.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1559 on: October 07, 2022, 09:48:20 AM »
Just received email from Villa about Pink concert - i have not heard of her or any of her songs? but she must be popular to fill Villa Park.

Good news about the concert and a good money earner for the Villa.

 


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