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Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7320 on: June 12, 2024, 01:11:15 PM »
Out of curiosity I've had a look at when Ugo's debut actually was. He started the 3-1 win against then-reigning champions Arsenal on 24th August 1991 at Villa Park when he started  at right back and played the whole game. This game was an oddity because Gary Penrice scored - the reason I remember it. The Norwich game the following season (his 'debut') was Ugo's 14th Villa game.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7321 on: June 12, 2024, 01:17:33 PM »
Didn't he have to go to hospital and have his stomach pumped because there was a gallon of semen in there?

He did, and while he was there in the hospital, he bumped into, of all people, Richard Gere, who had a gerbil inside a toilet roll inner tube stuck up his arse.

Prince was also there getting a couple of ribs removed.

With Bob Holness off of Blockbusters playing sax on Baker Street, and Dion Dublin's dad playing the drums in Showaddywaddy.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7322 on: June 12, 2024, 01:20:39 PM »
Didn't he have to go to hospital and have his stomach pumped because there was a gallon of semen in there?

He did, and while he was there in the hospital, he bumped into, of all people, Richard Gere, who had a gerbil inside a toilet roll inner tube stuck up his arse.

Prince was also there getting a couple of ribs removed.

With Bob Holness off of Blockbusters playing sax on Baker Street, and Dion Dublin's dad playing the drums in Showaddywaddy.

And Cliff was there, getting his colostomy bag fitted.

Offline ian c.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7323 on: June 12, 2024, 01:26:29 PM »
That last one is clearly a bag of shite.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7324 on: June 12, 2024, 01:39:33 PM »
Didn't he have to go to hospital and have his stomach pumped because there was a gallon of semen in there?

He did, and while he was there in the hospital, he bumped into, of all people, Richard Gere, who had a gerbil inside a toilet roll inner tube stuck up his arse.

Prince was also there getting a couple of ribs removed.

With Bob Holness off of Blockbusters playing sax on Baker Street, and Dion Dublin's dad playing the drums in Showaddywaddy.

And Cliff was there, getting his colostomy bag fitted.

Paul McCartney in the morgue

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7325 on: June 12, 2024, 01:41:04 PM »
Marilyn Manson was great in "The Wonder Years".

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7326 on: June 12, 2024, 01:52:05 PM »
Phil Collins was in the Bungle suit on Rainbow

Offline dalians umbrella

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7327 on: June 12, 2024, 01:52:34 PM »
Marilyn Manson was great in "The Wonder Years".

Wow. I tried to post this 20 minutes ago from my phone and it wouldn't send. And I'm from Yardley originally!

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7328 on: June 12, 2024, 01:55:50 PM »
Was the Una Stubbs thing a general urban myth or was that just for disclosure on here?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7329 on: June 12, 2024, 02:24:01 PM »
Marilyn Manson was great in "The Wonder Years".

Wow. I tried to post this 20 minutes ago from my phone and it wouldn't send. And I'm from Yardley originally!

Is tech slow there?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7330 on: June 12, 2024, 02:28:33 PM »
Bloody Hell, Princess Di's just Di'd!

Offline The Edge

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7331 on: June 12, 2024, 02:36:41 PM »
It seems to me that the fundamental problem with what they are doing is that Heck and his team have clearly been incentivised to generate the maximum return for minimum cost in the short-term.  He knows he won't be here in 5 years time, but presumably will get a nice fat bonus for hitting these short-term targets, so bollocks to the long-term.

Unfortunately, we know all too well that success in football is usually fleeting, and Heck will be long gone by the time we have empty seats again.  In the meantime, however, we will have lost potentially thousands of supporters who you could capture forever by selling them season tickets now.  It's short-termism and the end result is in 10 years time we will still be playing in front of 40k, when we should be transforming the whole future of the club by getting 50k and more in now and forever. 
Exactly Pat.  The lack of availability of standard priced seating for current and future fans is the real cost of not doing the North development.

It's been pretty much impossible for anyone to get a ticket in the Holte upper since the opening of Terrace View, as all non ST seats are held back for that, so new fans can't experience this part of the ground, or join season ticket holding mates.

After the euphoria of last season the disappointment of the off the field stuff really hits home. I have been staying off here becaue I am just so frustrated at the short-term can kicking that's unfolding.

I will go so far as to say in ditching a proper redevelopment - let's not call what they are doing redevelopment - they are sewing the seeds of our next decline. In five year time we will be further behind clubs who have invested in proper development.

I really find it extraordinary. There is no way they are rebuilding anything after putting more premium in that god awful stand.

It's still early days yet though, as I imagine major redevelopment plans take time.  Let's be honest, the North Stand redevelopment should have been done years ago, but failure to address it has left us needing to play catch up off the pitch at a time when things are really taking off on it.
We are at a stalemate with the council, the club and wmpt authority. Once there's definite news on redeveloping Witton rain station we can expect some movement on plans to redevelop Villa Park.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7332 on: June 12, 2024, 03:36:55 PM »
Where do you get that from?  The stand redevelopment has been cancelled.  It's dead.  I very much doubt it was anything to do with playing chicken with the council, that would be cutting our nose off to spite our face.

It's cancelled because ultimately Heck didn't think it would make enough money.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7333 on: June 12, 2024, 06:56:15 PM »
Where do you get that from?  The stand redevelopment has been cancelled.  It's dead.  I very much doubt it was anything to do with playing chicken with the council, that would be cutting our nose off to spite our face.

It's cancelled because ultimately Heck didn't think it would make enough money.
I never said anything about playing chicken. The redevelopment of Witton station goes hand in glove with us adding another 10,000 seats to Villa Park. I have no inside information but as it was a promise made by the former WM mayor I'm pretty sure negotiations were ongoing as part of the plan for the city to be one of the host venues for Euro 2028. Part of Heck's explanation for putting the NS rebuild on hold was that we weren't yet ready. I put two and two together and took that to mean that one of the reasons was the crap transport infrastructure around the ground.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2024, 09:47:28 PM by The Edge »

Offline Villan82

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #7334 on: June 12, 2024, 07:43:24 PM »
Where do you get that from?  The stand redevelopment has been cancelled.  It's dead.  I very much doubt it was anything to do with playing chicken with the council, that would be cutting our nose off to spite our face.

It's cancelled because ultimately Heck didn't think it would make enough money.

Birmingham is a massive city and Villa are a massive club that's just made it back to the top table. I'm still getting my head around our misfortune to be landed with a CEO so lacking in imagination at this very moment in our history

 


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