Grandstand Plus Development

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  1. Greenarmyjoe

    Greenarmyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Sensible i se those bikes on the road and they have an electric motor.. i fly past them on my bike.. Usefull fot the people who dont like the hills, but i like to tackle the hills it keeps the heart rate up..

    Is the sign up on outland road about the New ground or improvements at central park in general?

    Lyndy cycling is better than walking, but both are good for you.. keep it up..

    Have you had a dry January sensible, i dont mean the weather i mean the booze <ale>
     
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  2. sensiblegreeny

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    Not entirely Joe but it has only been a bit damp rather than a wet one. I wasn't very well for a while and to be honest didn't want to eat or drink. However, over the last week I've had about 3 pints and a couple of glasses of wine. Not exactly falling down amounts. My Doctor says I'm not allowed to get too pumped up or excited which is why I support Argyle of course. If I took to riding a bike again, which I won't , then I'd have to have one with a motor for the hills. With the hills around where I live it would be compulsory.
     
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  3. Greenarmyjoe

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    Well im glad your better Sensible, been a lot of it about an thankfully i never had the bird flu or whatever its called now.. Yes plenty of hills about but that is the challenge, i like forder valley and Noverosik, bit of a test but you know you had a good work out..

    We ll dont over do it :emoticon-0104-surpr
     
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  4. sensiblegreeny

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    Don't over do it.........................you don't know me very well do you. I have one motto. Do not run when you can walk. Do not walk when you can sit. Do not sit when you can lay. Do not lay when you can sleep. But, if you can get somebody else to do things for you then so much the better. I spend my waking hours trying to live up to it.
     
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  5. AWAY IN BC

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    Daft i call it.
     
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  6. Plymborn

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    Why waste time eating when you can get someone else to do it.....it's all those crisps and salted nuts in the Pilgrimage cellar, that keeps sensible ticking over....not even tick-tock.....just tock.
     
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    That's where my expert training comes in plym. It's just "t".
     
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  8. hp_bedoboy

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    Just to recap is the Mayflower Stand redevelopment still have plans for hotel accommodation? Thought the new supporters bar pics. looks a vast improvement in Herald.
     
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  9. notDistantGreen

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    There is an hotel but it's on the current "vets' surgery" area on the far side of the Life Centre. I think in the original proposal it was attached to the grandstand in order to share kitchens etc wasn't it?
     
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    The club have announced that the Grandstand will be CLOSED throughout next season with season ticket holders there being given an opportunity to book theor 2018/19 seats in other parts of the ground which are not currently occupied by season 2017/18 ticket holders.

    Could be there will be no seats left for anyone else!!
     
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  12. sensiblegreeny

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    You'd better buy a season ticket then.......................

    I think capacity without the grandstand is around 13000 so I doubt we will season ticket that number.
     
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  13. lyndhurstgreen

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    It is a little less and we have to allocate 10% to away fans so home capacity wont be much more than 10.5k. Won't be all ST holders but expect quite a few sellouts if we are doing well/get promoted.
     
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  14. notDistantGreen

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    And we're averaging 10k+ at the moment.... so even if we we miss out this year, but are still well up the League 1 table next year, it will be tight.

    Still, it's a vital improvement for the long term benefit of the club. Just book early!!
     
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  15. Plymborn

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    If....and a big if at that....we got promoted we would have restricted crowd size because of the Grandstand redevelopment for at least a year....pity but cannot be helped.
     
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  16. Greenarmyjoe

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    Will all the boxes be gone for next season??
     
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  17. lyndhurstgreen

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    Yes, but alternative arrangements are being made(not boxes).
     
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  18. Greenarmyjoe

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    ok, im looking at getting a box or something may be as it will be good for us and for the kids at DHR
     
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  19. notDistantGreen

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    Thought I'd give a slightly different match day report following the Portsmouth game.

    Owing to being a bit late getting tickets, my best option seemed to be the Grandstand West.

    I haven't been up there since before the horseshoe was completed. Adult tickets are a couple of quid dearer than in the horseshoe but I can't say it was a premium experience.

    Most of the iconic green and white turnstiles were not in operation. I wonder if that's because they aren't all needed given they don't access the Devonport End or the dormant Mayflower area or whether they are physically unfit for use. Either way, I hope those can be preserved in the new development as a facade to updated entrances.

    I was shocked how dark and overcrowded the access/catering tunnel under the seats is. It's far inferior to the equivalent services to the "cheap seats". The best I can say about the toilets is that they have a fine view, but only over the decaying portacabin camp behind the stand, which you really don't want to see.

    I was unlucky enough to end up in one of the old wooden seats which haven't been replaced by more modern plastic ones. Not only are these not tailored to the human bottom (or to mine anyway) but over the years the hinges seem to have flexed beyond the 90° position so that there's a slight downslope. Without bracing, there's a tendency to slide ever so slowly to the floor, which is quite uncomfortable.

    The view is good from the elevated position but it's partially obscured by the mighty girders that hold the roof up.

    We all know the history of this going back to the abortive World Cup bid, the crash out of the Championship and the resulting small crowds and the near financial annihilation. However, anyone who criticises the modest scale of the impending refurbishment should try going up there as it us now. It really lets the club down.



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  20. Plymborn

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    Interesting to hear the view from the UN-grandstand position.....sloping seats must of been handy as we plummeted from the Championship to near oblivion of administration/national league.....made it easier to hide from what was happening during those bleak years.....slipping down out of view of the pitch.....those in the horseshoe seating never had that facility to help them through the dross years......that is why it was a little dearer for the 'perk' of not seeing all the match each week from the 'grandstand'.

    Toilets can become a life threatening place as they deteriorate with age.....but you had the extra 'perk' of a view of decay to cheer you up.

    I do remember Millwall in the 1960's.....you must be really desperate to use some of those 'troughs'.....wellingtons were a must and younger children needed at least arm floats to survive....and if you hadn't been to the Pub beforehand....no problem.....the aroma of alcohol from the locals favourite lager swilling around your ankles saved you having to pay for the experience.....that of course was all easy peasy compared with the mistake of wearing your teams colours at the lions 'Den'. Dockers all wearing duffle coats having all just fallen out of the pubs after a morning shift at Surrey Docks etc.... going straight back in the pub at full time.....and the misses at home chucking another wasted meal in the bin because it was uneatable by closing time.....and hoping that their was some money left from the pay packet that hubby had received that lunch time.
     
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