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Offline Dunty

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2620 on: January 30, 2019, 03:20:42 AM »
Called in for judicial review:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47033930

Ailsa Wilson QC, for the campaign group, said: "One of the factual issues that runs through this case is the availability of an alternative site for the proposed stadium and training facilities."

Just nimbyism (is that a word? It is now).

The alternative site they're pushing for is Loirston. All the issues they've argued against at Kingsford would be issues at Loirston - increased traffic, fans parking in streets, the need for shuttle buses, only one main access road from the city, the likelihood that it would encourage more drive through restaurants to be built there, that "green belt land" would be built on.

It undermines their whole campaign. How can you say all these things are dreadful yet champion them for another area?

That, and the council have sold land at Loirston so there is no room for a training ground and stadium. Same with Kings Links. But they'll stick their fingers in their ears and continue with their petition anyway.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2621 on: January 30, 2019, 04:04:30 AM »
Listen, it’s simple. Build a proper tunnel with reinforcements  fae along the already existing road below union st up to mounthooly.
Backfill union terrace gardens with all the shit you can find to replicate the current ground being built on a shit tip.
Then build a new stadium and training facility there. Perfect. Union st thrives, pubs stay open, jobs a good een.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2622 on: February 28, 2019, 07:56:43 PM »
Judicial review decision supposedly being published tomorrow at Noon
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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2623 on: March 01, 2019, 12:40:30 PM »
All over for the W.A.N.K.S  :thumbsup:

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2624 on: March 01, 2019, 01:43:11 PM »
Booooo

Fuck the shite stadium in the shitehole

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2625 on: March 01, 2019, 03:46:12 PM »
Booooo

Fuck the shite stadium in the shitehole

I hope your nae slipping a length to one of thae quines on the side ( or any other position )..

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2626 on: March 01, 2019, 03:58:20 PM »
Now now, laddie. No need to lower the tone  :redface:

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2627 on: March 01, 2019, 09:35:16 PM »
On re- reading that I should have just left it at Westhill instead of changing it to shitehole.

Fit quines are you spikkin aboot?

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2628 on: March 01, 2019, 10:04:30 PM »
The W.A.N.K.S/ W.A.E.P.A.L quines .l'll try and sort out a piccy of them in all their glory in the halcyon days of them celebrating fleecing the Westhill public for £70k....

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2629 on: May 23, 2019, 03:56:38 PM »
Apparently the architects have been changed, according to someone who was at that Q&A thing last week. The same people who designed Brighton's stadium and Liverpool's new stand.

According to the same fella, club have recently visited Gent, and plan to visit Spurs & Atlanta soon.

Be interesting to see if the design of the stadium changes, though I think it's more likely they'll be looking at things they can include within the stadium to maximise income.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2630 on: May 23, 2019, 08:40:03 PM »
Well that's a step up from the nobodies they appointed the first time round.  It's usually the other way around. KSS are a decent outfit, did spurs' training ground as well i believe.  I'd imagine they'll get Buckingham's as the contractor then.

FFS Milne, offered my practice's services years ago as I knew that lot were pap.

Edit: having looked at KSS' site, looks like they've done a lot of corporate fit out, so that'll be what they're doing.
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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2631 on: May 23, 2019, 08:50:50 PM »
It's going to have to be some trick of architecture to make the new stadium in Aberdeen.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2632 on: May 30, 2019, 09:01:57 AM »
It's going to have to be some trick of architecture to make the new stadium in Aberdeen.


Massive moving walkway. Sorted. The bill's in the post, AFC.



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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2633 on: May 30, 2019, 09:34:20 AM »
Surely walkways (massive or otherwise) do not change the location of the intended destination but are mere tools for the access thereto?
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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2634 on: May 30, 2019, 01:16:08 PM »
Nothing gets past you Rocket!

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2635 on: May 30, 2019, 02:29:22 PM »
Is that a picture of the new Lang Stracht?

Looks like an improvement to me.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2636 on: December 19, 2019, 05:03:48 PM »
Dave Cormack in the front page of tonight's evening express saying standing zones and cheaper tickets coming to Pittodrie.


Cornack went undercover to observe stewards at the Kilmarnock game last month then spoke to their supervisers. "I said 'Listen guys, I'm just being constructive here, but it's unacceptable what I saw.'"


Sounds good. Obviously this is the beginning of them gauging interest to see how many to build at Kingsford.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2637 on: December 19, 2019, 06:43:25 PM »
Saw that panda. About time someone stood up (pardon the pun) for fans. He's saying the right things if he wants to get the fans on side anyway, let's hope there's some solid substance to it.

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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2638 on: December 21, 2019, 05:37:21 PM »
Dave Cormack in the front page of tonight's evening express saying standing zones and cheaper tickets coming to Pittodrie.


Cornack went undercover to observe stewards at the Kilmarnock game last month then spoke to their supervisers. "I said 'Listen guys, I'm just being constructive here, but it's unacceptable what I saw.'"


Sounds good. Obviously this is the beginning of them gauging interest to see how many to build at Kingsford.

I wonder if this could signal the end of overreliance on volunteer labour for stewarding and indeed first aid provision at the stadium?

I used to be a first aid volunteer at various sports & music venues and I can't honestly say I felt prepared based on the training provided plus whilst being given parts of the uniform and a backpack, the emphasis was on each individual volunteer to provide the rest including actual first aid equipment - Bandages, pads, plasters, gloves, slings etc out of their own pocket. In return you could claim some travel expenses, at some places got a voucher for a free drink and snack, and got to see at about 2/3 of a performace or a game for free all be it from the sidelines or back of the venue.
At the training I felt they were more concerned with providing volunteers than making sure those volunteers actually knew how to deal with the various scenarios they could face.
I presume the various venues paid a relatively small amount to the charities to have these volunteer first aiders and there was a fair bit of pressure to put your name forward for fear of losing the venues gigs This pressure nee guilt-tripping was one of the reasons I jacked it in after about a year.

There were some people who took it very seriously and were good first aiders in pressure situations, but there were also a few who were doing it for some sort of power-trip (as is sadly often the case in so many roles in society - a horrible side of the human condition)

I don't know for sure but having seen the people who are stewards at the various stadiums/ concert venues etc around the UK I suspect they might be in a similar situation to the first aiders but with stewarding there are more opportunities for the power-trip jobsworth, and the 'bully's henchman' ie runs in when the fight is over to kick the loser on the ground.
At the same time there will be lots of these volunteers who will understandably back away from their stewarding duties when faced with a drunken or even just a stressed/ emotional football fan which essentially makes them as useful as a wedding usher.

Will we perhaps see a drive towards 'professional' stewards who are actually employed by the football clubs (salary, pensions etc), all of which will have proper training, proper codes of conduct, proper support, and a proper complaints and disciplinary process?



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Re: New stadium thread
« Reply #2639 on: January 19, 2020, 06:35:27 PM »
Since its gone a bit quiet on the new stadium front here is a video of Brentford's new stadium which they will share with London Irish Rugby club . Supposed to be finished about March and have a capacity just over 17000 (About 5000 more than their old ground).



im hoping to go see a game at their old ground before they move at the end of the season.

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