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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2009, 01:05:55 PM »
Would appear so but I was certain you were supposed to buy tickets, where's the german when you need him!

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2009, 01:07:47 PM »
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‘Why I’ll cry when they close Pittodrie’
Says King of the Beach End JOE HARPER  :wino:

By Charlie Allan :wave:

Published: 04/04/2009

JOE Harper today admitted it will be “gut-wrenching” if Aberdeen FC finally quit Pittodrie.

But Aberdeen FC goalscoring legend and King of the Beach End Joe believes the time is right for his old club to say farewell to their ancestral home.

Joe is also confident the Red Army will accept shifting house to a new £38 million community stadium at Loirston – as long as the Dons promise a team as impressive as the arena they will be playing in.

Q What do you think of the plan for the Dons to relocate to a new community stadium at Loirston?

A It means the end for Pittodrie has moved closer and that’s something a lot of fans will find difficult to handle.

Like myself, they will have a host of happy memories from past games.

I reckon it will be hard to stop the tears flowing when the day comes when I have to walk out of Pittodrie for the last time.

It will be gut-wrenching, but you have to move with the times.

It’s clear moving to another stadium is the only option open to the club.

It appears as if the new one is going to look fantastic and be a great place to watch games at.

Q What can the club do to win over the Dons fans who will be against the idea of quitting Pittodrie?

A There will be no point in having a state-of-the-art stadium if the team on the pitch is second rate.

If the quality of football matches the surroundings, the fans will come.

It’s important the directors don’t lose sight of just how important that is.

They have to be applauded for getting the right people in to design the stadium.

What I’ve read about that so far really excites me.

It looks as if the stadium will help to create a better atmosphere.

The enclosed nature of it will also ensure fans no longer have to put up with chilly breezes almost blasting them away during games.

But they will never fill the place if the Dons don’t have a winning team.

Q Have planners chosen the best site for the community stadium?

A I believe so. It will have better access and parking facilities for fans than there are at Pittodrie.

It will also mean less disruption in the city centre when the Dons are at home to the Old Firm.

There was always going to be objections, no matter what site was picked. Having looked at what was said about the various factors, including cost, they seem to have done the right thing.

Q The Dons hope to take some features from Pittodrie, such as the engraved granite wall at the Merkland Street end, with them. Is there anything you would like to see transferred to Loirston?

A I hope they will finally build a museum to properly display all of the football memorabilia that is dotted around Pittodrie at the moment.

It should also be called ‘The Teddy Scott Museum’.

Teddy (the club’s long serving trainer) is the one who collected the bulk of the stuff over the years.

I’m sure fans would be happy to pay to see the treasure trove of stuff Teddy collected.

I hope they will also find room to build something similar to the boot room at Pittodrie.

When I was there, it was the focal point for a lot of the players.

We met there before training to enjoy a cup of tea and discuss what had happened in games.

I might also put in a wee personal request for permission to take the penalty spot at the Beach End home so that I can replant it in my garden.

I scored some memorable goals from that spot, so it means a lot to me.

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2009, 01:21:03 PM »
Interesting read, and I particularly agree with this part:

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Q What can the club do to win over the Dons fans who will be against the idea of quitting Pittodrie?

A There will be no point in having a state-of-the-art stadium if the team on the pitch is second rate.

If the quality of football matches the surroundings, the fans will come.

It’s important the directors don’t lose sight of just how important that is.

That is the most important thing, more than anything else. Currently, this is not the case, something the club really need to think about.

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2009, 03:08:36 PM »
Well, that's total bollocks.

Didn't think I was too far off the mark when I typed that. I've just checked on a route planner. Train station to Pittodrie 1.71 miles, train station to Loirston 2.95 miles  :-[

Apologies for misinformation.


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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2009, 03:31:50 PM »
In terms of distance, Loiston Loch not a huge difference from Pittodrie from city centre, if Union Street used as starting point.

Didn't think I was too far off the mark when I typed that. I've just checked on a route planner. Train station to Pittodrie 1.71 miles, train station to Loirston 2.95 miles  :-[

Apologies for misinformation.




This a new train station on Union Street?
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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2009, 03:35:47 PM »

This a new train station on Union Street?

Christ min, I admitted I got it wrong and apologised, what more do you want, blood  :-\

The route planner, when you put Aberdeen City Centre, defaulted to the train station.

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2009, 04:12:32 PM »
Christ min, I admitted I got it wrong and apologised, what more do you want, blood  :-\

The route planner, when you put Aberdeen City Centre, defaulted to the train station.

Yeah, blood please  :thumbsup:

But look at the walk from town to Todders, then the walk to Altens. It's just not a practical one.
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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2009, 04:55:01 PM »
You're all wimps. What's an extra 1.2 miles?
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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2009, 04:57:53 PM »
You're all wimps. What's an extra 1.2 miles?

An extra pint!

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2009, 05:20:12 PM »
Yeah, blood please  :thumbsup:

But look at the walk from town to Todders, then the walk to Altens. It's just not a practical one.

Aye your right, a fair uphill wander.

Away to do some blood letting for you  :thumbsup:

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2009, 05:00:31 AM »
Aye your right, a fair uphill wander.

Away to do some blood letting for you  :thumbsup:

By the old Google earth, its about 3 times the distance fae Union St to Cove than it is to the current site!

Anyway its a pish site so AFC if theu have any sense should fuck this idea off NOW!!
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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2009, 05:06:30 AM »
By the old Google earth, its about 3 times the distance fae Union St to Cove than it is to the current site!

Anyway its a pish site so AFC if theu have any sense should fuck this idea off NOW!!

How does that compre with buckleys in turra?

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2009, 05:28:05 AM »
Buckleys can not compare to anything ;D
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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2009, 01:16:26 PM »
Have you ever been to Aberdeen?

My mate once walked home on a Saturday night to Cove because he couldn't be fucked waiting for a taxi... he said, "Never Again!".

I walked it once from Makro to town cause my car broke down... nae something I'd ever want to do again!


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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2009, 02:15:11 PM »
Have you ever been to Aberdeen?

My mate once walked home on a Saturday night to Cove because he couldn't be fucked waiting for a taxi... he said, "Never Again!".

I walked it once from Makro to town cause my car broke down... nae something I'd ever want to do again!

You make it sound like a trek through the Himalayas, its only Cove min.

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2009, 03:51:10 PM »
How does that compre with buckleys in turra?

Nothing at all compares to buckleys in turra!!

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2009, 09:58:53 AM »
If we were to move to this new site, would you want it to be called a proper name such as Loriston Loch/New Pittodrie or would you be happy with a corporate name such as the Emirates stadium?

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2009, 10:34:39 AM »
You make it sound like a trek through the Himalayas, its only Cove min.

As the crow flies, Cove is only a couple miles out of Aberdeen.  But as said bird doesn't walk up a 60 degree incline for over an hour, I doubt he's a very good judge of distance.

Thankfully nobody has the money to build this thing.

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2009, 10:37:36 AM »
If we were to move to this new site, would you want it to be called a proper name such as Loriston Loch/New Pittodrie or would you be happy with a corporate name such as the Emirates stadium?

The 'Aberdeen Arena' for me but if some company is willing to come in and pay for it then the 'Durex Dommy Dome' or 'Tampax Sanitary Stadium' will do for me.

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Re: EE: Loirston chosen for new stadium
« Reply #59 on: April 06, 2009, 11:10:23 AM »
The 'Aberdeen Arena' for me but if some company is willing to come in and pay for it then the 'Durex Dommy Dome' or 'Tampax Sanitary Stadium' will do for me.

I think the Northern Light Stadium would be good. Would also like to see the stands named after Dons Legends. The Willie Miller Stand, The Alex Ferguson Stand, The Dougie Bell End etc...
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