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Aberdeen FC are wasting cash getting pitch up to scratch

Race to get Pittodrie ready for new season

 

By Sean Wallace

 

Published: 09/06/2010

 

ABERDEEN FC have began the expensive annual upgrade of Pittodrie in preparation for the new SPL season.

 

The ageing stands at Pittodrie need more than £400,000 of improvements per annum to pass the necessary safety certificate.

 

Aberdeen FC operations manager John Morgan is overseeing the work, which he claimed is a wasteful drain on the club’s limited resources.

 

Morgan today insisted the cash and hard work needed just to keep the old ground up to scratch is proof enough that the Dons have to leave Pittodrie for the proposed community stadium at Loirston Loch.

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It's like they constantly feel the need to justify a move to a new stadium, but has that decision not already been made?  Where are we with this?

 

Why can't we stop talking about it and just fecking get on with it?  ???

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Here's an idea:

 

Knock down the failing stand and build a new one, saving yourself £15,400,000 (that you don't have) in the process.

 

Bonkers, I know.

 

Can't cause of some FIFA bollocks.

 

Thats the official line anyway.

 

'We would have to re-build the Main Stand in the Car-park' - Theres no way its true though.

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I think you'll find that the facing is a listed building, but basic research could find that out.

 

But don't take my word for it, you could actually do some research yourself....assuming you can find and spell a search engine that isnae purely for porn!

 

:lolabove:

 

Bad week MBT?

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I think you'll find that the facing is a listed building, but basic research could find that out.

 

But don't take my word for it, you could actually do some research yourself....assuming you can find and spell a search engine that isnae purely for porn!

 

Dear christ. what is wrong with you man?

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I think you'll find that the facing is a listed building, but basic research could find that out.

 

But don't take my word for it, you could actually do some research yourself....assuming you can find and spell a search engine that isnae purely for porn!

:lolabove: :lolabove: :lolabove: fuckin genius!

 

 

on a serious note, being in the building trade i know the shite you have to go through with Health and Safety, not only on a building site but in what you build. I can only imagine the Health and Safety test a footy ground would need to go through. And more importantly, what a building firm would CHARGE them to do any work to HSE standards.

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In that case AFC and various publications about them have been lying to me for years

A list of all historic/listed buildings is available online, as you suggested others look up, there is one listed and I assume it to be the granite front from the description, certainly the main stand is not.

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Ah, my most sincere apologies to all I have offended by being a twat about this!

 

My undestanding was based on info after the fire of '71 that the club then wanted to demolish and completely rebuild the main stand but were refused due to some sort of listed status of the frontage......I have obviously mis-read that as "listed"

 

I genuinely apologise and admit my mistake, if you wish you can set up a set of stocks at the first home game I attend next season and I'll willingly let folk throw SOFT tomatoes or sponges at me £1 a go, funds to a charity of your choice.

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