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horsforthmariner
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One thing that really impressed me about last nights game was Halifax's stadium. It holds 12,500.  If we ever get to Peaks Parkway I would like us to build something similar with standing at both ends. lets face it, it's going to be a long time before we are back in the championship (and I think there a political moves to allow standing again anyway) and this has to be a lot cheaper than building a 14000 all seater stadium.
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Yep, i like The Shay a lot. It is far too big for them for them though. Must be more than 3/4 empty most games.


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A bit different to the days when I frequented in in the 70s!


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Personally, I think one end standing only (home fans). Away fans in a side stand designed with cr@p accoustics.

Interesting to see Everton have got planning permission for a new ground



“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”
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I personally would like it enclosed. I like the look of Rotherham's new ground.
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A bit different to the days when I frequented in in the 70s!


I remember it well in the 70's, I think there was a bus station at one end of the ground and no terracing there.
Also the terrace steps were just slag/cinder material with wooden steps cut into it.
It was probably one of the worst grounds I have been to, and I have seen some eyesores over the years.

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Good ground, wouldn't look out of place in League One. I'd happily have something like that in NE Lincs
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It's used for Rugby League as well, they get around 2000 in the Championship for that. They'll probably get in the middle group in the Super 8's next season when it starts up so they'll play the bottom four of  the Super League when it switches from two leagues of 12 to three of 8, so gates might be a bit higher next season.

Shame Rugby League isn't popular in Grimsby, it's a great way to get a stadium used all year round and half the cost of maintenance.


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The burger van was rubbish though. No pies, needed to be more on fire.


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Quoted from GrimRob
It's used for Rugby League as well, they get around 2000 in the Championship for that. They'll probably get in the middle group in the Super 8's next season when it starts up so they'll play the bottom four of  the Super League when it switches from two leagues of 12 to three of 8, so gates might be a bit higher next season.

Shame Rugby League isn't popular in Grimsby, it's a great way to get a stadium used all year round and half the cost of maintenance.


..and ruin the pitch.
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An no beer unlike last year.


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..and ruin the pitch.


RL season runs March to September, pitches are generally not a problem in the 4 months where there is overlap with football because the surface will recover quickly.


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RL (utterly crap sport) on the hallowed Blundell turf?

#shudders down spine#
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But if it cut our costs it would benefit Town. Multi purpose stadia have helped many clubs. RL is a fantastic game though if you take the time to undestand it.


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Ground was good but the toilets were a pisstake. Pun intended. Surely the worst toilets out there?!
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Ground was good but the toilets were a pisstake. Pun intended. Surely the worst toilets out there?!


You haven't been to Edgar st have you



“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”
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The ones under the ponny leave it bit to be desired if truth be told... old Saltergate were pretty evil...
Scunnys entire ground is just a big sh1t-hole....


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Saltergate just had a wall painted white as I recall. Good, old-fashioned al fresco pissing.
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Ground was good but the toilets were a pisstake. Pun intended. Surely the worst toilets out there?!


It was urban chic. There are bars in London and New York that pay £1000s to replicate that kind of thing.


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I will hear nothing bad said about toilets which allow you to still watch the game while having a urine. Saltergate is sadly missed.


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Speaking to a fan of theirs before the game he informed us that the local council paid for upgrades to stadium. -Again just goes to show how our council are such a joke, no wonder Grimsby has become a such run down dead end place full of pessimism and despair. Our leaders just aren't forward thinking enough, ever.

I've always spoken of the greater atmosphere from older stands like the one town fan's were in at The Shay and The Osmond. When the roof goes up and comes back down it creates an awesome cauldron of sound as the decibels are bounced back downwards instead of being let away into the sky as is the case with all the upward sloping roves of all the new identi-kit stadiums around the country.

If Town could break the mould and really put some thought into the acoustics of a new stadium it would make a new home an intimidating place to come and could possibly help the team to several hundred more points (and a few promotions to boot maybe?) over the ensuing century.

An upward more open roof for the away fan's would be a nice crafty ploy, aye.  
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The burger van was rubbish though. No pies, needed to be more on fire.


I remember the Burger van game in the 70s?
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