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NorfolkImp
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Spot on H, maybe when the Barratt Stand was still bursting or when the Stokies caused mischief, but very doubtful this decade?




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Spot on H, maybe when the Barratt Stand was still bursting or when the Stokies caused mischief, but very doubtful this decade?


When there’s sh1t on the pitch it’s hard for those in the stands to enjoy it

The problem is, the ground is hardly designed to be atmospheric, maybe the new board may be willing to spend a few quid to do something about this once ‘normality’ has been resumed.


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When there’s sh1t on the pitch it’s hard for those in the stands to enjoy it

The problem is, the ground is hardly designed to be atmospheric, maybe the new board may be willing to spend a few quid to do something about this once ‘normality’ has been resumed.

It was actually designed to be atmospheric and in it's day was up there with the best.
Pontoon, main and Barretts stands were bouncy and banging complimented by the three corner terraces. With a few away fans in the Osmond and put all that under floodlights, Bob's your uncle.
Anyone lucky enough to be bouncing in the stands with twelve to twenty thousand in the ground will never forget.
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The Lower Findus was standing when it was built


I'm well aware of that, Yard Dog. My point was that it could and should have been twice the size. It would now have fourteen rows of seats, instead of a pathetic seven.

This article suggests it was Dudley Ramsden who thought private boxes were a good idea:

http://www.extra-gtfc.co.uk/accounts/chairman

"The club were ahead of the game, through his vision, with only five other clubs in the country being able to boast private Executive Boxes and corporate dining facilities".

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I'm well aware of that, Yard Dog. My point was that it could and should have been twice the size. It would now have fourteen rows of seats, instead of a pathetic seven.

This article suggests it was Dudley Ramsden who thought private boxes were a good idea:

http://www.extra-gtfc.co.uk/accounts/chairman

"The club were ahead of the game, through his vision, with only five other clubs in the country being able to boast private Executive Boxes and corporate dining facilities".



And then it was downhill until 5th May 2021.

One of the best days in the life of GTFC.


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It was actually designed to be atmospheric and in it's day was up there with the best.
Pontoon, main and Barretts stands were bouncy and banging complimented by the three corner terraces. With a few away fans in the Osmond and put all that under floodlights, Bob's your uncle.
Anyone lucky enough to be bouncing in the stands with twelve to twenty thousand in the ground will never forget.


Unsurpassed - as a kid I was mesmerised by it - admittedly my early experiences were the McMenemy seasons but nowhere has bettered it. I've been on Kop at Anfield a few times but that's only one stand - full terracing on 4 sides with low roofs, woodbine laden mist hanging round the floodlights, that was better. Remember Lawrie Mac refusing to have a toss of the coin to decide the venue for the second replay v Southampton in 76 and insisting on a neutral ground - he admitted that he didn't want the game at BP under the lights.

TBF the Old Show Ground was decent with the Fox Street and half the Cantilever side full of Town fans - the FA Cup game there in the early 80s was a great atmosphere.
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