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Canning Town Bingo Club

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Enter the Pitbull, 21 Feb 2012.

  1. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    Now it's coloured in it only goes to accentuate how far the seats are from the pitch. They probably should have left it green.
     
  2. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Simon Davies

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    Surely they could have got some of their fanbase to tarmac it claret for them?
     
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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    “I mean, engineering a move to a 60,000-seater stadium, slap in the middle of London, our prime area, helping our community in any number of ways, having the cheapest tickets in the Premier League and doing so at a cost that must turn Spurs chairman Daniel Levy green claret with envy makes me a target for some social media smarties who don’t know a good thing from a kick in the breaches,”
     
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    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Just go the whole hog and put up a road sign: Pitch 2 miles
     
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  5. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    It did.
    It's just not the place she thinks.
     
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  6. jts1882

    jts1882 Mitchell Thomas

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    Is there a word for someone who moves to a new location for opportunistic reasons?
     
  7. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Les Ferdinand

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    Carpenter? Caravanist? Nomad? No?
     
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    Whiffler Jonathan Woodgate

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    An opportunist.
     
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  9. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    And doesn't pay for it....
     
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    JerusalemMan Jonathan Woodgate

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  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    It still blows my mind just how far from the pitch the fans are. The rake of the stands is ridiculously shallow, but just the first row is half a mile away.
     
  12. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    I bet their poxy little stadium doesn't even have a Zac Efron.
     
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  13. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Simon Davies

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    You're missing the point they have ....................a bubble machine and I have it on good authority if they ever win anything they might hire some disco lights with a smoke machine.
     
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  14. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    The fans being such a long way away is simply a function of it being designed as an athletics stadium isnt it? Doesn't explain the gradient of the stands mind you
     
  15. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    It does, you are looking over a wider area in an athletics stadium. Steep stands are designed for looking at a relatively small area.

    The stadium was never designed to host anything other than athletics and wasn't meant to be a permanent structure. The only way that you can have a decent football stadium there is to knock it down and start again.
     
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  16. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Cecil Poynton

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    My kids were quite happy to see him there. "What team does he support then" they say and google it - turns out its Arsenal. Then minutes later he is in the stand as a full kit clown shoe :D


    Of course, it just blows my mind anyone ever thought it would make a good football stadium.

    Levy wanted to tear it down and build something proper - and that really was the right call IMO.

    Then West Ham come along and take it as-is, crow about having a new stadium and everytime I see it its just hilariously bad.
     
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    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    jts1882 Mitchell Thomas

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    That's not completely correct. The inner structure was meant to be a permanent athletics stadium, but they've had to change that so they can move the stands closer for football. The outer structure was only meant to be temporary and that's what they have kept. In short, they've kept the temporary part and replaced most of the permanent part.
     
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  19. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    It was the lower tier that was meant to remain, wasn't it?
     
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    jts1882 Mitchell Thomas

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    Yes, the inner concrete bowl was meant to be permanent and the outer steel structure temporary. You couldn't have designed things to have been more backwards.

    Here is what the stadium would have looked like as a permanent athletics facility:

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    I'm not sure how much of the "permanent" structure remains. Possibly only those two blocks at the ends that remain behind the retractable movable seating.

    [​IMG]
     

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