Lambert: Saints can end Stoke home run

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Rickie Lambert is confident that Saints can end Stoke’s remarkable unbeaten home run when they visit the Britannia Stadium tomorrow.

Tony Pulis’ side have not lost a Premier League match on their own turf since February, and have conceded just four goals in their nine games there this season.

That defensive record is the best in English professional football, and one of the most impressive in Europe.

No side across the top divisions in countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Holland can even match it.

In Britain, Scottish duo Rangers and Queen of the South are the only teams who boast a better record.

With that in mind, Lambert insists Saints are under no illusions about how difficult it will be to win at Stoke, but he believes the confidence gained from the 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Fulham can spur them on to a result.

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6:40am Fri 28 Dec 12

mack chinnon says...

Come on Yeovil.
Come on Yeovil. mack chinnon

7:17am Fri 28 Dec 12

Night Rider says...

Lambert is dreaming! Stoke will be too good at Britannia Stadium! The best result for SOTON will be a draw.....
Lambert is dreaming! Stoke will be too good at Britannia Stadium! The best result for SOTON will be a draw..... Night Rider

7:33am Fri 28 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

It's a tough ask, but if we can get something from this game...we can go into the Arsenal game with confidence and gain some revenge for the pasting we got at the Emirates.
We are a better team now... we can do it COYR
It's a tough ask, but if we can get something from this game...we can go into the Arsenal game with confidence and gain some revenge for the pasting we got at the Emirates. We are a better team now... we can do it COYR Baddesley Bill

8:23am Fri 28 Dec 12

franiow says...

The difference between a win, draw or loss can be one moment of skill or luck. If we carry on keeping our goals against down, we give ourselves a chance in any game. The loss v Sunderland was the blow that puts pressure on us to in, but a draw would be a decent result against Stoke.
The difference between a win, draw or loss can be one moment of skill or luck. If we carry on keeping our goals against down, we give ourselves a chance in any game. The loss v Sunderland was the blow that puts pressure on us to in, but a draw would be a decent result against Stoke. franiow

8:26am Fri 28 Dec 12

Southampton boy says...

Can't see it not on saints present form I think we will be luck to get a drew. I would love to see us get the next 6 points on the board but I thin I am deaming , the best would be 2 drews.
But I would be hapy with this today the we should have won were Sunderland and Fulham but we ust did not turnup di we and as for the our 12millon pound star he is not shining for me at present very patchy till COYR's do it for us
Can't see it not on saints present form I think we will be luck to get a drew. I would love to see us get the next 6 points on the board but I thin I am deaming , the best would be 2 drews. But I would be hapy with this today the we should have won were Sunderland and Fulham but we ust did not turnup di we and as for the our 12millon pound star he is not shining for me at present very patchy till COYR's do it for us Southampton boy

8:27am Fri 28 Dec 12

Hobson82 says...

As much as I rate Gazza, I hope NA sticks with Kelvin for this game. I think he is better equipped to deal with a very physical Stoke side.
As much as I rate Gazza, I hope NA sticks with Kelvin for this game. I think he is better equipped to deal with a very physical Stoke side. Hobson82

8:44am Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rickie is right, we could beat Stoke, whether we will or not, is another matter, depends as always, on so many things, having scored at Fulham I reckon his confidence will be higher, but the rest of the team have to provide a service for him to capitalise, feed the Lamb and he will score. COYRs.
Rickie is right, we could beat Stoke, whether we will or not, is another matter, depends as always, on so many things, having scored at Fulham I reckon his confidence will be higher, but the rest of the team have to provide a service for him to capitalise, feed the Lamb and he will score. COYRs. OSPREYSAINT

9:21am Fri 28 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please. warrens 76

9:26am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

I agree with Lambo the waddling lump ..... Stoke 0 saints 4 ;0)
I agree with Lambo the waddling lump ..... Stoke 0 saints 4 ;0) kent141

9:29am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Opinion is you are a moron.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]Opinion is you are a moron. kent141

9:41am Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Cornflakes and Toast or a Bacon Sarnie with brown sauce....uummm...
Cornflakes and Toast or a Bacon Sarnie with brown sauce....uummm... J7junctionseven

9:48am Fri 28 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Opinion is you are a moron.
ah little kunty is out to play...back off sunshine, you really are not in my league.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]Opinion is you are a moron.[/p][/quote]ah little kunty is out to play...back off sunshine, you really are not in my league. warrens 76

9:53am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

warrens 76 wrote:
kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Opinion is you are a moron.
ah little kunty is out to play...back off sunshine, you really are not in my league.
The league of waffling morons i presume ;0)
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]Opinion is you are a moron.[/p][/quote]ah little kunty is out to play...back off sunshine, you really are not in my league.[/p][/quote]The league of waffling morons i presume ;0) kent141

9:55am Fri 28 Dec 12

City Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out.

We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games.

For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out. We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games. For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up. City Saint

9:58am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

City Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out.

We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games.

For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up.
Why not a 60000 capacity , remember the glorious support at the paint tin final .
[quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out. We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games. For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up.[/p][/quote]Why not a 60000 capacity , remember the glorious support at the paint tin final . kent141

9:59am Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Scrambled eggs on toast or hot buttered crumpets with jam....uummm...
Scrambled eggs on toast or hot buttered crumpets with jam....uummm... J7junctionseven

10:11am Fri 28 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

EIGHTEEN
EIGHTEEN Seedhouse the Unrepentant

10:14am Fri 28 Dec 12

Bpl333 says...

Stoke are an established premiership team.
To say the stadium should have been build to hold mroe than 30k is silly...

and the game tomorrow....West Brom bullied Saints big time a month or so back, and the same will happen tomorrow...
Stoke are an established premiership team. To say the stadium should have been build to hold mroe than 30k is silly... and the game tomorrow....West Brom bullied Saints big time a month or so back, and the same will happen tomorrow... Bpl333

10:15am Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP J7junctionseven

10:18am Fri 28 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

10:20am Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
That many...wow that's a surprise. Have they pledged?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.[/p][/quote]That many...wow that's a surprise. Have they pledged? J7junctionseven

10:32am Fri 28 Dec 12

Highways and Byways says...

On a tour of St Marys 10 yrs ago I asked re expansion and was told there was provision with the pile foundations to take an extra 6000 at either end of the ground so can it can be done in simple stages
On a tour of St Marys 10 yrs ago I asked re expansion and was told there was provision with the pile foundations to take an extra 6000 at either end of the ground so can it can be done in simple stages Highways and Byways

10:37am Fri 28 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
That many...wow that's a surprise. Have they pledged?
No they haven't pledged and think the PST is a joke and in it for themselves. Saved me the job of persuading them!

You off to Stoke? Persuaded Bill yesterday and ordered tickets, didn't realise they're invincible at home :(
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.[/p][/quote]That many...wow that's a surprise. Have they pledged?[/p][/quote]No they haven't pledged and think the PST is a joke and in it for themselves. Saved me the job of persuading them! You off to Stoke? Persuaded Bill yesterday and ordered tickets, didn't realise they're invincible at home :( Seedhouse the Unrepentant

10:37am Fri 28 Dec 12

redsnapper says...

Stoke are due a slip up, and as long we dont suffer another goal keeping blunder, pretty hopeful that the amazing Saints away support can bring back a valuable point.

COYR another 1 1 will do nicely.
Stoke are due a slip up, and as long we dont suffer another goal keeping blunder, pretty hopeful that the amazing Saints away support can bring back a valuable point. COYR another 1 1 will do nicely. redsnapper

10:47am Fri 28 Dec 12

Bpl333 says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic..... Bpl333

10:48am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
Morning Billy, im glad you have turned up to entertain everyone ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.[/p][/quote]Morning Billy, im glad you have turned up to entertain everyone ;0) kent141

10:58am Fri 28 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Ah Kent. The reason the fence sitters have sided with liquidation.
Ah Kent. The reason the fence sitters have sided with liquidation. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:03am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Ah Kent. The reason the fence sitters have sided with liquidation.
The sooner the better Billy, let the new club start from scratch.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Ah Kent. The reason the fence sitters have sided with liquidation.[/p][/quote]The sooner the better Billy, let the new club start from scratch. kent141

11:07am Fri 28 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Have a good day everyone, will catch up with you this evening hopefully.
Have a good day everyone, will catch up with you this evening hopefully. kent141

11:15am Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
Morning Billy, im glad you have turned up to entertain everyone ;0)
I can't say the same about you though!
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.[/p][/quote]Morning Billy, im glad you have turned up to entertain everyone ;0)[/p][/quote]I can't say the same about you though! OSPREYSAINT

11:20am Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Opinion is you are a moron.
Only yours and on here that doesn't count.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]Opinion is you are a moron.[/p][/quote]Only yours and on here that doesn't count. OSPREYSAINT

11:21am Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

kent141 wrote:
Have a good day everyone, will catch up with you this evening hopefully.
Have a bad day and don't bother to come back.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: Have a good day everyone, will catch up with you this evening hopefully.[/p][/quote]Have a bad day and don't bother to come back. OSPREYSAINT

11:24am Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....[/p][/quote]skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie. I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end. COYR FOADP J7junctionseven

11:28am Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
That many...wow that's a surprise. Have they pledged?
No they haven't pledged and think the PST is a joke and in it for themselves. Saved me the job of persuading them!

You off to Stoke? Persuaded Bill yesterday and ordered tickets, didn't realise they're invincible at home :(
Can't make it. Need to catch up on some works paperwork :o(
We've been hectic over the Christmas Period.
There in spirit though and will have the radio on
COYR FOADP...0-1 Saints..Seen it already in the new crystal ball.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.[/p][/quote]That many...wow that's a surprise. Have they pledged?[/p][/quote]No they haven't pledged and think the PST is a joke and in it for themselves. Saved me the job of persuading them! You off to Stoke? Persuaded Bill yesterday and ordered tickets, didn't realise they're invincible at home :([/p][/quote]Can't make it. Need to catch up on some works paperwork :o( We've been hectic over the Christmas Period. There in spirit though and will have the radio on COYR FOADP...0-1 Saints..Seen it already in the new crystal ball. J7junctionseven

11:33am Fri 28 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

kent141 wrote:
I agree with Lambo the waddling lump ..... Stoke 0 saints 4 ;0)
SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: I agree with Lambo the waddling lump ..... Stoke 0 saints 4 ;0)[/p][/quote]SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH. hedge end bob

11:35am Fri 28 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Opinion is you are a moron.
SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH.
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]Opinion is you are a moron.[/p][/quote]SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH. hedge end bob

11:36am Fri 28 Dec 12

hedge end bob says...

kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
kent141 wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
Opinion is you are a moron.
ah little kunty is out to play...back off sunshine, you really are not in my league.
The league of waffling morons i presume ;0)
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11:37am Fri 28 Dec 12

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kent141 wrote:
City Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out.

We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games.

For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up.
Why not a 60000 capacity , remember the glorious support at the paint tin final .
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11:40am Fri 28 Dec 12

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kent141 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
Morning Billy, im glad you have turned up to entertain everyone ;0)
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11:42am Fri 28 Dec 12

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kent141 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Ah Kent. The reason the fence sitters have sided with liquidation.
The sooner the better Billy, let the new club start from scratch.
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11:42am Fri 28 Dec 12

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J7junctionseven wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
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Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
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Im not a Pompey fan far from it......

What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious...

you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?
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11:44am Fri 28 Dec 12

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11:46am Fri 28 Dec 12

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11:48am Fri 28 Dec 12

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tis site is carp lately
tis site is carp lately worried of n e hampshire

11:52am Fri 28 Dec 12

saint gee says...

kent141 wrote:
City Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out.

We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games.

For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up.
Why not a 60000 capacity , remember the glorious support at the paint tin final .
totally agree why not 60k, that final although two bob was amazing, flew over with the maltese suporters club, bring it on pls DON
[quote][p][bold]kent141[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]City Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]We should have built a 40k stadium to start with -- the expansion option is part of the design, but it's still costly to carry it out. We wouldn't get 40 every week, perhaps, but with more aggressive pricing we would get close. And we would pack it out for bigger games. For this weekend I predict a hard fought, bloodied draw. It will be too much for gazza, so I agree with sticking with kelv for this one. He know how to handle getting roughed up.[/p][/quote]Why not a 60000 capacity , remember the glorious support at the paint tin final .[/p][/quote]totally agree why not 60k, that final although two bob was amazing, flew over with the maltese suporters club, bring it on pls DON saint gee

12:01pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Actually. I would say your lot have got a chance of maybe a point. The reason being that Stoke have 2 of their defenders missing - Shawcross and Cameron.

I am actually amazed that the journalist hasn't mentioned this especially as Shawcross has been one of the defenders of the season. It seems your journo's are on the same level as the News ones - not up to the mark.
Actually. I would say your lot have got a chance of maybe a point. The reason being that Stoke have 2 of their defenders missing - Shawcross and Cameron. I am actually amazed that the journalist hasn't mentioned this especially as Shawcross has been one of the defenders of the season. It seems your journo's are on the same level as the News ones - not up to the mark. More Glory

12:09pm Fri 28 Dec 12

mack chinnon says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is. mack chinnon

12:17pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing.

Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us.

It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel. More Glory

12:19pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
tis site is carp lately
In what way exactly? Do you mean the quality of the actual posts, or the way we keep getting multiple posts when it hangs up.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: tis site is carp lately[/p][/quote]In what way exactly? Do you mean the quality of the actual posts, or the way we keep getting multiple posts when it hangs up. OSPREYSAINT

12:25pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing.

Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us.

It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway. OSPREYSAINT

12:27pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

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I think the shush campaign has run it's course, the only one to aim it at isn't taking any notice.
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12:28pm Fri 28 Dec 12

boilerman says...

I don't want to see us keep passing the ball around at the back, we put ourselves under enough pressure against teams that don't press.
The way the Stoke players work and press the oppositions defense we could be in all sorts of bother.
I think it should be horses for courses, get the ball forward quicker, shoot sooner if the opportunity is there and work as hard as them.
I'm not saying this is the way to play every game, but against Stoke we should play them at their own game.
I don't want to see us keep passing the ball around at the back, we put ourselves under enough pressure against teams that don't press. The way the Stoke players work and press the oppositions defense we could be in all sorts of bother. I think it should be horses for courses, get the ball forward quicker, shoot sooner if the opportunity is there and work as hard as them. I'm not saying this is the way to play every game, but against Stoke we should play them at their own game. boilerman

12:30pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
COYR FOADP
Im not a Pompey fan far from it......

What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious...

you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?
Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....[/p][/quote]skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie. I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end. COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Im not a Pompey fan far from it...... What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious... you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?[/p][/quote]Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed. OSPREYSAINT

12:35pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

boilerman wrote:
I don't want to see us keep passing the ball around at the back, we put ourselves under enough pressure against teams that don't press.
The way the Stoke players work and press the oppositions defense we could be in all sorts of bother.
I think it should be horses for courses, get the ball forward quicker, shoot sooner if the opportunity is there and work as hard as them.
I'm not saying this is the way to play every game, but against Stoke we should play them at their own game.
I think the theory goes, that if we have the ball and are passing it around ourselves, the opposition haven't got it to do any damage. This theory is flawed if we keep giving the ball away in critical areas, it may be OK when you have a few goals in the bag, but doing it when only 1 up is normally a sucide pact. We are not good enough at times to keep possession, so other tactics should be used.
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: I don't want to see us keep passing the ball around at the back, we put ourselves under enough pressure against teams that don't press. The way the Stoke players work and press the oppositions defense we could be in all sorts of bother. I think it should be horses for courses, get the ball forward quicker, shoot sooner if the opportunity is there and work as hard as them. I'm not saying this is the way to play every game, but against Stoke we should play them at their own game.[/p][/quote]I think the theory goes, that if we have the ball and are passing it around ourselves, the opposition haven't got it to do any damage. This theory is flawed if we keep giving the ball away in critical areas, it may be OK when you have a few goals in the bag, but doing it when only 1 up is normally a sucide pact. We are not good enough at times to keep possession, so other tactics should be used. OSPREYSAINT

12:45pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!!


STID
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID st1halo

12:45pm Fri 28 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

I'm off to Stoke in the morning hopig the Saints will win or at least get a point but I'm not holding my breath.

Will NA stcik with the ame side as against Fulham or will he make changes?

I'd like to see Spider rested and JWP brought in. Would like to see how he pairs with Cork.

I think Fox will start if fit and Shaw rested (he's only 17) as he should start against Arsenal.

Its going to be a hard game and anoter one where, I understand, the weather conditins are goig to be bad.

Anywy god luck Saints COYR!!!
I'm off to Stoke in the morning hopig the Saints will win or at least get a point but I'm not holding my breath. Will NA stcik with the ame side as against Fulham or will he make changes? I'd like to see Spider rested and JWP brought in. Would like to see how he pairs with Cork. I think Fox will start if fit and Shaw rested (he's only 17) as he should start against Arsenal. Its going to be a hard game and anoter one where, I understand, the weather conditins are goig to be bad. Anywy god luck Saints COYR!!! saintlysoul

12:50pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing.

Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us.

It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.[/p][/quote]Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect. Baddesley Bill

12:53pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Bpl333 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
COYR FOADP
Im not a Pompey fan far from it......

What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious...

you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?
Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.
im a bournemouth fan....
and before people start giving it the large one, i look at the premier league without tinted glasses
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....[/p][/quote]skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie. I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end. COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Im not a Pompey fan far from it...... What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious... you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?[/p][/quote]Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.[/p][/quote]im a bournemouth fan.... and before people start giving it the large one, i look at the premier league without tinted glasses Bpl333

12:54pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila,

I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed. More Glory

12:56pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
COYR FOADP
Im not a Pompey fan far from it......

What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious...

you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?
I didn't say you were a skunt and have posted my optimistic but positive opinion about where I would like Saints to be in a few years time.
It was meant as a tongue in cheek comment and could yet be possible as none of us can really see into the future.
I haven't really got a crystal ball and
I don't recall aiming my post directly to you so I don't really appreciate your insults or see why what I Say actually concerns you.
The fact that you are obviously not a Saints makes me wonder why you feel the need to reply to my post in the way you have as it has fcuk all to do with you what I think and what Saints are doing or where they will hopefully be in a few years time.
On that note I would suggest you keep your comments to yourself as you are obviously limited in intelligence and basically full of sh1t.
So jog on and comment on your own clubs site whoever that may be and try to be a bit more polite.
COYR FOADP FOBpl333
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....[/p][/quote]skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie. I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end. COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Im not a Pompey fan far from it...... What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious... you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?[/p][/quote]I didn't say you were a skunt and have posted my optimistic but positive opinion about where I would like Saints to be in a few years time. It was meant as a tongue in cheek comment and could yet be possible as none of us can really see into the future. I haven't really got a crystal ball and I don't recall aiming my post directly to you so I don't really appreciate your insults or see why what I Say actually concerns you. The fact that you are obviously not a Saints makes me wonder why you feel the need to reply to my post in the way you have as it has fcuk all to do with you what I think and what Saints are doing or where they will hopefully be in a few years time. On that note I would suggest you keep your comments to yourself as you are obviously limited in intelligence and basically full of sh1t. So jog on and comment on your own clubs site whoever that may be and try to be a bit more polite. COYR FOADP FOBpl333 J7junctionseven

12:57pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!!


STID
p0rn!
Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!!
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]p0rn! Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!! st1halo

1:04pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing.

Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us.

It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
It has indeed Gloria and it should coincide with the redeveloping and renaming of Fratton Park to Saints Megastore (Portsmouth branch) I suggest you book yourself a parking spot in advance. Its bound to be packed (O, there's a novelty!)
HAHA


STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]It has indeed Gloria and it should coincide with the redeveloping and renaming of Fratton Park to Saints Megastore (Portsmouth branch) I suggest you book yourself a parking spot in advance. Its bound to be packed (O, there's a novelty!) HAHA STID st1halo

1:05pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Bpl333 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
COYR FOADP
Im not a Pompey fan far from it......

What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious...

you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?
Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.
im a bournemouth fan....
and before people start giving it the large one, i look at the premier league without tinted glasses
Oh, that explains everything.
Play Up Bompey!
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....[/p][/quote]skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie. I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end. COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Im not a Pompey fan far from it...... What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious... you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?[/p][/quote]Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.[/p][/quote]im a bournemouth fan.... and before people start giving it the large one, i look at the premier league without tinted glasses[/p][/quote]Oh, that explains everything. Play Up Bompey! J7junctionseven

1:12pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

st1halo wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!!


STID
p0rn!
Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!!
Speaking of penis's it looks like we may have attracted a small one or two
Shake them off quick!
COYR FOADP FOB
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]p0rn! Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!![/p][/quote]Speaking of penis's it looks like we may have attracted a small one or two Shake them off quick! COYR FOADP FOB J7junctionseven

1:12pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
It has indeed Gloria and it should coincide with the redeveloping and renaming of Fratton Park to Saints Megastore (Portsmouth branch) I suggest you book yourself a parking spot in advance. Its bound to be packed (O, there's a novelty!) HAHA STID
Good expansive business thinking Sheila. There is one big issue that you haven't considered though.

Obviously what with all the tourism, there could be a few visitors, but we have "quality" yobs in Pompey that may decide to make a visual and structural impact on your premises thereby eating into your potential profits, I would suggest Fareham instead as your first point of encroachment.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]It has indeed Gloria and it should coincide with the redeveloping and renaming of Fratton Park to Saints Megastore (Portsmouth branch) I suggest you book yourself a parking spot in advance. Its bound to be packed (O, there's a novelty!) HAHA STID[/p][/quote]Good expansive business thinking Sheila. There is one big issue that you haven't considered though. Obviously what with all the tourism, there could be a few visitors, but we have "quality" yobs in Pompey that may decide to make a visual and structural impact on your premises thereby eating into your potential profits, I would suggest Fareham instead as your first point of encroachment. More Glory

1:16pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila,

I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show!
"Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA

STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID st1halo

1:20pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila,

I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show!
"Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA

STID
Now that is funny.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID[/p][/quote]Now that is funny. J7junctionseven

1:21pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

J7junctionseven wrote:
st1halo wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!!


STID
p0rn!
Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!!
Speaking of penis's it looks like we may have attracted a small one or two
Shake them off quick!
COYR FOADP FOB
We may have to put up with them but it keeps the flies away as flies are attacted to sh1t!
Good choice with the scrambled eggs by the way! Yesterday would have been silverskins and branston for me!

STID
[quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]p0rn! Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!![/p][/quote]Speaking of penis's it looks like we may have attracted a small one or two Shake them off quick! COYR FOADP FOB[/p][/quote]We may have to put up with them but it keeps the flies away as flies are attacted to sh1t! Good choice with the scrambled eggs by the way! Yesterday would have been silverskins and branston for me! STID st1halo

1:24pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
st1halo wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!!


STID
p0rn!
Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!!
Speaking of penis's it looks like we may have attracted a small one or two
Shake them off quick!
COYR FOADP FOB
We may have to put up with them but it keeps the flies away as flies are attacted to sh1t!
Good choice with the scrambled eggs by the way! Yesterday would have been silverskins and branston for me!

STID
That's what I had. Can't beat them with the cold cuts, salad and cheesy mash.....sublime when washed down with a few Strongbows....uuummm
.
COYR FOADP FOB
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]p0rn! Can't believe you cant put that word but can put penis!!![/p][/quote]Speaking of penis's it looks like we may have attracted a small one or two Shake them off quick! COYR FOADP FOB[/p][/quote]We may have to put up with them but it keeps the flies away as flies are attacted to sh1t! Good choice with the scrambled eggs by the way! Yesterday would have been silverskins and branston for me! STID[/p][/quote]That's what I had. Can't beat them with the cold cuts, salad and cheesy mash.....sublime when washed down with a few Strongbows....uuummm . COYR FOADP FOB J7junctionseven

1:25pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID
The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID[/p][/quote]The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really. More Glory

1:30pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.
Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well.

I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.[/p][/quote]Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.[/p][/quote]Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well. I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation. More Glory

1:34pm Fri 28 Dec 12

J7junctionseven says...

Oh dear, Somebody appears to be crying out for a bit of attention as usual....how sad.
Oh dear, Somebody appears to be crying out for a bit of attention as usual....how sad. J7junctionseven

1:35pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID
The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.
Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies:
Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition)
Poirot - In search of the 7500!
Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful

Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities)

HAHA

STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID[/p][/quote]The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.[/p][/quote]Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies: Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) Poirot - In search of the 7500! Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities) HAHA STID st1halo

1:41pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID
The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.
Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies:
Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition)
Poirot - In search of the 7500!
Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful

Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities)

HAHA

STID
Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition)

You already have the poster shot for this one! Worth thinking about!

STID
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID[/p][/quote]The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.[/p][/quote]Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies: Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) Poirot - In search of the 7500! Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities) HAHA STID[/p][/quote]Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) You already have the poster shot for this one! Worth thinking about! STID st1halo

1:49pm Fri 28 Dec 12

More Glory says...

st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID
The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.
Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies: Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) Poirot - In search of the 7500! Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities) HAHA STID
How about a themed movie set for your club?

Indiana Jones and the last trophy
Indiana Jones and the "lost" FA treasures
Indiana Jones and the temple of One

Could be on a winner here
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID[/p][/quote]The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.[/p][/quote]Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies: Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) Poirot - In search of the 7500! Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities) HAHA STID[/p][/quote]How about a themed movie set for your club? Indiana Jones and the last trophy Indiana Jones and the "lost" FA treasures Indiana Jones and the temple of One Could be on a winner here More Glory

2:02pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Bpl333 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football.
I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so.
When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield.
St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away.
I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o)
COYR FOADP
Are you for real?

In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side?
in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league..

on what evidence?
So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k.....

strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....
skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie.
I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end.
COYR FOADP
Im not a Pompey fan far from it......

What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious...

you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?
Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.
im a bournemouth fan....
and before people start giving it the large one, i look at the premier league without tinted glasses
Fair enough, just keep the posts relevant and not abusive and you shouldn't have a problem, but don't be upset if the reponse is it a bit hot under the collar, words can't hurt you, like me some are a bit touchy if you have a tendency to slag NA and his merry men off, it is not tolerated on here by us happy clappers.
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Are you for real? In two seasons you will be an established top 8 premier league side? in two years time you will be lucky to be in the premier league.. on what evidence? So in 4 years time you will be in the top 6, have won an couple of trophies and attracting 48k, and then up to 60k..... strange people here today....you need to be realistic.....[/p][/quote]skunts in Leage 2 then IS realistic and my new crystal ball doesn't lie. I went for the scrambled eggs on toast in the end. COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Im not a Pompey fan far from it...... What im saying is your deluded observation about your club is hilarious... you are living in dream world and i would assume a FIFA player?[/p][/quote]Where does your support lay? It would help to know so that you don't get flamed.[/p][/quote]im a bournemouth fan.... and before people start giving it the large one, i look at the premier league without tinted glasses[/p][/quote]Fair enough, just keep the posts relevant and not abusive and you shouldn't have a problem, but don't be upset if the reponse is it a bit hot under the collar, words can't hurt you, like me some are a bit touchy if you have a tendency to slag NA and his merry men off, it is not tolerated on here by us happy clappers. OSPREYSAINT

2:23pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP
Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID
Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.
Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID
The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.
Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies: Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) Poirot - In search of the 7500! Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities) HAHA STID
How about a themed movie set for your club?

Indiana Jones and the last trophy
Indiana Jones and the "lost" FA treasures
Indiana Jones and the temple of One

Could be on a winner here
Skate Top Ten Movies:
1 The Sound of Mucus. 2. Reach for the Skunt, 3. Back to No Future, 4. The Blues Bothers, 5. Downfall, 6. Dawn of the Shed, 7. Unforgiven. 8. As Bad As It Gets. 9. The Silence of the Fans. 10. Gone in 1,468,960 Seconds.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think 32,600 is probably about right for the next two seasons in the PL. Once we have re-established ourselves as a top 8 side the amount of fans wanting to watch the Saints will swell and out weigh the capacity. We should then increase the capacity by 8,000 to 40,600 and then a further 8,000 within a couple of seasons to 48,600 when we are breaking into the top six and winning a trophy or two and playing European football. I think 48,000 each week will be enough for the following 5 years or so. When we are playing Champions League football regularly I feel it will be time to move to a band new 60,000 stadium that will be the football mecca of the South Coast and we will continue to attract fans from catchment areas across the South and further afield. St Marys could be sold to Eastleigh and Totton to ground share who by then will be in the same league as the skunts and get home gates of 20,000 plus in League 2 when Saints are playing away. I got a crystal ball for Christmas and that's what I'm seeing.....:o) COYR FOADP[/p][/quote]Christ, I want one of those. It's better than watching ****!! STID[/p][/quote]Sheila, I would pay money to see that chap live. He has taken comedy on this site to a new level. Side-splitting stuff indeed.[/p][/quote]Not as funny as your excuses the other day about why people aren't going to Fratton to watch games! That was hilarious. Comedy at it's best. You should do a show! "Gloria's Gate Show - 7500 reasons why not!" HAHA STID[/p][/quote]The only problem is the targeted audeience. See, the only people to truly see the funny side would be stripeys. It's just like Seeds - err J7's stadium comments earlier. Admittedly a few stripes found it amusing, whereas 100% of any blues audience would be rolling around. Could only see a few Southampton gigs in it really.[/p][/quote]Ok I see your point but you could still make some movies: Miss Marple and the missing fans! (Scooter Edition) Poirot - In search of the 7500! Sherlock Holmes - The case of the Lost Fratton Faithful Makes good business sense to tag personalities to it (O, more novelties! Business sense and personalities) HAHA STID[/p][/quote]How about a themed movie set for your club? Indiana Jones and the last trophy Indiana Jones and the "lost" FA treasures Indiana Jones and the temple of One Could be on a winner here[/p][/quote]Skate Top Ten Movies: 1 The Sound of Mucus. 2. Reach for the Skunt, 3. Back to No Future, 4. The Blues Bothers, 5. Downfall, 6. Dawn of the Shed, 7. Unforgiven. 8. As Bad As It Gets. 9. The Silence of the Fans. 10. Gone in 1,468,960 Seconds. OSPREYSAINT

2:53pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

Quality post Osprey
Quality post Osprey Folkestone Saint

3:28pm Fri 28 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear...

Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end!

Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place...

At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this...

...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down....

Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son.

I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.
Seed, in 1975 I was placed with foster parents in pmuff for a short placement, winner coming from Southampton and yet everyone supported Chelsea or Mufco...pmuff used to get 9 to 11k gates...

Still thats their more recent history and we do not discuss that.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]I think the years of only having 15k capacity cost us a generation of supporters. Dad didn't take son. I bought a business in Newcastle a few weeks back. Do you know the population is less than Southampton? Ok add in Gateshead and its bigger. You never meet anyone from Newcastle who supports another team, some might not go to the games but they all support the Toons. I bought a business in Portsmouth last year, only 3 of their staff supported the skates.[/p][/quote]Seed, in 1975 I was placed with foster parents in pmuff for a short placement, winner coming from Southampton and yet everyone supported Chelsea or Mufco...pmuff used to get 9 to 11k gates... Still thats their more recent history and we do not discuss that. warrens 76

3:36pm Fri 28 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

More Glory wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.
Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well.

I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.
As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model!
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.[/p][/quote]Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.[/p][/quote]Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well. I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.[/p][/quote]As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model! warrens 76

3:36pm Fri 28 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

More Glory wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.
Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well.

I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.
As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model!
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.[/p][/quote]Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.[/p][/quote]Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well. I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.[/p][/quote]As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model! warrens 76

3:36pm Fri 28 Dec 12

warrens 76 says...

More Glory wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.
Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well.

I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.
As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model!
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.[/p][/quote]Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.[/p][/quote]Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well. I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.[/p][/quote]As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model! warrens 76

3:43pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

More Glory wrote:
st1halo wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
It has indeed Gloria and it should coincide with the redeveloping and renaming of Fratton Park to Saints Megastore (Portsmouth branch) I suggest you book yourself a parking spot in advance. Its bound to be packed (O, there's a novelty!) HAHA STID
Good expansive business thinking Sheila. There is one big issue that you haven't considered though.

Obviously what with all the tourism, there could be a few visitors, but we have "quality" yobs in Pompey that may decide to make a visual and structural impact on your premises thereby eating into your potential profits, I would suggest Fareham instead as your first point of encroachment.
I have considered the big issue you mention. You're just not thinking ahead Gloria. When we reach the development stage, most of the blue few will have turned into deck chairs and only 1 quality yob will remain (Maybe Westwood can go in a museum somewhere!)
Profits will be tight as we know that people in that area like to say they will buy something and then don't but as success grows so will profits and hopefully bring some much needed tourism and business to a run down area. Fareham being bigger would be the next target!
We like to look after our neighbours!! HAHA

STID
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]It has indeed Gloria and it should coincide with the redeveloping and renaming of Fratton Park to Saints Megastore (Portsmouth branch) I suggest you book yourself a parking spot in advance. Its bound to be packed (O, there's a novelty!) HAHA STID[/p][/quote]Good expansive business thinking Sheila. There is one big issue that you haven't considered though. Obviously what with all the tourism, there could be a few visitors, but we have "quality" yobs in Pompey that may decide to make a visual and structural impact on your premises thereby eating into your potential profits, I would suggest Fareham instead as your first point of encroachment.[/p][/quote]I have considered the big issue you mention. You're just not thinking ahead Gloria. When we reach the development stage, most of the blue few will have turned into deck chairs and only 1 quality yob will remain (Maybe Westwood can go in a museum somewhere!) Profits will be tight as we know that people in that area like to say they will buy something and then don't but as success grows so will profits and hopefully bring some much needed tourism and business to a run down area. Fareham being bigger would be the next target! We like to look after our neighbours!! HAHA STID st1halo

3:46pm Fri 28 Dec 12

st1halo says...

warrens 76 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
More Glory wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
warrens 76 wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.
The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.
Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.
Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.
Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.
Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well.

I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.
As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model!
Or PUMA!
Play Up My @rse!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Can should read WILL, however we are to fragile I fear... Funny what football can do to a community, our litlle Painted Wagon crew went to Stoke in 1984 the old Victoria ground....they had no support, no volume, we were in there end! Yet they fill the ground every week and it is one hell of a noisy place... At the risk of incurring the wrath of my fellow Saints think on this... ...back in the late 70's and 80's until seating destroyed our capacity at the Dell our mean average gates were far bigger than the Stokes, Norwiches, Leicester's, and so on..indeed other that their big games Newcastle, Chelsea, Villa, Everton were not much bigger than us, in short only our limited capacity kept our overall average down.... Today I see clubs like Norwich and Stoke filling their ground to capacity every week with double their 70's and 80's numbers.....Lowe built the new ground too small BUT I still feel that in spite of everything and with the massive growth in attendances throughout ALL leagues we are of the pace.....opinions please.[/p][/quote]The new ground should have gone where Toys-r-us is.[/p][/quote]Look, Rebuild it now up to 40k at that location, move Toys R Us to the St Marys location - the kids will love a riverside area, maybe build a new restaurant there - the company would make an absolute killing. Just need to rename the new stadium. I suggest..... Trophy R Us. It's certainly got a certain something I feel.[/p][/quote]Thr Toys R Us site is a non starter, in my opinion, the traffic in the area is already seriously bad and will be even worse shortly if current plans come to fruition, and Parking would an expensive nightmare, the only thing going for it is the location of the Railway Station and few want to use it, too lazy to get out of their cars. Stoneham as a site was feasible, but the original Stadium was too small. You could never get the assorted Councils to agree to it anyway.[/p][/quote]Some one suggested the Ford factory site a few weeks back. Pie in the sky...but it would be perfect.[/p][/quote]Great location actually. I think as a mark of respect to Ford you should name it after one of their models, maybe you could get Ford sponsorship as well. I suggest the Ford Escape Stadium - named after all those years in the top flight escaping relegation.[/p][/quote]As opposed to say the pfc in 'transit' again model![/p][/quote]Or PUMA! Play Up My @rse! st1halo

4:54pm Fri 28 Dec 12

redsnapper says...

NA has to decide pretty **** fast on who will be his number one keeper.
KD is not working out at this level, and Gazza is still inexperienced and both have and will cost us more points.

The current back 4 have worked super hard in recent weeks and to have all that progress ruined by a too many GK blunders is a surefire way to stay in the bottom 4.

I think it has to be Gazza tomorrow, time IS up for KD.
NA has to decide pretty **** fast on who will be his number one keeper. KD is not working out at this level, and Gazza is still inexperienced and both have and will cost us more points. The current back 4 have worked super hard in recent weeks and to have all that progress ruined by a too many GK blunders is a surefire way to stay in the bottom 4. I think it has to be Gazza tomorrow, time IS up for KD. redsnapper

5:00pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

redsnapper wrote:
NA has to decide pretty **** fast on who will be his number one keeper.
KD is not working out at this level, and Gazza is still inexperienced and both have and will cost us more points.

The current back 4 have worked super hard in recent weeks and to have all that progress ruined by a too many GK blunders is a surefire way to stay in the bottom 4.

I think it has to be Gazza tomorrow, time IS up for KD.
Sorry to say....but I agree. I'm hoping that Gazza can step up to the level required. Otherwise, we'll be out buying yet another keeper in January. I don't think that was in the original plan.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: NA has to decide pretty **** fast on who will be his number one keeper. KD is not working out at this level, and Gazza is still inexperienced and both have and will cost us more points. The current back 4 have worked super hard in recent weeks and to have all that progress ruined by a too many GK blunders is a surefire way to stay in the bottom 4. I think it has to be Gazza tomorrow, time IS up for KD.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say....but I agree. I'm hoping that Gazza can step up to the level required. Otherwise, we'll be out buying yet another keeper in January. I don't think that was in the original plan. Baddesley Bill

5:10pm Fri 28 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

redsnapper wrote:
NA has to decide pretty **** fast on who will be his number one keeper.
KD is not working out at this level, and Gazza is still inexperienced and both have and will cost us more points.

The current back 4 have worked super hard in recent weeks and to have all that progress ruined by a too many GK blunders is a surefire way to stay in the bottom 4.

I think it has to be Gazza tomorrow, time IS up for KD.
I say Gazza too, not because he is a better GK, but that extra height and reach will be useful.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: NA has to decide pretty **** fast on who will be his number one keeper. KD is not working out at this level, and Gazza is still inexperienced and both have and will cost us more points. The current back 4 have worked super hard in recent weeks and to have all that progress ruined by a too many GK blunders is a surefire way to stay in the bottom 4. I think it has to be Gazza tomorrow, time IS up for KD.[/p][/quote]I say Gazza too, not because he is a better GK, but that extra height and reach will be useful. OSPREYSAINT

8:23pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Scarborosaint says...

Why not Give boruc another go ? Whereas Stoke don't concede many goals they aren't exactly the most prolific of scorers so a draw would be a good result , it will be physical tin hats job but we are not playing Barcelona
Why not Give boruc another go ? Whereas Stoke don't concede many goals they aren't exactly the most prolific of scorers so a draw would be a good result , it will be physical tin hats job but we are not playing Barcelona Scarborosaint

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