Southampton's attendances among the best

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SAINTS should comfortably be a mid-table Premier League team next season – at least in terms of their support.

The bumper crowds at the back end of the latest promotion winning campaign saw Saints finish in second place behind West Ham in the highest average attendances chart of the Championship season.

And their average of 26,419 per game would see them 12th in the current Premier League averages.

Crowds have shot up 17 per cent at St Mary’s this season, following on from last term’s 22,160 average in League 1.

The last four attendances at the ground this season were all above the 30,000 mark.

Even established teams such as Fulham, West Brom, Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan trail in the wake of Saints’ loyal fan base.

Promoted sides QPR and Swansea are also well down on the St Mary’s averages.

Saints are sure to see their attendances boosted even further on their return to the top flight after a seven-year absence.

Whilst it is unlikely they can regularly repeat the St Mary’s record 32,363 crowd they had for the final game of the campaign against Coventry, due to the added segregation of having an often full ten per cent allocation going to the away team, they should sell out for the majority of games.

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Previously in their Premier League campaigns it was generally only the midweek matches, when people struggle to get there from work, that attendances dropped from capacity.

Assuming Saints were averaging anywhere between 28,000-32,000 next season, that would be enough to see them in 11th place in the Premier League stats based on this campaign.

It again underlines how well Saints have been supported during this season and the kind of crowds they can expect next term.

Championship

West Ham 30,923
Saints 26,419
Derby 26,020
Leeds 23,379
Leicester 23,036
Cardiff 22,100
Nottm Forest 21,969
Brighton 20,029
Reading 19,219
Birmingham 19,126
Hull 18,790
Ipswich 18,266
Middlesbrough 17,557
Crystal Palace 15,219
Coventry 15,118
Portsmouth 15,044
Burnley 14,048
Bristol City 13,907
Blackpool 12,764
Watford 12,710
Millwall 11,484
Barnsley 10,331
Doncaster 9,341
Peterborough 9,110

Premier League

Man United 75,381
Arsenal 59,995
Newcastle United 50,039
Man City 46,991
Liverpool 44,449
Chelsea 41,519
Sunderland 38,686
Tottenham 36,013
Aston Villa 33,851
Everton 33,068
Stoke City 27,194
Norwich City 26,539
Wolves 25,564
Fulham 25,271
West Brom 24,823
Bolton 23,559
Blackburn 22,351
Swansea 19,909
Wigan 18,449
QPR 17,294

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12:36pm Fri 4 May 12

farehamsaint says...

If we were playing in the Premier League the average would be higher than Norwich and Stoke
If we were playing in the Premier League the average would be higher than Norwich and Stoke farehamsaint

12:39pm Fri 4 May 12

BIg-Al says...

It's great to see SMS full again, but where were they all when we wuz ****?
It's great to see SMS full again, but where were they all when we wuz ****? BIg-Al

12:40pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Why did I straight away scroll down to see how 'pack the park' had helped boost crowds 'elsewhere'? Well, it was interesting to note that the attempts by the skunts to increase numbers failed to raise their average above Coventry City, many of whose fans had chosen to stay away in protest. Still nuff about them.

Question is, if SMS was enlarged to, say, 40,000, would we get 35,000+ every week? I'm not sure. The pricing structure would inevitably play a role.

As an interesting comparison, can anyone remember what size crowds were when many were boycotting matches in protest at Lowe?
Why did I straight away scroll down to see how 'pack the park' had helped boost crowds 'elsewhere'? Well, it was interesting to note that the attempts by the skunts to increase numbers failed to raise their average above Coventry City, many of whose fans had chosen to stay away in protest. Still nuff about them. Question is, if SMS was enlarged to, say, 40,000, would we get 35,000+ every week? I'm not sure. The pricing structure would inevitably play a role. As an interesting comparison, can anyone remember what size crowds were when many were boycotting matches in protest at Lowe? Strasbourg Saint

12:45pm Fri 4 May 12

BumperSaint says...

Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000.

Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.
Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000. Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys. BumperSaint

1:00pm Fri 4 May 12

Bigrich1980 says...

i remember reading somewhere that the expansion potential of SMS is 54,000. I am pretty sure that is building on 3 sides and not above the boxes. Correct me if i am wrong, just a figure i remember hearing once.
i remember reading somewhere that the expansion potential of SMS is 54,000. I am pretty sure that is building on 3 sides and not above the boxes. Correct me if i am wrong, just a figure i remember hearing once. Bigrich1980

1:02pm Fri 4 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

BIg-Al wrote:
It's great to see SMS full again, but where were they all when we wuz ****?
An average of 22160 in Div1 aint bad you know!
[quote][p][bold]BIg-Al[/bold] wrote: It's great to see SMS full again, but where were they all when we wuz ****?[/p][/quote]An average of 22160 in Div1 aint bad you know! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

1:05pm Fri 4 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good? Seedhouse the Unrepentant

1:06pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

BumperSaint wrote:
Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000.

Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.
Going by the number of fans that was at Wembly, i think ground that could hold 40,000 would be full or nearly full for every home game. We will need a bigger ground if Nicola fullfils his dream of CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL. Now we have reach our target two years early maybe he better get in touch with the builders pretty quick.
[quote][p][bold]BumperSaint[/bold] wrote: Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000. Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.[/p][/quote]Going by the number of fans that was at Wembly, i think ground that could hold 40,000 would be full or nearly full for every home game. We will need a bigger ground if Nicola fullfils his dream of CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL. Now we have reach our target two years early maybe he better get in touch with the builders pretty quick. hedge end bob

1:12pm Fri 4 May 12

seven777. says...

BumperSaint wrote:
Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000.

Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.
I would like hear from NC about his plans for the future. he did say something along the lines of
needing more capacity at sms when we become a PL team but that was right at the begining. now we are in the EPL and the 5 year plan is put to bed,what does the new plan look like.
[quote][p][bold]BumperSaint[/bold] wrote: Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000. Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.[/p][/quote]I would like hear from NC about his plans for the future. he did say something along the lines of needing more capacity at sms when we become a PL team but that was right at the begining. now we are in the EPL and the 5 year plan is put to bed,what does the new plan look like. seven777.

1:16pm Fri 4 May 12

billythesaint says...

I think expanding the ground to 40-42k would be realistic if we had a good team to support. It's been sold out so many times even when we were in the lower divisions. And in answer to question "where were the supporters when we were sh1t?"

Staying away because we were sh1t. Simples.
I think expanding the ground to 40-42k would be realistic if we had a good team to support. It's been sold out so many times even when we were in the lower divisions. And in answer to question "where were the supporters when we were sh1t?" Staying away because we were sh1t. Simples. billythesaint

1:18pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
Seedhouse we agree on capacity of 40,000. But as a boss would it not work out that the price of the tickets could be priced a little lower with a capacity of say 50,000 than the price for 40 k ??
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?[/p][/quote]Seedhouse we agree on capacity of 40,000. But as a boss would it not work out that the price of the tickets could be priced a little lower with a capacity of say 50,000 than the price for 40 k ?? hedge end bob

1:23pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

Bigrich1980 wrote:
i remember reading somewhere that the expansion potential of SMS is 54,000. I am pretty sure that is building on 3 sides and not above the boxes. Correct me if i am wrong, just a figure i remember hearing once.
Your right about extending upwards over the three stands , but not sure about capacity.
[quote][p][bold]Bigrich1980[/bold] wrote: i remember reading somewhere that the expansion potential of SMS is 54,000. I am pretty sure that is building on 3 sides and not above the boxes. Correct me if i am wrong, just a figure i remember hearing once.[/p][/quote]Your right about extending upwards over the three stands , but not sure about capacity. hedge end bob

1:33pm Fri 4 May 12

BIg-Al says...

Expansion Plans are at: http://www.youtube.c
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Expansion Plans are at: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=Ppy65d5QH cI BIg-Al

1:49pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

The stadium was designed and built in such a way that it could extended. Would like us to settle back into and re-establish ourselves in the premier league before we get too carried away.
The stadium was designed and built in such a way that it could extended. Would like us to settle back into and re-establish ourselves in the premier league before we get too carried away. WobblyCat

2:05pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow. mack chinnon

2:11pm Fri 4 May 12

insane saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
fix the lights on the boat and go fishing my other love sorry wifey
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]fix the lights on the boat and go fishing my other love sorry wifey insane saint

2:29pm Fri 4 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

To condense a reply from some of your good posts over the last few days I have just read.
They have got me thinking about past talents and memories, I don’t want to think about the SFC future right now, because I believe the players in the present deserve a celebration period.

Oh Lord Marian Pahars, Where did we find him from .... top scouting on the Latvian front (was it Terry Cooper?), what a pocket rocket.

Anyone remember Ronnie Ekulund? silky skills ... should have stayed with us and had the surgery.

Egil Ostenstad and Eyal Berkovic – it was a grey shirt type of day eh Manchester Utd? I was there. (also when Franny scored).

Hope Tadanari Lee is not the same outcome as Agustín Delgado on the fitness front.

Looks like trips will be reunited to Hammers next season ... unless
To condense a reply from some of your good posts over the last few days I have just read. They have got me thinking about past talents and memories, I don’t want to think about the SFC future right now, because I believe the players in the present deserve a celebration period. Oh Lord Marian Pahars, Where did we find him from .... top scouting on the Latvian front (was it Terry Cooper?), what a pocket rocket. Anyone remember Ronnie Ekulund? silky skills ... should have stayed with us and had the surgery. Egil Ostenstad and Eyal Berkovic – it was a grey shirt type of day eh Manchester Utd? I was there. (also when Franny scored). Hope Tadanari Lee is not the same outcome as Agustín Delgado on the fitness front. Looks like trips will be reunited to Hammers next season ... unless Mush On The Beach

2:29pm Fri 4 May 12

saintkenny says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?[/p][/quote]it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded saintkenny

2:37pm Fri 4 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

saintkenny wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded
Move St Marys to Weston Shore .... Loads of extra space
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?[/p][/quote]it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded[/p][/quote]Move St Marys to Weston Shore .... Loads of extra space Mush On The Beach

2:42pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

saintkenny wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded
Re: transport, I was thinking much the same, Kenny. It's not JUST about increasing capacity at the ground, there are, of course, a huge number of feasibility issues that would need to be looked into.

Still, we can dream of having an 80,000 capacity ground, filled every week when we're playing in the World Super League against anyone who is anyone. You know, Barca, Manure, Juva, Gibraltar!
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?[/p][/quote]it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded[/p][/quote]Re: transport, I was thinking much the same, Kenny. It's not JUST about increasing capacity at the ground, there are, of course, a huge number of feasibility issues that would need to be looked into. Still, we can dream of having an 80,000 capacity ground, filled every week when we're playing in the World Super League against anyone who is anyone. You know, Barca, Manure, Juva, Gibraltar! Strasbourg Saint

2:43pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up? Strasbourg Saint

2:45pm Fri 4 May 12

Confucious says...

In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas. Confucious

2:56pm Fri 4 May 12

cheshireexile says...

Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
class
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]class cheshireexile

3:05pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok. mack chinnon

3:19pm Fri 4 May 12

Salalal says...

A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there. Salalal

3:28pm Fri 4 May 12

oldtimesaint says...

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here is an intersting link and food for thought, it shows the CHEAPEST season ticket prices at each premiership club.... http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/competitions/premi er-league/8621866/Pr emier-League-clubs-a ccused-of-exploiting -fans-after-season-t ickets-go-up-in-pric e-by-seven-per-cent. html oldtimesaint

3:33pm Fri 4 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man Mush On The Beach

3:39pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
[quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?. boilerman

3:51pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
I will have a go.
What does succinct mean?
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man[/p][/quote]I will have a go. What does succinct mean? mack chinnon

3:59pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
I will have a go.
What does succinct mean?
short and sweet mack .
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man[/p][/quote]I will have a go. What does succinct mean?[/p][/quote]short and sweet mack . slugger

4:04pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

if we stay in the prem (we will) then nicola is on record stating we need a bigger groung , he hinted that we may well build a whole new one at a different location .
if we stay in the prem (we will) then nicola is on record stating we need a bigger groung , he hinted that we may well build a whole new one at a different location . slugger

4:05pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

a bigger ground too !
a bigger ground too ! slugger

4:07pm Fri 4 May 12

BracknellSaint says...

boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan. BracknellSaint

4:13pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium !
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium ! slugger

4:19pm Fri 4 May 12

Folkestone Saint says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth Folkestone Saint

4:21pm Fri 4 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :) Seedhouse the Unrepentant

4:25pm Fri 4 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
I will have a go.
What does succinct mean?
short and sweet mack .
Don't finish early Mack, Your ex girlfriends send their love and hoped for more :) .. the Echo posters want more ... do you have the staying power ... We do ... Sorry to put you under the spotlight .. but give us a 2nd sentence
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man[/p][/quote]I will have a go. What does succinct mean?[/p][/quote]short and sweet mack .[/p][/quote]Don't finish early Mack, Your ex girlfriends send their love and hoped for more :) .. the Echo posters want more ... do you have the staying power ... We do ... Sorry to put you under the spotlight .. but give us a 2nd sentence Mush On The Beach

4:29pm Fri 4 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
Seedhouse we agree on capacity of 40,000. But as a boss would it not work out that the price of the tickets could be priced a little lower with a capacity of say 50,000 than the price for 40 k ??
They did tell me the cost per seat to extend, can't remember figure but it was alot. Planning would be harder due to numbers and may need to spend on local infrastructure. Increased policing and stewarding etc. Not straightforward.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?[/p][/quote]Seedhouse we agree on capacity of 40,000. But as a boss would it not work out that the price of the tickets could be priced a little lower with a capacity of say 50,000 than the price for 40 k ??[/p][/quote]They did tell me the cost per seat to extend, can't remember figure but it was alot. Planning would be harder due to numbers and may need to spend on local infrastructure. Increased policing and stewarding etc. Not straightforward. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

4:30pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
There are only so many ways to say:
'we never score from corners.'

As for Pete, don't you think he'd be noticed if he wandered about covered in aboriginal art, dressed in a roo-leather thong, carrying a spear, deep in thought in Shirley Warren or Lords Hill?

I mean, the body art and spear would blend in and people would accept the thong ......... but deep in thought? That's gonna cause some cultural problems.
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man[/p][/quote]There are only so many ways to say: 'we never score from corners.' As for Pete, don't you think he'd be noticed if he wandered about covered in aboriginal art, dressed in a roo-leather thong, carrying a spear, deep in thought in Shirley Warren or Lords Hill? I mean, the body art and spear would blend in and people would accept the thong ......... but deep in thought? That's gonna cause some cultural problems. Strasbourg Saint

4:34pm Fri 4 May 12

BracknellSaint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Thanks guys, glad it's not only me!
I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire!
One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Thanks guys, glad it's not only me! I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire! One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money.... BracknellSaint

4:35pm Fri 4 May 12

Folkestone Saint says...

insane saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
fix the lights on the boat and go fishing my other love sorry wifey
I have two new boat lights but no boat at the mo
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]fix the lights on the boat and go fishing my other love sorry wifey[/p][/quote]I have two new boat lights but no boat at the mo Folkestone Saint

4:37pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Why does he not have a scouse accent ala Ricky?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Why does he not have a scouse accent ala Ricky? WobblyCat

4:38pm Fri 4 May 12

BracknellSaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Have fun with Nigel!
Sensible questions? OK, first up, does he see a big overhaul, or small tweaking for next year?
Then, Can you ask how Tad's foot is? Can't wait to see that lad in the Premier!
Finally, if he needs a translator for Tad, tell him I'm available ;)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Have fun with Nigel! Sensible questions? OK, first up, does he see a big overhaul, or small tweaking for next year? Then, Can you ask how Tad's foot is? Can't wait to see that lad in the Premier! Finally, if he needs a translator for Tad, tell him I'm available ;) BracknellSaint

4:39pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
ask him if i can come next year .
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]ask him if i can come next year . slugger

4:41pm Fri 4 May 12

Folkestone Saint says...

BracknellSaint, I always go into the Northam as I like a good old sing and the odd swear as most of them do, get tickets for there and you will enjoy, if I can't get tickets for the Northam I don't go
BracknellSaint, I always go into the Northam as I like a good old sing and the odd swear as most of them do, get tickets for there and you will enjoy, if I can't get tickets for the Northam I don't go Folkestone Saint

4:41pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing. WobblyCat

4:43pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Let's not be too hard on Boilerman. If I understand his point (though maybe it wasn't what he wrote) he's trying to make a distinction between the fans who do what they do, be it wake up at silly o'clock in NZ, Japan or Australia or travel the country to watch every match and, on the other hand, the ones who haven't been the slightest bit interested these past few years but will go next year NOT to support The Saints but because they want to see the OTHER team.

Ideally, the knock-on benefit of attracting these people is both financial and to spark in them (especially the younger ones) a future desire that will continue even if there are bad times.

Anyway, yes, since coming to live (and eat and drink) in France, I'm certainly a bigger (girthwise) fan.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Let's not be too hard on Boilerman. If I understand his point (though maybe it wasn't what he wrote) he's trying to make a distinction between the fans who do what they do, be it wake up at silly o'clock in NZ, Japan or Australia or travel the country to watch every match and, on the other hand, the ones who haven't been the slightest bit interested these past few years but will go next year NOT to support The Saints but because they want to see the OTHER team. Ideally, the knock-on benefit of attracting these people is both financial and to spark in them (especially the younger ones) a future desire that will continue even if there are bad times. Anyway, yes, since coming to live (and eat and drink) in France, I'm certainly a bigger (girthwise) fan. Strasbourg Saint

4:46pm Fri 4 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
There are only so many ways to say:
'we never score from corners.'

As for Pete, don't you think he'd be noticed if he wandered about covered in aboriginal art, dressed in a roo-leather thong, carrying a spear, deep in thought in Shirley Warren or Lords Hill?

I mean, the body art and spear would blend in and people would accept the thong ......... but deep in thought? That's gonna cause some cultural problems.
Nice one Strassie, I'd would like to imagine he has strayed to the Gardners Arms in Weston and is culturally hussling them in the aussie game of heads up to earn his corn
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man[/p][/quote]There are only so many ways to say: 'we never score from corners.' As for Pete, don't you think he'd be noticed if he wandered about covered in aboriginal art, dressed in a roo-leather thong, carrying a spear, deep in thought in Shirley Warren or Lords Hill? I mean, the body art and spear would blend in and people would accept the thong ......... but deep in thought? That's gonna cause some cultural problems.[/p][/quote]Nice one Strassie, I'd would like to imagine he has strayed to the Gardners Arms in Weston and is culturally hussling them in the aussie game of heads up to earn his corn Mush On The Beach

4:47pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
The Guly jockstrap!
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]The Guly jockstrap! Strasbourg Saint

4:51pm Fri 4 May 12

Confucious says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Why is the England football so good on paper but sh!t on grass?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Why is the England football so good on paper but sh!t on grass? Confucious

4:52pm Fri 4 May 12

Confucious says...

That should be England football TEAM
That should be England football TEAM Confucious

4:55pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Thanks guys, glad it's not only me!
I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire!
One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....
Spot on Bracknell and it brought back memories for my time during the '80/90s when I was often elsewhere. My favourite memory is listening (somehow) to World Service Saturday Sports with Paddy Feaney (in early 1990, I think). Saints were playing at Wimbledon and losing 3-1 but pulled it back to 3-3.

I remember it because I was sat on an orange box in the middle of an old coach journeying somewhere in deepest Indonesia in the late evening/middle of the night.

So many memories, such as dashing home drunk from a party in Melbourne in 1989 to hear 'And there's another goal at The Dell in the Southampton-Liverpoo
l match', and thinking oh **** and then hearing that we were 4-1 up.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Thanks guys, glad it's not only me! I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire! One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....[/p][/quote]Spot on Bracknell and it brought back memories for my time during the '80/90s when I was often elsewhere. My favourite memory is listening (somehow) to World Service Saturday Sports with Paddy Feaney (in early 1990, I think). Saints were playing at Wimbledon and losing 3-1 but pulled it back to 3-3. I remember it because I was sat on an orange box in the middle of an old coach journeying somewhere in deepest Indonesia in the late evening/middle of the night. So many memories, such as dashing home drunk from a party in Melbourne in 1989 to hear 'And there's another goal at The Dell in the Southampton-Liverpoo l match', and thinking oh **** and then hearing that we were 4-1 up. Strasbourg Saint

4:58pm Fri 4 May 12

angus mc coatup says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
ha ha !!loving it.
how about a pompey blow up doll that you buy to rent.
it's extremely expensive with a scratch and sniff patch that smells of fish.but automatically goes down after being shafted a few times.
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]ha ha !!loving it. how about a pompey blow up doll that you buy to rent. it's extremely expensive with a scratch and sniff patch that smells of fish.but automatically goes down after being shafted a few times. angus mc coatup

5:00pm Fri 4 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Seed, enjoy the night, BUBBLES all round.

What does Nigel see as as a successful season next year?

What relationship do we have with the Liebherrs?

What does He think the chances are of getting 2 sentences out of Mack Chinnon next season?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Seed, enjoy the night, BUBBLES all round. What does Nigel see as as a successful season next year? What relationship do we have with the Liebherrs? What does He think the chances are of getting 2 sentences out of Mack Chinnon next season? Mush On The Beach

5:04pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
The Guly jockstrap!
Made by prado obviously!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]The Guly jockstrap![/p][/quote]Made by prado obviously! WobblyCat

5:11pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

slugger wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium !
Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium ![/p][/quote]Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate. WobblyCat

5:17pm Fri 4 May 12

roofspace says...

slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.
Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?
He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.
RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout.

Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE.

Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man
I will have a go.
What does succinct mean?
short and sweet mack .
cintct is an hallucinogenic drug administered by sucking on a doped sweet - hence short and sweet.
the full saying is "If at first you don't succeed, succinct"

Another derivation is "If at fist you don't succeed - suck eggs.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: Anyway what are we going to do tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Did Pete the Phantom ever turn up?[/p][/quote]He,s gone awol, Hope he,s ok.[/p][/quote]RELAX about Pete The Phantom. I would hope he’s gone on his Australian indigenous right to what the Aboriginals call WalkAbout. Mack Chinnon, Love your succinct work. but in the Prem we will all expect more, for your world audience, may I suggest you become a man of the SECOND SENTENCE. Exxxxpaaaand your thoughts young man[/p][/quote]I will have a go. What does succinct mean?[/p][/quote]short and sweet mack .[/p][/quote]cintct is an hallucinogenic drug administered by sucking on a doped sweet - hence short and sweet. the full saying is "If at first you don't succeed, succinct" Another derivation is "If at fist you don't succeed - suck eggs. roofspace

5:19pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

WobblyCat wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
The Guly jockstrap!
Made by prado obviously!
Ha! What about the Ali Dia bra, knickers and garter set. Ideal for strippers, not long after making it on to the stage, they soon get whipped off again!
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]The Guly jockstrap![/p][/quote]Made by prado obviously![/p][/quote]Ha! What about the Ali Dia bra, knickers and garter set. Ideal for strippers, not long after making it on to the stage, they soon get whipped off again! Strasbourg Saint

5:23pm Fri 4 May 12

BracknellSaint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Thanks guys, glad it's not only me!
I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire!
One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....
Spot on Bracknell and it brought back memories for my time during the '80/90s when I was often elsewhere. My favourite memory is listening (somehow) to World Service Saturday Sports with Paddy Feaney (in early 1990, I think). Saints were playing at Wimbledon and losing 3-1 but pulled it back to 3-3.

I remember it because I was sat on an orange box in the middle of an old coach journeying somewhere in deepest Indonesia in the late evening/middle of the night.

So many memories, such as dashing home drunk from a party in Melbourne in 1989 to hear 'And there's another goal at The Dell in the Southampton-Liverpoo

l match', and thinking oh **** and then hearing that we were 4-1 up.
Oh, it's great to hear similar memories! My favourite 'car park' moment in Japan was at the end of one of the early great escape seasons, probably end of the 98/99 season? We are playing Blackburn away, I think 3-1 down( sorry if my memory is out) when I went to the car park, in the snow at that time, to listen to World Service, and it was so crackly, I was SURE I heard that we'd equalized, and I was half going mental at just after 1am outside, but the signal was soooo bad, I didn't know, and I only confirmed it on the Monday when I got the English language newspaper!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Thanks guys, glad it's not only me! I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire! One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....[/p][/quote]Spot on Bracknell and it brought back memories for my time during the '80/90s when I was often elsewhere. My favourite memory is listening (somehow) to World Service Saturday Sports with Paddy Feaney (in early 1990, I think). Saints were playing at Wimbledon and losing 3-1 but pulled it back to 3-3. I remember it because I was sat on an orange box in the middle of an old coach journeying somewhere in deepest Indonesia in the late evening/middle of the night. So many memories, such as dashing home drunk from a party in Melbourne in 1989 to hear 'And there's another goal at The Dell in the Southampton-Liverpoo l match', and thinking oh **** and then hearing that we were 4-1 up.[/p][/quote]Oh, it's great to hear similar memories! My favourite 'car park' moment in Japan was at the end of one of the early great escape seasons, probably end of the 98/99 season? We are playing Blackburn away, I think 3-1 down( sorry if my memory is out) when I went to the car park, in the snow at that time, to listen to World Service, and it was so crackly, I was SURE I heard that we'd equalized, and I was half going mental at just after 1am outside, but the signal was soooo bad, I didn't know, and I only confirmed it on the Monday when I got the English language newspaper! BracknellSaint

5:24pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
The Guly jockstrap!
Made by prado obviously!
Ha! What about the Ali Dia bra, knickers and garter set. Ideal for strippers, not long after making it on to the stage, they soon get whipped off again!
Of course, not to be left out, the physio team could bring in a buck or two by offering the Matty Holland medical check up, including a massage, rub down and, for those willing to pay, 'extras to order'.

The physios are so skilled, once it's over, you won't even remember having ever been there.

This is such a good idea, Confucious. It's surprising our hard-up mates down the road haven't thought of it.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]The Guly jockstrap![/p][/quote]Made by prado obviously![/p][/quote]Ha! What about the Ali Dia bra, knickers and garter set. Ideal for strippers, not long after making it on to the stage, they soon get whipped off again![/p][/quote]Of course, not to be left out, the physio team could bring in a buck or two by offering the Matty Holland medical check up, including a massage, rub down and, for those willing to pay, 'extras to order'. The physios are so skilled, once it's over, you won't even remember having ever been there. This is such a good idea, Confucious. It's surprising our hard-up mates down the road haven't thought of it. Strasbourg Saint

5:24pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Thanks guys, glad it's not only me!
I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire!
One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....
I like the cut of your cloth my son, i am a season ticket holder but reading your post i can honestly say YOUR JUST AS MUCH A FAN AS I AM. If in the future you need a ticket leave a post and i will try and help you out.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Thanks guys, glad it's not only me! I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire! One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....[/p][/quote]I like the cut of your cloth my son, i am a season ticket holder but reading your post i can honestly say YOUR JUST AS MUCH A FAN AS I AM. If in the future you need a ticket leave a post and i will try and help you out. hedge end bob

5:25pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Strassie will like this one. Ask him why Jack Cork never scores.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Strassie will like this one. Ask him why Jack Cork never scores. mack chinnon

5:27pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

BracknellSaint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Thanks guys, glad it's not only me!
I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire!
One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....
I like the cut of your cloth my son, i am a season ticket holder but reading your post i can honestly say YOUR JUST AS MUCH A FAN AS I AM. If in the future you need a ticket leave a post and i will try and help you out.
[quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Thanks guys, glad it's not only me! I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire! One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....[/p][/quote]I like the cut of your cloth my son, i am a season ticket holder but reading your post i can honestly say YOUR JUST AS MUCH A FAN AS I AM. If in the future you need a ticket leave a post and i will try and help you out. hedge end bob

5:31pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Bob: Re Bracknell, well said - true Saints (both of you)

Bracknell: That snowy car park memory is a classic. I remember struggling at times to catch scores in silly places and having trouble with reception, often not knowing what frequency to catch the WS on etc. I was always delighted when I found some sort of FM link. In some parts of Australia, for instance, you could tune into a local station who'd keep all the scores coming, then go live to the featured match just as Alan Jones or whoever would utter those immortal words: 'And now we welcome World Service listeners wherever you are.' Great days! I was a 'girthwise' lesser fan back then :)
Bob: Re Bracknell, well said - true Saints (both of you) Bracknell: That snowy car park memory is a classic. I remember struggling at times to catch scores in silly places and having trouble with reception, often not knowing what frequency to catch the WS on etc. I was always delighted when I found some sort of FM link. In some parts of Australia, for instance, you could tune into a local station who'd keep all the scores coming, then go live to the featured match just as Alan Jones or whoever would utter those immortal words: 'And now we welcome World Service listeners wherever you are.' Great days! I was a 'girthwise' lesser fan back then :) Strasbourg Saint

5:36pm Fri 4 May 12

BracknellSaint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Thanks guys, glad it's not only me!
I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire!
One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....
I like the cut of your cloth my son, i am a season ticket holder but reading your post i can honestly say YOUR JUST AS MUCH A FAN AS I AM. If in the future you need a ticket leave a post and i will try and help you out.
Thanks Bob.
I love coming on here and feeling part of the true Saints support, even if getting there on a Saturday can be tricky.
Can't wait for next season, and will certainly do my best to get to a game when there's seats. I don't care who they're playing, as long as I can see the boys!
Last game I got to was last year in the FA cup against Cheltenham after all! Loved every minute of it, even if it was freezing cold, and a gimme of a game!!
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Thanks guys, glad it's not only me! I lived in Japan for 8 years, and like the guys down under I had to stay up till the middle of the night to keep up. In the latter days, I had Sky Sports, so got to see games live several times a year, and a PC so i could listen to the commentary on line till god knows what time. In the early days I was there, before the internet got common enough to be affordable, I had a SW radio, and because my block of flats was in a dead spot for mobiles/radio signals, I had to go out, in the middle of winter, to the car park, and try and listen to the last 15 minutes of whatever was the chosen game and full time round up of results, on a very weak and crackly BBC World Service reception...I got to see two games live in those 8 seasons, but I felt as big a fan as any! Since then even though back in the UK work took me away, life got mental, a divorce and child support payments mean it's just not easy to go too often, but I dream every week about getting down there for a game. Problem is even if I can afford it, and can get down for the weekend, doesn't mean I can get a ticket, but no bleating-that's the sign of us being a successful club, and the only properly supported team in Hampshire! One thing I do sometimes wonder when I do get to a game though is how quiet, and/or generally negative, a lot of the 'regulars' who are sat around me have seemed to be? I want them to get behind the team more, but then I suppose you pays your money....[/p][/quote]I like the cut of your cloth my son, i am a season ticket holder but reading your post i can honestly say YOUR JUST AS MUCH A FAN AS I AM. If in the future you need a ticket leave a post and i will try and help you out.[/p][/quote]Thanks Bob. I love coming on here and feeling part of the true Saints support, even if getting there on a Saturday can be tricky. Can't wait for next season, and will certainly do my best to get to a game when there's seats. I don't care who they're playing, as long as I can see the boys! Last game I got to was last year in the FA cup against Cheltenham after all! Loved every minute of it, even if it was freezing cold, and a gimme of a game!! BracknellSaint

5:36pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint, I always go into the Northam as I like a good old sing and the odd swear as most of them do, get tickets for there and you will enjoy, if I can't get tickets for the Northam I don't go
ITCHEN NORTH are not the same as northam but we do make an effort as do kingsland north. It's not only northam with vocal support although they are the best.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: BracknellSaint, I always go into the Northam as I like a good old sing and the odd swear as most of them do, get tickets for there and you will enjoy, if I can't get tickets for the Northam I don't go[/p][/quote]ITCHEN NORTH are not the same as northam but we do make an effort as do kingsland north. It's not only northam with vocal support although they are the best. hedge end bob

5:42pm Fri 4 May 12

BracknellSaint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Bob: Re Bracknell, well said - true Saints (both of you)

Bracknell: That snowy car park memory is a classic. I remember struggling at times to catch scores in silly places and having trouble with reception, often not knowing what frequency to catch the WS on etc. I was always delighted when I found some sort of FM link. In some parts of Australia, for instance, you could tune into a local station who'd keep all the scores coming, then go live to the featured match just as Alan Jones or whoever would utter those immortal words: 'And now we welcome World Service listeners wherever you are.' Great days! I was a 'girthwise' lesser fan back then :)
Another classic for me was a few years earlier, when I was a student in Japan, and I had this ditzy Welsh girlfriend back home, and it was when we spanked 6 past Manure . She phone's me up, middle of the night Japan time, and I was half asleep, and still pi$$ed. So, she's babbling on in her annoying Swansea accent( no, the relationship didn't last too much longer thank god!) that Le Tissier had scored a Hat-trick and we'd won 5-1. I was over the moon! I mean, beating Manure 5-1, and my hero getting 3! Imagine my surprise a couple of days later when I finally found out it was 6-3 and Egil got the hattrick( well, he always did in my eyes).
That taught me a couple of valuable life lessons. 1, the birth and development of the internet has been a godsend to us footy fans who get scattered all over the world, and 2, No more Welsh birds.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Bob: Re Bracknell, well said - true Saints (both of you) Bracknell: That snowy car park memory is a classic. I remember struggling at times to catch scores in silly places and having trouble with reception, often not knowing what frequency to catch the WS on etc. I was always delighted when I found some sort of FM link. In some parts of Australia, for instance, you could tune into a local station who'd keep all the scores coming, then go live to the featured match just as Alan Jones or whoever would utter those immortal words: 'And now we welcome World Service listeners wherever you are.' Great days! I was a 'girthwise' lesser fan back then :)[/p][/quote]Another classic for me was a few years earlier, when I was a student in Japan, and I had this ditzy Welsh girlfriend back home, and it was when we spanked 6 past Manure . She phone's me up, middle of the night Japan time, and I was half asleep, and still pi$$ed. So, she's babbling on in her annoying Swansea accent( no, the relationship didn't last too much longer thank god!) that Le Tissier had scored a Hat-trick and we'd won 5-1. I was over the moon! I mean, beating Manure 5-1, and my hero getting 3! Imagine my surprise a couple of days later when I finally found out it was 6-3 and Egil got the hattrick( well, he always did in my eyes). That taught me a couple of valuable life lessons. 1, the birth and development of the internet has been a godsend to us footy fans who get scattered all over the world, and 2, No more Welsh birds. BracknellSaint

5:48pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel.
Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ?
And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise.
Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says.
cheers.
SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel. Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ? And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise. Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says. cheers. hedge end bob

5:55pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

angus mc coatup wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
ha ha !!loving it.
how about a pompey blow up doll that you buy to rent.
it's extremely expensive with a scratch and sniff patch that smells of fish.but automatically goes down after being shafted a few times.
Available on the pompey payment plan, buy now pay never......
[quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]ha ha !!loving it. how about a pompey blow up doll that you buy to rent. it's extremely expensive with a scratch and sniff patch that smells of fish.but automatically goes down after being shafted a few times.[/p][/quote]Available on the pompey payment plan, buy now pay never...... WobblyCat

5:56pm Fri 4 May 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

hedge end bob wrote:
SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel.
Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ?
And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise.
Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says.
cheers.
That's a big ask :(
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel. Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ? And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise. Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says. cheers.[/p][/quote]That's a big ask :( Seedhouse the Unrepentant

6:00pm Fri 4 May 12

St.Yorkie says...

Seed - ask Nige to have another photo with his loyal bad of devotees on this forum on a napkin!
To be honest no questions tonight - just thank him and tell top 4 next season would be good enough for the first season back, but we want to win in the season after!
Seed - ask Nige to have another photo with his loyal bad of devotees on this forum on a napkin! To be honest no questions tonight - just thank him and tell top 4 next season would be good enough for the first season back, but we want to win in the season after! St.Yorkie

6:00pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Strassie will like this one. Ask him why Jack Cork never scores.
Easy: Because (to misquote Jona Lewie) you always find him in his own half at corners .........

Seed: Little little Strassie has just asked me to ask you to ask Nigel to ask Nicola to arrange a pre-season friendly here in Strasbourg. Saints get a reasonable amount of local coverage in the DNA because of Spiderman's local links and we do have, of course, a huge ex-pat base here who would probably turn out to see a Premiership team ....... let me say that again ....... a Premiership team. And, of course, we're just down the road from Switzerland.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Strassie will like this one. Ask him why Jack Cork never scores.[/p][/quote]Easy: Because (to misquote Jona Lewie) you always find him in his own half at corners ......... Seed: Little little Strassie has just asked me to ask you to ask Nigel to ask Nicola to arrange a pre-season friendly here in Strasbourg. Saints get a reasonable amount of local coverage in the DNA because of Spiderman's local links and we do have, of course, a huge ex-pat base here who would probably turn out to see a Premiership team ....... let me say that again ....... a Premiership team. And, of course, we're just down the road from Switzerland. Strasbourg Saint

6:02pm Fri 4 May 12

CrouchEndReg says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
What's Mrs A cooking?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]What's Mrs A cooking? CrouchEndReg

6:25pm Fri 4 May 12

hedge end bob says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel.
Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ?
And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise.
Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says.
cheers.
That's a big ask :(
What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel. Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ? And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise. Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says. cheers.[/p][/quote]That's a big ask :([/p][/quote]What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst. hedge end bob

6:29pm Fri 4 May 12

puppy saint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel.
Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ?
And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise.
Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says.
cheers.
That's a big ask :(
What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.
Call him a ****.
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel. Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ? And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise. Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says. cheers.[/p][/quote]That's a big ask :([/p][/quote]What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.[/p][/quote]Call him a ****. puppy saint

6:30pm Fri 4 May 12

Folkestone Saint says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint, I always go into the Northam as I like a good old sing and the odd swear as most of them do, get tickets for there and you will enjoy, if I can't get tickets for the Northam I don't go
ITCHEN NORTH are not the same as northam but we do make an effort as do kingsland north. It's not only northam with vocal support although they are the best.
I am deaf in one ear so I can't tell where the noise is comming from but thanks I now have other options if the Northam is sold out
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: BracknellSaint, I always go into the Northam as I like a good old sing and the odd swear as most of them do, get tickets for there and you will enjoy, if I can't get tickets for the Northam I don't go[/p][/quote]ITCHEN NORTH are not the same as northam but we do make an effort as do kingsland north. It's not only northam with vocal support although they are the best.[/p][/quote]I am deaf in one ear so I can't tell where the noise is comming from but thanks I now have other options if the Northam is sold out Folkestone Saint

7:13pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN.
A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits.
I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted.
Hows that Ozzie Mush.
I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN. A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits. I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted. Hows that Ozzie Mush. mack chinnon

7:14pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

puppy saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel.
Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ?
And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise.
Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says.
cheers.
That's a big ask :(
What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.
Call him a ****.
lol
[quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel. Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ? And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise. Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says. cheers.[/p][/quote]That's a big ask :([/p][/quote]What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.[/p][/quote]Call him a ****.[/p][/quote]lol slugger

7:16pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN.
A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits.
I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted.
Hows that Ozzie Mush.
that don't make sense ...... keep it short !
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN. A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits. I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted. Hows that Ozzie Mush.[/p][/quote]that don't make sense ...... keep it short ! slugger

7:20pm Fri 4 May 12

spirit of 66 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)
Ask him what the the new classic cliches in the Premiership will be next season - can't use control the controllables, in the building, on the bus, pressure makes diamonds, group of hard working etc. We love 'em, especially when it winds up the media men and he gives nothing away. Tell him In Nigel We Trust, and thank him on behalf of all loyal Saints fans.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Dinner with Nige tonight. Any questions for him? Sensible and non controversial only of course :)[/p][/quote]Ask him what the the new classic cliches in the Premiership will be next season - can't use control the controllables, in the building, on the bus, pressure makes diamonds, group of hard working etc. We love 'em, especially when it winds up the media men and he gives nothing away. Tell him In Nigel We Trust, and thank him on behalf of all loyal Saints fans. spirit of 66

7:39pm Fri 4 May 12

angus mc coatup says...

WobblyCat wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
Confucious wrote:
In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money.

Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales.

I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls.

But also fresh ideas viz:

* Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet.

* For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them.

* Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!"

* Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

* An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc.

And two add ons:

* Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet.

And for your dog:

* Four foot high blue Pompey
p!ss post.

We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.
What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'.

My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.
ha ha !!loving it.
how about a pompey blow up doll that you buy to rent.
it's extremely expensive with a scratch and sniff patch that smells of fish.but automatically goes down after being shafted a few times.
Available on the pompey payment plan, buy now pay never......
they could also flog replica fa cups.
but can only be bought with money thats not yours,or money nicked from the charity boxes.
don't worry when the cops turn up just tell em that it's part of your rich family history and that the rules don't apply to you.then you can pretend you've done nothing wrong.
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angus mc coatup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: In the Prem of course, even our higher gate receipts will be dwarfed by the TV money. Nonetheless, every penny counts and with an injection of imagination, the club could do a lot more to increase merchandise sales. I've made some obvious suggestions to the commercial director eg a Jack Cork bottle stopper; Billy Sharp bread knife; a 'Jose Fonte Baby' stick-on tattoo for supporters' babies' foreheads; a Cheeky Chappers hair piece and a set of Tadanari Lee adhesive-infused chop sticks for ensuring you don't drop your rice or prawn balls. But also fresh ideas viz: * Rickie Lambert condom - red and white striped with 'Score Every Time' on the packet. * For the ladies: Saintly Sanitary Towels with 'Come on you Reds' printed on them. * Kelvin Davis incontinence pyjamas emblazoned with "Clean Sheet Every Time!" * Saints car horn that blasts: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA * An Echo Forum 'Auto Post' mechanism which automatically sends your posts according to Saints' result: eg 'Adkins Out!', 'Adkins - Legend'' 'Guly rubbish again', 'Lay off knocking Guly', 'I hate Manure and Fergie', 'Great post Confucious' etc. And two add ons: * Pompey toilet paper with PFC badge on every sheet. And for your dog: * Four foot high blue Pompey p!ss post. We can help the club right now by contributing our ideas.[/p][/quote]What about Lee Barnard plastic beer bottles! Or Jos Hooiveld viagra pills 'always firm in the tackle'. My new auto post button is faulty, keeps coming up 'confucious is as mad as a sack of badgers'. Disappointing.[/p][/quote]ha ha !!loving it. how about a pompey blow up doll that you buy to rent. it's extremely expensive with a scratch and sniff patch that smells of fish.but automatically goes down after being shafted a few times.[/p][/quote]Available on the pompey payment plan, buy now pay never......[/p][/quote]they could also flog replica fa cups. but can only be bought with money thats not yours,or money nicked from the charity boxes. don't worry when the cops turn up just tell em that it's part of your rich family history and that the rules don't apply to you.then you can pretend you've done nothing wrong. angus mc coatup

7:49pm Fri 4 May 12

puppy saint says...

slugger wrote:
puppy saint wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
hedge end bob wrote:
SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel.
Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ?
And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise.
Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says.
cheers.
That's a big ask :(
What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.
Call him a ****.
lol
I'm fishing for J7? Say hello?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]puppy saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: SEEDHOUSE, have a nice meal with Sir Nigel. Ask him if there are any plans to extend or rebuild our ground ? And when we do rebuild or extend can they relocate the away fans up in the gods so that the KINGSLAND / NORTHAM AND ITCHEN be just one big horseshoe of our own fans raising the roof with solid noise. Dont get pi$$ed and forget what he says. cheers.[/p][/quote]That's a big ask :([/p][/quote]What the stadium or you getting pizzzzzzzzzzzst.[/p][/quote]Call him a ****.[/p][/quote]lol[/p][/quote]I'm fishing for J7? Say hello? puppy saint

7:50pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

slugger wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN.
A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits.
I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted.
Hows that Ozzie Mush.
that don't make sense ...... keep it short !
OK.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN. A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits. I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted. Hows that Ozzie Mush.[/p][/quote]that don't make sense ...... keep it short ![/p][/quote]OK. mack chinnon

7:50pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth
Sorry for the spelling mistake clever dick.
My point is those who moan about not being able to get a ticket have had three seasons to watch games, but for one reason or another could not afford or make it to games, but all of a sudden when we are back in the prem they are able too.
The more fans the better in my opinion but please don't moan about lack of ticket availability next season.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]Here Here Bracknell, boiler man wants to be clever but does no know the diferrence between "by" and "buy", however I go to as many games as I can, that was 3 this season and that would have cost me more than 1 season ticket for those games with travel etc and that is still small change compared to Pete from Australia, the only thing that makes anyone a bigger fan is height and girth[/p][/quote]Sorry for the spelling mistake clever dick. My point is those who moan about not being able to get a ticket have had three seasons to watch games, but for one reason or another could not afford or make it to games, but all of a sudden when we are back in the prem they are able too. The more fans the better in my opinion but please don't moan about lack of ticket availability next season. boilerman

8:02pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

WobblyCat wrote:
slugger wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium !
Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.
Why are you so upset ? if you have been to as many games as you say then fair play.
It will also mean you are on the data base and if tickets were in limited supply you would have no problem getting one, due to the number of games you attend.
My point is since we were relegated from the premiership thousands of fans suddenly found it hard to get to games.
Now we are back they will find the time and money to go and if they can't get a ticket they will be the first people to moan about availability.
I can't afford to pay for my ticket in one go so I save all year, just £10 a week this is a decision I have made to enable me to do something I like.
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium ![/p][/quote]Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.[/p][/quote]Why are you so upset ? if you have been to as many games as you say then fair play. It will also mean you are on the data base and if tickets were in limited supply you would have no problem getting one, due to the number of games you attend. My point is since we were relegated from the premiership thousands of fans suddenly found it hard to get to games. Now we are back they will find the time and money to go and if they can't get a ticket they will be the first people to moan about availability. I can't afford to pay for my ticket in one go so I save all year, just £10 a week this is a decision I have made to enable me to do something I like. boilerman

8:09pm Fri 4 May 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Expand that ground!
Expand that ground! Fatty x Ford Worker

8:38pm Fri 4 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Blackpool 1 up Ince : Half Time
Blackpool 1 up Ince : Half Time OSPREYSAINT

8:57pm Fri 4 May 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

I've only been to two games in the last two seasons, but will be back for every game in the Premier League due to a happy combination of circumstances meaning I am on my way home in two weeks time.

So, combine that supporting frequency with my increased girth, does that make me a bigger little fan, & if so will I need my season ticket transferred to Confucious' Jumblies Stand?
I've only been to two games in the last two seasons, but will be back for every game in the Premier League due to a happy combination of circumstances meaning I am on my way home in two weeks time. So, combine that supporting frequency with my increased girth, does that make me a bigger little fan, & if so will I need my season ticket transferred to Confucious' Jumblies Stand? rob the saint in NZ

8:57pm Fri 4 May 12

WobblyCat says...

boilerman wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
slugger wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium !
Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.
Why are you so upset ? if you have been to as many games as you say then fair play.
It will also mean you are on the data base and if tickets were in limited supply you would have no problem getting one, due to the number of games you attend.
My point is since we were relegated from the premiership thousands of fans suddenly found it hard to get to games.
Now we are back they will find the time and money to go and if they can't get a ticket they will be the first people to moan about availability.
I can't afford to pay for my ticket in one go so I save all year, just £10 a week this is a decision I have made to enable me to do something I like.
I can name them if you want! Yes I have a membership number and I queued for 2 1/2 hours for my coventry ticket quite happily! I have a number of mates with season tickets and when we beat Walsall last season I was most pleased for them as they watched some wretched stuff in those intervening years showing great loyalty when we were struggling. Season ticket holders are obviously the back bone of any club but, and this applies to all clubs, premier league football is more appealing than championship etc etc. I think some 'hard core' fans show a lack of humility at times and I will be making a greater effort to be at more games next year. If st marys is 30,000 plus every week next season and you're going to stand there thinking 'where were you lot 3 seasons ago' thats your choice. Me, I want the place bulging at the seams.
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium ![/p][/quote]Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.[/p][/quote]Why are you so upset ? if you have been to as many games as you say then fair play. It will also mean you are on the data base and if tickets were in limited supply you would have no problem getting one, due to the number of games you attend. My point is since we were relegated from the premiership thousands of fans suddenly found it hard to get to games. Now we are back they will find the time and money to go and if they can't get a ticket they will be the first people to moan about availability. I can't afford to pay for my ticket in one go so I save all year, just £10 a week this is a decision I have made to enable me to do something I like.[/p][/quote]I can name them if you want! Yes I have a membership number and I queued for 2 1/2 hours for my coventry ticket quite happily! I have a number of mates with season tickets and when we beat Walsall last season I was most pleased for them as they watched some wretched stuff in those intervening years showing great loyalty when we were struggling. Season ticket holders are obviously the back bone of any club but, and this applies to all clubs, premier league football is more appealing than championship etc etc. I think some 'hard core' fans show a lack of humility at times and I will be making a greater effort to be at more games next year. If st marys is 30,000 plus every week next season and you're going to stand there thinking 'where were you lot 3 seasons ago' thats your choice. Me, I want the place bulging at the seams. WobblyCat

9:04pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

boilerman wrote:
WobblyCat wrote:
slugger wrote:
BracknellSaint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Salalal wrote:
A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000.

With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.
My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?.
If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.
Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home.
I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.
agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium !
Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.
Why are you so upset ? if you have been to as many games as you say then fair play.
It will also mean you are on the data base and if tickets were in limited supply you would have no problem getting one, due to the number of games you attend.
My point is since we were relegated from the premiership thousands of fans suddenly found it hard to get to games.
Now we are back they will find the time and money to go and if they can't get a ticket they will be the first people to moan about availability.
I can't afford to pay for my ticket in one go so I save all year, just £10 a week this is a decision I have made to enable me to do something I like.
you're missing the point ....... the more the better ffs !
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BracknellSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Salalal[/bold] wrote: A second tier should be put on one of the stands as soon as possible or we are going to face the problem that we did when we were last in the Premier League, with every home game sold out, leaving many fans unable to get tickets. To be really competitive in the Premier League you need a capacity of, at the very least, 36,000. With a second tier on another stand for the following season, that could be expanded to over 40,000, if the demand is clearly there.[/p][/quote]My Hearts bleeds , there have been plenty of tickets available for the last three years, I wonder why ?. If you want a ticket by a season ticket or are you just a cherry picker?.[/p][/quote]Maybe not everyone can afford either the money, or the time, or even both, to be able to go every week. Some people live a long way away, and want to make catch up with a game when lucky enough to get home. I really despise this grading of fans we get on here sometimes. We're all massive Saints fans, we all love the team, we all make our own sacrifices etc to follow the team, so because you can't go every week , or only once a season even, doesn't make you less of a fan.[/p][/quote]agree totally , i couldn't get a ticket for the coventry game but i didn't bleat about it ........ if some people had their way we'd only need a 25k seater stadium ![/p][/quote]Don't get me started on this. I went to 8 home games and 6 away games this season so I'm a bit of a low life peasant I know. I go when I can and I fecking love it. If I did however have the time to go to every game we played I'm fairly sure I wouldn't disappear up my own jacksy and look down my nose at those less fortunate.[/p][/quote]Why are you so upset ? if you have been to as many games as you say then fair play. It will also mean you are on the data base and if tickets were in limited supply you would have no problem getting one, due to the number of games you attend. My point is since we were relegated from the premiership thousands of fans suddenly found it hard to get to games. Now we are back they will find the time and money to go and if they can't get a ticket they will be the first people to moan about availability. I can't afford to pay for my ticket in one go so I save all year, just £10 a week this is a decision I have made to enable me to do something I like.[/p][/quote]you're missing the point ....... the more the better ffs ! slugger

9:19pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

Sorry my friend I am not having a go at you, like you say you go when you can and 14 games isn't too bad is it.
It's the people that only go during the good times, fair weather fans, you can bet your life they are the people that will moan if they can't get a ticket for the like's of Man Utd etc , saying how unfair it is.
You are wrong about if we get 30000 every game ,I think it will be brilliant. I can remember some great night's the last time we were in the prem with full houses it was brilliant.
My only beef is people who moan about how unfair life is, there are a lot of things I would like to do but can't for one reason or another but I don't say how unfair it is. I bet you don't moan if you can't get a ticket for games you probably get on with it.
It's a bit like away games with a small allocation and big demand, not everyone who goes to away games can get one, the people who have been to most come first, which is the way it should be, rather than moan the attitude should be good luck to the lucky one's.
Lets get full houses next season, stay in the prem and then expand the ground to give others an opportunity. What I wouldn't want to see is money wasted on the ground and people not turning up, the atmosphere would be affected.
My intention was never to offend genuine fans just the good time Charlie's.
Sorry my friend I am not having a go at you, like you say you go when you can and 14 games isn't too bad is it. It's the people that only go during the good times, fair weather fans, you can bet your life they are the people that will moan if they can't get a ticket for the like's of Man Utd etc , saying how unfair it is. You are wrong about if we get 30000 every game ,I think it will be brilliant. I can remember some great night's the last time we were in the prem with full houses it was brilliant. My only beef is people who moan about how unfair life is, there are a lot of things I would like to do but can't for one reason or another but I don't say how unfair it is. I bet you don't moan if you can't get a ticket for games you probably get on with it. It's a bit like away games with a small allocation and big demand, not everyone who goes to away games can get one, the people who have been to most come first, which is the way it should be, rather than moan the attitude should be good luck to the lucky one's. Lets get full houses next season, stay in the prem and then expand the ground to give others an opportunity. What I wouldn't want to see is money wasted on the ground and people not turning up, the atmosphere would be affected. My intention was never to offend genuine fans just the good time Charlie's. boilerman

9:31pm Fri 4 May 12

MGRA says...

I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still..... MGRA

9:39pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc.
If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic.
Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area.
Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.
At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc. If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic. Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area. Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location. boilerman

9:42pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
if we fill the one we have then i'm sure it will happen , the ball is in our court !
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]if we fill the one we have then i'm sure it will happen , the ball is in our court ! slugger

9:45pm Fri 4 May 12

MGRA says...

boilerman wrote:
At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc.
If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic.
Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area.
Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.
totally agree, but SMS and the local area could not cope with a 45K stadium... remember the extra 15,000 supporters would mostly be hoover up from outside the city so M27 is vital... I would not be happy, but it makes sense, I can bus in, walk, or drive to woolston and hop over the bridge...... but the lack of foresight with SCC in making SMS able to cope with the local roads etc etc was ridiculous... no train link was stupid beyond reason.... I can't see Nicola wanting to expand SMS...
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc. If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic. Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area. Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.[/p][/quote]totally agree, but SMS and the local area could not cope with a 45K stadium... remember the extra 15,000 supporters would mostly be hoover up from outside the city so M27 is vital... I would not be happy, but it makes sense, I can bus in, walk, or drive to woolston and hop over the bridge...... but the lack of foresight with SCC in making SMS able to cope with the local roads etc etc was ridiculous... no train link was stupid beyond reason.... I can't see Nicola wanting to expand SMS... MGRA

9:46pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

boilerman wrote:
At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc.
If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic.
Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area.
Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.
this is an excellent point . i can walk to sms but not to stoneham ....... personally i propose we expand sms .
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc. If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic. Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area. Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.[/p][/quote]this is an excellent point . i can walk to sms but not to stoneham ....... personally i propose we expand sms . slugger

9:52pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

slugger wrote:
boilerman wrote:
At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc.
If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic.
Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area.
Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.
this is an excellent point . i can walk to sms but not to stoneham ....... personally i propose we expand sms .
At last I haven't upset anyone, I think I better quit while i'm ahead.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc. If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic. Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area. Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.[/p][/quote]this is an excellent point . i can walk to sms but not to stoneham ....... personally i propose we expand sms .[/p][/quote]At last I haven't upset anyone, I think I better quit while i'm ahead. boilerman

9:53pm Fri 4 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

I hate to bring everyone down to earth...but we have a perfectly good stadium...let's do this thing called the prem...fill our stadium at St Marys...eat every pie on sale...and go from there COYR.
I hate to bring everyone down to earth...but we have a perfectly good stadium...let's do this thing called the prem...fill our stadium at St Marys...eat every pie on sale...and go from there COYR. Baddesley Bill

9:56pm Fri 4 May 12

MGRA says...

If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..
If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc .. MGRA

9:57pm Fri 4 May 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

crikey this is a tricky one, think I will stay on the vin rouge and stay out of it cos you always upset someone, FOP, at least we can agree on that!
crikey this is a tricky one, think I will stay on the vin rouge and stay out of it cos you always upset someone, FOP, at least we can agree on that! worried of n e hampshire

9:58pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

boilerman wrote:
slugger wrote:
boilerman wrote:
At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc.
If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic.
Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area.
Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.
this is an excellent point . i can walk to sms but not to stoneham ....... personally i propose we expand sms .
At last I haven't upset anyone, I think I better quit while i'm ahead.
lol , i'm long past rowing with fellow fans ....... we're together as one ...... we only differ about the things that don't really matter .
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc. If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic. Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area. Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.[/p][/quote]this is an excellent point . i can walk to sms but not to stoneham ....... personally i propose we expand sms .[/p][/quote]At last I haven't upset anyone, I think I better quit while i'm ahead.[/p][/quote]lol , i'm long past rowing with fellow fans ....... we're together as one ...... we only differ about the things that don't really matter . slugger

10:02pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

MGRA wrote:
If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..
that only really affects people who aren't at the match ........ don't care too much about them !
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..[/p][/quote]that only really affects people who aren't at the match ........ don't care too much about them ! slugger

10:07pm Fri 4 May 12

MGRA says...

slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..
that only really affects people who aren't at the match ........ don't care too much about them !
true ,, but a bigger SMS has to blend in otherwise objections will be huge and it will be delayed and delayed and delayed..... I really love SMS and would love a 45K stadium there.. but I just can't see common sense prevailing and SCC doing their part... now labour are at the helm, its even more remote... not a politcal poke, its just their priorities are not on song...
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..[/p][/quote]that only really affects people who aren't at the match ........ don't care too much about them ![/p][/quote]true ,, but a bigger SMS has to blend in otherwise objections will be huge and it will be delayed and delayed and delayed..... I really love SMS and would love a 45K stadium there.. but I just can't see common sense prevailing and SCC doing their part... now labour are at the helm, its even more remote... not a politcal poke, its just their priorities are not on song... MGRA

10:11pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..
that only really affects people who aren't at the match ........ don't care too much about them !
true ,, but a bigger SMS has to blend in otherwise objections will be huge and it will be delayed and delayed and delayed..... I really love SMS and would love a 45K stadium there.. but I just can't see common sense prevailing and SCC doing their part... now labour are at the helm, its even more remote... not a politcal poke, its just their priorities are not on song...
nicola will sort it , trust me .
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: If SMS can be expanded with local accomodation issue , I am all for that... but closing the main road into southampton on matchdays for 30 minutes is a joke and with 40-45K it will be an hour.... so that needs major sorting, there needs to be a train drop off.. etc etc ..[/p][/quote]that only really affects people who aren't at the match ........ don't care too much about them ![/p][/quote]true ,, but a bigger SMS has to blend in otherwise objections will be huge and it will be delayed and delayed and delayed..... I really love SMS and would love a 45K stadium there.. but I just can't see common sense prevailing and SCC doing their part... now labour are at the helm, its even more remote... not a politcal poke, its just their priorities are not on song...[/p][/quote]nicola will sort it , trust me . slugger

10:21pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner. mack chinnon

10:29pm Fri 4 May 12

boobooj says...

mack chinnon wrote:
MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.
Last time I checked St Denys train station is a vaguely pleasant (at least when the tide is in) 10 minute stroll along the river to SMS.
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.[/p][/quote]Last time I checked St Denys train station is a vaguely pleasant (at least when the tide is in) 10 minute stroll along the river to SMS. boobooj

10:31pm Fri 4 May 12

slugger says...

mack chinnon wrote:
MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.
you're just showing off now ! ...our location is spot on imo , we're called the saints because of st mary's ........ we're home !
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.[/p][/quote]you're just showing off now ! ...our location is spot on imo , we're called the saints because of st mary's ........ we're home ! slugger

10:37pm Fri 4 May 12

Baddesley Bill says...

mack chinnon wrote:
MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.
You well and truely overdid your alotted four syllables there Mack! :O)
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.[/p][/quote]You well and truely overdid your alotted four syllables there Mack! :O) Baddesley Bill

10:51pm Fri 4 May 12

mack chinnon says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.
You well and truely overdid your alotted four syllables there Mack! :O)
Took me an hour to type that.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.[/p][/quote]You well and truely overdid your alotted four syllables there Mack! :O)[/p][/quote]Took me an hour to type that. mack chinnon

11:00pm Fri 4 May 12

sk8srsinking says...

boobooj wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.
Last time I checked St Denys train station is a vaguely pleasant (at least when the tide is in) 10 minute stroll along the river to SMS.
Travelling on the train every game I go past SMS to soton central then have 20min walk surely the cheapest option is 2 expand SMS and build a train station next 2 the ground. Got 2 b cheaper than building new ground
[quote][p][bold]boobooj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]Should have put it in town where toys r us is. Train station over the road. Main road straight into town and could use part of the docks for parking and could even use a ferry service off the m27 to ferry away fans in. Fans flying into Eastleigh could get on the train straight to the ground and the boozers in Shirley would get a massive boost from fans having a pre game slurp. Everyones a winner.[/p][/quote]Last time I checked St Denys train station is a vaguely pleasant (at least when the tide is in) 10 minute stroll along the river to SMS.[/p][/quote]Travelling on the train every game I go past SMS to soton central then have 20min walk surely the cheapest option is 2 expand SMS and build a train station next 2 the ground. Got 2 b cheaper than building new ground sk8srsinking

11:04pm Fri 4 May 12

boilerman says...

MGRA wrote:
boilerman wrote:
At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc.
If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic.
Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area.
Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.
totally agree, but SMS and the local area could not cope with a 45K stadium... remember the extra 15,000 supporters would mostly be hoover up from outside the city so M27 is vital... I would not be happy, but it makes sense, I can bus in, walk, or drive to woolston and hop over the bridge...... but the lack of foresight with SCC in making SMS able to cope with the local roads etc etc was ridiculous... no train link was stupid beyond reason.... I can't see Nicola wanting to expand SMS...
Look at the rose bowl and the traffic problems it causes on the m27 when a 20/20 game is on.
A football stadium would be worse.
Where would people go before games ?.
Look at grounds like Brighton, Colchester,Reading,C
oventry and Derby just to name a few, from what I can remember not a great deal of facilities around these grounds for great numbers, ie pubs etc.
I may be wrong.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: At the moment people coming to St Mary's can drive into Southampton park, they can get buses, they can walk from shirley , Bitterne ,Woolston etc. If the ground were at Stoneham access would be a lot more difficult, especially for foot traffic. Also when fans come to St Mary's they spend money in the surrounding area. Look at Brightons ground, a lovely stadium but sited in a remote location.[/p][/quote]totally agree, but SMS and the local area could not cope with a 45K stadium... remember the extra 15,000 supporters would mostly be hoover up from outside the city so M27 is vital... I would not be happy, but it makes sense, I can bus in, walk, or drive to woolston and hop over the bridge...... but the lack of foresight with SCC in making SMS able to cope with the local roads etc etc was ridiculous... no train link was stupid beyond reason.... I can't see Nicola wanting to expand SMS...[/p][/quote]Look at the rose bowl and the traffic problems it causes on the m27 when a 20/20 game is on. A football stadium would be worse. Where would people go before games ?. Look at grounds like Brighton, Colchester,Reading,C oventry and Derby just to name a few, from what I can remember not a great deal of facilities around these grounds for great numbers, ie pubs etc. I may be wrong. boilerman

11:21pm Fri 4 May 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

The stadium location isn't perfect (nowhere ever will be), but I like the fact that we have come home to St. Mary's.

I don't know what Nicola's plans, but maybe another tier on SMS is the most viable option once we are established again in the prem.

First off though, let's just enjoy being back in the prem & shock the big boys at a sold out SMS.
The stadium location isn't perfect (nowhere ever will be), but I like the fact that we have come home to St. Mary's. I don't know what Nicola's plans, but maybe another tier on SMS is the most viable option once we are established again in the prem. First off though, let's just enjoy being back in the prem & shock the big boys at a sold out SMS. rob the saint in NZ

11:37pm Fri 4 May 12

CrouchEndReg says...

MGRA wrote:
I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....
The foundations were laid to take expansion up to 50,000. I lividly remember at the fans meetings this was definately stated. OK it was the"Dark Lord" that said it but I don't think he was lieing that time. Do it slowly I say, maybe in jumps of 5,000, see how we get on with 35,000. I think playing in front of a full house every week at home will be a big advantage to us. A bit like an up-market Dell! Can't bloody wait.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: I love SMS ,,, its a great stadium, BUT.... we will not survive and flourish in the Prem without a 40-45 K stadium in the medium term. The local infrastructure can not cope and the obvious consequence is a new 45k Seater stadium somewhere else. Stoneham is the obvious choice still.....[/p][/quote]The foundations were laid to take expansion up to 50,000. I lividly remember at the fans meetings this was definately stated. OK it was the"Dark Lord" that said it but I don't think he was lieing that time. Do it slowly I say, maybe in jumps of 5,000, see how we get on with 35,000. I think playing in front of a full house every week at home will be a big advantage to us. A bit like an up-market Dell! Can't bloody wait. CrouchEndReg

11:40pm Fri 4 May 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

boilerman wrote:
Sorry my friend I am not having a go at you, like you say you go when you can and 14 games isn't too bad is it.
It's the people that only go during the good times, fair weather fans, you can bet your life they are the people that will moan if they can't get a ticket for the like's of Man Utd etc , saying how unfair it is.
You are wrong about if we get 30000 every game ,I think it will be brilliant. I can remember some great night's the last time we were in the prem with full houses it was brilliant.
My only beef is people who moan about how unfair life is, there are a lot of things I would like to do but can't for one reason or another but I don't say how unfair it is. I bet you don't moan if you can't get a ticket for games you probably get on with it.
It's a bit like away games with a small allocation and big demand, not everyone who goes to away games can get one, the people who have been to most come first, which is the way it should be, rather than moan the attitude should be good luck to the lucky one's.
Lets get full houses next season, stay in the prem and then expand the ground to give others an opportunity. What I wouldn't want to see is money wasted on the ground and people not turning up, the atmosphere would be affected.
My intention was never to offend genuine fans just the good time Charlie's.
This is what I thought you were saying, Boilerman (my post @4.43).

As for enlargement, it seems to come back again and again to traffic problems. The solution seems to be a train station but I remember the idea was muted when SMS was built and Lowe said it just wasn't practical.

Does anyone know why? I've never understood the problem and hope it will one day happen.
[quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Sorry my friend I am not having a go at you, like you say you go when you can and 14 games isn't too bad is it. It's the people that only go during the good times, fair weather fans, you can bet your life they are the people that will moan if they can't get a ticket for the like's of Man Utd etc , saying how unfair it is. You are wrong about if we get 30000 every game ,I think it will be brilliant. I can remember some great night's the last time we were in the prem with full houses it was brilliant. My only beef is people who moan about how unfair life is, there are a lot of things I would like to do but can't for one reason or another but I don't say how unfair it is. I bet you don't moan if you can't get a ticket for games you probably get on with it. It's a bit like away games with a small allocation and big demand, not everyone who goes to away games can get one, the people who have been to most come first, which is the way it should be, rather than moan the attitude should be good luck to the lucky one's. Lets get full houses next season, stay in the prem and then expand the ground to give others an opportunity. What I wouldn't want to see is money wasted on the ground and people not turning up, the atmosphere would be affected. My intention was never to offend genuine fans just the good time Charlie's.[/p][/quote]This is what I thought you were saying, Boilerman (my post @4.43). As for enlargement, it seems to come back again and again to traffic problems. The solution seems to be a train station but I remember the idea was muted when SMS was built and Lowe said it just wasn't practical. Does anyone know why? I've never understood the problem and hope it will one day happen. Strasbourg Saint

11:47pm Fri 4 May 12

MGRA says...

yeh good points people... wherever the max stadium, we will all be there...
yeh good points people... wherever the max stadium, we will all be there... MGRA

12:56am Sat 5 May 12

mack chinnon says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
boilerman wrote:
Sorry my friend I am not having a go at you, like you say you go when you can and 14 games isn't too bad is it.
It's the people that only go during the good times, fair weather fans, you can bet your life they are the people that will moan if they can't get a ticket for the like's of Man Utd etc , saying how unfair it is.
You are wrong about if we get 30000 every game ,I think it will be brilliant. I can remember some great night's the last time we were in the prem with full houses it was brilliant.
My only beef is people who moan about how unfair life is, there are a lot of things I would like to do but can't for one reason or another but I don't say how unfair it is. I bet you don't moan if you can't get a ticket for games you probably get on with it.
It's a bit like away games with a small allocation and big demand, not everyone who goes to away games can get one, the people who have been to most come first, which is the way it should be, rather than moan the attitude should be good luck to the lucky one's.
Lets get full houses next season, stay in the prem and then expand the ground to give others an opportunity. What I wouldn't want to see is money wasted on the ground and people not turning up, the atmosphere would be affected.
My intention was never to offend genuine fans just the good time Charlie's.
This is what I thought you were saying, Boilerman (my post @4.43).

As for enlargement, it seems to come back again and again to traffic problems. The solution seems to be a train station but I remember the idea was muted when SMS was built and Lowe said it just wasn't practical.

Does anyone know why? I've never understood the problem and hope it will one day happen.
Money apparantly.The station at St Marys required new track new signalling and station refurb.
Dont quote me on that but it is what I remember hearing when the stadium was going up. I believe they wanted to reopen the station but the cost was prohibitive.Shame as it would have saved me a 15 minute walk.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boilerman[/bold] wrote: Sorry my friend I am not having a go at you, like you say you go when you can and 14 games isn't too bad is it. It's the people that only go during the good times, fair weather fans, you can bet your life they are the people that will moan if they can't get a ticket for the like's of Man Utd etc , saying how unfair it is. You are wrong about if we get 30000 every game ,I think it will be brilliant. I can remember some great night's the last time we were in the prem with full houses it was brilliant. My only beef is people who moan about how unfair life is, there are a lot of things I would like to do but can't for one reason or another but I don't say how unfair it is. I bet you don't moan if you can't get a ticket for games you probably get on with it. It's a bit like away games with a small allocation and big demand, not everyone who goes to away games can get one, the people who have been to most come first, which is the way it should be, rather than moan the attitude should be good luck to the lucky one's. Lets get full houses next season, stay in the prem and then expand the ground to give others an opportunity. What I wouldn't want to see is money wasted on the ground and people not turning up, the atmosphere would be affected. My intention was never to offend genuine fans just the good time Charlie's.[/p][/quote]This is what I thought you were saying, Boilerman (my post @4.43). As for enlargement, it seems to come back again and again to traffic problems. The solution seems to be a train station but I remember the idea was muted when SMS was built and Lowe said it just wasn't practical. Does anyone know why? I've never understood the problem and hope it will one day happen.[/p][/quote]Money apparantly.The station at St Marys required new track new signalling and station refurb. Dont quote me on that but it is what I remember hearing when the stadium was going up. I believe they wanted to reopen the station but the cost was prohibitive.Shame as it would have saved me a 15 minute walk. mack chinnon

1:38am Sat 5 May 12

DisplacedFan says...

saintkenny wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?
it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded
Chelsea are at 40,000. I'll take that kind of success.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I'm sure we could get bigger gates for the top games but not sure what we would average. A bigger stadium great but not so big that for most games there are a lot of empty seats. Maybe 40k capacity would be good?[/p][/quote]it might depend if you do get 40.000 then you have a much better budget and bigger named players will come to the club .imagine like in the 80s we sign keegan you could fill loads of seats .the trouble is you would have to much parking problems and to close to town center traffic ,to move to a new stadium was mentioned by cortesse before .so i do not think stmarys will ever be expanded[/p][/quote]Chelsea are at 40,000. I'll take that kind of success. DisplacedFan

2:23am Sat 5 May 12

RisingSon says...

There used to be a station in Northam, so it might not be prohibitively expensive to build a new station there.

If I remember correctly expansion of SMS would take capacity to about 43,000: 5,000 Kingsland and 3,000 each Northam and Chapel.
There used to be a station in Northam, so it might not be prohibitively expensive to build a new station there. If I remember correctly expansion of SMS would take capacity to about 43,000: 5,000 Kingsland and 3,000 each Northam and Chapel. RisingSon

3:43am Sat 5 May 12

webby Op says...

great to here u all thinking big hope to come over next season was there at the first game chelsea lost but great time all the best from down under
great to here u all thinking big hope to come over next season was there at the first game chelsea lost but great time all the best from down under webby Op

4:17am Sat 5 May 12

Perthsaint2 says...

Confucious wrote:
That should be England football TEAM
No' you got it right first time, English football cause they aint a team, just a collection of ego's playing for themselves & get kicked around a lot ala "football"!
Just a thought from an australian "Saints" supporter.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: That should be England football TEAM[/p][/quote]No' you got it right first time, English football cause they aint a team, just a collection of ego's playing for themselves & get kicked around a lot ala "football"! Just a thought from an australian "Saints" supporter. Perthsaint2

9:42am Sat 5 May 12

batesieboy says...

seven777. wrote:
BumperSaint wrote:
Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000.

Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.
I would like hear from NC about his plans for the future. he did say something along the lines of
needing more capacity at sms when we become a PL team but that was right at the begining. now we are in the EPL and the 5 year plan is put to bed,what does the new plan look like.
5-year plan included survival in the Prem. We haven't done that yet...but will give it a go in the 4th.
[quote][p][bold]seven777.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BumperSaint[/bold] wrote: Surely Nicola will already have plans to add more seats to our ground. We could fill 40-45,000. Im pretty sure Sunderland have the same type of stadium & their capacity is 49,000. Would love to see even more saints fans lighting up St Marys.[/p][/quote]I would like hear from NC about his plans for the future. he did say something along the lines of needing more capacity at sms when we become a PL team but that was right at the begining. now we are in the EPL and the 5 year plan is put to bed,what does the new plan look like.[/p][/quote]5-year plan included survival in the Prem. We haven't done that yet...but will give it a go in the 4th. batesieboy

9:51am Sat 5 May 12

classof'77 says...

As I recollect, the railway station didn't go ahead because Lowe wasn't willing to fork out the sizable contribution to its cost that was being asked for from SFC. Perhaps now the financial situation is a bit different?
As I recollect, the railway station didn't go ahead because Lowe wasn't willing to fork out the sizable contribution to its cost that was being asked for from SFC. Perhaps now the financial situation is a bit different? classof'77

9:52am Sat 5 May 12

classof'77 says...

As I recollect, the railway station didn't go ahead because Lowe wasn't willing to fork out the sizable contribution to its cost that was being asked for from SFC. Perhaps this time the financial situation is a bit different?
As I recollect, the railway station didn't go ahead because Lowe wasn't willing to fork out the sizable contribution to its cost that was being asked for from SFC. Perhaps this time the financial situation is a bit different? classof'77

10:47am Sat 5 May 12

Mush On The Beach says...

mack chinnon wrote:
I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN.
A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits.
I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted.
Hows that Ozzie Mush.
Ignore me Mack I appear to have been burbling, a large dent found in the bottle of rum this morning :)
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: I hope we win our first game of the season AGAIN. A few of my mates are going to that do tonight. lucky gits. I reckon we should have a new kit this season as each time we do we seem to get promoted. Hows that Ozzie Mush.[/p][/quote]Ignore me Mack I appear to have been burbling, a large dent found in the bottle of rum this morning :) Mush On The Beach

10:55am Sat 5 May 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

classof'77 wrote:
As I recollect, the railway station didn't go ahead because Lowe wasn't willing to fork out the sizable contribution to its cost that was being asked for from SFC. Perhaps now the financial situation is a bit different?
I think there is more into the Station situation, it is as much to do with who was going to fund it, SWT, Network Rail, City Council, SFC all thought it was a great idea, but none could agree on how to fund it, we had a long discussion thread on it and no one could find a satisfactory conclusion. Had the Ocean Village fiasco not happened, trains could have started from near there.
[quote][p][bold]classof'77[/bold] wrote: As I recollect, the railway station didn't go ahead because Lowe wasn't willing to fork out the sizable contribution to its cost that was being asked for from SFC. Perhaps now the financial situation is a bit different?[/p][/quote]I think there is more into the Station situation, it is as much to do with who was going to fund it, SWT, Network Rail, City Council, SFC all thought it was a great idea, but none could agree on how to fund it, we had a long discussion thread on it and no one could find a satisfactory conclusion. Had the Ocean Village fiasco not happened, trains could have started from near there. OSPREYSAINT

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