If we do sell Roberts - we should buy

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  1. Gordon Owen

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    The West Stand needs renovating or at least slightly modernising.

    But it should still resemble the old West Stand that we all love.

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    No roof on the bogs next to the Ponty :D
     
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    I definitely think that a sympathetic renovation is the way to go. It could be a good candidate for safe standing if that ever comes in.
     
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    Yes. I was mates with a couple of players at the time. it was most amusing apparently
     
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    Personally, providing it's not a fire hazard a la Bradford, I'd be for keeping it. Fond memories of some of my first games viewed from there and wistful, romantic images (and smells) of the notorious bogs. The super-heated Bovril and those seat cusions, surely the forerunner of the Frisbee.
    No, I'd rather keep it. Anyway, is it not a listed building yet?
     
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    +1 for this.
     
  9. Gordon Owen

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    It's too low, spoils the atmosphere in the rest of the ground. Encasing the stadium with a higher stand and sorting the corners would improve it.
     
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    Put it on stilts?
     
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    Or tilt it?

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    All interesting thoughts. Personally, if the West Stand is replaced, I'd prefer a smaller image of the East Stand opposite.

    No need for any more boxes, just a simple 2-tier stand. If we need future expansion, wrap it around the corner to join the Ponty.

    I'd rather see a small stand looking full, than a big stand looking empty.
     
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    we should at least be making it fit for purpose, if it's not being rebuilt any time soon. sort the north side out, new roof, lick o paint all round and get shut of that broken glass ffs!
     
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    That'll shore up the defence!
     
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    Whatever is behind the West stand doesn't matter really - what does matter is that the land narrows at the Ponti End side of the stand .
    So if a new stand is to sweep around from the Ponti then that area is too narrow as it is now.
     
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    At the narrow point it is as wide as the east stand as I've said a few times. When I asked what was behind the west stand it was out of curiosity
     
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    Slightly related picture that I stumbled upon

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