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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by ourla » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:22 pm

Saints prepping for next summers project..
http://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/32157.php

On the issue of sell outs. I would imagine part of the problem is the international breaks. How many Premiership games are there in that period and does the evidence back me up... are crowds lower. We should sell out ERC matches and matches against the likes of Saints, Sarries.
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by DickyP » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:59 pm

Getting to be the opposite of the common misquotation from W P Kinsella's book "Shoeless Joe" (made into the film "Field of Dreams").

Instead of "Build it and they will come" is for Tigers "Come and we will build it"!

(The misquotation is that the actual quote is "build it and HE will come.")
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by DickyP » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:01 pm

ourla wrote:Saints prepping for next summers project..
http://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/32157.php

On the issue of sell outs. I would imagine part of the problem is the international breaks. How many Premiership games are there in that period and does the evidence back me up... are crowds lower. We should sell out ERC matches and matches against the likes of Saints, Sarries.
Lots of things affect the sell-outs/gate size but apart from the obvious - clashes with internationals, quality of the opposition etc - the one glaring area of low turn outs is early season when the weather is still good and people have better things to do.
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by jgriffin » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:33 pm

We should be thankful that we aren't in this position - there are other clubs vulnerable to it, and in a sense Saffacens are halfway there.
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by InGuinnessVeritas » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:29 am

DickyP wrote:... the one glaring area of low turn outs is early season when the weather is still good and people have better things to do.
Better things to do? :smt017

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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by DickyP » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:58 am

InGuinnessVeritas wrote:
DickyP wrote:... the one glaring area of low turn outs is early season when the weather is still good and people have better things to do.
Better things to do? :smt017
I agree but 1) some people are, for some unexplainable reason, less dedicated than others. 2) not all supporters have equally dedicated spouses/partners etc.

I should, of course, have put "better" in inverted commas in my original post!
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by wormus » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:04 am

ourla wrote:Saints prepping for next summers project..
http://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/32157.php

On the issue of sell outs. I would imagine part of the problem is the international breaks. How many Premiership games are there in that period and does the evidence back me up... are crowds lower. We should sell out ERC matches and matches against the likes of Saints, Sarries.
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by Suz » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:35 am

DickyP wrote:
InGuinnessVeritas wrote:
DickyP wrote:... the one glaring area of low turn outs is early season when the weather is still good and people have better things to do.
Better things to do? :smt017
I agree but 1) some people are, for some unexplainable reason, less dedicated than others. 2) not all supporters have equally dedicated spouses/partners etc.

I should, of course, have put "better" in inverted commas in my original post!
Of course some of us are very dedicated, but also love other sports too. I love eventing and will be a Burghley horse trials so missing the first game of this season. I always have crossed fingers hoping for an away game the first game, but alas not the case again this year. Burghley will come first for me as this happens once a year (and the shoppings better :smt003 ) and I have many more oppitunities to support tigers throughout the year. :smt038
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by GT1 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:43 pm

Interesting letter in the Mercury tonight - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Rugby ... story.html
It really is time to rebuild this stand imho :smt024

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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by Jeremy Anderson » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:44 am

The only people who should have a vote on redeveloping the Crumbie are those that sit and stand there.

If your preference is for a plastic seat and a blaring PA then there are plenty of places around the ground.

As Crumbie resident my preference is to leave the Crumbie including PA exactly as it is.
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by h's dad » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:08 am

Jeremy Anderson wrote:The only people who should have a vote on redeveloping the Crumbie are those that sit and stand there.
What is the legal or moral case for this?
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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by InGuinnessVeritas » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:15 am

Jeremy Anderson wrote:The only people who should have a vote on redeveloping the Crumbie are those that sit and stand there.

If your preference is for a plastic seat and a blaring PA then there are plenty of places around the ground.

As Crumbie resident my preference is to leave the Crumbie including PA exactly as it is.
To quote Mr McEnroe, you cannot be serious.

I have nearly twice as much leg room in the GNC than I used to have in the Crumbie. I can lean back in my seat without having someone else's knees digging into my kidneys. I don't have to walk to either end of the stand to find a toilet with an entrance not wide enough for two people to pass without getting intimate and I won't even start on the state of the women's toilets in the Crumbie. I admit the PA in the GNC can be overbearing at times but at least you can hear all of what's being said. In the Crumbie, I sometimes wondered if Norman Collier was on the microphone.

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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by Tiger_in_Birmingham » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:51 pm

leave the Crumbie as it is - as previously said, if you don't like it go elsewhere in the ground!

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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by Bill W (2) » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:26 pm

Jeremy Anderson wrote:The only people who should have a vote on redeveloping the Crumbie are those that sit and stand there.

If your preference is for a plastic seat and a blaring PA then there are plenty of places around the ground.

As Crumbie resident my preference is to leave the Crumbie including PA exactly as it is.
As a Crumbie dweller I concur!

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Re: Welford Road Development?

Post by h's dad » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:41 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:
Jeremy Anderson wrote:The only people who should have a vote on redeveloping the Crumbie are those that sit and stand there.

If your preference is for a plastic seat and a blaring PA then there are plenty of places around the ground.

As Crumbie resident my preference is to leave the Crumbie including PA exactly as it is.
As a Crumbie dweller I concur!

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Bill, you should know better than most that it is not a member’s club. The ‘voters’ are the owners and their appointed representatives, financiers and the H&S hangers on. The residents may be consulted and their views considered but for them to expect a vote is ridiculous. They’ll expect to vote to pick the starting line up next.

The Crumbie is great to look at from the point of tradition but pretty dreadful to actually sit in for a capacity fixture. I’m sitting on the fence (or at least it can feel that way).
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