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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by floridaboy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:22 am

Noggs wrote:Could it be that they have finally found great uncle S.S. Walsh, long search for by his son Steve?
So good they named it twice !!

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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by wormus » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:22 pm

Just to put the construction of the new stand into reality,
the newly seeded pitch is now taller than the new stand and the pitch has been cut a few times.. Sods law! it will be late.

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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Noggs » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:27 am

White lines are appearing. Let's hope Baron Sewel doesn't see them :smt003
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by physiodan » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:49 pm

Just looked at the saints Facebook page and their new Barwell stand is coming on nicely but looking like a meccano set at the moment.

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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Noggs » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:07 pm

physiodan wrote:Just looked at the saints Facebook page and their new Barwell stand is coming on nicely but looking like a meccano set at the moment.
A bit on the small side though at 1900 seats :smt003

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Since 2001 the stadium has been expanded three times from a capacity of just under 10,000 to 13,591, with the site being developed from an old wooden Members' Stand, small terrace and temporary stands into a purpose-built venue that is the envy of rugby clubs throughout the country and a place which receives rave reviews from the media.

The time has come to expand Franklin's Gardens once more. The new Barwell Stand will take the capacity over 15,500, representing the single biggest leap in capacity in the history of Franklin's Gardens.

Not sure about the boasts :smt009
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:21 pm

Noggs wrote:A bit on the small side though at 1900 seats :smt003

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Since 2001 the stadium has been expanded three times from a capacity of just under 10,000 to 13,591, with the site being developed from an old wooden Members' Stand, small terrace and temporary stands into a purpose-built venue that is the envy of rugby clubs throughout the country and a place which receives rave reviews from the media.

The time has come to expand Franklin's Gardens once more. The new Barwell Stand will take the capacity over 15,500, representing the single biggest leap in capacity in the history of Franklin's Gardens.

Not sure about the boasts :smt009
15,500? Maybe Saffers and Bath and envious.

Rave reviews from the media?

Insofar as their own website is part of the media I suppose that is true.
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Noggs » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:53 pm

Going back to our new stand I see we are still not out of the ground. I also note that completion will now be in late January rather than 'for Christmas' as I believe was said previously. Still, better late than never hey :smt023
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Bill W (2) » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:39 pm

Noggs wrote:Going back to our new stand I see we are still not out of the ground. I also note that completion will now be in late January rather than 'for Christmas' as I believe was said previously. Still, better late than never hey :smt023
Should those who have purchased membersip of the clubhoue be "braced" for further bad news? :smt017
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Noggs » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:43 pm

Bill, surely you're not suggesting further column inches of this subject? Perhaps we should steel away quietly before anyone reads this rubbish :smt003
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Bill W (2) » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:17 pm

Farbeit from me to make suggestions regarding the new stand and the new hospitality suite.

Very little action visible on the webcam though.

I am sure Lindleys (or whatever they are called now) will have a plan to cope!
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by LE18 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:32 pm

Is Gary Adey's Co doing the steelwork?

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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Bill W (2) » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:37 pm

LE18 wrote:Is Gary Adey's Co doing the steelwork?
No sign of anyone doing the steelwork on the webcam!! :smt003
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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by LE18 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:06 am

No Bill, I mean making it, in their Loughborough factory?

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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by Coops » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:34 am

Bill W (2) wrote:
LE18 wrote:Is Gary Adey's Co doing the steelwork?
No sign of anyone doing the steelwork on the webcam!! :smt003
Does appear to be fairly slow progress at the minute although I suspect they are piling the foundations so not much to see.

I did notice that in the shareholders advice letter (ref Tom Scott) they have insurance against the development company (via QBE) so presumably that means they are covered on the ticket sales should the stand not be ready for the start of the season proper. Lost revenue will be protected.

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Re: Still stuck in the mud!

Post by MJB » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:42 pm

Maybe they've found some underground cellars and stairways. Oh no, sorry, that was the bus station :smt003

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