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Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
14 May, 2017 18:25
How would you lads feel if Burnley moved too a new stadium?
Spurs are staying virtually put, but other teams have built new grounds miles away from their spiritual home.
At the end of the day we are only mere mortals moving through time, so it's really up to the kids where they will want to watch the game, ( maybe from their bedroom on some 3 dimensional telly).
My team have said they want to move to the edge of town to some fancy stadium, fair play to them but I won't be buying a season ticket if they do.
Our ground is pretty central with a number of ale houses in the area, stick our ground out of town and they can stick my season ticket up their ....
Maybe I'm old fashioned but there is more to fitba than money, it's the heritage and what my forefathers brought forth.

 
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Alfie (IP Logged)
14 May, 2017 18:53
I would hate it if the Clarets moved to a new ground,although I very rarely attend nowadays it wouldn't be the same for me..The turf is a couple of minutes walk away from the centre of Burney in a great position,it's one of the very few old grounds that still exist in the premier league,most of the away teams(you want to see the away teams changing rooms,a bit like going back to the sixties,these Softee millionaires hate it lol ) and their fans hate coming to the turf because of the intimidating atmosphere that exists inside the ground .. It's like having another player when the crowd get behind the team.. Having said that it could be improved by altering certain aspects of the ground ..I took my grandchildren from down south on a tour At Easter and they thought it was absolutely brilliant,(do did I )

 
Re: Moving on
Ricky_80 (IP Logged)
14 May, 2017 20:50
I watch non league clubs but if i supported a pro club it would be strange to change ground i guess.

 
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Alfie (IP Logged)
14 May, 2017 21:05
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I watch non league clubs but if i supported a pro club it would be strange to change ground i guess.

Who do you watch Ricky,? I used to watch Nelson into the Lancs combination many many moons ago..

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
15 May, 2017 06:54
I remember terracing when fans used to change ends at halftime (but there were a few punch ups), so they brought in bench seating and put fences up between the fans, now we have built new stands behind both goals so Dens has changed. The ground is easy to get to if you're an away fan and have come on public transport as its close to the city centre and there are plenty of pubs in the neighbourhood, (didn't have a beer Saturday as it had been raining and me mate took his car, picked me up and dropped me off, what a @#$%& of a mate(Sm6)).
There is talk of some grounds bringing in 'safe standing' areas, (don't think I could be ersed standing these days), but I don't think I'll ever see both sets of supporters mingling again.

 
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soapylily (IP Logged)
15 May, 2017 08:46
I cannot imagine much worse than moving from one of only 3 (I think) original sites still played on by the top clubs. I would love to see the extra tire put on the Bob Lord though and the corners developed to enclose the ground a bit more like when you could walk from the Longside to the Bee Hole End.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
15 May, 2017 09:53
Anfield, Goodison, old Trafford, Selhurst, Stamford Bridge, Hawthorns, Vicarage Road, White Hart Lane, think Bournemouth play at their old ground but changed its name. Think they are all original sites, oh and Turf Moor.
Spurs moving a couple of yards, Everton to move, Chelsea wanting to move.
Most old grounds have changed dramatically after the Taylor Report, so is moving stadium such a big deal? The problem I have, is moving grounds miles away to edge of town sites, it's not good for the local economy imo. What about this renaming of grounds malarkey?

 
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fred dibnah (IP Logged)
15 May, 2017 18:30
I cant ever contemplate moving. It'll never happen, unless we somehow become an established top 6 club and need to accommodate an extra 10k tourist/glory fans.

 
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soapylily (IP Logged)
15 May, 2017 20:39
Only Anfield Stamford Bridge and St James' Park - did we really once play at Calder Vale? although that's when they were a rugby club and they moved to the Turf in 1882.

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Jilted (IP Logged)
15 May, 2017 21:52
Anfield was home to Everton in 1884, Liverpool moved in 1892.
Man Utd played at Maine Road 1941-49 due to bomb damage.
Is there not some one on here who writes books? Could be an interesting read the history of football grounds.

 
Re: Moving on
Shanghaiclaret (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 01:52
I played at Calder Vale a few times. Glad we moved from there. Talk about mud. It was a bog.



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Re: Moving on
soapylily (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 20:51
Great video of white hart lane:
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What really surprised me is the vision to have done so much work on the new stadium while playing on at the Lane.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 21:12
It's amazing what they can do these days, changed from the days of a draughtsman sitting down with paper drawings and a scale rule and a man on site with a tape measure and theodolite. Satellite maps, 3D computer software, gps and laser levels nowadays. The measurements are that accurate today that parts for construction can be premade anywhere in the world and delivered to the doorstep bang on time for fitting, it's only when it's a government project things go Pete Tong and the original estimate is only a fraction of final costs.



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Re: Moving on
Alfie (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 08:06
Pete Tong = Wrong ..

 
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Ricky_80 (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 12:26
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Alfie
Pete Tong = Wrong ..
Ah i see. Cockney rhyming slang.

 
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Alfie (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 15:10
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Pete Tong = Wrong ..
Ah i see. Cockney rhyming slang.

Yep,also a good film named after the phrase about a DJ (Peter Kaye) who has a few setbacks ..

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 15:59
NURSE!!!

 
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AfloatinClaret (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 16:22
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...changed from the days of a draughtsman...measurements are that accurate today that parts for construction can be premade anywhere in the world and delivered to the doorstep bang on time for fitting, it's only when it's a government project things go Pete Tong...

Oh that that were true; yes we've got plenty of computers/lasers/gps-surveying, but artificial intelligence is still no match for natural stupidity.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 16:39
As you have just shown.

 
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Ricky_80 (IP Logged)
17 May, 2017 16:57
I like Peter Kay in car share.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
30 June, 2017 20:49
There's a lot being said after the Grenfell fire, but after the fire at Bradford City we still have an old stand which contains much wood. Smoking is prohibited within the ground, but still there is a potential for a fire.
Are there any grounds down south with old wooden stands?

 
Re: Moving on
ozchippie (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 09:35
I read recently that Forest Green are about to build a new
ground totally out of wood. They are also probably the worlds
only vegan team.

 
Re: Moving on
peepodaylane (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 15:26
i would hate to move, I love the turf , younger fans with less history on there, would just adapt, soon the new place would become quite a natural setting for them. Must be sad for a great many fans elsewhere when the end comes, west ham, man city, arsenal, etc. Brunshaw road is perfect , we can handle the crowds, no need to move unless some cynical overseas betting corporation takes the reigns and demands we build a poxy characterless stadium and rebrand totally. I will probably stop going on then. I will happily take some changes, but i have my limits. What hull and cardiff were facing in recent times made me sick .hope the day never dawns for us.

....might be acceptable to have a pie shaped venue though, so it appeared like a huge meat pie from a distance.

 
Re: Moving on
fulledgelad (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 18:18
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I played at Calder Vale a few times. Glad we moved from there. Talk about mud. It was a bog.

Are you referring to the Belvedere and Caldervale Rugby Club off Colne road?

The old Burnley Rugby Union club ground was somewhere near the new Burnley college,just down from Burnley central rail station close to the viaduct.



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Re: Moving on
fulledgelad (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 18:33
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soapylily
Only Anfield Stamford Bridge and St James' Park - did we really once play at Calder Vale? although that's when they were a rugby club and they moved to the Turf in 1882

Burnley football club played a few matches at the old Burnley Football rugby club-which was near where the new Burnley college is now-when first formed.moving to Turf Moor in 1883.



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Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 19:44
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fulledgelad
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Only Anfield Stamford Bridge and St James' Park - did we really once play at Calder Vale? although that's when they were a rugby club and they moved to the Turf in 1882

Burnley football club played a few matches at the old rugby club when first formed.moving to Turf Moor in 1883.

Probably best ask Alf, i think he cut the ribbon.

What about the renaming of grounds?
Any thoughts of a new name for the Turf?

 
Re: Moving on
Alfie (IP Logged)
05 July, 2017 15:12
No new name,it will always be turf moor for me.. Has ta bin down turf lately? Lol

 
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BC2 (IP Logged)
06 July, 2017 12:57
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Jilted
it's only when it's a government project things go Pete Tong and the original estimate is only a fraction of final costs.

It went seriously Pete Tong for Multiplex, constructors of the new Wembley. They lost around £200 million on the deal, which led to them losing all interest in bidding for any of the London Olympics building projects.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
06 July, 2017 19:29
The new Hinkley Point power station, they want an extra billion and a half, because British standards are different???
FFS, who were the Japs and Frogs designing the plant for???

Not sure the New Wembley was a government project, hope feckin no cos I'm a Scot grinning smiley

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 17:22
Looks like we, sorry they, are moving.

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FFS, sure the lad on the tannoy said the attendance yesterday was 6,004 with 1,500 away fans, and I saw many Hibs fans in town later, obviously they had come by train, the new ground will be further away from the station, not a good move imo.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 18:32
FFS, more details of the proposed plans for a new ground up here, including a crematorium, holy smoke, I wonder if this is a green method of under soil heating.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 19:28
Chelsea’s new £1billion new/Old ground on hold as a an old couple say the stands will blight their natural daylight, Good on them, if that were me I’d be shitting myself incase the Moscow mafia came chapping my door.
Around a quarter of the seats in the new stadium are for CORPORATE clients, I went there about 8years ago, got travel agents tickets for a seat in the gods which cost about £60 each for a category c or d game, feck knows what corporate tickets cost.
Remember this big ogre in front of me shouting at fellow Chelsea fans at the end of the game ,” where were you when we were @#$%&”, well probably that guy can’t afford to see his beloved Chelsea now.

 
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Jilted (IP Logged)
15 January, 2018 21:47
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Jilted
Chelsea’s new £1billion new/Old ground on hold as a an old couple say the stands will blight their natural daylight, Good on them, if that were me I’d be shitting myself incase the Moscow mafia came chapping my door.
Around a quarter of the seats in the new stadium are for CORPORATE clients, I went there about 8years ago, got travel agents tickets for a seat in the gods which cost about £60 each for a category c or d game, feck knows what corporate tickets cost.
Remember this big ogre in front of me shouting at fellow Chelsea fans at the end of the game ,” where were you when we were @#$%&”, well probably that guy can’t afford to see his beloved Chelsea now.

The local council are going to ‘acquire’ land and lease it back to Chelsea, so the old couples injunction is invalid. Profit before people yet again.

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Jilted (IP Logged)
15 January, 2018 22:59
Meanwhile in North London.

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I’m not a lover of these new stadiums, I’ve been to the Emirates and wasn’t that impressed, huge concourse where you could see the outside world, but in the arena itself, felt really distant from the action.
Been to White Hart Lane before with a female friend, faf, bought a couple of sausage roll things and a drink inside the ground before kick off, she says “the PORK is off”, so I told her I didn’t think it would be pork, so she looks at the wrapper and they were past their sell by date, so she storms to the front of the queue and demands pies as a replacement, the poor caterer went on his Walkie talkie and told all the outlets to remove any out of date sausage rolls, I think their profits were down that day. (Sm6)

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
28 April, 2018 09:35
What about Wembley? Should the FA build a new national stadium in a more central location?
There’s no twin towers, Wembley is a new stadium does it hold sentiment of 66.?
It’s a long journey for many fans to travel, in the past national games have been held at other venues around England, would building a new ground further north not be more practical?

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
29 April, 2018 09:56
Sounds like Jacksonville Jaguars are going to be residents of Wembley pretty soon. Some travelling for home fans.
Won’t be long till there is a global football/soccer league, that’s capitalism, the rich want more and more.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
23 May, 2018 17:12
FFS, they are on about renaming our ground (Dens Park) The Kilmac Stadium, wtf do sponsors get out of these renamings? If the ground is renamed I will still say I’m going to Dens, not the Kilmac. And does this advertising actually benefit the sponsors? I’ve heard of Etihad and Emirates, still haven’t done any business with them, is sponsorship a tax dodge?

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
27 August, 2018 07:54
The SFA will decide on Wednesday whether they will move games from Hampden to Murrayfield.
I don’t feel any nostalgia for Hampden, ive only been there a handful of times.
Would be funny Celtic and The Rangers having to go to Edinburgh for finals (I think domestic as well as international games will be moved).
Would feel sorry for Queens Park who own Hampden and would be left with a costly white elephant.

 
Re: Moving on
28 August, 2018 13:54
I think the best way to redevelop Turf Moor would be to rotate the pitch 90 degrees. There is plenty of room behind the Longside and it would solve the problem of dealing with the Cricket Club as they won’t sell more land to us or move.

The main drawback would be for at least a season we would have to ground share with someone while the building work was on going. I bet we could rent Nelson’s ground, Little Wembley, for £50.00 on a Saturday afternoon.

 
Re: Moving on
Jilted (IP Logged)
28 August, 2018 19:31
Does Turf Moor need redeveloped? Honest question, what happens if Burnley are relegated?
Read European ties mean old wooden seats are a no no. Is that not heritage killing?
Dundee like other SPL clubs were forced to build/convert to ( I think 12k maybe) 10k all seated under cover stadiums years ago, (I believe that has since been reduced), ffs we are lucky to get much more than 6k these days at games. Even Celtic or The Rangers matches doesn’t see Dens full.
Due to health and safety and hence insurance costs, we are on about relocating to a modern stadium.
It’s all about money and not fans nor tradition 🙁 but there again when we are all dead and buried, I don’t think fans of the future would put up with @#$%& against an outdoor brick wall bog as I did as a kid, nae place to wash your hands either, haeing a number two, well tbh, I don’t know what they did back in the day, probably had to do it in the bushes behind the corrugated sheds we had as cover.


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