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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2019, 08:58:04 AM »
Great pics, thank you.

The last time they started removing the seats from the Riverside it was part of the general running down of our club.  How brilliant this time it's for possitive reasons.

Wow I didn't know they got as far as actually removing seats!

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2019, 09:46:23 AM »
Great pics, thank you.

The last time they started removing the seats from the Riverside it was part of the general running down of our club.  How brilliant this time it's for possitive reasons.

Yes - took me back to the dark days in the 80s!!

Didn’t they change the Riverside seats with new ones purchased from Derby’s old Baseball Ground ? Sure they did ....
If true it wouldn't have been the riverside stand but the Putney End as it was about the same time we got promoted  that the baseball ground was demolished

That's the first time I have heard that! I wonder if there's any truth in it?

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #82 on: July 09, 2019, 05:54:35 PM »
I am fairly positive it did happen ! I may need to check my old programmes...


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #83 on: July 09, 2019, 06:18:15 PM »
Thanks for the photos.

Gets me wondering how much colder and windier it will be once the existing stand comes down.  Cheery thought for a July evening I know.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #84 on: July 09, 2019, 06:39:16 PM »
Great pics, thank you.

The last time they started removing the seats from the Riverside it was part of the general running down of our club.  How brilliant this time it's for possitive reasons.

Yes - took me back to the dark days in the 80s!!

Didn’t they change the Riverside seats with new ones purchased from Derby’s old Baseball Ground ? Sure they did ....
If true it wouldn't have been the riverside stand but the Putney End as it was about the same time we got promoted  that the baseball ground was demolished

That's the first time I have heard that! I wonder if there's any truth in it?

Not sure the old baseball ground had that style of seats when it closed, but could be wrong.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #85 on: July 09, 2019, 06:45:56 PM »
Great pics, thank you.

The last time they started removing the seats from the Riverside it was part of the general running down of our club.  How brilliant this time it's for possitive reasons.

Wow I didn't know they got as far as actually removing seats!

Blocks of seats were removed over a period of a few weeks, presumably to reduce overheads as attendances were so low.  I recall seeing a few photos of what I imagine was the early 80s?


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #86 on: July 09, 2019, 07:51:27 PM »
Zamora?

Tosh Chamberlain more like.
Anyone know how he is? Well up into to eighties I believe.
Hope he is well.

+1 100%

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2019, 09:52:32 PM »
Great pics, thank you.

The last time they started removing the seats from the Riverside it was part of the general running down of our club.  How brilliant this time it's for possitive reasons.

Wow I didn't know they got as far as actually removing seats!

Blocks of seats were removed over a period of a few weeks, presumably to reduce overheads as attendances were so low.  I recall seeing a few photos of what I imagine was the early 80s?

I wonder how much it cost to pay the people to remove the seats XD

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #88 on: July 09, 2019, 11:31:50 PM »
Wooden seats were common in a lot of football grounds prior to the Bradford fire. The JH stand here at Fulham was closed until a sprinkler system was fitted. Supporters were caged in grounds following the Sheff Weds disaster. In fact football supporters were treated incredibly badly during the 1980’s


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2019, 12:53:05 PM »
We've seen worse days.


 

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2019, 01:49:17 PM »
A couple of comments - They have probably sold the seats to another club, many years ago I remember Mansfield Town buying the whole Hurst Park stand (Horse racing near Hampton Court) and does this all mean the end of the puddle in the gate at Bishops Park?

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2019, 03:27:59 PM »
We've seen worse days.


 




Was this when we announced crowd changes to the team.


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2019, 04:46:56 PM »
A couple of comments - They have probably sold the seats to another club, many years ago I remember Mansfield Town buying the whole Hurst Park stand (Horse racing near Hampton Court) and does this all mean the end of the puddle in the gate at Bishops Park?
Hi Ian,
Valerie and I sat in that stand when we were 0-2 down at halftime and finally won 3-2, back in 1969-70, just before leaving England for the USA.

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2019, 06:13:05 PM »
We've seen worse days.


 

Don't say that!
The "fine figure" in the red & blue top with hand carefully placed on hip is ME!!
Minus (for some reason) the proverbial King Edward cigar smoked during matches to calm my nerves
How I miss the arguments with the occasional away fans who used to dare to stand with us in the Putney End
Now of course I am an old git so far more sensible (well not really)
Great days,bless the 3,500!!
COYW!!



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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #94 on: July 10, 2019, 06:18:30 PM »
Designs been amended, health club instead of apartments at the Putney end now


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2019, 12:37:05 PM »
I have it, on good authority, there is suspected Roman gold buried along the river. 

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2019, 12:40:43 PM »
I loved those weeds at the Putney End.
Gave us a real 'home town' club

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #97 on: July 11, 2019, 12:47:16 PM »
Those weeds were Cardiff Supporters

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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2019, 11:42:41 AM »
Nice shot of Craven Cottage and can see how much of the park is being taken up with the work compound.


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Re: Riverside Development Update
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2019, 02:16:49 PM »
It would be nice to have a glimpse of the works programme, I wonder when the demolition of the stand is due to take place, sometime during the season I imagine.