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Old January 8th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #41
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Football as a game and sport was invented in the UK. As was most of the worlds most popular sports. Cricket, Tennis, Rugby, Snooker...

Actually cricket was invented in France of all places.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 10:11 PM   #42
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birminghamculture - not quite sure why you mentioned my name in your post? If you mean I should have included the planned Birmingham Dome; I didn't because it isn't confirmed yet. It hasn't even been designed properly, let alone approved (which we all know can take some time).

Your right to say that the Midlands has got some decent stadiums (having lived in Brum for three years I've experienced a few of them). However, Molineux seems unlikely to be expanded in the immediate future, unless Wolves can establish themselves as a permanent resident of the Premiership - far from definite given their history over the past 20 years. To expand speculatively in the present financial climate of football seems a bit risky - even for big spenders like Wolves. I think it's more likely we'll see expansion at Villa than anywhere else (except for Birmingham City) - and even that isn't for certain without further success on the pitch. I do hope some of the Midlands stadiums do get bigger and better though, particularly in the Birmingham/Black Country area - needs to catch up with Greater Manchester.

Btw last time I checked, Bristol wasn't part of the Midlands. But maybe I've missed something...
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Old January 12th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #43
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I would just like to say that MANCHESTER UNITED OLD TRAFFORD.
is actually 'old'
thats the same pitch that the Germans dropped a bomb on during the war.
we were forced to share with Man City at the old Maine Rd Moss side.
what makes Old trafford even more amazing is thats its been expanded (continues) so many times its unreal. the big problem is that there is a train track behing the south stand whiich is holting that side.

Gives stadiums more character, just look at St James park, its almost comical.

Great to here that OT is goin to be bigger than Cardiff mill, welsh sheep shagers LOL.
MUFC is the biggest tourist attraction in Manchester. LOL (true)
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Old January 13th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #44
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Great to here that OT is goin to be bigger than Cardiff mill, welsh sheep shagers LOL.
yah cheeky manc

and don't diss it till you try it mate
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Old March 15th, 2005, 04:39 PM   #45
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I worship OLD TRAFFORD

Old Trafford is without doubt the finest ground in Britain.
The stands designed by a certain Scot are simply perfect.
Not too steep, and not too low. as said, OT will be expanded
to 75,000. plans are ongoin to add two extra tiers just like the
north stand, to the south stand, that would mean a capacity
of 92,000... that's the best and the largest ground in the UK!
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Old March 15th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #46
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The oldest football club is Notts County.
When the oldest football club was founded, who did they play against?
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Old March 15th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #47
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The mouthy shits who challenged them in the first place
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Old March 18th, 2005, 11:03 AM   #48
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When the oldest football club was founded, who did they play against?
By "oldest" its ment that they are the oldest club(pro anyway) still around, others of a similar age having since disbanded.

Although I equally dislike wolves I have to admit that Molineux is an amazing stadium, maybe not in terms of capacity but certainly in facilities and atmosphere. Probabley the best atmosphere I'v ever experienced at a match with the Wolves/Palace playoff semi from a few years ago.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 08:52 PM   #49
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Manchester united rules the football world
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:09 PM   #50
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Not anymore, only made half the profits as they did last year
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 05:08 PM   #51
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Manchester united rules the football world
Not anymore. Unless they start winning big again they are a dead brand.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 05:35 PM   #52
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I've worked at both old trafford and the man city, and from my experience, I reckon the City stadium is better aesthetically speaking.

But then old trafford has a big disadvantage in that it was a stadium that was slowly extended over time, whereas the man city stadium was custom built.

Old trafford is miles ahead of any stadium in the country and probably the world in being a tourist resort..We'd get thousands of Americans, europeans and orientals coming over just to take pictures of it, I doubt any other stadium in the world can claim the same.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 05:57 PM   #53
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 10:55 AM   #54
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These are recent Stadium of Light photographs taken at the weekend when we beat Coventry to go top of the league!!

1 hour before kick-off.



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Old March 23rd, 2005, 04:04 PM   #55
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Are there still plans to extend the Stadium of Light up to 62,000?
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #56
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I doubt it. Do they still have to give tickets away?
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:22 PM   #57
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I doubt it. Do they still have to give tickets away?
Lol

Well they are 12,000 seats short most weeks, selling out so I think an expansion upto 62,000 is a tad far fetched.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #58
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Well they are 12,000 seats short most weeks, selling out so I think an expansion upto 62,000 is a tad far fetched.
The extension was certainly planned when they were last in the prem and it looks like there going to be back in the prem next season.Iif they can stablise there for a couple of years I wouldnt be supprized to see it happen.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #59
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Albion, Villa, Wolves and Birmingham have all expansion etc plans great for Midlands football and thats excluding the likes of Stoke, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Walsall, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Kidderminster Harriers etc
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Old March 24th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #60
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We managed 30000 on Saturday, but then the power of the Premiership will mean sell out crowds each week, if and when we go up. We were even drawing in well over 40000 each week when we were relegated a few seasons back. When we were doing really well in the Premiership it was extremely hard to get a ticket, out lowest crowd of the season was over 43,000... and that was in the FA Cup.

Out biggest crowd this season was 43,350 which is far higher than any other Championship club.
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