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Old May 20th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #21
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what an idiot, you think the actual stadium cost 800m its no wonder your dissapointed lol basically you know **** all what your talking about
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what an idiot, you think the actual stadium cost 800m its no wonder your dissapointed lol basically you know **** all what your talking about
Surrey.

You must be dissapointed about the result. Don't worry, you'll get to attened another match at Old Trafford next season. BTW. Don't forget your camera and your mega store bag.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #23
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Heh, I've just noticed that shadow over Allianz. Dreadful!
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As I posted in the world section.

A selection of photos from yesterday.

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Old May 21st, 2007, 12:06 AM   #25
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I can't believe how high the north and south stands are looking at those photos! Wouldn't want vertigo if you had those tickets!
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Wembley is AWESOME, i've been there and it was great, ill rather have this 90,000 monster then the Allianz anyday(its pretty dull on the inside where it all matters)

Even Twickenham stadium looks better on the inside then the Allianz


From the BBC website, 2 superb London stadiums shown off in one weekend[/QUOTE]
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Is it just me or does that ramp on Wembley Way leading up to the stadium look like some old drab Concrete monster from the 60's.
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Is it just me or does that ramp on Wembley Way leading up to the stadium look like some old drab Concrete monster from the 60's.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 12:29 AM   #29
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Is it just me or does that ramp on Wembley Way leading up to the stadium look like some old drab Concrete monster from the 60's.
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cheers Sparks, some awesome pictures there. It is staggering. Honestly can't wait for the England-Brazil game!!!! I will be quite high up, where the best views of the stadium are. Will be taking plenty of pics. Hopefully the crowd puts on a performance to try to inspire such a dull England side

The view you get from even the top tier is amazing!
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Old May 21st, 2007, 12:54 AM   #30
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wow those pics look mental. It looks so much taller than in other photos. I look forward to a night match when i think it will be a much more special arena.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:24 PM   #31
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as usual,excellent pics from Sparks
Thought Wembley was the star of the show Saturday(not hard considering the awful match)
I'm a big fan of this staduim,but i do wonder if they might slightly alter a few things over the years,a bit of fine tuning if you like,as they recieve feedback.
a few things i'd like to see
the players coming out of that tunnel in the corner where the legends came out from..one of the few good things about the old staduim was the long walk up the tunnel,and across the pitch,waving to freinds and family in the stands.This might be difficult,considering the position of the changing rooms
perhaps the royal box might be located on the bottom tier,towrads the back,looking down at the dougouts(if you can call them that now)like the old stadium...
they might consider shifting the pitch north,if this issue with the roof can't be solved.That might help with the shadow across the pitch
any ideas of the size of the pitch,in comparision to other 's,especially in the Prem league..just wonder if the pitch could be made a bit bigger,so the fans are a bit nearer the action...
all in all,a wonderful staduim..
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The fans are too far away from the pitch and each other.

There are too many corporate seats and worst of all they split the the two banks of seats containing the genuine fans in half. Atmosphere is poor as a result.

Like the Emirates and COMs it is a soulless concrete bowl designed for free loading corporates and middle class football fans who like to have a burger and fries with their "football experience". City couldn't really help it as their ground was built for the Commonwealth games, but the other two have no such excuse.

It personifies the Americanisation of the game and the FAs( Ken Bates) contempt for real fans which can also be seen in the ticket allocation and prices.

And it should have been 100,000 and built in Birmingham.

I do like the continuous red seating and the Arch though.
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Amazing pics sparks - they really show the scale of the place.
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One thing I don't like about the new Wembley is the way the front of the upper tier has been "cut back" on one side to fit in another row of boxes - it's not very aesthetically pleasing. The asymmetrical supports for the roof over the ends aren't very pretty either...
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what an idiot, you think the actual stadium cost 800m its no wonder your dissapointed lol basically you know **** all what your talking about
800m is misleading and, at the same time, acurate. Yes the stadium itself did not cost 800m but it shows the huge financial burden that was taken on by locating the National Stadium at Wembley. The project would not have cost 800m elsewhere. As Graham Taylor said on Saturday...

"right stadium, wrong location."

Even in and around London, there must have been better spots to pitch this particular tent.
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People can't seem to offer any better location when they complain about Wembley. It is a lot easier getting to and away from Wembley than it is from Cardiff, yet it wasn't until the last couple of years that we heard any complaints about that.

Fact is getting 90,000 away fans, as that is what they really are, to game is always going to be tricky. Only a handfull of other stadiums in the world can claim to have three railway stations within 1/2 a mile of the ground. The plans in the midlands invovled most people getting to the ground by car, can you imagine what the traffic would be like and where would people park? especially if it was located out of town.
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i bet you wont see many saying the outside is ugly when the rest of the development is finished with all the new buildings and twin towers going up and the arch is blooming out of the high rise buildings, things can only get better for wembley and its already the dogs bollocks!
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800m is misleading and, at the same time, acurate. Yes the stadium itself did not cost 800m but it shows the huge financial burden that was taken on by locating the National Stadium at Wembley. The project would not have cost 800m elsewhere. As Graham Taylor said on Saturday...

"right stadium, wrong location."

Even in and around London, there must have been better spots to pitch this particular tent.
If people actually did what the FA advised them to do, I.E park far away from the stadium with access to public transport, or even take a mainland train direct. Instead of being so stubbornly selfish, things would go smoothly. And yes, the majority did actually follow this advice on Saturday. Everyone got away rather easy. Probably helped by the fact that one of the finalists was a London team.

Where do you suggest it was built? People have thrown various city names about, but no real locations.

London has several airports with excellent links into the areas, it has the channel tunnel, and the largest public transportation system in the world. Birmingham has shitty congested motorways and an airport with a insignificant capacity. Ditto for Manchester. Cars, Cars, Cars. It was hardly going to win over the eco-warriors eh?

The same people that moan about lost traditions, advocate building the thing somewhere other than Wembley!
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Beautiful. Clean lines, sweeping roof, terraces, seats, order. Perfect.

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