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Did anyone manage to keep dry in the North stand yesterday? I've just about dried out after sitting on the tenth row. What a thoroughly miserable afternoon it was and to top it off I left at 85 mins and missed the 'action'.

I've stood on many an open terrace in the 80s & 90s and got a good soaking, but somehow sitting down in it feels much worse.

Have you thought about looking for spare unreserved seats higher in such cases?

Edited by BP1960

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Have you thought about looking for spare unreserved seats higher in such cases?

That's what I did. My ST is on the 3rd row, so got as far back as I could. Getting in at 2pm next time to take my seat on the back row.

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Ahhh oh I remember when people piffed in the general direction of my almost pointless roof observations, back in the construction days.

Clearly designed by somebody without local knowledge.

Nevermind, I like the rain ❤️

I piffed and I still do. Yesterday was the first time I've been rained on. 8 rows back. Pretty much every stadium in the world will see you get wet in conditions like that in the lower rows.

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I sit on the back row and for the last 20 minutes of the first half even we got wet.

That's the first time it's happened though. It was blowing in on the swirling wind.

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Did anyone manage to keep dry in the North stand yesterday? I've just about dried out after sitting on the tenth row. What a thoroughly miserable afternoon it was and to top it off I left at 85 mins and missed the 'action'.

I've stood on many an open terrace in the 80s & 90s and got a good soaking, but somehow sitting down in it feels much worse.

I was getting wet at the back of the RRE!

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Did anyone manage to keep dry in the North stand yesterday? I've just about dried out after sitting on the tenth row. What a thoroughly miserable afternoon it was and to top it off I left at 85 mins and missed the 'action'.

I've stood on many an open terrace in the 80s & 90s and got a good soaking, but somehow sitting down in it feels much worse.

We got wet five rows from the back, so we moved to spare seats on the back row, where we got less wet.

 

It reminded me of the worst weather I ever experienced in the Chaddy, when the rain was blowing in and even reaching the back row. That was also against Millwall.

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We got wet five rows from the back, so we moved to spare seats on the back row, where we got less wet.

 

It reminded me of the worst weather I ever experienced in the Chaddy, when the rain was blowing in and even reaching the back row. That was also against Millwall.

Didn't we rescue the small bunch of away fans from the open Rochdale Road terrace in that game?

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Didn't we rescue the small bunch of away fans from the open Rochdale Road terrace in that game?

I think that was Ipswich fans.

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Is the Radiology unit still planned for the new stand?

I thought it was supposed to have some sort of link up with the hospital (based on information I'd had from the hospital side) but it's just been announced that there will be a £1.2m expansion of the current radiology department including a new state-of-the-art CT scanner.

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1 hour ago, Gaz_Oafc said:

Is the Radiology unit still planned for the new stand?

I thought it was supposed to have some sort of link up with the hospital (based on information I'd had from the hospital side) but it's just been announced that there will be a £1.2m expansion of the current radiology department including a new state-of-the-art CT scanner.

They've probably decided it would be quicker to build their own...

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I've not noticed before and sorry if it has already been posted - according to the official Latics  season ticket  sale page it looks like the north stand  now has a sponsor it's  the TLH Auctioneers North Stand

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13 minutes ago, laticsrblue said:

I've not noticed before and sorry if it has already been posted - according to the official Latics  season ticket  sale page it looks like the north stand  now has a sponsor it's  the TLH Auctioneers North Stand

 

Yes.  Given that my Frizzell Stand season ticket says TLH Stand on it perhaps a new card needs issuing.

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13 minutes ago, laticsrblue said:

I've not noticed before and sorry if it has already been posted - according to the official Latics  season ticket  sale page it looks like the north stand  now has a sponsor it's  the TLH Auctioneers North Stand

Should I start the bidding? Go on then Simon, £10.

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Has anybody heard anything about that fans' bar? 

 

Bolton, Sheffield and Rochdale got cumulative home crowds of almost 15,000.

 

So much lost revenue

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6 minutes ago, NewBlue said:

Has anybody heard anything about that fans' bar? 

 

Bolton, Sheffield and Rochdale got cumulative home crowds of almost 15,000.

 

So much lost revenue

There was something in the matchday program a couple of months ago saying that work on finishing the rest of the stand would be commencing "very soon". It obviously hasn't done yet and a member of staff told me on Saturday they were not expecting it to be ready for the start of next season.

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20 hours ago, NewBlue said:

Has anybody heard anything about that fans' bar? 

 

Bolton, Sheffield and Rochdale got cumulative home crowds of almost 15,000.

 

So much lost revenue

piss up and brewery

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On 26/02/2017 at 0:41 PM, Diego_Sideburns said:

I think that was Ipswich fans.

It was... and it was the night Roger Palmer broke Eric Gemmell's goal scoring record. 

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I actually got sunburnt at the Fleetwood game, on the back row of the North stand.

 

Never got that in the chaddy ;-)

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1 hour ago, Scapegoat said:

I actually got sunburnt at the Fleetwood game, on the back row of the North stand.

 

Never got that in the chaddy ;-)

It would be remiss of me to not post this

 

 

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Thanks Medic, this was a question I got wrong on  popmaster years ago. (still managed to win though)

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1 hour ago, Scapegoat said:

I actually got sunburnt at the Fleetwood game, on the back row of the North stand.

 

Never got that in the chaddy ;-)

 

Topped up the tan at 3 recent home games . Shades are part of the uniform now in the North stand. Lovely. 

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17 hours ago, kowenicki said:

 

Topped up the tan at 3 recent home games . Shades are part of the uniform now in the North stand. Lovely. 

Easily the best stand in the ground. Love it.

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Any truth in the rumour Abdallah has dragged a load of builders off a job in Abu Dhabi and has them on trial? 

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3 minutes ago, HarryBosch said:

Any truth in the rumour Abdallah has dragged a load of builders off a job in Abu Dhabi and has them on trial? 

Has them on trowel?

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