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1 hour ago, kowenicki said:


Health and Safety regarding surrounding areas gets games called off more than actual frozen pitches these days. 
 

 

 

 

Is that actually true?  It sounds like a Daily Mail quote 😂

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9 hours ago, singe said:

Here you go.
Some might argue a more crucial signing than Vera! 😉

 

 

Nice to get some brighter news for a change.

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10 minutes ago, mickjagger said:

 

Nice to get some brighter news for a change.

Watt are you on about? 

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1 hour ago, Dave_Og said:

 

Is that actually true?  It sounds like a Daily Mail quote 😂


Pretty sure it is actually.  Don’t read the Mail, has really shoddy journalists... particularly on sport. 😁

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3 hours ago, al_bro said:

It only covers 50sqm. We probably need another 2 or 3 of these to make a difference.

 

As Underdog says we need a new pitch with undersoil heating.

 

It's on wheels.

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1 hour ago, kowenicki said:


Pretty sure it is actually.  Don’t read the Mail, has really shoddy journalists... particularly on sport. 😁

there  have been occasions when games have been called off on police advice due to the condition of roads and pavements in the vicinity of the ground dont think it has ever happend at boundary park .

do recall our game at Bramhall lane being called of for an unexploded ww2 bomb one year 

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2 hours ago, mickjagger said:

 

The new lighting rig .

Ha! Gotcha I think 😂

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5 hours ago, kowenicki said:

A new pitch would also still struggle with the lack of light in front of the main stand.  

The lamps are needed whatever we do/have. 

A sensible longer term solution is to demolish the Main Stand. Don't build another stand there (which will block light again) but, instead, create a neat standing terrace.

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10 minutes ago, wiseowl said:

A sensible longer term solution is to demolish the Main Stand. Don't build another stand there (which will block light again) but, instead, create a neat standing terrace.

Despite it not being allowed??!! 

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2 hours ago, simplythemostimportantkick said:

Knowing us we’ll put it in the wrong position anyway...😩

 

It will be passed sideways and backwards.😁

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8 hours ago, wiseowl said:

A sensible longer term solution is to demolish the Main Stand. Don't build another stand there (which will block light again) but, instead, create a neat standing terrace in preparation for becoming a full non league club.

FIFY

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10 hours ago, wiseowl said:

A sensible longer term solution is to demolish the Main Stand. Don't build another stand there (which will block light again) but, instead, create a neat standing terrace.

I believe one of the early BP development plans had this in mind. Taking the upper seating area away and from memory to be one level. Proposal was where the gym/club shop was to go.

 

The main stand is literally on its last legs. The FLG plan rolled out in July did include the main stand. It was more for the current offices/front of house to be moved over into the newer Joe Royle stand and have that as the new front of OAFC with a welcoming car park area. Then to develop the main stand into something else but I can't remember what now.

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49 minutes ago, Lukers1 said:

Is it a myth that the main stand is listed?

 

No 

 

bread

cheese

milk

tea

main stand 

sugar

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1 hour ago, Lukers1 said:

Is it a myth that the main stand is listed?

According to Historic England it's not listed. Albeit the map doesn't have the North Stand on!
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/map-search?postcode=OL1%202PA&clearresults=True

 

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3 hours ago, Lukers1 said:

Is it a myth that the main stand is listed?

If it is listed I would imagine we are in breach of all sorts of obligations to keep it properly maintained.

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5 hours ago, underdog said:

I believe one of the early BP development plans had this in mind. Taking the upper seating area away and from memory to be one level. Proposal was where the gym/club shop was to go.

 

The main stand is literally on its last legs. The FLG plan rolled out in July did include the main stand. It was more for the current offices/front of house to be moved over into the newer Joe Royle stand and have that as the new front of OAFC with a welcoming car park area. Then to develop the main stand into something else but I can't remember what now.

They said they had a company with a global brand interested in redeveloping the mainstand.

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4 hours ago, Lukers1 said:

Is it a myth that the main stand is listed listing?

 

Ftfy. And yup.

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7 hours ago, Lukers1 said:

Is it a myth that the main stand is listed?

Not sure about that, but I expect Barry's fleece must be by now.

 

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Undersoil heating would mean that our pitch would remain open to the elements rather than being covered.  The covers always seem to damage it and I don't think removing snow by hand helps.  We also have postponements when the area in front of the main stand is frozen and access is not a problem.

 

This team needs one player to guarantee staying in the football league and that is a striker built just like our coach.

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