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Anyone else blinded by the light from the rapidly moving perimeter adverts last night?  I appreciate the club is badly in need of extra revenue, but it was like a cross between Blackpool illuminations and a Las Vegas casino.

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We used this technology once ... with a please Joe dont go ..... how about a whip round and a Please Mo just Go whizzing around the three stands that are working ??

No you are right, let’s put it in the bin.    Let’s stop selling players and selling tickets whilst we are at it. 

Given their antics leading to an evaporation of fans, releasing players on frees or cheaply, and their handling of the North Stand, they practically have.

21 minutes ago, Crusoe said:

Thanks BP1960, I've now got that Manfred Mann song stuck in my head.

 

And a good song it is too, perhaps the new Latics theme tune after last night.

 

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The things that stood out for me on the perimeter boards were:

  1. The one for the new orange kit genuinely made the place seem warmer. The power of the brain is amazing!! If we have them on constantly in the winter that might help.
  2. We appear to have hardly sold any adverts. There was loads for the club, the upcoming game against Scumbags kids etc. and a large number for SportsDirect and it's associated companies but I presume this gives us no additional revenue as it will all be part of the ongoing deal. As far as income generators there was one for Oldham Vending and another for Eden Creative (though Eden almost certainly have done all the graphics for the adverts so potentially get their own advertising free).
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First time I've sat in the North stand since we installed the boards and having massive flashing lights on both sides was disorientating. Must be distracting for the players as well.

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8 minutes ago, Latics and England said:

The things that stood out for me on the perimeter boards were:

  1. The one for the new orange kit genuinely made the place seem warmer. The power of the brain is amazing!! If we have them on constantly in the winter that might help.
  2. We appear to have hardly sold any adverts. There was loads for the club, the upcoming game against Scumbags kids etc. and a large number for SportsDirect and it's associated companies but I presume this gives us no additional revenue as it will all be part of the ongoing deal. As far as income generators there was one for Oldham Vending and another for Eden Creative (though Eden almost certainly have done all the graphics for the adverts so potentially get their own advertising free).

To be fair, I'd imagine if you were buying a package you'd want it to start from the first league game. Can't imagine you'd want to pay for it when about 500 people will see it at a friendly. 

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11 minutes ago, Latics and England said:

The things that stood out for me on the perimeter boards were:

  1. The one for the new orange kit genuinely made the place seem warmer. The power of the brain is amazing!! If we have them on constantly in the winter that might help.
  2. We appear to have hardly sold any adverts. There was loads for the club, the upcoming game against Scumbags kids etc. and a large number for SportsDirect and it's associated companies but I presume this gives us no additional revenue as it will all be part of the ongoing deal. As far as income generators there was one for Oldham Vending and another for Eden Creative (though Eden almost certainly have done all the graphics for the adverts so potentially get their own advertising free).

 

It struck  me the electricy costs might be more than the revenue.

It was the distraction though that concerned me and at times I couldn't concentrate on the game.

I imagine the lighting can be toned down and the frequency of the rapid movement reduced?

Having said that nothing moved quicker than the human dynamo number 17 last night.

 

 

 

 

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Just now, pinevillawill said:

 

Not always a bad thing at Boundary Park.

 

Good point, alhough Banks Hollywood  passes at times matched the lighting as a spectacle.

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Considering the inability to hit the net last season the black netting an unusual choice to catch the eye. But possibly free from City. The led boards should have arrows pointing at the goal. Hope the boards a success but cost v running costs a curious equation. 

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There was something wrong with them last night.  I don't remember them being so bright and the flickering in front of the RRE a fault.  They were doing something to them in front of me during second half.

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13 minutes ago, OldHallam said:

Considering the inability to hit the net last season the black netting an unusual choice to catch the eye. But possibly free from City. The led boards should have arrows pointing at the goal. Hope the boards a success but cost v running costs a curious equation. 

I strongly suspect that the colour of the net is not the key factor as to whether we can get the ball in it.

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7 minutes ago, Latics_Fanatic said:

They look good, and actually professional, on the whole.

 

Still think they're better than a scoreboard.

 

Were you there last night?

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2 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

I strongly suspect that the colour of the net is not the key factor as to whether we can get the ball in it.

 

Maybe they ought to put the lights on the nets?

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3 minutes ago, BP1960 said:

 

Were you there last night?

 

Yes I was. They were bright, but surely with the sun against the RRE ones, they need to be bright to be seen properly?

 

The orange kit advertsment did make the ground feel warmer too, strangely. 

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8 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

I strongly suspect that the colour of the net is not the key factor as to whether we can get the ball in it.

lol ... I strongly suspect you missed the tongue in cheek tone. If we doubled the width and height last seasons lot would have still missed. 

 

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34 minutes ago, OldHallam said:

Considering the inability to hit the net last season the black netting an unusual choice to catch the eye. But possibly free from City. The led boards should have arrows pointing at the goal. Hope the boards a success but cost v running costs a curious equation. 

The nets are free from City. 

Black nets are for the slow-motion action replays, and may also help with the LED advertisements.

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2 hours ago, OldHallam said:

lol ... I strongly suspect you missed the tongue in cheek tone. If we doubled the width and height last seasons lot would have still missed. 

 

 

Maybe we've acknowledged we can't score and are trying to hide the nets from the opposition.,.. :)

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4 hours ago, BP1960 said:

 

It struck  me the electricy costs might be more than the revenue.

It was the distraction though that concerned me and at times I couldn't concentrate on the game.

I imagine the lighting can be toned down and the frequency of the rapid movement reduced?

Having said that nothing moved quicker than the human dynamo number 17 last night.

 

 

 

 

 

You might have to move to the back row of the Main Stand to be so elevated they are no longer distracting...

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