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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 19 Feb 20 11.37am Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

Originally posted by ex hibitionist

disagree - the new stand would be a transformation - you'd have three sides of the ground up to date with a 60s hangover - and the AW is far less of an eye sore than the old stand though the facilities are inferior, it's a race against time whether we rebuild or it falls apart - atm two main stands are out of date and the other is sainsburied.

that should read "three sides of the ground up to date with the other a sixties hangover"

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 19 Feb 20 11.40am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Hardly going to become a big club. They have an inferiority complex which is not entirely incorrect.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 19 Feb 20 11.49am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by ex hibitionist

disagree - the new stand would be a transformation - you'd have three sides of the ground up to date with a 60s hangover - and the AW is far less of an eye sore than the old stand though the facilities are inferior, it's a race against time whether we rebuild or it falls apart - atm two main stands are out of date and the other is sainsburied.

It would certainly be a significant improvement but to my mind a "Major transformation" of the ground would be upgrades to some or all of the other stands which of course have not been included in the plans.

I accept that the 'Arthur Wait' is less of an eyesore than the current Main Stand but the facilities are dire and the view from the top seats is somewhat obscured by the gantry, besides the seats at the rear are quite a distance from the pitch and reflects the antiquated design.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 19 Feb 20 12.41pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Since Millwall were promoted to the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 season they haven't really attracted large crowds :

2017-18 Average 13,368 22nd in the Championship
2018-19 Average 13,624 20th in the Championship
2019-20 Average 13,901 18th in the Championship.

I am not convinced that they would fill or nearly fill a 34,000 stadium on a regular basis if they got promoted to the PL.Suspect they would do against the likes of W.Ham.

Edited by Willo (18 Feb 2020 11.50pm)

Yes, it seems a bit unlikely, but then again Brighton didn't always fill the 7,000 capacity Withdean Stadium but don't seem to have problem getting 30,000 at the Amex.

Having said that, Brighton don't have the same competition from having other clubs situated nearby that Millwall have, and indeed Palace.

As for Palace, I do believe that we need to upgrade Selhurst Park sooner rather than later as we are increasingly looking a bit antiquated as a club and I worry that it will affect the calibre of coach/manager and players that we will be able to attract.

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 19 Feb 20 1.09pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

With Millwall being the closest club to the City of London, the popularity of football increasing, and transport improvements leading to gentrification of the area they may be the ideal London club to invest in.

A shiny new stadium could promote a shiny new image and attract more city types.

With the east London line, bakerloo line extension and crossrail all serving south-east London they could start to attract a lot more supporters.

Although, I suspect they've taken a leaf out of Parishes book and done this for attention.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 19 Feb 20 1.12pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

Yes, it seems a bit unlikely, but then again Brighton didn't always fill the 7,000 capacity Withdean Stadium but don't seem to have problem getting 30,000 at the Amex.

Having said that, Brighton don't have the same competition from having other clubs situated nearby that Millwall have, and indeed Palace.

As for Palace, I do believe that we need to upgrade Selhurst Park sooner rather than later as we are increasingly looking a bit antiquated as a club and I worry that it will affect the calibre of coach/manager and players that we will be able to attract.

Prior to playing at the Withdean, Brighton played at faraway Gillingham in I believe Div 3 and lost a great deal of support because of disenchantment as a result of the move away from the Goldstone, playing in the lower division and the travelling distance for 'Home' games.

They then went to the Withdean and for most of their time at this ground they played in Divisions 2 and 3 so there was little incentive's for the crowds to return even though they moved back into the Brighton area.

Millwall in recent seasons have hardly attracted big crowds despite playing in the Championship and at the Den.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 19 Feb 20 2.57pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

With Millwall being the closest club to the City of London, the popularity of football increasing, and transport improvements leading to gentrification of the area they may be the ideal London club to invest in.

A shiny new stadium could promote a shiny new image and attract more city types.

With the east London line, bakerloo line extension and crossrail all serving south-east London they could start to attract a lot more supporters.

Although, I suspect they've taken a leaf out of Parishes book and done this for attention.

I suspect they are trying to sell up and trying to raise a bit of publicity.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 19 Feb 20 3.50pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

They should just amalgate with Charlton. Nobody would notice, or care.

 


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View Terry Ven's Profile Terry Ven Flag 19 Feb 20 4.07pm Send a Private Message to Terry Ven Add Terry Ven as a friend

Oh come on it was only 140 mile round trip from Brighton to Gillingham for home games

Originally posted by Willo

Prior to playing at the Withdean, Brighton played at faraway Gillingham in I believe Div 3 and lost a great deal of support because of disenchantment as a result of the move away from the Goldstone, playing in the lower division and the travelling distance for 'Home' games.

They then went to the Withdean and for most of their time at this ground they played in Divisions 2 and 3 so there was little incentive's for the crowds to return even though they moved back into the Brighton area.

Millwall in recent seasons have hardly attracted big crowds despite playing in the Championship and at the Den.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 19 Feb 20 5.27pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

They have an inferiority complex which is not entirely incorrect.

....which, completely off topic, may bring to elderly minds the remark attributed to Winston Churchill that the Labour leader Clement Attlee was "a modest man who has a great deal to be modest about."

 

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 19 Feb 20 11.00pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

When someone say's 'South London is Ours' I always imagine someone saying it in a Stewie from Family Guy voice.

 


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View wrightandbright's Profile wrightandbright Flag reigate 20 Feb 20 10.45am Send a Private Message to wrightandbright Add wrightandbright as a friend

theres also wimbledons new plough lane 20,000 stadium, maybe we could share that when/if we rebuild

 

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