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  1. Alternatively, whilst we have to concern ourselves with our own results first, we could beat Fulham on the last day but by virtue of that, allow Leeds to sneak back into the play-offs.
  2. In a similar vein, Liverpool fans are hoping the club will redevelop the Anfield Road end of the ground to bring the capacity up to around 60,000, from a supporter point of view it's a no-brainer for what is still one of Europe's biggest and most successful clubs, played in the top flight for over 50 years, have consistently filled their ground to capacity for pretty much every game and have a waiting list for tickets, so guess they wouldn't struggle to fill a bigger stadium every week. Yet the owner umm and arr about whether to redevelop that stand, although they may well decide to go ahead at some point. If Wednesday did rebuild the LLE to increase capacity to (Well some say a ground capacity of 50,000 is needed) if £12,000 per seat is close to being accurate, seats which might be used 4 or 5 times a season in the PL and a couple of times a decade outside it, in a stadium Wednesday have never come remotely close to filling on a regular basis in living memory, well I'd be interested to see the business case for it. From RAWK... Posts: 5,792 We all Live in a Red and White Kop Anfield Road Redevelopment « on: October 12, 2016, 09:09:55 AM » Anfield Road Thread was locked so happy to merge Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre reveals Anfield Road redevelopment cost - says club are open to supporter investment 08:28, 12 OCT 2016 UPDATED 08:28, 12 OCT 2016 BY ANDY KELLY Ayre says FSG looking for a solution to funding the revelopment of Anfield Road end Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has put a cost of £60m - £70m on the club redeveloping the Anfield Road end of the ground to bring capacity towards 60,000.. But the Reds supremo described a possible 15 year repayments required to finance the extra 6,000 seats as “not a smart investment for the business.” Ayre said the club needed to find “a rounded solution” but left open the possibility of supporters investing in a proposal to extend the ground. The Anfield Road has become an issue for supporters following the successful launch of the extended Main Stand earlier this season which has taken Anfield’s capacity to 54,074. Outline planning permission to extend the Anfield Road is already in place but Ayre told a meeting of the Liverpool Supporters’ Committee that the Anfield Road brought more challenges financially. Ayre, who will leave Anfield at the end of this season, said: “ A stand behind a goal doesn’t have the benefit of hospitality that would go a long way to meet the redevelopment costs. “If you consider the redevelopment of Anfield Road from a purely General Admission perspective, building, say, 6,000 extra seats to take the capacity up to 60,000 would cost somewhere between £60m and £70m. “At £12,000 to £13,000 per seat, it would take approximately 15 years to pay back, which is not a smart investment for the business. Therefore the Club needs to find a rounded solution that’s in the best interests of the football club.” That £12,000 per seat equates to the current cost of season tickets at roughly around £800. In the minutes of the meeting which was held after the opening of the Main Stand, Ayre added that “the Club’s objective was always to build and open the main stand. From the outset, the Club did not want to set deadlines or promises it failed to keep.” He suggested that LFC now needs a period of time “to ensure that what it has put in place works, and in tandem continue with plans for Anfield Road”. “However, as with the Main Stand, the Club has to find the right economic model, and only then will it be the right time to move forward,” he added. The prospect of supporter involvement was raised by Graham Smith, a representative for Merseyside based supporters on the committee. Mr Smith said: “There are people who would think a 15-year return would make sense, and that’s the supporters. The supporters would fund such a development upfront if the Club made an appeal for financial support.” He added that he was of the view with the right relationship with investors, the £60m, or whatever the figure needed was, could be raised. In response, Ayre said while he that was not in a position to speak for the owners or their plans, it was an interesting proposition and one worth looking at. “We should have that conversation,” he added. Liverpool owner John Henry made headlines late last month after appearing to suggest that fans’ desire for affordable tickets was “an issue” for the further redevelopment of Anfield. Speaking to AP in New York, he said; “I don’t know if there is a next step because ticket prices are an issue in England. That may foreclose further expansion. We’ll have to see.” That was taken by some supporters as a reference to the supporter protest of February this year when a 10,000 plus walk out of fans during the Sunderland game led to a change of heart by the ownership over some higher prices linked to the new Main Stand. The extra 8,500 seats in the expanded Main Stand include roughly half as hospitality, which is worth more in financial terms to the club. It is expected that the £120m interest free loan provided by FSG to pay for the work can be repaid with five to six years. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-chief-executive-ian-ayre-12011511?
  3. Someone invents a time machine but doesn't go back to 1887 to prevent Hitler being concieved or something, just uses it to change the outcome of a football match.
  4. £600 quid before a match, is that all. Got a few more bob to spare? Go to a football match at the Emirates, sit in a comfy seat with a bit of snap and a few drinks thrown in. (From the Lincoln city fan forum). If I can't get tickets via LCFC, might just go in the hospitality section instead: https://premiumconcierge.arsenal.com/arsenal-hospitality-packages/ma... Premium Club Level match seats situated in the midfield area* A private table in our exclusive WM Club restaurant A five course à la carte meal Half-time and post-match refreshments A drinks reception upon arrival Complimentary drinks throughout the entire matchday including champagne, premium wines, beers and soft drinks A complimentary official matchday programme and team sheet for all guest The menu: APPETISER Hand-carved Ibérico ham with artichokes, marinated olives and sun blushed tomatoes STARTERS Roast artichoke soup with young shoots and soya beans (V) Foie gras and chicken liver parfait, pear chutney and pistachio crumb served with toasted brioche Tempura fried soft shell crab with picante salsa MAIN COURSES Pan-fried guinea fowl, pressed leg terrine, bacon croquette, onion purée, heritage baby carrots with pan jus Shallot and chicory tatin, young vegetables, new potatoes with chestnut dressing (V) CATCH OF THE DAY Chargrilled octopus, patatas bravas, chickpea salad with lemon dressing GRILL OF THE DAY Braised beef ox cheek & mushroom pudding, garlic purée, roasted root vegetables with rich beef jus DESSERTS Cinnamon dusted churros with warm chocolate sauce Champagne & raspberry posset with shortbread biscuit Freshly brewed fair trade coffee and speciality teas HALF-TIME Selection of finest Spanish cheeses, biscuits and dry fruits POST-MATCH Tarta de Santiago Just, er, £3,600 for two. I presume they'll lower that price if they're playing us... Like post 0 Read more: http://www.lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=48126&start=171&posts=180#ixzz4ZF7Ihmn1
  5. Can't stand them but one Leeds statistic stands out for me, that record European cup crowd away at Celtic 136,505 I mean blimey... (Pretty much all Celtic fans admitted). Had a flick through their history book in a bookshop in Leeds and TBF if you read through their memorable matches section from the Revie era, it is pretty impressive, league titles, cup finals and huge European matches whilst in the Wednesday version our memorable match of that era was avoiding relegation to the fourth division by beating Southend. That's well in the past now admittedly and to me we are pretty much on a par ATM.
  6. Mid January and only 3 Saturday home matches left this season after Udders this weekend and that's assuming the Newcastle match isn't moved, preparing the fans for Premier League football perhaps?
  7. Funnily enough the concept car the speed 6 is 2 seater, think it is actually going to go into production (Might think wrong mind you). Make a great raffle prize Mr Chansiri.
  8. Pig's result of the season today, Bolton and Rochdale still in the FA cup, decent day all round for them (Allow them to get carried away before they inevitably hit the buffers at Walsall next week anyway).
  9. One of the few English stadiums to have (At some time) standing and seating on all four sides. I can think of one other from before all seater stadia were introduced and this one was demolished?
  10. Location, location, location. Read in one newspaper the other day they show a film to potential new players demonstrating proximity to London, major airports and presumably desirable areas to buy houses in Surrey and Sussex.
  11. Whittling in case a stadium made of concrete and steel catches fire but Forest Green Rovers are planning to make their new stadium out of wood, good job SAG won't have a say in their crowd control, the FGR fans would all have to watch the match at home on beamback.
  12. Haven't seen this posted on OT anywhere before, from the Daily Mail website in January this year. Surprisingly we've been top of the PL for more days than Everton (And in fact more than half the current PL) despite not competing there for over 16 years. Truly massive.
  13. Oh well we still came above 5 PL sides, finish below Burnley, Watford, Swansea, Hull and Bournemouth and would be time to give up.
  14. So war of the monster trucks gets another airing at 6:00pm on the Monday evening as everyone in the Calendar studio will have gone into official mourning.