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HILLSBOROUGH - THE ULTIMATE SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY GROUND PHOTO THREAD

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16 minutes ago, A12owl said:

The ground gets enough criticism now with what i think is one of the best looking stands in football. It was the first cantilever stand in Europe at the time i think. Would you rather have a Bournemouth style ground. Dont know how they get away with it in the premiership.

Not referring to the North which was a good move and the best stand in the country when erected. I'm referring to the stand where the photo was taken from which is the old shed on the Lepps. They should have built a big new covered standing area for home fans instead of the West stand we have now. In my opinion it was appalling management at the time.

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1 hour ago, A12owl said:

The ground gets enough criticism now with what i think is one of the best looking stands in football. It was the first cantilever stand in Europe at the time i think. Would you rather have a Bournemouth style ground. Dont know how they get away with it in the premiership.

 

Scunthorpe had the first ever cantilever at The Old Showground which was built in 1958.

 

The North Stand at Hillsborough was the first cantilever to run the whole length of the field. 

 

Its a shame we never named it The Eric Taylor stand, while it needs a bit of a work to bring the facilities and concourses up to date, from the inside of the stadium the North Stand is still a thing of beauty.

 

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The north stand was way ahead of its time..

Still the best original stand in the country..in my non biased opinion! 

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West Stand . SAG would have a meltdown 

 

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Trying to find something around 1991. This is close, has the covered kop, old South Stand, gym behind North stand where we went for PE from Wisewood. 

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What year was the new South Stand done?  I think I can remember it being done but not sure if I'm dreaming it.  It was right around the time I started going.  I sat on the North when it had wood seats but also sat in the top of the South when it was the family stand and all very new and shiny.

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31 minutes ago, sweetsheri said:

The north stand was way ahead of its time..

Still the best original stand in the country..in my non biased opinion! 

 

I still find myself staring at the stand on match day - it truly is a wonderful sight, particularly when full. It will look great tomorrow.

 

If we do end up moving grounds, I hope we take the cant and re-build it as the centerpiece like we did with the old Olive Grove stand in 1899.

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