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Had 'discussion' last week with my old man as to when the wooden seats on the North Stand were changed to plastic ones.

I can remember going as a young lad when they were there, but he seems to think that they were done prior to my 1st game, which was the opening game of the season against Aston Villa in 1991. I think they were done for Euro 96.

I'm sure someone can confirm this for me?

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17 minutes ago, East Sussex Owl said:

Had 'discussion' last week with my old man as to when the wooden seats on the North Stand were changed to plastic ones.

I can remember going as a young lad when they were there, but he seems to think that they were done prior to my 1st game, which was the opening game of the season against Aston Villa in 1991. I think they were done for Euro 96.

I'm sure someone can confirm this for me?

Cheers

I seem to remember the change coming in the summer of 97 first game was Leeds lost 1-3

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I don’t know when they was changed but I remember sitting on them as a lad in the early 90s. Maybe 93/94. 

 

I used to quite like them for some reason. Don’t know why. 

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12 minutes ago, OughtibridgeOwl said:

I don’t know when they was changed but I remember sitting on them as a lad in the early 90s. Maybe 93/94. 

 

I used to quite like them for some reason. Don’t know why. 

 

Plastic seats are colder than wooden ones.  But don't hurt so much when you graze your legs against them... Swings and roundabouts.  

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First games I went to was sitting in North stand in late 60s, aged about 4 my fingers fitted nicely down slits on wooden seat. :carlosswfc:

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Definitely there in the early nineties but not sure when they were changed

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The wooden seats made a very satisfying klakk sound when they were knocked down, which is synonymous with my early memories of games. 

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15 minutes ago, Mycroft said:

 

Plastic seats are colder than wooden ones.  But don't hurt so much when you graze your legs against them... Swings and roundabouts.  

 

Plus, you could join in with the cushion cascade instead of booing :manager:

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47 minutes ago, East Sussex Owl said:

Had 'discussion' last week with my old man as to when the wooden seats on the North Stand were changed to plastic ones.

I can remember going as a young lad when they were there, but he seems to think that they were done prior to my 1st game, which was the opening game of the season against Aston Villa in 1991. I think they were done for Euro 96.

I'm sure someone can confirm this for me?

Cheers

 

Same on the old South Lower, I much preferred them to the current much larger deep vein thrombosis variety.  WTF:

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They were done as part of the spruce for Euro 96 if memory serves me right. I do remember standing on the back of the wooden seats and it snapping against Man City when Uwe Rosler played for City which i believe was early 90s and might have been last game of the season, possibly when SUFC got relegated at Chelsea.

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Waddle in that podcast the other day saying he loved the sounds of the seats clacking when he got the ball as he knew it meant everyone had stood up and was waiting for some magic.

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Defiantly plastic in euro 96 just watched suker's chip against schmicheal

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Sorry for poor quality - Eric Taylor inspecting the original wooden seats in the North 1961.

 

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My dad paying for 2 cushions for the wooden seats was always a highlight. As was the smell of fags, clacking seats and Wednesday scarfs(to a certain extent), all of which have gone the way of letters, manners and myspace.  

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12 minutes ago, GerOwl said:

My dad paying for 2 cushions for the wooden seats was always a highlight. As was the smell of fags, clacking seats and Wednesday scarfs(to a certain extent), all of which have gone the way of letters, manners and myspace.  

 

Here you go GerOwl another bit of nostalgia for you !

 

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1 minute ago, dunsbyowl said:

 

Here you go GerOwl another bit of nostalgia for you !

 

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memory fading tbh  but what caused the cushion throwing during the liverpool game  was it a disallowed goal ?

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40 minutes ago, Drewswfc said:

Defiantly plastic in euro 96 just watched suker's chip against schmicheal

 

I was on the north stand for this game , brilliant goal. 

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1 hour ago, Mycroft said:

 

Plastic seats are colder than wooden ones.  But don't hurt so much when you graze your legs against them... Swings and roundabouts.  

 

I dunno. The edge of the back of a plastic one can do some serious damage if you drag your shins up it with great force. I still limp a bit from Tudgay's goal at BL because of this.

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1 minute ago, Owl At Risk said:

 

I dunno. The edge of the back of a plastic one can do some serious damage if you drag your shins up it with great force. I still limp a bit from Tudgay's goal at BL because of this.

 

Bet it was worth it tho lol 

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