SA Road being excavated.

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SA Road being excavated.

Post by Esox Lucius » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:19 am

Originally posted on FB so I nicked it as I thought others may be interested. :-)
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Post by dm » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:32 am

That must have been shortly after the Swansea game on Boxing Day 2010 as workmen attempted to find Joe Allen after he was left for dead by a Taarabt nutmeg.

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Post by Bear-Grills » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:38 am

dm wrote:
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That must have been shortly after the Swansea game on Boxing Day 2010 as workmen attempted to find Joe Allen after he was left for dead by a Taarabt nutmeg.
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Post by stainrod's elbow » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 pm

dm wrote:
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That must have been shortly after the Swansea game on Boxing Day 2010 as workmen attempted to find Joe Allen after he was left for dead by a Taarabt nutmeg.

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Post by stainrod's elbow » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:39 pm

I think that picture would be from around 1968 - correct? With Ellerslie Road going up a couple of years later?

Could the club possibly excavate the toilets in the latter stand, creating a 'long drop' style early Glasto- facility that would surely be an improvement on the current accommodation?

Just one other thought - has any serious research been done on a 'safe standing' conversion at LR? I'd be interested to know how far this could re-raise the capacity. The government's intransigence here is deeply depressing, but Hoos and Uncle Tony definitely seem to have missed a trick.
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Post by Esox Lucius » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:15 pm

Increasing the capacity will do nothing towards increasing the revenue stream required to make QPR have a chance of competing against other Championship sides pushing for promotion. This has been discussed SO many times, how did you miss it?
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Post by stainrod's elbow » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:22 pm

Maybe I just take a different view? ethink

I thought the main idea of moving to a super new stadium was to, er, increase capacity/ match-day income. And do a bit more hospitality, and build a few houses.

The irony of your reply is that I myself have pointed out that revenue from none of this will make a very significant difference to the club's balance sheet in the long term - that will come from Sky money, sponsorship and our inextricably linked league status. On the other hand, the damage to the club's history and 'soul' of abandoning out home is potentially incalculable.

All of which might make more critically minded supporters at least somewhat sceptical about what Hoos'/the Board's real agenda is re upping sticks. (Of course, they could all just 'love QPR', and I'm off my soft head.)
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Post by Esox Lucius » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:32 pm

The stadium is losing money every season as it is only used 23 time a season + cup games. A new stadium is required to offer a facility for 360+ days a year and generate the income required to sustain the football side.
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Post by Montag » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 pm

and a new stadium will provide what that is different to LR? A car park?
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Post by qpr60 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:05 pm

Great historical stuff thanks for posting. Don't understand some of the negativity....

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Post by offamushinshepherdsbush » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:28 pm

I have to question what passes for fine art these days.
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Post by UxbridgeR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:31 pm

Montag wrote:
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and a new stadium will provide what that is different to LR? A car park?
FFS. It was just explained for the umpteenth time in the previous post.
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Post by Montag » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:41 pm

We've hosted YES and a Barry McGuigan punch-up among other things. If the club wanted to, it could improve what we've got and start pushing itself as a venue a bit more again. Frankly, a new soulless stadium is pointless unless we are in the EPL on a regular basis. Even then, with a 30K stadium, we still wouldn't sell out every match. Moving to a new ground is a risky business. A club can lose it's identity forever. As SR points out - in the grand scheme of things, it's the TV money that is the big revenue.
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Re: SA Road being excavated.

Post by Esox Lucius » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:06 am

:roll: THE STADIUM WILL NOT BE USED JUST FOR FOOTBALL.
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Post by UxbridgeR » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:34 am

Montag wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:41 pm
We've hosted YES and a Barry McGuigan punch-up among other things. If the club wanted to, it could improve what we've got and start pushing itself as a venue a bit more again. Frankly, a new soulless stadium is pointless unless we are in the EPL on a regular basis. Even then, with a 30K stadium, we still wouldn't sell out every match. Moving to a new ground is a risky business. A club can lose it's identity forever. As SR points out - in the grand scheme of things, it's the TV money that is the big revenue.
Yes and McGuigan were decades ago, and aside from the changes enforced by the Taylor report, the ground has altered very little since. It's dated and frankly barely fit for purpose in the Championship, which will be clear to anyone who travels away. A new ground is risky, but doesn't have to be soulless, and lord knows we've had more grounds than most in our history and the club is still alive and kicking.

Of course, the PL money is the big financial reward, but there's a lot of competition for that. With a new stadium, we should be in a better position to control our own destiny.
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