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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    On the facilities thing.

    Is Pittodrie for example, really that much more comfortable for watching a match than Turners Cross is??
    Couldn't tell you, I've never been in Pittodrie.
    I'd imagine that Ibrox would be more comfy than United Park though.

    When I mentioned facilites, I was thinking more of trainign centers and academies than the stadia themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok View Post
    The facilities are much better obviously, which contributes IMO directly to the crowds they get, it's something we seriously need to address over here, even small improvements could help.
    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok View Post
    When I mentioned facilites, I was thinking more of trainign centers and academies than the stadia themselves.
    So you were making the point that better training centres and acadamies would contribute directly to the crowds we get??

    Would have been a lot easier to just say "better players"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok View Post
    I'd imagine that Ibrox would be more comfy than United Park though.
    Nonsense comparison.

    Point I was making was how come the cross wont be bursting at the seams every week when the roof on the St. Annes end is finished??

    But since you've said that you actually meant it's shiny academies which draw in crowds, whatever..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    So you were making the point that better training centres and acadamies would contribute directly to the crowds we get??

    Would have been a lot easier to just say "better players"
    Ha, I'm caught!

    I was actually thinking of facilities as a package though. What I know of Scottish stadia is from TV and a fleeting visit to Easter Road, but they appear to be in the main, covered on four sides, fully seated and from listening to those that travel there, good on food/drink facilities. That would give them an edge on most grounds in the LoI.

    In terms of training facilities, they appear far ahead of anything I've seen in the LoI, players who've moved across (and some that have come back) confirm as much, then again, salthill devon are light years ahead of anything I've seen in the LoI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    Point I was making was how come the cross wont be bursting at the seams every week when the roof on the St. Annes end is finished??
    Because the great Cork Sporting Public couldn't give a **** about the LoI.
    That's a problem every club faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok View Post
    Because the great Cork Sporting Public couldn't give a **** about the LoI.
    That's a problem every club faces.
    True, it's only once in a blue moon you see any in Finn Park. The apathy of langers towards Harps has been a source of great consternation at FHFC for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    True, it's only once in a blue moon you see any in Finn Park. The apathy of langers towards Harps has been a source of great consternation at FHFC for some time.
    It's understandable, especially for anyone who remembers the 80's when busloads would make their way up from West Cork to support you. Those were the days! Why do you think we stopped travelling up, maybe because you ran out of sheep in about 1993?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Skewed by the fact that they enter competitions at later and more difficult stages though..

    You could also argue that the old firms co-efficients and results allow other scottish clubs get easier draws in europe. Celtic and Rangers in no way represent the average level of the scottish league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    Is Pittodrie for example, really that much more comfortable for watching a match than Turners Cross is??
    Immensely, and I like the Cross. Pittodrie as a whole is well kept and the Dick Donald stand in particular puts anything in the EL to shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdonian Stu View Post
    Immensely, and I like the Cross. Pittodrie as a whole is well kept and the Dick Donald stand in particular puts anything in the EL to shame.
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    Is it any different to freezing rain as Cork City take on Bally-who's-it in the Munster Senior Cup on a Tuesday in late February?

    Lots of grounds encounter bad weather.

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    Pittodrie has a beach right behind the Donald Stand no league of Ireland ground has a beach .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeaumontBohs View Post
    Pittodrie has a beach right behind the Donald Stand no league of Ireland ground has a beach .
    Bray...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_Charlie View Post
    Bray...
    There's a Dart line (and a road, I think) between them. And Bray's as cold as a long dead Polar bear in a snowstorm.
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    Yes compared to Aberdeen which is like the Sahara at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maroon ultra View Post
    Yes compared to Aberdeen which is like the Sahara at times.

    lol ye...id presume bray would be drier and milder than aberdeen.

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    The SFA have had to give a £300k payout to the 30 clubs this week as so many are struggling and couldn't wait until the end of the season.

    £10k each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    Slightly better??

    Come on now Dodge.
    I think the average SPl attendance when all Old Firm games are removed is something like 6-7,000. Hearts v Hibs had 12,000 at it last year and thatís a "huge" game. I used slightly better because although I'd die for us to get crowds that average that, they're still pants crowds in real terms.



    Wage cuts nearly all round??

    Big clubs going to the wall on an annual basis??

    Not being flippant, just genuinely don't know.
    Maybe not big clubs going to the wall but Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts and Both Dundees have been "saved" by benefactors in recent years. The Edinburgh clubs were talking about merging as neither could afford to continue on the path they were. As Candystripe pointed out the SFA has had to pay clubs money upfront as a lot of them are struggling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishultra View Post
    lol ye...id presume bray would be drier and milder than aberdeen.
    I can't imagine Bray being milder than anywhere. The Faroe Islands were warmer!
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    Pittodrie is a sh!thole of a ground. Freezing cold all year round, and full of seagull cr@p

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