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Re: St James' Park
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:47:24 pm »
Anyone got the completed sjp pic with all 4 stands done from the future?

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« Reply #27 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:50:41 pm »
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« Reply #28 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:51:15 pm »
Like most people who have responded to this thread St James's means everything to me.  As I walk up the stairs with the crowd towards my entrance I can feel the excitement growing and even though I have been going to the match for more years than I care to mention I still get a huge rush as I see the pitch for the first time.  The hairs on my neck stand up!!

These days the P.A. is normally blasting out Thunderstruck as I enter the ground but, when the Fortuna tune starts and the players come out the adrenaline really starts to flow and once the Local Hero theme comes on the emotion is at it's peak!!!!!!

When the crowd is really on song and we are playing well the atmosphere becomes electric, can you imagine being on the pitch as a player while all this is going on?

St James's Park is without doubt the best stadium in the UK, has the best location and the best fans!  Just need a team to really make the place complete.  The Keegan days were the ones for me.  Andy Cole scoring for fun and winning all the time.  Good times indeed..............

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« Reply #29 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:52:33 pm »
Isn't SJP used for a SKY advert thing? when they people our entering the stadium near the pitch,i think its on before SSN usually.

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« Reply #30 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:56:19 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:56:40 pm »
Isn't SJP used for a SKY advert thing? when they people our entering the stadium near the pitch,i think its on before SSN usually.

I thought that last night watching it, sure it is, looks like it anyway, from the Gallowgate looking towards the Leazes with the Milburn in view too?

Anyway back to SJP, it really does have everything as a stadium: History, location, looks, facilities and on its day, an unbeatable atmosphere. If the Gallowgate and East End were built up to L7 and some 80,000 Geordies were in waving our scarves ala Shearer's testimonial... wow, I don't think there would be a better stadium in the world or a better place to be. One day, you never know...

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« Reply #33 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 06:59:53 pm »
On a world stage, could SJP hold its own?
Bernabeu, Nou Camp, San Siro (G.Meazza), stadio Olimpico, Stade de France, Amsterdam ArenA to name a few.

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« Reply #34 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 07:02:16 pm »
Isn't SJP used for a SKY advert thing? when they people our entering the stadium near the pitch,i think its on before SSN usually.

I thought that last night watching it, sure it is, looks like it anyway, from the Gallowgate looking towards the Leazes with the Milburn in view too?

Anyway back to SJP, it really does have everything as a stadium: History, location, looks, facilities and on its day, an unbeatable atmosphere. If the Gallowgate and East End were built up to L7 and some 80,000 Geordies were in waving our scarves ala Shearer's testimonial... wow, I don't think there would be a better stadium in the world or a better place to be. One day, you never know...

it's the ford advert before SSN comes back on after the adverts, you can hear them signing TOON TOON and the little lad has got a newcastle hat on
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« Reply #35 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 07:05:39 pm »
Isn't SJP used for a SKY advert thing? when they people our entering the stadium near the pitch,i think its on before SSN usually.

Yes. And if you listen carefully you can hear black and white army being chanted.

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« Reply #36 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 08:24:04 pm »
Which is Football's greatest stadium?  After reading this thread, I was checking my country's national news site and
stumbled across this article:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/molinaro/2007/02/which_is_soccers_best_stadium.html

It's an decent read, and I'm sure some of you will find issue with what he's written, but that's life.  I've been to SJP
twice with relatives and out of the couple Football Park's I've been to, it's clearly the best.  Amsterdam Arena was
also quite the spectacle and deserves praise. 

Anyhoo, just wondering which, without bias, do you honestly think is the best? 

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« Reply #37 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 08:49:26 pm »
Anyone got the completed sjp pic with all 4 stands done from the future?

Offline pedro111

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« Reply #38 on: Thursday 15 February 2007, 09:54:24 pm »
Its location makes it the best club ground in the UK for me I still wish though it was a little bit bigger around 60,000, I think its the capacity that stops it being a true world great.

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« Reply #39 on: Monday 19 February 2007, 01:32:55 pm »
I reckon with that geet manka extension done, if it ever happens, we'd be looking at between 75 and 80 thousand seats. Basing it on the previous expansion's increase and all that, not just off the top of my head. If we ever really "crack it" then surely they'll extend the Gallowgate, at least, as surely the road could simply be incorperated under the stand? Much like it is on the Milburn?

It looks mint even with the 3 sides done, reminds me of Parkhead.

Sounds dramatic, but I do hope I'm still around to see another expansion of the ground.

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« Reply #40 on: Monday 19 February 2007, 02:11:22 pm »
I think they messed up the gradient with the new stand. I feel it should of went back more than up, too steep imo, but apart from that, fantastic sports venue.

I hope we get some funding from the 1018 WC to finish off the ground, it may even get those shitty buildings knocked down finally. Why they are listed is beyond me.  :idiot2:

SJP should take priority over a few crummy flats, its the most important building in the City, the most famous, and should be allowed and encouraged to grow, not stifled by a shitty rule no one actually agrees with.


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« Reply #41 on: Monday 19 February 2007, 02:12:21 pm »
I think SJP would look best with the 3 sides. I've seen the four-sided mock-up and it looks really clunky.

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« Reply #42 on: Monday 19 February 2007, 02:31:37 pm »
I think they messed up the gradient with the new stand. I feel it should of went back more than up, too steep imo, but apart from that, fantastic sports venue.

I hope we get some funding from the 1018 WC to finish off the ground, it may even get those shitty buildings knocked down finally. Why they are listed is beyond me.  :idiot2:

SJP should take priority over a few crummy flats, its the most important building in the City, the most famous, and should be allowed and encouraged to grow, not stifled by a shitty rule no one actually agrees with.


I'd rather keep the listed building than demolish it for a load of seats we are no position to fill at present. 52,000 is more than big enough for the foreseeable future anyway.

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« Reply #43 on: Monday 19 February 2007, 05:28:15 pm »
So St. James' is better than other stadiums because of the location, but not other factors?
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« Reply #44 on: Tuesday 20 February 2007, 04:51:10 pm »
I think SJP would look best with the 3 sides. I've seen the four-sided mock-up and it looks really clunky.

Aye the horseshoe effect looks the best, and is actually planning permission viable.

Could put some kind of poncy architectual arch in between or something.
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« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 20 February 2007, 05:11:08 pm »
What really makes it special tho IS the location

A world class stadium right in the middle of town and not miles down some scummy road or near  the docks or on a tarding estate


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« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 20 February 2007, 11:06:04 pm »
I think SJP would look best with the 3 sides. I've seen the four-sided mock-up and it looks really clunky.

Aye the horseshoe effect looks the best, and is actually planning permission viable.

Could put some kind of poncy architectual arch in between or something.

Or have it spanned by a huge statue of Shearer, legs akimbo.

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« Reply #47 on: Wednesday 21 February 2007, 04:23:34 am »
I think SJP would look best with the 3 sides. I've seen the four-sided mock-up and it looks really clunky.

Aye the horseshoe effect looks the best, and is actually planning permission viable.

Could put some kind of poncy architectual arch in between or something.

Or have it spanned by a huge statue of Shearer, legs akimbo.

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Re: St James' Park
« Reply #48 on: Wednesday 21 February 2007, 04:50:35 am »
I think SJP would look best with the 3 sides. I've seen the four-sided mock-up and it looks really clunky.

Aye the horseshoe effect looks the best, and is actually planning permission viable.

Could put some kind of poncy architectual arch in between or something.

Or have it spanned by a huge statue of Shearer, legs akimbo.

A Colossus, I like it :lol:

All players would forever be in his shadow. ;)

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Re: St James' Park
« Reply #49 on: Wednesday 21 February 2007, 11:05:38 am »
should do a 3 sided one, like this:


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