Brighton game venue switch

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Lloyd, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Due to overrunning work on the Vicarage Road pitch and parts of the stadium, there is a strong chance that we're going to request that our first game of the season v Brighton is switched to the Amex
  2. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Great news! As I will be on holiday.
  3. Me too!
  4. Plus, a much better day out for those that can go in August rather than February!
  5. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Fingers crossed, great away game to kick off the season!
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  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Have they started to sell tickets for the game though ?

    Will the PL allow it so late ?
  7. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Its five weeks away - If Brighton are Ok with it , I cant see why the PL would object. They were very accommodating to Spurs over delays to new White Hart Lane.
  8. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    I hope not. I get back from holiday the day before and was looking forward to going to the game.

    Get the builders working nights.
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Don't want to be away from home on day 1 to a team with a brand new manager and fans really up for the brave new world after the exit of dour Hughton.
    Turns a likely home win vs a fellow relegation candidate into a likely defeat away to one.
  10. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    We should play it at Milton Keynes.
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  11. jrmich9

    jrmich9 Reservist

    Ugh - rather they'd have communicated this prior to putting tickets on sale today
  12. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Not seen this reported anywhere
  13. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Hmm, interesting. What’s your source?

    Could see it happening depending on the scale of works but surely the club would’ve held off on releasing tickets today if that was a possibility.
  14. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    My wife's hairdresser
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    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Where does she buy her petrol ?
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  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Me three, however that does mean I can't go to Brighton away which is one of my favourite away days
  18. True :(. But at least the home game is paid for on my season ticket. :)
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  19. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Means only 2 home games up to October!
  20. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    VERY VERY BAD IDEA INDEED!! Most likely starting the season with 1 point instead of 3
  21. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    I think they’re cutting it it fine.
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  22. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Due to overrunning work on the Vicarage Road pitch - Bull
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Seriously poor.

    We’ve been spoilt with fantastic starts in each Prem season.

    One season this run will end & this switch significantly increases the risk this time.

    What happened to the can do Polish guys who built the SEJ?
  24. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    One man team who fancied rebuilding the East stand if I recall. Hammered with his left hand and hammered with his right
  25. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Seriously not happy with this, I always wait for release of the televised matches, and then make my arrangements.
    This is far too late to make a change like this. Unfair on the Seagull's fans also.
    However, on the club website, they are still advertising ticket sales for the match, and stating Saturday 3pm kick off, without even a mention that it could be altered.
    So fingers crossed and all that.
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  26. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Considering we're playing a friendly at home on the 3rd, I doubt there's any over-running work on the pitch that would mean we couldn't play on the 10th!

    As for other building work, who knows. But this all sounds very unlikely.
  27. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I believe the friendly is being played in Cassiobury Park, near the swings.
  28. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    Couldn't agree more. A good start is not a given. Has to be fought for. Switching the venue for the first game would b really dumb. Last season Brighton were not physically ready and were unprepared for our new system, Burnley were hamstrung by Europe and we were lucky against both Palace and Spurs. We need to load the dice as heavily in our favour as possible. Unless of course some Machiavellian genius has worked out Brighton will be too open and attacking at home and we will murder them with a new formation?
  29. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

  30. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Are they going to announce the venue change before the kick-off
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  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Not if Ticketmaster are still in charge.
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  32. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Yep, you're right.
    Stupid error, slapped wrist.
  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    No need for a pre season for the grammarians of the forum.
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Is there any truth to this, or even an suggestion it might be true?
  35. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Can see no reason why they would have announced the Sociedad game knowing that the pitch/stadium may not even be ready a week later.

    File under nonsense.

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