Sir Elton John Stand

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Sam Phillips, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Sam Phillips

    Sam Phillips Academy Graduate

    New East Stand Thread while the other is being Cleaned
     
  2. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Nice to see they're doing work on it today.
     
  3. Danthek

    Danthek Reservist

    Anyone got a link for the webcam?
     
  4. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

  5. Danthek

    Danthek Reservist

  6. Abso

    Abso First Year Pro

    Seemed like they had downed tools this week until today. Another change of design or just interior work we cant see?
     
  7. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    My sources tell me one of the builders got his foot stuck in a toilet in one of the new changing rooms. It's taken all weekend plus Monday and Tuesday to free him.

    #ITK
     
  8. Briggsy

    Briggsy Reservist

    They could be gutting out the old stand before knocking it down, I saw 5 workers sitting in the dug out yesterday.
     
  9. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    That camera has caused so many problems. Why do they even have it available? Surely no-one really needs half-hourly updates? A weekly or fortnightly update would be more than sufficient for me.
     
  10. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Just look at it weekly or fortnightly then?
     
  11. Abso

    Abso First Year Pro

    Yeah maybe. I saw those yesterday also wasnt sure if they were workers or groundsman?
     
  12. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    I'm worried they're starting to deviate from my plans.

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  13. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Reservist

    Iris today 08.15am.

    Bassini changes the colour of his hat to elude security and exact revenge.

    #cunningbasstard
     
  14. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Who is responsible for the Xmas tree on the top? It's well past 12th night we are going to have bad luck. fml etc etc.
     
  15. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    I think you've identified a bit of a PR issue for the club here.

    Some people sit there and religiously look at it every day, or even more frequent than that, and don't see much progress (which you wouldn't in short spans of time) so allude to it being hugely behind, or it won't be done in time.

    Not that they care, I'm sure!
     
  16. Fecking pidgeons are eating the grass seed!
     
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Actually a lot of the visible progress has been very quick indeed which probably makes periods like this seem unproductive by comparison. And don't forget it was the club themselves who announced it would be partially open by March and fully by the end of the season. When that timetable slipped I don't think things were well communicated so now people are left guessing. There's lots of rumours that the spec has changed for the better but the club haven't commented on most of that. I think this is another one which we can attribute to the Pozzos working quietly behind the scenes.
     
  18. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    To be honest we've had three stands for so long, I don't give a **** when it gets finished. Just as long as it does.
     
  19. Rontaylor

    Rontaylor Reservist

    How big a problem is "sun in the eyes " going to be?
     
  20. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    If the updates from the webcam tell us anything, it's that the sun is rarely a problem in Watford.
     
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I've purchased a contraption calling itself 'sunglasses' and it's suddenly not a problem.
     
  22. NortholtHorn

    NortholtHorn Reservist

    You've bought a pair of talking sunglasses big whoop! How is it gonna fair on a cold wet Tuesday night in Barnsley?
     
  23. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    re sun in eyes..

    Not a lot of people know this but.. football pitches are supposed to be orientated North/South. The reason for this is so that neither keeper has the sun in his eyes for afternoon kick offs.
    So if you are sat in the new East stand shading your eyes from the sun just remember.. its because our pitch faces the right way :cool:
     
  24. Rontaylor

    Rontaylor Reservist

    Actually it still is with almost all sunglasses
     
  25. NortholtHorn

    NortholtHorn Reservist

    Try some polarised ones, well worth it.
     
  26. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    I can't remember where from but I'd also heard it had something to do with where, way back when, the 'important' people sat.

    The west facing stand would be where the owners and their like watched without having to shield their delicate eyes from the big nasty sun.
     
  27. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Reservist

    Also with runways, which in the UK apparently run east to west so that planes take off into the wind which I'm told is easier than the other way round.
     
  28. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Academy Graduate

    Nice theory, Oxhey67, but not quite right.

    The east side was where the first 'main' stand was built when the ground was opened. That's always been where the important people sat. The Shrodells stand (which was demolished to make way for the Rous in 1986) was only partially covered. If you sat in the paddock seats at the front on a rainy day, you got wet.

    It was only when the east side of the ground was closed relatively recently that the big wigs moved over to their cinema-style black seats in the Upper Rous.

    Does anyone know if the directors and VIPs and so on will stay where they are or move over to the other side when the new stand is opened? I suspect they'll stay where they are considering GT has been allocated two permanent seats in the stand that will take on his name.
     
  29. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    There looks nothing VIPish about the new East Stand to suggest they will move there.
     
  30. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    I may have gotten my easts and wests mixed up but the way football grounds were built and aligned was to make sure the money people sat in shade - if the story I heard is true, that is. :)
     
  31. nascot

    nascot First Team

    I would imagine they'll stay in the Rous as the East Stand has no corporate facilities.
     
  32. Irishorn

    Irishorn Gael Force

    VIPs like their comforts and status. Can't see them queuing up for a pie and beer at half time with the regular folk. They will stay in the Rous.
     
  33. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    There isn't going to be beer in the new east stand tho
     
  34. leavesdenorn

    leavesdenorn Academy Graduate

    You saying it's going to be like the family stand (No beer). Can't believe that for one moment not with a brand new stand
    Only reason Vic end has no beer as the concourse is too small so they can use the upper GT stand for a beer at HT

    Also anybody else noticed the lazy [unts sat in the bottom of the rookery chatting most of the morning. Lazy sods want to get on with it...
     
  35. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Camera switched off again. Must be another new signing at the ground....
     

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