Pages: 1 [2] 3   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Intel Stand  (Read 1837 times)
Oaksey Moonraker


+5/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 548




Ignore
« Reply #15 on: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 23:01:50 »

That was the year we lost to Bolton in the League Cup semis by beating sides in our own league (Charlton A , Derby H ?, Millwall  H and Bolton H in the 1st leg.

If we had replicated those results in the league games we would have stayed up.

Sent from my HTC U11
Logged
4D


+85/-81
Offline Offline

Posts: 11773


I am real




Ignore
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 23:24:35 »

That was 1995, went to Bolton two Wednesdays running thanks to the flash flood.  Bad Mood
Logged
dogs


+3/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 653




Ignore
« Reply #17 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 07:50:22 »

Good recall. Was Jimmy Quinn manager?

Yeah, pretty sure he came on and scored end of extra time.
Logged
dogs


+3/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 653




Ignore
« Reply #18 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 07:51:05 »

Think you're out by about 10 yrs.  Reading missing out on automatic promotion and losing to Bolton in the PO final was in the mid/late 1990s.

Was referencing the misfortune of being relegated in 94/95 when 4 went!
Logged
Amir

« Reply #19 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 09:58:17 »

That was 1995, went to Bolton two Wednesdays running thanks to the flash flood.  Bad Mood

It was frozen terraces/steps that got it called off I think. I went to Blackburn vs Wimbledon and there were about as many town fans as Wimbledon fans.
Logged
Amir

« Reply #20 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00:58 »

There was a reasonable atmosphere in the Intel stand for a few years. The game against Peterborough, where Invincible scored to effectively save us, was the first time I remember the townend being full-ish and in good voice.
Logged
PetsWinPrizes


+2/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 852





Ignore
« Reply #21 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:03:55 »

The clubs portion of payment for the stand came from our year in the Prem, hence why we didn't spend a significant amount on players, bar Fjortoft (500k) which was our record signing.  Mind you that was the year before parachute payments were introduced so we lucked out on timing.  Can't really blame them for not spending a chunk on the squad.

I was a steward at the club in the Prem season and remember standing in the South stand for a good portion of that season.

Could be wrong, but I think we also got a decent grant from the FA/ Government. There was cash sloshing around post-Taylor Report for redevelopment back then, combine that with the Intel sponsorship and it was built very cost efficiently. Any endeavor of that type now, say a replacement for the Arkells, would be trickier to fund.
Logged
CMT82


+0/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 9





Ignore
« Reply #22 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:42:04 »

Ray Hardman got the stand built I believe, he'd worked in the construction industry pre-STFC. Definitely opened for the Port Vale game in the summer of 1994 - with plans to do a similar build for the Bank (see plans in the Town at the Top book), but never came to fruition.
Logged
horlock07


+31279/-27182
Offline Offline

Posts: 8243


Lives up north




Ignore
« Reply #23 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:42:37 »

Ray Hardman got the stand built I believe, he'd worked in the construction industry pre-STFC. Definitely opened for the Port Vale game in the summer of 1994 - with plans to do a similar build for the Bank (see plans in the Town at the Top book), but never came to fruition.

Be interested to see the plans for the Bank, did they ever get PP?
Logged
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+106/-418
Offline Offline

Posts: 31464





Ignore
« Reply #24 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:02:21 »

Be interested to see the plans for the Bank, did they ever get PP?

The Bank stand was a smaller shorter version of the Intel. The plans went in to SBC, locals in Shrivenham Road raised their concerns, and then we ran out of money.

It's right about Hardman, he reckoned he drew the plans himself to save money.  The Intel was a fairly basic stand, which with grants etc didn't cost the earth... realistic.

Around the same time 92-94, Notts County built 4 new stands at Meadow Lane, to give them a capacity of about 20K, again fairly basic design.  Instinctively, you'd think that as Notts are the oldest FL club, they'd have been playing at ML since the year dot, but only since 1910. 

A while back, I wondered how many FL grounds (old money) are older than the CG.

 A cursory look  led me to give up as it all seemed to be Premcentric, with Chelsea given longevity even though they didn't form until 1905
Logged
Private Fraser


+20/-8
Offline Offline

Posts: 835





Ignore
« Reply #25 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:13:58 »



A while back, I wondered how many FL grounds (old money) are older than the CG.

 A cursory look  led me to give up as it all seemed to be Premcentric, with Chelsea given longevity even though they didn't form until 1905

A quick look at the current 92 shows there are 15 grounds (locations) as old or older than the CG:

- 1896 - County Ground
- 1896 - Craven Cottage
- 1895 - Sincil Bank
- 1893 - Priestfield
- 1892 - Goddison Park
- 1892 - St James Park (Geordie version)
- 1890 - Ewood Park
- 1889 - Molyneux
- 1888 - Portman Road
- 1888 - Oakwell
- 1885 - Gigg Lane
- 1884 - Anfield
- 1883 - Turf Moor
- 1875 - Deepdale
- 1862 - Bramhall Lane
- 1861 - Field Mill

York Road, the home of National League side Maidenhead Utd is claimed by the FA to be the oldest senior football ground continuously used by the same club (1871).
 
Logged
suttonred


+22/-8
Offline Offline

Posts: 11435





Ignore
« Reply #26 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:45:04 »

And Preistfield has had scaffoldiing since 1894.
Logged
Reg Smeeton
Walking Encyclopaedia


+106/-418
Offline Offline

Posts: 31464





Ignore
« Reply #27 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:45:10 »

A quick look at the current 92 shows there are 15 grounds (locations) as old or older than the CG:

- 1896 - County Ground
- 1896 - Craven Cottage
- 1895 - Sincil Bank
- 1893 - Priestfield
- 1892 - Goddison Park
- 1892 - St James Park (Geordie version)
- 1890 - Ewood Park
- 1889 - Molyneux
- 1888 - Portman Road
- 1888 - Oakwell
- 1885 - Gigg Lane
- 1884 - Anfield
- 1883 - Turf Moor
- 1875 - Deepdale
- 1862 - Bramhall Lane
- 1861 - Field Mill

York Road, the home of National League side Maidenhead Utd is claimed by the FA to be the oldest senior football ground continuously used by the same club (1871).
 

When I looked I noticed these types of lists, but for me some bits are dodgy... Field Mill, for example Mansfield weren't formed until 1905, when they moved to Field Mill.

Blades were formed in 1889, cricket and sometimes Sheffield FC had used BL.

Portman Road was a sports field mostly used for rugby... Ipswich didn't turn pro until 1936.

So it seems based on sports being on site.... in which case the CG was first used in 1866, the pavilion was built in 1893 and STFC played there in 1895, before moving over in 1896.
Logged
Peter Venkman


+169/-147
Offline Offline

Posts: 23905


Who you gonna call?




Ignore
« Reply #28 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:59:15 »

And Preistfield has had scaffoldiing since 1894.
Early stand at Priestfield.

Logged

Enjoy yourself it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself while you're still in the pink
The years go by as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself
It's later than you think.

Get wisdom, knowledge and understanding
These three, were given free by the maker
Go to school, learn the rules, don't be no faker
It's not wise for you to be a foot stool.
4D


+85/-81
Offline Offline

Posts: 11773


I am real




Ignore
« Reply #29 on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 13:01:06 »

Corporate box?
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3   Go Up
Print
Jump to: