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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Colours never run on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:21 am

Wembley1966 wrote:
David Sullivan was struck on his glasses by a coin and he and his co-owner David Gold left their seats early for their own safety.

And good old Simon Stone




I take it all back, it must have definitely happened as it's not even alleged anymore now.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Samba on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:22 am

Colours never run wrote:According to Sky sources, these additional security resources will cost the taxpayer in London £60,000.

The best security someone else's money can buy!
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:40 am

Have they confirmed that the barriers will be in place at various points around the stadium concourse or just infront of the so called directors box ?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby IronworksDave on Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:43 am

Amazing how one 'alleged' incident with a Director and they can sort out security ... eighteen months of fans being at risk ... who cares ....
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Plashet Grove Pete on Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:12 am

Not that surprising Dave - we're just the mugs who turn up every game. He, on the other hand, sees himself as God. His security is paramount, and the rest of us can just f*ck off.

Only by getting rid can any semblance of normality return.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Coops on Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:44 am

Being able to walk round to different areas are one of the few good things about the bowl.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Coops on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:06 am

New security measures announced: https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2018/march/29-march/safety-and-security-update-ahead-southampton-fixture

In light of the regrettable actions of a small minority of individuals


Two of which are called Dave and the other is called Karen.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Hammer.CA on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:17 am

[quote="Coops"

In light of the regrettable actions of a small minority of individuals


Two of which are called Dave and the other is called Karen.[/quote]

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:31 am



To assist with creating the safest environment possible for all and following direction from the Safety Advisory Group, several security gates will also be in operation throughout the Stadium both on the bridges within the lower tier and on the internal concourses, which will restrict fans’ migration around the stadium.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Francoisvander or else on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:38 am

Be interesting to see how restrictive these are seeing when me, my family and friends purchased various seats in differing blocks people at the reservation centre told us there would be no issues meeting for a beer at half time.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Mega Ron on Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:05 am

Francoisvander or else wrote:Be interesting to see how restrictive these are seeing when me, my family and friends purchased various seats in differing blocks people at the reservation centre told us there would be no issues meeting for a beer at half time.


They had them in place for the Chelsea game last year. I could get round from the Sir Trev lower to the Bobby Moore Lower to see my family.

We just went round the top tier in front of the seats.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:21 pm

I wonder if there's been an assessment on how these movement limiting barriers may affect an emergency evacuation.

Somehow I doubt it.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby aaronhammer on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 pm

Agree JBB, let’s hope it doesn’t risk any potential situations where people are crowded together and under trained stewards have to make a decision to open barriers (having been told not to in normal situations).

How could it effect egress from the stadium too after the game?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby sanchoz on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:46 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:I wonder if there's been an assessment on how these movement limiting barriers may affect an emergency evacuation.

Somehow I doubt it.


Momentum (not the Jeremy Corbyn supporting campaign group) are an egress/ingress company who sit on the stadium SAG and they plan for and project all kinds of scenarios and flows of people.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Rio on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:47 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:I wonder if there's been an assessment on how these movement limiting barriers may affect an emergency evacuation.

Somehow I doubt it.



I’m sure the health & safety executive would have been involved. I say would, but Sully banned them, because he thought someone said elf. Expect anyone on the committee to appear on met police wanted posters for crimes against anything and everything
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Rocketron on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:43 pm

Why don't we have triangular corner flags any more?
Lack of attention to detail in the "greatest migration in history"?
Or is it because we don't pay for them anymore in the "best deal for WHU"?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby delbert on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:47 pm

They've probably sold Mr Moon as well.......
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby irongav on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:53 pm

delbert wrote:They've probably sold Mr Moon as well.......


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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Colours never run on Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:02 pm

Can I just say, they can do as much high level security they want now, but they'll never ever take away that glorious 20 minutes of the most excruciating, cringing, humiliating, moment suffered for the 3 Directors that both we and they will never forget.

We finally got our moment and they will relive it in their minds for years to come and it clearly bothered them personally to understand our complete and utter frustration.

Personally, I wouldn't feel the need to protest at the feet of their perch ever again nor indeed do I have an urge to get on the pitch although respect those that did.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Samba on Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:59 am

I trust that all stewards have been asked, if they wouldn't mind very much, to try to stay awake for 90 minutes during the match. They are more than welcome to nod off during half-time though, as there will be less risk of a massive pitch invasion then.
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