OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby sanchoz on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:50 pm

Kialos wrote:Not a clue about club rugby, where would these teams normally play their games?


Saracens: Mill Hill, North London

http://www.saracens.com/allianz/gettingto/routefinder

Quinns: Twickenham Stoop, South West London

http://www.quins.co.uk/your-club/stadium/
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Samba on Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:40 am

Henceforth David Gold, the Sullivan clan & Karren Brady are all Plumbags...
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Wembley1966 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:35 am

The pitch is a Desso Grassmaster - from Desso who are a carpet manufacturer. I suspect the groundsman is leaving because he's been demoted to using a Dyson instead of a mower.

I'd be more concerned if they were going to be hosting the Horse of the Year Show how they used to do at the old Wembley - that did play havoc with the pitch. The League Cup Final in 1969 a week after the Horse of the Year show!
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Or Greaves making his debut for us at Maine Road and scoring 2 in our 5-1 win.
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Perhaps if the pitch roughs up a bit we can put 5 past the City All-Stars!
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Kialos on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:37 pm

sanchoz wrote:Saracens: Mill Hill, North London

http://www.saracens.com/allianz/gettingto/routefinder" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Quinns: Twickenham Stoop, South West London

http://www.quins.co.uk/your-club/stadium/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Thank you, very helpful as always
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby mushy on Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:46 pm

http://www.saracens.com/allianz/gettingto/routefinder

Note in that photo, the squared look of the ground even though it has a running track.
In the front of the large stand opposite, you can see the areas that have fully retractable seating,(the grey seated areas near the front) these cover the track and can be easily removed for athletics.
This is roughly what some of us were hoping for in the new stadium, albeit on a mach larger scale.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Rio on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:42 pm

Saracens also have a bit more in common with us, that not having complete control of their ground. Local residents have decreed only a certain amount of events can take place at Allianz Park per year. Hence the reason they've utilised the derby game against Quins, as a means of getting big crowds at Wembley and now our place.

Even when they progress in Europe they can only host one additional game past the group stages
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Alan Pardew's Dad on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 pm

On a modern pitch, this really shouldn't be a problem. I watch Bristol rugby and they share a pitch all season with Bristol City with no issues.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Jumby on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:12 pm

We get our pitch ploughed up and don't get a penny for it, just like we don't get a penny for the sales of drinks or snacks. What a load of b*ll*cks.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Rio on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:20 pm

So Reading & Bristol City have their pitch in good nick despite full seasons of rugby & football. Yet our state of the art pitch will get torn to shreds by 80 minutes. Ok. Right, well yeah you've won me over with that logic
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby pablo jaye on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Can't see the problem - as others have said, plenty of other places share with rugby of both codes - and who knows, if in the unlikely event that it does get chewed up, it might work to our advantage.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Jumby on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:25 pm

We'll see what happens.

Whatever happens, we still make no money from this.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Kialos on Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:11 am

One or two of them might venture into the club shop and buy some West Ham nappies?
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Thekorean on Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 am

Jumby wrote:We get our pitch ploughed up and don't get a penny for it, just like we don't get a penny for the sales of drinks or snacks. What a load of b*ll*cks.

We got the stadium essentially free....
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby the pink palermo on Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:08 am

Jumby wrote:Whatever happens, we still make no money from this.


Perhaps, but in a tax payer funded stadium it won't harm the clubs never ending PR campaign to prove West Ham are not the sole beneficiaries .
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby mushy on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:48 am

Jumby wrote:We get our pitch ploughed up and don't get a penny for it, just like we don't get a penny for the sales of drinks or snacks. What a load of b*ll*cks.

Its not our pitch.
The footwear used in Rugby is very similar to that used on football, the days of mud baths are over.
My money says you wont be able to see any difference come the next home game.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Thekorean on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:08 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Perhaps, but in a tax payer funded stadium it won't harm the clubs never ending PR campaign to prove West Ham are not the sole beneficiaries .


And its not.

West Ham didn't tell the UK government to design the stadium so inefficiently.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby theobaldtiger on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:29 am

Coventry, Wycombe, and Reading are all sharing with a rugby team. Chelsea want to move to Twickenham. Loftus Road used to have a team playing there and London Irish are supposed to move into the new Brentford stadium.

Can't really see one match affecting us in any way. Hey, I might even buy a ticket myself.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby sanchoz on Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:01 am

theobaldtiger wrote:Can't really see one match affecting us in any way. Hey, I might even buy a ticket myself.


This might be one of those events where WHUFC members and season ticket holders could be offered discounted tickets. For previous years the Saracen matches at Wembley have had group-on deals, deals for serving army/navy/RAF members and family and other discounts.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby Thekorean on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:55 pm

How come Rugby clubs have trouble attracting fans? International rugby matches do fine.
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Re: OS to host rugby match - in MARCH

Postby D C on Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:12 am

3times wrote:A proper game where both sets of fans sit together and you can have a beer in your seat. Also one of my favourite matches in the Aviva Prem fixture list.


Sounds awful. If the fans aren't shouting vitriolic abuse at each other what's the point? Awful sport. Jeans and Sheux galore.
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