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Floodlight upgrade (and general stadium improvements)

Dec 3, 2005
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djg145":10u07qqv said:
I would say that the more important thing is to spend money on the team first.
Rather then spend money on the floodlights, so they are upto Championship standard.
Let's get the team upto Championship standard, FIRST.
i think a 45%saving on the leccy bill is the main reason, and if you watched evening matches on ifollow there was dark areas,it had to be done!

I could say, IF you wattched evening games on ifollow you would realise how bad the team were, maybe good that there was dark areas on the pitch.
 
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djg145":33d3kp39 said:
greybeard-kernow":33d3kp39 said:
djg145":33d3kp39 said:
I would say that the more important thing is to spend money on the team first.
Rather then spend money on the floodlights, so they are upto Championship standard.
Let's get the team upto Championship standard, FIRST.
i think a 45%saving on the leccy bill is the main reason, and if you watched evening matches on ifollow there was dark areas,it had to be done!

I could say, IF you wattched evening games on ifollow you would realise how bad the team were, maybe good that there was dark areas on the pitch.
:lol:
 

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djg145":11oh993y said:
I would say that the more important thing is to spend money on the team first.
Rather then spend money on the floodlights, so they are upto Championship standard.
Let's get the team upto Championship standard, FIRST.

Surely this expenditure will be outside of the team budget.

The club will have a capital expenditure plan that is always available no matter what the first team budget is.
 

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Devongreenowl":g9y6yu9h said:
I’m all for it if it helps those in the Werthers Originals stand see the game more clearly. :cool:

Hey Owly, how are you going to cope when the Owls come down? Are you Owl first Pilgrim second, must be a wrench.
 

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IJN":15k0rcpk said:
Devongreenowl":15k0rcpk said:
I’m all for it if it helps those in the Werthers Originals stand see the game more clearly. :cool:

Hey Owly, how are you going to cope when the Owls come down? Are you Owl first Pilgrim second, must be a wrench.
He's an Owl first Ian.

Not knocking that if it's home City, we'd all be the same.

For me it's Argyle and England only.
 

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Ponty":5fivhorz said:
IJN":5fivhorz said:
Devongreenowl":5fivhorz said:
I’m all for it if it helps those in the Werthers Originals stand see the game more clearly. :cool:

Hey Owly, how are you going to cope when the Owls come down? Are you Owl first Pilgrim second, must be a wrench.
He's an Owl first Ian.

Not knocking that if it's home City, we'd all be the same.

For me it's Argyle and England only.
Argyle, Lostwithiel FC, Stenhousemuir, England. :cool:
 
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djg145":3ebc00zy said:
I would say that the more important thing is to spend money on the team first.
Rather then spend money on the floodlights, so they are upto Championship standard.
Let's get the team upto Championship standard, FIRST.

Respectfully djg, I couldn't disagree more. If we get the rest of the club up to Championship standard, it will give us a much better chance of staying up if and when we get there (admittedly floodlights won't have a huge effect on performances, but the point stands more generally). Also, the better the infrastructure of the club, the easier it will be ​to attract the right calibre of players to get us there.
 
Dec 3, 2005
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Lobster":5vpy5j1i said:
djg145":5vpy5j1i said:
I would say that the more important thing is to spend money on the team first.
Rather then spend money on the floodlights, so they are upto Championship standard.
Let's get the team upto Championship standard, FIRST.

Respectfully djg, I couldn't disagree more. If we get the rest of the club up to Championship standard, it will give us a much better chance of staying up if and when we get there (admittedly floodlights won't have a huge effect on performances, but the point stands more generally). Also, the better the infrastructure of the club, the easier it will be ​to attract the right calibre of players to get us there.

Also with respect, I would sooner have a team worthy of being in the Championship and dodgy floodlights, then to have a team that struggled to stay in League 1 with Championship floodlights.
 
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I think you'll find there are separate budgets. The playing budget won't be affected by buying new floodlights.

there are also a noisy minority bitching about glare from the current lights, so they will be able on something else to complain about

there are also a noisy minority who wish to have a scoreboard - myself, I can keep count of the score without help - so again, this group will be able to find something else to raise issue with

so, Mr.Hallett is listening to supporters and trying to make improvements to increase engagement and inclusion. Fair play to him.
 

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It certainly has, I watched the climbing lekkies doing their thing today, clambering out from the overhanging RSJ's underneath the new roof of the grandstand. Quite impressive and not a job for the fainthearted that's for sure.
 

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Can we have a webcam to show progress..?

As for the bitching comment above, I never complained but they were not a nice experience and can understand why some felt the need to. I would imagine the lower you were sat in the Dem the worse it was.


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I can't bring myself to move that post now, after such a good save ;)

Just wondering what other little improvements could be made to HP, perhaps this could be useful to Argyle too. For me it's two relatively small 'easy wins' as they say (though I'm sure they're a lot more difficult and expensive than we realise).

1) it's that Grandstand-Devonport corner that would look sooooo much better with a smart canvas over it. This is much discussed I know.
2) the 'Welcome to Home Park' signage on the Devonport exterior could really be brought into line with the rest of the smart branding around the ground. It's been there for aaaaaaaaaages.

Floodlights look great, can't wait to see a proper lights show at an evening game.
 
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I’m assuming that the work to install the Mayflower side lights has yet to start as there’s no gantry in place and the Bobby’s Garden lamppost is still there? Hats off to the workmen putting them up - rather them than me!