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We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 11:50 am  
I see we are moving from the West Stand to the East Stand. Bring your suncream (and sunglasses) as it's nice and Warm over there. I think its the right move because the club are attempting to introduce all the off field stuff and this is the best place to get that to work successfully. Does create quite a separation between Hospitality and the General Crowd but I do think this will create a more engaging environment. The West Stand as a backdrop is far more impressive than the flats, a shame the seats will be empty though.

Unless/until crowds build substantially, I'd agree this is the best compromise. The East Stand can hold everybody who went to the Widnes opener (including Widnes supporters) and I suspect they will open the South Stand anyway as the overheads are minimal.

There is an open canvas, and the statement mentions those areas that need improving. Mascots, Kids activities, food, social area etc. You know I rate MyPie. But the other regular Vendors are pretty good even if the prices are a bit punchy. Within reason if I pay more and it's really good, I'm happy to do that rather than save 50% but dislike what I ate.

At least we aren't turning up in February hoping to see a difference but knowing there won't be. Might take a while to get it right, but a positive (re)start in my opinion.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 12:10 pm  
Moving to the East stand makes sense as there is a large L-shaped area behind the East and South stands where people can mingle in a sort of Boxpark way they simply can't in the West stand.

This area is the heart of Plough Lane, really, and should have been used from Day 1.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:35 pm  
Seems like a good move. Interesting therefore that the club describe the Broncos Bar (which will be located in the Upper North End of the West Stand) as being 'at the heart of our supporter community'. Sounds like, in fact, it will be on the opposite side of the pitch to that.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:43 pm  
Being pale skinned, I always look to sit in the shade so I will be skipping the plough lane games when the sun is out next season. We'll probably win the League now !
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 5:39 pm  
An additional benefit is for the purposes of highlights filming it will now look like there are some people in the ground. Also appear to be making some effort on match day experience so a positive move-let’s see how it goes. Really do need to announce some new players though and one assumes new kit in time for Christmas isn’t the way we are going this year.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 6:50 pm  
12 months [actually about 12 years] too late.
Still, at least it won't be a dozen whiners on line they get to ignore now. IMG won't be swept away with as much ease.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:53 pm  
orangeman wrote:
12 months [actually about 12 years] too late.
Still, at least it won't be a dozen whiners on line they get to ignore now. IMG won't be swept away with as much ease.


Yes, interesting that the club newletters cites the IMG development as a trigger for these changes. Who would have thought that trying to offer some sort of matchday experience who need such an external impetus to implement.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:44 pm  
jbuzza wrote:
Yes, interesting that the club newletters cites the IMG development as a trigger for these changes. Who would have thought that trying to offer some sort of matchday experience who need such an external impetus to implement.

I hadn’t thought of that Buzza but you’re right. It’s quite an admission. “Quick the adults are watching let’s stop being tin pot.”
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:28 pm  
BigTime wrote:
I hadn’t thought of that Buzza but you’re right. It’s quite an admission. “Quick the adults are watching let’s stop being tin pot.”


Nice to see they are finally going to do what most on here have been saying for some time. But as you've said before BT makes damn all difference if the team is tin pot which without some quality imports it looks like being.
Re: We Are Moving to the East Stand ! : Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:23 am  
Deadcowboys1 wrote:
Nice to see they are finally going to do what most on here have been saying for some time. But as you've said before BT makes damn all difference if the team is tin pot which without some quality imports it looks like being.


Two more seasons to hit Yosser's 5,000 target. Clearly it isn't going to happen next year so I wonder what the club has got up its sleeve for 2024 ? An NRL franchise ?
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