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Saints Stadium Closure!!!

Saints Stadium Closure!!!
According to this report from the BBC three of the four corners will be closed. This will affect around 700 season ticket holders.

This, along with cuts to subsidised bus travel and match-day staffing could save them up to 250,000.

Chairman Michael Wilde told their website. "We deeply regret having to take these measures.

"But unfortunately they have been forced upon us by the financial situation we find ourselves in.

"We now have to make some unpleasant and unpalatable decisions to get the finances back on track."

These areas will be reopened for games where 'huge crowds' are expected. So not very often then!

Should we feel sorry for our neighbours down the road or laugh our pants off?

Written by storagematt.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday June 14 2008
Time: 11:36AM

Comments

0
i genuinly feel sorry for them.
pompeycarpet
14/06/2008 11:39:00
0
yea i kind of agree its pretty harsh, bt lets face all the grief we've bin given in the past they kinda deserve some packback =)
pompeym@
14/06/2008 11:50:00
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we have had hard times over the years, did they care? nope...
do i care that they are now having hard times? in many ways i shouldnt, the fact they went down and struggled doesnt concern me but i do feel for their 'genuine fans' that will be affected by this...
pompeyrug
14/06/2008 11:59:00
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Laugh your pants off. The utter 5hit we took from them over 30+ years whilst we jumped from one cisis to another. Whilst we played Div 3 & 4 football. Hate them with passion but always love Pompey more.
storagematt
14/06/2008 12:03:00
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Best news I've heard all week - Do I feel for them ? ..... Nope I think it's really funny .... Bring on Aldershot as Hampshires no2 club...
Chix
14/06/2008 12:28:00
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I think it may be a little unwise to gloat when Pompey Still had a lower average attendance than Saints did last year and even without the corners the capacity is larger than Fratton!
Jesus_02
14/06/2008 14:46:00
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so they will open the corners if they draw the cup winners then thats for sure
pompeyyong
14/06/2008 15:11:00
0
hahahahahahaha!! Love it.
pompey4me
14/06/2008 15:39:00
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my my my ..ive written about how they used to throw penny's to us in th 70's and as rug did they care about us as their talented manager( Laurie the Mac enema..sorry enemy- either will do) mixed old established stars with fresh young talent and took them to cup finals, as we fought relegation battles and went from one financial crisis to another, having to play their old cast off players....hmm what goes around comes around. Therefore I will feel sorry for them as it could all turnaround again one day
plymouth graham
14/06/2008 16:30:00
0
nah fuqem, lets av a giggle
russellm
14/06/2008 17:23:00
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