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Things I don't like about the new Wembley.


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Sorry to be negative straight after a cup final....

.... but I don't think the New Wembley is fit to host cup finals and our national team!!

I have been their twice and I always thought it would build its own character,but its got nothing.

1/ Its too far away from the pitch.

2/ The PA system is too loud,its difficult to create noise when you got 'Girls aloud' all around you icon_wink.gif (That ones for you bluenut),you dont need to manufacture atmosphere,thats the supporters job!

3/ The corporate area is too dominant at Wembley,half these freeloading scum don't even bother turning up after the half time break.

4/ The famous players steps at Wembley are too high,you cant even see your team lift the cup.

5/ Its a uninspiring red bowl with no character what-so-ever,and the architects who created this life-less stadium should stick to designing airports.

6/ The ground is too big and sparce!

Give me the rivers of p*ss at the old Wembley anyday!

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For me the corporate area is a disaster waiting to happen because it splits the ends up by effectively mixing the fans together. Take the Carling cup final when we played Spurs. When they scored there were loads of their fans directly above where I was sitting and it was the same in the Community Shield when the Mancs scored. I've no doubt it was the other way around at the other end when wqe scored.

Because of this mix it's only a matter of time before the 'wrong' two teams get together (CFC v Scouse anyone?) and all hell will break loose.

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Ah I forgot the 'corporate circle of death' that surrounds the stadium.

Yes geezer....you are correct!

During the League Cup final with the scum we had them all around us,its the corporate area.

They were literally in our section giving it the the big'un!

Its just a bad design all round mate!

I'm fuming that we have a sterile bowl for a national stadium!

I'm at a loss to understand why!

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It's all about money mate, as you know the 'real fans' don't matter. Plus I doubt any real football experts were included in the design piece because the creation of an atmospheric arena is sadly lacking as you point out. I was very disappointed by the lack of noise generated at the stadium when we were there as it seems to dissipate into the air rather than resound around the stadium. My guess is the Emirates will be of a similar nature as it is much the same design.

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It's all about money mate, as you know the 'real fans' don't matter. Plus I doubt any real football experts were included in the design piece because the creation of an atmospheric arena is sadly lacking as you point out. I was very disappointed by the lack of noise generated at the stadium when we were there as it seems to dissipate into the air rather than resound around the stadium. My guess is the Emirates will be of a similar nature as it is much the same design.

The Emirates is like that......like an airport!

You can make noise at the Emirates,from the away end that is icon_wink.gif .

But even that place is just a big red bowl!

We should never ever entertain the idea of leaving Stamford Bridge!

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What pisses me off is the fact all the seats are red, why arent they white ? icon_mad.gif

Why aren't they Chelsea blue? That would be better icon_wink.gif

Carling Cup Final was crap, got stuff thrown all over us by Tottenham fans above, although I didn't get hit, a guy couple of rows down got a pen dropped on him... may not seen serious, but what if he was looking up?! Jesus Chris....... f**king scum bags the lot of them.

There is one thing I like about the New Wembley...

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The first team to win England's greatest sporting trophy at it's rightful home? Well... Talk about History! Thanks NW, you've added another chapter in our FANTASTIC History. ::Scalf::

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I'll always love the new Wembley for our victory over Utd icon_lol.gif

But I agree with the points made about the corporate section. At the Carling Cup Final Spurs basically took it over above where I was sitting and you could see them giving it large when Woodgate scored.

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It is a fantastic stadium, but cater for the wrong type of football supporter, or customer shall we call them?

I watched England Switzerland recently, in the corporate middle tier. There is a seafood and champagne bar, serving lobster FFS. What happened to a pie and a Bovril? Football has moved on and there is top money to be had from whoever is willing to shell out for it. Unfortunately it's not your regular football fan who's allocation is down to 21k each in an 80k capicity stadium for our biggest domestic final.

Everyone wants a slice of the money in football, when your national stadium does the same and forgets the average fan up and down the country it's a real sad state of affairs.

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That's a fair summary of why I and countless other long-time supporters are extremely unlikely to ever watch a Premier league game, let alone an International match.

My mate, the ex-plastic Scouser has been trying to persuade me to go along with him to watch Llanelli town, starting with next season's Champions League qualifiers. You won't see me down there when Chelsea are playing, and transport is a problem, but even so, I've got to say I'm well tempted.

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I like the stadium itself a lot.. it is 90K seats I think or 92K something like that, and even the ones in the gods have a decent view. The facilities and catering are not too bad compared to some.

Things I hate...

1. Yes the corporates I agree

2. It is difficult to get the atmos going, all singing at different times etc.

3. Transport in and out.. and absolute joke for a national stadium. Even Cardiff managed a half decent park and ride system.

4. Also agree on the trophy walk bit, I had a job to see were JT was when he lifted it.

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My mate, the ex-plastic Scouser has been trying to persuade me to go along with him to watch Llanelli town, starting with next season's Champions League qualifiers.

Up the Scarlets !

Used to live there Lofty.

Stebonheath is nothing like wemberrrley though mate icon_lol.gif

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My mate, the ex-plastic Scouser has been trying to persuade me to go along with him to watch Llanelli town, starting with next season's Champions League qualifiers.

Up the Scarlets !

Used to live there Lofty.

Stebonheath is nothing like wemberrrley though mate icon_lol.gif

From Stebonheath to Wemberley! - you have to admit it's got a kind of ring about it icon_wink.gif

Great place Llanelli, and a one of a kind. I was actually born in Carmarthen and lived in Pembray (til I was 2) before we moved to London, but it's Llanelli I call "town". Which means a lot more if you actually know the area icon_lol.gif

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My mate, the ex-plastic Scouser has been trying to persuade me to go along with him to watch Llanelli town, starting with next season's Champions League qualifiers.

Up the Scarlets !

Used to live there Lofty.

Stebonheath is nothing like wemberrrley though mate icon_lol.gif

From Stebonheath to Wemberley! - you have to admit it's got a kind of ring about it icon_wink.gif

Great place Llanelli, and a one of a kind. I was actually born in Carmarthen and lived in Pembray (til I was 2) before we moved to London, but it's Llanelli I call "town". Which means a lot more if you actually know the area icon_lol.gif

I lived in the Bryn area of Llanelli, up on the hill on the Swansea side of town.

Ahh Carmathen boy.I lived there as well, and Whitland.

I used to go to Pembrey beach all the time, it was only 10 minutes from where i lived. I've seen Alan Prost on the Pembrey race circuit doing some practice laps, i used to work for the leccy board SWALEC, we took our van round the circuit to compare times to Prost, think he did a lap in 1 minute something, took us 5 minutes 3 up in a van, tools were flying of the side and everything.

Great place though. happy0034.gif

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Carmarthen boy by birth and birth alone. Back then you either got born at home, or you went to the old hospital in Priory Street to make your debut on an unspecting world.

I once knew a girl from Whitland .. funny thing is, I can see her face and ... but I can't remember her name. And I married a girl from the Bryn, or around there somewhere, you know how area boundaries cross over. Her maiden name was Jones. Whoever would have believed it, a girl called Jones from Llanelli.

The only bad thing about Llanelli Town is they play in ... red.

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Carmarthen boy by birth and birth alone. Back then you either got born at home, or you went to the old hospital in Priory Street to make your debut on an unspecting world.

I once knew a girl from Whitland .. funny thing is, I can see her face and ... but I can't remember her name. And I married a girl from the Bryn, or around there somewhere, you know how area boundaries cross over. Her maiden name was Jones. Whoever would have believed it, a girl called Jones from Llanelli.

The only bad thing about Llanelli Town is they play in ... red.

Scarlet red at that.

I lived there during Italia 90, everytime England played they supported the opposition in their masses.

If Wales ever make any finals (insert-laugh) I'll be shouting for the other team !

Was also down there for the Rugby world cup in 91? The Welsh were very depressed icon_lol.gif

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That's a fair summary of why I and countless other long-time supporters are extremely unlikely to ever watch a Premier league game, let alone an International match.

My mate, the ex-plastic Scouser has been trying to persuade me to go along with him to watch Llanelli town, starting with next season's Champions League qualifiers. You won't see me down there when Chelsea are playing, and transport is a problem, but even so, I've got to say I'm well tempted.

Welcome to the dark side mate!

If you ever fancy coming down to watch Kingstonian (a mere 8 divisions below Chels), you'd be more than welcome

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Strange thing with me, I'm undeniably Welsh by birth and by ancestry, but I don't give a monkey's about Rugby. My old man took me along to Twickenham and London Welsh a few times, but of course it was always Chelsea, so I was only there for the day out. Or the beer when I was a little older.

Even so, I can and do support the England football team, but NOT the England rubgy team. Maybe it's a class thing* but even with minimal interest in the game, I can't stand the bar stewards! And it pleases me no end when they win!

*Or maybe I'm a little schizoid.

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