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Post by A_B » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:53 am

Baloney wrote:
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First ever entirely wooden stadium approved, for Forest Green Rovers


https://www.cladglobal.com/CLADnews/arc ... ource=news


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A_B wrote:
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Baloney wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am
First ever entirely wooden stadium approved, for Forest Green Rovers


https://www.cladglobal.com/CLADnews/arc ... ource=news


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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:03 am

Baloney wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am
First ever entirely wooden stadium approved, for Forest Green Rovers


https://www.cladglobal.com/CLADnews/arc ... ource=news


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Based on the maintenance I have to do on my wood fence...I am expecting RFK-stadium style issues. A very interesting club.

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Post by Pruitt » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:59 am

That stadium is gorgeous - and it certainly can't be cheap.

Here's what a typical League 2 stadium looks like:

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:03 pm

I think Forrest Green Rovers has visions of being more than a League 2 squad. More likely League 1 with an occasional shot at the Championship type aspirations from what I read.

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Post by Baloney » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:10 pm

Pruitt wrote:
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That stadium is gorgeous - and it certainly can't be cheap.

Here's what a typical League 2 stadium looks like:

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Luxury, it's got a roof, Shrewsbury used to be open to the elements, froze my butt off standing on this terrace

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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:16 pm

What's more impressive is that a league 2 side could hire Zaha Hadid

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Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:25 pm

I used to live in Shrewsbury (the other one) and that's a great stadium. Would love to be there for corners in a packed game.

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Post by Baloney » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:43 pm

I'm working on two projects at the moment that are using timber frame construction.

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Post by A_B » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:59 pm

Thanks for this. Interesting.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:01 pm

That looks like a set from a Doctor Who episode a few years ago.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:04 pm

FGR are pretty Eco-minded. Pretty sure their training table is fully vegan and has been for years.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:39 pm

That logo is better than my idea of a picture of a guy with a clubfoot.
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govmentchedda wrote:
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FGR are pretty Eco-minded. Pretty sure their training table is fully vegan and has been for years.
yeah meat free stadium
Following the investment of new chairman and eco-tycoon Dale Vince, and his company Ecotricity, The New Lawn employs a number of eco-friendly features designed to help make the stadium one of the most environmentally sustainable football stadiums in the world. The playing surface features as the world's first organic football pitch,[12] meanwhile solar panels on the roof of the stadium as well as outside will eventually provide enough electricity to power 25 per cent of the stadium.[13]

The pitch also collects rainwater to be recycled around the stadium and all waste cooking oil at the club is recycled into biofuel. The club introduced a solar powered 'MowBot' in April 2012 which cuts the grass on the pitch and uses GPS technology to automatically guide it round the pitch without the need for human intervention.[14] It is the first solar powered robotic lawn mower to be used on a football pitch in British football.

Local farmers use the grass cuttings from the stadium to condition their soil plus the stadium is the first meat-free football stadium in the country after the club changed to an environmentally sustainable menu in February 2011.[15] The area outside the stadium has also been developed into a habitat for wildlife through the planting of wild flowers and native trees.[16]

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:25 pm

A dive that will never ever be topped.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:50 am

Fun fact from The Lead podcast today. Erling Haaland listens to the Champions League anthem when he gets into his car.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:58 am

The video above sums up an away CONCACAF tilt quite well.
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Post by Giff » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:57 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Fun fact from The Lead podcast today. Erling Haaland listens to the Champions League anthem when he gets into his car.
TIL there's a Champions League anthem. Did John Tesh compose it?
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:58 am

Giff wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:57 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:50 am
Fun fact from The Lead podcast today. Erling Haaland listens to the Champions League anthem when he gets into his car.
TIL there's a Champions League anthem. Did John Tesh compose it?
Bruh, the CL anthem is iconic! The lyrics, less so.
They are the best teams
They are the best teams
The main event

The master
The best
The great teams
The champions

A big meeting
A great sporting event
The main event

The master
The best
The great teams
The champions

They are the best
They are the best
These are the champions

The master
The best
The champions
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Post by Baloney » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:04 am

Should be in the Anthems thread with those lyrics

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:11 am

IIRC the music is re-purposed from a work of Handel's.
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Post by A_B » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:32 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:
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IIRC the music is re-purposed from a work of Handel's.
So, it's no Roundball Rock is what you're trying to say.


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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:42 pm

A_B wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:32 am
Johnny Carwash wrote:
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IIRC the music is re-purposed from a work of Handel's.
So, it's no Roundball Rock is what you're trying to say.


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Post by Giff » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:59 pm

At least someone is using it!
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Post by P.D.X. » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:15 pm

Now pull Haaland so he doesn't get kneecapped.

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Post by brian » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:22 pm

A sense of palpable excitement for El Clasico Nacional here in PDX. The bars (even the gringo ones) are filling up. We got here just in time.

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:05 pm

brian wrote:
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A sense of palpable excitement for El Clasico Nacional here in PDX. The bars (even the gringo ones) are filling up. We got here just in time.
PDX?
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Post by brian » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:23 pm

PVR

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:15 pm

I don’t watch nearly as much soccer as most of u guys. But today I watched some of West Ham v. Fucking Manchester United™ . I was sort of confused by the Hammers wearing sky blue kits. I thought they always wore maroon and blue. So... is this a new thing?
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:52 am

sancarlos wrote:
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I don’t watch nearly as much soccer as most of u guys. But today I watched some of West Ham v. Fucking Manchester United™ . I was sort of confused by the Hammers wearing sky blue kits. I thought they always wore maroon and blue. So... is this a new thing?
Teams have started wearing away kits that have no relation to their established colours.

Also 3rd kits that are often absurd.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:12 am

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:52 am
sancarlos wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:15 pm
I don’t watch nearly as much soccer as most of u guys. But today I watched some of West Ham v. Fucking Manchester United™ . I was sort of confused by the Hammers wearing sky blue kits. I thought they always wore maroon and blue. So... is this a new thing?
Teams have started wearing away kits that have no relation to their established colours.

Also 3rd kits that are often absurd.
I don't know when this started, but for at least 20 years, the away kits change almost every year, and the 3rd kits became more prevalent maybe 15 years ago. The colors a team are known for are the home jersey, and the away jersey can completely change year to year. I used to assume it was a ploy to generate shirt sales, but looking at a chart of Arsenal away kits through history, it goes back to the very beginning. Randomly switching from white, to blue, to referee stripes to yellow... It looks like Arsenal wore a 3rd kit in 1966, then again in 1994, but in 2000 new 3rd kits happened every year or two. I always loved looking at historical kit charts.
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Post by Baloney » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:54 pm

Baloney wrote:
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Derby to win Champions League in 2024

https://www.bbc.com/sport/amp/football/ ... ssion=true
Maybe not

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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:13 pm

Wankdorf is my new favorite stadium.

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Post by Baloney » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:05 pm

Crap pitch in Belgium today, near side looks like one of the farmers fields I used to play on

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Post by Baloney » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:17 pm

Georgia Spain is an entertaining game, 1-1 atm

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Post by brian » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:52 pm

Big, bad Canada hung 11 on the Caymans.

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brian wrote:
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Big, bad Canada hung 11 on the Caymans.
The streets are mobbed with fans celebrating!

This is where Canada shines - against tiny Caribbean nations (and in this case, an overseas money laundering centre for rich Brits). Aruba! You're next!
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:28 pm

If you thought Canada's 11-0 win yesterday was a massacre, Japan beat Mongolia 14-0, pumping in three in added time just for shits and giggles.
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Post by Sabo » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:33 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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If you thought Canada's 11-0 win yesterday was a massacre, Japan beat Mongolia 14-0, pumping in three in added time just for shits and giggles.
To be fair ...

... the Mongolians have had it coming for a couple of centuries now.
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