We want to go home.

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  1. covcity4life

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    well sorry to be different but i liked both grounds lol

    highfield road for nostalgic memories and tbh as i was a kid stuff like parking and tight seats was never an issue obviosuly. pole infront was some times though lol. remember a good atmosphere though and was cool walking up through the side streets

    ricoh a better view and despite what people say did have a great atmosphere when filled, also great location in best part of city with least chavs and plebs :)

    no need to pick a side,they were both ours(well kinda lol)
     
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    I have attended plenty of games without drinking particularly at the Ricoh but I work all week on a match day I want to meet up with some mates have and have a laugh, if people don't then fair enough but match day is my time and I'm going to make a day of it whenever possible.
    Not sure I agree with you last statement, for me if it's one or the other then I'll go game. I think there are people who simply wouldn't go if they couldn't drink so it 's not a case of seeing it as a bad experience, they just wouldn't bother if they couldn't drink.
     
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    Yep I’ll freely admit I go for the bev.
     
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    Has she got any nice mates?
     
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    I just don't like souless bowl stadiums with nothing around. Going to MK it was a trek to get there from the nearest pub and it's just sat in a retail park exactly like the ricoh. Stadium MK is a much better stadium too, they actually finished the outside and the concourse, seats and layout are far superior.

    Give me Fratton Park, Selhurst Park, Goodison, Roots Hall etc. over Pride Park, Riverside, St Mary's, New Meadow and whatever Colchester's is called now any day.
     
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    за тобой следят
     
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    I loved Highfield Road but also the Ricoh. Oh and can you explain to me how it is soulless and how is it a shit hole?
     
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    Sour grapes? The ricoh is an excellent ground.
     
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    As a Sky Blue in his mid-forties, my fondest memories are of Highfield Road, but I think we need to accept fellas that there is a whole generation coming through who have no memory of HR, and for them the Ricoh is home?


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    Im 21 and my first game was at highfield road, always remember them playing the final countdown before the players came out haha was brill! Although its no Highfield road the Ricoh is still our home and we need to get back
     
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    It’s really not. Are the facilities better than Highfield Road? Yes. But the area is a bigger shithole (I know because I used to live there)

    If anything it’s a carbon copy of the walkers and st Mary’s so Has no individuality. The roof is designed to help atmosphere but the problem is only when it’s full.

    the away end is constructed poorly, so even if we had a big crowd but small away following we couldn’t sell behind the goal. One of the rows in the main stand is poorly constructed meaning they can sell an entire row. One below the boxes - again. I know this because my season ticket used to be in the corner
     
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    Tbh I’d put MK Dons as one of the most boring away days in English football.
     
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    Just got to wait until 2023 and we'll have the Ricoh all to ourselves. Its on wiki so it must be true.

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    If we were getting the gates, I’d have the same layout as Leicester. Have the away fans tucked in the corner. Blocks 23/24/25 area. I reckon it gives the home fans an edge.
     
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    Yeah me too, but the Ricoh is worse.
     
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    But the area outside is an irrelevance. Most modern grounds are the same these days. I prefer the old school grounds to but highfield road is long gone. St Mary's is pretty poor. I was there for the Kosovo game the other week and I didn't think much to it. Good fan zone outside though.
    The atmosphere crap at the ricoh cos of a total lack of success. 2 delegations since we've been there. There has been a few good games over the years though,especially the early days when we were in the championship. Owners with ambition would sort that out.
    I'm sure the away end could be sorted out and I imagine the seating issue you mentioned has probably happened at any of the new grounds. I imagine it's pretty difficult to get it bang on millimetre perfect for the seating.
     
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    Wouldn't no as I refuse to give the franchise my hard earned.
     
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    I still can't get over the fact that you are a fully grown adult.
     
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    not obsessed with alcohol, must be a kid

    makes sense actually
     
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    Got taken to Derby a couple of times - have to say the concourse at the Ricoh is far bigger , there are more food and drink outlets ( however performance of the staff can nullify this) the vomitries ( :) are also easier to access in and out at the Ricoh ( MK dons is the same extra stairs and turns to get out ) , the seats also had more room than Stans and mine was padded - i felt the major problem with the Ricoh is that you are looking on to the very empty looking main stand and of course the robbery that is the parking situation - Green my arse - when we had a decent crowd it was clearly better - i would like to go back - its double travel time at Stans although as peeps above the parking is ace
     
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    Oh no, my comment wasn't related to the drink. It's just the way you say/write things on here.
     
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    oh no, i dont give a fuck what you really meant mate
     
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    Think that was asked but It’s not possible without losing a few blocks of segregation.
    Total lack of success? There’s teams with less success than us that have created more atmosphere. The roof is designed to hold sound but only with 30k plus crowds. If it’s not full it’s garbage. It needed to be more enclosed and closer to the pitch.

    owners with ambition? You were pointing out that the wage bill was too high and should have been slashed before arguing against the rent..

    No there is literally a bar between the boxes and the seats - it’s poor, and should never have been signed off
     
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    Bit aggressive. Are you OK?
     
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    drunk mate
     
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    I can explain how I find it a soulless shit hole, that doesn't mean it isn't for other people.
    I just find the match day experience appalling, I have from day one. The fact it's a relatively new build in the middle of a brown field site makes it soulless for me. People go there from wherever they live, spend very little time in the vicinity and leave fairly soon after the match. I remember at HR you could go for a pint after and you'd bump in to different people from different areas you knew for a catch up. Rarely happens at the Ricoh.

    That's my experience, though we'd still be back there in a shot if I had my way.
     
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    sobriety is tough huh?
     
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    "Sour grapes? The ricoh is an excellent ground."

    "Wouldn't no as I refuse to give the franchise my hard earned."

    he's at it again!!
     
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    for some people, I'm not sure what your point is.
     
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    neither am i
     
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    He's been on the sour grapes all afternoon
     
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    friday innit?
     
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    Ditto (Irishman here)
     
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