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Post by loobyloo » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:49 pm

A big thank you to everyone involved.The boys are back in town spread the word around.

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Post by Magical Quakers » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:36 pm

the ground will hold approximately 3,000 people.
Er, so what is the actual capacity then?

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Post by Magical Quakers » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:36 pm

Oh and jolly well done to all involved!

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Post by onewayup » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:57 pm

Capacity is,3,299 according to the press release.

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Post by onewayup » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:01 pm

Shame it,s one I miss I was really peedoff that we couldn't get the salford game on at Blackwell,
But that's the way the cookie crumbled.

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Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:15 pm

Will miss it as away so will have to make another game in the New Year.

Its a great end to 2016.

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Post by Quakers1883 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:33 pm

onewayup wrote:Capacity is,3,299 according to the press release.
Excellent news that its actually over 3k
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Post by H1987 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:48 pm

3,299 is excellent news as it means we can focus on expanding the seating!

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Post by Alfie » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:03 pm

Many thanks to all those that have worked so hard to make this happen.

Gonig to be a big test off the off-field organisatin - not helped by the segregation - presumably at the turnstiles as well as in the ground.

I'm sure we will get pleas all week to get there early, but we can be sure some will turn up ar 2.55 and expect to walk straight in.

Would put money on a delayed kick-off.

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Post by Darlo1235 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:14 pm

So I'm guessing more tickets will be printed.

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Post by AndyPark » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:29 pm

Fantastic news, now let's get that place f*cking bouncing on Monday!

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Post by Sussex07 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:19 pm

An exciting new chapter for our club begins.Well done to all involved.

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Post by LoidLucan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:19 pm

I see Darlington Cricket Club are inviting Halifax fans and ours to call in there for drinks before and after the match. Most welcoming of them... but can't imagine they need the money now mind.

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Post by Emdubya » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:26 pm

LoidLucan wrote:I see Darlington Cricket Club are inviting Halifax fans and ours to call in there for drinks before and after the match. Most welcoming of them... but can't imagine they need the money now mind.
You'd be surprised!.The place is like a morgue with snooker tables,especially this time of year .

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Post by LoidLucan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:28 pm

They must be missing footie fans if they're having to tout for business home and away.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:58 pm

LoidLucan wrote:I see Darlington Cricket Club are inviting Halifax fans and ours to call in there for drinks before and after the match. Most welcoming of them... but can't imagine they need the money now mind.
Can't imagine many fans would go there for a pre-match drink, it's not exactly near to the ground and the atmosphere in there will be as flat as a fart. :D

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Post by Quakerz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:05 am

onewayup wrote:Capacity is,3,299 according to the press release.
That's a massive, massive bonus.
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Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:15 am

Fantastic news and well done to everyone concerned, especially all our volunteers! Well over the capacity and again proving the doubters wrong. There are a few souls who should be on here saying " I was wrong and well done everyone". They were quick enough to say it wouldn't happen and moan about everything and anything. Delighted!

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Post by notgnilrad » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:26 am

don'tbuythesun wrote:Fantastic news and well done to everyone concerned, especially all our volunteers! Well over the capacity and again proving the doubters wrong. There are a few souls who should be on here saying " I was wrong and well done everyone". They were quick enough to say it wouldn't happen and moan about everything and anything. Delighted!

They will wait till they have been to the game and start moaning about queues, the pies were cold or the lager didn't come in a crystal pint glass.

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Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:58 am

One thing for certain, there will be some atmosphere with over 3000 in the ground, even 2500 will be great, really looking forward to seeing a packed tin shed again and looking at the attendance's in the National League on Saturday we would blitz most of those with only 2 or 3 of the bigger clubs being better than ours.Just need to start winning again and cement us in the top 5 , happy days eh Mr Singh.

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Post by Quakerz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:08 am

There is only one bigger club definitely than us and that's Stockport.

FCUM is arguable, because of course we've been playing away, and at a lower level, for most of the last 4.5 seasons so we can't really compare attendances like for like.
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Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:55 am

I meant to say the league above us, only Tranmere, Wrexham,Lincoln and to a lesser extent York will exceed our crowds, the rest in that league will probably be lower.



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Post by bga » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:56 pm

[quote="QUAKERMAN2"]One thing for certain, there will be some atmosphere with over 3000 in the ground, even 2500 will be great, really looking forward to seeing a packed tin shed again and looking at the attendance's in the National League on Saturday we would blitz most of those with only 2 or 3 of the bigger clubs being better than ours.Just need to start winning again and cement us in the top 5 , happy days eh Mr Singh.

Well done to all those at the club to make this day happen. Cant make this one but will be there on New Years Day. Hope the crowd are the 12th Man on Monday and we can get that much needed win.

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Post by lo36789 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:21 pm

If we can average over 2,500 we'll be fourth in the national league attendance table. Would be awesome to get above Stockport's 2,863 average but could be tricky.

Anything above 2,692 on Boxing Day will see us climb to third in the average attendance tables for National North after 11 games.

So happy with the 3,229 capacity. Still a way to go to find the extra 1,771 needed for the National League mind but it feels quite doable given what 3,229 looks like!

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Post by Neil_Heaneys_Pace » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:32 pm

really happy with that, well done everyone.

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Post by TinShedDarloFan » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:35 pm

It would be 771 needed for the national north with the potential of increasing the capacity to 5000 in the future which would be doable at Blackwell Meadows

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Post by CrazyDarlo » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:43 pm

Where does it actually say that the capacity will be 3,299?

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Post by TinShedDarloFan » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm

CrazyDarlo wrote:Where does it actually say that the capacity will be 3,299?
Its on the official site

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Post by CrazyDarlo » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:17 pm

TinShedDarloFan wrote:
CrazyDarlo wrote:Where does it actually say that the capacity will be 3,299?
Its on the official site
So it is, thanks.

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