BM or HP

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Which ground do you prefer Blackwell Meadow or Heritage Park?

Poll runs till Sat May 25, 2019 8:40 pm

Blackwell Meadow
13
57%
Heritage Park
10
43%
 
Total votes: 23

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divas
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Re: BM or HP

Post by divas » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:58 am

I dont think there is anyone who thinks BM is great - I’d leave there tomorrow but getting all misty eyed over a ground that was no better is pointless

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Re: BM or HP

Post by al_quaker » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:07 am

Believe it or not I’ve spoken to a couple of people who really like it!

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Re: BM or HP

Post by Darlofan97 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:19 am

BM for me will only improve when:

•There is step-terracing at the open-end (covered or uncovered)
•The playing surface is improved (probably going to need to invest in a sprinkler system).
•The catering is improved. At the moment it is over-priced and awful.

I’m surprised at how little the grass bank is used as a vantage point.

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Re: BM or HP

Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:27 am

A 20 minute walk when I can be arsed to go or a 20 minute drive. I’ll do the walk. Plus I’m 6ft4 so I can look over peoples heads to see the match. BM for me.
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Re: BM or HP

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 am

divas wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:58 am
I dont think there is anyone who thinks BM is great - I’d leave there tomorrow but getting all misty eyed over a ground that was no better is pointless
Again agree. I don't like BM but it takes a special sort of sad twat to wish we were back at HP.
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Re: BM or HP

Post by Beano » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:34 pm

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 am
divas wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:58 am
I dont think there is anyone who thinks BM is great - I’d leave there tomorrow but getting all misty eyed over a ground that was no better is pointless
Again agree. I don't like BM but it takes a special sort of sad twat to wish we were back at HP.
Agreed. Many are conflating our on pitch success with the ground itself.

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Re: BM or HP

Post by Darl-Zero » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:09 pm

Couldn't the Arena be added to this poll?
That being said HP right now is slightly better if too far out of town, but BM just needs more terracing and seats added.
I don't even think the clubhouse spoils the atmosphere.

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Re: BM or HP

Post by H1987 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:39 pm

The one thing i'll say about Heritage Park is that it was nice the goals were closer to the crowd. I don't quite understand why we have such a large run off at BM, it doesn't seem to exist at other shared grounds to the same extent. Maybe it's something that we can change in the future. Getting the ground to feel more enclosed as we build up the infrastructure will help immensely.

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Re: BM or HP

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:06 pm

Darl-Zero wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Couldn't the Arena be added to this poll?
That being said HP right now is slightly better if too far out of town, but BM just needs more terracing and seats added.
I don't even think the clubhouse spoils the atmosphere.
Unfortunately it won't allow me to edit the poll to add the Arena, an oversight on my part, sorry.

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