The Arena

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EDJOHNS
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Re: The Areana

Post by EDJOHNS » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:36 am

gazzaa2 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:54 am
Wiseacre wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am
Maybe the fond memories of playing at Bishop Auckland are because we won a lot of games there whereas The Arena has some very painful ones. Some people called Reynolds idealistic at the time but I can't see the place as anything but a monument to his narcissism and ignorance about small football clubs. The club is in incomparably better hands now and BM's might have to do for a bit longer - the team didn't have any problems putting on such a good show there on Saturday.
To be fair Dave Whelan did the same with Wigan around the same time and that worked out, although it's still half empty every week.

It was always far too big but if you're going to build a ground like that you need the success on the pitch, that was Reynolds undoing as well.

If Whelan got bored and stopped funding them before they got the success they'd have gone the same way in that ground.
Not so. The Warriors could easily sustain the DW on their own.

H1987
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Re: The Areana

Post by H1987 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:41 am

mikkyx wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:51 pm
H1987 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:43 am
Also. Can a mod please edit the title... to either Ariana or Arena, but this half way house is annoying
Done. Thank u. Next.

(I WAS tempted to change it Ariana, I'll admit it :lol: )
Seems a bold rebranding to get new fans in. Everyone down to the Ariana.

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