The Park Lane Kop End

Dougal

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Okay, we could argue all day about the name but I've kept the 'K' word in to show I'm talking about the new stand. So how are we going to use this visually? We've seen Dortmund and Liverpool both use the stand to have some great displays. Will we have the huge flags, banners, messages, pictures? Or will we just say this is lame and pass up on the opportunity?

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Personally I like them. But last time we tried a banner it met with Health and Safety restrictions and ended up looking a bit shit.
 

BujuBanton

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Each to their own, but personally Im happy without all this stuff, im not one for waving a free flag or wearing a t-shirt. i dont like it when its orchestrated and forced, especially by PR depts who have no idea what its like to be a supporter.

The palace lot are a joke, ****s to a man, ‘ultras’? Fucking gommels dressed in black, lead by a cnut with a drum. Well done, uve nabbed a load of chants from the dutch and germans

No disrespect to you dougal
 

'O Zio

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I dunno how you'd go about sorting out any of that when we don't have any form of organised "ultras" type group. In Italy, for example, they'll have a couple of ultras-types hanging around the gates and when you go in you're expected to pop some money in the bucket and they use that to buy the materials etc, they also sell branded gear and in some cases they're even given tickets to sell by the club to make money. Lazio even got given the image rights to some of the club's stuff IIRC. Then they get together and design/make it all, then on matchday they'll go in and put them all out. Who would do that at Spurs? Cant imagine a couple of blokes down the Bell & Hare going to all that trouble.
 

TheChosenOne

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I dunno how you'd go about sorting out any of that when we don't have any form of organised "ultras" type group. In Italy, for example, they'll have a couple of ultras-types hanging around the gates and when you go in you're expected to pop some money in the bucket and they use that to buy the materials etc, they also sell branded gear and in some cases they're even given tickets to sell by the club to make money. Lazio even got given the image rights to some of the club's stuff IIRC. Then they get together and design/make it all, then on matchday they'll go in and put them all out. Who would do that at Spurs? Cant imagine a couple of blokes down the Bell & Hare going to all that trouble.
I noticed that Juventus have a few different gangs of ultras who quite often have tear ups with each other.
 

'O Zio

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I noticed that Juventus have a few different gangs of ultras who quite often have tear ups with each other.
Yeah it's the same at all the clubs in Italy, I can't speak for other countries though. They'll be numerous ultras groups for the same club, each with their own political views and spheres of influence usually. They compete with each other for influence in the "curva" i.e. the stand behind the goal almost like how MPs etc. from different parties sit together in parliament. Obviously the more people you have in your particular group the more influence you have on things that happen not just in the stands but also at the club. For example, the leaders of the larger groups will be "kept sweet" and granted special privileges etc. by the club because they're able to influence thousands of fans when it comes to club matters but also in some cases things like local elections and the like. Smaller groups will often be affiliated with the larger groups or form alliances, again sort of like politicians forming a coalition. It's all very odd. The downside to all this is obviously that the leaders of the larger groups have an inordinate amount of power within the club because the owners are scared of pissing them off because then they might get the, for arguments sake, 5000 fans they "control" to boycott or protest etc. That's how you end up with those situations where the ultras confront players at the training ground or in the board room because the owners are too afraid to tell them no.
 

aliyid

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Would like the giant murals but not a big fan of the giant flags and banners as they’re generally a bit lame
 

Mattspur

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Do we think one of the stands might be called the Bill Nicholson stand?
From the minutes of the recent meeting between the club and the THST:

3.18 In a multi-purpose venue, maintaining the heritage and identity of THFC was important to many fans. MC asked for plans as to how this would be preserved.
DMC confirmed the Club had no plans to name stands after players or managers. They would be remembered through living and breathing history in the new stadium. But there would be badging and identity of the stadium to make it our home.
DMC understood the importance of articulating this fully to fans in due course.
There was much excitement around the museum and the Tottenham Experience, also.
DMC referenced the story on the Club site earlier that day regarding external tiling reflecting heritage. This can be read here. ACTION: DMC to communicate heritage and history plans
 

Saoirse

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Do we think one of the stands might be called the Bill Nicholson stand?
Nope - the club confirmed in the meeting with the supporter's trust that no stands will be named after former players or managers. The best we can hope for is something like a plain old "South Stand", but more likely we'll sell the names so you can sit in the Coca-Cola end of the Uber Arena. Maybe with a season ticket in Seat 6, Row Nandos.
 
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