Soccer ball at Ravespan?

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Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Ulsterfan25 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:33 pm

Looks like the Kop is wrecked. Lots of chatter on Twitter about Ravenhill hosting the match against Romania in June. Is this likely?

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Post by Russ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:37 pm

Hopefully

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Post by Ulsterfan25 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:45 pm

Russ wrote:Hopefully
Agreed Russ, although I think the law surrounding football requires that all fans must be seated for the match. The terraces would therefore be redundant I think.

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Post by big mervyn » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:51 pm

O'Neill certainly mentioned it as a possibility after a reduced capacity Windsor.
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Post by Cockatrice » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:26 pm

Ulsterfan25 wrote:
Russ wrote:Hopefully
Agreed Russ, although I think the law surrounding football requires that all fans must be seated for the match. The terraces would therefore be redundant I think.
There might be an imaginative approach to getting some temporary seating on the terrace and I suspect Kingspan might appreciate the additional TV coverage .. was football ever played at Ravenhill before rugby?
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Post by BaggyTrousers » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:27 pm

Ulsterfan25 wrote:
Russ wrote:Hopefully
Agreed Russ, although I think the law surrounding football requires that all fans must be seated for the match. The terraces would therefore be redundant I think.
Would have thought the Wendyballist wouldn't have enough fans to fill the seating at Spanners anyway. What do they get? 5 or 6 thousand?

No problem with them using Spanners, just do what the GAA did for the IRFU, make them welcome, charge them through the nose. :thumleft:
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Ulsterfan25 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:43 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:
Ulsterfan25 wrote:
Russ wrote:Hopefully
Agreed Russ, although I think the law surrounding football requires that all fans must be seated for the match. The terraces would therefore be redundant I think.
Would have thought the Wendyballist wouldn't have enough fans to fill the seating at Spanners anyway. What do they get? 5 or 6 thousand?

No problem with them using Spanners, just do what the GAA did for the IRFU, make them welcome, charge them through the nose. :thumleft:

That match will attract upwards of 10,000 without a problem.

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Post by Rooster » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:56 pm

Cockatrice wrote:
Ulsterfan25 wrote:
Russ wrote:Hopefully
Agreed Russ, although I think the law surrounding football requires that all fans must be seated for the match. The terraces would therefore be redundant I think.
There might be an imaginative approach to getting some temporary seating on the terrace and I suspect Kingspan might appreciate the additional TV coverage .. was football ever played at Ravenhill before rugby?
They played ice hockey in December 1873, and the first F1 race was held on the Ravenhill race course in 1856, they were playing soccer at least 50 years earlier
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Post by 10 or 15 only » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:11 pm

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Post by Deraless » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:12 pm

Meat Loaf kicked a ball about during the soundcheck for his gig there.

Him, the guitarist and drummer had a wee game of shooty-in with jumpers for posts.

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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Russ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:16 pm

Rumour has it the Nuremburg rallies were held at Ravenhill

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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by solidarity » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:25 pm

Happy to welcome the GAWA with open arms. Might be worth listening to how a football crowd really gets into the match. They make a lot more noise than rugby supporters and have a much bigger repertoire of songs and chants! There's something visceral about it.

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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by big mervyn » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:41 pm

Rooster wrote: They played ice hockey in December 1873, and the first F1 race was held on the Ravenhill race course in 1856, they were playing soccer at least 50 years earlier
Until wee Sammy from the Craigie Estate picked up the ball an' ran aff wi it :thumleft:
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Russ » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:09 am

solidarity wrote:Happy to welcome the GAWA with open arms. Might be worth listening to how a football crowd really gets into the match. They make a lot more noise than rugby supporters and have a much bigger repertoire of songs and chants! There's something visceral about it.
Any explanation of why dambusters is sung?

If it's for non silly reasons it could be easy to bring across

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