Re: An alternative approach?
24 May, 2012 22:01
I know it's something of a red herring now, and I apologise to any regular readers for banging on about it once again, but.
This is the whole nub of the story: why is ODP not (nor never will be) a Premiership ground?
The capacity is small but the only financial sufferers from that will be LW. Not all away fans who wish to see the game will be able to get a ticket but, hey, what do you think happens when Man Utd are drawn away at, say, Torquay in the FA Cup? Er, fewer away fans get tickets...
There is limited shelter from the elements. Well we are rugby fans. Who live, play & spectate in England. Championship fans cope.
TV facilities are rudimentary though adequate, as I dare say many people would say are the toilets and the bar facilities. But it all seems to work now (with the apparently large caveat of those capacity constraints again, I know).
Atmosphere's good though, welcome is warm & there's just something about the place that strikes a chord. Team's pretty good too.
All in all I think ODP would prove a magnet for the discerning rugby follower, hard to access, yes, but worth the effort. It might even remind a few people of why they got involved in the game in the first place.
OK OK OK last dinosaur rant, I promise. I know my place.
Oh yes, & we WOULD need to sort out the PA system.