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Is there any other uncovered seating alongside at the TCS and Pittodrie?  Cappielow has some uncovered benches at the away end I believe.  I remember seeing photos of Kilbowie that had benched seating as well.

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21 minutes ago, HibeeJibee said:

Aye, we've had those or aren't counting those. In addition to friendlies (club and international) and war internationals we've had:

British Home Tournament
World Cup qualifiers
European Championship qualifiers
European Cup
Scottish League Division One
Scottish Cup
Scottish League Cup
Coronation Cup


which leaves just 1 more tournament. To help - it was a short-lived domestic cup.

Summer Cup (mid-sixties?)

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Aye, we've had those or aren't counting those. In addition to friendlies (club and international) and war internationals we've had:



which leaves just 1 more tournament. To help - it was a short-lived domestic cup.

Would that be the Scottish Southern League Cup?

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5 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Is there any other uncovered seating alongside at the TCS and Pittodrie?  Cappielow has some uncovered benches at the away end I believe.  I remember seeing photos of Kilbowie that had benched seating as well.

Meadowbank has uncovered seating i think.

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I like a night picture. One of the few old grounds left that have been left reasonably untouched and unusual for a number of reasons, like the lights on the stands and this covered stand shown with both standing and seating.

Cappielow Park, Greenock, 12th Jan 08.jpg

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4 minutes ago, CityDave said:

I like a night picture. One of the few old grounds left that have been left reasonably untouched and unusual for a number of reasons, like the lights on the stands and this covered stand shown with both standing and seating.

Cappielow Park, Greenock, 12th Jan 08.jpg

Wheres that? QOS?

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11 minutes ago, Eednud said:

Would that be the Scottish Southern League Cup?

Correct! Aberdeen v Rangers in 1946 - 118,115. Congratulations.
 

11 minutes ago, GordonD said:

Summer Cup (mid-sixties?)

Nope.
 

15 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Is there any other uncovered seating alongside at the TCS and Pittodrie?  Cappielow has some uncovered benches at the away end I believe.  I remember seeing photos of Kilbowie that had benched seating as well.

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9 minutes ago, CowdenConvert said:

Meadowbank has uncovered seating i think.

Had - no longer, it's all been removed.

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I don't know if it's still there as I haven't been there for years, but I used to like the little Trumpton bandstand outside Stair Park in Stranraer.

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A view of the unusual J shaped covered standing area at Links Park. Was this meant to go all the way round opposite the Main Stand to behind the other goals to make a c shaped covered standing area? 

 

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Gayfield and the North Sea. Plus a view towards one of the nicest wee pubs you can go for a pre match pint.

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I take it Aberdeen being in the Scottish Southern League Cup was to allow Dumbarton to be in the North Section of the BetFred Cup? 

The two best areas for away fans at Cappilow are shown above - the uncovered bench seating (where I stood in the sunshine to see Dunfermline win the Division One title) and the terracing with seating opposite the Main Stand (where we stood one night a season or so later and had a good view, was close to the turnstiles and "toilets" - a wall with a gutter) and being next to the Morton fans meant there was a bit of atmosphere. I don't understand why away fans don't get to stand there more often rather than having their knees dislocated sitting in the Main Stand.

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38 minutes ago, CowdenConvert said:

You not a QoS fan?

looks like cappielow to me.

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30 minutes ago, GordonD said:

I don't know if it's still there as I haven't been there for years, but I used to like the little Trumpton bandstand outside Stair Park in Stranraer.

Yeah, still there. Or at least it was the last time we played them a couple of years ago

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20 minutes ago, Salvo Montalbano said:

I take it Aberdeen being in the Scottish Southern League Cup was to allow Dumbarton to be in the North Section of the BetFred Cup? 

:lol: better than that. In 1945-46 everyone played in the Southern League and Southern League Cup. Remember the war was still ongoing when the season began: the Germans had surrendered in May, but the Japanese fought on until mid-August. It was only in 1946-47 that the Scottish League and Scottish Cup resumed, alongside a new Scottish League Cup - inspired by the Southern League Cup, introduced in 1940-41 to fill dates left by having 16 teams instead of 20.

Having checked there appear to have been 5 other cases of uncovered seats: temporary stand at Ochilview during Falkirk's stay; end stand at Gretna for 1 season; Gorgie end at Hearts; both ends at Hibs; Provost Road end and Derry's wings at Dundee.

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There was also a temporary, uncovered stand at Celtic Park in the mid-late 1990s as the ground was being re-developed. Think I'm right in saying that Cappielow is the only ground in the UK with a standing area behind a seated one.

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Good shout, though the online photos I can find online are fairly poor. Did it also happen at the other end before it was redeveloped, or was it just that end which sported open seats?

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9 hours ago, energyzone said:

 


Perhaps because there are houses on the other side? Maybe the planning permission wasn't approved for that. It would block done sunlight although you could argue The Rock blocks much more.

 

Not because of the houses. The ground was there before the houses. Apparently it was Historic Scotland who insisted that the stand shouldn't face the castle.

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18 hours ago, CityDave said:

That after thought of an away supporters area at Celtic Park, how anyone can see the whole pitch from there. Indeed its so far back its barely in the picture. Plenty of room though to double up on the stewards. ffs it was only Falkirk.

 

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Wind your neck in. What's wrong with that view? You can see the whole pitch from there and before you say you can't see the closest goal, that's because the camera you took it with wasn't wide enough. You need to remember you are in a 60000 capacity stadium, with two tiers, the top of which you look like you are near the front of. I'd say you're getting a pretty good view of the pics, and the atmosphere but some people want to moan.

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1 hour ago, HibeeJibee said:

:lol: better than that. In 1945-46 everyone played in the Southern League and Southern League Cup. Remember the war was still ongoing when the season began: the Germans had surrendered in May, but the Japanese fought on until mid-August. It was only in 1946-47 that the Scottish League and Scottish Cup resumed, alongside a new Scottish League Cup - inspired by the Southern League Cup, introduced in 1940-41 to fill dates left by having 16 teams instead of 20.

Having checked there appear to have been 5 other cases of uncovered seats: temporary stand at Ochilview during Falkirk's stay; end stand at Gretna for 1 season; Gorgie end at Hearts; both ends at Hibs; Provost Road end and Derry's wings at Dundee.

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RE: Old capacities.  I recall reading that these capacities were basically cut in half without any actual changes to the stadiums. Not sure if this was in the 60s or as late as around 1980?

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7 minutes ago, Jimboyjones1976 said:

Wind your neck in. What's wrong with that view? You can see the whole pitch from there and before you say you can't see the closest goal, that's because the camera you took it with wasn't wide enough. You need to remember you are in a 60000 capacity stadium, with two tiers, the top of which you look like you are near the front of. I'd say you're getting a pretty good view of the pics, and the atmosphere but some people want to moan.

I'd try reading the post you're quoting a bit more closely. The picture posted by CityDave isn't from the away section he's talking about.

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