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Think it's an excellent point about the street-facing wall of the Somerset Road End. I don't see those in houses across the road making any objections if we were to get that painted in black and white panels. Surely anything is better than grey stone?

Would perhaps be a worthwhile exercise to contact the Council's Employability & Skills Team and see if we can get a project set up with them for young people with an interest in painting and decorating to come along and paint that wall. Mutually beneficial to all concerned and it would certainly be an improvement. 

Would also like to see the back wall of the SRE inside decorated with flags on a permanent basis similar to what Burton Albion and Partick Thistle have (below)

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Basically make the place black and white as f**k.

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So the burger van is on the same deal  the club shop used to be? Hopefully the contract ends at end of season and it can be punted.

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39 minutes ago, AyrTroopMajor said:

Think it's an excellent point about the street-facing wall of the Somerset Road End. I don't see those in houses across the road making any objections if we were to get that painted in black and white panels. Surely anything is better than grey stone?

Would perhaps be a worthwhile exercise to contact the Council's Employability & Skills Team and see if we can get a project set up with them for young people with an interest in painting and decorating to come along and paint that wall. Mutually beneficial to all concerned and it would certainly be an improvement. 

Would also like to see the back wall of the SRE inside decorated with flags on a permanent basis similar to what Burton Albion and Partick Thistle have (below)

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Image result for firhill

 

Basically make the place black and white as f**k.

Perhaps inviting the local residents to the Ally McLeod Suite to get an idea of what would be preferable to them would be a good idea. Wee buffet and a drink and a chat, good PR. 

I see in the Post that the excellent murals at the Lorne Arcade have been painted over by the council. What about inviting the guy that did them to do something in the inside of the SRE! I dont know of he was paid for  it but surely we could chip in a few quid.

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1 hour ago, AyrTroopMajor said:

Think it's an excellent point about the street-facing wall of the Somerset Road End. I don't see those in houses across the road making any objections if we were to get that painted in black and white panels. Surely anything is better than grey stone?

Would perhaps be a worthwhile exercise to contact the Council's Employability & Skills Team and see if we can get a project set up with them for young people with an interest in painting and decorating to come along and paint that wall. Mutually beneficial to all concerned and it would certainly be an improvement. 

Would also like to see the back wall of the SRE inside decorated with flags on a permanent basis similar to what Burton Albion and Partick Thistle have (below)

Image result for burton stadium fans

Image result for firhill

 

Basically make the place black and white as f**k.

Giving the area Somerset is in I’d give it a week before the flags are stolen. 

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Nothing much wrong with Somerset in my book. Put a roof on North Terrace if possible and improve toilets and catering. Lick of paint and it's perfect for one game of football every 2 weeks. Spending millions on it wouldn't see a huge increase in crowds.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, ftk said:

Nothing much with Somerset in my book. Put a roof on North Terrace if possible and improve toilets and catering. Lick of paint and it's perfect for one game of football every 2 weeks. Spending millions on it wouldn't see a huge increase in crowds.

Would make total sense to put a roof on the NT and upgrade the hospitality suite at the same time. Nothing wrong with the current setup but a stand length roof would allow expansion of it, maybe even increased facilities for club use such as a bigger gym for the players. 

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They could convert the north terracing to the rail type ‘safe standing’  configuration that the larger stadia are installing now, at the same time as they put a roof on it.

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1 hour ago, ayrunitedfw said:

Giving the area Somerset is in I’d give it a week before the flags are stolen. 

I can't see anyone wanting to scale the walls at Somerset just to nick an Ayr flag (Union Bears excepted, the little mutant weirdos).

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1 hour ago, ayrunitedfw said:

Giving the area Somerset is in I’d give it a week before the flags are stolen. 

Your knowledge of housing estates in Ayr is limited to say the least if that's what you think. 

 

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45 minutes ago, Iain said:

They could convert the north terracing to the rail type ‘safe standing’  configuration that the larger stadia are installing now, at the same time as they put a roof on it.

"Unsafe" standing is good enough for me without all the additional and rather pointless expense.

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North terrace is fine, behind the goals and main stand are the real issues. 

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I’m glad there’s a broad agreement that we need to move with the times whenever we’re in a financial position to do so. Thought there’d be a lot more rose tinted glasses than there are.

I can’t wait for us all to have the exact discussion in another 10 years time.

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I know the ground isn’t the most popular with their fans however I really like the look of St Mirren park and we should be going with that sort of model if we ever leave Somerset. 

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19 minutes ago, eez-eh said:

I’m glad there’s a broad agreement that we need to move with the times whenever we’re in a financial position to do so. Thought there’d be a lot more rose tinted glasses than there are.

I can’t wait for us all to have the exact discussion in another 10 years time.

I could be wrong, however I'd hazard a guess that us Ayr fans have had a far more enjoyable last couple of seasons for "matchday experience" than our counterparts congregating at the state of the art Westfield or the comparative "luxury" of the Jackie Husband at Firhill each week.............

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A four-sided stadium with only one stand open?

No thanks. Will happily piss in a hole for years to come if that is the alternative matchday experience.

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I know the ground isn’t the most popular with their fans however I really like the look of St Mirren park and we should be going with that sort of model if we ever leave Somerset. 
No thanks. 3 sides terracing, 1 seated stand makes the perfect new stadium for me. 5 or 6k capacity.

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I'd suggest we could steal a march on these soulless all-seaters by making all standing areas covered and safe from the elements. So yes, the North Terracing (my 'home') needs to be covered and the hospitality suite accomodated as part of that - I'll leave the 'how' part to someone else 😕.  I think the Railway End needs to be changed (i.e made steeper) to make viewing easier but that shouldn't be too difficut and wouldn't be a high priority anyway. The main stand? - probably needs a new roof but not much else? 

Just saying all that because I positively hate sitting down at football matches and standing in front of a seat is not a safe alternative at all. 

Finance? Ah, the real problem surely.

     

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5 hours ago, AyrTroopMajor said:

Think it's an excellent point about the street-facing wall of the Somerset Road End. I don't see those in houses across the road making any objections if we were to get that painted in black and white panels. Surely anything is better than grey stone?

Would perhaps be a worthwhile exercise to contact the Council's Employability & Skills Team and see if we can get a project set up with them for young people with an interest in painting and decorating to come along and paint that wall. Mutually beneficial to all concerned and it would certainly be an improvement. 

Would also like to see the back wall of the SRE inside decorated with flags on a permanent basis similar to what Burton Albion and Partick Thistle have (below)

Image result for burton stadium fans

Image result for firhill

 

Basically make the place black and white as f**k.

Been discused before on here I'm sure but Burton Albion's ground is the ideal blueprint. Great facilities that you would expect in a new stadium, with terracing incorporated for atmosphere and matchday experience.

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The away end has been open about 5 times this season so the view from the away end isn't a priority, basic sanitation is though. 

If people want to sit, they should be able to do so in a comfortable and dry manner, if people want to stand it should be the same. The amount of seats isn't an issue 90% of the time so I don't see the point personally of having a second stand built. 

The North terrace is at a different slope to the Somerset road end so it would have to be two separate roofs that would look stupid. 

Or we could go for the Sigma Olomuc model 

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