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Jimmy Gentles

QP moving to lesser hampden good for junior clubs?

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1 hour ago, Jimmy Gentles said:

No no talbot bing ..............cappielow is a far better surface than anything the juniors has to offer ................thats why celtic request cappielow for their youth home games and not beechwood:)

Neither better than Glasgow Uni or Strathclyde Uni parks surfaces. Pity they don't have the terracing cos you won't see better in the west

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No no talbot bing ..............cappielow is a far better surface than anything the juniors has to offer ................thats why celtic request cappielow for their youth home games and not beechwood
Ahh Mr genitals, That's because cappielow is cheaper to rent as it's in the industrial drug heartland of inverclyde

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1 hour ago, Talbot 1978 said:
11 hours ago, Jimmy Gentles said:
No no talbot bing ..............cappielow is a far better surface than anything the juniors has to offer ................thats why celtic request cappielow for their youth home games and not beechwoodemoji4.png

Ahh Mr genitals, That's because cappielow is cheaper to rent as it's in the industrial drug heartland of inverclyde

Cwltic FC are obsessed with getting the cheapest possible venue for their youth games. They had their U17 team playing at Duncansfield for a few years in the early 2000's. About £80 a game as I remember it. When they were asked for a bit more they promptly  maved elsewhere. Never a complaint from them about the condition of the pitch, it was all about money.

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13 hours ago, Marshmallo said:

If it's a license-level facility with a decent pitch then maybe it's an achievable groundshare for a club looking to make the jump over to the pyramid.

Could be good news for BSC Glasgow and/or Edusport (alleged to be calling themselves Glasgow United soon) from that standpoint.

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So, after all that,  the answer to the original question is that it probably won't make a blind bit of difference to QPFC recruiting players.

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Talbot Park is better surface than you’ll find at any pro club in Scotland .. magnificent pitch

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3 hours ago, LongTimeLurker said:

Could be good news for BSC Glasgow and/or Edusport (alleged to be calling themselves Glasgow United soon) from that standpoint.

Partick Thistle reserves are using lesser hampden this year at least. It caught my eye at the time because there used to be the development league rule of having to use a licensed ground. 

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Used to attend games regularly (60/70/80s) at Lesser Hampden back in the days when top flight Senior teams would send a reserve team with well known international players to play the Queens. It was a complete dump. Seems like a good bit of work has taken place since then going by the pictures shown here.

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42 minutes ago, Ylf said:

What was lesser Hamden originally used for??

When Hampden opened in 1903, the original Lesser Hampden was a pitch in front of the old South Stand which was there for many years afterwards. 

In 1923, Queen's Park bought Clincart Farm and opened the present Lesser Hampden.  The farmhouse and byre are the old white buildings still in use today.  It's said they're the oldest buildings used in world football.  Listed?

Here's Hampden in the distance when Clincart Farm was still in existence before Lesser Hampden was built.

 

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23 hours ago, Junior_Arab said:

It may have been an additional temptation, but I’m sure the chance to play in the pro leagues was always the main attraction. And I’m sure even lesser Hampden knocks the spots off most junior set ups. 

 

Plus the deal also leaves the club with several million pounds burning a hole in their pockets and the opportunity to pay pretty lavish “expenses” to any new recruits...

Half the money is being given back to the SFA by Lord whatever his name is, so that's them down to £2.5 million. By the time they get Lesser Hampden up to scratch there won't be much left I can't imagine. Turnstiles, new stand, terracing, new roof, better floodlights; it all costs!

It'll pay for Gus McPherson's ludicrous salary (assuming he's getting the silly money that Gardner Spiers was on) for a few years and not much else. 

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4 hours ago, SaltyTON said:

Turnstiles, new stand, terracing, new roof, better floodlights; it all costs!

If the planning application from before the Commonwealth Games redevelopment is to be believed then the floodlights meet the bronze standard required of 300 lux (average), so that's one less thing to worry about if they don't want to spend more than required!

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5 hours ago, SaltyTON said:

Half the money is being given back to the SFA by Lord whatever his name is, so that's them down to £2.5 million. By the time they get Lesser Hampden up to scratch there won't be much left I can't imagine. Turnstiles, new stand, terracing, new roof, better floodlights; it all costs.

This is nonsense. Lord Whoever is chipping in  £2.5 million to help the SFA wIth the purchase. .This is nothing to do with Queens - they are getting the full £5million.

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When Hampden opened in 1903, the original Lesser Hampden was a pitch in front of the old South Stand which was there for many years afterwards. 
In 1923, Queen's Park bought Clincart Farm and opened the present Lesser Hampden.  The farmhouse and byre are the old white buildings still in use today.  It's said they're the oldest buildings used in world football.  Listed?
Here's Hampden in the distance when Clincart Farm was still in existence before Lesser Hampden was built.
 
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Thanks

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On 12/09/2018 at 14:26, Halfempty65 said:

Something funny? Ya dick. 

Aye, your comment , ya dick 

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21 hours ago, Stag Nation said:

This is nonsense. Lord Whoever is chipping in  £2.5 million to help the SFA wIth the purchase. .This is nothing to do with Queens - they are getting the full £5million.

Ah right, that makes more sense. I heard it briefly on the radio whilst driving so must have misheard.

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