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Waxy
19-02-2013, 10:15 PM
Just found out that they built that main stand in 1914.
Wow.
i mean WOW.
I wondered why it looked so old and crumbly.
I always laugh at it when i pass it.
If it makes it through this year,will it be sent a telegram?

What a complete shocker.I'm shocked.
What a bad stand.

Do they know this is 2013?
Someone should tell them they've forgot to build a new modern one like every other team has.
Even Spartans have a better stand.
Also Edinburgh city at Meadowbank have a more modern stand.
Probably there's another Edinburgh club around with a better stand?

And how brave are them yams who sit in it every couple of weeks.
It must be ready to fall down? They must talk about it?
They must know everyone is pointing at it.

How does it get a safety certificate?
I guess it's like a very old car.
If it survives a very long time it doesn't need an MOT anymore.
Maybe it's the same with football stands?
Must be.
Cant see a safety officer in their right mind passing that old contraption.

Anyway,just saying.

That is a bad stand likes.

Kenny1875
19-02-2013, 10:23 PM
Bored? I know that stand is a dump but this is a bit sad.

Bobo
19-02-2013, 11:21 PM
One of a very few Archibald Leitch stands left in existance and a listed building too so I think they couldn't knock it down even if they had the cash to do it. :greengrin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Leitch

tooley
19-02-2013, 11:29 PM
Just found out that they built that main stand in 1914.
Wow.
i mean WOW.
I wondered why it looked so old and crumbly.
I always laugh at it when i pass it.
If it makes it through this year,will it be sent a telegram?

What a complete shocker.I'm shocked.
What a bad stand.

Do they know this is 2013?
Someone should tell them they've forgot to build a new modern one like every other team has.
Even Spartans have a better stand.
Also Edinburgh city at Meadowbank have a more modern stand.
Probably there's another Edinburgh club around with a better stand?

And how brave are them yams who sit in it every couple of weeks.
It must be ready to fall down? They must talk about it?
They must know everyone is pointing at it.

How does it get a safety certificate?
I guess it's like a very old car.
If it survives a very long time it doesn't need an MOT anymore.
Maybe it's the same with football stands?
Must be.
Cant see a safety officer in their right mind passing that old contraption.

Anyway,just saying.

That is a bad stand likes.

...you've no built a main stand, since 1914..............

Hank Schrader
19-02-2013, 11:37 PM
Bored? I know that stand is a dump but this is a bit sad.

So sad you wasted your time replying to it.

NOLA
20-02-2013, 12:07 AM
last set foot in that stand for the semi with St Johnstone, death trap!!!!!!!! for one thing blokes in 1914 musta been awfy wee to sail through those turnstiles:greengrin then up those pokey wee stairs, no headroom, once your in the seat your no coming out again lol seriously poor standard in this day and age, health and safety must be on alert for something going wrong there soon enough :rules:

sahib
20-02-2013, 12:19 AM
So sad you wasted your time replying to it.

So sad you wasted your time replying and before you say anything I have got time, aplenty, to waste.

jabis
20-02-2013, 12:34 AM
So sad you wasted your time replying and before you say anything I have got time, aplenty, to waste.

I don't have the time or inclination to reply to this thread.But the op does have a point !

Moulin Yarns
20-02-2013, 06:51 AM
One of a very few Archibald Leitch stands left in existance and a listed building too so I think they couldn't knock it down even if they had the cash to do it. :greengrin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Leitch

If the stand is in the poor state as has been suggested it should maybe be on the 'buildings at risk' register.

Being a listed building does not mean it can't be demolished.

from the Wiki article

Many of his works have since been demolished for redevelopment (especially in wake of the Taylor Report (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Report) and the move to all-seater stadiums (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-seater_stadium)), most notably the Trinity Road Stand at Villa Park, considered his masterpiece, which was demolished in 2000.

TrickyNicky
20-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Just found out that they built that main stand in 1914.
Wow.
i mean WOW.
I wondered why it looked so old and crumbly.
I always laugh at it when i pass it.
If it makes it through this year,will it be sent a telegram?

What a complete shocker.I'm shocked.
What a bad stand.

Do they know this is 2013?
Someone should tell them they've forgot to build a new modern one like every other team has.
Even Spartans have a better stand.
Also Edinburgh city at Meadowbank have a more modern stand.
Probably there's another Edinburgh club around with a better stand?

And how brave are them yams who sit in it every couple of weeks.
It must be ready to fall down? They must talk about it?
They must know everyone is pointing at it.

How does it get a safety certificate?
I guess it's like a very old car.
If it survives a very long time it doesn't need an MOT anymore.
Maybe it's the same with football stands?
Must be.
Cant see a safety officer in their right mind passing that old contraption.

Anyway,just saying.

That is a bad stand likes.

Nice wee poem.:thumbsup:

Peevemor
20-02-2013, 06:58 AM
I'm not sure the old stand at Tynie is Listed. IIRC some supporters tried to get it Listed to obstruct the sale to Cala/move to muddyfield at the end of the pieman era but I don't know if it actually happened.

s.a.m
20-02-2013, 07:15 AM
I had thought it was 'B' listed. But I might just have made that up.
Like the above poster, I was last in it at the St J semi-final. I was struck by how ridiculously hazardous it felt compared to modern stands, but I have to say it was a real nostalgia trip. You could make noise with your feet!

lapsedhibee
20-02-2013, 07:21 AM
I'm not sure the old stand at Tynie is Listed. IIRC some supporters tried to get it Listed to obstruct the sale to Cala/move to muddyfield at the end of the pieman era but I don't know if it actually happened.

Not marked as listed on the cooncil's map of listed buildings:
https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/194/conservation_areas/692/conservation_areas/3

IWasThere2016
20-02-2013, 07:33 AM
Top OP! I too was last there for the StJ semi - sat with Keith Keith Keith for the second half. He's a top bloke :agree:

lord bunberry
20-02-2013, 07:41 AM
I had thought it was 'B' listed. But I might just have made that up.
Like the above poster, I was last in it at the St J semi-final. I was struck by how ridiculously hazardous it felt compared to modern stands, but I have to say it was a real nostalgia trip. You could make noise with your feet!

I had forgotten about that, I remember the noise of stamping feet coming from the old north stand at er when hibs got a corner

MB62
20-02-2013, 08:10 AM
I had forgotten about that, I remember the noise of stamping feet coming from the old north stand at er when hibs got a corner

Had a season ticket in there for many years and took great delight in being one of the Old North Stand 'rumble tums' :greengrin

Ah, those were the days, sadly missed I have to say (but not the smell of the p155 emanating from the toilet underneath, especially at half-time)

#FromTheCapital
20-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Have only been in that 'stand' once when we beat St Johnstone in the cis semi a few years back and I was shocked at how out of date it was, a real safety hazard.
If hearts somehow scrape through this mess they are currently in with tynecastle still on the books then they are doomed anyway because they will eventually need a huge investment to bring it up to standard.

Bill Milne
20-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Whether it is listed or not, it shouldn't mean thay can use it on an ongoing basis. IIRC our stand was condemned by the Cooncil, necessitating a complete rebuild. Hard to imagine how that same Cooncil could have neglected to condemn the Tynie dump at the same time. Errm?

M6hibee
20-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Whether it is listed or not, it shouldn't mean thay can use it on an ongoing basis. IIRC our stand was condemned by the Cooncil, necessitating a complete rebuild. Hard to imagine how that same Cooncil could have neglected to condemn the Tynie dump at the same time. Errm?

Trying hard tae resist being paranoid with the local council but its hard

green glory
20-02-2013, 09:52 AM
The way things are going today with the possible sale of Tyncastle, the JCB's might soon be putting any worries about the council providing any more safety certificates to bed for good.

Flats flats glorious flats!

brog
20-02-2013, 10:25 AM
I was last there when Budgie threw one in to give them yet again an undeserved win. I said then it was a death trap, from memory was not long after Bradford, & I've refused to let anyone from my family sit in it since, obviously not been a problem in recent years. I'm astonished its continued to get a safety certificate in all the intervening years & (seriously) am hugely thankful there's not been a tragic incident.

Keith_M
20-02-2013, 10:33 AM
I have similar memories to others on our old stand. It was very atmospheric, especially the noise made by stamping feet that sounded like a plane flying low overhead. I don't think the new stand has that same atmosphere but thankfully it also doesn't stink of p*ss!


The leg room, view and facilities in the new main stand are so much better, we just need to see about getting back the North (Wing) Stand chants of old and we're sorted. Hearts fans have a stupid nickname for ER of the 'Breezeblock arena', which is really ironic because our stands are a class apart to what they have in the PBS. We now have the perfect football stadium..... just waiting for the team to match it :wink:

The Harp
20-02-2013, 10:42 AM
I was last there when Budgie threw one in to give them yet again an undeserved win. I said then it was a death trap, from memory was not long after Bradford, & I've refused to let anyone from my family sit in it since, obviously not been a problem in recent years. I'm astonished its continued to get a safety certificate in all the intervening years & (seriously) am hugely thankful there's not been a tragic incident.

I'm another who was last in it for the St J. semi final. The time before that would have been the (young) Joe McBride 2-2 derby.
Our Gorgie counterparts must have awfy short legs 'cos there was just literally no legroom at all. And their numbering system is ludicrous. Instead of numbers running all the way from one end of the stand to the other, they had the same seat numbers duplicated in the different sections. Caused great confusion on the night.:confused:

givescotlandfreedom
20-02-2013, 10:57 AM
They Jambos of the time were real men. They chucked up the 100 year stand before trotting off the humble the Hun and win their first war.

poolman
20-02-2013, 11:49 AM
I'm not sure the old stand at Tynie is Listed. IIRC some supporters tried to get it Listed to obstruct the sale to Cala/move to muddyfield at the end of the pieman era but I don't know if it actually happened.


:agree: It is, by about 17 degrees the last time I looked :greengrin

heretoday
20-02-2013, 12:07 PM
I have similar memories to others on our old stand. It was very atmospheric, especially the noise made by stamping feet that sounded like a plane flying low overhead. I don't think the new stand has that same atmosphere but thankfully it also doesn't stink of p*ss!


The leg room, view and facilities in the new main stand are so much better, we just need to see about getting back the North (Wing) Stand chants of old and we're sorted. Hearts fans have a stupid nickname for ER of the 'Breezeblock arena', which is really ironic because our stands are a class apart to what they have in the PBS. We now have the perfect football stadium..... just waiting for the team to match it :wink:

You had to have the old timber boards underfoot to get the good sound! It was great when the standites roused themselves and gave it laldy.

silverhibee
20-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Worst away dressing room in the SPL too.

Aldo
20-02-2013, 01:01 PM
Worst away dressing room in the SPL too.

Agreed. I played there a few years back in the charity match and its worse than the public changing rooms run by the council. Very very poor

basehibby
20-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Last time I was in that old death trap was in the 90s when Gordon Hunter scored the winner. Even back then I found it shocking how dilapitated it was - I had the Mrs with me and was disgusted to find that there were NO FEMALE TOLIETS in our section of the stand - had to actually escort her into a cubicle in the gents - which incidentally looked like it hadn't been decorated since 1914!

It's a dilapitated old dump which should have been demolished years ago - SHAME on Edinburgh Council for continuing to turn a blind eye to this

GREEN WARLORD
20-02-2013, 03:13 PM
I'm surprised Vlad hasn't had the stand torched, so that they can build a nice new one with the insurance money. Do they have insurance? :greengrin

heretoday
20-02-2013, 05:03 PM
I have to confess my first ever match was Hearts v Third Lanark in 1963 when the old man and I sat in that very stand. Cigar smoke wafting over from the directors, Erinmore Flake pipe baccy everywhere and a silver band providing rousing entertainment pre-match and at half time.

Hearts won 2-0 and were doing well at the time but for some reason my eyes were on the scores board at half time. Kilmarnock 1 Hibs 0 it read. Laughter all round. Hibs were bottom of the league.

What madness inclined me towards the bleak wastes of Easter Road? Yesterday's papers blowing across the east terrace, Woodbines in the air and a cracked tannoy blaring out Gerry and the Pacemakers?

Must have been the white sleeves.

sidjames
20-02-2013, 05:19 PM
I have to confess my first ever match was Hearts v Third Lanark in 1963 when the old man and I sat in that very stand. Cigar smoke wafting over from the directors, Erinmore Flake pipe baccy everywhere and a silver band providing rousing entertainment pre-match and at half time.

Hearts won 2-0 and were doing well at the time but for some reason my eyes were on the scores board at half time. Kilmarnock 1 Hibs 0 it read. Laughter all round. Hibs were bottom of the league.

What madness inclined me towards the bleak wastes of Easter Road? Yesterday's papers blowing across the east terrace, Woodbines in the air and a cracked tannoy blaring out Gerry and the Pacemakers?

Must have been the white sleeves.


I used to go regularly too back then.

sidjames
20-02-2013, 05:24 PM
I used to go regularly too back then.

I remember that season The final game, i think, was at Stark's Park. Raith had been already relegated and we needed a win. 4-0 perhaps

? I was fascinated at the time with the trains passing so close by.

I was at the crumblingdome the day Killie won the title there. I had my Hibs scarf well hidden in my pocket. Used to get a liftover for free too!

Jumpers for goalposts eh, barry!

heretoday
20-02-2013, 05:31 PM
I remember that season The final game, i think, was at Stark's Park. Raith had been already relegated and we needed a win. 4-0 perhaps

? I was fascinated at the time with the trains passing so close by.

I was at the crumblingdome the day Killie won the title there. I had my Hibs scarf well hidden in my pocket. Used to get a liftover for free too!

Jumpers for goalposts eh, barry!

Wearing a Hibs scarf at a Hearts match. It's not unknown. Wouldn't do it now.

Dan Sarf
20-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Wearing a Hibs scarf at a Hearts match. It's not unknown. Wouldn't do it now.

Ran onto the pitch at Tynecastle once, wearing my Hibs scarf! Mind you, it was in 1957.

It was just before kick off at friendly between the Jambos and Bolton Wanderers. I was trying to get Nat Lofthouse's autograph. When I finally arrived to the centre circle (it was further away than I'd realised) the massive, miserable bugger looked down at me and my pen and my programme and said, "Nay lad, not now. I've got a job to do."

Happily, the crowd of 11,000 maroon clad morons booed me all the way there and back!

MSK
20-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Ran onto the pitch at Tynecastle once, wearing my Hibs scarf! Mind you, it was in 1957.

It was just before kick off at friendly between the Jambos and Bolton Wanderers. I was trying to get Nat Lofthouse's autograph. When I finally arrived to the centre circle (it was further away than I'd realised) the massive, miserable bugger looked down at me and my pen and my programme and said, "Nay lad, not now. I've got a job to do."

Happily, the crowd of 11,000 maroon clad morons booed me all the way there and back!:greengrin:top marks

thebigman1875
20-02-2013, 07:40 PM
I cant remember much of the ancient stand but I do remember the streaker at the St J semi-final, ' you fat b*****d ' springs to mind !

heretoday
20-02-2013, 08:49 PM
Ran onto the pitch at Tynecastle once, wearing my Hibs scarf! Mind you, it was in 1957.

It was just before kick off at friendly between the Jambos and Bolton Wanderers. I was trying to get Nat Lofthouse's autograph. When I finally arrived to the centre circle (it was further away than I'd realised) the massive, miserable bugger looked down at me and my pen and my programme and said, "Nay lad, not now. I've got a job to do."

Happily, the crowd of 11,000 maroon clad morons booed me all the way there and back!

Brilliant story. It's the Nay Lad that does it! He was Bolton born and bred and a really great player.

allezsauzee
21-02-2013, 01:35 PM
I'm surprised the Luftwaffe didn't target it given Hearts importance to the British war effort.

Big Frank
21-02-2013, 01:40 PM
I'm surprised the Luftwaffe didn't target it given Hearts importance to the British war effort.


:top marks

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21-02-2013, 01:41 PM
I'm surprised Vlad hasn't had the stand torched, so that they can build a nice new one with the insurance money. Do they have insurance? :greengrin


I suspect that there's so much asbestos in the structure that setting fire to it would prove quite difficult.

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21-02-2013, 01:51 PM
I'm surprised the Luftwaffe didn't target it given Hearts importance to the British war effort.


The German Air Force in WW1 wasn't called the Luftwaffe.

Up to 1916 it was simoply called "Die Fliegertruppe des deutschen Kaiserreiches" ("Die Fliegertruppe" for short) or "Imperial German Flying Corps", and from 1916 to the end of the war it was the "Deutsche Luftstreitkraefte" - the German Air Force.

They'd have had to use Zeppelins to get to Tynie - large, smelly, unwieldy gas-bags as dangerous to friend as to foe. Rumour has it that the last remaining Zeppelin still attends Tynecastle under the pseudonym of Lord George Foulkiss the Inebriated.

Kato
21-02-2013, 02:45 PM
I'm surprised the Luftwaffe didn't target it given Hearts importance to the British war effort.

They did but it was cunningly camoflaged as an old heap of tin and wood. They really should remove the camoflage now, WWII's been finished ages.

Swedish hibee
21-02-2013, 11:42 PM
This is nowt to do with their sh*tty ground but just read on my FB from a lad I used to work with ranting about how Hibs are TF charity project and how Hearts are being headhunted by several new owners... He thinks they're gonna become the Man C of Scotland. He ended it 5-1 :faf:

The words "Thank god my father made me a hibby" are in my head.

I actually hate everything to do with this club.

jgl07
22-02-2013, 08:27 PM
I'm surprised the Luftwaffe didn't target it given Hearts importance to the British war effort.

They were too busy knocking seven shades out of Old Trafford.

Hibernia Na Eir
22-02-2013, 08:58 PM
One of a very few Archibald Leitch stands left in existance and a listed building too so I think they couldn't knock it down even if they had the cash to do it. :greengrin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Leitch

it is possible to level Listed subjects.

hibsbollah
22-02-2013, 09:03 PM
The Big Stand will stay open. All is Barry.

NOLA
22-02-2013, 09:19 PM
The Big Stand will stay open. All is Barry.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/hmk17/hypnotoad.gif
Hypno Toad agrees :greengrin

hibsbollah
22-02-2013, 09:24 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/hmk17/hypnotoad.gif
Hypno Toad agrees :greengrin

Look into the eyes, not around the eyes :agree:

HibbiesandtheBaddies
22-02-2013, 10:23 PM
Since 1914
Since 1914
That sheitehole has stood there
Since 1914

Waxy
31-12-2013, 07:16 PM
100 year old tomorrow, what a disgrace.
Should be ashamed of themselves.
Is it the oldest monstrosity in the world?

cabbageandribs1875
31-12-2013, 07:26 PM
100 year old tomorrow, what a disgrace.
Should be ashamed of themselves.
Is it the oldest monstrosity in the world?



dunno about oldest but it's certainly the mingiest, anyone know if they finally selotaped over that hole where the ball went through ?

Hibernia Na Eir
31-12-2013, 07:30 PM
It's a pigs mess. .

Aldo
31-12-2013, 07:30 PM
100 year old tomorrow, what a disgrace. Should be ashamed of themselves. Is it the oldest monstrosity in the world?

It should be condemned. It it really safe???

The whole thing is an absolute **** tip.

AlbertK86
31-12-2013, 07:32 PM
Surely cannae get past another safety check

Hopefully they get hit with a massive bill to bring it up to the proper safety standard

Moon unit
31-12-2013, 08:18 PM
20 century stand
i wanna see it ..banned
20 century stand
i wanna see it banned

yams say it's fine,Yams say it's good
they even say, ....Vlad was like Robin Hood!

But it's plain to see
It should be History...
Yeah, its a stand a 20 century stand!.......

judas
31-12-2013, 08:59 PM
Bored? I know that stand is a dump but this is a bit sad.

Mibbe you're a bit sad?

Thought it was good post. Their stand is embarrassing. Big club my erse.

iwasthere1972
31-12-2013, 10:24 PM
Just found out that they built that main stand in 1914.
Wow.
i mean WOW.
I wondered why it looked so old and crumbly.
I always laugh at it when i pass it.
If it makes it through this year,will it be sent a telegram?

What a complete shocker.I'm shocked.
What a bad stand.

Do they know this is 2013?
Someone should tell them they've forgot to build a new modern one like every other team has.
Even Spartans have a better stand.
Also Edinburgh city at Meadowbank have a more modern stand.
Probably there's another Edinburgh club around with a better stand?

And how brave are them yams who sit in it every couple of weeks.
It must be ready to fall down? They must talk about it?
They must know everyone is pointing at it.

How does it get a safety certificate?
I guess it's like a very old car.
If it survives a very long time it doesn't need an MOT anymore.
Maybe it's the same with football stands?
Must be.
Cant see a safety officer in their right mind passing that old contraption.

Anyway,just saying.

That is a bad stand likes.

Crap poem. Doesn't even rhyme.

Www1875hfc
31-12-2013, 10:39 PM
My mate is at Tynie tonight for a wee Hogmanay bash, and he just tweeted me this picture.

11605

Peevemor
31-12-2013, 10:43 PM
My mate is at Tynie tonight for a wee Hogmanay bash, and he just tweeted me this picture.

11605

That's Lockie's place.

jonty
31-12-2013, 10:48 PM
That's Lockie's face.

schoolboy error.

Hibercelona
31-12-2013, 10:48 PM
That's Lockie's place.

:hilarious

jonty
31-12-2013, 10:48 PM
100 year old tomorrow, what a disgrace.
Should be ashamed of themselves.
Is it the oldest monstrosity in the world?

You clearly haven't met my step-mother.

Peevemor
31-12-2013, 11:17 PM
Shottie!

11606

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01-01-2014, 03:50 AM
dunno about oldest but it's certainly the mingiest, anyone know if they finally selotaped over that hole where the ball went through ?



I would beg to differ.

As long as Lord George Foulkes remains out of Hell, HE must be the most rancid, insalubrious health-hazard on the planet.

It has to be said that the Jambos obviously treasure their insanitary, broken-down monstrosities as no other sporting body in Scotland does.

Springbank
01-01-2014, 04:06 AM
It's listed because, although it's *****e the architect somehow went on to build better stuff elsewhere

A bit like listing Ralph Milne because sir Alex once signed him

Fife-Hibee
01-01-2014, 05:20 AM
Shottie!

11606

Ha ha ha ha

Fife-Hibee
01-01-2014, 05:22 AM
Shottie!

11606

F..king magic mate :-)))

Aldo
01-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Shottie! <img src="http://www.hibs.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=11606"/>


That is brilliant. Funny as.

1two
01-01-2014, 10:28 AM
A bit off topic but when I started attending games as a nipper, early 90s, there was a family section in that stand. But am I right in thinking the away end was the Gorgie road stand rather than where we're put now?
Also would I be right in saying in the early 90s it was still all standing and we used swap ends at half time. I seem to remember my dad telling me this is the last time it would be possible before they built the new stand

macca70
01-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Faaaar too funny, building their state of the art, advanced stand almost put them Bust. Oh the Irony, as 100 years on, it could happen again :)

From Hertz official Site:

1914: When the Stand was completed in October, it was the most advanced in Scotland, but a number of items had been omitted from the original estimate and the club's commitment began to rise just as gates began to fall due to the outbreak of the Great War.

1914: Had football been suspended during the War, Heart of Midlothian FC might not have survived because the final cost of the Main Stand soared to 12,178. Despite the initial difficulties the Stand has lasted well and has been a considerable asset to the club.

1two
01-01-2014, 11:17 AM
Faaaar too funny, building their state of the art, advanced stand almost put them Bust. Oh the Irony, as 100 years on, it could happen again :)

From Hertz official Site:

1914: When the Stand was completed in October, it was the most advanced in Scotland, but a number of items had been omitted from the original estimate and the club's commitment began to rise just as gates began to fall due to the outbreak of the Great War.

1914: Had football been suspended during the War, Heart of Midlothian FC might not have survived because the final cost of the Main Stand soared to 12,178. Despite the initial difficulties the Stand has lasted well and has been a considerable asset to the club.

Have a bit respect.
They were away winning the war for us at the time.

#FromTheCapital
01-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Absolute disgrace of a stand, how it's deemed fit to host large crowds every other week is a real mystery. It could still lead to their downfall as it's time is running out and there's no way they'll be able to afford a new stand.

Www1875hfc
01-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Absolute disgrace of a stand, how it's deemed fit to host large crowds every other week is a real mystery. It could still lead to their downfall as it's time is running out and there's no way they'll be able to afford a new stand.

Or the upkeep alone.

11611

brog
01-01-2014, 01:17 PM
I remember that season The final game, i think, was at Stark's Park. Raith had been already relegated and we needed a win. 4-0 perhaps

? I was fascinated at the time with the trains passing so close by.

I was at the crumblingdome the day Killie won the title there. I had my Hibs scarf well hidden in my pocket. Used to get a liftover for free too!

Jumpers for goalposts eh, barry!

Me too, I was actually wearing mine but discretely tucked in! Near the end of the game I spotted King Pat standing just in front of me, with his cousin Jimmy (Mickey) McManus. IIRC Pat had his Hibs blazer on! Pat & I shared a quiet, but very manly, hug on the way out! Of course ironically it was Alan Gordon who missed Yams best chance in the dying seconds.

Ozyhibby
01-01-2014, 01:19 PM
A bit off topic but when I started attending games as a nipper, early 90s, there was a family section in that stand. But am I right in thinking the away end was the Gorgie road stand rather than where we're put now?
Also would I be right in saying in the early 90s it was still all standing and we used swap ends at half time. I seem to remember my dad telling me this is the last time it would be possible before they built the new stand

Half right. We were in the Gorgie road end but there has been no swapping of ends since I started going in the mid eighties. It was a cowp then as well.

cabbageandribs1875
01-01-2014, 01:21 PM
I would beg to differ.

As long as Lord George Foulkes remains out of Hell, HE must be the most rancid, insalubrious health-hazard on the planet.

It has to be said that the Jambos obviously treasure their insanitary, broken-down monstrosities as no other sporting body in Scotland does.



https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQz5slgKkiKvG2Uv-K2cZHsNy9guxt52JnallrmMvBxgw8HoTdf

:greengrin

Keith_M
01-01-2014, 02:44 PM
It's yet another reason for them to hark on about 1914, WWI and the McCrae's Battalion, so don't expect them to knock it down anytime soon.

Peevemor
01-01-2014, 03:38 PM
Half right. We were in the Gorgie road end but there has been no swapping of ends since I started going in the mid eighties. It was a cowp then as well.

I'm sure that there was an incident after a derby where a section of the wall surrounding the tunnel into the Gorgie Road end terracing collapsed. A couple of Hibees were slightly injured - luckily it wasn't worse.

Springbank
01-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Does a Jambo stand get just your bog standard telegram?

I'd have thought the queen would don a mustard coloured cardigan and tap out an Open Telegram to mark this occasion

TrinityHibs
01-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Thought it said anagram and was pretty happy with damn yams stain. I'll get my coat:greengrin

Jonnyboy
01-01-2014, 09:06 PM
My mate is at Tynie tonight for a wee Hogmanay bash, and he just tweeted me this picture.

11605

Somebody's clearly taken the pi55

mca
01-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Surely cannae get past another safety check

Hopefully they get hit with a massive bill to bring it up to the proper safety standard


They Did !!! - and They have painted the steps.. :agree: