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I thought 2019 would be the year I was no longer slightly inconvenienced, but it seems my suffering continues.


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I suspect the club gets nothing directly , with the money going into the pit for distribution depending on your league position at the end of the season


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I suspect the club gets nothing directly , with the money going into the pit for distribution depending on your league position at the end of the season

I asked that question of Hawke at last years q and a. That was pretty much the answer I got.

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The suspended gantry would presumably be a non-starter since the Cowshed is ancient and largely held together by the Aulds pie grease of years past, but I wonder why the main stand wasn't allowed?


Now before Gavin goes, I'd like to ask him one more question.


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The suspended gantry would presumably be a non-starter since the Cowshed is ancient and largely held together by the Aulds pie grease of years past, but I wonder why the main stand wasn't allowed?

They’ve probably just remembered they got asked about this a year ago, and now we’ve got a live game coming up they’re talking shite.

The Celtic Q/F in 1999 had the suspended gantry, and the Motherwell Q/F replay was filmed from the main stand. Got no idea why the main stand is deemed unsuitable now.

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They’ve probably just remembered they got asked about this a year ago, and now we’ve got a live game coming up they’re talking s***e.

The Celtic Q/F in 1999 had the suspended gantry, and the Motherwell Q/F replay was filmed from the main stand. Got no idea why the main stand is deemed unsuitable now.

 

Things were different in the late nineties - the halcyon days before Osama Bin Laden and his mates supposedly showed us just how malleable steel can be - and I still doubt we'd get away with a suspended gantry now. But what of the main stand? I've seen the footage: Morton film highlights there when licensing agreements permit and/or they can be bothered. So why can't the BBC do it?


Now before Gavin goes, I'd like to ask him one more question.


Do you like Abba?

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Going to this and will just stand down by the pitch so cue absolute pissing rain. However, agree with everybody else - there is no chance thats the only solution to having the TV there.

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As someone who's gone off on one about the gantry more than once on here, credit due to the club for at least recognising it's a problem that annoys people and putting out a statement addressing that, rather than just assuming we've all accepted that the gantry will go in the most inconvenient place for the largest number of fans and it doesn't require comment.

 

Like others though, I do wonder just how seriously the main stand option was looked at. With the advances in H&S requirements it's not really reasonable to compare back to games from years ago - that's why the Cowshed gantry now is so much more restrictive for fans than the gantry for the Kilmarnock game which was in a similar position, for example - but you do wonder why constructing something in a similar place to the Partick cup game in 2004 when we were the featured game on Sportscene is impossible.

 

I suppose it is entirely possible that the difficulty of creating one from scratch over seats rather than over a terrace is prohibitive, but ultimately an alternative that only inconveniences a couple of hundred people - even if that includes the directors box - has to be pursued over something that invariably shafts 1000+. Fully accept it if in this case it's something that simply can't be done over the course of a fortnight with a temporary structure, but if that's how it is then having investigated they should be looking at a permanent solution for the summer.


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I also wonder just how much "exploring" the club actually done. My guess would be somebody stuck their head out the door and went "nah, **** it".

I'm with you. Probably fuck all.

 

Cast your mind back to December 2017 at the fans Q&A, when our esteemed fluffer of a CEO promised a statement on the whole camera gantry issue in Jan 2018. We're now a whole year on and something arises conveniently as a game is due to be on the T.V. lets be honest here; they've done nothing.


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They need a permanent solution to this, just imagine the issues if by some miracle we ever got promoted.

The Cowshed would face plenty of issues if we got promoted anyway.

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Would they not have to put seats in? Hands up if I am wrong can't say I know much of what changed when it went to one league governing body rather than 2.

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Would they not have to put seats in? Hands up if I am wrong can't say I know much of what changed when it went to one league governing body rather than 2.

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They need a permanent solution to this, just imagine the issues if by some miracle we ever got promoted.

 

I chinned Warren Hawke about the gantry issue when I was at Hospitality earlier this year, and brought up this very point. His answer was that a longer term solution was possible that wouldn't impact fans as much, but cost made it unworkable for a one off game. If we were to get promoted, that would make it financially worth it.

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