A “Celebration of Griffin Park” - Live (1 Viewer)

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I don't have a problem with the fiver, but it looks like you have to watch in real time and I'm not sure getting up at 3am for me is going to be ok. I'd hope that they make it available as a replay.
 

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I don't have a problem with the fiver, but it looks like you have to watch in real time and I'm not sure getting up at 3am for me is going to be ok. I'd hope that they make it available as a replay.
Who knows!
 

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Been furloughed on reduced pay since March?
At imminent risk of losing your job or business?
Donated the cost of your ST back to the club in return for sh*tty iFollow?
Been coming to GP for years/ decades with many generations of your family?

The good news is you’ll only be charged £5 for the benefit of saying goodbye to the old girl.

Nuts to your goodwill. Give us your ****ing money.

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You missed out the unaccounted labour employed (including IT experts) attempting to make IFollow work but otherwise a brilliant post.

I’m still in two minds about unveiling the backstage mysteries of Griffin Park, wether confirming or shattering the old myths and legends of the place. Perhaps, like the smell, of the New Road toilets, they are best left in the uncertain chimera of memory? I’m undecided.

Respect to those who clearly need to see the place, one more time. My thoughts go to those, in recent times, who have had to bury their nearest and dearest without the support of family and friends.
 
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I do hope they can do something as 5am in New Zealand is too much for me too. I'd quite happily buy a DVD if available in the club shop.
 

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I don’t have any issue with the club offering the option and £5 doesn’t seem unreasonable.

Personally, I doubt I’ll bother and I don’t think I would for an open day either. It would be like looking round an old family home once everyone’s left and all of the furniture been moved out.

I stayed a little longer at the end of Sheff Wed game as at the time I thought there was a chance, albeit slim, that that could be it.

I had a day off the day before the restart, went to Brentford and had a look at LR and once last walk around GP.

That said, I can fully understand why many will want to get back inside and sit in their seat one last time.

Unfortunately I don’t see it happening.
 

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That said, I can fully understand why many will want to get back inside and sit in their seat one last time.

Unfortunately I don’t see it happening.
For a club that prides itself on finding innovative solutions in difficult circumstances, it would be a huge failure if it doesn't happen IMO (unless the Covid situation deteriorates suddenly).
 

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Can't understand why people are replying to say no.

Just ignore the email.
 

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For some it is probably a good thing but it is not for me.

Going to GP was always, for me, to watch the football, shout at the ref/linesman/opposition players, cheer our boys on and meet up with friends and people who sat around me. Without that, what is the point?

Was there for the game v Wednesday. That is a very good final memory for me.
 

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Cos I am perturbed and more.
This isn’t an issue about loyalty points, the club are fully aware of fans wanted one last goodbye but it isn’t just down to the club to decide this. I’d like one last walk round, mainly to stand where I attended my first few seasons with my dad. Isn’t possible for him to be there as well anymore. If it doesn’t happen, well, I’ll survive. Always got memories
 

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I’ve never had a tour of Griffin Park and I’m happy to pay £5 to support the community trust. I don’t see how it impacts on any of my previous memories of actually being there?

How is this a bad thing? Some people are ridiculous.
 

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I'm not sure if I'll tune in or not but I've no problem with a contribution to BFCCST – it is a valuable local resource for the community, especially at these times. I've spent enough time over the years wandering around GP, empty and reasonably full, not to need to see around an abandoned hulk. The people and interviews will be the only attraction for me.
 
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I paid up. :)

But then I did ask for a full refund on my 3 ST’s! Couldn’t, and won’t, trust iFollow. And who wants a Brentford mask!?!

Look forward to it. Plus the money goes to the Football in the Community Projects. :)
 

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I am sure a video will pop up on youtube in a few weeks time, just wait until then.

I am not doing it because it sounds dull.
 

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I’d rather have a virtual tour of the new stadium to be honest. I would love a last chance to walk around GP in person but if this is not possible so be it, I have my memories.
 

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It is possible
yes dont see why not.
People are acting like we are still on lockdown.
Open the gates each weekday , few stewards on site. i would queue for hours to say goodbye
 

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Sell tickets in 1h slots to restrict the number entering to however many per hour is reasonable to ensure social distancing, with a 10% leeway. Count people in, then count them out again, price only to reflect the administration and staffing costs.
 

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Almost £12,500 raised so far.

Great effort.
 

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Get Mark Fuller involved and give people the option to have a proper photo taken in their seat/spot in Ealing Road which can then be ordered.
 

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My IT skills vary from nil to hopeless. I could not get ifollow to work at all. I have no confidence that I would be able to see anything on Aug 23rd!
 

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My IT skills vary from nil to hopeless. I could not get ifollow to work at all. I have no confidence that I would be able to see anything on Aug 23rd!
I've paid for it, I presume we will be sent the link to view it on the day.
 

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Think I’d rather leave that Sheffield Wednesday game as my last memory.

As much as it was hard to watch that final game against Swansea knowing we couldn’t be there, in a way it was ‘nice’ that our final game was one that we weren’t even aware of. No glum faces walking around, no atmosphere of ‘this is it’, just a standard match day like any other, only we were lucky enough to witness a 5-0 spanking.

A minor quibble, but I find that Stuart Wakeford guy a bit annoying too if I’m honest...
 

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Just want to put it on record that I didn't appreciate this. Two reasons:

1. The low-level, 'its not possible to visit Griffin Park' line hidden in there after all the 'we will move heaven and earth' stuff
2. Being asked to pay for a web link after donating season ticket money.

£5 is no biggie, but the principal is valuable.
 

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Also think we are moving towards not being able to attend The new Stadium games until perhaps November. More 'donations'?

In this context, this could and should have been a gift to fans imho.
@Jon Varney, I know you read these.... wrong call on this one I think.
 

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When I drunkenly attempted to climb the wall at GP last Tuesday night - for one last look, a helpful and friendly steward appeared and told me that there was going to be a positive announcement regarding visiting the ground one more time.

It’s possible that he was just desperate to get rid of me - and it worked.
 

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Also think we are moving towards not being able to attend The new Stadium games until perhaps November. More 'donations'?

In this context, this could and should have been a gift to fans imho.
@Jon Varney, I know you read these.... wrong call on this one I think.
I think it’s impossible to say. If it can’t happen in October as currently planned there’s no way it’ll happen in November.

If we’re not allowed back October we’ll probably be looking at next spring, IMO.
 

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Rebus posted something on this last night along the lines of expect something to be said by the club very soon. It sounded positive.
 

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well now there's a b team match at griffin park on 26th august... so the last ball hasn't quite been kicked!!
 

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When I drunkenly attempted to climb the wall at GP last Tuesday night - for one last look, a helpful and friendly steward appeared and told me that there was going to be a positive announcement regarding visiting the ground one more time.

It’s possible that he was just desperate to get rid of me - and it worked.
I got told to leave forecourt on Sunday 26th July whilst waiting for a friends ashes to be scattered. I was waiting with my thoughts and memories and was stunned when gate was shut on me. I cant say anymore,it was too hurtful.
 

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I got told to leave forecourt on Sunday 26th July whilst waiting for a friends ashes to be scattered. I was waiting with my thoughts and memories and was stunned when gate was shut on me. I cant say anymore,it was too hurtful.
did you not explain the situation ?

I asked some woman i had never seen before on wednesday morning if it would be ok if the 3 of us popped in for 30 seconds just to get a pic with the pitch in sight.
She said no :cry:

" where were you when i nearly broke my ankle celebrating when we beat bogey team Gillingham 5-2 in front of 4000 ? "
i didn't ask
 

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Some of the fixtures and fittings already being removed apparently :cry:
Suggests LR will be ready to host games from September then - might have a look at the auction items to see if there is anything I could hang indoors as a memento to the old girl..
 

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did you not explain the situation ?

I asked some woman i had never seen before on wednesday morning if it would be ok if the 3 of us popped in for 30 seconds just to get a pic with the pitch in sight.
She said no :cry:

" where were you when i nearly broke my ankle celebrating when we beat bogey team Gillingham 5-2 in front of 4000 ? "
i didn't ask
Exactly. The guy knew why I was there.
 

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Yeah I think the cameraman and sound guy were given special access. Together with members of the band. I suspect the club wanted to keep the whole thing quiet but didn’t realise that music can actually be heard!
 

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Suggests LR will be ready to host games from September then - might have a look at the auction items to see if there is anything I could hang indoors as a memento to the old girl..
Tried googling but can’t find a link to the auction - anyone able to share?
 

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Yeah I think the cameraman and sound guy were given special access. Together with members of the band. I suspect the club wanted to keep the whole thing quiet but didn’t realise that music Cana actually be heard!
It’s a poor show though really isn’t it.

I have no beef with Hard-Fi but there is no way this should be going on if rank and file Brentford fans don’t get a chance to say goodbye.

If theme parks and other open spaces can introduce appropriate distancing measures (for example, Disneyland Paris is equipped to accommodate 12,000 visitors per day) then I’m sure GP can be marked out with some tape at 2m intervals and the 6000 or so ST holders can be let in over a 10 day period.
 

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It’s a poor show though really isn’t it.

I have no beef with Hard-Fi but there is no way this should be going on if rank and file Brentford fans don’t get a chance to say goodbye.

If theme parks and other open spaces can introduce appropriate distancing measures (for example, Disneyland Paris is equipped to accommodate 12,000 visitors per day) then I’m sure GP can be marked out with some tape at 2m intervals and the 6000 or so ST holders can be let in over a 10 day period.
Nail on head.
 

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