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Need a bit of help, I got 1 ticket assuming the plus 1 was included on the 1 ticket, is this the case or should I have got 2?

Tour is at 2.30 today, have emailed club but no answer.
Yes, you should have got two.
 

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Need a bit of help, I got 1 ticket assuming the plus 1 was included on the 1 ticket, is this the case or should I have got 2?

Tour is at 2.30 today, have emailed club but no answer.
You have one ticket for one person.
 

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Did the tour yesterday afternoon, with lots of opportunities to take photos.

Nice to see the view of the pitch from all parts of the ground including the Ealing Road stand from where I first watched matches with my dad, uncles and cousins in the early 1960's, the directors box which is far from plush and the Wendy House upper which is quite impressive.

Sitting in my New Road seat behind the dugouts was probably one of the least memorable bits of the tour. It just wasn't the same without players on the pitch, managers by the dugouts, fans all around, Peter Gilham's voice, the smell of the cooking burgers, Buzz and Buzzette doing their rounds, Marcus Gayle and Chris Kamara in the gantry above us, the bloke who sits next to me trying to occupy part of my seat and the banter with fellow fans including statistics and "2-0 is a dangerous score-line" provided by Milton Keynes Bee behind me. However I have my real memories of those experiences and hope to rekindle them at Lionel road in the not too distant future.

Wasn't too disappointed that the New Road toilets were not on the tour itinerary but was pleased to be able to re-enact the Thomas, Brian and Kev 58th minute pitch-side sub discussions in front of the dugouts.

Played my Powergame ring tone as I ran out onto pitch-side from the players tunnel.

All in all a good farewell to Griffin Park. Her time for retirement has come. Onwards and upwards with our beloved club at our new stadium. :sorted:
 

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You have one ticket for one person.
Thanks, thought that would be the case

Oh well Mrs will just have to sit in the pub for an hour and leave me to my own thoughts during the tour!!

YES!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!
 

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Thanks, thought that would be the case

Oh well Mrs will just have to sit in the pub for an hour and leave me to my own thoughts during the tour!!

YES!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!
I must say that's a very non-GPG response to what appeared to be leading up to a big disappointment. Aren't you supposed to be raging and demanding the club allow her to join?
 

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Enjoyed the tour yesterday although quite sad occasion and got some decent photos on a lovely sunny evening. The guide was good but some of the ground facts were not what I had in my stato head (floodlights bought in 60's not 70's, 12k in the Oak). Apparently bull dozers in by end of month and 9k items in auction to be released soon.. Not sure why the club didn't remove seats in less popular location than mid Braemar. Guide mentioned players had not played on pitch at LR yet and wasn't aware of a friendly yet (bit odd to me).
 

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Enjoyed the tour yesterday although quite sad occasion and got some decent photos on a lovely sunny evening. The guide was good but some of the ground facts were not what I had in my stato head (floodlights bought in 60's not 70's, 12k in the Oak). Apparently bull dozers in by end of month and 9k items in auction to be released soon.. Not sure why the club didn't remove seats in less popular location than mid Braemar. Guide mentioned players had not played on pitch at LR yet and wasn't aware of a friendly yet (bit odd to me).
9,000 items? Was this said on the tour yesterday?
 

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Did the tour yesterday afternoon, with lots of opportunities to take photos.

Nice to see the view of the pitch from all parts of the ground including the Ealing Road stand from where I first watched matches with my dad, uncles and cousins in the early 1960's, the directors box which is far from plush and the Wendy House upper which is quite impressive.

Sitting in my New Road seat behind the dugouts was probably one of the least memorable bits of the tour. It just wasn't the same without players on the pitch, managers by the dugouts, fans all around, Peter Gilham's voice, the smell of the cooking burgers, Buzz and Buzzette doing their rounds, Marcus Gayle and Chris Kamara in the gantry above us, the bloke who sits next to me trying to occupy part of my seat and the banter with fellow fans including statistics and "2-0 is a dangerous score-line" provided by Milton Keynes Bee behind me. However I have my real memories of those experiences and hope to rekindle them at Lionel road in the not too distant future.

Wasn't too disappointed that the New Road toilets were not on the tour itinerary but was pleased to be able to re-enact the Thomas, Brian and Kev 58th minute pitch-side sub discussions in front of the dugouts.

Played my Powergame ring tone as I ran out onto pitch-side from the players tunnel.

All in all a good farewell to Griffin Park. Her time for retirement has come. Onwards and upwards with our beloved club at our new stadium. :sorted:
Pleased you went Ken. Decided not to bother. Didn't want the nostalgia trip. Would have gone if there was some sort of game on but didn't want to wander around an empty stadium. Looking forward to the new place and hope to see you there soon.
 

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Went today and thanks BFC, but being at an empty GP it really hit home is a stadium is all about friends and family.
I strangely felt a bit unemotional, which is not what I expected.
I layed some flowers for my dad on NR and the family were pleased that I did.
Nothing is going to be perfect in these mad times, but I think now is a time to try and be positive and look forward to increased movement to normality in football on 2021. I am not interested in 2020 CV19 restrictions.
 

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Went today and thanks BFC, but being at an empty GP it really hit home is a stadium is all about friends and family.
I strangely felt a bit unemotional, which is not what I expected.
I layed some flowers for my dad on NR and the family were pleased that I did.
Nothing is going to be perfect in these mad times, but I think now is a time to try and be positive and look forward to increased movement to normality in football on 2021. I am not interested in 2020 CV19 restrictions.
i am so desperate i am either going hanwell or Canvey island tomorrow
 

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Whyteleafe V Cray Wanderers on Monday night for me.

As for the tour, I went today and was glad I did. As others have said, very laid back and plenty of time to look out and reflect.
 

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Went today and thanks BFC, but being at an empty GP it really hit home is a stadium is all about friends and family.
I strangely felt a bit unemotional, which is not what I expected.
I layed some flowers for my dad on NR and the family were pleased that I did.
Nothing is going to be perfect in these mad times, but I think now is a time to try and be positive and look forward to increased movement to normality in football on 2021. I am not interested in 2020 CV19 restrictions.
If they were the ones right up the back of the stand towards Brook Road then they are still there


Had Sally as our guide today and the whole thing was very leisurely and not rushed at all,in fact it was so leisurely the group behind nearly caught us up. Saw bits of GP I had never seen before and will never see again.As others have said plenty of opportunities to take photos so made sure I took pictures from the place I used to stand on ER and then found the seat I had when I sat in BRU. Also as others have said I'm glad that I got the opportunity to say my goodbyes but leaving the forecourt that one last time wasn't as emotional as I feared it might although that might have been because I told myself that once out the gate I would not look back and I didn't
 

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Could but to be honest the actual amount of the terrace you could see was 2/3 square yards its got the floodlight pylon on then very much overgrown
with thick weeds so no chance of the actual scope of the terrace as it was.

But if you are doing the tour as you go up the Brook rd stairs look to your right and down
I just found this image on Twitter. Guessing this is what you referred to.

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If they were the ones right up the back of the stand towards Brook Road then they are still there


Had Sally as our guide today and the whole thing was very leisurely and not rushed at all,in fact it was so leisurely the group behind nearly caught us up. Saw bits of GP I had never seen before and will never see again.As others have said plenty of opportunities to take photos so made sure I took pictures from the place I used to stand on ER and then found the seat I had when I sat in BRU. Also as others have said I'm glad that I got the opportunity to say my goodbyes but leaving the forecourt that one last time wasn't as emotional as I feared it might although that might have been because I told myself that once out the gate I would not look back and I didn't
That's them Kev.
 

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Fascinating photo. :)

Could you explain exactly where it's taken from and what it shows?
There was mention earlier in the thread of remnants of the old terracing between Brook Road and New Road.

Owner of the photo posted on Twitter said: "From my 1st visit at the front of the Royal oak stand to the floodlight base where I sat watching the Milk cup game v Liverpool".

Photo is said floodlight base and old terracing.

C'est complet.
 

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Anyone know if they have taken away the hoarding that stopped people looking in- from around this area of the ground- might be able to peer over wall and get a pic of the old terrace?
 

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Those who have attended, has anything been said about anymore dates ?
 

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Those who have attended, has anything been said about anymore dates ?
Two days after Erith B team match Are the days being looked at I believe. Depends if it’s doable....
 

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Those who have attended, has anything been said about anymore dates ?
The guide on ours said they’re going to try but would have to be next week because the full decommissioning starts at the beginning of September. Taking down the gantry is apparently the first thing to be done because that’s Brentford’s responsibility pre handover
 

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Did the tour yesterday, fantastic opportunity to see the ground one more time. Watched games from all four sides at one point or other, but had never seen the wooden seating in the tunnel corner before! Couldn't get to 'our spot' on the Ealing Road because of the banner.

In a funny kind of way, seeing it without us lot cluttering it up made me realise what an impressive place it is, and the pitch looks amazing. There were two groundsmen cutting the grass, must be awful for them to think of bulldozers tearing into it.
 

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I went on Thursday, and the guide said they're going to try and do a few more date's.
We were told by the guy doing the greeting/briefing outside that they were going to go through to Thursday and Friday next week, at the end of which they would have had capacity for around 4000 people.
 

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I was told that I didn’t receive an email because apparently I’m “unsubscribed” from marketing communications.
But...I have received all other ST emails (afaik) such as the distancing one this week.

So when the communication said all ST holders were emailed, there was no small print saying except for those who are unsubscribed.

People opt out because they don’t want emails about every single news item or new hat on sale in the club shop, and not because they don’t want to receive important information?

Just disappointing, and off putting sadly
 

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Did the ‘tour’ this afternoon. Well organised and does what it says on the tin i.e. you get led on a walk around the ground.

Like others, was in two minds whether to go but glad I did - a little bit of reminiscing and reflection is good for the soul. Ultimately though I came out of there thinking life is short and leaving shouldn’t be dwelled upon for too long. GP has been the greatest host we could ever have wished for but there are new memories to be made now and the sooner we can get on with making them at LR the better.
 

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Well, that’s it, all done.

It was a nice little wander around, some good photos.

Good work Brentford.

Time to move on.
 

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Done and dusted. Less emotional than I thought I was going to be. Quite nice to be able to stand in certain places around the ground and tell my son the stories of certain ‘occurances’ around the game (that nearly always seemed to feature welsh teams?).
The tour guide was excellent in so far as he new nothing and just let us get on with it. :)

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Lovely day out. Still not fully sunk in that we won’t be going back.
 

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Did the guided walk today, GP definitely showing signs of wear and tear. Pleased I did it and having taken the opportunity to visit Lionel Road today can’t wait to finally start new memories in our new home 🐝
 

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Did the tour this afternoon. Like others, very glad I did. Nowhere near as emotional as a proper match would have been but some me sort of closure.
Nice to have my last experience of GP with my daughter. Feel that that will somehow make my memories last an extra generation.
 

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I did it yesterday. Tour kid was good (same guy that sold me my season ticket and an impressive young professional ) And I agree it was “less emotional” than I thought and certainly without a game and many other fans. Glad I did it and got lots of photos. Then got right royally pissed lol
 

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I did it yesterday. Tour kid was good (same guy that sold me my season ticket and an impressive young professional ) And I agree it was “less emotional” than I thought and certainly without a game and many other fans. Glad I did it and got lots of photos. Then got right royally pissed lol
Where?
 

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