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8 minutes ago, ropy said:

Half way down Robertson Street?

Was it not a wallpaper and paint shop 1/2 way down, get them on the phone  to get those crappy adverts  painted over, as the stand still looks shit with them.

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1 hour ago, Kat said:

Yeah I remember when the South, Cooper and the Phil O'Donnell stand were all uniform in the design for a period and actually looked quite nice. I'm actually sure that the front of the roof on the John Hunter stand is propped up for the purpose of advertising, take that away and we'll have the 90's still dip on the roof.

How far back do we need to go before that roof didn't have anything on it? When I first started going it was various health slogans before the renovation began.

 

I first saw the roof advertising at old Douglas Park and thought "thank fuck we don't do that its tacky as fuck".  2 seasons later we started hanging advertising from from edge of the corrugated roof. Then when the new stands were built the advertising monstrosity was added to try and give each stand a uniform look, it failed miserably.

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2 hours ago, weeyin said:

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Prior to the redevelopment, the health slogans went straight onto the roof.

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Brings a tear to me eyes that picture does. 
The roof near the edge has been altered. :cry:

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Place just had a much cleaner look without it! Hopefully we can get back to it. As I said earlier, I think a club crest or some club branding on ad-free roofs would smarten the place up but hey, who knows how long the current advertising deals have to run. Cash Convertors may even have ran out and it costs more to take it down than leave it up, after all they haven't been the club sponsor for quite a few years now. 

(Can only take credit for the second photo here, no idea where I got the first one)

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How smart would 

THIS IS FIR PARK 

look 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, santheman said:

How smart would 

THIS IS FIR PARK 

look 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think that one is in the tunnel 

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1 hour ago, SteelmaninOZ said:

I think that one is in the tunnel 

It is but imagine seeing it in 3 foot high letters as you walk out the tunnel

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12 minutes ago, santheman said:

It is but imagine seeing it in 3 foot high letters as you walk out the tunnel

:thumbup: It would be braw 

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No chance the club are giving up prime telly advertising space for that, though.

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43 minutes ago, numpty said:

No chance the club are giving up prime telly advertising space for that, though.

Sad but true.

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33 minutes ago, Goggles & Flippers said:

It runs out this summer ......

The current deal might, but it's still prime telly advertising space and as such will just be replaced with some other company's guff.

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2 hours ago, Goggles & Flippers said:

It runs out this summer ......

I remember Alan Burrows saying to a fan on Twitter recently that the "Keep Cigarettes Away From The Match" actually still remains underneath the Cash Converters sign. I wonder if that will make a brief reappearance if they don't renew the deal or if it will just remain as is until someone else decides they want the space.

I wonder if the club will ever go down the route of taking up a sponsor and renaming the stadium every few years as more and more clubs do that in Scotland. We were the first to be offer around 2008ish I think with Real Radio which John Boyle swiftly nipped in the bud. 

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14 hours ago, numpty said:

No chance the club are giving up prime telly advertising space for that, though.

I'm sure they're still valuable advertising space, but Im not sure it's 'prime' space for TV. The actual coverage for TV is poor - those areas barely feature in the actual match, even touchline cameras don't tend to be wide enough to take any of it in. At best, there will be a brief glimpse in the build up to a live game. 

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6 hours ago, CoF said:

I'm sure they're still valuable advertising space, but Im not sure it's 'prime' space for TV. The actual coverage for TV is poor - those areas barely feature in the actual match, even touchline cameras don't tend to be wide enough to take any of it in. At best, there will be a brief glimpse in the build up to a live game. 

The stand roof was featured quite a lot on TV when Karl Ready played with us :D

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On 5/3/2021 at 7:06 PM, numpty said:

No chance the club are giving up prime telly advertising space for that, though.

maybe thats why we love hoof ball so much so everyone can see the ads on the roof.

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On 4/29/2021 at 9:45 AM, santheman said:

Personally I find them very distracting, especially being down at the pitch side as they tend to make me take my eyes off the game and focus on the advert.

I'm still getting used to the new scoreboard anyways.

Me too.  I absolutely hate them.

Must be even worse for the players.

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On 5/4/2021 at 3:24 PM, grumpy said:

The stand roof was featured quite a lot on TV when Karl Ready played with us :D

Ah! Remember the days when our two centre backs were Ready and Strong, and they weren't.

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I seen the club advertising the premium roof advertising space around the stadium on LinkedIn so there goes the slim hopes of a nice ad free roof again lol. 

Looking forward to seeing the changes around the place when we finally get to return. 

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