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Popular or poplar

Post by Liamisdoingagreatjob »

Haven’t discussed this for a while....I reckon poplar
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Re: Popular or poplar

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Popular.
It was a common (popular even!) name in the past for side terraces at quite a few football grounds.
The club confirmed it was "Popular" a couple of years ago after the debacle of the "Poplar Terrace" sign.
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I'm with Liam. I reckon Poplar, which matches the sign and the Poplar trees behind the sign.
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This is as nonsensical as discussing whether it's Haig or Haigh.
It is "popular".
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Please, not again! When I started going to HA the Pop was covered and you couldn’t see any trees. I was at KGV and I don’t remember there being trees there anyway - if they were, they weren’t prominent. It was always the Popular Side, as the late Geoff Wilde pointed out. If anybody could be bothered, a search through old Southport Visiters from the 50s and 60s would confirm.
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It is Poplar. 100%.

Honestly don't know where people get the alternative from.
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superbike999 wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:55 pm I'm with Liam. I reckon Poplar, which matches the sign and the Poplar trees behind the sign.
The sign was removed.
The sign now says "Pine tree garden maintenance stand" but they're not pine trees behind it.
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Sand74 wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:00 am It is Poplar. 100%.

Honestly don't know where people get the alternative from.
From:
"Sandgrounders-The Complete League History of Southport FC"
"The Complete Non-League History of Southport FC"
From official programmes.
From the club website.
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Unfortunately it seems this will never go away. You can call it whatever you like but it's official name, used since we first moved to ash lane in 1905 is "popular". It has been researched (to death), documented and confirmed more times than I care to mention.
If you want to read more about the history of the different grounds we have used, including detailed accounts of the changes made over the years....
https://www.southportfootballclub.co.uk/grounds/
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Not that popular with us volunteers at the moment! Weve just spent about three weeks scraping every inch of the metalwork, undercoating and now glossing. Can confirm that whatever its called its the coldest place on earth and the wind comes from 4 directions at once.😱😬
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It was always "Popular" - originating way back to distinguish it from the "grandstand" side - which most folk couldn't afford, making the other side more "popular".

Every Joe Moore report in the Southport Visiter in the sixties, at least when the Port scored or won, would include the phrase "The Popular side erupted".
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Should be called the Unpopular side now.
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Re: Popular or poplar

Post by Liamisdoingagreatjob »

Got some talking going I suppose!!

Next part of the debate;

If redeveloped when one of us wins 100 million on euromillions and gives the club a few quid to do so should the said side be;

A) terraced
B) seated
C) seats behind a terraced paddock

Further debate potential on remaining uncovered or not too in this one too...


I personally go for option C, with high stand and covered seats and a little bit of the roof overhanging a terrace paddock too. Could really enclose the ground and still retain those popular trees too.
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Liamisdoingagreatjob wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:17 pm Got some talking going I suppose!!

Next part of the debate;

If redeveloped when one of us wins 100 million on euromillions and gives the club a few quid to do so should the said side be;

A) terraced
B) seated
C) seats behind a terraced paddock

Further debate potential on remaining uncovered or not too in this one too...


I personally go for option C, with high stand and covered seats and a little bit of the roof overhanging a terrace paddock too. Could really enclose the ground and still retain those popular trees too.
I'd build this...https://fineartamerica.com/featured/swa ... ounds.html

Wonderful, isn't it? A nice bit of Brutalism. And I'd have 'Apollo Leisure' smeared all over it too, with murals of Brian Kettle and Steve Joel on either side.

It would also need a sketchy PA system and a shack that served Bovril only. Nothing else.

Oh man, I'm in heaven.
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that is wonderful
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Big Mac 1985 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:00 am
Liamisdoingagreatjob wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:17 pm Got some talking going I suppose!!

Next part of the debate;

If redeveloped when one of us wins 100 million on euromillions and gives the club a few quid to do so should the said side be;

A) terraced
B) seated
C) seats behind a terraced paddock

Further debate potential on remaining uncovered or not too in this one too...


I personally go for option C, with high stand and covered seats and a little bit of the roof overhanging a terrace paddock too. Could really enclose the ground and still retain those popular trees too.
I'd build this...https://fineartamerica.com/featured/swa ... ounds.html

Wonderful, isn't it? A nice bit of Brutalism. And I'd have 'Apollo Leisure' smeared all over it too, with murals of Brian Kettle and Steve Joel on either side.

It would also need a sketchy PA system and a shack that served Bovril only. Nothing else.

Oh man, I'm in heaven.
They don't make 'em like they used to, eh lad?

Gala Fairydean's main stand is impressively brutalist too.

https://www.reddit.com/r/brutalism/comm ... alashiels/
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Ste_B wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:30 pm
Big Mac 1985 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:00 am
Liamisdoingagreatjob wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:17 pm Got some talking going I suppose!!

Next part of the debate;

If redeveloped when one of us wins 100 million on euromillions and gives the club a few quid to do so should the said side be;

A) terraced
B) seated
C) seats behind a terraced paddock

Further debate potential on remaining uncovered or not too in this one too...


I personally go for option C, with high stand and covered seats and a little bit of the roof overhanging a terrace paddock too. Could really enclose the ground and still retain those popular trees too.
I'd build this...https://fineartamerica.com/featured/swa ... ounds.html

Wonderful, isn't it? A nice bit of Brutalism. And I'd have 'Apollo Leisure' smeared all over it too, with murals of Brian Kettle and Steve Joel on either side.

It would also need a sketchy PA system and a shack that served Bovril only. Nothing else.

Oh man, I'm in heaven.
They don't make 'em like they used to, eh lad?

Gala Fairydean's main stand is impressively brutalist too.

https://www.reddit.com/r/brutalism/comm ... alashiels/
Oh wow. That is beautiful filth. I'm in love.
Alan McDonald was more versatile than a Swiss Army knife.
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Re: Popular or poplar

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Puts me in mind of that stand at Hereford where they always put us.
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I think it should be popular purely on the basis that it used to house the gents urinals. Hope Rabbit didn't find it too disgusting during the clean-up :D
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superbike999 wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:55 pm I'm with Liam. I reckon Poplar, which matches the sign and the Poplar trees behind the sign.
The sign was wrong and while I won't embarass the person who ordered it by naming them, there was absolute disbelief when it was seen internally.

The trees are not Poplar trees.
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