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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    I really dont think I could do it. Said as I walked away for the last time, that I would'nt go near again, and I now know I was correct to say that.

    It gets worse each time I see more has come down. I just thought it would be a way to show people the old girl coming down as the new one starts to go up
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    It gets worse each time I see more has come down. I just thought it would be a way to show people the old girl coming down as the new one starts to go up
    Good on yeh. I, and Im sure many more on here appreciate what you, and all the others do supplying these photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Good on yeh. I, and Im sure many more on here appreciate what you, and all the others do supplying these photos.

    I just think it's a good thing to do for those Saints fans who for whatever reasons are unable to see it for themselves, just like the thread about the new stadium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    A couple of new photos from today
    You must have driven past later than me because when I drove past today the roof was still intact.

    Thanks for taking the pics. Although they are sad to see, they are a valuable record.

    I didn't half miss the place on Friday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    You must have driven past later than me because when I drove past today the roof was still intact.

    Thanks for taking the pics. Although they are sad to see, they are a valuable record.

    I didn't half miss the place on Friday night.

    I drove past at 2.20pm on my way home from work, saw how it was, so I went home, got my camera and went back to take the pictures
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Yep, I felt exactly the same. If we'd have lost to Warrington at Knowsley Road I think I'd have actually cried, but Friday's game felt a bit surreal. It was like I wasn't even watching my team play at times. Even though KR was a dive, the soul of the place made it feel homely. Widnes certainly won't feel that way and the new stadium will take some getting used to.
    I can honestly say that it took 5 or 6 years of being at the City of Manchester Stadium before it started to feel like home. I'm just about ok with it and just about over Maine Road now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post




    A couple of new photos from today
    The area where I stood (the open terrace next to the stand) has cleary gone already, gutted. I was hoping that was the last to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernsaint7 View Post
    yet they still had more style and class than yourself
    They'd certainly seen more girls with their pants down than this buffoon, even the one that was only opened in the last minute of the last game at KR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    It gets worse each time I see more has come down. I just thought it would be a way to show people the old girl coming down as the new one starts to go up
    Thanks for the pics. Have made the decision to drive up on the 12th and have a look at the old girl (well what's left) before she disappears

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearTheVee View Post
    They'd certainly seen more girls with their pants down than this buffoon, even the one that was only opened in the last minute of the last game at KR.
    lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabbashaz View Post
    Thanks for the pics. Have made the decision to drive up on the 12th and have a look at the old girl (well what's left) before she disappears

    I drove past earlier and it doesn't look like any more has come down, although there was some machinery inside the ground, so you might not see too much by then
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    A few more sad photos of our beloved ground under demolition.


    Training ground pictured on Sunday 27th Feb.



    Corner of main stand taken today.



    Main stand full length. Taken today.

    This the corner that I used to enter the ground. Looks like the steps have gone and part of the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    I drove past earlier and it doesn't look like any more has come down, although there was some machinery inside the ground, so you might not see too much by then
    Just gutted I can't get up for the game on the Friday. Got quite emotional this morning, so am incorporating it with Exeter City playing at Rochdale and making a diversion via KR.

    So many memories there, luckily alot more good memories than bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabbashaz View Post
    Just gutted I can't get up for the game on the Friday. Got quite emotional this morning, so am incorporating it with Exeter City playing at Rochdale and making a diversion via KR.

    So many memories there, luckily alot more good memories than bad.

    Just hope there's enough of it left to make your visit worthwhile......although if it's looking as bad as it is now, maybe the less there is, the less emotional you'll be
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    Been going there since 1976 & just dont like these photos at all,didnt think it would bother me,but -------

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    Just hope there's enough of it left to make your visit worthwhile......although if it's looking as bad as it is now, maybe the less there is, the less emotional you'll be
    See where you're coming from. The pics have made me feel quite sad, but seeing the last lot you posted made me make the decision, would have come up this weekend, but car tax paid out last week and car insurance renewal due this week means it has to wait a week. Either way, think it will be very emotional as haven't been to KR for over a year. Feel crap that I didn't make the effort to get up more often since I moved back down south. I guess I just got caught up in stuff down here, finances got in the way and the fact I could watch alot of games on telly had a lot to do with it.

    Strange how things change. When I first got into Saints, I would break up my holiday allowance so I could come up and watch Saints play as often as I could..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabbashaz View Post
    See where you're coming from. The pics have made me feel quite sad, but seeing the last lot you posted made me make the decision, would have come up this weekend, but car tax paid out last week and car insurance renewal due this week means it has to wait a week. Either way, think it will be very emotional as haven't been to KR for over a year. Feel crap that I didn't make the effort to get up more often since I moved back down south. I guess I just got caught up in stuff down here, finances got in the way and the fact I could watch alot of games on telly had a lot to do with it.

    Strange how things change. When I first got into Saints, I would break up my holiday allowance so I could come up and watch Saints play as often as I could..........

    Well i'm off work for 10 of the next 12 days, so i'll be popping up there a few times to take more updated pics to keep you going until you're able to see things for yourself
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Isn't it strange how thinking if that was the church you were christened, married,children christened in and buried relatives in, that I don't think it would be anywhere near as sad as it is looking at KR coming down. Ooh don't know were that came from. Sorry

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    Drove past today after lunch and half the roof was down on the Hattons Stand. I should imagine by now all the roof will be down. I have taken some pictures and will upload them if they look ok. It was tricky taking them as the sun was in totally the wrong place! Two other people were also taking photos at the same time as me. It was a sad sight to behold (the demolition, not the two other people taking photos!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Drove past today after lunch and half the roof was down on the Hattons Stand. I should imagine by now all the roof will be down. I have taken some pictures and will upload them if they look ok. It was tricky taking them as the sun was in totally the wrong place! Two other people were also taking photos at the same time as me. It was a sad sight to behold (the demolition, not the two other people taking photos!).

    One of those 2 others wasn't wearing a black away shirt from a few years ago was he ?
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    Well i'm off work for 10 of the next 12 days, so i'll be popping up there a few times to take more updated pics to keep you going until you're able to see things for yourself
    Thanks, it's really appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabbashaz View Post
    Thanks, it's really appreciated

    I like to help out whenever I can
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    Most of the roof on the main stand gone today,just one section left with a floodlight pylon still intact

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    Taken this afternoon
    KNOWSLEY ROAD 1890-2010. A part of history soon to be no more...the place that meant so much to so many people. Farewell old lady, forever in our hearts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints-Crusaders View Post
    Taken this afternoon
    Are you male or female? And did you have a black camera with a zoom lens? I'm not stalking you; just trying to figure out whether you were one of the two people I chatted with at the site today!

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