Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby jayramfootball » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:05 pm

Simple answer - no.
We went backwards and are no closer to competing for top players than we were at Highbury - in fact further away.
Plus the stadium is a truly awful place to be if you are interested in any kind of atmosphere.
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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby StLGooner » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:11 pm

We may never know really. If we stayed, who's to say it wouldn't be worse than it is now? It's all speculation.
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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby EliteKiller » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:47 pm

jayramfootball wrote:Simple answer - no.
We went backwards and are no closer to competing for top players than we were at Highbury - in fact further away.
Plus the stadium is a truly awful place to be if you are interested in any kind of atmosphere.


If we'd stayed we would be a West Ham, Fulham, Crystal Palace operation .... probably with similar results ....

Biggest 3 club stadiums in the EPL (without Emirates) City, Utd, Liverpool ... top three teams? probably the same three ...

Highbury would have had us down with Everton, M'boro, A.Villa, Leeds, Sheff Wed on capacity .... you can't say for sure but I reckon it's a pretty safe bet the football would have been nearer that level as well .....

To compete you need a big stadium to attract the big money, then an owner who gets a great manager, then gives him the cash to buy great players ... it's not rocket science it's football .....
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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby Sims » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:49 pm

Anyone who says no is categorically brain damaged
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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby Marsbar100 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 pm

TBH all that matters is having a filthy rich ambitious owner now, the mistake was not getting usmanov, we would be 100 times better with usmanov at highbury than kroenke at emirates, that's life

For self sustainable model it was the right decision though
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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby DiamondGooner » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:21 am

jayramfootball wrote:Simple answer - no.
We went backwards and are no closer to competing for top players than we were at Highbury - in fact further away.
Plus the stadium is a truly awful place to be if you are interested in any kind of atmosphere.


We wouldn't have survived as a top club if we hadn't of moved though.

Considering we have a self sustaining model, players got more expensive, sugar daddy owners made it even worse.

We were a better club and team back then but that wouldn't of carried on through till today any different, Wenger would still of been in charge, players would of left etc.

Tottenham moved for the same reasons.

We needed a bigger stadium, end of.
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Re: Was building a new stadium the right move for Arsenal?

Postby LMAO » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:48 am

Sims wrote:Anyone who says no is categorically brain damaged
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