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(Some Guy)   Chelsea want to turn Battersea Power Station into a football stadium. Yeah right, that will happen when pigs fly   (chelseafc.com) divider line 34
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702 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 May 2012 at 8:47 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-05-05 05:37:50 PM  
Pinko
 
2012-05-05 06:18:38 PM  
Home of the 2024 World Series.

/plays geek card smugly
 
2012-05-05 08:53:41 PM  
Our Sounders would love to play there.
 
2012-05-05 09:04:22 PM  
Nice, Subby.
 
2012-05-05 09:09:51 PM  
you gotta be crazy!
 
2012-05-05 09:16:46 PM  
Do you like me my pig?
He's a big pig, but he's not a very nice pig!
 
2012-05-05 09:17:22 PM  
sigh. Nice proofing there ace
 
2012-05-05 09:21:34 PM  
Where are we going to keep the world's artistic treasures, then?
 
2012-05-05 09:24:02 PM  
Ha ha, charade you are.
 
2012-05-05 10:05:59 PM  
I just wanted to say how much I love this headline (a lot. I love it a lot). :D Well played, subby.

/insert clever reference here
//too tired to do it myself :)
 
2012-05-05 10:07:33 PM  
Will their bid be successful?

Or will it be dragged down by the stone?

/The stone
//stone
///stone..
 
2012-05-05 10:28:21 PM  
I agree. This headline is funny.
 
2012-05-05 10:43:42 PM  
Is that so they can watch all the players zig zag their way through the boredom and pain?
 
2012-05-05 10:54:05 PM  
Why would they leave Stamford Bridge and 8 years of history?
 
2012-05-05 11:06:54 PM  
The odds of them moving have to be close to nil. Weird ancient contracts pretty much guarantee that they're going to stay at Stamford Bridge or lose the ability to call themselves Chelsea... so, yeah, I'd bet that they're going to stay put.
 
2012-05-05 11:43:40 PM  

meanmutton: The odds of them moving have to be close to nil. Weird ancient contracts pretty much guarantee that they're going to stay at Stamford Bridge or lose the ability to call themselves Chelsea... so, yeah, I'd bet that they're going to stay put.


They're trying to buy that contract out, apparently.
 
2012-05-06 12:07:56 AM  
For the youngsters, from Pink Floyd's "Animals" album:

files.sydbarrettpinkfloyd.com

That stadium's going to look like Yankee Stadium on roids.
 
2012-05-06 12:18:53 AM  
About time they got their arses out of Fulham.
 
2012-05-06 12:21:02 AM  
Love the Pink Floyd references, it's my favorite Floyd album, maaaaaan and Gilmour's solo at the end of Pigs (3 Different Ones) my favorite of his.

I was wondering how they would fit a football stadium in to that building but in this article, the picture taken from above shows a big hole in the four sides, they could knock the two sides not holding up the stacks down and build it there.
 
2012-05-06 12:34:36 AM  
Nicely done, subs.
 
2012-05-06 01:01:43 AM  
i291.photobucket.com


I think you overestimate their chances
 
2012-05-06 01:14:19 AM  
I recall traveling by that on the way from LHR to London and thinking "Oh, that's actually a real building? Cool!"
 
2012-05-06 02:27:20 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Home of the 2024 World Series.

/plays geek card smugly


Go Kings!
 
mjg
2012-05-06 04:35:47 AM  
www.mirror.co.uk
 
2012-05-06 08:15:57 AM  

DrBear: For the youngsters, from Pink Floyd's "Animals" album:

[files.sydbarrettpinkfloyd.com image 640x643]

That stadium's going to look like Yankee Stadium on roids.


Also for the youngsters: Bizarrely, they actually floated an inflatable pig over the building to create that picture rather than just compositing the thing in Photoshop.

Twice.
 
2012-05-06 10:00:36 AM  
TOURE!
yayayayayaya
 
2012-05-06 10:50:19 AM  
Following feedback from fans, our initial plans include a 15,000-all seated one-tier stand behind the south goal, likely to be the biggest one-tier stand in football.

The biggest, one-tier all-seater. Yawn
 
2012-05-06 11:29:17 AM  

czetie: Twice.


That's not even the best part of the story... cut/pasting from the wikipedia:

Plans were made to fly the forty-foot, helium-filled balloon over Battersea Power Station on the first day's photo-shoot, with a marksman prepared to shoot the pig down if it broke free. However, the pig was not launched.
On the second day, the marksman wasn't present because no one had told him to return, and the pig broke free due to a strong gust of wind on the third day, gaining a lot of press coverage. It disappeared from sight within five minutes, and was spotted by airline pilots at thirty thousand feet in the air.[3] Flights at Heathrow Airport were cancelled as the huge inflatable pig flew through the path of aircraft, eastwards from Britain and out over the English Channel, finally landing on a rural farm in Kent that night.[3]
The pig was recovered and repaired for the resumption of photography for the album cover, but unfortunately the sky was cloudless and blue, thus "boring". However, the pictures of the sky from the first day were suitable; eventually, the album cover was created using a composite of photos from the first and third days.[4]
The pig that was originally floated above Battersea Power Station was called "Algie"


Cracks me up.. cheers
 
2012-05-06 11:41:30 AM  

Cajnik: Following feedback from fans, our initial plans include a 15,000-all seated one-tier stand behind the south goal, likely to be the biggest one-tier stand in football.

The biggest, one-tier all-seater. Yawn


Double yawn (during the 1994 World Cup here in the good old USofA)

www.cdchivasusa.com
 
2012-05-06 03:32:51 PM  
That would be cool.
 
2012-05-06 03:33:39 PM  

DrBear: Cajnik: Following feedback from fans, our initial plans include a 15,000-all seated one-tier stand behind the south goal, likely to be the biggest one-tier stand in football.

The biggest, one-tier all-seater. Yawn

Double yawn (during the 1994 World Cup here in the good old USofA)

[www.cdchivasusa.com image 620x350]


i was there, more to the top behind the colombia goal in the 2nd half
 
2012-05-06 08:02:24 PM  

wjllope: czetie: Twice.

That's not even the best part of the story... cut/pasting from the wikipedia:

Plans were made to fly the forty-foot, helium-filled balloon over Battersea Power Station on the first day's photo-shoot, with a marksman prepared to shoot the pig down if it broke free. However, the pig was not launched.
On the second day, the marksman wasn't present because no one had told him to return, and the pig broke free due to a strong gust of wind on the third day, gaining a lot of press coverage. It disappeared from sight within five minutes, and was spotted by airline pilots at thirty thousand feet in the air.[3] Flights at Heathrow Airport were cancelled as the huge inflatable pig flew through the path of aircraft, eastwards from Britain and out over the English Channel, finally landing on a rural farm in Kent that night.[3]
The pig was recovered and repaired for the resumption of photography for the album cover, but unfortunately the sky was cloudless and blue, thus "boring". However, the pictures of the sky from the first day were suitable; eventually, the album cover was created using a composite of photos from the first and third days.[4]
The pig that was originally floated above Battersea Power Station was called "Algie"

Cracks me up.. cheers


That's hilarious. I think I remember hearing/reading something about some technical difficulties, but I didn't remember that part, lol. Awesome. :)

picodenico: Nicely done, subs.


Pico!!!! :D
 
2012-05-07 12:45:44 AM  

picodenico: Nicely done, subs.


wow, missed a footie thread input from you.....
 
2012-05-07 06:33:48 AM  

Jamdug!: That would be cool.


i think it would have been cooler if the fa had placed the replacement for wembley at the battersea power station. now that would have been an awesome looking national stadium. then everyone in england could enjoy the stadium rather than hating it because it's chelsea's. oh and they wouldn't have had to tear down the twin towers of old wembley.
 
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