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Im the North bank , Im the North bank.......

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Some sense at last. Clock end north bank , east and west to return.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528, ... 06,00.html

Arsenal to bring back Clock End
Icon to return inside new ground
Last updated: 2nd March 2010

Clock End: Previously at Highbury

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has confirmed the club will be reintroducing the legendary 'Clock End'.

The Clock End stood at Highbury for over 70 years until Arsenal's move to Emirates Stadium in 2006.

Upon leaving Highbury, the clock - first introduced in the 1930s - was assembled outside the new stadium.

But now the club are planning to put it back inside the ground overlooking the pitch.

"We want to bring the clock back into the stadium and we will move back to having a Clock End, North Bank and East and West Stands," Gazidis told the Daily Telegraph.

"We want to make sure it is the best stadium in the world, five, 10 and 15 years from now.

"We want to make it not just a technological marvel but a place that our fans can feel the traditions of the club."

Gazidis also brushed off speculation about Cesc Fabregas, insisting it was merely down to club elections at both Barcelona and Real Madrid.

"There is a [presidential] electoral cycle that happens at Barcelona and at Real Madrid and every time they go though the cycle there are a group of players that end up filling the column inches," he insisted.

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Good news

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Fucking excellent news :barscarf:

Well done Mr Gazidis, nice to see common sense has prevailed!

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Post by Basil is a Gooner »

Well played Ivan!

Wheres your quadrants gone, wheres your quadrants gone....... :barscarf:
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Post by Chips and Chocolate »

That should have been done 4 years ago... Still that's good news :barscarf:

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"I'm the North bank - East Corner! the north......"

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Post by 1989 »

Really really good news!!

Does anyone know what side of the stadium will be the North Bank?

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Should be the one opposite the away fans, see other thread 8)

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1989 wrote:Really really good news!!

Does anyone know what side of the stadium will be the North Bank?
The one that is opposite the clock and geographically in the north. :-P :lol:

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Post by digger »

I find it nuts that we've played there for four years and people don't know where the North of the ground is.... :D

If you go to a lunchtime kick off, and find that the sun is in your eyes the whole time... you're probably in the North Bank.... :lol:

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Post by 1989 »

Cheers Sutch and Boomer! 8)

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1989 wrote:Cheers Sutch and Boomer! 8)
Pleasure! :lol:

If it helps ease the pain, embarrashment or total humiliation :lol: :wink: I don't know where I am.
But thats only because at Arsenal Stadium you had four unattached stands. Now it's a bowl so where is the divids between stands? :?:

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Post by lagerisgood1981 »

Great news!!

Hopefully the new Clock End will be a good as the old one .......

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Post by Boomer »

lagerisgood1981 wrote:Great news!!

Hopefully the new Clock End will be a good as the old one .......
Doubt it, quite a few children over there as the FE is in the one corner and in the other are the away fans.
Looking at the seating plan, for a typical game (depending on the usual away allocation being taken) The Clock end would only constist of 4 blocks

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