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    The Big Red Thing They've Built at Old Trafford

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    Looks utterly, unbelievably dreadful to me.

    Lancashire CCC's Jim Coombes was on Sky at lunchtime today talking about it and from what he was saying the members don't like it. I'd be surprised if there are many that do.

    I'm all for modern architecture - what they've done at Lord's and the Oval is absolutely spectacular - but this is truly pants.

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    For those that haven't seen it.

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    There's only one of 'em, surely? Guess the plans to build more.

    Meh. S'alright. Not a fan but reckon it's on a par with the media centre at Lords, which I've always throught was mildly overrated and a bit incongruous with its surrounds.
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    And to add to the glory of this, those nice big blocks of red just above eye level will do wonders for fielders sighting the ball.

    Marcuss, those pics you've posted have two of these things - is one of them currently under construction?


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    Looks fine to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    And to add to the glory of this, those nice big blocks of red just above eye level will do wonders for fielders sighting the ball.

    Marcuss, those pics you've posted have two of these things - is one of them currently under construction?
    Not entirely sure. Guess one of our resident Lancs fans will be better placed to answer.

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    Well Old Trafford needed some renovating but it is fairly hideous it must be said.

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    Looks good in those pics.
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    Oh and it has a crap name.

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    Zaremba has always had a problem with modern architecture. Just another attempt at a troll imo.
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    Quite grotesque imho. Sharp squares and red paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Zaremba has always had a problem with modern architecture. Just another attempt at a troll imo.
    He'll be mentioning coracles next

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    Very Bauhaus. I think that it is the deep red colour that is most striking and probably causes most of the disquiet, though obviously they'd painted it red because of the Lancashire rose. If it was a standard cream or silver I think people would be more accepting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Not entirely sure. Guess one of our resident Lancs fans will be better placed to answer.
    Yeah they're planning to build another one on the other side of the pavilion. It was supposed to be the same size as the current monstrosity, but they haven't got enough cash for it now so it's going to be a smaller one.

    Looks hideous, just dominates the entire ground. Old Trafford was ugly enough as it was, somehow they have managed to make it even worse.

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    Looks totally naff.What a waste of money.

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