Jump to content
The Dark Blues

islaydarkblue

Member
  • Content Count

    6,529
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

islaydarkblue last won the day on 4 November 2018

islaydarkblue had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

959 Excellent

About islaydarkblue

  • Rank
    Commander
  • Birthday 21/11/1953

Profile Information

  • Bio
    Retired Bank employee.
  • Interests
    Dundee FC and politics

Recent Profile Visitors

991 profile views
  1. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Thank you for your expert knowledge. We will just have to wait until the final drawings are produced and submitted to the Dundee City Council planning department.
  2. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    The drawings posted by dblair are not a very rough outline drawing but professionally produced drawings. It will be interesting to see the final drawings when the plans are submitted for planning permission to Dundee City Council.
  3. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Unlike some people I am prepared to avoid the obvious problems which will happen if this planning application is passed with only one road in and an even narrower road out of the proposed new stadium car parks. Looking at the plans provided by dblair they are trying to squeeze the only access and separate departure road into the previous main entrance from the Kingsway (A90) to the NCR Camperdown factory and grounds.
  4. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Hi Ricky, For the sake of all the vehicle drivers planning to use the car parks at the new stadium development I hope that you are correct. The various agencies are great ones for saying ‘We expected teething problems but not on this scale’. We just have to hope that Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council are ‘on the ball’ but I do not hold out much hope as far as Transport Scotland are concerned.
  5. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Hi dblair, I would like to thank you for enclosing the plans for the new stadium development and highlighting the proposed entry and departure roads to the car parks. The plans show only one single carriageway road into the new stadium development and only one single carriageway road for all vehicles exiting the stadium car parks. This means that everyone attempting to park in the car parks will have to use the Myrekirk roundabout which is a busy roundabout and is currently controlled by traffic lights. Supporters travelling to park in the car parks at the new stadium development from the Broughty Ferry end of Dundee will have to drive along the A90 (Kingsway) down to the Myrekirk roundabout and return up the A90 to the new stadium. I can foresee chaos on the A90 as supporters are sitting in the cars queuing up to drive round the Myrekirk roundabout with the game about to or having already started. In my opinion this will be nothing compared to what will happen at the end of the game when every vehicle driver attempts to leave the stadium car parks at the same time. A new stadium is a good idea on a suitable site where it can be easily accessed from all directions but in my opinion the site at the former NCR Camperdown grounds is the wrong place for a new 15,000 seater stadium.
  6. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    According to the article Dundee FC abandoned plans to use the new facility as a permanent training base in December 2016.
  7. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Not exactly. Islay GC 0 - Dundee FC 1
  8. islaydarkblue

    John Nelms

    Hi bp33, Thank you for informative reply. From memory there has not been an Open Day at Dens since May 2012 while our main competitors across the road appear to have a Fans Open Day every year. The young kids v the first team was as a result of the Club’s main sponsor being involved. I do not have any kids but in my opinion the Christmas party should be held on a Sunday afternoon in December not on a school day evening which would allow all Junior Dark Blues members the opportunity of attending not just those living in Dundee. There used to be Q and A’s when Scot Gardiner was the Chief Executive. I attended one where Scot Gardiner explained everything that was going on ‘behind the scenes’ and after a short interval there was a Q and A section. It was interesting to hear everything that was going on at Dens which the average supporter knew nothing about. My wife attended at the last Sponsors Dinner which was held in the Invercarse Hotel last October and John Nelms was not there. The point of selling season tickets with a 5% discount at the Fans Open Day is to try to encourage people who had not considered purchasing a season ticket to buy one. They think they are getting a bargain and they might continue purchasing a season ticket in future years. In my opinion the management at Dens need to think ‘outside of the box’ because the supporters at Dens are getting very restless especially with the poor fare on offer this season and several season ticket holders have publically stated on forums that they will not be renewing their season ticket for next season.
  9. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    According to the enclosed information Dayton Drive is part of the leisure complex and it is a dead end. https://dundee.cylex-uk.co.uk/map/dayton drive.html On a Sunday evening last summer I took a drive along Dayton Drive to see where is finished. I had to make a three point turn when Dayton Drive became a dead end. Dayton Drive is not in a delapidated state and it is used a service road for the various business in leisure complex beside the ice rink. Deyton Drive becomes a footpath a distance before it reaches the boundary fence of the leisure complex and the new stadium development. One thing is certain I will not be parking my car in the new car park when the new stadium is built. I will either take public transport or stay at home and watch the up to date score on TV.
  10. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    I used to play golf but I gave up because of early starts and my main bugbear slow play.
  11. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Hi dblair, Last July I parked my car in the car park beside the ice rink and walked over to read the Development Land For Sale sign from inside the exsisting boundary fence. I had to clamber through overgrown trees but the existing road to the main entrance of NCR Camperdown is still there. The overgrown state might account for the fact that you could not see it on Google Map Satellite View.
  12. islaydarkblue

    John Nelms

    I am certain that this information has previously been posted on one of the forums as there was a great outcry at the time. The accounts on the Companies House website are of little use as they do not provide much useful information.
  13. islaydarkblue

    The New Stadium Thread

    Hi dblair, I am sorry to disappoint you but the road you highlight was the road to main entrance of NCR Camperdown. My wife confirms this as she is a retired NCR employee and can remember the NCR Camperdown factory as she was often in it.
  14. islaydarkblue

    John Nelms

    Hi BCG. Thank you. John Nelms is listed as a director of Dundee Football Club Limited.
  15. islaydarkblue

    John Nelms

    Hi bp33. I would have thought that was patently obvious. Dundee supporters and particularly young Dundee supporters want to meet the players at a Fans Open Day. No doubt you will say that Junior Dark Blues members can meet the players at the annual Christmas party but the numbers for that party are limited. Out of town Junior Dark Blues members are no longer able to attend as the party is now held at about 4.30pm on a school day. It used to be held on a Sunday afternoon which gave the out of town members the opportunity to attend. I would have thought that a discount for people attending the Open Day of 5% on the full price of a season ticket would be a good ideal Annual Q and A with supporters. AGM for shareholders. Attending the Sponsors Dinner. I am sure that posters have other suggestions.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.