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PostSubject: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:46 pm

The earliest photo of the 'stadium of fingers' (c1978)



The most recent photo of the stadium of fingers (c last week...)

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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:57 pm

Keep 'em coming bud...Best Stadium in the World cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:48 am

Love it!

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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:35 am

excellent stadium more photos please


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:33 pm

spudski wrote:
Keep 'em coming bud...Best Stadium in the World cheers

Can't have put it any better, mate Wink Always leaves me speechless Smile Can't ever see this being topped. It is unrivalled cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:13 am

Thats really excellent !
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:06 pm

I fell in love as soon as I have seen on Flickr in 2006


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:31 pm

That takes me back a bit!

That was this pic, just before I played the 2006 World Cup Final with my Dad (Italy v France)



Things have changed a bit since then...

Initial set-up in the new location (without the camera and screen wired up)



With the cam and screen...



I will have to do an updated picture from the same angle as the first 2 and post it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:57 am

Don't forget all the brickwork Steve, and i'm sure some of the lads would be interested in seeing your Subbuteo room and stained glass window.

The Subbuteo Cathedral of Fingers...has a ring to it mate Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:52 am

There you go spudder - 134 pics taken over a period of 18 months showing how things came together! Cool
Quite a few with a little story behind them (for example, having to respond to Gullseye's suggestion of winching up the beer and pies from the 'old shops'! Shocked Laughing

Either a quick glance through the 'picture board'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21867275@N00/sets/72157627069131214/

Or settle down with a glass of pinotage for the slideshow...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21867275@N00/sets/72157627069131214/show/

So when are the Lionhearts coming over for an oldsubbuteo experience?! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:16 am

Suggest it at the next meet mate... I'm sure there will be many takers. Settling down with a Blackthorn i'm afraid...When in Rome Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:27 am

cheers cheers Absolutely fantastic Steve , excellent set of pictures , still love the one of "the lads " checking out the exterior Laughing
Would love a game or 10 in that stadium mate , bring it on Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:04 am

I have just viewed the slideshow. What a truly wonderful experience of total bonkerness it was. The Subbuteo Room, sorry Cathedral (stained glass windows !) is superb. I would like some of those glass cabinets.

Nice to see you took up my suggestion re The Great Wall of Fingers. Although I do feel guilty about that poor bloke on winching duty. Was it punishment for missing a penalty in his last match?
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:33 pm

just watched the slide show - absolutely bloody marvellous - so many favourites
the bus of ken bailys - the cameo scenes in the cupboards, the goodyear blimp - the list goes on

& the best thing is we can all use the slideshow - the next time our significant others think we are getting out of hand with our obsession, we can show them this...... " Oh no love, it could get much much worse, take a look...."
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:46 pm

Cheers chaps! Must get a date sorted sometime...
Also, I ought to give some context to the various pics in time. For example, one of the 'cameo scenes' is a game of 'Wembley; the ball in the paste bucket is a missed goal attempt playing Adam (in the first ever game in the new room), and a couple of the stained glass window scenes are pics of members of the oldsubbuteo community (Ottiko, fabio, fafao, and also Roberto - which when you consider they will always be looking over the stadium of fingers, is quite poignant really)

Hey spud, hark at ee with your 'when in Brissle'! You enjoy that proper Blackthorn, mind! Ooh aargh ooh argh aay! etc. etc.

NB Gullers, the units are from Ikea:
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/search/?query=traby
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:39 pm

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a couple of the stained glass window scenes are pics of members of the oldsubbuteo community (Ottiko, fabio, fafao, and also Roberto - which when you consider they will always be looking over the stadium of fingers, is quite poignant really)

end claudio jocolor


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:47 am

Proper Job.... Wink Laughing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fF8SvRRqF8
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:09 am

Incredible, Steve!
This is inspirational. Keep the photos coming!
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:24 pm

Really, truly stunning......
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:29 pm

that is truely amazing steve Very Happy
the time you have put into this is unreal
as the other guys have said this is THE subbuteo stadium king


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:19 pm

Magical!

Love the whole concept of the Subbuteo room, etc..


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:46 pm

..claudio.. wrote:
fingers wrote:
a couple of the stained glass window scenes are pics of members of the oldsubbuteo community (Ottiko, fabio, fafao, and also Roberto - which when you consider they will always be looking over the stadium of fingers, is quite poignant really)

and claudio jocolor

Ok claudio, and you! Laughing
I've just checked, and you're all over the room! Shocked Laughing










And don't forget this one in the stadium...!

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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 pm

Is that a book you have written Fingers ? Is it titled 'Fingers Old Subbuteo Fables'.
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:55 am

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And don't forget this one in the stadium...!


This is the thing I'm proudest of all.
To you it may seem a silly thing, but it is a gesture that I appreciated so huge, SoF is the most beautiful stadium in the world and the child-Claudio is part of it!
I love Steve and I love his stadium, literally.


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:54 am

But that's what the stadium is for claudio - the silent voice communicating to the child within...

Hey Gullers, the book is 'Teenage Flicks', published in 2008. Paul Willets (author) and Andi Sapey (photographer) spent an afternoon immersed in the Stadium of Fingers to get photos for their book, which is essentially a selection of subbuteoic reminiscences from a bunch of old boys.



Large, readable version...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2984608809_d8e03803ba_o.jpg

The pics they were particularly interested in were the models of 'the oldsubbuteosti'.









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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:03 am

il subbuteosti sono favolosi. I'm so awe struck I've started talking italian ! Brilliant, Fingers only you could have thought of making models of them. cheers I love all these stories attached to every corner. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:08 am

BRILLIANT! Nice touch.
Love it, Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:53 am

this is fantastic stuff steve


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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:37 am

Frankly, the entire thread is mind blowing...Incredible stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Stadium of fingers - 34 years old   Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:14 am

Fantastic idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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