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Standing at a match.

Postby rbt2 » 14 Dec 2012, 23:59

Now you always do this at an away match.
It's the done thing.
But it is getting more prevalent at home games.
For example, a couple of weeks ago, we had our most hated rivals, Brighton, at home.
Everyone was standing. Even the 'fuddy duddys' in the Main Stand!
The atmosphere was all the better for it but with the recent findings of Hillsborough and certain crowd disturbances, standing at games has It's detractors.
I am all for standing at games as it makes for a better atmosphere.
Wadda bout youse?
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby rbt2 » 15 Dec 2012, 00:06

I ask this question of any football fan.
Whether you go to games or not.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby EighteenSky » 15 Dec 2012, 18:54

I see no reason why it shouldn't be allowed. Hillsborough was an exceptional circumstance (too many people allowed in according to my Dad). It's much safer now anyway.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby Reegeee » 15 Dec 2012, 19:12

Standing is a lot better at the footy. I hardly go anymore cos
1/ I'm just not paying the price so nonces can get paid a bloody fortune for kicking a ball and
2/ To p**s rbt off.

I've not even bothered going so far this year which is a scandal really. I was only a little lad when you could stand but it did feel better then. It sort of feels like going the pictures now.

I would go and watch Burscough sometimes and I preferred that cos there was a pub attached to the ground and there was more banter in the stands. And you could stand too which most did.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby El Mag » 15 Dec 2012, 19:17

I'll be standing at the Stags vs Liverpool FA cup game.

Well I say standing, actually it'll be climbing up on the roof of DW sports just across from it and watching from there.
Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby Bambis Dad » 15 Dec 2012, 19:47

It has been a long standing tradition at Sunderland. The players on the pitch have also joined the last season.
Childhood pictures redeem, clean and so serene
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby rbt2 » 15 Dec 2012, 19:54

Bambis Dad wrote:It has been a long standing tradition at Sunderland. The players on the pitch have also joined the last season.

:lol:
I took me and me boy to Cardiff away a coupla seasons ago when they played at Ninian Park.
There was terracing along with seats.
I told him that we had to have terracing so he could see what it was like in 'the old days.'
After about 10 minutes I got the f**king complaining.
Like muvva like son really....'me feet hurt...I wanna sit down......'
f**king hell!
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby Barry316 » 15 Dec 2012, 19:55

I'm torn between laughing at that or softly nodding in agreement and muttering something about John O'Shea.
Death to Ming!
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby treesmurf 11 » 17 Dec 2012, 00:43

It's strange that it should but standing really makes a huge difference, at City there seems to be certain sections where nobody hardly ever stands, I usually sit (well, stand) in one of the standing sections but when I've had tickets elsewhere where everyone sits and it just feels so boring and that half the people there would be more comfortable watching on TV.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby shellster2 » 17 Dec 2012, 11:59

when i were a lad i loved nothing more than going to watch Leicester on a wednesday night, standing in pen 2. the rush forwards of people when we scored was brilliant fun. I always stood with a bar behind me so some big fat c**t didn't squash me.

on the downside, but depends how you look at it, there were quite a few instances of people standing and pissing during the game. mainly from friends of mine i have to admit! one bloke in front of us was wearing a very nice camel coat in a game against Middlesbrough I think it was and my mate p**sed down the back of it. the bloke was none the wiser. disgusting yes, but funny as f**k as well. unless you were the man getting p**sed on.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby rbt2 » 17 Dec 2012, 20:20

shellster2 wrote:when i were a lad i loved nothing more than going to watch Leicester on a wednesday night, standing in pen 2. the rush forwards of people when we scored was brilliant fun. I always stood with a bar behind me so some big fat c**t didn't squash me.

on the downside, but depends how you look at it, there were quite a few instances of people standing and pissing during the game. mainly from friends of mine i have to admit! one bloke in front of us was wearing a very nice camel coat in a game against Middlesbrough I think it was and my mate p**sed down the back of it. the bloke was none the wiser. disgusting yes, but funny as f**k as well. unless you were the man getting p**sed on.

Yeah the surges were great.
A bit scary though.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby treesmurf 11 » 18 Dec 2012, 02:29

Apparently City are gonna trial safe standing sections if the FA allow, good news.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby rbt2 » 18 Dec 2012, 18:20

treesmurf 11 wrote:Apparently City are gonna trial safe standing sections if the FA allow, good news.

I'm sure your lot are as It's harder to throw coins or flares when you're sat down.
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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby Samildanach » 18 Dec 2012, 23:48

This is Hunky Dory's Park. It has a capacity of 5,400 of which 200 is seating. It also has rusted galvanised metal as a roof. And slates on the clubhouse that has been there at least 30 years. Standing at a match?! Ha!! Semi Pro ftw!! :lol:

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Re: Standing at a match.

Postby treesmurf 11 » 19 Dec 2012, 01:21

rbt2 wrote:
treesmurf 11 wrote:Apparently City are gonna trial safe standing sections if the FA allow, good news.

I'm sure your lot are as It's harder to throw coins or flares when you're sat down.
:P

Clearly just as hard standing up, all those coins thrown and not one person hit that fat f**ker. :x
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