I was told many years ago, when the ground was being built, that they deliberately put the away fans in that corner because that was the part of the ground that got the most sun.
There’s not much Union FS can do about what happens on the pitch.Atmosphere at the Spurs game last night was excellent Fans getting behind the side
when the Going got tough However there was a lot of action happening
Having 700 passes and having to wait till the 93rd minute for a shot on target
don’t seem the receipe for a great atmosphere and this sort of stuff has been going on
I couldn't disagree more.Given the away fans were in that end of the ground it would be perfect to have the Kop at that end.
The club would never have that though. Too much of a chance of flashpoints post game.
How have other clubs introduced it?I agree with you especially about the standing part. Other clubs have whole ends now as safe standing. For some reason they just don’t want it here.
We try Kev but agree and never known so many shouts of sit down even when there’s a break in play.
Yeah, who wouldn't want to rush over there to be told to sit down.It’s pointless having singers in the corner of SK1 need to all join up with L1 and other side of away fans
I get where you're coming from but I see it from what we've had before. In the 70s the away support was in the Filbert Street/pop side corner. When it was moved SK1 (1978?) to my young ears the singing and volume from our Koppites improved. During the resurgence under Jock you couldn't feel the terracing under your feet in SK2 and SK3 was the same a lot of the time.I couldn't disagree more.
Would Liverpool want to move their Kop to be next to the away fans
Would the same happen at Old Trafford, Goodison, St James Park, White Hart Lane, Villa Park or even at Selhurst
To have to move to next to away fans to create 'atmosphere' in my view makes us look small fry.
The problem we have is what other new stadiums have encountered - singers become scattered and it takes years to sort out.
Making the back of the kop safe standing would be the first step, moving UFS to the centre of the kop would be the second step - giving incentives to season ticket holders currently occupying that area, who don't neither want to stand or sing, to move seats would be the third. And perhaps having cheaper seating there for under 20s would be the fourth.
It needs the club to realise what a vibrant home end looks like, the advantage of gives the team and to embrace that and make appropriate changes.
I thought it was a dreadful decision by the club to hand over part of the kop to visiting fans.I get where you're coming from but I see it from what we've had before. In the 70s the away support was in the Filbert Street/pop side corner. When it was moved SK1 (1978?) to my young ears the singing and volume from our Koppites improved. During the resurgence under Jock you couldn't feel the terracing under your feet in SK2 and SK3 was the same a lot of the time.
Yes you're right on that. This continued until the Oxford Tony James game in 91 when the whole Kop was ours again. Maybe the real issue is standing, rather than location in the ground.I thought it was a dreadful decision by the club to hand over part of the kop to visiting fans.
Made worse by the fact that when games were televised, because of the position of the cameras viewers got to see more of the visiting fans than Leicester fans in the kop.
Just started teaching my daughter Abigale the words to WYS. She will be joining you all soon to belt it out! BLUE ARMY!I wish I could be more positive but you appear boxed in
In the short term very few different supporters will be located near you
than what are now
The demographics are against you I don’t see many clubs with an older
or family based fan set up
For example Leeds the other night seemed predominately male in the
18-35 bracket , compare that to our away fanbase
On a positive note the singing of WYS seems to be improving and although
a small step forward it is positive