They wanted fans sitting down in the stadia so that the armchair fans wouldn't feel they were missing out on the match day experience of standing.
I like to think I work hard so I can pay to go to the football (which I find quite exciting) and stand, while having the option of a seat.
Were we supposed to get a new head of recruitment this week?
Announcement this week according to recent Rob Couhig interview along with new kit revealed ( seems like something on this happening today)
Bloody hell, @Malone - that’s rich ! Particularly as I was explaining in the post you’ve quoted why the comments about away end terraces and a tiered (?) terrace at Cheltenham in front of a seated area were irrelevant to the situation described yesterday by @Blue_since_1990
When does the football start again?
I wanted to add by means of editing (but it wouldn’t let me for some reason) that you’ve probably been having a bad day at the office and/or got out of bed on the wrong side at some ungodly hour.
If any of that is true I’m ready to forgive the inaccuracy of your point and also the uncharacteristic sarcasm about my comment re standing in a chair which was, I thought, an innocuous (if feeble) jest.
Even tho it should technically be in Scotland??
If only. I think I’ll step aside for a while. I believe doing so proved beneficial to your good self ?
Can you explain further?😋
Relax bossman, clearly the use of smiley faces to indicate "in jest" comments can be missed on here.
Enjoy the spell with no footy.
Simply beyond parody,.
Oh yes. After a period of being Gasroomed out, I trekked to the Himalayas and sought out quiet contemplation and enlightenment, before I felt I was strong enough to just watch the footballing and not engage with some of the (it seemed to me) hysterical negativity of some and could return to being facetious rather than engaging in a proper debate and to get on @eric_plant 's last nerve. Worth a try @micra but you'll end up coming back.
Big mistake letting the old one go before finding a new one....
It's impossible to parody tories, they're exactly what everyone thinks they are.
As Dave Spart might say:
It is totally and utterly unacceptable that the traditional working class sport of football has been taken over by the bloated capitalist billionaire club owners, propped up by their lickspittle lackeys, the so-called middle classes, aka working class traitors. Look at any old photographs of football matches from the 1920s and 30s, and you will see that the stands all round the ground are filled with the workers who produce the wealth of this country, standing in their huddled masses on terraces, with their cloth caps and rattles. Compare that with today's grounds, with comfortable seats, executive boxes, and prawn sandwiches. The people who now sit in those seats may as well be watching a class-ridden pastime at Twickenham. This is a totally and utterly unacceptable state of affairs, brought about largely by Thatcher and the fascists who succeeded her (Blair, Brown, Cameron, May and Johnson) whose agenda is to suppress and disenfranchise the working classes, for the benefit of their Eton-educated chinless wonder bum chums. We call upon the Government to immediately nationalise, without compensation, all football clubs in the top 10 tiers of English football, and to redistribute the shares in those clubs to their true supporters, namely the working classes, which excludes anyone earning above the so-called minimum wage. The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2022 must now be repealed, and all stadia must now rip out all seats, and convert the stands to terraces for standing spectators only. Clubs should be encouraged to maintain a supply of cloth caps and wooden rattles in their shops, to facilitate the return of the game to its working class roots, and away from the far right-wing hyenas who (contd. p94)
I love standing by the dugouts for a professional football match. You can see and hear so much of what is going on in the technical areas which fascinates me as a lower level coach. Especially at Adams Parks where you are so close to them. So it’s each to their own I guess.
The stand at Portsmouth opposite the dugouts was fantastic years ago, top tier seating and lower tier terrace.
The crazed ramblings of a mad man.
That was kind of the whole point of it.
Were you really accused of being facetious rather than engaging in proper debate?
Forgive me for being too dense to see what the point you were trying to make in the context of the debate about having the right choose between seated and standing accommodation at football grounds that has come up in this thread.
The original point wasn’t about rights. It was purely about the rationale behind someone (@Blue_since_1990) choosing to stand at pitch level in an area open to the elements rather than sitting in the tiered, under-cover seat they’d paid for.
Subsequent posts took the discussion into more diverse areas of the age-old arguments about retention of standing areas and the right to stand in seated areas (eg @Wendoverman’ s back row).
All quite a long way from “Rob’s Interview” but directly related to pricing nonetheless.
The post that sparked the sitting v standing discussion.
FWIW. I sit/stand just along the same row as @Wendoverman, (though have yet to make my introduction). Until the current encumbrance to the title of Mrs EwanHoosaami rejoined as a season ticket holder after 20 years of child rearing, I too was one of those that bought a season ticket seat, but chose to stand leaning on the rails.
Those who don’t understand why really have little place inside a football stadium!
Just makes it the highest priced standing ticket in the country!
I wouldn’t have thought so. The thing is, standing at the fence in front of the main stand seats gets you very close to the pitch and you can soak in the atmosphere. We have regular banter with the players and the away management teams, which is good fun. Standing there allows a terrific view and for me it is much better than sitting up in the freezing cold FA stand, away from the action.
However, if it does rain heavily, then we can retire to our allocated Main Stand seats.
Different strokes for different folks I suppose.
I have to say that, as a terrace dwelling individual looking at seating options for the future, this seems to offer a very nice alternative. I'd have to consider the cost versus the Woodlands Stand but it seems quite appealing.
Oh yes @glasshalfempty I was gutted but am over it now. @Malone and worth every penny as the opposition coach can hear you shout 'sit down and and shut up' but you can quickly sit down when he glares into the stand.
(To be fair...I am.pretty facetious during some of the heated debates on here...)