- Apr 23, 2012
can we not just stay in the north and put the drum at the back but more in the centre rather than being in a corner so you have an even louder support as everyone would join in and more people would come to the north from the west or the west would just join in. and to appease those who feel the north can have problems with the away fans, there would be none
My final offering at this ungodly hour;
Put the away fans in West blocks Q through to T...dependent upon their numbers, move the Families down to U and V and then we get W and into the whole of the North Bank. This generates noise at both ends of the ground, may inspire the team and is similar to the current Wembley lay-out.
Access for away and families through Shakespeare Drive (I think?) and through the car park and/or Fairfax Drive for TBV.
Here endeth my missive....honest !!
Last nights game was a perfect example of why we can't give that up. Small Yeovil number were so loud in there!
In reply to Jam_Man;
As I pointed out , it is very similar to the Wembley lay-out. I am a member of the England Supporters Club and along with my son, we generally sit in the Family Zone with no bother at all...arriving, being sat in the next Block to, and departing.
There is also the calming influence and integrity for away support being placed next to families (many have kids of their own).
Finally, it's a heads-up for our kids...seeing the trolls and hopefully not wishing to be associated with them as they mature
I think if the North is the chosen spot. Then it has to be the East side of it.
With TBV being next to the always well populated East stand, the noise should carry and hopefully encourage the Easties to join in. Then the South and West etc. A domino effect.
The problem with using the other end of the North is there are 100-200 behind the goal, then next to nobody from there to V Block in the West. That is a massive empty space, resulting in no real participation from others.
Get a gate put up round the back of the North (about halfway or 3/4 way along to the West end) and the away fans can go in the West end of the North. Entering via Fairfax Drive as normal. And our lot enter via the East Stand car park. There is already two gates and two walls separating the West from the North, so no issues there. Even with a large away following, X block, Cheese Block and say half of the North will be plenty even for the biggest League 2 away support.
If the North is to be used, that is the best option without doubt. Problem is it will cost money for a gate and I expect an upgrade to the toilet/catering facilities at both ends of the stand will be required. A burger van could do the job though. This is all before the Police and Council have their say on it as well though...
This is an ideal exercise for SUISA I feel...
What might work in a stadium like Wembley may not work for us.
There is no way on earth putting away fans next door to the family enclosure is a good idea.
I dont want my 6 year old to get a heads up, I want a friendly family environment for him to learn to love football in, not to be next to a bunch of hardcore away supporters screaming abuse when we are beating them 6-0.
Thats a good point, they are isolated now which makes it even harder to encourage the rest of the ground. Unfortunately they want to be behind the goal so will always move there even if they swapped sides.
I think that's to do with the fact that those two teams had a large following, giving us a reason to make more noise, small away support = poxy atmosphere,a fact of life in League 2 unfortunately.The best two atmospheres created by TBV in recent times were against Leyton O's to get to Wembley and Argyle on Saturday.
Both from The West!!
I think that's to do with the fact that those two teams had a large following, giving us a reason to make more noise, small away support = poxy atmosphere,a fact of life in League 2 unfortunately.