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South Stand

by Royal_jimmy » 13 Jun 2018 23:27

Heard that half the south stand will be home fans only from next season. Away fans will get allocations of up to 2,400 from next year as owners and management want to give away fans less advantage.

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Re: South Stand

by Zip » 14 Jun 2018 00:41

Royal_jimmy wrote:Heard that half the south stand will be home fans only from next season. Away fans will get allocations of up to 2,400 from next year as owners and management want to give away fans less advantage.



Fair enough although I like the large away support as it provides more atmosphere

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Re: South Stand

by Elm Park Kid » 14 Jun 2018 08:03

Means we're unlikely to see 20,000+ fans in the stadium any time soon unless we catch a big team in the cup.

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by John Smith » 14 Jun 2018 10:36

Elm Park Kid wrote:Means we're unlikely to see 20,000+ fans in the stadium any time soon unless we catch a big team in the cup.

Oh but at least the numpty 'ultras' will be able to do their thing

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by Old Man Andrews » 14 Jun 2018 10:50

Good to see they are losing the megaphone. It was embarassing.

Good luck to them.


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by bobby1413 » 14 Jun 2018 11:07

John Smith wrote:
Elm Park Kid wrote:Means we're unlikely to see 20,000+ fans in the stadium any time soon unless we catch a big team in the cup.

Oh but at least the numpty 'ultras' will be able to do their thing


I can't support that attitude at all. Reading fans are a whining bunch of tw@ts... we want more atmosphere and as soon as people try it's described as "embarassing" and they should stop

I agree about the megaphone that was sheeeet.

But most of these clubs with hardcore support in one place, e.g. Crystal palace, would have started out in a similar manner. I'm not saying that Reading and their "Blarrrmmy" chants will be like that, but it really can't hurt.

Also it's good to have fans behind the goal and this group started with about 50 there and have grown to over 400 already. With the support from the club it can only be a good thing.

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Re: South Stand

by bobby1413 » 14 Jun 2018 11:07

Oh but I am a bit gutted that we won't have 4000 Villa, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday fans who tbf do create fecking great atmosphere

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by Maneki Neko » 14 Jun 2018 11:55

amazed that the owners are seemingly happy to turn away paying customers, when ticket sales have been dropping severely

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by genome » 14 Jun 2018 12:05

Good. When away fans packed out the South Stand it was an advantage to them - the players even said that.


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by Old Man Andrews » 14 Jun 2018 12:10

genome wrote:Good. When away fans packed out the South Stand it was an advantage to them - the players even said that.


To play devils advocate, (I am in favour of the South Stand initiative) what were the players going to say? That they hated it and wanted it to go? I don't think the players opinion on it means too much.

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by paultheroyal » 14 Jun 2018 12:14

Maneki Neko wrote:amazed that the owners are seemingly happy to turn away paying customers, when ticket sales have been dropping severely


Good to see its not all about the money and we must be financially sound.

Great move by the club, this can only grow. Just need to open up that blooming safety gate and all is good.

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by genome » 14 Jun 2018 12:14

Old Man Andrews wrote:
genome wrote:Good. When away fans packed out the South Stand it was an advantage to them - the players even said that.


To play devils advocate, (I am in favour of the South Stand initiative) what were the players going to say? That they hated it and wanted it to go? I don't think the players opinion on it means too much.


I think it's probably true to an extent though. In the second half of matches, away team chasing a goal attacking the away end, Reading fans are silent and there's 4000 vociferous away fans roaring their team on and trying to suck the ball into the net. Definite going to work in their favour.

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Re: South Stand

by Old Man Andrews » 14 Jun 2018 12:20

genome wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:
genome wrote:Good. When away fans packed out the South Stand it was an advantage to them - the players even said that.


To play devils advocate, (I am in favour of the South Stand initiative) what were the players going to say? That they hated it and wanted it to go? I don't think the players opinion on it means too much.


I think it's probably true to an extent though. In the second half of matches, away team chasing a goal attacking the away end, Reading fans are silent and there's 4000 vociferous away fans roaring their team on and trying to suck the ball into the net. Definite going to work in their favour.


It can't do any harm having a few hundred in there. The real test will come when we play a Millwall or a Leeds. I'd imagine it is beyond their mental capacity to understand why only a few hundred supporters are in the stand singing and they could see it as easy prey if they are in the mood to cause trouble.


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Re: South Stand

by One87One » 14 Jun 2018 12:27

Pleased to see this approved by the club. The more noise the better!

Noise behind the goal is preferable for me, so I’m happy to give this a go and switch my season ticket in July.

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by bobby1413 » 14 Jun 2018 12:29

Oh and it's brilliant that this is unreserved seating.

Also remember that safe standing is likely to become more and more regular across the leagues (I think anyway). Reading have supported this campaign and I can imagine them installing this in the South Stand.

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Re: South Stand

by One87One » 15 Jun 2018 08:32

bobby1413 wrote:Oh and it's brilliant that this is unreserved seating.

Also remember that safe standing is likely to become more and more regular across the leagues (I think anyway). Reading have supported this campaign and I can imagine them installing this in the South Stand.


Ultimately maybe, however the proposals thus far have always been Y25 and Y26 because the fans largely stand there anyway, and that is where most of the noise (currently) comes from.

Once rail seats get the nod and clubs realise there's a huge demand for them, I can see a few areas of each ground with safe standing.

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Re: South Stand

by Green » 15 Jun 2018 09:32

Old Man Andrews wrote:Good to see they are losing the megaphone. It was embarassing.

Good luck to them.

Do people still insist this guy isn't Kes, btw?

Asking for a friend.

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Re: South Stand

by Snowflake Royal » 16 Jun 2018 08:42

Green wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:Good to see they are losing the megaphone. It was embarassing.

Good luck to them.

Do people still insist this guy isn't Kes, btw?

Asking for a friend.

If by people you mean OMWkes himself... yeah.

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Re: South Stand

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Jun 2018 14:26

Snowflake Royal wrote:
Green wrote:
Old Man Andrews wrote:Good to see they are losing the megaphone. It was embarassing.

Good luck to them.

Do people still insist this guy isn't Kes, btw?

Asking for a friend.

If by people you mean OMWkes himself... yeah.


Something that isn't up for debate is the fact everyone thinks you're a massive, massive prick. No doubt it is the same in real life for you too.

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Re: South Stand

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Jun 2018 15:15

A very Kes-like response.

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