Atmosphere question (From an American)

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by Kazuma, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Jul 30, 2007
    Chelsea FC
    I've heard things about the prawn sandwich brigade and the price of tickets causing stadiums to be quieter than usual. Anyone who lives in England can attest to this? I ask because I am going to be in London on business and am making a trip to Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge (Gotta support my team of course).

    Thanks in advance!
  2. pedro111

    pedro111 New Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Yes this is true. Basically the clubs want fans to be seen and not heard. We cant stand anymore (the single biggest reason the atmosphere has gone down hill) and the ordinary working man (who are the ones who chant) are being slowly but surely priced out of the game due to obscene season ticket prices.

    Also with the advent of all seater stadiums, like-minded fans cannot congregate together to sing with each other.

    Its a sad but true state of affairs.
  3. zippy85

    zippy85 Red Card

    Jul 4, 2007
    Manchester United FC
    Clubs in England have purposely priced out the working class fan and tryed to replace them with middle class people so their is no crowd trouble, the rough one cannot afford to get in the ground
  4. Yabasic

    Yabasic New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Yes, unfortunately, it tends to be at the top club grounds where the atmosphere is lacking. Old Trafford, The Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge all lack atmosphere because of all the corporates in the ground.
  5. seanT

    seanT Member

    Feb 15, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Can't compare it to the past, but I am just back from a trip to England and went to 3 games - two premiership and 1 league cup.

    Atmosphere was fun, and the grounds and fans are great, but its not like EVERYONE is always singing and chanting. I loved Craven Cottage, I sat on the old and charming side, but the Fulham fans were by far the most quiet. the visiting fans from middlesborough were louder.
  6. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    you're rough and still go to games.
    there is hope for everyone.
  7. chrizzah

    chrizzah Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    For most Americans, the atmosphere is still going to be pretty impressive and somewhat different compared to your average American professional sporting event.
  8. Alan_V

    Alan_V Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Anaheim, CA via NJ
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Closest thing you can experience on this side of the pond is a major NCAA college game.
  9. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Away fans are nearly always louder. You have the most enthusiastic fans all in one place, and they're all up for it having travelled to get there. Plus there's no fear of the stewards as you don't have a season ticket there they can confiscate.

    At home games, you're generally in your comfort zone, surrounded by families and the flat-cap brigade.
  10. gazzad_5

    gazzad_5 Member

    Jan 19, 2004
    not at anfield ;)
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    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
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