Albion assistant urges supporters to play their part

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion No. 2 Nathan Jones believes fans can be like an extra man in successive showdowns at the Amex.

The Welshman says the `supporters have a crucial part to play as the Championship promotion race gathers pace for the Seagulls.

Oscar Garcia's side entertain Reading on Saturday and Queens Park Rangers three days later.

Nearly 2,500 fans made the journey to South-East London last Saturday. They were rewarded with a 1-0 win at Millwall which has kept Albion in the thick of the chase for a play-off place.

Now Jones wants the atmosphere to crackle at the Amex for the clashes against two promotion rivals.

He told The Argus: "They are great games. Our crowd were outstanding, two and a half thousand (at Millwall) shows a real commitment.

"They drove us on and it was great to get the win for them. Hopefully we will get full houses at the Amex, because Reading will bring a few, QPR will bring a few.

"Let's pack the place out, have a great Saturday afternoon and then really look forward to the Tuesday.

"Our fans are outstanding anyway but if we get a big effort from them they can play a big part in what we are doing, because they are like a 12th man on that pitch.

"The Amex, when we are playing well and it's rocking, is the best place to be."

The attendance has topped 27,000 for Albion's last three home games.

Season ticket holders paying up front have until 5pm on March 13 to secure their seat for next season.

Supporters wanting priority on season tickets for 2014-15 have until March 20 to join the bronze tier of the membership scheme at a reduced rate of £20.

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1:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -44

1:16pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Howie2 says...

With the announcement of a loss of 65milion by QPR how is the Championship ever going to be a level playing field under FFP ? Parachute payments for those relegated this year will again be increased. We will surely finish up with two sections, the haves and the never wills barring a miracle !
With the announcement of a loss of 65milion by QPR how is the Championship ever going to be a level playing field under FFP ? Parachute payments for those relegated this year will again be increased. We will surely finish up with two sections, the haves and the never wills barring a miracle ! Howie2
  • Score: 11

1:17pm Thu 6 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

Supporters tend to respond to what they see.
Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory.

Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm.

The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof .
There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere.

Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.
Supporters tend to respond to what they see. Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory. Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm. The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof . There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere. Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs. fratsomrover
  • Score: 52

1:30pm Thu 6 Mar 14

benny9327 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
terrible idea, and thankfully one not shared with the majority of albion fans.

and why you use last night's england performance as a reason to bring in a drum is beyond me.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]terrible idea, and thankfully one not shared with the majority of albion fans. and why you use last night's england performance as a reason to bring in a drum is beyond me. benny9327
  • Score: 21

1:36pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

benny9327 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
terrible idea, and thankfully one not shared with the majority of albion fans.

and why you use last night's england performance as a reason to bring in a drum is beyond me.
I didn't mention the performance of the players, I was referring to the type of support given by the band, but I am sure that you know this and simply used my comment to have a poke at the English team.
[quote][p][bold]benny9327[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]terrible idea, and thankfully one not shared with the majority of albion fans. and why you use last night's england performance as a reason to bring in a drum is beyond me.[/p][/quote]I didn't mention the performance of the players, I was referring to the type of support given by the band, but I am sure that you know this and simply used my comment to have a poke at the English team. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -22

1:39pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Sheil says...

Absolutely spot on Fratsomrover.....let
s hope this happens on Sat. & Tues.!
Absolutely spot on Fratsomrover.....let s hope this happens on Sat. & Tues.! Sheil
  • Score: 4

1:56pm Thu 6 Mar 14

the taffster says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Supporters tend to respond to what they see.
Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory.

Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm.

The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof .
There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere.

Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.
totally agree.....give us something to cheer about rather than negative team selections and a few more goals and attacking football..........
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Supporters tend to respond to what they see. Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory. Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm. The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof . There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere. Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.[/p][/quote]totally agree.....give us something to cheer about rather than negative team selections and a few more goals and attacking football.......... the taffster
  • Score: 10

2:02pm Thu 6 Mar 14

elljam says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Supporters tend to respond to what they see.
Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory.

Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm.

The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof .
There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere.

Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.
Spot on !!
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Supporters tend to respond to what they see. Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory. Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm. The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof . There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere. Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.[/p][/quote]Spot on !! elljam
  • Score: 9

2:09pm Thu 6 Mar 14

gordongull says...

Leicester recorded a loss of £34m for last Season.
Now it's QPR with an eye-watering £65m.
Leicester insist they are in ''A strong financial position'', and that ''Important progress has been made meeting Financial Fair Play rules. I have not seen a similar statement from QPR.
If a team, - let's call them Nottingham Park Rangers - wins the play-off final against Brighton and Hove Wanderers, they will be promoted to the Premier League.
B&HW will remain in the Championship and miss out on £120m, (which includes £60m parachute over 4 years if they go straight back down).
If Nottingham Park Rangers have broken FFP rules, this will not come to light until December this year, after their accounts have been submitted.
They will be fined, and face a transfer embargo, but what about B&HW, who complied with FFP?
Do they take their rightful place in the top flight?
Under 'Financial Fair Play', unfortunately not.
Leicester recorded a loss of £34m for last Season. Now it's QPR with an eye-watering £65m. Leicester insist they are in ''A strong financial position'', and that ''Important progress has been made meeting Financial Fair Play rules. I have not seen a similar statement from QPR. If a team, - let's call them Nottingham Park Rangers - wins the play-off final against Brighton and Hove Wanderers, they will be promoted to the Premier League. B&HW will remain in the Championship and miss out on £120m, (which includes £60m parachute over 4 years if they go straight back down). If Nottingham Park Rangers have broken FFP rules, this will not come to light until December this year, after their accounts have been submitted. They will be fined, and face a transfer embargo, but what about B&HW, who complied with FFP? Do they take their rightful place in the top flight? Under 'Financial Fair Play', unfortunately not. gordongull
  • Score: 13

2:17pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

Obviously Vegas doesn't sit in the north stand !!!!!!!,if anyone bangs a bass drum near me constantly I would happily lose my season ticket by making them wear the thing !, all we need is attacking football for once and goals and the crowd will make a massive noise, as some said its up to the team to give the crowd something to shout about, not some bloke banging a poxy drum.
Obviously Vegas doesn't sit in the north stand !!!!!!!,if anyone bangs a bass drum near me constantly I would happily lose my season ticket by making them wear the thing !, all we need is attacking football for once and goals and the crowd will make a massive noise, as some said its up to the team to give the crowd something to shout about, not some bloke banging a poxy drum. Steveg1958
  • Score: 12

2:19pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
NO WE DONT!!! Went to Derby this season and they had a drummer, their fans didnt create an atmosphere, nearly 2000 Brighton fans did!!! Lets just sing our hearts out. Men drink plenty of Harveys, Ladies plenty of Lager, Kids as much fizzy pop and sweets as possible. Gates open at 1pm. Two hours of consumimg said products will fill the coffers of the club and make us jolly singers...two goals before another fifteen minutes of singing juice for all and another two after will make Nathan and the bosses very happy chappies....but please NO BAND!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]NO WE DONT!!! Went to Derby this season and they had a drummer, their fans didnt create an atmosphere, nearly 2000 Brighton fans did!!! Lets just sing our hearts out. Men drink plenty of Harveys, Ladies plenty of Lager, Kids as much fizzy pop and sweets as possible. Gates open at 1pm. Two hours of consumimg said products will fill the coffers of the club and make us jolly singers...two goals before another fifteen minutes of singing juice for all and another two after will make Nathan and the bosses very happy chappies....but please NO BAND!!! Conelli98
  • Score: 10

2:26pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
Leicester recorded a loss of £34m for last Season.
Now it's QPR with an eye-watering £65m.
Leicester insist they are in ''A strong financial position'', and that ''Important progress has been made meeting Financial Fair Play rules. I have not seen a similar statement from QPR.
If a team, - let's call them Nottingham Park Rangers - wins the play-off final against Brighton and Hove Wanderers, they will be promoted to the Premier League.
B&HW will remain in the Championship and miss out on £120m, (which includes £60m parachute over 4 years if they go straight back down).
If Nottingham Park Rangers have broken FFP rules, this will not come to light until December this year, after their accounts have been submitted.
They will be fined, and face a transfer embargo, but what about B&HW, who complied with FFP?
Do they take their rightful place in the top flight?
Under 'Financial Fair Play', unfortunately not.
Spot on, B&HW would miss out, a product of retrospective punishments. The important thing is to ensure that even of the punishments come late, when they do come they will hurt. Nottingham Park Rangers, having flouted the rules, should lose all rights to parachute payments should they get relegated, relegation when ever it comes, this on top of other punishments. The transfer embargo would hit in the January window but should be extended to include the following summer window. No end of season rebuild and no renewing of expiring contracts.
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: Leicester recorded a loss of £34m for last Season. Now it's QPR with an eye-watering £65m. Leicester insist they are in ''A strong financial position'', and that ''Important progress has been made meeting Financial Fair Play rules. I have not seen a similar statement from QPR. If a team, - let's call them Nottingham Park Rangers - wins the play-off final against Brighton and Hove Wanderers, they will be promoted to the Premier League. B&HW will remain in the Championship and miss out on £120m, (which includes £60m parachute over 4 years if they go straight back down). If Nottingham Park Rangers have broken FFP rules, this will not come to light until December this year, after their accounts have been submitted. They will be fined, and face a transfer embargo, but what about B&HW, who complied with FFP? Do they take their rightful place in the top flight? Under 'Financial Fair Play', unfortunately not.[/p][/quote]Spot on, B&HW would miss out, a product of retrospective punishments. The important thing is to ensure that even of the punishments come late, when they do come they will hurt. Nottingham Park Rangers, having flouted the rules, should lose all rights to parachute payments should they get relegated, relegation when ever it comes, this on top of other punishments. The transfer embargo would hit in the January window but should be extended to include the following summer window. No end of season rebuild and no renewing of expiring contracts. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 5

2:27pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Neville says...

I see FFP is rearing its head again and according to media reports there are now 8 teams looking to challenge EUFA and insist on rule changes.
I think we all know in our heart of hearts that the main culprits not abiding are going to get a slap on the wrist or a legal compromise will be done.
I said very early on that the only way to successfully punish teams is to dock points although again I have a feeling if say NF get promoted and are 8 points clear of 7th place,I can see EUFA docking them 7 points to avoid any court cases and litigation.
FFP has just not been thought out properly and the rules re fines has already changed with money going to charity and not the compliant clubs.
FFP in its concept is fine,provided everyone plays by the rules but this just won't happen I am afraid.
I see FFP is rearing its head again and according to media reports there are now 8 teams looking to challenge EUFA and insist on rule changes. I think we all know in our heart of hearts that the main culprits not abiding are going to get a slap on the wrist or a legal compromise will be done. I said very early on that the only way to successfully punish teams is to dock points although again I have a feeling if say NF get promoted and are 8 points clear of 7th place,I can see EUFA docking them 7 points to avoid any court cases and litigation. FFP has just not been thought out properly and the rules re fines has already changed with money going to charity and not the compliant clubs. FFP in its concept is fine,provided everyone plays by the rules but this just won't happen I am afraid. Neville
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Newhavenles says...

Agree with fratsomrover
So many injuries this year that the more exciting players that were getting us out of our seats have made limited appearances this season,creating a distinct flat feeling to the games.The team or supporters seem to be giving off negative vibes that only some really good performances and goals is going to lift the team and supporters and that feeling that the season is going to end up to be rather disappointing.
UTA
Agree with fratsomrover So many injuries this year that the more exciting players that were getting us out of our seats have made limited appearances this season,creating a distinct flat feeling to the games.The team or supporters seem to be giving off negative vibes that only some really good performances and goals is going to lift the team and supporters and that feeling that the season is going to end up to be rather disappointing. UTA Newhavenles
  • Score: 1

4:33pm Thu 6 Mar 14

JeffLomer says...

My question to you Nathan is play two up front be alot quicker getting the ball forward, put the ball in the net the crowd will go mental and cause a atmosphere,
My question to you Nathan is play two up front be alot quicker getting the ball forward, put the ball in the net the crowd will go mental and cause a atmosphere, JeffLomer
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Thu 6 Mar 14

albionbloke says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Obviously Vegas doesn't sit in the north stand !!!!!!!,if anyone bangs a bass drum near me constantly I would happily lose my season ticket by making them wear the thing !, all we need is attacking football for once and goals and the crowd will make a massive noise, as some said its up to the team to give the crowd something to shout about, not some bloke banging a poxy drum.
Totally with you on this Steve. I personally find the constant beating of a drum very annoying.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Obviously Vegas doesn't sit in the north stand !!!!!!!,if anyone bangs a bass drum near me constantly I would happily lose my season ticket by making them wear the thing !, all we need is attacking football for once and goals and the crowd will make a massive noise, as some said its up to the team to give the crowd something to shout about, not some bloke banging a poxy drum.[/p][/quote]Totally with you on this Steve. I personally find the constant beating of a drum very annoying. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

albionbloke wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
Obviously Vegas doesn't sit in the north stand !!!!!!!,if anyone bangs a bass drum near me constantly I would happily lose my season ticket by making them wear the thing !, all we need is attacking football for once and goals and the crowd will make a massive noise, as some said its up to the team to give the crowd something to shout about, not some bloke banging a poxy drum.
Totally with you on this Steve. I personally find the constant beating of a drum very annoying.
Ok dump the drum, let's just have a brass section
[quote][p][bold]albionbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Obviously Vegas doesn't sit in the north stand !!!!!!!,if anyone bangs a bass drum near me constantly I would happily lose my season ticket by making them wear the thing !, all we need is attacking football for once and goals and the crowd will make a massive noise, as some said its up to the team to give the crowd something to shout about, not some bloke banging a poxy drum.[/p][/quote]Totally with you on this Steve. I personally find the constant beating of a drum very annoying.[/p][/quote]Ok dump the drum, let's just have a brass section VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

6:18pm Thu 6 Mar 14

kentgull2 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
How do you know whats needed you've never been to the Amex!!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]How do you know whats needed you've never been to the Amex!!! kentgull2
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Thu 6 Mar 14

saraman says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
Flipping hell Vegas, I can't believe you got all those thumbs down for your comments, I thought it was a brilliant idea.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]Flipping hell Vegas, I can't believe you got all those thumbs down for your comments, I thought it was a brilliant idea. saraman
  • Score: -5

6:31pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

saraman wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
Flipping hell Vegas, I can't believe you got all those thumbs down for your comments, I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Maybe the majority of the thumbs down came from those that don't enjoy what many clubs around the world do, and not just at football matches, cricket has it's bands too, never forget the Barmy Army. At the end of the day the idea is to get the fans chanting from the first to the last minute. Situate them at the top level of the north stand, I am sure the party atmosphere would soon get going.
But having said all that I have, exciting football will also get the chants going, could we not have both, one feeding off the other?
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]Flipping hell Vegas, I can't believe you got all those thumbs down for your comments, I thought it was a brilliant idea.[/p][/quote]Maybe the majority of the thumbs down came from those that don't enjoy what many clubs around the world do, and not just at football matches, cricket has it's bands too, never forget the Barmy Army. At the end of the day the idea is to get the fans chanting from the first to the last minute. Situate them at the top level of the north stand, I am sure the party atmosphere would soon get going. But having said all that I have, exciting football will also get the chants going, could we not have both, one feeding off the other? VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

6:46pm Thu 6 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Supporters tend to respond to what they see.
Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory.

Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm.

The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof .
There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere.

Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.
On dangerous ground here, slightly disagreeing with a +41 post!

Oh well, here goes! I do understand what you are saying and it is very much a chicken/egg scenario. However, by now we all arrive at the stadium knowing our team's style of play. A style I for one wouldn't want to change at all as I think it is good to watch and our best route to success. Knowing what we will be seeing, we should be ready to get right behind our team doing what they do best.

No, its not a traditionally English thing to be belting out passionate chants while the ball is being passed across the back 4 but we don't have a traditionally English team. Plus, with a loud, lively atmosphere, I think its only natural that you will find the players being more positive with the odd pass as they get caught up in that atmosphere. Its also probably more likely the opposition may make mistakes. Communication is trickier in a loud atmosphere. This would, in turn, help our team work an opening.

I may get shot down in flames here but it doesn't cost us anything to be noisy from the first to last minute and it may just help more than we think. Imagine if we could actually help our team get that crucial 2nd goal!
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: Supporters tend to respond to what they see. Start positively, with attacking flair, enthusiasm and desire and the crowd will react accordingly. We do go there after all to be entertained, excited and to roar our side to victory. Playing keepball in your own half, not getting the ball & players forward into your opponents penalty area does not create much enthusiasm. The onus is on the team to excite the crowd. We do go there full of optimism, so if the team give us something to cheer about, then I guarantee the crowd will raise the roof . There's nothing like GOALS to excite the crowd and set the atmosphere. Beat Reading on Saturday and I can see a new ground record being set on Tuesday. The crowd will do their part Nathan, just ensure you and the team do theirs.[/p][/quote]On dangerous ground here, slightly disagreeing with a +41 post! Oh well, here goes! I do understand what you are saying and it is very much a chicken/egg scenario. However, by now we all arrive at the stadium knowing our team's style of play. A style I for one wouldn't want to change at all as I think it is good to watch and our best route to success. Knowing what we will be seeing, we should be ready to get right behind our team doing what they do best. No, its not a traditionally English thing to be belting out passionate chants while the ball is being passed across the back 4 but we don't have a traditionally English team. Plus, with a loud, lively atmosphere, I think its only natural that you will find the players being more positive with the odd pass as they get caught up in that atmosphere. Its also probably more likely the opposition may make mistakes. Communication is trickier in a loud atmosphere. This would, in turn, help our team work an opening. I may get shot down in flames here but it doesn't cost us anything to be noisy from the first to last minute and it may just help more than we think. Imagine if we could actually help our team get that crucial 2nd goal! WestStander17
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

kentgull2 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.
How do you know whats needed you've never been to the Amex!!!
Oh dear you speak without knowledge of what I have or have not done, not sure why you would do that as you stand to look foolish.

I have been to the Amex several times, well several for a guy that lives 6,000 miles away. I watched league and cup games in the first year. League in second year, sadly I have not been able to this year. I was there for the Liverpool cup match, and joined in the warm reception given to Gerrad as he warmed up on the touch line.
I can even tell you where I was sitting, well I can nearly tell you. I was in a chair that is right in front of a private box used by a car spares company, some of my pals have season tickets for some seats there and kindly let me use their ticket when they couldn't. I have also sat in other areas when buying a seat thru normal channels.

I will accept your apology with good grace.
[quote][p][bold]kentgull2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: We need a supporters band playing in the north stand, much as the one I heard banging out their support of England yesterday, if you want 25,000 fans involved get the band to lead the chants. A few horns and a base drum should do it.[/p][/quote]How do you know whats needed you've never been to the Amex!!![/p][/quote]Oh dear you speak without knowledge of what I have or have not done, not sure why you would do that as you stand to look foolish. I have been to the Amex several times, well several for a guy that lives 6,000 miles away. I watched league and cup games in the first year. League in second year, sadly I have not been able to this year. I was there for the Liverpool cup match, and joined in the warm reception given to Gerrad as he warmed up on the touch line. I can even tell you where I was sitting, well I can nearly tell you. I was in a chair that is right in front of a private box used by a car spares company, some of my pals have season tickets for some seats there and kindly let me use their ticket when they couldn't. I have also sat in other areas when buying a seat thru normal channels. I will accept your apology with good grace. VegasSeagull
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