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November 1, 2014, 9:11pm
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Atmosphere died when it went all seater....add 10 yrs of watching slowly deteriorating football...with dwindling crowds and ...lets be honest.....games like today where we we sit off at 2-0, dont go for jugular against a pathetic opposition and give the fans anything to get excited about then what do you expect?

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November 1, 2014, 9:30pm
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I think Huddersfield last season was the last time it felt as though there was an "atmosphere" at BP. The common denominator is the number of fans in the ground. Few away fans means Town fans have nothing to bounce off. Not to mention that the only songs fans in the Main Stands seem to know are "Mariners" and "Sing When We're Fishing". Thankfully our support away from home seems to get better and better. When I go to any home matches I won't even expect some people to get off their backsides when Town score let alone create an "atmosphere".

We've got Jason Pearcey, number one, we've got the best team in the land...
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November 1, 2014, 9:32pm
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It's not just blundell park lacking in atmosphere even Jose Mourinho moaning today saying it was like playing in front of no fans at Stamford bridge, as west leeds has said sign of the times, bring back standing I say.
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November 2, 2014, 12:08am
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It's been terrible all season, our ground has a non league feel to it. As fans, we have a commitment to support the club. Most on here do it financially, I try to support the trust, buy my beer inside the ground instead of the pubs nearby but we also should support the lads vocally. The ground is 2/3 empty nowadays, it is tough but it's like a morgue at home. I don't really know what the answer is, anyone have any ideas?
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November 2, 2014, 12:19am
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I don't get back much now; maybe a few times a season, but it did seem a bit flat..  However, on TV for the Scunny and Huddersfield games, it sounded great!  I think the main driver of atmosphere is bound to be the crowd.  If the good run continues and it gets more towards the high 3k or maybe over 4k, then it makes it easier to improve the atmosphere just by force of numbers.

For brainstorming's sake (and not intended as definitive answers or silver bullets):

-  Allow fans to transfer into the Pontoon for the 2nd half so we have a full house behind the end we're attacking and where it tends to be noisier
-  Undercut the BP hotel and Imp on beer price and get people in the ground and well-oiled before the game
-  Get town fans in the Osmond End
-  Get promoted
-  Bring back terracing
-  Get a new, properly designed ground with great acoustics and close to the pitch.
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November 2, 2014, 1:07am
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The ground is 2/3 empty nowadays, it is tough but it's like a morgue at home. I don't really know what the answer is, anyone have any ideas?

Walk on music !  

Seriously though seems to me we're stuck between lowering adult ticket prices to get more people in (could be in that category myself soon !) and maybe it costing the club much needed dough if they do.

Have to say, think it's a shame the early bird £16 concession has gone.

But yeah, few more people in might not fix the underlying issue anyway.  
Maybe the answer is just to keep winning...

Got to be honest, think we could have won by 5 or 6 today had we gone balls out.
But is that the right thing to do EVERY week when all you're trying to do is notch up enough points over a long season ?

As a paying fan I selfishly want to be entertained !
And tend to instantly cheer on any player picking the ball up in space hoping they'll always sprint forward every time.
It's great to watch !

But if we strive for fan "entertainment" and goals playing 110mph football EACH game I also worry it may lead to squad fatigue come the business end of the season.
However good we are, last thing we'd want is to knacker ourselves out and fall over before reaching the finish line.
So I see both sides to the (hypothetical) argument.

I honestly expect a cracking competitive game v Oxford.
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November 2, 2014, 5:13am
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£16 early bird hasn't gone


When I was a little boy
I asked my daddy what would i be
would I be United, would i be Leeds
Here's what he said to me

Oh Grimsby Grimsby
Whatever will be will be
You'll follow then faithfully
Oh Grimsby Grimsby

Tell me Mam me Mam
I dont want no tea no tea
I'm watching the Grimsby
Tell me Mam me mam
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November 2, 2014, 6:20am

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I've suggested for years that we go down the european clubs route and have someone down the front with a megaphone. Say someone who loves the club, is passionate and has the balls to march up and down during the game. Hell, theres 1 of these loonies in each stand that i see!! Anyways, simple process, he screams through the megaphone, crowd responds or joins in. I think the main problem is that people want to sing but because there are so few bodies around them they get embarressed if someone else hears them singing on their own if that makes sense. You try to sing but are always aware that eyes are looking at where the noise has just come from.


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November 2, 2014, 7:07am
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I said a while back we should put the away fans into the pontoon and home fans in the osmond.
The osmond roofing makes for a good atmosphere whereas the pontoons is flat.
We need to forget about 'tradition' and just give it a go for 1 season. It'll look better aswell as we don't
Get many away fans anyway so it'll be all black and white behind both goals!
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November 2, 2014, 7:12am
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Megaphone would be good with a full pontoon but that'll never happen (unless we get a big cup tie)
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