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PaceyMariner
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Not sure if it’s been mentioned, but fair play to the Pontoon yesterday. Atmosphere was a bit flat at times, but the Ponny was pretty loud at times yesterday from where I was sat in the Upper Youngs.


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Make it standing and things will get louder


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If  man ure  get safe standing then so can we in the new stadium .


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Totally agree that it wasn’t as loud as the old standing days, it never will be. But credit to those in there yesterday, louder than what it has been for a while.


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To be fair i have thought for quite a long time we don't get a great atmosphere an BP anymore. Not sure if its the seating or what has been served up for best part of 20 years.
Away you cant fault it its superb and loud.
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Best atmosphere I've known was the Fulham playoff game and that was all seater.

I think it's more to do with other reasons (not that I've been to BP this season!).



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I think the atmosphere is lacking generally because of a multitude of reasons. I don’t think it’s much to do with seating or standing.

On the issue of safe standing, if Utd do get it pushed through that could be a massive step forward in English football. A big club like that who will no doubt have a great legal team and the likes, could be instrumental in changing views and regulations.

Out of interest, let’s say they did put safe standing in the pontoon, would folk who sit elsewhere move so they could stand again?


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Honestly?  

No.

Personally I prefer a side view to behind the goal at home games and I've got used to sitting.  Not an issue with standing when everyone stands at away games, like Bradford was and no doubt Scunny will be.  But I've got a bit comfortable with the luxury of having a seat.  

I think the other thing with bringing back standing (and I'm all in favour of it) is that it's great when it's packed and everyone is bouncing.  But it can be crap when the crowd is sparse and it's a February night game.  In the new stadium, if we do get a safe standing option I would quite like it to be in similar style to how the old Osmond was.  The upper part seating and the lower standing.  That would work better than having a block or two in my eyes.
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To be fair i have thought for quite a long time we don't get a great atmosphere an BP anymore. Not sure if its the seating or what has been served up for best part of 20 years.
Away you cant fault it its superb and loud.


It has been the shocking standard of football, and a feeling the club weren't going anywhere.

The atmosphere has been excellent when something depended on it - that match for survival against Notts County for example was great; also not having enough away fans has had a lot to do with it.

We have not been two or three goals up often enough for the fans to be in party atmosphere, too often we have had to endure endless passages of play which barely got us out of our own half.

I don't think seating matters - people get on their feet anyway when  things get exciting and I can make as much noise sitting as standing. The Fulham game springs to mind with an electric atmosphere when we had all seating, but nothing will match the big games in the 60's and 70's when ocasionally 22,000 plus were in the ground - obviously the number of fans also makes a difference.

I think if we are challenging next season the atmosphere will return naturally - but this sort of thing should be a consideration if and when we design the new stadium so that the noise is kept within the ground.
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As a doddery old soul at the best of times I find myself harking back through black and white glasses to the 1970s a lot nowadays. From the 1971-2 season onwards there very often used to be a truly fantastic atmosphere in the Pontoon.

What looked like a huge mob was actually disparate groups of fans who usually had their own spot in the stand. When the singing and clapping started though it could be mesmeric as thousands of fans just came together as one. Don't know whether it was just me, but cup games always seemed to have that extra edge, especially the likes of Norwich City in the League Cup.

As I graduated out of the Pontoon into the Barratt Stand that was the place I will always remember as being the best. When the old MARINERS chant started in there it was amazing.


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