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RichC 06-04-13 10:49 AM

Well I did it when we played them a few years ago, was painful.

Exiled_red 06-04-13 03:19 PM

I hate instruments in football grounds, the guy with the bell at Portsmouth, Drummers (Blackburn), the band at Sheffield Wednesday and England matches, vuvuzelas at the World cup etc

Red_Polo 07-04-13 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by BobTheCharmer (Post 2612049)
He's a character. Can't see the harm myself.

No, but your ears can fucking well hear it! Can't stand the cunt.

Red_Polo 07-04-13 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Exiled_red (Post 2612225)
I hate instruments in football grounds, the guy with the bell at Portsmouth, Drummers (Blackburn), the band at Sheffield Wednesday and England matches, vuvuzelas at the World cup etc

All of those are right up there with clubs who feel the need to play some shitty tune over the tannoy whenever they score.

Exiled_red 07-04-13 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Red_Polo (Post 2612651)
All of those are right up there with clubs who feel the need to play some shitty tune over the tannoy whenever they score.

:handshake:
Yeah that's really annoying as well.

Gibbo 07-04-13 05:30 PM

Foreign crowds are so much better than English ones.

Kenneth 07-04-13 05:34 PM

That's a sweeping statement and a half.

Leyton388 07-04-13 05:38 PM

It's a long drive up from London so it doesn't surprise me that their atmosphere is crap as their fans will be a bit tired when at the game.

Gibbo 07-04-13 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth (Post 2613357)
That's a sweeping statement and a half.

It might be the way they cheer or even the way their TV channels portray the noise but everytime I watch another European team they're fans seem much louder and more energetic.

I've been to watch Dortmund and Ajax and both their fan bases where better than what I've experienced in any English ground.

dom9 07-04-13 07:10 PM

Watching a game at the Nou Camp was interesting. No atmosphere at all until an opposition player commits a foul. Cue absolute bedlam. More noise is made than at any other time, even a goal.

Chazza 08-04-13 12:04 AM

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Rob Harris @RobHarris
Breaking: Man United sells naming rights to Carrington training HQ & training kit sponsorship to Aon. 8-year deal worth around $230M

Fivex 08-04-13 12:05 AM

Is this fella reliable?

That's ridiculous.

ChesterDave 08-04-13 12:06 AM

20m a year to sponsor training kit the public hardly see and a training ground that isn't often mentioned.

ChesterDave 08-04-13 12:07 AM

Associated Press so probably been briefed

Edit: On BBC although they are giving a figure that works out about $190m

Chazza 08-04-13 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Fivex (Post 2613656)
Is this fella reliable?

That's ridiculous.

He works for the associated press.

Fivex 08-04-13 12:11 AM

FFS.

Maybe they'll be giving their channel away for free on BT like we did with Setanta. What are their subscription figures like currently?

Chazza 08-04-13 12:13 AM

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Rob Harris @RobHarris
United couldn't sell name to somewhere as established as Old Trafford. Carrington name not as universal - will become Aon Training Complex
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Rob Harris @RobHarris
Ahead of Carrington naming rights/training kit deal with Aon - estimated $230M over 8 years - United bought out $65M, 4-year DHL deal

Resu 08-04-13 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Gibbo (Post 2613353)
Foreign crowds are so much better than English ones.

You should come to game here in Norway, it`s great.
Very peaceful, gives you chance to meditate a bit.

Resu 08-04-13 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Exiled_red (Post 2612225)
I hate instruments in football grounds, the guy with the bell at Portsmouth, Drummers (Blackburn), the band at Sheffield Wednesday and England matches, vuvuzelas at the World cup etc

:eyebrow:

Phoenix07 14-04-13 12:22 PM

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"Manchester United are adding as many as 24,000 fans on to crowd attendances compared with the actual number of people watching games at Old Trafford, according to police data.

Mr. Ferguson's team have not had a single crowd over 70,000 for a league match, police say, not taking in Monday's game against Manchester City. The club, in contrast, recorded attendances in excess of 75,000 every time. Instead Greater Manchester police's figures claim the average crowd for league matches, excluding City, is 10,000 below what the club say. The police records state it is 65,601 rather than the official figure of 75,527. In all competitions it is 61,739 rather than the club's 73,653.

United are still the best-supported club in England by some distance but the new set of figures claim Old Trafford was not even half-full for the Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle in September. The police recorded the number of people who passed through the turnstiles at 33,409. United gave the crowd as 46,358. In the next round, against West Ham, the disparity was even bigger. The police put down the crowd as 51,724, whereas United recorded it as 71,081.

When United played Cluj in the Champions League in December, having qualified for the knockout stages, the crowd was announced as 71,521. In fact, the police say it was 46,894.

The disparity is because United, in common with other clubs, release the number of people who bought tickets, whether or not they attend. The police keep their own record of actual match-goers for safety purposes and have released the data to the Redsaway fans' website under the Freedom of Information Act.

The figures show the high number of supporters who will buy tickets for matches without going. Arsenal are among the clubs who suffer the same problem on a large scale.

United's largest crowd of the season for a league match, according to the police, was 69,933 for Liverpool's visit in January (the club put it at 75,501). The lowest was against Southampton later that month. On that occasion the official attendance was given at 75,600 when, according to the police, the genuine figure was 59,766. In other words, almost 16,000 ticket-holders stayed away.

The Real Madrid match in the Champions League attracted the one 70,000-plus attendance at Old Trafford this season, in the data. The police recorded it at 72,299 whereas United declared it was 74,959, lower than any domestic league match because of Uefa's seating restrictions"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...police-figures

ChesterDave 14-04-13 12:27 PM

Would be piss-your-pants funny if sponsors sued them for fraud/misrepresentation for fudging their attendance figures

Fivex 14-04-13 12:28 PM

Drop in the ocean when you set it against their global viewing figures though.

Muddled 14-04-13 12:31 PM

I'm sure their attendance figures will be boosted once the HS2 railway line is built.

Tee 14-04-13 12:36 PM

Would be typical of the way that cunt of a club operates to give false figures. Scum for a reason.

Shaggy 14-04-13 12:36 PM

LOL. They're so obsessed with being seen as massive :haha:

Arsenal do the same with crowd figures.

Assassin 14-04-13 01:00 PM

To be honest it seems to happen everywhere. The local club to me here Viking quote the season tickets sales and sales for that specific game. I was invited to a game last season in a VIP box, I only really went for the free food and drink. There was around 6000 people at the game but they announced over 11000

RedAndWhite 14-04-13 01:14 PM

Do they do the same as Arsenal and count tickets sold instead of actual attendance - so season tickets would be counted even if nobody shows up - where as the police only count actual attendance?

Red_Polo 14-04-13 07:32 PM

Yes.

Exiled_red 14-04-13 07:53 PM

Don't most clubs do that though?

Arn 15-04-13 10:02 AM

Don't say that! Sick taunts mar Manchester United win at Stoke
14 Apr 2013 19:04

Potters supporters mocked the Munich disaster after oblivious United fans had laughed at their tribute to the tragic death of a 14-year-old

Fan taunts marred Manchester United's win at Stoke as the two sets of supporters clashed at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke fan Kameron Bourne, 14, was found dead in his bed at home on April 7 and the home fans applauded throughout the 14th minute of their 2-0 defeat to United as a tribute to the tragic teenager.

United fans, unaware of the significance of the tribute, infuriated their Stoke counterparts by mocking the sudden outbreak of applause and chanting 'What the f****** hell was that?' to their rivals.

Stoke fans incensed by the response of some United fans to the tribute then proceeded to taunt United fans over the 1958 Munich disaster, which saw eight of Sir Matt Busby's players lose their lives as a result of the air crash.

The Munich taunts were then caught by Sky cameras shortly after the tribute by the home fans, while songs mocking the disaster could be heard coming from a small pocket of Stoke supporters.

Members of Kameron's family, including his brothers Justin, aged 23, and Ryan, 17, were given tickets to the game by Stoke following an appeal in the town's local paper The Sentinel.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...d-sick-1832567

dom9 15-04-13 10:05 AM

Ridiculous.

Numbskulls.

Pedenj 15-04-13 10:31 AM

A few reports from people who were there that United fans were singing Hillsborough songs as well in response.

G 15-04-13 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedenj (Post 2621557)
A few reports from people who were there that United fans were singing Hillsborough songs as well in response.

They sing them at every match so yesterday would be no different.

The club themselves show some class on this day every year but their fans are wankers in the main.

Leyton388 15-04-13 05:32 PM

Football didn't exist until 1992 didn't you know?

magicalbarnes 22-04-13 10:10 PM

Fair play to ManU, they've been so consistent throughout the season.

Certainly not they're best team of recent times, but they really know how to grind out 3 points week after week.

G 22-04-13 10:13 PM

With them and the Suarez hysteria, two reasons to avoid the papers for a while.

Icon 22-04-13 10:14 PM

Sky drooling...

Shackanory 22-04-13 10:16 PM

Patrice Evra. What a fucking sickening excuse for a human being.

AnfieldForever 22-04-13 10:17 PM

Did anyone see what evra did after the match? Quick search on twitter (on my mobile si can't post pics)

Icon 22-04-13 10:17 PM

Must be said one of RVP's was a cracker...

(cunt)


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