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Chelle22

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I am extremely disillusioned after the first 2 games of the season and have found the atmosphere to be really lacking in both games but pretty much at the away game yesterday at Wigan.

I got a season ticket in the Shed Lower this season and was well happy with it, then when we got to the game against Portsmouth I was unhappy to find that the people behind me and my daughter didn't get involved, didn't even stand for the goal celebrations and spent the entire game tutting every time we rose from our seats, even when we got up to allow someone to pass and get a drink. I felt really fed up at the end of the game because when we joined in and got up with the crowd it was made very clear that we were obviously getting in this couple's way. Now I am not being funny but at the end of the day if we could have got tickets in the MHL we would have done we were told the only ones we were guaranteed together were the Shed Lower, I was apprehensive because I had not sat in the Shed before, I had tried the other stands but never the Shed. We like to be involved and we like to get up and sing. We were told that the Shed is one of the stands where they encourage the singing (ok not the standing) but I am pretty fed up that we were made to feel the way we were after spending 2K on season tickets (2 adults, 1 child) you could argue that these people have obviously paid to be behind us but why not sit in the West????

When we went to Wigan it just about summed it up when our own fans sung "Our support is f****ng sh*t" - again there were tuts when you stood, I had a small child behind me and tried to observe this and only stood when we scored etc, but when I sat down the child spent the entire first half of the game sitting with her foot up on the back of my new away shirt, I was furious and about 5 minutes before the end of the first actually stood and wouldn't sit again. Needless to say during the break we found a spot and moved, unfortunately right next to the Wigan fans and got heaps of abuse but at least we could stand and sing and feel involved. Its a long old hike to go from London to Wigan and just sit there not making any noise and contributing at all to the game.

I realise reading this I sound like a moany bird but am open to everyone's comments on the matter as I said to my daughter perhaps we are the ones in the wrong?? So here we go, its over to you...................................................... :D

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i think the problem at the bridge as been the on field success

everyone wants to watch chelsea and unfortunatley a good part of the home support for chelsea is now by people who dont know the players names let alone any of the chants

the lads/ladies that want to create an atmosphere are to far apart to get it going properly, but they try and try hard only to hear please sit down i've paid good money for this seat and tutting at the noise they are making

this was a huge problem at old trafford and highbury hence the no atmosphere at man u and the highbury libary

the only way to combat this is for the team to start losing so the non chanting tutting brigade go back to old trafford or arsenal where they belong

may i suggest you take a few chant sheets with you and pass them round

the away support for chelsea is always very good and i thought it was at wigan, very vocal and passionate as always

but where we go the band waggon brigade mingle in and like the home supporters they only go so they can brag about going watch chelsea

this is how it seems to me, i'm not a season ticket holder (for that i can only wish) when i do go which is as often as financially possible, i ignore the please sit down and tutting brigade and stand and cheer and sing till my throats sore eve if i'm in the west end upper (where you dont half get some miserable gits)

so stand up and sing chelle and be proud and bollox to those around you

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The problem is that football is now a family entertainment. I'm not getting into the rights and wrongs of that because we've gone down that route a hundred times on here, but the change in stadium has led to a change in the fans that go to games, it's no longer a sport for young working class blokes and they were the ones that created the atmosphere.

The Shed 100 done a great job last year (and the club backed it well) but it's got to continue.

Things will never be as they were though unless football as a whole takes a massive dive and it goes back to being an outlet for working class blokes again (and I can't see that happeneing).

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The problem is that football is now a family entertainment. I'm not getting into the rights and wrongs of that because we've gone down that route a hundred times on here, but the change in stadium has led to a change in the fans that go to games, it's no longer a sport for young working class blokes and they were the ones that created the atmosphere.

The Shed 100 done a great job last year (and the club backed it well) but it's got to continue.

Things will never be as they were though unless football as a whole takes a massive dive and it goes back to being an outlet for working class blokes again (and I can't see that happeneing).

Please Oh please........too many blokes called Tarquin and Miles going to football matches!

Corporates ruin football, just look to the 'new wembley' if you don't believe me!

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30 years ago football grounds were war zones, your lucky you can take your kids nowadays.

Stand up when needs be (then sit down again), but sing all you want and fcuk them behind.

Remember the real supporters have emotions, singing and jumping in excitment will always be acceptable to other real supporters, so you'll only piss off the unemotional supporters when you do stand and sing, fcuk them !

I like to try and get them types involved, but they just glare at you when your screaming 10 men in their face.

The closest you'll get to 'the ole days' would be away in Europe, from my experience a lot of the old skool end up at these. :rant:

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Isn't there some kind of Bring Back The Shed initiative to get all the voal fans together? Strange place to put them as I always found Matthew Harding Lower to be the most vocal when I had a season ticket there. There are times when Stamford Bridge lacks an atmosphere. I doubt I'll ever witness an atmosphere like I did when we turned Barca over in the Champions League and Terry scored in the dying seconds.

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Please Oh please........too many blokes called Tarquin and Miles going to football matches!

Corporates ruin football, just look to the 'new wembley' if you don't believe me!

Now come come Bluenut. A tad harsh don't you think.

Tallyho

Tarquin

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Now come come Bluenut. A tad harsh don't you think.

Tallyho

Tarquin

carefree wherever you maybe

another prawn sandwich for me

and I'll fill your glass with nice drop of Chablis

while I'll have a cup of earl grey tea

Tallyho old chap

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Me and dad have gradually migrated, over about 10 years, from the noise as he wanted to be in the newest and best seats - from MH Lower to West Lower to West Upper (with fancy cushions that annoyingly mean that the price of a comfy bum and back is less leg space)...

Anyways where we sit the noise atmosphere isn't usually great but the camaraderie is, all the people around us are season ticket holders and know each other... occasionally there's the odd sing song, no tutting for standing although the guy behind us occasionally gets told off by the non-regulars when he gets excited and starts shouting out the C-word. In the big or exciting games the atmosphere does pick up sometimes and we generate a little noise. Prawn sandwhiches are relatively few as we can't afford them spending all our money on season tickets.

I think around the ground the atmosphere isn't always great but thinking back to the old boxing day bore draws against Southampton or Wimbledon it always did depend on the game. I think your experiences in the Shed where you are, are a real shame - the good news is next time we are 2-0 down at half time the people behind you will probably go home at half time and you will get to stand up and scream your head off in the 4-2 comeback.

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I am extremely disillusioned after the first 2 games of the season and have found the atmosphere to be really lacking in both games but pretty much at the away game yesterday at Wigan.

I got a season ticket in the Shed Lower this season and was well happy with it, then when we got to the game against Portsmouth I was unhappy to find that the people behind me and my daughter didn't get involved, didn't even stand for the goal celebrations and spent the entire game tutting every time we rose from our seats, even when we got up to allow someone to pass and get a drink. I felt really fed up at the end of the game because when we joined in and got up with the crowd it was made very clear that we were obviously getting in this couple's way. Now I am not being funny but at the end of the day if we could have got tickets in the MHL we would have done we were told the only ones we were guaranteed together were the Shed Lower, I was apprehensive because I had not sat in the Shed before, I had tried the other stands but never the Shed. We like to be involved and we like to get up and sing. We were told that the Shed is one of the stands where they encourage the singing (ok not the standing) but I am pretty fed up that we were made to feel the way we were after spending 2K on season tickets (2 adults, 1 child) you could argue that these people have obviously paid to be behind us but why not sit in the West????

When we went to Wigan it just about summed it up when our own fans sung "Our support is f****ng sh*t" - again there were tuts when you stood, I had a small child behind me and tried to observe this and only stood when we scored etc, but when I sat down the child spent the entire first half of the game sitting with her foot up on the back of my new away shirt, I was furious and about 5 minutes before the end of the first actually stood and wouldn't sit again. Needless to say during the break we found a spot and moved, unfortunately right next to the Wigan fans and got heaps of abuse but at least we could stand and sing and feel involved. Its a long old hike to go from London to Wigan and just sit there not making any noise and contributing at all to the game.

I realise reading this I sound like a moany bird but am open to everyone's comments on the matter as I said to my daughter perhaps we are the ones in the wrong?? So here we go, its over to you...................................................... :D

chelle you are bang on and dont even think you sound moany the sad fact is that we dont have the great atmosphere many of us would like but with more fans like yourself that could soon be sorted. CARE FREE!

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Just wanna say thanks for all the feedback on this thread. I did add the thread with caution cos I didnt wanna upset anyone and do enjoy coming on the site and adding my point of view here and there.

After reading the replies out to my kids we are really well happy! I was feeling really downbeat about the whole situation but am feeling more positive knowing there are so many like minded people out there - we are NOT the problem, it IS the problem of the prawn sandwich and armchair brigade.

Looking forward to Sunday and heres hoping for a better atmosphere *hopefully those behind us were day trippers and not season ticket holders*

:D

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Good chance that they were probably day trippers, so just forget about them. Get up and sing, and if they are that bothered they can move. I used to travel down from Scotland for a game or two, and always ended up in the West lower. One time was in a great place near the MHL,other times it was nearer the shed end and was a little quieter, but still had a few folk singing and getting up out their seats for goals.

The worst I had was in the actual Shed itself, the night we played Man U in a cup game, and that was in the days our MHL was given away to travelling support for cup games, what a joke! All the MHL were spread about, and I remember me and another bloke being the only ones singing in our section of the Shed lower. unfortunately, it has become corporate and those people don't like sweary words, or folk being too rambunctious

Scott

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I too just ignore people who dont want to join in, fcuk 'em. I enjoy atmosphere always have and am not about to let someone on his/her first visit to the stadium tell me to sit down and shut up.

Go to the theatre if you want to watch a show. At football matches the fans HAVE to be part of the specticle.

Terracing would help.

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Have to admit I was bit shocked at the lack of atmosphere for Pompey ? Don't think the kick off time helped plus a lot of regulars were on holiday (well where I sit in the MHU thatwas the case ) and the fact the game was over after 25 minutes .

Sunday will be the real test if the ground isn't up for it then we will be the new Arsenal ......................

As mentioned many times on here until we convert 2 sections of the MHU to terracing it will always be bad

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Have to admit I was bit shocked at the lack of atmosphere for Pompey ? Don't think the kick off time helped plus a lot of regulars were on holiday (well where I sit in the MHU thatwas the case ) and the fact the game was over after 25 minutes .

Sunday will be the real test if the ground isn't up for it then we will be the new Arsenal ......................

As mentioned many times on here until we convert 2 sections of the MHU to terracing it will always be bad

I think the kick off times are a valid point. Both games have been 13:30 so far, with our 3rd 13.30 kick-off time on a Sunday this weekend. SUNDAY'S??FFS!!!!! No one has a proper chance to meet up, have a few beers, get the atmosphere going in the pubs and bars around the ground prior to the game.

Early start from London, long train ride to Wigan, off the train, quick pint? go to game.

Wigan and Man City, both televised on Sunday, neither was a sell-out.

FOOTBALL SHOULD BE PLAYED AT 3O'CLOCK ON A SATURDAY!!

Thank SKY - They're slowly killing football!!

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Good chance that they were probably day trippers, so just forget about them. Get up and sing, and if they are that bothered they can move. I used to travel down from Scotland for a game or two, and always ended up in the West lower. One time was in a great place near the MHL,other times it was nearer the shed end and was a little quieter, but still had a few folk singing and getting up out their seats for goals.

The worst I had was in the actual Shed itself, the night we played Man U in a cup game, and that was in the days our MHL was given away to travelling support for cup games, what a joke! All the MHL were spread about, and I remember me and another bloke being the only ones singing in our section of the Shed lower. unfortunately, it has become corporate and those people don't like sweary words, or folk being too rambunctious

Scott

im in the shed in lower this sunday so hopin for a much better atmo especially against the spuds. lets do em

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Have a bit of a unique take on sunday as it was the first Chelsea match i have attended for 6 years.

Have been a season ticket holder at Bradford City for 15 years after we moved up north when i was a kid, me and my old man would take in the northern away games but stopped going due to the madness of the Bradford rollercoaster. Felt the call not due to glory but just to get back to the great atmosphere of the good old days. So was interesting to see the change in the types of folk at the game......

.....surprising amount of Northern accents?!, quite a few more birds. Still has a decent following of folk prepared to sing their hearts but felt a bit early season/Sunday vibe. Loved being able to have a cheeky ciggy at half time!

Still nonetheless was some decent volume at points.

have no doubt things will be different at Man City, can't wait!

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Ok, we went to the game, obviously with trepidation that we would spend the entire game sat down being bored, I have to say that the first half of the game was really good atmosphere wise, we were up for the entire first half and the singing was good. A slight mar on this was the fact that the 2 people behind my kids are not day trippers :( and indeed are season ticket holders which is a shame, you see I intend to have a great time in my season ticket watching the game, if these people behind us dont then I cant help them. They stood here and there through the first half, when they did sit down the man said he would watch the game on the screen above the MH!! Why dont they just stay home and watch it on telly??? Then when the second half came they asked my kids to sit down, I was downstairs and didnt witness this, when I came back to my seat I heard a voice asking me to sit but to be honest I didnt take any notice, everyone in front of me was up on their feet and I wasnt going to sit when they were all standing, I felt my shirt being pulled but again ignored this - however when the woman started to have a go about me to someone behind is when my blood started to boil. I shall be having a word with her the next game I attend, I will be polite but say that when those in front of me sit then so will I.

So on the whole not a disaster, I felt at home with the guys around me who seem to have had season tickets in the area for ages, they have made us feel very welcome!

;)

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I've heard that your atmosphere at games is usually pretty poor. Not that I'm biased, I also heard that your away support isn't that good considering the stature of the club ... ?

Our away support and atmosphere has always been quality, even to date, compared to how we have played in recent years.

COYS

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I'm just putting facts across fellow. Think of the sh*t we've put up with over the years, its been dreadful. But Tottenham still stand up in force, and cheer our boys on.

All I could here today was Tottenham singing at the Bridge ...

I think what we have, which Spurs never had for years is confidence against you TOP 4. We've lacked that for years now, and Ramos is installing it into the club.

I believe that why we won the Carling Cup against you. No team is better than any other, its what you do on the day that counts. Some teams might have an advanatge, but doing it on the day is a different thing. Its 11 men versus 11 men at the end of it. I thought we done well, we had some decent attacks, we just lack that second striker that we need I believe.

I think you guys get dissapointed because you EXPECT to beat us every time you play us, I'm afraid that isn't the case. I'm not saying we are better than you, that would be a lie. But we play better against you now. We used to be a walk in the park, but that doesn't seem to happen, which is quite funny, because reading your previews of the game you think your going to SMASH us 5-0. Its that same with your fans where ever you go, maybe you dont like the fact, that thats not happening any more, I dont know, just a thought ...

COYS

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I don't like the fact that you're here polluting this forum. No-one wants you here, so why not just f**k off out of it.

Know what? Never, ever trust a T*tt*nh*m fan. Two faced c**ts the f**king lot of you. I can give you stories going back over 30 years to back that up. But I won't bother. I won't waste any more time on you, you mouthy horrible f**king c**t.

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