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    Be unreserved seating, this could then allow you to group together with other singers, also if you bring some mates they could sit with you. Maybe people would arrive early to get a spot and the atmosphere would get going earlier.

    Probably a million reasons as to why it can't happen but it could be worthwhile trying it for a pre season game.

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      Can't see it happening. Seat-squatting to continue for a while I reckon.
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      Be unreserved seating, this could then allow you to group together with other singers, also if you bring some mates they could sit with you. Maybe people would arrive early to get a spot and the atmosphere would get going earlier.

      Probably a million reasons as to why it can't happen but it could be worthwhile trying it for a pre season game.
      This could be more entertaining than a lot of games.
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      Be unreserved seating, this could then allow you to group together with other singers, also if you bring some mates they could sit with you. Maybe people would arrive early to get a spot and the atmosphere would get going earlier.

      Probably a million reasons as to why it can't happen but it could be worthwhile trying it for a pre season game.
      Looked like plenty of empty seats during ssn reports
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      Be unreserved seating, this could then allow you to group together with other singers, also if you bring some mates they could sit with you. Maybe people would arrive early to get a spot and the atmosphere would get going earlier.

      Probably a million reasons as to why it can't happen but it could be worthwhile trying it for a pre season game.
      Didn't the club say before that for that to happen then the capacity would have to be reduced otherwise a few fans could be left struggling to spot one of the last few spare seats left? (not a problem of late with the North Stand looking so empty.

      Besides, wasn't the North stand always meant to be the noisy stand, yet there only ever seems to be a handful of them singing (and occasionally another handful singing something different further along?)

      Opposition fans manage to be noisy at the Amex without having unreserved seating, it just seems to me that the NS are making excuses for being rubbish at creating an atmosphere
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      Not sure why the OP feels the North Stand should receive such special attention. There are 4 main stands, all of which play their part in one way or another and at away games we manage to get things going without the need to herd in our little gangs.
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      Besides, wasn't the North stand always meant to be the noisy.

      Opposition fans manage to be noisy at the Amex without having unreserved seating, it just seems to me that the NS are making excuses for being rubbish at creating an atmosphere
      I know what you mean but it seems a little unfair to expect one small stand to create 'an atmosphere' when there are 22000 other people in the ground. A few of us tried really hard to get some noise out of the ESL yesterday and it was a waste of bloody time.

      If everyone joined in, everyone would enjoy the atmosphere we're all desperate to witness.
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      It is, of course, an excellent plan. Not going to happen but it makes sense to me.
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      Didn't the club say before that for that to happen then the capacity would have to be reduced otherwise a few fans could be left struggling to spot one of the last few spare seats left? (not a problem of late with the North Stand looking so empty.

      Besides, wasn't the North stand always meant to be the noisy stand, yet there only ever seems to be a handful of them singing (and occasionally another handful singing something different further along?)

      Opposition fans manage to be noisy at the Amex without having unreserved seating, it just seems to me that the NS are making excuses for being rubbish at creating an atmosphere
      Ushers would solve this problem.
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      Opposition fans manage to be noisy at the Amex without having unreserved seating, it just seems to me that the NS are making excuses for being rubbish at creating an atmosphere
      Don't know how away fans are treated at the Amex, but at most grounds, although you get a set number - it's effectively 'sit (or stand) where you want'. Which means basically that those who wish to sit, go towards the middle and front. Personally, I always stand - so I generally go towards the back third, which is also where it's always noisiest. And I don't think this is co-incidence.

      If we did have unreserved seating, it would lead to people choosing where they want to go - which is then likely to lead to those who wish to sing and shout migrating to where those surrounding them feel it's acceptable. And indeed, it generates more noise, because you join in more than if you are on the periphery.

      If I go with the missus, we sit towards the middle, and I don't get nearly so involved.

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