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Author Topic: Standing, Not Sitting  (Read 1697 times)

Offline alanclare

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Standing, Not Sitting
« on: October 20, 2019, 07:36:47 AM »
I donít know what the rest of the ground is doing, but it has become normal now for the Lower Holte to watch the whole match standing up. I am 5ft 6Ē and I am behind two six-plus-foot chaps. My view is through whatever gaps there are between them. It is also very tiring for older chaps like myself to be stood on the same spot for 40 minutes at a time.

The game is now spoilt for me. It was fine when everyone just stood for moments of excitement.

I expect that there will be a lot of jocular responses to this thread, but Iíd be grateful for some genuine suggestions as to what, if anything, I can do about it.

Offline algy

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 09:18:57 AM »
My granddad, at Barnsley away in the FA Cup some years ago, shouted "sit down" and hit the blokes in front on the head with his walking stick. Obviously not suggesting that, but it worked.

Offline john e

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 09:30:23 AM »
I took my season tickets in the lower Doug just as that bit curves around towards the Holte end

your close enough to the Holte to feel a part of the atmosphere but when you
1 have an 11 & 14 year old kids with you
2 are nearer 60 than 50 years of age
3 are 5'7'' (taller than you shorty)
it gives you exactly what you want Alan, sitting down mostly and standing for the attacking/exiting bits

Lower Holte as been standing up for years now doubt it's going to change,
standing doesn't bother me in the main I just accept it especially at away's but at home you do have more of a choice



Offline Clampy

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 09:42:39 AM »
I'd suggest possibly sitting upstairs in the Holte, if finances and the knees allow it. They tend not to stand up and it's a decent view.

Offline Risso

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 09:45:09 AM »
I'm guessing that as every game is a sell out and there's a waiting list for season tickets shifting places might not be that easy.

Offline Clampy

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 09:48:09 AM »
Could he not re-locate though next season (if he is a season ticket holder that is)? Not sure how it works if i'm honest.

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 09:53:17 AM »
Where there is a will there is a way - I suggest you write to the club Alan and explain your predicament - can't do any harm can it ? They will either sort it or ignore it :)
Cheers, VCTM

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 10:46:17 AM »
Going in the Lower Holte or Lower North that is the chance you take as it's largely accepted that most if not all will be stood all game, especially for bigger games. If everyone sat down all game the atmosphere would be like Fulham.

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2019, 10:47:42 AM »
Going in the Lower Holte or Lower North that is the chance you take as it's largely accepted that most if not all will be stood all game, especially for bigger games. If everyone sat down all game the atmosphere would be like Fulham.

And sing, donít forget the singing.

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 10:59:20 AM »
Going in the Lower Holte or Lower North that is the chance you take as it's largely accepted that most if not all will be stood all game, especially for bigger games. If everyone sat down all game the atmosphere would be like Fulham.

And sing, donít forget the singing.
Forgot that. Cheers Pete  :-*

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2019, 11:15:06 AM »
I donít know what the rest of the ground is doing, but it has become normal now for the Lower Holte to watch the whole match standing up. I am 5ft 6Ē and I am behind two six-plus-foot chaps. My view is through whatever gaps there are between them. It is also very tiring for older chaps like myself to be stood on the same spot for 40 minutes at a time.

The game is now spoilt for me. It was fine when everyone just stood for moments of excitement.

I expect that there will be a lot of jocular responses to this thread, but Iíd be grateful for some genuine suggestions as to what, if anything, I can do about it.


Stadiums gave up trying to sit down a few years ago. In my view, this is a backward step.

The only time that any spectator should be on their feet is during a celebration

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2019, 11:32:30 AM »
Going in the Lower Holte or Lower North that is the chance you take as it's largely accepted that most if not all will be stood all game, especially for bigger games. If everyone sat down all game the atmosphere would be like Fulham.

Yes, because it's impossible to sing while sitting down. Was gutted when I bought Nirvana Unplugged and the whole album was instrumentals.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 12:14:12 PM »
Going in the Lower Holte or Lower North that is the chance you take as it's largely accepted that most if not all will be stood all game, especially for bigger games. If everyone sat down all game the atmosphere would be like Fulham.

Your 100% right about the standing up and it's whwnthese areas are on their feet that the noise increases

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2019, 12:18:41 PM »
Going in the Lower Holte or Lower North that is the chance you take as it's largely accepted that most if not all will be stood all game, especially for bigger games. If everyone sat down all game the atmosphere would be like Fulham.

Was gutted when I bought Nirvana Unplugged

I can imagine.

Offline Boot Boys of Boris

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Re: Standing, Not Sitting
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 04:42:43 PM »
Even though they moved all the standers in the north lower for the wolves game, they all stood in Q1-Q4 in the lower doug ellis. All lower holte standing, some in the upper, all wolves standing. Surprisingly there were a couple of hundred standing in the upper doug ellis to.