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Author Topic: Who should create the Atmosphere?  (Read 7600 times)

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2024, 09:24:54 PM »
The atmosphere was very good, yes there were times when it was quiet but they coincided with when were knocking it around in our defensive third of the field so there was little to react to. We are an English club and the atmosphere mirrors what's happening on the field rather than a co-ordinated noise unconnected to the play, as preferred by our continental friends.

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #91 on: April 21, 2024, 10:30:19 PM »
The ground was fairly subdued for a good proportion of the game all things considered I thought, wasn’t exactly bouncing. Didn’t hear a peep from that 1897 section.

Where do you sit Risso? In the middle of the Holte Lower it seemed pretty loud all the way through. I tend to sit Trinity or Witton upper these days and I don't think the atmosphere from the Holte always transmits there.

Offline AV82EC

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #92 on: April 21, 2024, 10:34:13 PM »
I think we can safely say the acoustics in Villa Park are shite. Unlike Risso I could hear the 1897 lot regularly throughout the game (I’m UT A2) and it seemed to get the Lower North going as well. When we all join in we’re fucking loud but too often the atmosphere seems to dissipate too easily and I’ll die on the hill that the Holte being two tiered is the main reason.

Offline aldridgeboy

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2024, 01:23:15 AM »
I just saw a video from a Bournemouth fan walking away from the ground. As well as being complimentary about our performance, he said it was the loudest ground he'd been to all season

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #94 on: April 22, 2024, 12:00:05 PM »

Offline caster troy

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #95 on: April 22, 2024, 12:14:50 PM »
I was in the Upper North Stand quite far back and generally thought the atmosphere was poor. In the first half even before their goal I heard the Bournemouth fans singing 'We're Aston Villa, we'll sing when we've won' which I thought was sadly a fair criticism. I did notice the 1897 group after a while and I thought it was a shame that their efforts didn't catch on more. On the plus side it was great to see the fans assemble for the players arrival and hopefully that was helpful in getting the players to raise themselves again after a tough week.

Reading now that the atmosphere was perceived to be good by many does make me wonder about the acoustics. I've spent 99% of my games in the Holte Upper so perhaps my expectations aren't fair.

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #96 on: April 22, 2024, 12:18:56 PM »
I was in the Upper North Stand quite far back and generally thought the atmosphere was poor. In the first half even before their goal I heard the Bournemouth fans singing 'We're Aston Villa, we'll sing when we've won' which I thought was sadly a fair criticism. I did notice the 1897 group after a while and I thought it was a shame that their efforts didn't catch on more. On the plus side it was great to see the fans assemble for the players arrival and hopefully that was helpful in getting the players to raise themselves again after a tough week.

Reading now that the atmosphere was perceived to be good by many does make me wonder about the acoustics. I've spent 99% of my games in the Holte Upper so perhaps my expectations aren't fair.


You're always hear the away fans more easily when you're sat that end.

I think it's well established now due to VP's uniqueness and open ends that noise doesn't really travel that well from one end to the other. That's probably the best argument for filling in the corners one day.

One thing I do know is the atmosphere is always great for big evening games so it will be electric for the final three home games given what is at stake.

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #97 on: April 22, 2024, 12:21:43 PM »
I'm in the mid-Trinity, and there were some loud bits, especially after we'd scored as you'd expect. First half though, I thought it was as bad as Sheffield United at home in terms of atmosphere. Didn't ever hear the first Allez rendition until the second half. Obviously the second half was completely different, both in terms of performance and in the reaction to it. Still not great though, from where I was sat at least.

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #98 on: April 22, 2024, 12:23:20 PM »
I'm in the mid-Trinity, and there were some loud bits, especially after we'd scored as you'd expect. First half though, I thought it was as bad as Sheffield United at home in terms of atmosphere. Didn't ever hear the first Allez rendition until the second half. Obviously the second half was completely different, both in terms of performance and in the reaction to it. Still not great though, from where I was sat at least.

It will be ten times better for Chelsea and Liverpool, don't worry about that.

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #99 on: April 22, 2024, 12:34:13 PM »
I'm in the mid-Trinity, and there were some loud bits, especially after we'd scored as you'd expect. First half though, I thought it was as bad as Sheffield United at home in terms of atmosphere. Didn't ever hear the first Allez rendition until the second half. Obviously the second half was completely different, both in terms of performance and in the reaction to it. Still not great though, from where I was sat at least.

It will be ten times better for Chelsea and Liverpool, don't worry about that.

Depends on how we play, mostly. If we chuck in a stinker like we did against Spurs, it won't be. But we won't, I'm sure.

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #100 on: April 22, 2024, 12:35:08 PM »
I was in the Upper North Stand quite far back and generally thought the atmosphere was poor. In the first half even before their goal I heard the Bournemouth fans singing 'We're Aston Villa, we'll sing when we've won' which I thought was sadly a fair criticism. I did notice the 1897 group after a while and I thought it was a shame that their efforts didn't catch on more. On the plus side it was great to see the fans assemble for the players arrival and hopefully that was helpful in getting the players to raise themselves again after a tough week.

Reading now that the atmosphere was perceived to be good by many does make me wonder about the acoustics. I've spent 99% of my games in the Holte Upper so perhaps my expectations aren't fair.

It's so strange to hear this (and Risso's comment).  From the upper Holte it was bouncing for most the game.  We can't help it if the Trinity and Witton don't join in, but if felt like an excellent atmosphere where I was sitting.

Offline caster troy

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #101 on: April 22, 2024, 01:03:07 PM »
I was in the Upper North Stand quite far back and generally thought the atmosphere was poor. In the first half even before their goal I heard the Bournemouth fans singing 'We're Aston Villa, we'll sing when we've won' which I thought was sadly a fair criticism. I did notice the 1897 group after a while and I thought it was a shame that their efforts didn't catch on more. On the plus side it was great to see the fans assemble for the players arrival and hopefully that was helpful in getting the players to raise themselves again after a tough week.

Reading now that the atmosphere was perceived to be good by many does make me wonder about the acoustics. I've spent 99% of my games in the Holte Upper so perhaps my expectations aren't fair.

It's so strange to hear this (and Risso's comment).  From the upper Holte it was bouncing for most the game.  We can't help it if the Trinity and Witton don't join in, but if felt like an excellent atmosphere where I was sitting.

The main thing is it was loud where you were and hopefully it at least came across loud to the players. and in any case we played well and won so ultimately it doesn't matter anyway. If I have to go to any games on my own I'm certainly going to look into the 1897 thing.

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #102 on: April 22, 2024, 01:18:10 PM »
I was in the upper Witton where they are doing the rail standing directly above Bournemouth.

Looks like the trial had already unofficially started as many were standing all game in our block, singing much of it and the atmosphere was very very loud. Probably why Bournemouth fans thought it good. I couldn't hear the rest of ground if I am honest.

Only downside was my 4 year old had to stand for much of the game and he was pretty tired in 2nd half. Also still a fair bit of swearing.

Lots of flags - I think it looked like some regular Holte Enders had made their way in this part.


Offline tomd2103

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #103 on: April 22, 2024, 02:53:17 PM »
I thought it was a decent atmosphere yesterday.  Not Villa Park at it's spine tingling best, but it was loud at times.

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Re: Who should create the Atmosphere?
« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2024, 03:44:37 PM »
As someone just said:
"those fans in the Holte, sing throughout the game, the rest of you can just rattle your f**king jewellery"

 


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