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On 03/09/2021 at 02:32, Henrick_Pedigol said:

Dortmund capacity higher for domestic games (standing) v European (no standing) 

When we played away in Europe the vast majority of our fans were incapable of standing up by kick off 🤣

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The point about standing is not being put in a sheep pen.

If you are on an open terrace and you have a dick head nearby you can simply move away. The problem with sitting you can be stuck with some self-opinionated brain dead booing twat behind you and you can't get way. I had this at Burnden and it didn't end well, I found the Des McBain warning letter a few weeks ago in some old papers.

Standing means shuffling around, in the old days you used to stand in the same place and knew the people around you by sight and not by name.

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Is there a reason why we can't just have a safe standing area and leave the seats as they are?

The disasters were associated with capacity rather than standing. If everyone still gets assigned a "seat" but stands rather than sits (as happens at every away game without issue), then what's the problem? 

Make a standing area (such as Block I) then people know where it is allowed and this also prevents any investment required from the owners. That corner has stood for the last 20 years anyway, it actually wouldn't change much. The danger comes with overcrowding, not standing. 

Why complicate things?

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46 minutes ago, HowfenWHITES said:

Is there a reason why we can't just have a safe standing area and leave the seats as they are?

The disasters were associated with capacity rather than standing. If everyone still gets assigned a "seat" but stands rather than sits (as happens at every away game without issue), then what's the problem? 

Make a standing area (such as Block I) then people know where it is allowed and this also prevents any investment required from the owners. That corner has stood for the last 20 years anyway, it actually wouldn't change much. The danger comes with overcrowding, not standing. 

Why complicate things?

Because, as seen at away games like Wigan recently, there are often more people than seats in some areas of the stand.

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I guess a designated standing area with seats would at least put paid to the moaning fuckers who tell those standing up to sit down. It’ll also prevent those standing up having to tell those wanting to sit to fuck off!

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Is there any reason why folk can’t just have a seat / stand and get on with it. Our fan base is ever increasingly growing in its bellendish with regards to seating. Like standing at the front of Wimbledon and acting the cunt when the old fella steward asked you to clear the hatching area. 

seating is shit on the whole. Standing in the new style seats is a massive improvement. If folk want to stand they go there. The seated people go in the seating areas. 
 

Bring them in

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49 minutes ago, Traf said:

Because, as seen at away games like Wigan recently, there are often more people than seats in some areas of the stand.

OK maybe the away game example is a bad one, (I was at the Wigan game when they did "unresereved" seating - shit show) but home games at the UniBol are a much more diluted experience.

A standing area benefits standers and sitters as long as ticket details are adhered to. Which I feel at home games they will be. 

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