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BrizzleRed

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  1. Anybody else think we’ll win tonight?

    Spot on we’ve never won a major trophy and yet some on here are acting as if this cup has no value at all. Anyone would think we’d already won it umpteen times. Unbelievable
  2. Section 82 expansion...Ideas and Pitches?

    I think the answer to that question is, sitting was imposed on all fans by the football authorities, in a large part due to the misinformation following the Hillsborough disaster which blamed the fans for what happened. Supporters weren’t given a choice and many preferred and enjoyed standing at matches, but suddenly had that choice taken away from them for what later turned out to be no good reason. People who are pushing for areas of safe standing are just asking for that free choice to be restored. Imho, it’s just as wrong to tell people they should remain seated against their will, as it would be to tell fans that they should all stand. This goes for away matches too, which is why there really ought to be unreserved seating, so if you want to stand you can make your way to the back, while those wanting to sit could stay nearer the front. You’ll obviously never please all of the people all of the time, but at the moment there are probably a lot of people who feel that their enjoyment of a game has been reduced by the all seating rule, to say nothing of how the atmosphere may have also been affected. Everyone bangs on about freedom of choice these days, but sadly football in this country seems to be largely immune to those values.
  3. Section 82 expansion...Ideas and Pitches?

    Surely they are allowed to sell one seat per person though? I know when all seater stadiums were introduced this reduced capacities, because you can obvoiusly fit more people to an area when they are standing on terraces, rather than sitting in seats. It would seem mad if we we’re not allowed to have one person per seat even if they were standing, but then, we are talking about football, so I suppose anything is possible in terms of stupid rules!!!
  4. Section 82 expansion...Ideas and Pitches?

    Get what you’re saying re policing, but I’m assuming there would have to be crush barriers installed, similar to the experimental ones installed in the Atyeo end of the Williams stand a few years ago. This would create a clear dividing line for permitted standing. As for watering down the singing section, I’ve got a feeling it could have the opposite effect. There are fair number of singers across the whole of the SS at present and it could be that with a singing section spread across the whole stand, this could be infectious and draw even more fans to join in. it would be really interesting if there was a temporary dispensation to allow this to happen for just a few games, to see what effect it has.
  5. Section 82 expansion...Ideas and Pitches?

    If there was any way the club could allow standing in the back few rows of the South Stand, this would avoid blocking anyone’s sightlines. There will surely be H&S issues thrown up, but we’ve been stuck with the fall out from the discredited findings following Hillsborough for long enough now and it’s time this was challenged. The club are now getting a reputation for having new and modern ways of working, so this could be an ideal time for having another push for introducing some limited safe standing in the stadium. I’ve got a feeling this was originally proposed for AV, or it could have been AG, but would love to see it happen. I’m near the back of S21 and would be well happy if this actually happened
  6. Palace Chants in S82

    Agree with the poster earlier, there is often far too much stuff about the sags and not enough referring to our own club. I’ll wholeheartedly join in with any anti sag stuff when we’re actually playing them, but not if we’re playing someone else. As we all know, We haven’t played them for a very long time, so let’s treat them as the irrelevance and nobodies that they actually are. I think it’s no coincidence that where I am in the SS, there seem to be far more people joining in the pro City, than gas related songs and chants. Let’s concentrate on backing our own side and not waste energy on that bunch of lowlifes. They’re probsbly creaming themselves everytime they hear their name anyway, so really don’t know why we do it. Far better to just act like they don’t exist, would would probably wind them up far more anyway
  7. Difficult question, or is it..?

    You could very well be right and I'm surprised he hasn't already been snapped up by one of the more ambitious clubs in the lower leagues at least. To be fair to him, he came from Salisbury and ended back in non league with the sags and at that point they were in practical meltdown. Where other clubs have taken years to regain their league status, he took them back up at the first attempt. He then got another promotion the next season and who would have bet against him making the L1 play offs, if we hadn't thankfully scuppered that by snatching his star striker. Given the total joke and shambles of a club he's working with, that's some record and he's certainly displaying a few skills that our Head Coach seems to be totally lacking. I know the Championship is a very big step up, but if a manager has the ability to get the maximum out of the players he has available, that's a very useful skill to have and could possibly still succeed at a higher level. I certainly wouldn't bet against him moving upwards, especially now he's seen Wally for what he is and found the sags still don't have a pot to piss in, let alone a new stadium on the horizon. If he starts stringing some results together, I suspect he'll be moving on sooner, rather than later. It'll be very interesting to see how he progresses.
  8. Difficult question, or is it..?

    I know a couple of unconnected and surprisingly, intelligent gasheads! Something they have both regularly commented on is his good tactical awareness and how he can make changes to positively affect games. With his very limited budget, he's certainly done better than you would have expected with that rabble.
  9. Whisky and Cola

    Hehe ..... actually fat fingers, late night, sampling too much whisky and not checking spelling before posting was the main issue.
  10. Whisky and Cola

    Funnily enough I was in a Spoons once on a long session and my buddies suggested Buffalo Trace and coke and it was actually pretty decent. I guess the bourbon fans would probably be as disgusted as the whisky afficionados on that one though.
  11. Whisky and Cola

    Whether it comes naturally or not, you've obviously got some ability if you can blag yourself some decent discounts. I've resisted the rare whiskies so far, as the prices can be crazy as you know and my charm offensive may not be as good as tours. As I can find so many good whiskies that I enjoy drinking for around the 30 quid mark, I can just have the pleasure of God's wonderful water without breaking the bank. I must say I like the sound of a breakfast whisky, but in the interests of marital harmony, I think I'll avoid a few drams with my cornflakes!
  12. Whisky and Cola

    Lucky devil, as I haven't managed an Islay tour yet, but is definitely on the cards for the future. Interesting how some of the distillery tours are far more generous with their tasters than others. Did some last November with my better half and as she doesn't like drinking whisky, I got to have hers as well, so definitely a result for me, :laugh:
  13. Whisky and Cola

    Depends on the mood tbh Reddoh. One day it could be a good Islay like Lagavulin or Laphroig, or other times I can't resist one of the Speysides like Balvenie, Aberlour or even some of the more obscure Glenfiddichs. Add in some of the offerings from Talisker and they would probably be up at the top end of my favourites list I can honestly say I've never actually found a single malt I don't like, but there are just some I love more than others, which is probably why I've now accumulated a decent sized collection.
  14. Whisky and Cola

    Much appreciated kind sir! As I think has already been said somewhere, the only thing you need to accompany a good dingle malt is another one. As for adding coke, they should bring back hanging for that offence.
  15. Whisky and Cola

    Absolutely. A couple of tiny drops of water from a pipette if you're tackling a cask strength single malt possibly, but a whole ice cube = one hell of a lot of drops. Will drown the taste just as much as the drop in temperature from the ice cube will. Just shouldn't be done to that amazing golden liquid!
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