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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:45 am 
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dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


It’s to do with the entry points and partitioning. Any more than the 7,800 and they would have to enter the ground via the home entrances and share the facilities (toilets, bars etc). I know your utopian view wouldn’t see a problem ( :lol: ), but it’s never going to happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
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Kempstondons6 wrote:
dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


I’m not disagreeing with you, I agree, but that’s the way it is. It could of course be problems away from the stadium or outside?


I guess so. It’s a pretty sad reflection on football that this is necessary.


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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
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dons50 wrote:
Kempstondons6 wrote:
dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


I’m not disagreeing with you, I agree, but that’s the way it is. It could of course be problems away from the stadium or outside?


I guess so. It’s a pretty sad reflection on football that this is necessary.


Ahem.. not just football.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... of-rugbys/


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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
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Camdenite wrote:
dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


It’s to do with the entry points and partitioning. Any more than the 7,800 and they would have to enter the ground via the home entrances and share the facilities (toilets, bars etc). I know your utopian view wouldn’t see a problem ( :lol: ), but it’s never going to happen.


Well the family stand should allow away families in (you know like most clubs).


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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:31 am 
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Camdenite wrote:
dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


It’s to do with the entry points and partitioning. Any more than the 7,800 and they would have to enter the ground via the home entrances and share the facilities (toilets, bars etc). I know your utopian view wouldn’t see a problem ( :lol: ), but it’s never going to happen.


Camdenite, saying it how it is......well it made me laugh....Utopian View :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
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dons50 wrote:
Kempstondons6 wrote:
dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


I’m not disagreeing with you, I agree, but that’s the way it is. It could of course be problems away from the stadium or outside?


I guess so. It’s a pretty sad reflection on football that this is necessary.

I agree. But I have a mate who is a Luton STH and he's a very pleasant chap but he's the first to admit that among their supporters are some very very unpleasant people.

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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:41 am 
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Kempstondons6 wrote:
dons50 wrote:
Kempstondons6 wrote:
dons50 wrote:
I understand that, but surely they can find a way to give them more tickets and still maintain adequate safety. We have a modern ground.


I’m not disagreeing with you, I agree, but that’s the way it is. It could of course be problems away from the stadium or outside?


I guess so. It’s a pretty sad reflection on football that this is necessary.


Ahem.. not just football.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... of-rugbys/

I couldn't get the link to open but, in regards to Rugby Union and tickets: a friend of mine went to watch Sale v Leicester and it was £62 for his ticket. That's in the North, for teams (I've had to check as I don't follow it) 7th and 8th in a 12 team league. And it's a sport where domestic crowds and general interest fall well below the international game, so God knows what they charge for Six Nations Games. Always hearing about football prices: but if that tickets typical, where's the hysteria about Rugby Union pricing?

Regarding our away allocation, I don't
want us to give any extra tickets, whether we could or not. We're meant to be the home team, with home advantage: I don't want the away fans outnumbering us and giving their team crucial extra support. For the 90 minutes the away fans are part of the enemy in my eyes. 7,833 of the buggers is more than enough of them. As long as their's enough to add a little to the atmosphere, then that's plenty enough for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
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Don Direction wrote:

Well the family stand should allow away families in (you know like most clubs).


Really where do they do that? I spent the last few years in our family block and I most certainly wouldn't have if there were away fans welcome; surely that is just asking for non-family friendly language and behaviour?


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MKAylesburyDon wrote:
Don Direction wrote:

Well the family stand should allow away families in (you know like most clubs).


Really where do they do that? I spent the last few years in our family block and I most certainly wouldn't have if there were away fans welcome; surely that is just asking for non-family friendly language and behaviour?


Why would there be non-family friendly language/behaviour? You only allow young families in, just because they're away fans doesn't mean they'' misbehave in front of their kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Pompey at home.
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Don Direction wrote:
MKAylesburyDon wrote:
Don Direction wrote:

Well the family stand should allow away families in (you know like most clubs).


Really where do they do that? I spent the last few years in our family block and I most certainly wouldn't have if there were away fans welcome; surely that is just asking for non-family friendly language and behaviour?


Why would there be non-family friendly language/behaviour? You only allow young families in, just because they're away fans doesn't mean they'' misbehave in front of their kids.

Surely bad language / behaviour becomes more likely if you mix the two sets of supporters? You're putting an awful lot of faith in parents not wishing to swear in front of their children - which I can say I hear a lot of just in normal society, public transport, etc. Add to that the pressure of a football match, and the close proximity of rival fans (potentially sat next to you), and I'd be amazed if it passed off as pleasantly as you suggest with no non-family appropriate incidents.


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