Give yourselves the chance to be heros
- May 16, 2018
I think these are all sensible suggestions but unlikely to be ever implemented. It’s interesting to note that there is a small but growing tendency in Essex for groups of lads to get cheap flights out of Stansted Airport on a Saturday morning and go and watch German league games. Cheap tickets, standing, you can drink beer on the terraces and there is a much better atmosphere than you get at Wet Ham. We kid ourselves that our stadiums are the best in the world but the actual experience of going to games is often much better abroad.These threads never end well, with people getting upset over perceived criticisms of them.
What I will say is the ground hasn't been particularly nervous at any game I've been to this season and I haven't noticed the opposition goalkeepers not getting clapped.
A lot of people who have had season tickets for years but never went have reclaimed them for this season now that we're good again. That might be a factor.
Otherwise, it's not worth bothering about. The discussion has been going on for years and the one major factor involved in improving our atmosphere has been Jurgen Klopp. To improve the atmosphere we need safe standing, be able to drink in the stands and like minded people need to be sat together rather than spread out across the stadium. Nothing else will make much of a difference at this point.