Final Score Bees 1 (Zanka) - Leicester City 2 Att 16,814

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It was superb in the West Stand , i was very impressed.
I'm ST West Stand.
I think then perhaps my expectations were raised too high after the Liverpool atmos!
If this was your first time in the West Stand then sure you'll have been impressed compared to the noise coming from the other stands ..
 

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So was I. I think then perhaps my expectations were raised too high after the Liverpool atmos!
i am DO season t holder but my daughter sometimes uses it . I was next to Liverpool fans and just had them in my ear all game . Scenes at 3-3 though :LOL:
 

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TBH, unless a fan was brought up in a family of existing Bees fans, I'd say that every Bees fan started out as a tourist. I know I did. Otherwise it really is a case "You're not from round 'ere, are you?" or "This is a local club, for local people; there's nothing for you here".

I am totally in favour of new fans having access to games and don't have a massive problems with some tourists (ie visitors from abroad who want to experience the Prem) getting tickets as well. On the latter, I was next to a group from Germany in the Ealing Road a couple of year's back who were adding more to the atmosphere than many of those around them. :) There were also a group of very boisterous Poles (I think) supporting us up the Putney Road end a few year's back.

I just think we might use TAPs or something similar to ensure that members who are regular attenders are located in the same part of the stand. No guarantee it would work to improve the atmosphere but it might. There is also AB's suggestion on STHs.
 

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I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Yes not serving booze to the away fans ruins their match day experience and makes them quieter. But we've been to grounds before with no beer at half time and we don't like it either ..
The queue for booze in the upper tier at Villa made it effectively booze free for most and no booze lower tier- didn’t dampen things much and their fans commented how loud we were. Ditto Wolves but who needed crap lager when the champagne was flowing on the pitch?!
 

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The queue for booze in the upper tier at Villa made it effectively booze free for most and no booze lower tier- didn’t dampen things much and their fans commented how loud we were. Ditto Wolves but who needed crap lager when the champagne was flowing on the pitch?!
There was booze lower tier villa
 

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TBH, unless a fan was brought up in a family of existing Bees fans, I'd say that every Bees fan started out as a tourist. I know I did. Otherwise it really is a case "You're not from round 'ere, are you?" or "This is a local club, for local people; there's nothing for you here".
Ha! My mum (RIP) brought me to griffin park as a 6/7 year old after I badgered her to take me to a game and being from Ealing Brentford was the nearest club, I don’t think anyone would call someone going to Brentford in 1976, fighting re-election “tourists”
 

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A very good summary. You raised a good point about pushing on for a win too, when a draw would have been creditable. My own feeling was that Leicester would have been happy with a bore draw as well, and their second goal came out of the blue really, but also because we gave them that space to break through.
I’m also hoping that the next few matches will enable us to re-assert ourselves after an encouraging start.
It’s the way we play though…I’m sure most people would’ve been happy with a point at West Ham but we put everyone up for the free kick at the end. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but I would rather have 1 win and 1 defeat than 2 draws.
 

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I am totally in favour of new fans having access to games and don't have a massive problems with some tourists (ie visitors from abroad who want to experience the Prem) getting tickets as well. On the latter, I was next to a group from Germany in the Ealing Road a couple of year's back who were adding more to the atmosphere than many of those around them. :) There were also a group of very boisterous Poles (I think) supporting us up the Putney Road end a few year's back.

I just think we might use TAPs or something similar to ensure that members who are regular attenders are located in the same part of the stand. No guarantee it would work to improve the atmosphere but it might. There is also AB's suggestion on STHs.
I'm sort of thinking of my own siuation. For three games in a row, my 19-year-old son has had a better offer at the last minute and has ducked out too late to put the ticket on the ticket exchange. However, if he'd ducked out a bit earlier we'd probably have had three different people sitting there, with maybe one of them a Bees fan who couldn't get a seat otherwise. They'd have been seen as a tourist instead of just a very lucky person.
 

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I'm sort of thinking of my own siuation. For three games in a row, my 19-year-old son has had a better offer at the last minute and has ducked out too late to put the ticket on the ticket exchange. However, if he'd ducked out a bit earlier we'd probably have had three different people sitting there, with maybe one of them a Bees fan who couldn't get a seat otherwise. They'd have been seen as a tourist instead of just a very lucky person.
I am thinking what would have, at the age of 19, tempted me to swerve Brentford at the last minute? It was a long time ago and the memory fades a bit but I was 19 in 1974 and it wasn't the greatest time at GP so if I'd been offered a couple of hours in a cheap hotel with Lulu instead of BFC v Grimsby........
 

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I am thinking what would have, at the age of 19, tempted me to swerve Brentford at the last minute? It was a long time ago and the memory fades a bit but I was 19 in 1974 and it wasn't the greatest time at GP so if I'd been offered a couple of hours in a cheap hotel with Lulu instead of BFC v Grimsby........

Does he still go to games ?
 

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I am thinking what would have, at the age of 19, tempted me to swerve Brentford at the last minute? It was a long time ago and the memory fades a bit but I was 19 in 1974 and it wasn't the greatest time at GP so if I'd been offered a couple of hours in a cheap hotel with Lulu instead of BFC v Grimsby........
Close, I think.
 

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I am thinking what would have, at the age of 19, tempted me to swerve Brentford at the last minute? It was a long time ago and the memory fades a bit but I was 19 in 1974 and it wasn't the greatest time at GP so if I'd been offered a couple of hours in a cheap hotel with Lulu instead of BFC v Grimsby........
He was attractive to you? Good lad and very funny but never did it for me
 

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The "Weeeeeeeee...ell" lasted several minutes iirc. To avoid confusion I am switching my pervy thoughts to Clodagh Rogers.
 

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I heard Dusty Springfield lived in Northfields for a time. Is it true?
According to Wiki "born 16 April 1939 .... she lived in Kent Gardens, West Ealing during the 1950s, attending St Anne's Convent School in Northfields .... and later worked at Bentalls department store in Ealing ....."
 

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According to Wiki "born 16 April 1939 .... she lived in Kent Gardens, West Ealing during the 1950s, attending St Anne's Convent School in Northfields .... and later worked at Bentalls department store in Ealing ....."
Almost makes her an honorary Bee. Pity she's no longer with us.
 

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Remember this guy... loved it

We going to win again... loyd owsu.... loyd owusu
Yes. He has adopted some very unseemly hairstylings in recent years. For a man of his age.
 

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According to Wiki "born 16 April 1939 .... she lived in Kent Gardens, West Ealing during the 1950s, attending St Anne's Convent School in Northfields .... and later worked at Bentalls department store in Ealing ....."
apparently got her nickname at Bentalls as she used to put the bins out
 
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