Fortress Lionel Road??

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Suffice to say the backing created yesterday was instrumental in getting us over the line, and there seems to be general agreement that a full LR will create an even more hostile atmosphere from next season.

Considering the issues other club's have had moving grounds, our record this season in league and cup games has been pretty impressive. Hopefully it continues that way.....

League and Cup (including Play Offs):

Played: 29
Won: 16
Drawn: 10
Lost: 3
For: 49
Against: 25
 

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Suffice to say the backing created yesterday was instrumental in getting us over the line, and there seems to be general agreement that a full LR will create an even more hostile atmosphere from next season.

Considering the issues other club's have had moving grounds, our record this season in league and cup games has been pretty impressive. Hopefully it continues that way.....

League and Cup (including Play Offs):

Played: 29
Won: 16
Drawn: 10
Lost: 3
For: 49
Against: 25
Totally agree.

When GP was full, it could be pretty hostile, but we really made a difference yesterday and at less than a quarter of capacity, so we could turn a full LR into a bear pit, if we do our bit.
 

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Yesterday was really the start of making the place our own! It is all about the creation of memories, and that game and THAT ATMOSPHERE will very definitely live long in the memory - and I was not even there! GP will live long in our hearts but now we can fall in love all over again!!! 🥰:sorted:
 

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It's all about the mentality of the fans. From the off, the moment the Bournemouth players came out, we were booing them.
Every decision, every foul against us, every second wasted by them, we were on it like I've seldom seen before. It's easy to say that we can replicate this atmosphere, but it's tough. It takes a complete change of mentality within the fans. But, if we could do it, what an amazing atmosphere we could generate.
I truly was amazed by the intensity and the unity of the fans. There's simply no way the ref and opposition weren't affected by the fans. So, how do we get the fans to remain united and have a different mentality to that of Griffin Park? Or do we put it down to the magnitude of the game?
 

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It's all about the mentality of the fans. From the off, the moment the Bournemouth players came out, we were booing them.
Every decision, every foul against us, every second wasted by them, we were on it like I've seldom seen before. It's easy to say that we can replicate this atmosphere, but it's tough. It takes a complete change of mentality within the fans. But, if we could do it, what an amazing atmosphere we could generate.
I truly was amazed by the intensity and the unity of the fans. There's simply no way the ref and opposition weren't affected by the fans. So, how do we get the fans to remain united and have a different mentality to that of Griffin Park? Or do we put it down to the magnitude of the game?

The club just need to leave the fans alone IMHO. Hate Corner got shut down by the club when we got too supportive of the lads, and the Paddock got shut down by the club when they got too supportive of the lads.

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The club just need to leave the fans alone IMHO. Hate Corner got shut down by the club when we got too supportive of the lads, and the Paddock got shut down by the club when they got too supportive of the lads.

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What we are discussing is much bigger than the Paddock or Hate corner. We are talking all sides of the ground making the atmosphere uncomfortable for the away team. Like Leicester not sure we can reach the levels we did yesterday for the whole game, every game. But we can pick our moments and make it generally more hostile overall.
 

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I know we had probably 4,000 of the most noisiest fans in there yesterday - but it was loud! Fantastic effort from everyone. The whole of the West Stand was on their feet for 90 minutes - think it was the same elsewhere too.

With 15,000 home fans in there - it's going to be double quality.

Yesterday, Lionel Road became our home.
 
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I know we had probably 4,000 of the most noisiest fans in there yesterday - but it was loud! Fantastic effort from everyone. The whole of the West Stand was on their feet for 90 minutes - think it was the same elsewhere too.

With 15,000 home fans in there - it's going to be double quality.

Yesterday, Lionel Road became our home.

Bear in mind that quite a number of the fans who were in attendance are regular away followers too, so have that siege mentality as part of their DNA.
 

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I know we had probably 4,000 of the most noisiest fans in there yesterday - but it was loud! Fantastic effort from everyone. The whole of the West Stand was on their feet for 90 minutes - think it was the same elsewhere too.

With 15,000 home fans in there - it's going to be double quality.

Yesterday, Lionel Road became our home.

Agree with this. The Blackburn game was cold, mid season and tame. Yesterday felt fierce and as though everyone genuinely knew they had a job to do. I kept screaming at the ref and my Dad would say ‘I’m not sure that was a foul’ and I had to explain I didn’t think it was either but we needed to keep the pressure on the ref regardless! :LOL:

I’m not always the most animated but was on it from the first minute yesterday. My voice is gone today and my abs hurt from jumping up from my seat, screaming and shouting, and generally throwing myself about.

Having watched some clips back it sounded incredibly loud for 4k, gives me real hope that we can make LR a GP mark 2 and a place opponents do not enjoy coming too!

Great effort everyone!
 

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My big takeaway from watching the game on the box is how on earth do you fill in an extra 13k fans in that stadium. Looked full.
You wouldn't have seen the South Stand which had areas unpopulated for a start.
 

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It's all about the mentality of the fans. From the off, the moment the Bournemouth players came out, we were booing them.
Every decision, every foul against us, every second wasted by them, we were on it like I've seldom seen before. It's easy to say that we can replicate this atmosphere, but it's tough. It takes a complete change of mentality within the fans. But, if we could do it, what an amazing atmosphere we could generate.
I truly was amazed by the intensity and the unity of the fans. There's simply no way the ref and opposition weren't affected by the fans. So, how do we get the fans to remain united and have a different mentality to that of Griffin Park? Or do we put it down to the magnitude of the game?
If the last couple of seasons don’t change the mentality nothing will!
 

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Bear in mind that quite a number of the fans who were in attendance are regular away followers too, so have that siege mentality as part of their DNA.

Very true, some of the best atmosphere's at GP were not necessarily at full houses but at some of those midweek games where 4000 or so die hard souls were present were watching a cup game with few day trippers or causal supporters present.
 

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Very true, some of the best atmosphere's at GP were not necessarily at full houses but at some of those midweek games where 4000 or so die hard souls were present were watching a cup game with few day trippers or causal supporters present.

Right....remember the free game against Peterborough? Full house but dead atmosphere.
Obviously the bigger the game, the higher likelihood of an intense atmosphere, but it's how we try to replicate that for every game. Nothing manufactured, as that will be embarrassing. But more fans' mentality. Making our home the most intimidating ground for away teams to visit. Making everyone boo every decision that goes against us. Winding up the opposition. You know how it goes. But it must become part of our every match psyche.
I remember booing one particular decision yesterday and the person next to me asked me what he'd missed. I told him that I didn't know, but I saw the ref give Bournemouth a decision and therefore it warranted aggressive booing. The rest of the game continued in much the same vein.
 

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I thought one of the considerations when designing the stadium was to try and recreate the GP atmosphere. Why shouldn’t the club do everything it legitimately can to generate the kind of atmosphere it did yesterday. That includes shoving the away up in the corner rather than behind a goal.
 

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Of course one of the reasons that the atmosphere was so good was because what was riding on it. The Derby and Blackburn games were sort of meaningless (yes I know if we had won themboth we would have gone up), they weren't cup finals. I was at the Derby game and didnt think the atmosphere was special

If we go up then I think it will feel like 19 cup finals and we may be able to recreate the atmosphere (we did to some degree in our first season back in the Championship) and maybe set a precedent for LR. However if we dont go up I fear it will be humdrum
 

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Suffice to say the backing created yesterday was instrumental in getting us over the line, and there seems to be general agreement that a full LR will create an even more hostile atmosphere from next season.

Considering the issues other club's have had moving grounds, our record this season in league and cup games has been pretty impressive. Hopefully it continues that way.....

League and Cup (including Play Offs):

Played: 29
Won: 16
Drawn: 10
Lost: 3
For: 49
Against: 25
Bring back the castle badge
 

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Sorry but we won the game because of diligence and mental strength and will to win very similar to that famous season winning strength nice to know fruit boy your not acting like sleeping beauty glad your back super bees
 

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I know we had probably 4,000 of the most noisiest fans in there yesterday - but it was loud! Fantastic effort from everyone. The whole of the West Stand was on their feet for 90 minutes - think it was the same elsewhere too.

With 15,000 home fans in there - it's going to be double quality.

Yesterday, Lionel Road became our home.
15k under the lights with a couple of jars b4 hand the M4 will be shaking!
 

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Given the more noisy Ealing road lot were distributed around the ground rather than gathered in the west stand might this have added to seeding the chants around the ground? For example I was in the east stand which would normally have almost no bees fans but had a group starting chants which others followed.
 

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I thought one of the considerations when designing the stadium was to try and recreate the GP atmosphere. Why shouldn’t the club do everything it legitimately can to generate the kind of atmosphere it did yesterday. That includes shoving the away up in the corner rather than behind a goal.
i believe the atmosphere created at Lionel rd will be much greater than at go. It was just so loud
 

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What an atmosphere tonight and the stadium plays a big part. You feel close to the action and the acoustics are brilliant.Love it’s positioning as well, still feels intimate.
 

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The design of the stadium is spot on, still feel close to the pitch and the acoustics are outstanding. Still feels like Brentford.
 

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Atmosphere was incredible last night. Credit to the west stand for really driving the chants.

The South stand (where I was) was pretty lively too, which was a pleasure.

What a night! 🐝
 
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Had a ticket for the East Stand last night, (but my ST is for West Stand).
Interesting to hear from my group in the West Stand that they didn't hear Arsenal fans at all. (I thought they made a decent noise in the first half)
Conversely, the support from the West Stand (and the rest of the ground) came over loud and clear from where I was sitting!!!!
Seems like the designers got it just right sticking the aways in the North East corner!!!! 😁
 

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Had a ticket for the East Stand last night, (but my ST is for West Stand).
Interesting to hear from my group in the West Stand that they didn't hear Arsenal fans at all. (I thought they made a decent noise in the first half)
Conversely, the support from the West Stand (and the rest of the ground) came over loud and clear from where I was sitting!!!!
Seems like the designers got it just right sticking the aways in the North East corner!!!! 😁

From the West Stand there were a couple of times you could just about hear the Arsenal fans.
 

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Yeah, Arsenal kept singing how they couldn't hear us, which was clearly BS, because they had nothing else to use. 😂
 

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The atmosphere in the South stand was a bit noisier than section 302 of Braemar back in the day!

I got home and watched the highlights on Sky at one in the morning and the commentator said that the stadium made 17,000 sound like 70,000!
 
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Great effort again tonight, but we've now got a home league record of:
W 1
D 1
L 2
this season......

"Easy" to get up for Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea, but need to raise it another notch and get the 3 points next Sunday.....
 

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I seem to have different people around me every game and empty seats appearing. Lots of people bought tickets to watch only the big games and can’t be arsed with the others, probably fairly inevitable that would happen when a club with 4K ST’s goes to 12k over night.

The first few games the pre match buzz has been great, last few it has run out of steam and the over loud music just keeps people in the pub until the last minute anyway. Yesterdays minute silence meant it was all thrown of kilter anyway.

I am certainly not enjoying the 20 mins to get out after the game in the north stand when I want to get away from the celebrating away fans and players after 85 mins of time wasting.
 

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I still think the ground is very bland lots of grey that could be painted red the main entrance area is like an office block.The grey corners of the ground would look so much better covered I'm match action pictures like Bournmouth have.
 

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I still think the ground is very bland lots of grey that could be painted red the main entrance area is like an office block.The grey corners of the ground would look so much better covered I'm match action pictures like Bournmouth have.

agree with this. presumably still work to do... it's quite drab at the moment.
 

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Agree that some sort of “dressing” in the south east/west corners would be good.

There’s quite an expanse of grey between the premium seats and south stand roof as well.
 

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Agree that some sort of “dressing” in the south east/west corners would be good.

There’s quite an expanse of grey between the premium seats and south stand roof as well.
...........ther used to be lots of grey in New Road.................
 

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For whatever reason the crowd can't get up for the "smaller" teams. And I know some will argue that its up to the team to get the crowd going, but in a season where every margin could mean points, surely everyone in the ground should be doing their "bit" to make the place as hostile for the opposition and give our team the best support.
 

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Lots of empty seats around me in the family stand…..and I mean lots…… I know it’s the buyers choice not to go to a game but I hope the club clock how often season tickets are being scanned and potentially block people from renewing next season if they haven’t been going.

Would seem a shame that many families who would love to take their kids regularly can’t because people who dip in and out of matches don’t bother going, thereby denying them the chance to buy a season ticket.. Perhaps it would encourage them to put them on the ticket exchange more.
 
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