Loud Home Crowds at Away Games

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A comment on one of the threads re the Forest away game got me thinking about 'loud' opposition crowds. At the City Ground last week was quite impressed by what seemed like the whole home support joining in their version of 'Mull of Kintyre'. The accompaniment was turned off, and they just continued, a fifth higher (musical term), just like on the Paul McCartney version. When the NF's crowd got going, thought their vocal support was quite impressive.
Also when they scored was a very throaty cheer by the home crowd. Can't remember such a loud goal celebration for quite some while.
Bristol Rovers always used to impress me with their rendition of 'Goodnight Irene", but the one that I really remember was at Liverpool in the FA Cup as we walked from our coach towards Anfield, the sound from the kop singing 'You"ll never walk alone' was very impressive.
At GP at the playoff at home to Sheffield Wednesday when we were losing, our fans were the best I'd heard at GP, for the last 15 minutes or so of the match, non stop and very loud.
Anyone else have any other memories?
 

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At the old Victoria Ground I was very impressed at how loud the Stoke fans were.
 

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A comment on one of the threads re the Forest away game got me thinking about 'loud' opposition crowds. At the City Ground last week was quite impressed by what seemed like the whole home support joining in their version of 'Mull of Kintyre'. The accompaniment was turned off, and they just continued, a fifth higher (musical term), just like on the Paul McCartney version. When the NF's crowd got going, thought their vocal support was quite impressive.
Also when they scored was a very throaty cheer by the home crowd. Can't remember such a loud goal celebration for quite some while.
Bristol Rovers always used to impress me with their rendition of 'Goodnight Irene", but the one that I really remember was at Liverpool in the FA Cup as we walked from our coach towards Anfield, the sound from the kop singing 'You"ll never walk alone' was very impressive.
At GP at the playoff at home to Sheffield Wednesday when we were losing, our fans were the best I'd heard at GP, for the last 15 minutes or so of the match, non stop and very loud.
Anyone else have any other memories?
I thought this too at Forest the other week. So loud that it made me wonder whether the sound of the crowd singing was somehow being amplified by speakers.
Do Millwall do this crowd amplification thing too or am I living in a parallel universe?
 

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Do Millwall do this crowd amplification thing too or am I living in a parallel universe?
They were certainly loud at The Old Den.

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Agree regarding Forest. I remember turning up at the Riverside for the PO SF and thinking ‘s**t this is unbelievably loud and could be a difficult evening..’

Stoke at the Victoria were always loud. Millwall too.

Maybe a bit left field but I have always though Reading could be generate a great atmosphere. I was surprised how loud they could be but never quite seem to sustain it..
 

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West Ham when we lost there in 93 was loud but, then, there were a lot of them and they were looking to clinch promotion. Loud supporters in smaller crowds reminds me of that awful Friday night at Cheltenham, they were loud but low roofs might have aided the amplification. Loftus road can be loud, sad to say.
 

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The Wolves fans were loud at molyneux a couple of seasons ago, drowned us out when we started singing. Then they got their phone torches out.....
 

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I thought Brum v Bees night game (Barry Fry v Dave Webb days) was an incredible atmosphere. Millwall certainly. Agree with Bees v Sheff Wed play-off. Also Bees v Everton League Cup!!
 
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Boro in the playoffs is the loudest I've ever heard. Very, very loud. Wasn't worth us singing.
 

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Boro in the playoffs is the loudest I've ever heard. Very, very loud. Wasn't worth us singing.
The 'Brentford fc, Brentford fc' chant that went on for the entire last 10 minutes when we were 5-1 down was good though. I remember watching the game back and it was very audible. Also the Boro fans commenting after the game about our support.
 

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Yes I was impressed by the noise at the City ground but I have also been there when they were on less of a high and the Mull of Kintyre communal singing is dire and drab.
They were a very pumped crowd last week. . Sleeping giant etc etc hahahaha
 

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Stoke was always the one that stuck in my mind - they might have been sanitized in recent years, but i remember we played there (in a cracking game) in the early 2000's and it was deafening at times.

i was just reminiscing with a Sheff Wed mate about that GP playoff atmosphere last week - it was really special, but i remember we did similar in the FA Cup game against Southampton that year - when they went 3-1 up in the last minute, we drowned out their cheers with appreciation for our felled heroes (who were brilliant that night). a couple of real special GP moments that i'm glad i was a part of.
 
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Yes I was impressed by the noise at the City ground but I have also been there when they were on less of a high and the Mull of Kintyre communal singing is dire and drab.
They were a very pumped crowd last week. . Sleeping giant etc etc hahahaha
Yes, been there plenty of times with comparatively quiet sub 20k crowds there and in fact couldn't remember Mull of Kintyre having been 'sung' or 'murmured' on previous visits. Agree they were pumped up more than they have been on previous occasions.
Also agree with other posters that Millwall and QPha can, on occasion be loud - normally only when they score, though. How could I have forgotten about Everton, though (poor 'ole thing!). However, interestingly AFAIR a sub 10k crowd that night.
And the promotion decider at St Andrews referred to above was a very loud match from both sets of fans.
Remember the WHU match well. Again only a sub 20k crowd and we were squeezed into that corner before they rebuilt each end stand.
We were on good form at the Arse last season, but they were mighty quiet. Think their regular PL supporters were absent that night although I believe they're not loud, as such, in any case. Most PL crowds aren't generally as passionate, noise wise as EFL, IMO.
 

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Stoke when we lost 3-2 and both sides were LOUD!

Best atmosphere I can remember at a game.
I remember being there for that one and yes it was loud. Not taking anything away from some of the passionate support that's been mentioned, but it must help when the song is one that everyone wants to join in singing (i.e no t*ts and f*nny songs) and also reasonably long enough that the ground has time to join in.
 
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Stoke when we lost 3-2 and both sides were LOUD!

Best atmosphere I can remember at a game.
yep, that's the one i meant :sorted:
 

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Stoke was always the one that stuck in my mind - they might have been sanitized in recent years, but i remember we played there (in a cracking game) in the early 2000's and it was deafening at times.

i was just reminiscing with a Sheff Wed mate about that GP playoff atmosphere last week - it was really special, but i remember we did similar in the FA Cup game against Southampton that year - when they went 3-1 up in the last minute, we drowned out their cheers with appreciation for our felled heroes (who were brilliant that night). a couple of real special GP moments that i'm glad i was a part of.
Yep - think we went to that game together in 2001 (lost 3-2) and Delilah was ridiculously loud
 

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Remember stoke when we won 2.0 Lee luscombe , stoke were in braemar road seats , don't know why ? Towards ealing road, giving us nasty threats below & were very noisy then, ok walking to brentford station after tho..
 
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Strange too that Stoke have adopted ‘Delilah’ and Sheff. Utd have ‘Annie’s Song’. I’ve no idea what the connection is.
...and, as I said in the original post about Brizzle Rovers. Why 'Goodnight Irene'?
 

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The 'Brentford fc, Brentford fc' chant that went on for the entire last 10 minutes when we were 5-1 down was good though. I remember watching the game back and it was very audible. Also the Boro fans commenting after the game about our support.
A Boro fan I know said that in terms of noise and prolonged singing, us during that playoff game where the best away fans he's seen at the Riverside for years
 
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A Boro fan I know said that in terms of noise and prolonged singing, us during that playoff game where the best away fans he's seen at the Riverside for years
Towards the end yes, but first half it was all them and very, very loud.
 

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Sometimes at Highbury if the Home fans all turned the pages of their books at the same time it could make quite a rustle.
 
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Sometimes at Highbury if the Home fans all turned the pages of their books at the same time it could make quite a rustle.
It seemed typical of a lot of PL grounds. Large and soulless..
 

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