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....talk of a few wolves supporters doing this on saturday at GP......any opinions on this...has anyone done this supporting brentford at an away game.....what was it like.
 

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As long as they sit on their hands not an issue for me. Much more of an issue is how they got them.
 

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Done it a number of times for various reasons (usually for free tickets) including at the old and new den...you just have to be sensible and keep very quiet....

For a crunch match like this it could get a bit hairy
 

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Did it at Bristol R first game of the season after we got promoted. Was quite an interesting experience trying to keep quiet until we found out the group next to us were also Londoners, not Bees but just taking in a game

Southend when AS was manager. Guy who was working for me at the time had a brother who was on Southend's books and got some comps for me. Was doing really well until Carl Cort scored that cracking goal

Mate of mine who is a lapsed bee now once sat in the Brook Road Upper v Tranmere he had connections with one of Tranmere squad, Dave Higgins I think his name was. Apparently it was an interesting experience
 

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Will they be allowed their own section of the ground, allowed to borrow flags from the away end and allowed to verbally abuse bees fans to their hearts content without fear of eviction or will Brentford stewards and police actually do their job this time?
 

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Done it before and unless it's an absolutely unmissable game like Doncaster last season not worth doing IMO
 

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Will they be allowed their own section of the ground, allowed to borrow flags from the away end and allowed to verbally abuse bees fans to their hearts content without fear of eviction or will Brentford stewards and police actually do their job this time?

I believe yes but woe betide anyone in The Paddock looking aggressively over to The Brook road as dozens of stewards will be on them like a Swat team.
Pompey was frankly a complete embarrassment and the bearded coppers behaviour towards Bees fans daring to point out that there were illegals in their seats was disgraceful. I cannot imagine it happening at any other club and I can only hope that Mark Devlin is as good as his word and we won't see a repeat.
 

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We did it at Aldershot in the Andy Scott era, kept quiet and a very low profile even when we got a lateish equaliser. I think people knew we were away fans but we didn't give anyone a reason to take exception to us.
 

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We did it at Aldershot in the Andy Scott era, kept quiet and a very low profile even when we got a lateish equaliser. I think people knew we were away fans but we didn't give anyone a reason to take exception to us.
With reduced allocation for L.O..........is this likely to recur?
 

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Well not for me as I have my tickets already but yes there is a chance of this I think as I reckon we will sell our allocation by the end of Feb.

But is there a chance your non restricted view ticket now has a restricted view?
 

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But is there a chance your non restricted view ticket now has a restricted view?

I think a fairly high percentage of seats will have that to, from what i remember there are a lot of support pillars in that stand. So regardless of today's announcement there is always a chance that it will be restricted view. I never stress about these sort of things, I just want to be there when we win.
 

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Will they be allowed their own section of the ground, allowed to borrow flags from the away end and allowed to verbally abuse bees fans to their hearts content without fear of eviction or will Brentford stewards and police actually do their job this time?



....................................has it not occurred to you that some people go to a football match simply to watch the game? - sorry to take issue with you, as I've never had reason to complain at you before IIRC - just so you know, I'll be bringing my brother (aged 69 in April - I'm almost 65) who is a Wolves supporter from the Stan Cullis/Billy Wright era - I've told him not to be stupid in bringing attention to himself.......................sorry for the rant

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.......................I was in the 'nasty' stand at Cambridge United for the last game of the season, the championship decider, in the Ron Noades era - a very very difficult situation, and one I wouldn't want to repeat - but I think that Bees supporter are better than that, aren't we?.......................
 

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Did it at Fulham when Mickey Adams was our manager. (1-1 IIRC). Got complimentary tickets for their 'riverside' stand near half way line.

As soon as we got there I felt a tap on my shoulder and thought "Here we go!", luckily it was a Fulham supporting mate from work who couldn't believe we were in the wrong end.

Don't remember any trouble, didn't exactly sit on our hands when we scored. Don't think we were the only away fans in that stand eitther.
 

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The thread title is incorrect !
Of course Wolves fans will be sitting / standing in the away end.

you mean the home ends ???????
 

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I think it's simple. Don't antagonise people and you'll be alright. Went to a Sheff Utd game a few years back, when they were playing Man Utd, and right in front of me, in the Sheff Utd end, around 10 Man Utd lads celebrated their goal and gave it the big 'un. Needless to say, ***** loads of Sheff Utd fans came tearing across to give them a slap for taking the mick, with the Man Utd fans pleading their innocence, but one Sheff Utd fan bellowed "if you'd sat on yer hands, yer daft c*nts, no-one would have feckin' noticed you".
 
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The thread title is incorrect !
Of course Wolves fans will be sitting / standing in the away end.

you mean the home ends ???????

alright alright.......you know what i meant;)
 

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The thread title is incorrect !
Of course Wolves fans will be sitting / standing in the away end.

you mean the home ends ???????

Im glad you said that. I thought he was being sarcastic (hence my 'like'!).
 

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I think that the wolves allocation is smaller so that they can move wolves fans out of the home areas.
 
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.....brought this matter up because i'm guessing demand was much greater than supply of tickets for wolves supporters for saturdays game,which is bit of a choker if you're a regular....one if not both teams are likely to be promoted,so its probably the biggest game thus far this season......i wonder how many on here would try and get away end tickets if we were only allocated 1600 for brisbane rd.........i will try to remember this if several wolves supporters jump up and down in the new rd saturday.......it might be me who ends up sitting on my hands if they do.....i just hope i can.
 

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.....brought this matter up because i'm guessing demand was much greater than supply of tickets for wolves supporters for saturdays game,which is bit of a choker if you're a regular....one if not both teams are likely to be promoted,so its probably the biggest game thus far this season......i wonder how many on here would try and get away end tickets if we were only allocated 1600 for brisbane rd.........i will try to remember this if several wolves supporters jump up and down in the new rd saturday.......it might be me who ends up sitting on my hands if they do.....i just hope i can.

Last time we played Wolves, they did make themselves known in the Ealing Road terrace.
Let's just say they regretted it and got dealt with. they were running down Ealing Road asking the Police for protection.
Made the local papers and court cases followed soon after.
 
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I was in Wolves 'North Bank' when we played them in the Sherpa van many years ago. Think we lost 4-0. Never again!
My old man still sits with his Walsall supporting mate in their home end and vice versa for games at Griffin Park. Not for me.
 

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....................................has it not occurred to you that some people go to a football match simply to watch the game? - sorry to take issue with you, as I've never had reason to complain at you before IIRC - just so you know, I'll be bringing my brother (aged 69 in April - I'm almost 65) who is a Wolves supporter from the Stan Cullis/Billy Wright era - I've told him not to be stupid in bringing attention to himself.......................sorry for the rant
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Will he be waving Wolves flags and verbally abusing Brentford fans? If not he should be fine, much like the Leeds fans who were around me in the Ealing when they visited :sorted:

My point isn't that all Wolves fans should be evicted regardless, its that if large groups of them are allowed to take the piss as Portsmouth were then we may see a repeat of the scenes from the end of the game, especially if wolves win. The only reason Portsmouth went on the pitch was because they saw the weakness of the Brentford stewarding and policing, they knew they could do whatever they wanted with no intervention from the 'safety team'. This is something we really cant afford again with the Lionel Road decision coming up, let alone if it puts Bees fans off attending big games at GP again.
 
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....at the pompey game there were several people......i hesitate to cal them brentford supporters.....holding unwanted tickets above their heads outside turnstiles......they were getting purchased by pompey coming out new inn......this practice should not happen saturday.....please note BFC OFFICIAL.
 

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Will he be waving Wolves flags and verbally abusing Brentford fans? If not he should be fine, much like the Leeds fans who were around me in the Ealing when they visited :sorted:

My point isn't that all Wolves fans should be evicted regardless, its that if large groups of them are allowed to take the piss as Portsmouth were then we may see a repeat of the scenes from the end of the game, especially if wolves win. The only reason Portsmouth went on the pitch was because they saw the weakness of the Brentford stewarding and policing, they knew they could do whatever they wanted with no intervention from the 'safety team'. This is something we really cant afford again with the Lionel Road decision coming up, let alone if it puts Bees fans off attending big games at GP again.

Spot on. We've been told a zero tolerance approach following the Portsmouth game and we should expect that (only to those that make it obvious they are away fans). You are absolutely right though the poor stewarding/policing last year basically gave Portsmouth fans license to take the p1ss and that's why they felt able to come onto the pitch at the end.
 

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My two Chelsea mates who travel home and away and all over Europe did it for the Brentford game - they thought they would take the p*** in there, but came out and said 'Never again' and how the Brentford fans made their lunchtime 'Very Uncomfortable'!!
 

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I last sat in the away end at Southampton away in 2005 when there were plenty of Saints fans intent on 'sniffing out' any Bees and going hysterical when any jumped up when we scored. I managed to sit on my hands and while those who celebrated were chucked out it was clear from the amount of fans left sitting down when Soton scored that there were thousands of Bees in the home end that day.

I was also in the home end at Hinckley which I have to say was a much more intimidating experience. Also sat in the Spurs end as a youngster at WHL in 1992 and remember my old man going mental when Blissett put us 1-0 up.

I don't really have an issue with away fans being in the home end as long as they don't take the piss. I'm sure there will be occasions when I'll need to do the same in the future.
 

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Went to Spurs v Everton in about 84/85 with game being billed as a title decider. Went with a non scouse Evertonian so we both went in the home end. Everton scored early on and it was all I could do to stop him celebrating
 

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I remember going in the Shed terrace at Stamford Bridge (a long time ago) with a Man U-supporting friend. Man U scored and he jumped up in the air for about 30 nanoseconds... luckily he was quite short! We spent the rest of the game looking down at the concrete but we had the right accents to get away with it... just.
 
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daftest thing i ever done was in 1985 as a 'yoof' following glasgow rangers......6 of us (all from glasgow,accents and all) went in the tottenham end by mistake at white hart lane in a pre season friendly(?testemomial for Gary stevens)....we ended up on the wrong side of the fence next to no mans land near the away end with tottenhams finest.....we were rumbled and get set on by said tottenham chaps........we were spared getting seriously hurt by coppers who opened a gate into no mans land.but then got pelted with seats and wooden planks thrown by chelsea tearing up stand behind away terracing........when we got through to our own lot,some of the other boys from our supporters bus had seen us in with tottenham and told old bill.....it was this that saved us.......you would have to have been there......were'nt the 80's great:rolleyes:
 

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When you are a loyal fan, you will try anything to watch your team, usually you ensure your attendance by being a seasonticket holder or member. But on occasions fate can make your attendance at a game difficult. In 1987 Wolves "fans" rioted at Scarborough and we were banned by the league for attending 6 away games (7 actually as the Wolves refused to take tickets for Notts co lc) We were barred from, Stockport, Carlilse, Peterborough, Bolton, Man city(LC) and Cardiff city. I and several friends went to every game, it became a challenge, only Bolton was "hairy" as it was the last and Manchester police were pretty embarressed by that stage. For saturdays game you have to have a purchase history with Brentford so the likelihood of many Wolves in the home areas isnt high.
 

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I often used to attend games as a neutral, just to see an interesting game of football. Whichever fans were around me used to give me very funny looks when I applauded good play from both sides! But nobody ever gave me any trouble. Generally I used to go in the "home" part of the ground but only because those areas tended to provide a better viewpoint. It would be a shame if neutrals were in any way discouraged from watching live football.

Supporting Brentford I've occasionally found myself in with the "other side". Again, I've never had a problem. In fact it's very enjoyable talking to opposing supporters and getting a different perspective on the game and on football in general. I regard it as a social tragedy that supporters have to be segregated to stop them tearing each to pieces.
 

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My two Chelsea mates who travel home and away and all over Europe did it for the Brentford game - they thought they would take the p*** in there, but came out and said 'Never again' and how the Brentford fans made their lunchtime 'Very Uncomfortable'!!

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When you are a loyal fan, you will try anything to watch your team, usually you ensure your attendance by being a seasonticket holder or member. But on occasions fate can make your attendance at a game difficult. In 1987 Wolves "fans" rioted at Scarborough and we were banned by the league for attending 6 away games (7 actually as the Wolves refused to take tickets for Notts co lc) We were barred from, Stockport, Carlilse, Peterborough, Bolton, Man city(LC) and Cardiff city. I and several friends went to every game, it became a challenge, only Bolton was "hairy" as it was the last and Manchester police were pretty embarressed by that stage. For saturdays game you have to have a purchase history with Brentford so the likelihood of many Wolves in the home areas isnt high.

....so you wont have many coming who have'nt got a ticket...........they might get one for the fulham/albion game?;)
 
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Second game I saw as a Bee I intentionally decided to do in the away end, at the end of New Road at the time (I was curious about the experience and thought it would be fun). Hudderfield 3-2 Brentford, August 1991. Didn't enjoy it at all, which is when I knew I was a Bee.
Twice been in the home end for Cup matches:
Charlton at the Valley, where I had a great view of it kicking off in front of the Bees section. At halftime a cop stopped me behind the stands and said he knew who I was and that he was watching me, and any trouble from me I'd be out on the street. Which was pretty fair of him.
Southampton, where I remember freezing and having to sit on my hands when Rankin scored a pretty great goal. The nice couple next to me knew, and they were lovely to me as well. They threw a couple of Bees out from around me, with S'hampton fans pointing out Brentford fans, even though they were doing no more harm than I was. Swine.

If Wolves fans keep it sensible they should be ok.

However, I don't like the idea that if they're misbehaving and pulled out that we've arranged to find them seats in their home end. They should be out on the street for being ****s.
 

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daftest thing i ever done was in 1985 as a 'yoof' following glasgow rangers......6 of us (all from glasgow,accents and all) went in the tottenham end by mistake at white hart lane in a pre season friendly(?testemomial for Gary stevens)....we ended up on the wrong side of the fence next to no mans land near the away end with tottenhams finest.....we were rumbled and get set on by said tottenham chaps........we were spared getting seriously hurt by coppers who opened a gate into no mans land.but then got pelted with seats and wooden planks thrown by chelsea tearing up stand behind away terracing........when we got through to our own lot,some of the other boys from our supporters bus had seen us in with tottenham and told old bill.....it was this that saved us.......you would have to have been there......were'nt the 80's great:rolleyes:

I went to that game, stood in the Rangers end.
Some Glaswegian shouted my name (ye fooked up english b@st@rd).
turned out to be a good friend of the family on a day trip to Tottenham from Glasgow.
Small world.
 

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If Wolves fans keep it sensible they should be ok.

However, I don't like the idea that if they're misbehaving and pulled out that we've arranged to find them seats in their home end. They should be out on the street for being ****s.

This is pretty much my view. If away supporters sit on their hands I don't have too much problem with that (like others I've been in the home end away from GP on occasions)

But it is down to the Club, the Stewards and the Police to keep the situation properly under control and avoid a Portsmouth repeat - which would have serious repercussions. Please ensure this does not happen Mr Devlin.

No taking the p*** or there will be problems.
 
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I went to that game, stood in the Rangers end.
Some Glaswegian shouted my name (ye fooked up english b@st@rd).
turned out to be a good friend of the family on a day trip to Tottenham from Glasgow.
Small world.

tis indeed mate....if you ever hear a scottish accent in the queue for beer in the new rd....it might just be me....my boy has jack 9 on the back of his bees strip....good luck mate.;)
 

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An Oldham fan got excited when Latics took the lead direct from a corner in 2008.

Unfortunately he was in the Cheadle End and Stockport fans took offence.

They found his ear after the game. Stockport won 3-1.
 

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An Oldham fan got excited when Latics took the lead direct from a corner in 2008.

Unfortunately he was in the Cheadle End and Stockport fans took offence.

They found his ear after the game. Stockport won 3-1.

Did he wear glasses ?
 
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An Oldham fan got excited when Latics took the lead direct from a corner in 2008.

Unfortunately he was in the Cheadle End and Stockport fans took offence.

They found his ear after the game. Stockport won 3-1.

the lack of emotion in this post worries me opinionsSu..........please confirm..........do you have 2 ears?
 

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the lack of emotion in this post worries me opinionsSu..........please confirm..........do you have 2 ears?

I have two ears.

Although I was sat discreetly in the Cheadle End that night.
 

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My two Chelsea mates who travel home and away and all over Europe did it for the Brentford game - they thought they would take the p*** in there, but came out and said 'Never again' and how the Brentford fans made their lunchtime 'Very Uncomfortable'!!

Suspect they'd have got some sympathy if they'd admitted they were your friends. lol
 
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I have two ears.

Although I was sat discreetly in the Cheadle End that night.

....losing 3-1 is never worth losing an ear over....a win would have at least cushioned the blow:sorted:
 

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its not the wolves game people should be concerned about.....its the coventry one in march.....you have been warned ;)
 

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Millwall many years ago on Boxing Day, freezing cold, ice and snow on the pitch, my dad and myself decided to sit in the front row of the main stand and keep very quiet. Low and behold after about 89 mins of very ordinary football the mighty Bees scored a very late winner, we still sat on our hands and listened to the abuse being given by the locals to the Bees fans now jumping around the away terrace! If I remember correctly it was the days of Terry Hurlock pre his time with Millwall. Made for a happy drive back round the South Circular.
 

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