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Old 12-24-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yep! Bunch of dirtbag anti catholic bastards standing in one stand with a can of Dutch Gold in each hand lol
Hmm...I'm hoping this is a joke as it could easily be countered with a quip about pro-IRA Celtic supporters.

Bringing back standing sections is a great idea. Sitting down is dreadful for atmosphere for any sport. I'd prefer to stand at hockey and NFL games too but it's impossible to do without someone bitching and ushers nagging at you.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Celtic supporters are just as equal a dirtbag as Rangers supporters. They can all burn in hell as far as I am concerned.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This is a great move. As mentioned, being forced to sit only hurts the atmosphere, oftentimes dramatically so. Here in Seattle, the majority of the lower level stands the entire game, and it adds so much energy and intensity to the games.

Also, I never understood why terraces were needed to allow fans to stand. Just have the standing sections be in places with seats. Weren't the issues with terraces essentially people toppling over (crushing) each other? Wouldn't this be essentially eliminated if you had rows of seats between each row?

Bottom line, standing needs to be reintroduced to soccer throughout the world. It is incredible what it does to the atmosphere here in Seattle. It adds so much. And we do have plenty of seating areas for fans who wish to enjoy games in that manner.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Seats are more dangerous in standing areas, gives people more things to stand on and fall over.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Outside of the two obvious venues, where else is standing room needed? Is this Scotland just milking the same cows even more?
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Everywhere should be allowed to have safe standing areas if they want it.
I am sure there are many clubs sitting back and waiting to see what happens in Scotland before they kick up a fuss too.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Seats are more dangerous in standing areas, gives people more things to stand on and fall over.
Don't allow people to stand on the seats. I don't know about in Scotland, but here in America I have rarely seen people stand on the seats, especially if they are the retractable ones that flip up once you stand up. Bottom line, in my opinion those concerns are much less than the crushing and other concerns I would have with having terraces.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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If the terraces are designed right there is no crushing. Only way you get crushing is from over crowding and badly designed terraces.

Back home we used to stand on the folded seats. Not much security can do if there is 200 people doing it. You just put things in the way for people to fall over is all seats are.

Do terraces and do them safely.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Don't allow people to stand on the seats. I don't know about in Scotland, but here in America I have rarely seen people stand on the seats, especially if they are the retractable ones that flip up once you stand up. Bottom line, in my opinion those concerns are much less than the crushing and other concerns I would have with having terraces.
In our stadium (AA Gent), we also stand on the seats all the time (those being the seats behind the goal). At the sides, they're more often sitting down though...
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