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    Looks like Wolves are fitting rail seats in a part of Moloneaux to enable safe standing and to be fair it’s about time a “prominent” club pushed forward with this. I know that Celtic have had it for a while and I can’t see it being something that will be kept out for much longer. If a club like Wolves successfully trial it next year in the Premiership then everyone will have a safe standing section the following season in my view.


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    I'm all for standing at matches, just don't cage us in incase there's a load of drunken scousers about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    I'm all for standing at matches, just don't cage us in incase there's a load of drunken scousers about.
    And keep the standing areas away from walls when you play Liverpool.

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    On one of the UEFA League semi-finals, whoever last played in Spain I think it was, there seemed to be one whole section of a stand behind one of the goals which looked as if it had safe standing.

    Surely our law makers or whoever sanctions safe standing could enquire of those who already have it the pros and cons. I'm sure there won't be any cons, but it doesn't hurt to ask.


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    How does safe standing work exactly?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    How does safe standing work exactly?
    You get Leeds fans to emulate the Leeds fans of the 1975 European Cup final and rip all the seats out. Then you have plenty of space to safely stand up all game.

    That was a rough game!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    How does safe standing work exactly?
    The „Rail“ seats fold up and lock, making a standing area segregated by barriers (the locked seats become a barrier).

    Then for matches that must be „all seat“, the rail seats fold down and lock, making it seated again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    The „Rail“ seats fold up and lock, making a standing area segregated by barriers (the locked seats become a barrier).

    Then for matches that must be „all seat“, the rail seats fold down and lock, making it seated again.
    But there's still only one person allowed per "seat" even when they're folded up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    But there's still only one person allowed per "seat" even when they're folded up?
    Yep.


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    Yeah, it’s not like a „proper“ standing area, such as the famous „Cannstatter Kurve“ at VfB Stuttgart‘s Mercedes-Benz Arena:



    The above „standing“ zone is exactly that - unlimited standing (numbers are capped, but you can shuffle around as you wish).

    With the „Rail“ seats, the same number of fans are allowed in as there are seats, it’s just they can stand up with impunity.


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    I'd like to campaign for unsafe standing. There was nowt like a Trent End surge.


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    It's about time this happened, although, the reaction from the scousers will be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    You get Leeds fans to emulate the Leeds fans of the 1975 European Cup final and rip all the seats out. Then you have plenty of space to safely stand up all game.

    That was a rough game!
    In the mid eighties they seemed to demolish every away end they went to.
    Three stand out, the burning chip van being pushed down the terraces at Bradford, advertisement hoardings being ripped down at Oxford, seats ripped out at Derby... there were more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    It's about time this happened, although, the reaction from the scousers will be interesting.
    My thoughts exactly, but your reference to the Liverpool 96 was much more subtle than mine; I deleted


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    It's about time this happened, although, the reaction from the scousers will be interesting.
    They'll be alright once they've had their compo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    In the mid eighties they seemed to demolish every away end they went to.
    Three stand out, the burning chip van being pushed down the terraces at Bradford, advertisement hoardings being ripped down at Oxford, seats ripped out at Derby... there were more.
    The chip van incident was disgusting as it wasn't long after the fire. Imagine the song and dance the scouse 'victims' would've made about that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    It's about time this happened, although, the reaction from the scousers will be interesting.
    If there's more than one argument, they should form an orderly queue to express it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Ray's Redlist View Post
    The chip van incident was disgusting as it wasn't long after the fire. Imagine the song and dance the scouse 'victims' would've made about that.
    It was mate, I think it shocked quite a few people but that was Leeds. They attracted idiots from everywhere in the north and Midlands back then.


 

 

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