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#1 Birchy

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:59 PM

The fans are amazing at away matches, we sometimes outsing rival fans on their own turf. Why is this not the same at home? Are we too spread out pherhaps? What can we do to raise noise levels and atmosphere to make the 'Big Fellas' stadium a fortress this year? Ideas anyone...

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE (Birchy @ Mar 14 2010, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The fans are amazing at away matches, we sometimes outsing rival fans on their own turf. Why is this not the same at home? Are we too spread out pherhaps? What can we do to raise noise levels and atmosphere to make the 'Big Fellas' stadium a fortress this year? Ideas anyone...


Could always rip the terracing out behind the sticks to stop the fans spreading too much, a la Dewsbury!!!

Think certain fans must go to home matches with non travelling family members/friends, and don't want to be seen showing their passion like they do on the road rolleyes.gif
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE (sidnee @ Mar 14 2010, 06:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could always rip the terracing out behind the sticks to stop the fans spreading too much, a la Dewsbury!!!

Think certain fans must go to home matches with non travelling family members/friends, and don't want to be seen showing their passion like they do on the road rolleyes.gif.

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#4 snake1985

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

I think its mainly because at away games were generally all together, where as home games we are scattered behind sticks or in stands
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#5 Stratobill

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:12 PM

Bullock Shed at the railway end wud easily sort the problem.

Meanwhile everyone that wants to "SING YA HEARTS OUT FOR THE LADS" Needs to come into the family stand near the drum and join the few that is trying to create an atmosphere.

The players, coaching staff and board have done their bit , its time we did our bit and cheer the lads onto victory every week.
Are We Human, Or Are We Rovers. Our time For Winning Is Here And Now, So Be Loud N Proud, Lets Hear You Singing, Are We Human, Or Are Rovers. They Play With Style And Virtue, Put Their Bodys On The Line, Always Battling For The Victory, They Always Did The Best They Could, Sing Out For Fev Rovers, Blue N White Is All We Know. Stand Up Proud. Swell Your Heart. You Gotta Let Them Know, Are We Human, No We Are Rovers

#6 Birchy

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:14 PM

trouble is i like it near the drum, but one of the 'older' members of my group doesnt like being near the drum or Ann...understandable i guess but disapointing. we have the fans, we have the lungs, we have the songs we need to become the 14th man every home match!

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#7 Mick H

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

I remember back in the 70's when there were a strong contingent of nutters behingd the sticks every week, it created some real atmosphere, you can't create an atmosrhere when you're sat down in the family stand, we need to all get behind the sticks again, and leave the families with little un's in the stand. You are closer to the action too so can get swept away on emotion a little easier, plus giving banter to the opposition players is a little more intense and fun.

#8 Stratobill

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

If ya somewhere near then you can have an influence.

The drum isnt used very often, cant say same bout Anne but we pay our money and support the team as we wish.

Bless Anne Thorpe.

Summat needs doing, the atmosphere shouldnt be better away than at our home games.

Really enjoyed today 100% more cos it was like being back in tha Bullock Shed
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#9 PJT

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (Birchy @ Mar 14 2010, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The fans are amazing at away matches, we sometimes outsing rival fans on their own turf. Why is this not the same at home? Are we too spread out pherhaps? What can we do to raise noise levels and atmosphere to make the 'Big Fellas' stadium a fortress this year? Ideas anyone...


Not just unique to following Fev. I bet its the most for most Rugby teams that the away following is more vocal. Its certainly the case in football too.

#10 genesis

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (Stratobill @ Mar 14 2010, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bullock Shed at the railway end wud easily sort the problem.

Meanwhile everyone that wants to "SING YA HEARTS OUT FOR THE LADS" Needs to come into the family stand near the drum and join the few that is trying to create an atmosphere.

The players, coaching staff and board have done their bit , its time we did our bit and cheer the lads onto victory every week.

Just like the 10 of us who went to the club house to welcome the players home ? Yep a whole 10.

#11 Bob Crowther

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (genesis @ Mar 14 2010, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just like the 10 of us who went to the club house to welcome the players home ? Yep a whole 10.


Tim, I can see where you are coming from on this one, but please do not put the bulk of the supporters down. We always stay ten minutes after the game and give the lads a warm ovation upon a job well done.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (genesis @ Mar 14 2010, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just like the 10 of us who went to the club house to welcome the players home ? Yep a whole 10.


and your point is?
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#13 John63

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE (genesis @ Mar 14 2010, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just like the 10 of us who went to the club house to welcome the players home ? Yep a whole 10.

I went to a "do" once were players were supposed to be attending and I saw 2 first team players. People have lives outside rugby sometimes.

#14 elppaxr2i

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:56 PM

and it is mothers day as well

#15 genesis

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (Sportbilly @ Mar 14 2010, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and your point is?

To be honest there was no point to be made. I just was reading peoples thought about the game. I'd been to the game thought that we had played well so decided to stay (As mentioned on the forum) and Welcome the lads back. I realise that others do have a life. Just thought that the players would have liked to given a better welcome home. Sorry if I upset anyone.

#16 Sportbilly

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (genesis @ Mar 14 2010, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be honest there was no point to be made. I just was reading peoples thought about the game. I'd been to the game thought that we had played well so decided to stay (As mentioned on the forum) and Welcome the lads back. I realise that others do have a life. Just thought that the players would have liked to given a better welcome home. Sorry if I upset anyone.


fair do's...I think john63 covers it best 'People have lives outside rugby sometimes' fetching a trophy back might get a few in though rolleyes.gif
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#17 AckworthGAZ

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:10 PM

We need to fill up the family stand to increase the atmosphere. Last season on the big games when it was quite full it encouraged most of the fans to sing along. Its hard when it is half empty, also to be fair we haven't played a team that we know we are going to be up up against it only sheffield but they don't bring enough to be able to wind up.You can't get excited by hammering Rochdale. As soon as the big games come along the atmosphere will improve. Everyone enjoys there own view of the ground at home i like to be near 1/2 way to see most of the game others like to be behind the sticks. But the noise carrys better from the family stand lets fill it.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE (AckworthGAZ @ Mar 14 2010, 11:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We need to fill up the family stand to increase the atmosphere. Last season on the big games when it was quite full it encouraged most of the fans to sing along. Its hard when it is half empty, also to be fair we haven't played a team that we know we are going to be up up against it only sheffield but they don't bring enough to be able to wind up.You can't get excited by hammering Rochdale. As soon as the big games come along the atmosphere will improve. Everyone enjoys there own view of the ground at home i like to be near 1/2 way to see most of the game others like to be behind the sticks. But the noise carrys better from the family stand lets fill it.

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#19 Stratobill

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:05 PM

biggrin.gif so who s gonna come join us for the whitehaven game? You know the players deserve it and you never know you may even prefer the excellent view from high up in the family stand, but hey dont pinch my seat . Just thinking, last season there was a coach load of rugby lads from Knottingley who turned up for 2 games and they all joined in with the singing, wonder wot happened to them. We did play poorly at the majority of our home games last season so they may have been put off .
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#20 HARTY

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:47 PM

think the away support at any team is better behind the lads than at home because only the die hards travel shame but i defo enjoy the away games better than at home!