Stadium Atmosphere

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Admittedly, it's only two games, but I've been shocked at how poor the atmosphere is in our away ends.

Both at Hillsborough and yesterday, I went expecting us to be very noisy and passionate. We were hopeless.

In both games, the home supporters made noise when their team gave them a reason to make noise - just like we do at the KP.

However, I expect different from away fans. They're supposed to be most committed and vocal ones. I don't really understand why someone would go to an away end and not be prepared to sing or shout for their team. I was surrounded by silence.

Fans mainly watching their phones for bets or social media or occasionally filming something on the pitch. Fans comparing sandwich choices.

My away supporting era was mid 80s to mid 90s and I can't remember any atmosphere back then that would compare to how it is nowadays. Even when there were 300 of us at Port Vale getting battered in the rain, there was emotion and commitment.

The away support is also very old. I reckon 50% were older than me. So many were panting up the stairs or disabled in some way. It was like being at Frank Sinatra tribute night at DeMontfort Hall.

If I were a 16 year old now trying to go to away games for the first time, I wouldn't last long.
 
Yeah, I thought it was more than a bit embarrassing yesterday
 
You are really surprised by it?

Our fans have been pathetic for years. It's gone, those days are over.

A closed shop for both home and away games results in exactly what we have, a stale, bored, passionless bunch of duffers who have 70000000 priority points because they never reset.

Our support is ****ing shit
 
Admittedly, it's only two games, but I've been shocked at how poor the atmosphere is in our away ends.

Both at Hillsborough and yesterday, I went expecting us to be very noisy and passionate. We were hopeless.

In both games, the home supporters made noise when their team gave them a reason to make noise - just like we do at the KP.

However, I expect different from away fans. They're supposed to be most committed and vocal ones. I don't really understand why someone would go to an away end and not be prepared to sing or shout for their team. I was surrounded by silence.

Fans mainly watching their phones for bets or social media or occasionally filming something on the pitch. Fans comparing sandwich choices.

My away supporting era was mid 80s to mid 90s and I can't remember any atmosphere back then that would compare to how it is nowadays. Even when there were 300 of us at Port Vale getting battered in the rain, there was emotion and commitment.

The away support is also very old. I reckon 50% were older than me. So many were panting up the stairs or disabled in some way. It was like being at Frank Sinatra tribute night at DeMontfort Hall.

If I were a 16 year old now trying to go to away games for the first time, I wouldn't last long.
Hahaha, like you’d get a ****ing ticket if you were 16 going for “the first time”

Away tickets are only for fans without 12,000 priority points and a season ticket and a membership.

No I haven’t tried yet this season. Maybe it’s different.
 
Hahaha, like you’d get a ****ing ticket if you were 16 going for “the first time”

Away tickets are only for fans without 12,000 priority points and a season ticket and a membership.

No I haven’t tried yet this season. Maybe it’s different.

There were 'lads' there. How they get their tickets is anyone's guess. I have heard that there is a robust marketplace for those who qualify for tickets selling them on.

But now you make me think, a lot of the younger fans I saw appeared to be with older people. Presumably, parents who took kids for years who grew up into away going fans. I can't imagine wanting to go with my parent when I was 16 though.

Oh, and I've been keeping an eye on away ticket availability this season for purely selfish reasons. As a season ticket holder with no record of going to away games, I could have got tickets for about half the matches.

Some have become available to members but they are the ugly ones, i.e. Cardiff away on the Friday night of Xmas week. Like with getting tickets to home games, if you're not at least a member, you've got no chance but to turn to the black market.
 
As a season ticket holder at the back of G1, close to the Union FS section who sing all match, I had been baffled by the suggestions on here that the atmosphere is flat at the KP.

However we were sat on the other side of the Kop in C1 last night, and heard with my own ears the deafening silence all around us.

The Ipswich fans showed us how it’s done last night. Come on Leicester boys, make some f’ing noise!
 
As a season ticket holder at the back of G1, close to the Union FS section who sing all match, I had been baffled by the suggestions on here that the atmosphere is flat at the KP.

However we were sat on the other side of the Kop in C1 last night, and heard with my own ears the deafening silence all around us.

The Ipswich fans showed us how it’s done last night. Come on Leicester boys, make some f’ing noise!

UFS is a tiny block, it doesn't matter how much they try the vast majority of the stadium is a depressing graveyard
 
One of my early away trips, just after turning 16 was to Anfield. Admission was pay on the gate & while I don't remember the exact price it was under 2 quid. The football special from Leicester to Lime St was £2.50 & they laid on free buses from the station to the stadium.

At that point I was actually still at school (the game was in January, I left school in June) My income was from selling programmes at Filbert St on matchdays & working in my old man's cafe kitchen 6 mornings a week. All told probably about 12 quid a week. I also smoked 20 a day.

Life, in general, was cheap. Today it isn't. Thats why you don't get youth going away unless they go with older relatives.
Saturday jobs & the like have mostly disappeared. & even if they were still around they wouldn't pay enough to cover modern football pricing.
Also, when I eventually did leave school I started an apprenticeship that actually paid money that was worthwhile unlike the modern versions that don't pay much more than pocket money. The world has changed beyond measure in every way. £30+ to watch a game of football is beyond the means of most young people. Hence the vast numbers whose social lives are mostly on XBox Live, social media channels & the like. Probably also why so many seem to confuse the internet with reality.
 
One of my early away trips, just after turning 16 was to Anfield. Admission was pay on the gate & while I don't remember the exact price it was under 2 quid. The football special from Leicester to Lime St was £2.50 & they laid on free buses from the station to the stadium.

At that point I was actually still at school (the game was in January, I left school in June) My income was from selling programmes at Filbert St on matchdays & working in my old man's cafe kitchen 6 mornings a week. All told probably about 12 quid a week. I also smoked 20 a day.

Life, in general, was cheap. Today it isn't. Thats why you don't get youth going away unless they go with older relatives.
Saturday jobs & the like have mostly disappeared. & even if they were still around they wouldn't pay enough to cover modern football pricing.
Also, when I eventually did leave school I started an apprenticeship that actually paid money that was worthwhile unlike the modern versions that don't pay much more than pocket money. The world has changed beyond measure in every way. £30+ to watch a game of football is beyond the means of most young people. Hence the vast numbers whose social lives are mostly on XBox Live, social media channels & the like. Probably also why so many seem to confuse the internet with reality.
In my early teens I did a morning paper round and the money I earned from this (a whopping 21 shillings) allowed me to get to Leicester games in London which I lived just north of, paid on the gate. I did this three or four times a season, I even managed a couple of trips to Filbert Street, getting the train from St. Pancras.

In the 80's I went to quite a few games at Watford as it was my local league team and then in the 90's while living in Reading I did the same there. The beauty of those days was that I could just pretty much go on the spur of the moment and it didn't cost an arm and a leg.
 
One of my early away trips, just after turning 16 was to Anfield. Admission was pay on the gate & while I don't remember the exact price it was under 2 quid. The football special from Leicester to Lime St was £2.50 & they laid on free buses from the station to the stadium.

At that point I was actually still at school (the game was in January, I left school in June) My income was from selling programmes at Filbert St on matchdays & working in my old man's cafe kitchen 6 mornings a week. All told probably about 12 quid a week. I also smoked 20 a day.

Life, in general, was cheap. Today it isn't. Thats why you don't get youth going away unless they go with older relatives.
Saturday jobs & the like have mostly disappeared. & even if they were still around they wouldn't pay enough to cover modern football pricing.
Also, when I eventually did leave school I started an apprenticeship that actually paid money that was worthwhile unlike the modern versions that don't pay much more than pocket money. The world has changed beyond measure in every way. £30+ to watch a game of football is beyond the means of most young people. Hence the vast numbers whose social lives are mostly on XBox Live, social media channels & the like. Probably also why so many seem to confuse the internet with reality.
Sadly, for many people, the Internet is now reality. If you shop, work and get food delivered from there and hang out with friends… it’s their reality.
 
Sadly, for many people, the Internet is now reality. If you shop, work and get food delivered from there and hang out with friends… it’s their reality.
Yep. It's all about conditioning. Hence all the fuss & worry about online bullying. Endless media coverage of it as a major threat to the mental health of young people all over the country.

But no matter how hard I try to understand, I'm afraid that, to me, **** all has actually happened to anybody & the whole thing is a load of old bollocks. I've been quite brutally attacked online over the years, including a couple of death threats. My only reaction has been to find the whole thing utterly hilarious. We should probably teach the youth to adopt the same attitude. Might help.

I've been a member of this forum for almost 20 years for example, but I would never think of saying that I actually KNOW anyone on here. I don't. Of course I don't. I know your internet personas. & you all know mine. It aint real life & never will be. I think people would be happier in general if we found a way to actually drill that fact into the heads of people who've never known a world without the ****ing internet.
 
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