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Away Fan Watch

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A thread to either applaude or ridicule the away section from the last game you attended. Things to consider could be; 

  • How many fans did they take? 
  • Did they raise the roof all game or act as a mobile library?
  • Did they keep up the chants for the full 90 minutes or did the songs stop as soon as the goals went in?
  • Standers or sitters?
  • Funny chants or the copy/paste songs?

I'll get the ball rolling with the last visitors to Goodison Park, Sunderland. 

How many fans did they take? 

The full allocation if I remember rightly which isn't too bad when you consider it's a three hour drive for the team rooted to the bottom of the table. It would be totally justified for most of them to stay at home but to their credit they turned up in their numbers. 

Did they raise the roof all game or act as a mobile library/Did they keep up the chants for the full 90 minutes?

They were loud(ish) for the first 20 minutes or so before going back into their shells. After Idrissa Gueye's goal in the 40th minute we didn't hear a peep which again was justified as another defeat was on the cards for them. I bumped into their convoy of coaches going home and they get extra points for not banging on the windows like bellends and sticking their fingers up. 

Standers or sitters?

Standers

Funny chants?

Nil. They sang about Liverpool being a shithole and asked if Goodison was a library. Both songs being dull and boring considering how often their sang at grounds around the UK. There wasn't anything original at all and as I've said earlier they were pretty silent after our first goal hit the net. 

Overall?

6/10. I give them credit for turning up in their numbers considering how bad they are but they will be forgotten as quickly as their teams performance was. A comfortable 2-0 victory for us and a miserable day for them. The Championship awaits...

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Swansea took a very decent allocation, surprised me, credit where it's due. They were poor in terms of noise though.

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Hull brought about 1,200 and were pretty crap but I didn't really expect anything else.

I'm seldom impressed by an away support these days. It's probably because of where I am in the ground but I don't really ever hear any.

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3 minutes ago, Dan said:

Hull brought about 1,200 and were pretty crap but I didn't really expect anything else.

I'm seldom impressed by an away support these days. It's probably because of where I am in the ground but I don't really ever hear any.

Thought Liverpool were pretty shit as well but fair play for selling out their allocation on a Monday night.

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Liverpool will sell out anywhere. Clubs like them would take silly numbers anywhere. Can pull fans from all over any region they play in.

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12 minutes ago, Dan said:

Hull brought about 1,200 and were pretty crap but I didn't really expect anything else.

I'm seldom impressed by an away support these days. It's probably because of where I am in the ground but I don't really ever hear any.

Same here, I'd say there's about only 2-3 worth noting in the Premier League each season at Stamford Bridge. It's really noticeable how it's changed for the worse over the last ten years as well.

The cups and Europe naturally bring better support I guess.

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9 hours ago, carefreeluke said:

Same here, I'd say there's about only 2-3 worth noting in the Premier League each season at Stamford Bridge. It's really noticeable how it's changed for the worse over the last ten years as well.

The cups and Europe naturally bring better support I guess.

European fans are the best. The last time we were in the Europa League Wolfsburg and Lille blew me away.

Strange really when you consider that both teams don't exactly play a million miles away from us, the mentality has changed for the worse in England I feel.

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On 3/5/2017 at 10:37 PM, carefreeluke said:

Same here, I'd say there's about only 2-3 worth noting in the Premier League each season at Stamford Bridge. It's really noticeable how it's changed for the worse over the last ten years as well.

The cups and Europe naturally bring better support I guess.

I think in general the culture's gone a bit downhill. Away crowds are definitely up but noise wise they certainly aren't. Even the likes of Liverpool and Man City don't come here and really impress me.

Man Utd are good. I actually rate Villa a lot higher than most do too.

I don't really rate our away support. Thought it was better in the Championship. Even last year, in the season of all seasons we often had pretty dour away ends. Our end at you on the final day was absolutely pitiful. Should've been a party atmosphere and no-one seemed remotely arsed about being there. It was quite depressing really.

Think the culture in this country has completely changed, and absolutely not for the better.

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On 3/6/2017 at 7:50 AM, Cannabis said:

European fans are the best. The last time we were in the Europa League Wolfsburg and Lille blew me away.

Strange really when you consider that both teams don't exactly play a million miles away from us, the mentality has changed for the worse in England I feel.

The foreign ones are definitely the best. I alluded to me being situated where I am in the ground (north east corner, away fans are in south east) as a reason I often don't hear away fans but we've only allocated teams 1,600 in the Champions League. Even despite that I thought all three here so far were as good for their numbers as anyone. Copenhagen in particular brought an excellent away end, very decent at home too.

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West Brom were shite yesterday, took the full allocation but sang shite songs right up until they conceded. It was the most boring performance I've seen from an opposition at Goodison in a long time and they're travelling fans were on the same page. 

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I still couldn't be arsed with a Pulis side. They have hit 40 points and taken their foot right off the gas again. It's a shame really because he's done a fantastic job this season but it's in danger of petering out to nothingness again.

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Been to all of our home games this year other than Brighton and Bristol City. Birmingham were the only ones to impress me. Not in terms of numbers as many have sold out and many have been loud, but the small timeness has been rife. 

Had some woeful chants at SJP and a lot of cringeworthy moments. Birmingham brought the full allocation up, their end looked class as it wasn't decked out with mongs who looked like they had replica shirts painted on them. And they were loud despite getting humped 4-0. 

Closesly followed by Sheff Wed actually. Leeds are still to come and will be decent no doubt. 

Worst so far is probably Fulham - not knocking their numbers but 0-3 up and didn't hear a peep. Thought Villa were half decent until we scored and then literally didn't hear any noise second half and not exaggerating. 

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Birmingham are very good on their day. They were brilliant here a few years ago.

Sevilla were very good but we drowned them out. I was in quite early though for this one and I could hear them before the game. They were louder half hour before the game than most are during.

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Sit just below the away fans so can usually hear them pretty loud and clear. Wigan are the worst I have ever heard. I couldn't see them and I have grown out of knocking numbers of the likes of Wigan, but I literally heard their roar after the goal and that was it. Shocking.

Wonder how many Burton bring on Weds.

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Stoke were poor I thought. Not surprised when they're team offer them fuck all to shout about on the pitch. 

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I didn't think they were that bad to be honest. Had a lot worse lately.

Expect Sunderland to bring a respectable end Tuesday. Bet they manage at least 2k despite the distance and the fact they're dog shite.

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Burton bringing 1.200 up tomorrow, good following from them considering it is mid week.

Cardiff have given us 6,000 tickets for our match on 28th April. Friday night live on a sky, would've been great on a Saturday tea time. Still going down though - hopefully be one of them that gets talked about for years in a good way.

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Your fans? I can't recall them to be fair, I think the you brought a good following up. We were 2-0 up early doors which wouldn't have helped you.

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39 minutes ago, Any O'Brien said:

Burton bringing 1.200 up tomorrow, good following from them considering it is mid week.

Cardiff have given us 6,000 tickets for our match on 28th April. Friday night live on a sky, would've been great on a Saturday tea time. Still going down though - hopefully be one of them that gets talked about for years in a good way.

That's a superb allocation. Fair play.

Sunderland brought about 1,500. Didn't hear lot from them really. Can understand it but thought they would be a little better.

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6 hours ago, Any O'Brien said:

Burton bringing 1.200 up tomorrow, good following from them considering it is mid week.

That's great considering it's mid-week. Still can't get my head used to Newcastle United and Burton Albion playing in the league competitively together.

My head will burst if they get promoted but I hope it happens.

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Not only mid week but also about 20-25% of their fanbase. The village shop will be closed tonight.

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Leicester were shocking today, glad that we won just so that it's spoiled some of their melts afternoons. They started off by signing ''We know we're shit'' when 1-0 down before ripping into ''We know what we are, champions'' nine minutes later and giving it the big one. I'm undecided as to whether signing about being champions is worth doing when you've had a season as bad as they've had but given it's a once in a lifetime opportunity I'd probably do the same. 

From there they just sang shite after shite. The usual ''Is this a library?'' bollocks rather than unique chants that you'd actually have time for. I was thinking about it on the way home and I couldn't re-call them singing anything about their own players for the full 90 minutes, nothing about Vardy, nothing about Schmeichel and nothing about Mahrez just mundane shite aimed at getting is rattled. 

Once the score went to 4-2 then shut the fuck up and we didn't hear a peep. Oh, that was until the 89th minute when they cracked into ''You'll Never Walk Alone'' which made most of us look around in confusion rather than causing anger. 

I really expected more from this lot, they were a real let down today considering what a good reputation they've got.

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We've got a good reputation on the pitch, and off it at home to an extent, but away we are hideous. The range of songs is awful and the mentality is all wrong. Far more obsessed with having a dig at the opposition (which is OK in moderation) than supporting our own team.

Said it in the matchday thread but I think a few years ago I'd probably have gone to this game because our support, while not as good as the best, was still decent. I honestly don't get what's happened. We've entered the spotlight as a club and some of our fans are making us look like the biggest bunch of divs going.

Saying that I expect our end on Wednesday to be brilliant.

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2 minutes ago, Dan said:

We've got a good reputation on the pitch, and off it at home to an extent, but away we are hideous. The range of songs is awful and the mentality is all wrong. Far more obsessed with having a dig at the opposition (which is OK in moderation) than supporting our own team.

Said it in the matchday thread but I think a few years ago I'd probably have gone to this game because our support, while not as good as the best, was still decent. I honestly don't get what's happened. We've entered the spotlight as a club and some of our fans are making us look like the biggest bunch of divs going.

Saying that I expect our end on Wednesday to be brilliant.

I think because of your success last season all of the #LADS have jumped on the band-wagon with their utter bantz. It happened on a smaller scale near me as I live quite close to Wigan. Once they were promoted to the Premier League lads that I've known all my life suddenly became loyal fans of theirs and started giving it the big one, now that they're going back into League One the United shirts are coming back out.

Your away end at Madrid will be class because only the true fans can be arsed flying over there and watching the game, the real fans are the ones that make a good account of themselves and that's what we'll see on Wednesday.

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I was bewildered with the YNWA chant. I wanna believe it was a sign on one. 

Type of stuff the likes of Yeovil do here. 

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I thought it was that at first and thought meh, predictable but you could hear it was the proper thing.

We've got a team and players to be proud of. Glorify them rather than getting under Everton's skin. Hardly like it was a hard home support to outsing.

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I was wondering when this thread would turn up. Have we had the random Villa n Leeds Cunts turn up to measure dicks and fuck all else to?

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Thought Burnley were quite good yesterday, they brought good numbers which was to be expected but they backed it up by being loud. I walked down the street near to the away end and you could hear their singing echoing down which was impressive, even on derby day you don't tend to hear that. 

They let themselves down with some generic shite but I've come to accept that this is what football has become, of the teams that have visited this season I'd put them quite high on my list.

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