- 1 Sep 2016
- Great Britain, Greater Manchester
For me, a football match is 50% about the team on the pitch and 50% about the fans in the stands.Why does atmosphere bother people so much? It’s always been average bar the odd game since I started going in the 70’s.
That’s why I found it difficult to really care about football during Covid with no fans. I genuinely almost felt not arsed that City won a Prem and EFL double, preferable that we won them rather than anyone else mind. And I was over the CL final defeat by the teatime on the Sunday. They were all just like watching full sided training.
Atmosphere is one of the biggest parts of football culture. People remember some atmospheres over some results. I actually couldn’t tell you the score of the first leg, the score of the second leg, and obviously the aggregate score of those 2009 UEFA Cup games with Hamburg anymore. I would have to look them up. But I remember the atmosphere vividly, it was electric.