Etihad Atmosphere - 2021/22

Brightwell Bros.

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Genuine question. Are away supporters officially allowed in home ends? Two guys in front of me in the security queue last night were speaking in Spanish and wearing RM caps, shirts and scarves. A couple of stewards came over and told them to remove their caps and scarves. When they queried why, they were told it was a home end and it was for their own safety. They argued for a bit, took them off while they were scanned and then put them back on before they went through the turnstile watched by the stewards. I later saw them being escorted out after celebrating Madrid's first goal. Now I've sat on my hands many a time in 'wrong' ends, but If I'd have turned up in full colours I wouldn't have expected to be let in.
There isn't as big an away culture in Spanish football, and I don't think it is as uncommon to see away shirts in the home ends as it is here. I think at the El Classico, for example, you get get a lot of tourists wearing Barcelona shirts in the Bernabeu and as long as you are mostly respectful they don't mind as much if you celebrate.

And I haven't worked security, but I get the impression that you don't want to kick people out unless you have to because it has more potential to kick off than if you just ask them to follow the rules.
 

Stevieatlasblue

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I've been banging this drum a long time. When SS3 makes a noise it booms around the stadium miles quicker and better than the existing singing areas. It was noticable last night that when a song started up there it was miles louder than from anywhere else.
Are the 84 lot aware of this potential and the club? We should try push this because as you know it is dire most of the time now. The club need to listen to us it’s very important that they do.
 

jayfx

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Agreed plus it's nothing do with the problem of early leavers.
Can you believe some people had somewhere better to be during one of the most exciting Champions League semis ever, and left even before 90 minutes as City are beating Real Madrid 4-3?
 

LongsightM13

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There isn't as big an away culture in Spanish football, and I don't think it is as uncommon to see away shirts in the home ends as it is here. I think at the El Classico, for example, you get get a lot of tourists wearing Barcelona shirts in the Bernabeu and as long as you are mostly respectful they don't mind as much if you celebrate.

And I haven't worked security, but I get the impression that you don't want to kick people out unless you have to because it has more potential to kick off than if you just ask them to follow the rules.
It just isn’t seen as a a big deal abroad, apart from the Curva/Cuerva areas specifically designated for Ultras.
Look at how Eintracht Frankfurt totally took over the Camp Nou v Barca the other week, loads of them openly celebrating with shirts on in the Barca ends
 

WillT

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thogdad waxing lyrical about our atmosphere last night around 5 min
 

Millwallawayveteran1988

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There isn't as big an away culture in Spanish football, and I don't think it is as uncommon to see away shirts in the home ends as it is here. I think at the El Classico, for example, you get get a lot of tourists wearing Barcelona shirts in the Bernabeu and as long as you are mostly respectful they don't mind as much if you celebrate.

And I haven't worked security, but I get the impression that you don't want to kick people out unless you have to because it has more potential to kick off than if you just ask them to follow the rules.
It’s a shame that 2 Spanish fans who are clearly not out for trouble can’t sit in the home end and celebrate a goal. It’s hardly crime of the century yet so many people get worked up about it.
 

Millwallawayveteran1988

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They certainly do, as they also have enough points on these supporter numbers to get away tickets too.

I’ve met a number of people at away games over the years who’ve paid a bloody fortune (one woman paid £300 for Spurs away at Wembley) through these ticket tout sites to get tickets when we pay just £30.
I’ve heard that SS3 tickets (£300 quid ST cost or thereabouts) were being sold for £500 for Liverpool to Tourists. There were loads of half and half scarves that day in SS3 which is extremely rare. Can see why people do it though if someone is daft enough to pay it. Covers almost 2 years ST costs.
 

Gingers Dad

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Only got one moan and that is about that banner that is dropped down from the South Stand Level 2 before the game. Can't see a thing from behind it on Level 1. Had to go down to the front to boo UEFA
 

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