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    Old Trafford is a Library (and I support man utd!)


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    All of them! There's no ground in the PL that has a consistently good atmosphere week in and week out, all around the ground. That just doesn't happen in England anymore. Old Trafford is terrible for most games, but I don't think it's any worse than any other team in the league.
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    Been to the Madejski a few times this year, the place is a library unless Reading are pressing for a goal / winning (read as: always a library)
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    Im a gooner, but I gotta say nothing beats upton park
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    The fact that Man Utd have recently resorted to hiring an acoustic engineer to improve the atmosphere in Old Trafford would seem to suggest it must be pretty bad.
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    The whole concept of 'worst' is misleading. If a stadium is dead then its dead and most stadiums are dead most of the time. Old Trafford/Emirates/Stamford Bridge are all particularly dead and that's all there is to say about it.

    Best is probs Loftus Road.
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    Ridiculous ticket prices have killed the atmosphere at grounds, fans that make any noise get looked at by middle-class women as though theyre mentally challenged, it's pathetic. Not to mention stewards not allowing anyone to stand up during the game and crap, but the atmospheres in serie a and la liga are even worse.
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    I've been to a fair few prem grounds

    I'd say the best is probably White hart lane, its so steep and compact the atmospheres normally electric. Worst I've been to for its size is Emirates, bloody awful. Not judging Arsenal fans as most of the ones there are just rich part timers. I'm not a spurs fan btw

    Geordies and West ham get a mention as well
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    Old Trafford (excellent away support though) and Villa Park.
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    (Original post by xxbradkennedyxx)
    Ridiculous ticket prices have killed the atmosphere at grounds, fans that make any noise get looked at by middle-class women as though theyre mentally challenged, it's pathetic. Not to mention stewards not allowing anyone to stand up during the game and crap, but the atmospheres in serie a and la liga are even worse.
    Its funny how even 10% middle class fans in a stand can completely kill the atmosphere. Football culture is just completely foreign to them, they didnt grow up with it and they're genuinely intimidated by the idea of sitting next to some boozed up builder harmlessly singing. Women fans are also to blame. 30 years ago women just didnt go to watch footie but these days at Arsenal it must be about 25% female. Not being sexist but women just dont fit into atmospheric stadiums. Check out Dortmund tonight, you wont see many chicks standing in the yellow wall. Put a group of working class men together and allow them to stand and after a few drinks the atmopshere would be unrecognizable to the current pathetic state of affairs.

    Serie A is surely better? The stadiums are often empty but the atmopshere at the Roma/Lazio derby or at Napoli is leap years over anything in England.
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    Probably an unpopular opinion, but I'd rather see great football than have an amazing atmosphere. Clubs like Dortmund are lucky to have both.
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    leap years over anything in England.
    Leap years haha, think you mean light years! I'm not entirely sure it's even about class as much as age. I mean class may come into it a bit, but having stands full of 14-35 year olds is what really gets it going. Too often there's middle ages guys who're too embarrassed to open their mouths and sing, or join in synchronised dancing etc. Even at the game tonight some of the older Dortmund fans looked distinctly awkward. Lowering ticket prices is the first step to changing football culture back to where it was somewhat.
    Football nowadays means getting a couple of mates round to watch a glamorous match on Sky with some pizza, rather than going to see your team play and getting your entertainment from singing til your throat's ripping and jumping about with your fellow fans.

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    (Original post by Musester)
    Probably an unpopular opinion, but I'd rather see great football than have an amazing atmosphere. Clubs like Dortmund are lucky to have both.
    I don't know. Best memories as a football fan are away days at a dump of a ground on a cold night singing your heart out for 90 minutes. I pity those who support big teams because they win things, they'll never experience anything like that.

    And that's why I can't get into any other sport - no other sport has the atmosphere you get at most football matches. Rugby possibly could do it but they mix the fans and kill the atmosphere dead.
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    I do not know about the worst but emirates has been off since last few years.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Its funny how even 10% middle class fans in a stand can completely kill the atmosphere. Football culture is just completely foreign to them, they didnt grow up with it and they're genuinely intimidated by the idea of sitting next to some boozed up builder harmlessly singing. Women fans are also to blame. 30 years ago women just didnt go to watch footie but these days at Arsenal it must be about 25% female. Not being sexist but women just dont fit into atmospheric stadiums. Check out Dortmund tonight, you wont see many chicks standing in the yellow wall. Put a group of working class men together and allow them to stand and after a few drinks the atmopshere would be unrecognizable to the current pathetic state of affairs.

    completely agree with this bit - i was at an england under 21's lately and i got strange looks as though i was a hooligan for simpily singing the national anthem and celebrating goals.... you could tell they disapproved of football crowds!
 
 
 
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