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Thought so it spoilt the atmosphere spread everyone out and as been Said caused just two layers of people.
Many fans liked standing behind the goal in front of the tuck shop.
A lot of good things but allowing the police to dictate the bar doesn't open till 1pm.
Even tho many were in 12 ish as usual to watch the soccer on tv. and to stop the solid support behind the goal as we've experienced the last few years is STUPID.
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One of the attractions for me has been leaning against the railing, being close to the action, hearing the players,sometimes having a bit of banter with the left sided opponents, letting Dales know when Blues are leading etc. Hate sitting but tried it today in similar spot to where I stood, it was crap, 2 people in my row, 20 feet further from the pitch (row 6), no banter, no chit chat and will never have atmosphere.

Next thing is they'll do an Aldershot, if not enough numbers in a section they'll move you out citing health and safety, not enough stewards blah, blah.

Extending a stadium's capacity is all well and good if you use minimum 50%, on performances like the last 2 at home it's gonna be a long, long time before they get 2,000+ every game.

At this level of football, a small section of safe terracing on the side of the pitch would be very popular but the decision has been taken that will not happen and the Club House side from next season will be all seater.

When selling a commodity you need to understand your market, engage your customer, give them what they want so they chose to return, get it right and they'll 'sell' it for you.
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totally agree mate. Lets get the 2000 seats, but the ability to walk to the tuck shop end from watching on a standing side is what i like. If they do the Main stand to 1300 all seats; I, for one, would like to see the Airport side incoportate perhaps a 1000 seat middle stand with its wings (25 metres on either side) as a terrace covered or not, just the freedom to move, as a 5200 attendace is unlikely for A LONG time.
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I was more disappointed about the changes to our ground than the result yesterday. I was sad to hear that fans could no longer stand by the advert boards on the Airport side due to this new stand, but the worst change is what they have done to the Shed.
I don't see any reason for why you can no longer stand right by the pitch. As others have stated, you feel further away from the action and it forces fans to spread out as there isn't enough space in the 'traditional' atmospheric part of the stand, which led to a very flat atmosphere yesterday. The new crash barriers in the shed are also a downgrade on what we had previously. It's not like this new standing rule is even needed as there is a walkway at the back of the stand.

I'd imagine these changes have upset a lot of Moors regulars and would urge Eales to get rid of this standing rule in the Shed.

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It looks like we've all got to change the way we watch the moors, a lot of the things that enticed us down there in the first place are going, for example my dad likes to sit in the main stand due to not wanting to stand all game, we like to stand on the car park side and lean against the rail so we're already split up for the match then we would go for a cuppa at half time and watch the second half in the tuck shop end, i'm presuming eventually we won't be able to move around the ground if we've bought a ticket in a certain section.
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If we aspire to become a EFL club these changes have to happen ,cashless turnstiles, no pitchside standing, so as we move on so does the ground have to
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Fingers crossed , Moors eventually follow the likes of Shrewsbury Town and Celtic , on German Style safe rail terracing ... rather than effing all seater stand up sit down jargon , from Stewarding...

I wouldn't / majority of Moors fans imo , would not like our ground to become ' all seater ' - this destroys atmosphere, generally speaking.

Unfortunately the UK has gone far over the top on Health and Safety, at football and things in general.

Hope WBA and many , many other English League Clubs get the terracing sections , they desire.
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vinny09 I have the same attitude as your dad. I have difficulty standing for too long, sitting for too long too. I followed a similar pattern of sitting for a half, standiong for a half. I don't know what I am going to do about this next season. Maybe watch fewer Moors games, and not get a season ticket.
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quote:

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If we aspire to become a EFL club these changes have to happen ,cashless turnstiles, no pitchside standing, so as we move on so does the ground have to



The 'if' is very important there.

The new ownership may aspire to make Solihull Moors a Football League club, and it may be our desire to see the team perform well on the pitch - but it hasn't been a realistic aspiration for fans pretty much until now.

Even then, I doubt people were expecting things to move so fast even if they were anticipating changes at the club as its stature grows. At the moment it feels over the past few weeks that a lot of the club's identity has been torn away without much forethought, in a rush to tick boxes for the Football League. I'm very concerned about where that leaves us, and what the lack of consultation says about the board's attitude. Why were none of the ground changes raised at the forum the other week?
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Appreciate that changes have to be made to satisfy the league. However the fanbase is not big enough yet to totally disregard the fans.
If people stop enjoying the game for whatever reason (standing at the barrier behind the goal is my particular disappointment) they will simply stop comming down.
Yeasterdays game experience was pants. Zero atmosphere. Luckilly the restricted view meant that i couldlnt really see the disjointed performance on the pitch.
If the standing at the barrier behind the goal is totally necessary it would be helpfull if someone could clarify the reason.
Statt, have you got any thoughts!
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