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    fsfFSF
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    You might’ve seen last week that the Football Supporters’ Federation launched a petition as part of our campaign for the introduction of safe standing areas in the top two divisions in England and Wales. If you have not yet signed the petition, and are in favour of a return to standing, please give us 30 seconds of your time visiting the link below. Also tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your work colleagues that you don’t really like but who you put up with anyway. Please help us spread the word.

    http://www.fsf.org.uk/safestanding

    We know you might think that signing a petition is a bit of a futile gesture, but there is currently a bill going through Parliament which faces its second reading in a little under 3 months time. For the first time the Sports Minister has agreed to look at the evidence on safe standing. We have a short timeframe to gather support and prove that there is a groundswell of opinion behind fans’ choice to stand at football in England and Wales. This is the first time the FSF has petitioned on this issue, and within a week nearly 10,000 fans have already added their voices to our campaign. Please add yours today.

    If you’re sceptical, read on below.

    http://www.fsf.org.uk/safestanding

    * If standing is unsafe, why is it allowed in Leagues One and Two? If it is safe in Leagues One and Two, why is it not safe in the top two divisions? We find the idea that safety is dependent upon the quality of football played on the pitch as absolutely absurd

    * The FSF’s Safe Standing Campaign is not just about those who prefer to stand. By giving supporters the choice, everyone benefits. Those who wish to stand can do so, while those who prefer to sit no longer have to worry about having their view blocked. Every week thousands of fans stand in front of their seats for large parts of the game – attempts by the authorities to end this practice have failed. Fans are standing in ever greater numbers, and we think they should be able to do so in safely designed and managed areas where possible.

    * The FSF does not propose that the stringent safety standards laid down in the Government’s Green Guide be abolished or weakened in any way, nor are we suggesting that clubs should be forced to provide safe standing areas. Issues around cost and feasibility should be a matter for individual clubs and their fans, not for the government.

    * Many opponents to standing mistakenly cite Hillsborough as a reason not to allow its introduction. The disaster was not caused by standing, however; the Taylor Report primarily blamed the failure of police control. It did not ban standing, nor claim it was inherently unsafe.

    If you agree with us that fans should have the choice to sit or stand at football, please add your name to the thousands already in favour of safe standing. Now’s the best chance we’ll have to make a difference.

    http://www.fsf.org.uk/safestanding

    #62932
    edinburghlaticTalktoyourselfasnoonewanttolistenanymore
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    You would think the state of the world has enough things to worry about, why not spend your time trying to fix them, surely standing at football games isnt that big a deal !

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    TyldesleyLaticTyldesleyLatic
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    I would think that the “Football Supporters Federation” of the UK would & should focus on issues effecting football fans in this country & this is one that many football supporters feel passionately about – & many don’t

    Why would or should the “Football Supporters Federation” look to focus on other issues effecting the world?

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    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
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    How about them focussing on the exorbitant pricing of football (I know that we are lucky but many are not) that makes football no longer something that parents can weasily take kids to?

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    StandishWalkerStandishWalker
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    How about them focussing on the exorbitant pricing of football (I know that we are lucky but many are not) that makes football no longer something that parents can weasily take kids to?

    ‘weasily take kids to’?
    I hope that’s a typo Garswood because it does sound s a little sinister if not….
    :shock:

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    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
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    No – no typo. It’s a sneaky way of getting kids into football grounds by smooth-talking the gate operators. :lol:

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    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    What about having a section with various designs of 3 piece suites?.
    That would allow the armchair fans to actually go to the game. They could come with a remote control glued to the chair arm, and executive sections with pouffe’s and recliners.

    For god sake give up on this nonsense, times have moved on, live with it FFS.!

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

    #62957
    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
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    Shouldn’t your last sentence read “Live with it, FSF, FFS”. :D

    #62962
    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    Shouldn’t your last sentence read “Live with it, FSF, FFS”. :D

    I was actually going to post that Garswood then realised if I did, I might just spray my monitor with with sticky phlem. :drool:

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

    #62975
    filmossfilmoss
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    Shouldn’t your last sentence read “Live with it, FSF, FFS”. :D

    No his last sentence should have read DFS !!!

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    TyldesleyLaticTyldesleyLatic
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    How about them focussing on the exorbitant pricing of football (I know that we are lucky but many are not) that makes football no longer something that parents can weasily take kids to?

    They do. And many other things too

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    piengravyAdrian Fletcher
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    How about them focussing on the exorbitant pricing of football (I know that we are lucky but many are not) that makes football no longer something that parents can weasily take kids to?

    I think when Taylor recommended all seater stadia, one of his concerns was the impact that the reduction in capacity would have on prices, but decided that it shouldn’t have a significant impact.

    I think what happened was clubs used all seater stadia as one of their excuses for hiking up the prices. I read an article in the paper the other week saying that in the 80’s, footie was about the same price as the cinema…..we wish that would be the case now.

    Latics are doing well on kids tickets with excellent value season tickets, and have started doing kids for £5. Most other clubs still a rip off though. But as long as people are prepared to pay, they’ll charge it.

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