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SiHath

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I take it you are talking about the Beech rd seats.

Dont ever recall seeing away fans on the Beech rd terrace.

So if you are,those were the days when nobody under the age of 50,or without kids would sit down.
Everyone who was up for the "craic" would be on the Cuckoo lane.

The away fans you are likely to meet in the North stand(if any),are unlikely to be families or OAPs,more like the people you would meet outside the London rd.
Only ones I can remember in the Beech Road were a massive Birmingham fan in double denim who jumped over the wall and ran towards the London Road pretty sharpish, and a pissed Luton fan during the season they had banned away fans from Kennilworth Road, but he fell over before he was pushed!
 

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And you northerners (see I can generalise too) are good at making uneducated assumptions. Maternal background: Hartlepool. Family in merchant navy and engineering. Paternal background: Derbyshire coalfield. Accident of birth: Surrey. Now live in Lincolnshire. I am familiar with Jarrow and it's history. Bye bye.
I know you can generalise (remember low aspirations comment?), hence my response. Jarra dead end enough for you?
 

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I totally understand the atmosphere argument, however I enjoy going to international rugby union matches and there has always been a terrific but friendly atmosphere without the need for segregation. Being partisan and passionate doesn’t mean you have to fight though.
Football fans are treated appallingly by the authorities, all tarred with the same brush, just saying we could maybe help ourselves a little.
So what if a few Sunderland fans are nearby, I won’t feel the need to start a fight regardless of whether we win or lose
I think some will.
 

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About time to open up half of block 26 to give Oxford fans the benefit of some of the best seats in the ground.
Why, oh why waste 700 seats with a superb view just for segregation.
 

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I dont think the need to start a fight if away fans are close by (in home areas) - breaching terms of entry, specifically clause 18 of ground regs, is what's at issue @Didcotox ?( Im sometimes in home areas at some OUFC away games myself ) ...its if said clusters of away fans in home areas choose not to respect the fact they are in a home area( and in breach of clause 18 ,ground regs) and start winding up home fans in the vicinity by their behaviour, invariably thats when the situation can deteriorate and very quickly .

Egg chasing of either discipline doesnt n never has appealed. As an outsider, Union seems to be the chosen sport for middle/upper class public school types,( whereas Leauge has more of a working-class following?).... football is traditionally working class spectator sport - though the gentrification is something I cant fathom. Football supporters and rugger types are culturally very different (granted there are a few sports fans, like your good self, who embrace most sport equally), hence the authorities have insited on ground regulations being used as a condition of entry.

Personally I think there should be dedicated home and away only stands , as well as stands where supporters of either team can mix - eg members of the same family with split allegiances should be able to watch a live match together, an extention to the principle of family areas / stands at football grounds today.. Currently that option is not officially available to football supporters..... more because football supporters en masse are perceived to be a bunch of not to be trusted thugs, wheras supporters of any other sport are not restricted in the way football supporters are. I believe FSF are campaigning against some of the restrictions imposed on football supporters, but not supporters of other spectactaor sports

I hope its a trouble free encounter this Saturday,( with an OUFC win!!), but, it all depends how any of the away fans in home enclosures behave towards and level of or lack of respect towards home fans in their close vicinity transpires I suppose. oh well, we'll find out this time in 2 days time
I think your observations on which socio-economic groups follow each sport applies to England only. For most working class people in South Wales Rugby Union is traditionally the top sport.
Just popped in to see if any updates on pubs and come across this nonsense.

Works both ways. I came on here and found the posters friendly, informative and witty. It is a really good forum but then I have to tolerate the tedious w******s that come out of the woodwork and make misjudged preconceptions about me or SAFC fans in general.

I never mentioned what a big club were if you want to check, but then had to endure nonsense like - Sunderland think we are privileged to play them - Sunderland think they are a too big a club for this league - Sunderland think they will p**s the league - Sunderland aren't a big club, never been in my lifetime. I did post the Jerome Sinclair link after the last comment as found it amusing it came out at the same time. However, you constant reference to 'big club' was getting tedious and small time (minority obviously).

Sunderland are probably the most grounded fans you will meet, and many had low aspirations this season. We certainly did not think we were too good for this league. There is an ongoing pisstake by our rivals up the road because we get so excited for scoring against Walsall for example, but we do get excited when we score against Walsall. Our home and away attendances surely reflect we don't think this league is below us.

Rant over but I hate be tarred with this Billy Big Bollox crap. I will leave you all alone until we meet again or there is something interesting to discuss. I'm going to be in Oxford a lot over the coming years so will keep in touch :love:

Now F**k Off! FTM
Why not meet us in the Blackbird for a pre match pint ot two? I had a pleasant chat to a nice fellow from the Toon Army before we dumped them out of the FA Cup a couple of years back. Don't judge our fans by this forum - it attracts some sad weirdos!
 

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I think your observations on which socio-economic groups follow each sport applies to England only. For most working class people in South Wales Rugby Union is traditionally the top sport.


Why not meet us in the Blackbird for a pre match pint ot two? I had a pleasant chat to a nice fellow from the Toon Army before we dumped them out of the FA Cup a couple of years back. Don't judge our fans by this forum - it attracts some sad weirdos!
Cheers. I will check with Bodmin who has an agenda.
 

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1,684 left in total, meaning exactly 250 sold since The Curragh's last report just over 24 hours ago.

This also means 10,059 have now been sold, so expect a club announcement any time soon.
So the gate could be around 10,300 if that trend continues. Pretty good. I would have thought
we could have smashed through 11,000 when the marketing first started,though.
 

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I think your observations on which socio-economic groups follow each sport applies to England only. For most working class people in South Wales Rugby Union is traditionally the top sport.


Why not meet us in the Blackbird for a pre match pint ot two? I had a pleasant chat to a nice fellow from the Toon Army before we dumped them out of the FA Cup a couple of years back. Don't judge our fans by this forum - it attracts some sad weirdos!
Yeah, and a special welcome from Glen...………..I don't think.
 

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1,684 left in total, meaning exactly 250 sold since The Curragh's last report just over 24 hours ago.

This also means 10,059 have now been sold, so expect a club announcement any time soon.[/QUOTE
Club have announced sales of just under 9900 about 2 hours ago
 

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Somewhere a sad middle-aged man is sitting his bed sit in a rundown area of Sunderland, pretending to have a daughter going up Oxford Uni, boasting to the other cyber nerds in his circle that he’s having fun winding up some soft southerners.
 

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Ok mate. Have your fun but do not mention my daughter again. I only referred to her as an example of my oxford connections. This is footy banter and do not cross the line. Seriously.
 

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Somewhere a sad middle-aged man is sitting his bed sit in a rundown area of Sunderland, pretending to have a daughter going up Oxford Uni, boasting to the other cyber nerds in his circle that he’s having fun winding up some soft southerners.
Don’t mention your daughter then, on the forum of a rival club. Seriously.
Christ you're an a******e. Embarrassing and crossing a line in even my sad bedsit world. New depths by a keyboard warrior. PM me if you want to meet in person before match and we can kiss and make up.
 
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