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  1. Surely we would need to know if they are going to deduct points this season before we vote. Under this system anymore than 9 and we would be down. it would be so Wednesday to vote end it and the next day the EFL dock us 10 points!
  2. I think you replied to the person I quoted!!!!! my bit was underneath saying that the crush outside was inevitable!
  3. The more ludicrous thing about that day was that 10,200 tickets had to enter through just 7 of the Leppings Lane turnstiles. When tested the assumed rate at which those turnstiles could operate was 750 per hour. The turnstiles opened 2 hours before kick off, so if everyone had started to queue from 1pm in an orderly fashion then everyone would have got in. Unfortunately very few football fans turn up 2 hours before kick off. The 10200 standing tickets were never going to get in. The HSE report is available for all to see and can be found with an easy google. I do think that since the SYP were given the blame for failing to protect public safety there has been an agenda against SWFC and specifically the Leppings Lane concourse. It is as if they can say that end of the ground is not safe, and it is still not safe, taking some of the blame away from 1989. If you look at what they are doing now it is in someways similar to 1989. In 1989 the police were so worried about public disorder that they totally ignored public safety. In making us all go out on to Penistone Road it feels that we have less public safety, at the expense of a few crossed words with a couple of hundred Brentford fans! Still no public disorder!
  4. Yesterday we should have won, we were 1 up with 10 minutes to play. We made a couple of errors. For the first Iorfa gets beaten at the back post, and it loops over Westwood who is too near to the front post. For the second Borner miss kicked a clearance. Problem with yesterday for some was that the errors did not come from the usual whipping boys who could have been blamed.
  5. One of the reasons used to implement this restriction is that there was trouble at the Sheffield derby in March. Not sure how chief Superintendent Morley can say about the policing operation: “Tonight saw the city come together to cheer on their teams and overall the behaviour from fans was positive and there was an exciting atmosphere for everybody to enjoy". Surely if that was his view on the 4th March, what has happened since to change the perception? Or does it suit SYP to change this opinion to form a different narrative, which supports whatever difficulties they are forcing on the supporters and club. https://www.southyorks.police.uk/find-out/news-and-appeals/2019/march-2019/match-commander-thanks-sheffield-fans-after-derby/
  6. So looking at the star report it appears that SAG employed an expert from Manchester Met to observe the crowd after the Villa match. The Star quotes: ‘The prohibition notice comes after a report by Ben Cowcill, a crowd expert at Manchester Metropolitan University, who visited Hillsborough during Wednesday’s game with Aston Villa on April 6 – just a month after trouble flared at the Steel City derby.’ I came out onto the Lep concourse after the Villa match, just before the full time whistle was blown. There were 3 very drunk Villa fans on the Leppings lane bridge shouting at Wednesday fans. The police did nothing about them until there was a flashpoint. Surely moving them on, or even warning them about their behaviour would have been pro active. I for for one am not surprised that an expert commissioned by SAG/SYP/SCC to find if there is a problem at Leppings Lane finds there is a problem at Leppings Lane! I am pretty certain that this expert was not employed to see if there is an issue at Bramall Lane when Wednesday fans complained, Norwich fans were hospitalised, or they had twice as many arrests as SWFC. It suits SYP’s agenda to call Leppings Lane unsafe. They are still trying to dodge, and minimise, the blame for their incompetence that lead to the disaster of 1989.
  7. It beggars belief what is happening. There are limited incidents on Leppings Lane, as there are at any ground. When you look at statistics and not someone’s subjective opinion, Sheffield United has twice as many arrests at Bramall Lane as we did Hillsborough in 17/18 season. They also had away fans being assaulted and hospitalised after the game outside the away end. Since SYP lies were uncovered and they were given the blame for 1989, they have done everything they can to make it seem like the stadium was the issue. They are now saying that the concourse is unsafe, leading to people not in the know believing the ground is unsafe, thus taking the blame away from our incompetent police force and onto someone else. It is a complete joke, at every ground across the country home fans and away fans will always come across each other. If it does not happen on Leppings Lane it would happen at the tram stop. We are being treated differently to any other club in the league. However I do not see where our appeal goes, SYP will always back their decision as it suits their lies and smears agenda.
  8. What I don't get about the North Stand is that we cannot sell the whole block next to the leppings lane end. We are told that this is to do with evacuation if needed, and that at capacity it takes too long. If this were true then surely the removal of capacity would not be at one end of the stand but throughout the stand. If there was an evacuation everyone at the lep end would get out easy but the kop end not so?? To me me it seems there is one rule for swfc and different rules for others.
  9. Just pm'd you phone details in pm.
  10. Just PM'd you - would love the ticket. Can pick it up whenever and wherever.
  11. Hi Everyone I am after one ticket on the lower tier for my wife. There are 10 season ticket holders going and my wife is not a season ticket holder. She has been to few matched but I have always bought against my ID. I did not get lucky in the see tickets melt down this morning. My 2 lads will be pleased if their mum gets a ticket. Please PM I will gladly drive to pick up a ticket. Thanks
  12. How easy is it to move around concourses in Wembley? Reason I ask is that we have a block of 10 tickets in 127 all bought days ago by season ticket holders. I was going to book one anywhere in the lower tier today and with 10 seats (3 of which are kids) we would be able to get 11 in. Difficulty is it looks like the only ticket I'll get at 9am this morning is on the top tier, and I would think the turnstiles would lead to a different concourse. Any Wembley experts? Or any body want to swap a bottom tier ticket to the top tier?
  13. But people are blaming Taylor when it looks clear that JJ (not a full back) is at fault for the first 2.
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