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#1 OFFLINE   DandyWarhol

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:08 AM

This was inspired by the whole AOC nonsense, but I feel it merits its own thread.

Our support has been very quiet particularly this season (can anyone actually think of a home match in 17/18 which has had a good noisy atmosphere??). I would even say our away support have become a lot quieter too.

I think there is 2 main reasons for this:

Firstly, unlike most clubs these days, we don't have an active ultras group. Now I'm not really into that whole scene and the style of songs they go for (I'm becoming an old twat!) but it seems to be the only way in Scottish football these days to get an atmosphere going.

Secondly I would say our big game bottling has deflated the support somewhat. It's not even just that we lose these games, but that our whole cautious, negative approach to these matches under McInnes totally fails to rouse or inspire the fans at all, leading to muted atmospheres in even the bigger games.

I genuinely believe Hibs, Hearts, Killie, Well fans go into matches against Celtic and Rangers with more belief that their team can make a game of it and get a result than we do right now. If you feel like your beaten before the game even starts and that you have pretty much no chance of winning a final if you even get there, is it any surprise that the support has lost its fire and passion?
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

I'd blame Russ Abbot.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

We're miserable aberdonians

Nothing will change that
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:17 AM

"we don't have an active ultras group."

Thank god

A British football fan should be a load drunken boorish oaf.
Or a dayts esque casual.
:cool: :beer:
Save that organised atmosphere rubbish to Mediterranean football goers.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:17 AM

our big game bottling has deflated the support somewhat


I would definitely agree with that. No-one, fans or players, really believes we can do it (especially v sellick) and we expect to lose.

Plus as a support we are bombarded with the idea that its good to be 2nd in the league and that represents success.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:24 AM

A pub in Pittodrie would help.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:28 AM

We've always had a shite home support.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

"we don't have an active ultras group."

Thank god

A British football fan should be a load drunken boorish oaf.
Or a dayts esque casual.
:cool: :beer:
Save that organised atmosphere rubbish to Mediterranean football goers.


What a fucking idiot.
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#9 OFFLINE   dj_bollocks

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:54 AM

I'd blame Russ Abbot.

It's more Joy Division than Russ...


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:02 AM

A pub in Pittodrie would help.


Or venors patrolling the stands
"beers, beers"
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

The team thrives off the atmosphere created by the fans, but the fans also need the team to give them something to get excited about. It's a symbiotic relationship. 

 

The obvious comeback to Anthony O'Connor's bullshit is "what exactly are you lot giving us to cheer about?" The atmosphere in the Dons section was fine at Hampden on Saturday until the bizarre two-minute arse-collapse which cost us two goals. Knocked the stuffing out the support just as much as it did the players. 


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:06 AM

Or venors patrolling the stands
"beers, beers"


A pub with a telly (so we can watch the fitba)

And a juker.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:15 AM

If you give the fans something too shout about, that wouldk help.

Also a new stadium, with local facilities to cater for boozing and stuff for mums and dads. Pittodrie has had its time, too much baggage and time for us to move on.

Aberdeen has never been a football city, so it's up to the club to get the city behinds us. Instead of fighting against one another. Most football teams in the uk would love what we have.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

I'd blame Russ Abbot.

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:22 AM

Some fans just dont want an atmosphere. In my experience, i sit in the RDS lower and have many times tried to sing along or start a chant. The family in front me put ear defenders on their two kids every time and give me a disapproving look. I have even been told to stop swearing before by people around me because they have young kids with them... fucking generation of pansies. 


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

Don't take your children into the stand where all the shouty grown ups are if it upsets you. If you don't mind your kids hearing grown ups having a shout, then crack on.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:41 AM

Our support has been very quiet particularly this season 
 

 

I've particularly noticed it this season.   Last few seasons I thought were pretty good, for us..    this season totally dire.    I sit in the Main Stand and seems like I am the only one around me who tries to encourage the team / give the opposing team some stick..   What really annoys is those around me are quick to shout and bawl when something goes wrong..


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:43 AM

Some fans just dont want an atmosphere. In my experience, i sit in the RDS lower and have many times tried to sing along or start a chant. The family in front me put ear defenders on their two kids every time and give me a disapproving look. I have even been told to stop swearing before by people around me because they have young kids with them... fucking generation of pansies.


I said a while ago on this issue (and of course everyone disagreed), each stand separately is a morgue. Of course no cunt is going to join in with singing in the RDS lower. You're surrounded by 45 year olds with their kids or old folks, and corporates. Nearly all season tickets.

There is no good location or end for young, blootered men to freely stand together.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:53 AM

Atmosphere died at Pittodrie the moment kids prices were available outwith the Merkland. It's been terrible for fucking ages.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

This was inspired by the whole AOC nonsense, but I feel it merits its own thread.

Our support has been very quiet particularly this season (can anyone actually think of a home match in 17/18 which has had a good noisy atmosphere??). I would even say our away support have become a lot quieter too.

I think there is 2 main reasons for this:

Firstly, unlike most clubs these days, we don't have an active ultras group. Now I'm not really into that whole scene and the style of songs they go for (I'm becoming an old twat!) but it seems to be the only way in Scottish football these days to get an atmosphere going.

Secondly I would say our big game bottling has deflated the support somewhat. It's not even just that we lose these games, but that our whole cautious, negative approach to these matches under McInnes totally fails to rouse or inspire the fans at all, leading to muted atmospheres in even the bigger games.

I genuinely believe Hibs, Hearts, Killie, Well fans go into matches against Celtic and Rangers with more belief that their team can make a game of it and get a result than we do right now. If you feel like your beaten before the game even starts and that you have pretty much no chance of winning a final if you even get there, is it any surprise that the support has lost its fire and passion?


You can't know many Hearts fans then. All the ones I know went into the game with Aberdeen expecting to get thumped, never mind the Old Firm.


Back to the general topic, and I'm gonna feel old saying this, but if I were still a teenager I'd be looking at the groups at Celtic, Hibs and Motherwell and thinking "right, let's get our own one going".

The club's attitude towards the singing section was a joke - the tarpaulin banner and treating like an away support was out of order.

But, at the same time, how "organised" were the group there. They didn't have a name, I never saw them actively looking for members or encouraging other fans to join them and swell the numbers.

Fans in their 30s and 40s are not going to improve the atmosphere. It's up to the young ones to take the initiative.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

The club should have moved the Family stand out of the Merkland and got the hard core noisy fans in there............to give the "singing section" the places in the ground that they did was fecking ridiculous, Upper RDS then a wee corner of the Merkland? utter crap


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:08 AM

A pub with a telly (so we can watch the fitba)

And a juker.


A good playlist over the PA may inspire some of our 'stars' during a game
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:11 AM

A good playlist over the PA may inspire some of our 'stars' during a game

 

That rendition of 'northern lights' they play before kick off is total cringe -  Like something my great-grandma would have tapped her feet along to..    Just what we need to inspire fans and team.... aye right


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:14 AM

Some of those blow up dancing giant stick men behind the goals would be ace
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:22 AM

Put up some bunting and disco lights

Install a smoke machine

Get a live band in now and again.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

Ahbdy goes on about standing but sometimes you want Comfy armchairs with a decent view for a chilled out vibe
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:31 AM

Karaoke
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:34 AM

The club should have moved the Family stand out of the Merkland and got the hard core noisy fans in there............to give the "singing section" the places in the ground that they did was fecking ridiculous, Upper RDS then a wee corner of the Merkland? utter crap

Off the top off my head they've been in RDU, Y, Back to RDU, Section X and then the Merkland. It hasn't caught on wherever it's been probably largely down to the beauts who follow the singing section around the ground.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

Off the top off my head they've been in RDU, Y, Back to RDU, Section X and then the Merkland. It hasn't caught on wherever it's been probably largely down to the beauts who follow the singing section around the ground.


Did they not have a spell in Section S?
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:15 AM

Exciting football breeds excited fans. Pittodrie is a cold bastard place to be and unless there is some decent football on show, so its a general feeling of freezing your tits off, hoping for the final whistle in most games. The European games tend to bring more excitement and therefore atmosphere, but thats about as exciting as it gets at times. 

 

As for cup games at Hampden, well i think AOC is speaking shite. We always have a good atmosphere, but when the shower of cunts on the park keeping shitting it, then the fans are within their right to turn on them and have a go. When you lose two goals like that so quickly, the fans will be deflated, but even more so when the team dont bother their arses to rectify it.   


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