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Battylad
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Thinking about it, they have closed off the front four rows of our South Stand in a bid to stop people standing too...
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And still standing in grounds is on the increase.
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He...? Is that not supposed to be illegal?
There was some vague twittering about clubs wanting their grounds to have German style terracing, but as it happens I don't think it is actually illegal to have standing sections. I might be very very wrong about that mind you.
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Liquidator I think the FSF report actually stated that its not illegal.

The "all-seater by stealth" model was pursued by the Football Foundation refusing to give grants for safe terracing. Having the FLA zealot John De Quidt on the panel didn't help.

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Battylad
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I would love some kind of return to standing, but these days are gone: Swindon V Leeds 1990...

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Looking for a woman in that photo is like Where's Waldo.

I've found one... And perhaps another one but I'm not so sure.

edit: four now, wasn't looking down the front.

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4 right off the bat at the front
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It looks like a sequel to 'Rita, Sue, and Bob Too'. Maybe 'Rita, Sue, Bob and all Bob's mates too.'.
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Another one in the front row, one in the fourth (slightly to the right), two on the far left (about medium height), one staring right at the camera in the about third row from the back, slightly left, another one two rows in front of her.
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Remind me who won that match, Battylad?

(without reminding me who has won every encounter since, please)

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Battylad
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Your lot - 3-2 I think...
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Correct.

It's in my top five favourite matches of all time, that.

Is that Cliff Richard in the middle of the Leeds support?

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There was some vague twittering about clubs wanting their grounds to have German style terracing, but as it happens I don't think it is actually illegal to have standing sections. I might be very very wrong about that mind you.

I don't know the answer to this but I'm pretty certain that a ground wouldn't be licenced if it wasn't 'all seater' so games would have to be played to empty stadiums.

The legal niceties do not address the point that there are regularly 3,000+ standing at Spurs and that the Germans can do it legally and safely in much larger numbers.

Anyone who has read the fantastic 'Engineering Archie' (about Archibald Leitch, designer of a large number of football grounds around mass terracing) will know that the design principle then was 'two can stand where one will sit' in terms of space. In a modern, safety focussed world I believe that this is no longer true and 'one standing where one sits' is a principle that would avoid overcrowding and is more in line with treating people as customers rather than cattle.

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