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« on: May 27, 2021, 10:37:08 am »

A simple question asking for advice.

For the last few seasons I have our season tickets in the East Stand with my youngest, sat about halfway up and on the halfway line as I like the view it gives.

However my lad no longer wants to go, and the atmosphere is pretty dead in the East. I do long for a bit of singing/shouting/hurling abuse like I used to have when I went years ago.

Should I stick with my current seats or look to move into the North or West?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 10:51:18 am »

A simple question asking for advice.

For the last few seasons I have our season tickets in the East Stand with my youngest, sat about halfway up and on the halfway line as I like the view it gives.

However my lad no longer wants to go, and the atmosphere is pretty dead in the East. I do long for a bit of singing/shouting/hurling abuse like I used to have when I went years ago.

Should I stick with my current seats or look to move into the North or West?

Personally i like a level of elevation that only the west stand can offer. Gives you the best overall view of the pitch and team shape and formation in my opinion.

If price matters to you, then go with the north. If it doesn't and if there is availability then have a look at low numbered seats in the West, that's where the majority of the noise comes from.

i don't think i would sit in the East if someone paid me to. On the plus side i guess if you are sitting in it, then you don't have to look at it like i do from the West.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 11:05:27 am »

Personally i like a level of elevation that only the west stand can offer. Gives you the best overall view of the pitch and team shape and formation in my opinion.
If price matters to you, then go with the north. If it doesn't and if there is availability then have a look at low numbered seats in the West, that's where the majority of the noise comes from.
i don't think i would sit in the East if someone paid me to. On the plus side i guess if you are sitting in it, then you don't have to look at it like i do from the West.

Price doesn't really matter, I'll see what is available in the West.

I always tell people the benefit of sitting in the East is that you can't see how bad it looks!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 11:47:37 am »

Personally i like a level of elevation that only the west stand can offer. Gives you the best overall view of the pitch and team shape and formation in my opinion.

If price matters to you, then go with the north. If it doesn't and if there is availability then have a look at low numbered seats in the West, that's where the majority of the noise comes from.

i don't think i would sit in the East if someone paid me to. On the plus side i guess if you are sitting in it, then you don't have to look at it like i do from the West.

Ditto, It always annoys me when I am late to the party for cup games and get shifted to the east or north west as its absolutely dead.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 12:08:15 pm »

Price doesn't really matter, I'll see what is available in the West.

I always tell people the benefit of sitting in the East is that you can't see how bad it looks!  Grin
Thereís a seat next to me in the West upper.  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 12:19:21 pm »

Personally i like a level of elevation that only the west stand can offer. Gives you the best overall view of the pitch and team shape and formation in my opinion.

If price matters to you, then go with the north. If it doesn't and if there is availability then have a look at low numbered seats in the West, that's where the majority of the noise comes from.

i don't think i would sit in the East if someone paid me to. On the plus side i guess if you are sitting in it, then you don't have to look at it like i do from the West.

I always used to sit in the East. I actually liked that you were lower down, were closer to the action and could hear a lot of what was being said on the pitch. We only switched to the West when they started the redev work. When we had the option to move back we declined, purely because it looks like you'd get **** wet through with the big gap between the seats and the raised roof. I kind of miss sitting over there, to be honest; it had a friendlier atmosphere and we got to know the people sitting around us much better. Been sitting in the West for years now but still only on nodding terms with people as we pass them on our way to our seats.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2021, 12:23:04 pm »

A simple question asking for advice.

For the last few seasons I have our season tickets in the East Stand with my youngest, sat about halfway up and on the halfway line as I like the view it gives.

However my lad no longer wants to go, and the atmosphere is pretty dead in the East. I do long for a bit of singing/shouting/hurling abuse like I used to have when I went years ago.

Should I stick with my current seats or look to move into the North or West?
West stand upper 2 blocks from the away end as far back as you can get.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2021, 12:54:09 pm »

I always used to sit in the East. I actually liked that you were lower down, were closer to the action and could hear a lot of what was being said on the pitch. We only switched to the West when they started the redev work. When we had the option to move back we declined, purely because it looks like you'd get **** wet through with the big gap between the seats and the raised roof. I kind of miss sitting over there, to be honest; it had a friendlier atmosphere and we got to know the people sitting around us much better. Been sitting in the West for years now but still only on nodding terms with people as we pass them on our way to our seats.

Fair enough, if you prefer to be closer to the action, then i understand that. Completely agree with the rest of your post. the atmosphere is probably somewhat friendlier over there on account of it being where the family area is located. In its current form though it offers zero protection from the elements and thus, like you, i wouldn't want to sit there now
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2021, 13:15:54 pm »

Iíd be happy sitting on a pallet on the toilet block next to the East Stand. Jesus I miss it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2021, 13:55:34 pm »

In terms of protection the East offers zero from the weather, unless there is no wind and the rain is coming directly down from the sky in a straight line.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2021, 13:55:55 pm »

Thereís a seat next to me in the West upper.  Shocked Grin

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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2021, 15:28:24 pm »

There’s a seat next to me in the West upper.  Shocked Grin

What's your row/seat number, I'll come and cramp your style next time I'm up... Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2021, 16:42:09 pm »

Lower West stand is a bit cheaper, but if at the front you can still get wet!!

Upper Middle 50% tend to see game better, as higher up

Lower middle you can hear more on the pitch banter, but more of a side on view as you are lower and canít see player positions so easily..

Ends are too near goal line so harder to see them going in, especially if being taken at the opposite end (like Wembley in the heights)

The lads who tend to be more up for a fight so to say, tend to be West Stand, South end, the good old Anglo Saxon probably isnít for wallflowers/young kids, unless they want to learn a new set of vocabulary??

Never tried North/South stands, except for away matches and apart from being with fellow supporters, game isnít that great game watching wise. I guess Sixfields would be similar??

Row N seems quite good tho!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2021, 17:16:58 pm »

Iíd be happy sitting on a pallet on the toilet block next to the East Stand. Jesus I miss it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2021, 17:32:09 pm »

I've had season tickets in the; west upper, south end, one row from back. Definitely the noisiest part of ground and if you like industrial banter between home and away and (at times) between fellow supporters this is the place for it. Its also the driest, warmest part of ground; lower middle west stand as close to concourse and central as possible offers best consistent view through the full ninety minutes; North stand, where I've been for last 12/15 years on back row is my favourite point though. With the small depth of North my seat is roughly where I would choose to stand/sit when travelling away (slightly to one side of goal) and I always find away games a more enjoyable experience to be honest. Still occasionally get wet though, even at back.
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2021, 18:11:21 pm »

West stand upper 2 blocks from the away end as far back as you can get.

Youíre near me, as is Coolcat.

Itís not a bad area.. Especially if we do get up a bit of an atmosphere. Good area as well for I think it the most accurate reflection of the supports feelings.
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2021, 20:53:24 pm »

West every time. We had a season in the East, and the sun often made it very hard to see the football.


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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2021, 22:35:17 pm »

Ive had a season ticket in North, East and West. North for the price. Row F just to the left of the goal was as low as I'd want to go. The far end a long way off and without the height can be difficult to see. I enjoyed the East, looking on to the West is a better outlook than looking on to the East. The sun makes it awkward and uncomfortable viewing though. And no facilities in there now. At least in the old East you had a kiosk. West for me now for the last 5 years, 3rd block in from the South, upper tier. On the fringes of the singers And good overall views including the dugout activity and the starlings over the lakes for when the football is dull.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2021, 22:44:23 pm »

Youíre near me, as is Coolcat.

Itís not a bad area.. Especially if we do get up a bit of an atmosphere. Good area as well for I think it the most accurate reflection of the supports feelings.
Indeed, itís for the more cultural supporters of a certain age 😎👍
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2021, 22:46:50 pm »

Youíre near me, as is Coolcat.

Itís not a bad area.. Especially if we do get up a bit of an atmosphere. Good area as well for I think it the most accurate reflection of the supports feelings.
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