Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

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Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

by Zammo » 15 Apr 2019 11:14

Fair play on Saturday. Great atmos. Kept us going in the second half when we were under the cosh.

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by Old Man Andrews » 15 Apr 2019 11:37

I was back in the South Stand on Saturday, will happily admit I was incorrect.

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by madreadingfan » 15 Apr 2019 18:38

Old Man Andrews I was back in the South Stand on Saturday, will happily admit I was incorrect.


Are you feeling alright? :lol:

If you're not joking, fair play to owning up and admitting you were wrong.

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by Mid Sussex Royal » 15 Apr 2019 19:16

Whilst the Mad Stad has been quiet in the past, its a common issue for teams with new all seater grounds without established singing areas etc...I've been to 8 (I think) aways this season and the atmosphere has been flat everywhere, even sides at the top.

I can see other clubs looking at Club 1871 and trying it out themselves - its absolutely transformed the place

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by AthleticoSpizz » 15 Apr 2019 21:10

Just a bit of a shame that it (c1871) was needed in the first place.

There was no lack of atmosphere back in 2005 to 2009 days (and some of the seasons preceding it)...and once again the latter part of the 2012 either.

The team, its performances and results are directly proportional to the atmosphere....and of course, the occasion.

Keep up the good work meantime


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by One87One » 15 Apr 2019 22:41

Agree wholeheartedly that the only reason the atmosphere in the ground suffered in recent seasons was because of the crap football and the mismanagement of the football club. It left us feeling completely detached from the club and ultimately the team.

Y25 and Y26 will recover. It just needs a group of 30+ fans who sing and keep singing and others are drawn in and get involved again. Then we have two sections being vocal which would be fantastic.

Over 800 in the South for the Brentford game. We’re hoping to break that again against West Brom.

Remember, existing season ticket holders can switch their seat to the South on a game by game basis, or even permanently if they wish. General sale can purchase over the phone any time during the week.

Come and give it ago. You might be surprised like most of us have been, and rediscover the missing fun element that a lot of us have missed.

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by Steve_Upper_West » 16 Apr 2019 23:42

Zammo Fair play on Saturday. Great atmos. Kept us going in the second half when we were under the cosh.


Agreed... All Kudos to 1871 !!

Have not been arsed to use my season ticket much this time around... stuck in the traffic on the M25 last Saturday I remembered another reason (apart from some dire footie) why I had not bothered. However glad I made the effort, the team played well and the support from the south stand was top notch.

Keep it up boys :wink:

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by jar95 » 17 Apr 2019 09:32

Glad Club1871 is finally getting the recognition it deserves.. Having been in their all season it's great to see if finally flourishing.

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by Snowflake Royal » 18 Apr 2019 08:19

It was so obviously just about critical mass of people to make it work and a few decent results to get them.

Great initiative kudos to the organisers and the difference between 50 people trying to chant all game in front of gutless insipid performances and 800 watching a committed winning effort is great to see.

Apologies I bailed for three months rather than stick it out with you. I just couldn't take it anymore.


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by One87One » 20 Apr 2019 16:54

Over 800 sold so far for WBA. Ticket sales throughout the ground look very good too. A good crowd expected today.

On the day of the Brentford game we sold over 200 tickets, so today we are hopeful of hitting the 1000 mark.

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by One87One » 22 Apr 2019 12:31

1000 now sold for WBA and counting!

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by The Enfield Royal71 » 22 Apr 2019 16:59

Greay day out in c1871 coupled with a great draw and safety almost assured and forest green in the play offs aswell!!

If I get an rfc season ticket next year club1871 has a new member

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by URZZZZZZZZ » 22 Apr 2019 18:20

Yep, smashed it again today.

How many times have we genuinely outsung West Brom in the past? We’ve certainly never done it at Madejski Stadium.


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by One87One » 22 Apr 2019 18:56

Fantastic atmosphere again today, and it seemed to be non-stop throughout. We could even hear Y25/26 join in which was superb!

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by Nameless » 22 Apr 2019 18:58

Great support today, from all stands. Club1871 led from the start but everyone did their bit.
Poor show from the Baggies, I assumed their season had ended in mid table mediocrity....

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by One87One » 22 Apr 2019 23:26

Baggies fans were very complimentary about C1871 and many said it was up there with the best home support they heard this season. Brilliant to hear! Also commented that the Dolan were loud at times with their clappers, which we don’t all like I appreciate but they work well in that stand! They did however comment on how quiet Y25/26 were but I’m sure that’ll improve next season. It does need a small group of say 20 fans at the back persistently singing though to get everyone on their feat and singing with them. But credit where credit’s due. A great atmosphere and important point. Now role on the summer so we can relax before what will be an interesting transfer window ahead.

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by RoyalBlue » 23 Apr 2019 08:04

One87One Baggies fans were very complimentary about C1871 and many said it was up there with the best home support they heard this season. Brilliant to hear! Also commented that the Dolan were loud at times with their clappers, which we don’t all like I appreciate but they work well in that stand! They did however comment on how quiet Y25/26 were but I’m sure that’ll improve next season. It does need a small group of say 20 fans at the back persistently singing though to get everyone on their feat and singing with them. But credit where credit’s due. A great atmosphere and important point. Now role on the summer so we can relax before what will be an interesting transfer window ahead.


I thought the sound and level of support all around the stadium was great today. The Dolan Stand, led by the drummer, really did their bit too. I don't particularly like clappers but I think they're fine when restricted to what is essentially the kids' stand.

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by The Enfield Royal71 » 23 Apr 2019 08:12

All the naysayers and negative people in this thread look foolish now don't they?!

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by Sutekh » 23 Apr 2019 08:13

Nameless Great support today, from all stands. Club1871 led from the start but everyone did their bit.
Poor show from the Baggies, I assumed their season had ended in mid table mediocrity....


Makes such a difference when there are decent numbers in 1871 as well.

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by paultheroyal » 23 Apr 2019 09:36

biff How could it ever hope to compliment the rest of the ground?

The south stand are singing their inoffensive dittys towards the pitch, away from y26 (the only real organic area for noise), flanked by away fans on their right and the most soulless part of the ground on their left.

It hasn't got a hope of working. Knock it on the head, move everyone back to the one place where 20 years of (relative) atmosphere has prospered, and make at least one part of the ground vaguely intimidating again.


I feel a few quotes coming on...

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