HendoTilehurstsouthbankOld Man Andrews I did a long time ago, people seem to forget that. It isn't for me but I did go and watch a game in Club 1871 and thought it was perfectly fine if you like that kind of thing. Each to their own.
For me it's just preferring a 'Side on' view of the game. Pretty much all away games you're behind the goal and it's harder to see what's going on. The whole 'atmosphere is better in 1871' isn't an issue to me, but fair play to them for generating more noise most games. Thought they were excellent v Barnsley, the handbags aside...
I'm also one for preferring to be on the side. Always prefer to be higher up if I am behind the goal or on the side as it just gives you a better view. Not really fussed about being too close to the action.
Same, much prefer a high side on view than end on, but atmosphere takes the win for me.
Don't think the West lot will enjoy having the away fans next to them. And don't think those left in Y26 will want the away fans they enjoy baiting being replaced by us happy flappy C1871ers who abandoned them.