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  1. City1884

    Would you like safe standing?

    So if the gates got opened for any reason, allowing people to just pile in, what stops everyone getting pushed down the terrace and then trampled? (ie Hillsborough)
  2. City1884

    Would you like safe standing?

    Of course it is, but an educated one? The people that spend time debating things on here, are probably very enthusiatic about the club, and therefore probably are the same enthusiastic fans at games? Tell you what, poll how many people on here sit in the Kop, or next to the away fans? i’d wager It’s a high percentage again?
  3. City1884

    Would you like safe standing?

    The problem with polls like this is that This forum is probably made up of a greater % of the hard core singing, shouting, and standing fans anyway. The % that say yes on foxestalk is (probably) going to be significantly higher than the % that would say yes if the 32000 in the stadium on any given match day were asked. Ask all the fans in SK1 for example, and you’d probably be near 100%? The sample on here is very skewed.
  4. City1884

    Would you like safe standing?

    That is what was outlawed after Hillsborough. There was a standing “limit” but the gates got opened and people just piled in. There is no way this would ever be allowed nowadays. The only standing that is an option currently (in Europe) is rail seats.
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    Stadium Expansion - More Info

    Although I accept what you are saying, those things cost in the lower thousands of pounds, ripping out even just 1500 seats and installing rail seating would cost significantly more. 30,000 pints at cost (£1-£1.50 a pint) = maybe £30,000 (not all fans are eligible) you’d probably be lucky to get 50 rail seats installed for that. Not to mention the pints raise customer satisfaction for maybe 20,000 of the stadiums capacity (60% ish), the rail seats would raise satisfaction for maybe around 1500 fans? (5%) I’m all for rail seats and safe standing as a fan who would use them, but with my business head on, it’s hard to create a solid business case.
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    Stadium Expansion - More Info

    I totally understand where you are coming from, and eventually in years to come, if safe standing gets passed initially, i’m Sure clubs will then try and push forward with the ratio to increase capacity and ticket sales and income. If they are looking at it that way now though, that’s a very long term vision, with huge question marks over it. I doubt any business (club) would be willing to invest in replacing seats with rail seating in the hope that this will eventually come to financial fruition. Most business want to see full return on their investment within 2-3 years, and there is simply no way that will happen will rail seats as replacements for current seats. I personally think that our most realistic hope of seeing safe standing at King Power stadium is if it’s incorporated into a stadium expansion, where an increase in capacity offsets any costs. Anyone know if we are allowed to install rail seats into our new stand extention even if legislation isn’t yet passed? And until legislation is passed / denied, just use them as seats, not standing??
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    Stadium Expansion - More Info

    Highly unlikely in my opinion, if anything you may get less rail seats to a row, as each seat has to have downward metal poles at each side of it so that the seat can swing down. At most I would imagine you’d have the same amount of seats but the seats themselves would actually be narrower anyway?
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    Stadium Expansion - More Info

    I honestly don’t see safe standing in the uk every increasing past a ratio of 1:1, given past events. The only way that safe standing will be passed in the uk is if every ticket sold still has a designated space in the stand, (row and seat number). Abroad, if higher ratios are used, i’m Assuming (correct me if I’m wrong, because I may be) that a set number of tickets for the whole block are issued, and then people just go and stand anywhere in their designated block? Given historical events in the uk, there is zero chance that this would ever get passed, as you could get parts of the blocks empty and parts overcrowded? I think 1:1 ratio is the key factor currently making safe standing a remotely viable consideration in the uk, and I don’t ever see that changing.
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    Stadium Expansion - More Info

    This is the problem with Safe standing currently. Apart from a couple of lower league clubs where it is increasing their profile by getting media attention by being the “first” to install it, (and possibly increasing their attendances? Maybe? Depending on the club involved?) there is no financial benefit to the big clubs to do it. Any business (and let’s not be blind to the fact football is just a business now), wants to see financial returns on financial outlay. Installing rails seats costs money, while no extra income comes back because it doesn’t increase capacity. Will attendances decline without Rail seating? / improve with it? No. There is literally no return on investment.
  10. City1884

    Jamie Vardy

    I don’t agree. He isn’t used as he should be when England are defending, especially if we are leading late in the game and the opposition are throwing men forward (like Columbia last night). He should be staying on the halfway line, forcing at least 2 players to stay back, and ready to pounce on the long clearances, where he can outpace most defenders. Instead, he drops right back in, with Kane, and is never further forward than around 10-15 yards into England’s own half while we are defending. Southgate does some things well, but utilising Vardy to his strengths isn’t one of them.
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    Jamie Vardy

    Same as someone else mentioned, the game was so stretched after we scored in normal time, with Columbia throwing men forward, that we were screaming out for Vardy to replace Sterling. We were launching clearances up the field, and I have no doubt Vards sitting on their last man could have killed Columbia off, if brought on earlier. Trouble was, Southgates head was on shutting Columbia out, not killing them off on the break. (Understandable to an extent, so not criticising particularly, but it did nearly cost us). I’m sure Jamie would have loved the pressure of taking that last penalty, (which is why he was originally 5 on the list) injury or not, but he seems like he very much tows the line with what Southgate asks for, so the injury took it out of his hands.
  12. City1884

    Who do you want Summer 2018

    Wasn’t aware of the attitude problems, still wouldn’t necessarily count it out though. May be more of a risk though if that was the case. Can’t believe i’m Saying this, but may be someone that has a good relationship with Puel, and he could manage him better than Hughes did.
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    Who do you want Summer 2018

    Anyone fancy us going in for Sofiane Boufal from Southampton? just been unexpectedly left out of their Pre-season tour by Mark Hughes, signed for Southampton under Puel, right age range (24 I believe), not a prolific scorer by any means, but could be another good attacking option if (when) Mahrez leaves? Possibly big wages, but realistic transfer fee of £12-18m?
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    Hegazi

    I agree that value for money may be right, but getting a fair amount of games for us? Not so sure on that. Ask Dragovic if he felt he got a fair amount of games for us? And that was only behind Maguire and Wes, now we have Evans aswell. Even if we don’t “trust” Morgan like we used to, he’s still looking like being club captain, so would still be holding all the cards for third choice should Evans pick up injuries. This is the problem we have in getting another CB to sign now, they must be thinking “I’ll hardly see any action behind those three”.
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    Who do you want Summer 2018

    Can’t help but feel we are missing a trick by not going after Gerard Delofeu. Rumours circling that Watford are about to sign him for £9m. He’s already had playing time in the PL, so knows what it’s about, he’s creative, with quite a bit of flair, and could help to fill the hole that Riyad will be leaving when he completes his move. I’d be looking to add him to our squad.
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