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  1. Safe standing - time to act

    Premier League clubs have been told that a clear majority of fans want the option of being able to stand during a game but only one in 20 wants to stand for the entire match. The research, conducted by the polling firm Populus over the past 16 months, was discussed last week during the Premier League shareholders’ meeting in London. Sports minister Tracey Crouch is ducking the facts on safe standing | Daniel Taylor Unlike the English Football League, Premier League clubs have not yet reached a joint position on whether they should back calls for the government to drop the all-seat rule for the top two divisions, which has been in place since the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. It is understood the league is consulting clubs and experts. The Premier League wrote to the clubs last summer asking whether any would be interested in a safe-standing trial but last week it emerged that the sports minister, Tracey Crouch, rejected a request from West Brom to install 3,600 rail seats next season. In a statement, the Premier League said: “As part of ongoing discussions about the possible introduction of standing in top-flight football, the Premier League is conducting its own research. “The results so far suggest a majority of fans like the idea of standing areas in principle but only 5% want to stand for an entire match. Additionally, the majority want the option of being able to stand and sit during a match. “This subject is complex and nuanced and clearly requires more research looking at how standing areas might impact Premier League stadiums, overall fan experience at matches and safety standards. “Taking this into account we understand and appreciate why the minister for sport would require far more evidence before considering a change to the current all-seater policy.”
  2. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    So far a lot of the pro Puel argument is: if we had had better players we’d be better. Its supposed to be bad bad right now because he’s making us better it is getting better it’s just you can’t see it at the minute the players do understand what to do they just can’t do it so bin the players the players don’t know what he wants them to do so bin the players for not knowing
  3. Did we really want Europa League?

    Worst poem ever.
  4. Did we really want Europa League?

    This club seems to have a proud history of avoiding success just in case we qualify for Europe and **** up all the success we weren't having.
  5. Did we really want Europa League?

    The logic behind this is incredibly flawed. We don't want to do well in the league in case we qualify for a competition that may cause us to not do well enough in the league to qualify for Europe next season.
  6. DNA

    It’s not necessarily where you finish in the league but how you finish in that position. It it looks like we’ll finish 8th in spite of our selves.
  7. Puel In or Out - A simple Poll

    💩l out
  8. Also after 2 adult tickets for Spurs away.
  9. Spurs - Wembley - 13th May 2018

    I’m after two tickets
  10. In light of our recent stumbling form and some grumbles surrounding Puel, where do we think we’ll finish?
  11. Home Form under Puel

    If the core of the team could then I’d have hoped we’d have taken more than 3 points from Palace, Stoke, Bournemouth, and Newcastle.
  12. Home Form under Puel

    Surely if our players aren’t technically gifted enough to play the style of football he wants then any competent coach would stop trying to make them play that way?
  13. Stadium Expansion - at last !

    The expansion is a clear sign of intent by the owners to make the ground 'work' for the club. I anticipate a much greater focus on corporate seating and 'match day experience'. This is no bad thing. Those of us who don't want the 'match day experience' don't have to enjoy/endure it and can still arrive on the whistle whilst families and fans wanting something more from their match day can get involved and generate greater revenues. As has already been said by @DavieG I would guess that we will see the creation of either a venue space behind the East stand or a fan village experience for match days. I wouldn't anticipate any great reduction in ticket prices but hopefully we'll see younger fans attending on a regular basis.
  14. The Race for 7th - Stats Galore

    I'd agree. I think we'll see Burnley place 14-16 next year