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Wycombe have a "singing section" for away games
at 16:05 2 Dec 2019

Yeah, we approached the club about this. Hopefully it's something they start doing as standard. Seems a pretty logical approach and pretty easy to administer. No brainer really...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 16:02 25 Nov 2019

Rubbish football causes flat crowds, flat crowds do not cause rubbish football.

Maybe, but again, that's still a conscious choice. They manage it in Europe. I remember going to see Cologne a couple of seasons back. They'd been rock bottom all season, were staring relegation in the face, and the stadium was still packed to the rafters and so loud you could barely hear the man next to you. Besides, we're Ipswich, not Barcelona, and this is 2019: we are simply going to have more sh*t/indifferent seasons than good ones. If we only wait until we're playing beautiful, winning football to make any noise we could be waiting a long time...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 15:55 25 Nov 2019

Yeah, I hear you. The ideal is that the drum keeps the beat for the singing, but then the singing is so loud that you can't actually hear the drum! But we're not there yet, at least not on a consistent basis...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 15:46 25 Nov 2019

It's a tricky one. Priority number 1 is getting into the middle. We managed to all get together for that Lincoln home cup game and it made the world of difference. We're going to tentatively canvas the wider fanbase in the upcoming weeks to see how open existing STs holders in section 5 would be to creating some space for us next season...

Maybe it's a bit grandiose, maybe we're completely deluded, but we really want to instigate a cultural shift among the supporters at the club. We get frustrated looking around sometimes at how few people get involved (in the North Stand of all places) but I think ALL English football fans - with only a few notable exceptions - have just fallen into bad habits with regard to how they support their clubs...

So the Sleepy Suffolkers can bounce, every game, rain or shine, up or down. There's nothing inherently different about us - it's simply mindset. Those raucous atmospheres you see on the continent weren't created overnight...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 13:08 25 Nov 2019

We do sing the classics as much as possible, but the problem is that they don't lend themselves well to being sung for a sustained period. The only new ones I remember us really trying to push through on Saturday were We Won The League In '62, which is really simple and could've been picked up after a few rounds, and this dance tune that doesn't even have any words. Think they sing it at Rangers...
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Portman Road atmosphere
at 13:03 25 Nov 2019

The ol' drum. Was pretty indifferent to it when we first started this, thought it was one of the distinctive characteristics of European style 'ultra' groups we could dispense with (along with a megaphone); but I can't tell you how good it is to keep time. Without one, people clap to keep rhythm, and they'll inevitably go too slow, or too fast. Having a drum is indispensable...
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All Ipswich int we
at 15:55 22 Nov 2019

Not a bad shout..! Got one that we're hoping to display very soon, and a couple in the pipeline for next year though. Still, something honouring one of our legends (especially in this tough time for him) - and that '91-'92 side in general - is very much in our mind...

As an aside, if anyone wants some tips and advice for making your own banner, don't hesitate to give us a shout...
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Thoughts on last night... Huws proper work out
at 13:37 13 Nov 2019

"runs like an emu"
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Blue Action
at 16:44 11 Nov 2019

Couldn't agree more. Rail seats are not the panacea everyone thinks, and if anything - as you say - further restrict your movement...

What they need is just old style terracing, but with more crush barriers and strict ticket controls to stop a terrace getting too packed. Then we can get good ol' crowd surges going again. I would LOVE to have experienced that back in the day..!
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Minute's silence - Blue Action
at 19:20 9 Nov 2019

Dunno, we were right in the middle of section 5. Maybe some lads to the right were making hissing noises, you'll have to take it up with them.
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Minute's silence - Blue Action
at 19:17 9 Nov 2019

I agree, but it had nothing to do with us.
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Minute's silence - Blue Action
at 19:15 9 Nov 2019

We most certainly did not have to be shushed into silence. We stood and observed it like everyone else. If anyone made a noise, it had nothing to do with us.
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Funniest thing you have heard shouted at an Ipswich Match
at 12:16 8 Nov 2019

I'll claim that one buh
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Never heard us take the p!ss out of a home support as much as we did on Saturday
at 15:22 28 Oct 2019

Couldn't agree more! Just need to rip the seats out and put terracing back in so we can go back to the old school crowd surge. Then football will have got one little piece of its soul back...
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More upset with the North Stand than the team last night
at 13:43 24 Oct 2019

Not sure what the 'yardy yardy yardy' one is. As for Hark Now Here, or When The Town Go Marching In, we sing those as part of our repertoire. Great songs, and it's important we don't alienate the older generation. However, we can't sing those two, and only those two, for a full 90 minutes, because it would be extremely boring. Also, one of our key desires is to sing for the full 90, which requires more rhythmic songs. Those 2 classics sound good in quick bursts, but can't be sustained for 4-5 minute stretches. As poncey as it sounds, we do put a lot of thought into the dynamic of the singing. Also, I bet when you were a young whipper-snapper on the terrace belting out Hark Now Here, there were older blokes moaning about singing daft disco songs. You can't halt progress i'm afraid..!
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More upset with the North Stand than the team last night
at 13:12 24 Oct 2019

I wasn't at the game last night, but from what I gather some of the youngsters were understandably getting frustrated and taking it out on the wrong people. HOWEVER; when we set up camp in section 6 it was to create a haven of non-stop singing and non-stop support for the team for 90 minutes. After our work last year, the section sold out its STs before any other in the ground. We were buzzing because we thought it was going to be packed out with singers and atmos generators. This, sadly, has not been the case. We've noticed that the majorty of folk who've arrived are happy to experience the atmos, but not add to it themselves. So whereas we don't condone jeering at other fans, it has to be understood that if you're in section 6 (the North Lower in its entirety, really!) you need to be getting involved and getting stuck in. I don't think it's unfair to expect that?
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More upset with the North Stand than the team last night
at 12:53 24 Oct 2019

I think this is a really valid post. I'm sure the North Lower was a raucous, lairy bearpit once, but sadly I think it's steadily filled with people over the years who are more keen to experience the atmosphere than generate it. I think a complete reset is necessary. We're working with the club in trying to establish our own little 'home', so to speak...
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More upset with the North Stand than the team last night
at 12:25 24 Oct 2019

What is a 'conventional' football song..?
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Fleetwood-Sold Out
at 16:33 30 Sep 2019

I am completely obsessed with what our support is doing, yeah...
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Fleetwood-Sold Out
at 15:26 30 Sep 2019

Yep, this is mega. Just hope everyone there makes some noise...
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