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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11160 on: December 1, 2019, 10:51:41 AM »
My hope for the ARE is that the fans who are top of the list are younger fans who were put on the waiting list at birth by their parents. Theyíve waited all these years for a chance to let their pent up frustrations and songs out.
As an aside, it wouldnít do any harm for the Kop to join in songs that donít originate on the Kop. Iíve heard lots of songs being started in U8 &U9 of the main stand that will be added to by the rest of the main stand but the Kop never seem to keep it going. Itís the same when the ARE get a song/chant going. It just dies away.

Was in lower main L10 yesterday rare appearance as in Kop usually and it was bloody awful. Told to sit down every second, few joining in here and there but then above that thereís the middle tier and the hospitality prawn sandwich brigade thereís not even a cheer or a clap coming back from there and thatís likely where any singing dies at. Thereís also the block of press/media in the lower main too, should have stuck them in the upper with there tv monitors. 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11161 on: December 1, 2019, 11:39:07 AM »
Typical Saturday 3pm

Fair play to the two younger lads in U2 who kept trying to get something going. Just was never going to light yesterday unfortunately

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11162 on: December 1, 2019, 12:05:41 PM »
Typical Saturday 3pm

Fair play to the two younger lads in U2 who kept trying to get something going. Just was never going to light yesterday unfortunately

They were sat a couple of rows directly behind me and the missus. They really did try didnít they. I joined in most of the time but other than a few occasions it didnít entice the majority

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« Reply #11163 on: December 1, 2019, 12:22:33 PM »
Would have to give yesterday 3/10.  The 3 was mainly due to the efforts made in first 6 minutes.   Surely we can ramp it up on Wednesday?
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11164 on: December 1, 2019, 12:37:51 PM »
They were sat a couple of rows directly behind me and the missus. They really did try didnít they. I joined in most of the time but other than a few occasions it didnít entice the majority

I was sat next to them!

They had exuberance of youth and finished most songs ahead of the kop

Good effort though

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11165 on: December 1, 2019, 12:39:01 PM »
Would have to give yesterday 3/10.  The 3 was mainly due to the efforts made in first 6 minutes.   Surely we can ramp it up on Wednesday?

Weird! On TV it sounded really good for the last 15 minutes.
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11166 on: December 1, 2019, 12:39:55 PM »
It's a little worrying that the atmosphere has been a bit disappointing in two games running. This is a question for those who are going, are people maybe getting complacent with the points total so are maybe relaxing a bit more? I know the team are not firing on all cylinders at the moment, but against Napoli in particular Klopp was keen for an atmosphere. It would be interesting to know people's frame of minds over this. The thing is over the next month the team will show tiredness from time to time so will need the crowd to get them over the line sometimes.
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11167 on: December 1, 2019, 12:50:58 PM »
Weird! On TV it sounded really good for the last 15 minutes.

Relatively it improved sfter the Brighton goal but still way short.   Klopp mentioned Adrian having to get into action without a warm up. Similar in the stands with a few getting behind the team but most struggling to get going.   
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11168 on: December 1, 2019, 01:24:07 PM »
Relatively it improved sfter the Brighton goal but still way short.   Klopp mentioned Adrian having to get into action without a warm up. Similar in the stands with a few getting behind the team but most struggling to get going.   

yes on TV it sounded like the fans were "willing" the team on to a win in the last 12-15 mins.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11169 on: December 1, 2019, 02:01:18 PM »
I know the team are not firing on all cylinders at the moment, but against Napoli in particular Klopp was keen for an atmosphere. It would be interesting to know people's frame of minds over this.

Yesterday was freezing by the way. It does sometimes contribute!

To answer your question there's a few reasons for me. We're so desperate for the title, and knowing that we only lost once last year and didn't win means every game seems to be one we can't make a mistake in. We also all seem to think we're not playing as well as we could and should. We all seem to want to be 40points ahead before we relax.

We also (as supporters) don't know how to win a league or what it looks like to be in control of winning one (the older ones will but may have forgotten and certainly not the Premier League). By that I mean the facts show we've lost 1 game in a year and a half of footy which is title winning form but until we win it nobody will believe it or relax into it.

Also we probably feel bigger games are to come later in the season.

If this does turn out to be a title winning season, it's not like every game has to be Barcelona either. That's what I mean about not knowing how to win a league. To win a league it's often just a lot of normal 3pm kick off and 3 points.

This is probably how we win a league, but we(most of us) just don't know it. (But we also do, hence the nerves).

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11170 on: December 1, 2019, 02:11:13 PM »
Yesterday was freezing by the way. It does sometimes contribute!

To answer your question there's a few reasons for me. We're so desperate for the title, and knowing that we only lost once last year and didn't win means every game seems to be one we can't make a mistake in. We also all seem to think we're not playing as well as we could and should. We all seem to want to be 40points ahead before we relax.

We also (as supporters) don't know how to win a league or what it looks like to be in control of winning one (the older ones will but may have forgotten and certainly not the Premier League). By that I mean the facts show we've lost 1 game in a year and a half of footy which is title winning form but until we win it nobody will believe it or relax into it.

Also we probably feel bigger games are to come later in the season.

If this does turn out to be a title winning season, it's not like every game has to be Barcelona either. That's what I mean about not knowing how to win a league. To win a league it's often just a lot of normal 3pm kick off and 3 points.

This is probably how we win a league, but we(most of us) just don't know it. (But we also do, hence the nerves).

Good post. I know when I used to go these cold games were hard going, used to make move around all the time. You make some interesting points about how you go about winning a league, I know for some they've never seen that. I remember some of the title winning teams and for sure most of the time its about just getting the job done as efficiently as possible. I also agree about how high the standard is now, it feels as if you cannot make a mistake. You really feel as if this is something we have to make happen and then hopefully people will learn to relax and enjoy it a bit more.
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11171 on: December 1, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »
I was sat next to them!

They had exuberance of youth and finished most songs ahead of the kop

Good effort though
Hope theyíre there again on Wednesday night as Iím in that row for Everton. Should imagine the atmosphere will be up a notch for that.


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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11172 on: December 1, 2019, 02:43:28 PM »
It's a little worrying that the atmosphere has been a bit disappointing in two games running. This is a question for those who are going, are people maybe getting complacent with the points total so are maybe relaxing a bit more? I know the team are not firing on all cylinders at the moment, but against Napoli in particular Klopp was keen for an atmosphere. It would be interesting to know people's frame of minds over this. The thing is over the next month the team will show tiredness from time to time so will need the crowd to get them over the line sometimes.
It's definitely more nervous tension than complacency I'd say. Everyone just wants this too much. Plus it was fucking freezing! ;D
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11173 on: December 1, 2019, 03:13:16 PM »
Was 3 seats away from the Brighton fans in Anny Road, so that was fun.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11174 on: December 1, 2019, 07:38:02 PM »
Noise from 50% of the Kop and then 40k doing nothing. Was in Upper main for Napoli and its horrendous up there.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11175 on: December 1, 2019, 08:34:41 PM »
Sat in hospitality yesterday. That was very odd. Half the folk in there aren't fans, a few are scouts. Girl sat in front of me showing her partner pics of some toddler. Made me queasy seeing as how tough it is to get tickets.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11176 on: December 1, 2019, 09:14:37 PM »
It's a little worrying that the atmosphere has been a bit disappointing in two games running. This is a question for those who are going, are people maybe getting complacent with the points total so are maybe relaxing a bit more? I know the team are not firing on all cylinders at the moment, but against Napoli in particular Klopp was keen for an atmosphere. It would be interesting to know people's frame of minds over this. The thing is over the next month the team will show tiredness from time to time so will need the crowd to get them over the line sometimes.

I always sit in the Annie Road Lower and in fairness itís not been  too bad. Yesterday  was particularly poor though. There seemed to be a lot more foreign supporters than usual and I was up and down like a bloody yo-yo all game while people were in and out of their seats. At half time I noticed a queue down the stairs that hardly moved and there were still people waiting when the teams came out for the second half but there they stayed ! Then loads leaving on 85 minutes with the game in the balance which I canít get my head around. And then I see guys on here still desperately trying to bag  a ticket on the morning of the game so doesnít half piss me off when Iím at the match seeing people who clearly donít give a monkeys. Bloody annoying ☹️

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11177 on: December 1, 2019, 10:56:55 PM »
Yeah Iíve noticed what seems like an increase of foreingers this season. Pretty much every one around me were non-english yesterday. They dont exactly create an atmosphere

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11178 on: December 1, 2019, 11:24:51 PM »
Kop was fantastic on Wednesday but some decrepit auld fart behind me constantly shouting Ďdozy twat/c*ntí at Henderson and shouting abuse at our players.

An absolute fud. Couldnít give a shit how long heís been supporting the club, if he canít back the players he ought to fuck off from Anfield for good.

These curmudgeonly fuckers ruin the game more than anyone.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11179 on: December 2, 2019, 07:11:37 AM »
I came very close to shoving the bloke next to me camera phone up his arsehole on Saturday. Turns up 20 minutes in, proceeds to spend 5 minutes taking snaps of his surroundings and sending them to people then phone in front of his face recording everything.
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11180 on: December 2, 2019, 09:08:15 AM »
Yesterday was freezing by the way. It does sometimes contribute!

To answer your question there's a few reasons for me. We're so desperate for the title, and knowing that we only lost once last year and didn't win means every game seems to be one we can't make a mistake in. We also all seem to think we're not playing as well as we could and should. We all seem to want to be 40points ahead before we relax.

We also (as supporters) don't know how to win a league or what it looks like to be in control of winning one (the older ones will but may have forgotten and certainly not the Premier League). By that I mean the facts show we've lost 1 game in a year and a half of footy which is title winning form but until we win it nobody will believe it or relax into it.

Also we probably feel bigger games are to come later in the season.

If this does turn out to be a title winning season, it's not like every game has to be Barcelona either. That's what I mean about not knowing how to win a league. To win a league it's often just a lot of normal 3pm kick off and 3 points.

This is probably how we win a league, but we(most of us) just don't know it. (But we also do, hence the nerves).


Good post. Brighton was a game we were expected to win and were cruising until Alisson was sent off.

I always thing that fans of 'smaller' clubs must think the whole Anfield atmosphere thing is overblown. 'Where's your famous atmosphere..." rings out from the Anny Road as Anfield sits on its collective hands and we cruise to another routine victory over a team in the bottom half.

If we continue on this trajectory under Klopp I'd expect quite a few games every season where the atmosphere is a bit flat. The great thing about Anfield at it's best is the direct relationship between the atmosphere and the game. We aren't like the German or Italian ultras who sing and bang drums regardless of what's happening on the pitch.
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11181 on: December 2, 2019, 10:11:00 AM »
Good post. Brighton was a game we were expected to win and were cruising until Alisson was sent off.

I always thing that fans of 'smaller' clubs must think the whole Anfield atmosphere thing is overblown. 'Where's your famous atmosphere..." rings out from the Anny Road as Anfield sits on its collective hands and we cruise to another routine victory over a team in the bottom half.

If we continue on this trajectory under Klopp I'd expect quite a few games every season where the atmosphere is a bit flat. The great thing about Anfield at it's best is the direct relationship between the atmosphere and the game. We aren't like the German or Italian ultras who sing and bang drums regardless of what's happening on the pitch.
I agree with this and the quoted post in respect of some games against lower half teams are simply not going to be as electric as others.

It's always baffled me but never bothered me as such, but the amount of people legging out and leaving early on Saturday was a joke. It was a nervous end to the game given that we had Allison sent off and conceded straight away with a lot of pressure to follow. It looked like there were queues to get up the stairs out of the Main Stand at one point around the 85th minute.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11182 on: December 2, 2019, 10:15:09 AM »

If this does turn out to be a title winning season, it's not like every game has to be Barcelona either. That's what I mean about not knowing how to win a league. To win a league it's often just a lot of normal 3pm kick off and 3 points.

This is probably how we win a league, but we(most of us) just don't know it. (But we also do, hence the nerves).

It's bang on this, especially the bit about not every game being Barcelona. There were a fair few games towards the tail end of last season that were incredible. 5 minutes after Salah's goal V Chelsea was the loudest I've ever heard Anfield, for example, it was absolutely wild. Come March, April, May if we're still on here complaining I'd be asking more questions, but I bet we won't be.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11183 on: December 2, 2019, 10:16:59 AM »
Spot on. And Daveís is a great post. The atmosphere will be there when itís needed. Yes, I know itís needed in every game, but for now thereís an element of a collective keeping things in check. Partly a bit of tension, definitely a smidge of concern despite the position, but generally a 30 year collective memory that says, Ďlong way to goí. The atmosphere will improve as the distance shortens, and crucially whenever itís needed most along the way.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11184 on: December 6, 2019, 07:34:24 PM »
Surprised not mentioned but the derby as youíd expect was excellent

Not enjoyed a match like that for ages

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« Reply #11185 on: December 6, 2019, 08:27:26 PM »
Spot on. And Daveís is a great post. The atmosphere will be there when itís needed. Yes, I know itís needed in every game, but for now thereís an element of a collective keeping things in check. Partly a bit of tension, definitely a smidge of concern despite the position, but generally a 30 year collective memory that says, Ďlong way to goí. The atmosphere will improve as the distance shortens, and crucially whenever itís needed most along the way.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11186 on: December 6, 2019, 09:32:31 PM »
Decent the other night.
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11187 on: December 6, 2019, 11:26:18 PM »
Surprised not mentioned but the derby as youíd expect was excellent

Not enjoyed a match like that for ages

Relaxed from minute one!
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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11188 on: Yesterday at 03:32:11 PM »
Horrific today but Christ it was cold.

Text book early kick off versus relegation fodder. Crowd complacency and moaning at everything

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« Reply #11189 on: Yesterday at 03:36:31 PM »
Horrific today but Christ it was cold.

Text book early kick off versus relegation fodder. Crowd complacency and moaning at everything

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Sounded very nervous

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11190 on: Yesterday at 03:39:12 PM »
Sounded very nervous

Yes but no idea why

There was a lot of football tourists there today too

Like League of Nations around me. Just one of those games for it I guess.

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« Reply #11191 on: Yesterday at 06:53:43 PM »
Very quiet in the Lower Kenny.

Loads of reasons why the atmosphere was subdued.

12.30 kickoff on a Saturday. The day after alot of Christmas do's ( I know I was hungover in the ground)
It was fucking freezing and windy
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« Reply #11192 on: Yesterday at 07:45:10 PM »
Back in the day, we'd lose 5-10,000 on the gate due to Christmas shopping on the last couple of Saturdays before Xmas. Probably still would but the overseas fans are taking up the slack.

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11193 on: Today at 07:14:59 AM »
Post election result blues wouldnít have helped yesterdayís atmosphere.

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« Reply #11194 on: Today at 07:58:19 AM »
i thought it started out well (for a 12:30 against Watford) then got worse as the game went on.  to be honest you know what its going to be like after teams are read out, no roar of Liverpool, Liverpool and your in for a long game.

Alot of berating players around me, one of those where players tried something didn't come off lets berate them...they don't try anything lets berate them.  :butt

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« Reply #11195 on: Today at 09:55:41 AM »
Mo mentioned something in the post match interview, didn't he? That the crowd panicked but there has to be some trust cause they are experienced or something like that.

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« Reply #11196 on: Today at 10:01:36 AM »
Loved Moís comment after the game yesterday about the crowd getting nervous - really doesnít affect the team because they have confidence in their ability to see a game out.

Iíve started to find the moaning funny for a while now - the fact that people donít seem to trust a team thatís not lost at home for ages is hilarious and really shows up how little they know.

Really enjoying us grinding out games like Watford and Brighton - bit tense but afterwards a real sense of achievement- pity those that canít see it because theyíre missing out.
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« Reply #11197 on: Today at 10:35:19 AM »
I will never understand the audible moaning when at the ground. You are there to do anything you can to help the situation.

Almost any negative comment aimed at the players no matter what the scenario is going to be detrimental to the team


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« Reply #11198 on: Today at 10:56:38 AM »
Anfield road end was lively yesterday thought the atmosphere was good. It donít go every week and the last game I made was Newcastle last year and it was right up there. Lots of support for the players and encouragement, nervous yes but really good time as well!

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Re: Atmosphere at Anfield
« Reply #11199 on: Today at 11:15:29 AM »
Very quiet in the Lower Kenny.

Loads of reasons why the atmosphere was subdued.

12.30 kickoff on a Saturday. The day after alot of Christmas do's ( I know I was hungover in the ground)
It was fucking freezing and windy
The play on the pitch didn't feel as fluid


Also dont underestimate how people have reacted to the election result

Throw VAR into the mix as well which is a mood killer. Crowd would have relaxed at 2-0 up early second half and we'd have probably scored more.

Bit of a perfect storm really, important to get the win after all that.