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Stand Up - Sit Down

A message from the Stand up sit down campaign (SUSD)

Some VERY good news. Wycombe Wanderers FC has agreed to host a Fans United Safe Standing Day at its home match on Sunday 9 September 2007 kick-off 1.30pm. This game is live on Sky.

Long time campaigner and spokesperson for Stand Up Sit Down Amanda Matthews explained:

'As one of the few clubs left in the country with terraces, Wycombe Wanderers FC are firmly behind the safe standing campaigns run by SUSD and the Football Supporters Federation. They've agree to highlight our cause at their forthcoming match on 9th September by inviting fans from all clubs to come and show their support. The event is with the co-operation of Thames Valley Police and we appreciate their agreeing to it.'

'If we can just get one fan along from each club in England, wearing their own colours, we feel it would bring massive publicity to our cause and help persuade the Government that, at the least, an open and honest debate is needed on the subject, so important to many supporters, regardless of their club.'

The campaigners say:

WE NEED HUNDREDS OF FANS FROM OTHER CLUBS DESCENDING ON WYCOMBE THAT DAY DRESSED IN CLUB COLOURS!

Importantly, subject to interest, the Football Supporters Federation will consider laying on free coaches. Anybody interested to email me at info@standupsitdown.co.uk as soon as possible.

Let us know about your attendance and how many you'll be bringing. Let's turn Wycombe into a football United Nations for the day, make it a great day out for everybody. Both SUSD and the FSF are fully behind this. The club will be invited all the other 91 clubs and all the 145 MPs who have signed the pro safe-standing House of Commons Early Day Motion.

Please give this event your support. For more details see the forum at www.standupsitdown.co.uk or email the SUSD team at info@standupsitdown.co.uk



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 28 2007
Time: 12:12PM

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I can't see this changing the premier league grounds. i think this will be more applicable to the lower leagues. i used to love standing on the Holte End K Block towards the back next to the segragation with the L Block (BOOOOO!) i onced watched the Liverpool game (4-2 Deano's home debut) squashed against the segregation watching it sideways..... it was brilliant. Only the strongest survived in those days. what i would like to see at VP is a section where you are required to sing all game, thats what i miss. My season ticket is now in the lower Holte, a few sing but not like the old days.
*Holte*End*Star*
28/08/2007 12:43:00
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agreed, might be a very difficult one to re-introduce. Don't think Villa are opposed to the idea if it was allowed but whether fans can bring about change remains to be seen. Used to love the Holte when it was all standing, never been in since (well, not to see a game, I've been in to have a nose around on non match days, got locked in a few weeks ago... whoops!)
The Fear
28/08/2007 13:53:00
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cant see the government backing down on this
Custard
29/08/2007 04:52:00
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No, its a shame, but I do think that the days of standing at premiership stadiums are sadly now gone forever. There was nothing like standing on the Holte back in the late sixties/early seventies, when the atmosphere was electric, and the sheer volume of noise created was unbelievable. Personally my standing days are now behind me, but I do wish for those that want standing back, that their pleas could be heard favourably.
glensider
29/08/2007 05:39:00
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The powers that be though seem convinced that a return to standing will only see the return of terrace violence.
glensider
28/11/2007 15:04:00
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