UK time is: 21:55:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 28 2007

Time: 12:12PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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*
Report Abuse
28/08/2007 12:43:00

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
Report Abuse
28/08/2007 13:53:00

cant see the government backing down on this
Custard
Report Abuse
29/08/2007 04:52:00

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
Report Abuse
29/08/2007 05:39:00

The powers that be though seem convinced that a return to standing will only see the return of terrace violence.
glensider
Report Abuse
28/11/2007 15:04:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sherwood On Manchester City Loss (Sunday April 26 2015)

Full Facial (Sunday April 26 2015)

Stats: Man City v Aston Villa (Saturday April 25 2015)

Something For The Weekend (490) (Friday April 24 2015)

U21s - Arsenal 1 - 3 Aston Villa (Friday April 24 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 949
2. ClivetheVillan 828
3. The Fear 698
4. col8 463
5. thefacehead 333
6. kefkat 328
7. sirdennis 271
8. DeanoVilla 203
9. Fulford 199
10. HeathfieldRoad1874 157

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Crystal Palace 33 11 9 13 -3 42
13. WBA 34 9 10 15 -14 37
14. Newcastle 34 9 8 17 -21 35
15. Aston Villa 34 8 8 18 -22 32
16. Sunderland 33 5 15 13 -23 30
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Leicester City 32 7 7 18 -17 28

Breaking League News

NUFC Secrets And Lies
Newcastle : 26/04/2015 21:41:00
Pearson On Determined Burnley Victory
Leicester City : 26/04/2015 20:41:01
Wood Gets Ipswich Recall
Leicester City : 26/04/2015 20:31:00
Bruce Delighted With Palace Win
Hull City : 26/04/2015 20:25:00
Speroni Frustrated With Hull Loss
Crystal Palace : 26/04/2015 20:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By:  MF
Guzan 5%
Bacuna 1%
Vlaar 1%
Okore 1%
Richardson 1%
Cleverley 25%
Westwood 1%
Grealish 43%
Sanchez 6%
Delph 12%
Benteke 4%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Lowton 0%