Jose has a dig at the crowd

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    Pavl3n Full Member

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    Just went through an article on SkySports. I haven't watched the post match conference, I suppose the comments were made during. Here are the quotes:

    "I didn't see the first goal. I was speaking with Jesse Lingard because Lingard was going to be the next player to come on."
    "I saw the ball in the net and all the guys jumping around. It was the first time I saw the crowd. They were very quiet."
    "It was easy to know that was a goal because it was the first time I really understood the stadium was full."

    I am not from Manchester, not from England and I've been to the stadium once. Yes, I have my volume on tv higher than usual when I watch the game, but it is hard to tell how's the atmosphere. However I heard a couple of times chants dying out - like the Zlatan chant, which I don't even get why were people chanting, when he probably wasn't even in the stands.

    I would like to hear what those, who've been on the stadium, think.
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    OneUnited24 Full Member

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    Sack him

    ... for speaking the truth
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    InfiniteBoredom CAF Political Statistician

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    For large part of the game they were. Even through the terrible audio of my stream I could hear players shouting on the pitch over the crowd.

    Got better after we scored and Leicester broke out of their own half.
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    SammyUnited_83 Full Member

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    Sorry that's bollocks.

    I thought on the whole it was pretty good yesterday (Stretford).
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    Mr Blue Jam New Member

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    I watched the game on TV. Heard the away fans singing early on, but it felt like they got drowned out after that. Of course, TV coverage depends where the microphones are I suppose.
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    I haven't been to a homegame for about 5 years now so I can't comment from a personal perspective, but my brother's a season ticket holder in the Stretty and he claims the opposite. According to him the atmosphere was dire until we got the breakthrough, which is pretty much standard going for a game at Old Trafford.

    I've always preferred aways when watching United, the atmosphere is on another level. Say what you like about the cockney's but I've always found our London support to be extremely vocal.
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    Schmiznurf Full Member

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    To be honest when you have Oliver as your ref and you've had one goal ruled out gor offside you don't know if you should cheer.
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    There are always reasons when fans are on the path of critics swings, funny how fans do not apply same rules when they having a go at managers,players, own club. England must be only place where fans demand something to happen first for them to get involved, its laughable.
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    We have this discussion again and again and until we as a country try to address it, it aint gonna get better. Let people stand with their mates and they'll create an atmosphere, hence why aways are so fecking good. OT being 74,000 doesn't help either in fairness.
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    robinzx Full Member

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    Don't think he was having a dig per se, think he's just trying to provoke a reaction and a better environment going ahead. The Leicester atmosphere was flat at times but definitely not the worst.
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    M4YON Full Member

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    I was in the east right next to the signing section and they were quiet through parts but not as quiet as Mourinho is making out and after that first goal were much louder from then on.
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    Leicester atmosphere was much better than many last season. City in the sky got repeated airings, which IMO is generally a sign the fans are in a good mood.

    The ground got tenser as we went longer without scoring but it was never quiet. Plus Lukaku was backed in song by the fans after the penalty miss, loads.

    Mourinho's red army and something good got sung a lot too, which makes Mou's comment a little on the cheeky side.
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    LawCharltonBest Obsessive dog poo sniffer & anal about tweets

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    I'm sorry, but atmosphere's going to get even worse when the disabled sections are in place.

    Jose should vent that frustration at the owners. We need a safe standing section behind the opposite goal. Every change ATM is just affecting our atmosphere for the worse.
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    Jerch Full Member

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    A commentator on my telly said that Leicester fans are lauder then home fans during the game so I wasn't surprised when I heard that comment from Mourinho.
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    Judge Red Don't Call Me Douglas

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    Meh, there were times when Fergie had digs at the OT crowd. It's not gonna change. This is modern football and not everyone is pissed and wants to shout and sing for 90 minutes.

    The crowd did its job and helped to win a penalty, which was then missed!
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    That's deceptive and a product of where the away fans sit vis a vis the commentary boxes.
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    On my stream I heard Leicester chants very often so he may have a point.

    That said, I think it's not as much of a dig per se as rather an attempt to provoke a reaction from the crowd. He is well aware that there will be a lot of games with away teams parking a jumbo jet and we will need our supporters to help to disrupt their game.
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    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

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    Maybe it would be better if we waved white hankies like those awesome Spaniards?
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    Thought the Leicester fans were poor, only really noticed them when they were taking the piss at us for celebrating the disallowed goal.

    The atmosphere on a whole was okay, maybe a bit quiet for a late kick off though.
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    In contract to the opening home game, the atmosphere was a little subdued.
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    WhoDaGOAT Banned

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    I agree with this. I've been to games both sober and pissed. You don't remember half the game when pissed! 3 or 4 pints beforehand is best. But sometimes a person just wants to focus on the game. It can be tiring and distracting if you're constantly having to stand up to give your best rendition of Mariah Carey for 90 minutes. The players do have to spark the crowd into life at times.
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    I was in the north-east quadrant and didn't think the atmosphere was as bad as mourinho made out, so am a little surprised by his comments. I couldn't here the away end at all due to the constant noise generated by the home fans so am equally surprised by the comments about how the Leicester fans were louder than us.

    Mourinho is right sometimes about the crowd but is wrong about yesterday's game. At least around me, the crowd got behind the team and especially tried to lift the team after the penalty miss, you'd have thought that we scored it.
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    Adisa Full Member

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    Watched the game on BT and all I could hear were Leicester fans.
    I worked as a steward part-time when I was in uni. I think we have to fundamentally change the way we see fans at games and how they support their team.
    The majority of fans can't get themselves to start singing and chanting. For them, it would be like singing at a cinema.
    It's a culture that's slowly dying. They want to watch the game.
    Most of the ground I worked at, the fans were explicitly forced to sit. It's simply to hard for stewards to do that, so i cant see safe-standing changing much.
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    Gary_Walsh_Nou_Camp_Hell New Member

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    It's nothing new.

    The atmosphere at Old Trafford is shit unless it's a big game.

    It's an issue with the entire league. The debate has been had many times and as much as we hate it, the match 'experience' is not what it was decades ago.

    It's modern society, crowds at gigs aren't what they were either. Things are more sedate now.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    :lol: They're still doing this.
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    Adisa Full Member

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    I also think the acoustics of the ground is terrible. When I go, I can never hear what the other side of the ground is singing.
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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    Promoting ultras like they have in the Italian league would introduce a much needed spark in our crowds. Sometimes fans just need to take the initiative to organize such groups and the rest of the crowd will pick up.

    I don't get why the Ultras culture hasn't picked up so much in the league. :( It's probably due to rising ticket costs but apart from that I don't know.
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    Is that a joke? Yes lets encourage the ultra culture again, because it's such a great and positive part of Italian football.
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    Gary_Walsh_Nou_Camp_Hell New Member

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    Trust me, if the majority of people on the other side were singing you hear them.

    Acoustics are not the issue and it's lame to blame the atmosphere on that.
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    Godfather Full Member

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    Every other month this is discussed. As long as there is no safe standing, no flags allowed and ticket prices sky high, this is not going to change.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    the gentrification of football- there isn't a ground in the league it doesn't affect
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    Maccataq Full Member

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    I hate that Leicester fans do this, they do it every game. It's really pathetic.
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    stubie Full Member

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    I remember Fergie saying something similar against Birmingham 10 years ago.

    And Roy Keane hit the nail on the head back in 2000!
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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    Not the violent part but the good part of it. If you remove the violence, it's a beautiful thing.

    It's much better than what we have right now, a big chunk of the crowd just sitting there eating a pie or a sandwich.
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    nokillingmoths Full Member

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    People still sing the cantona song. It doesn't matter whether the player is there.

    Most big modern football stadiums are crap for atmosphere. The more corporate fans you give seats to the worse it will be.

    Someone i know has a season ticket about 30 rows back halfway between the tunnel and dugout. They have to move for CL games for corporate fans. Which means a very signifiacnt parts of the south stand is corporate fans for CL.

    Absolute horseshit. No wonder the stadium sounds quiet. Its full of people after a free lunch.
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    Haha yes, that too. Was like going back to 1992!
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    Godfather Full Member

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    Jup. It's controversial but I also prefer this.
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    nokillingmoths Full Member

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    Also, we had posters on here in a similar thread moaning about people standing up which meant they couldn't see. :lol:
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    Godfather Full Member

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    Feckers better stay home then. Can't believe an attitude like that