Both Swansea and Wolves have added their names to the fifteen other English clubs including Aston Villa, who have offered to trial safe standing areas in their grounds. The Scottish Premier League has also wholeheartedly backed the campaign.
“There is a mood change within police match commanders and I would like to think my chief constable would not oppose a move to safe standing. The idea that if people are put in a standing area they will behave criminally is totally wrong”.
For all those who are spitting feathers at me and shaking your heads in annoyance I give you this example before you judge me. Even my mam stands at church to sing and she’s 80!!! I don’t hear God telling her to sit down and shut up!!
I don’t go for this ‘Liverpool fans should have the final say on standing in football grounds’ as they stand as much, if not more than anyone. How many sat down at Wembley the other week and how many will be seated in St James’ on Sunday?
If you’re sitting in front of someone who wants to sit then sit, they have bought themselves a sitting seat and are entitled to it, however I have a wall behind me, an ugly grey wall (that will no doubt soon be covered in tacky S***** D*****advertisements).
While the views of Liverpool fans quite naturally should be respected, it is totally unbalanced to not have a pro-standing viewpoint included as well as the anti-stance of the Hillsborough Family Group.
The campaign for safe standing areas to be incorporated into top-level football grounds has received a major boost, after Aston Villa said they are examining introducing a standing section at Villa Park.
They have it in Germany, Scotland bringing it back, why not at Newcastle?