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FFC on terracing closure.

Dear Football fan

Survey on the closure of the Mayflower Terrace, Plymouth Argyle

Reports out today say that Plymouth Argyle have been told to close the Mayflower Terrace in front of the main grandstand at Home Park.

The club were given three years grace after winning promotion to the Championship in 2003-2004, but that has now elapsed.

Regulations insist that all Championship clubs must have all-seater stadia unless there are exceptional circumstances.

The club say that the closure comes despite strong representations to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport that the terracing should remain open, stating:

"Secretary of State Tessa Jowell pointed out that, even without the terracing, we would still have had sufficient seating to accommodate more than our average home gate. This, ultimately, appears to have been a persuasive influence on their decision."

George Michael and Elton John are playing concerts at Home Park this summer and tickets are available to concert goers to stand on the pitch.

We are running a short survey to find out fans reaction across the country, whether you are for, or against the closure, we would like to hear from as many people as possible.

Click here to Have Your Say

Many thanks for your support

The FFC Team




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Date:Monday June 11 2007

Time: 5:07PM

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If i want to sit, I go to the cinema. Times have changed a bit since the trouble in the 80s. Some of us stand all the home games without any trouble. If anything the seats are as much a hazard as anything. Please note the coincidence with terrace trouble & inner city violence.
storagematt
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11/06/2007 18:16:00

Well put matt, football and standing go together and always will.The government is flexing its muscle again, dont give in lads, we love coming to Home Park an older ground like ours, whats the word "character" Good luck
Owenspompey
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11/06/2007 20:15:00

storagematt, the cinema is one analogy i may have used but being one to lower the tone - as i am - i would have most likely said if i wanted to sit down i would visit the 'outhouse'... good points tho mate...
pompeyrug
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12/06/2007 01:18:00

I sit under duress. I've never accepted sitting down as a proper way of watching football and never accepted terraces as dangerous - have you ever seen someone fall over the backs of seats? - that's gotta hurt! - Modern terraces could be well designed and safe and bring some of the lost excitement back to football. Good luck PA.
Et_tu_Pompeii
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12/06/2007 09:12:00

I love it, it was a sad day in my life when the Shed closed, there is nothing better than drawing a smaller club from the lower divisions knowing that we will be standing on a good old fashioned terrace. If you don't know the Bouncy your a Yid!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dicksy
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12/06/2007 10:37:00

thank you pompy for all your support.good luck for the season
philking12
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13/06/2007 19:21:00

There is nothing like standing in the terrace singing your heart out for your beloved team, I love it and it isnt the same sat down, the whole experience is tainted. But three years is a long time
pandapops
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20/06/2007 10:37:00

 

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