Soccer ball at Ravespan?

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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by rorybestsbigbaldnoggin » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:00 am

solidarity wrote:Happy to welcome the GAWA with open arms. Might be worth listening to how a football crowd really gets into the match. They make a lot more noise than rugby supporters and have a much bigger repertoire of songs and chants! There's something visceral about it.
Pluses and minuses to both, different, atmospheres - you'll never hear a majority portion of Ravenhill singing "the referee's a w*nker", for example, but there's something hilarious about 10000 people (some of whom would swear in no other context) ripping into it.

And some of the chants are excellent - my favourite, during Healy's pomp, was Away in a Manger, sung in full until:

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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Kofi Annan » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:06 am

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Russ wrote:Hopefully
Agreed Russ, although I think the law surrounding football requires that all fans must be seated for the match. The terraces would therefore be redundant I think.
There might be an imaginative approach to getting some temporary seating on the terrace and I suspect Kingspan might appreciate the additional TV coverage .. was football ever played at Ravenhill before rugby?
They played ice hockey in December 1873, and the first F1 race was held on the Ravenhill race course in 1856, they were playing soccer at least 50 years earlier
But sure, GAA was played at Ravenhill before rugby.
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Kofi Annan » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:11 am

solidarity wrote:Happy to welcome the GAWA with open arms. Might be worth listening to how a football crowd really gets into the match. They make a lot more noise than rugby supporters and have a much bigger repertoire of songs and chants! There's something visceral about it.
I wonder if the Col, will be there to Instil " the principles" of being a good citizen , have the Pride of the Raven flute band to play appropriate music during break in plays. Will the Northern Ireland banner be allowed to be flown without offending someone,
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by BaggyTrousers » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:21 am

Russ wrote:Rumour has it the Nuremburg rallies were held at Ravenhill
You may be confusing that with the Whitewell Tabernacle, B!got-in starring Paster Jesus hates Fags.
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Post by BaggyTrousers » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:25 am

rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:
solidarity wrote:Happy to welcome the GAWA with open arms. Might be worth listening to how a football crowd really gets into the match. They make a lot more noise than rugby supporters and have a much bigger repertoire of songs and chants! There's something visceral about it.
Pluses and minuses to both, different, atmospheres - you'll never hear a majority portion of Ravenhill singing "the referee's a w*nker", for example, but there's something hilarious about 10000 people (some of whom would swear in no other context) - feck me they must have become civilised since I last attended in 1986. ripping into it.

And some of the chants are excellent - my favourite, during Healy's pomp, was Away in a Manger, sung in full until:

"the stars in the bright sky, looked down where HEALY! HEALY! HEALY!"
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by thecrouch » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:39 am

There is a chance that the Irish Cup final could be at Ravenhill too, which is a completely different proposition to the Romania game.

Portadown and Glentoran at Ravenhill, will be interesting how the residents like that if it comes to pass.
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by BR » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:23 am

solidarity wrote:Happy to welcome the GAWA with open arms. Might be worth listening to how a football crowd really gets into the match. They make a lot more noise than rugby supporters and have a much bigger repertoire of songs and chants! There's something visceral about it.
As someone with only a passing interest in soccer, I wonder does the crowd at NI matches really get into the match or do they get into the experience of attending the match. I'm not knocking it - but a lot seem like they're are 'partying' for extended periods, I can't think when I would be prepared to be distracted from a rugby match for that length of time (maybe 30 points up with the bonus point in the bag and a couple of minutes to go ...). Perhaps a more fundamental difference between rugby and soccer. The crowd gets going in rugby, but stops when that particular attack (or defensive effort) stops.
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Post by rorybestsbigbaldnoggin » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:09 am

Does anyone know the total capacity of each stand, and terrace at Ravers? Or where this could be found?
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Post by Rovi Snave » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:17 am

rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:Does anyone know the total capacity of each stand, and terrace at Ravers? Or where this could be found?
From memory - Memorial and Family Stands approx 1750 seated each - main stand approx 3500 - east seating approx 1000.

That makes about 8,000 seated - the rest (10,000) standing on the 4 terraces.

Could be wrong but think the above is pretty close. :salut:
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by rorybestsbigbaldnoggin » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:37 am

Rovi Snave wrote:
rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:Does anyone know the total capacity of each stand, and terrace at Ravers? Or where this could be found?
From memory - Memorial and Family Stands approx 1750 seated each - main stand approx 3500 - east seating approx 1000.

That makes about 8,000 seated - the rest (10,000) standing on the 4 terraces.

Could be wrong but think the above is pretty close. :salut:

8000 would be just enough to hold the "Season Ticket" holders, were there to be issues with terracing. Don't know if this is the case, though.
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Rooster » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:05 pm

The Free Presbyterians will be convinced this was the work of the Lord because they violated The Sabbath and played footy at the weekend when they should all have been in church praying.

Personally I wouldn't be surprised if one of them dug the hole at the back of the stand :shock: :stir:
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Hans Indaruck » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:43 pm

rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:
Rovi Snave wrote:
rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:Does anyone know the total capacity of each stand, and terrace at Ravers? Or where this could be found?
From memory - Memorial and Family Stands approx 1750 seated each - main stand approx 3500 - east seating approx 1000.

That makes about 8,000 seated - the rest (10,000) standing on the 4 terraces.

Could be wrong but think the above is pretty close. :salut:

8000 would be just enough to hold the "Season Ticket" holders, were there to be issues with terracing. Don't know if this is the case, though.
The Beeb were reporting a 50/50 split making it 9,000 available for a wendyball match.
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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by Wee Woman » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:42 pm

Surely in the interests of equality, an offer would have to made to the IFA? We've already hosted GAA.

If we don't, I'm sure we'll come in for some flak. Damned if you do etc.

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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by rumncoke » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:22 pm

It may of course be possible to insert some form of seat on the terraces even if was only a type of bench with seats attached something similar to the seating in the Old stand . While the numbers would be less than 18000 it could be higher than 10000


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Re: Soccer ball at Ravespan?

Post by BR » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:24 pm

Hans Indaruck wrote:
rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:
Rovi Snave wrote:
rorybestsbigbaldnoggin wrote:Does anyone know the total capacity of each stand, and terrace at Ravers? Or where this could be found?
From memory - Memorial and Family Stands approx 1750 seated each - main stand approx 3500 - east seating approx 1000.

That makes about 8,000 seated - the rest (10,000) standing on the 4 terraces.

Could be wrong but think the above is pretty close. :salut:

8000 would be just enough to hold the "Season Ticket" holders, were there to be issues with terracing. Don't know if this is the case, though.
The Beeb were reporting a 50/50 split making it 9,000 available for a wendyball match.

I found an old fag packet which has 7278 seats + committee box (146) + corporate boxes.
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