Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Could Terraces Return?

Could Terraces Return?

Many fans have been campaigning for years for the return of standing on terraces to top flight football. In practice away fans in particular often stand in seating areas despite the efforts of stewards and police and restrictions imposed on them the following year by local authorities. The campaign for the return of terraces has now been given a big boost by an Early Day Motion signed by over 100 MPs that calls on the Government to 're-examine the case for limited sections of safe standing areas.' Because of the scale of the support sports minister Richard Caborn will now be obliged to meet with representatives of the campaigners that include former sports minister Kate Hoey. Sponsor of the motion, Portsmouth South MP and Pompey supporter Mike Hancock said that there had been no problem on terraces in lower leagues. The Bundesliga permits standing on terraces at top level matches, but Caborn says that German fans have a different 'profile' to English fans. Perhaps that is another way of saying that football fans are regarded as second class citizens whose views are to be disregarded. However, this campaign now has considerable momentum behind it with fans organised in support by the group Stand Up Sit Down.


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday January 25 2007
Time: 12:11PM

Comments

0
Its not all over yet.... get to an Accrington Stanley match while you can. It says on my ticket TERRACE £13. A welcome trip down memory lane.
greyhound
25/01/2007 12:31:00
0
Alas, it will never return - at least not at higher level football - too much has been invested to develop all seater stadia.
goddammit
25/01/2007 13:13:00
0
Brentford still have stands too.
getintoem
25/01/2007 15:33:00
0
Why has that ball got SPL on it? You want a proper football image.
Lysimachus
25/01/2007 15:39:00
0
It wont happen as it would require huge investment and there is no real benefit for most top clubs. Its a shame but thats the way it is.
wemaybefamousagain
25/01/2007 16:13:00
0
Just stand anyway, we do at Pompey.
storagematt
25/01/2007 18:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Sheff Wednesday

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (1) vs (2) Sheff Wednesday, City Ground, 18/2/17 Att: 20,164

Forest v Wednesday; Vital Match Preview

Gary Brazil`s Nottingham Forest welcome Carlos Carvalhal`s play-off contenders, Sheffield Wednesday Trentside for this afternoon`s Championship clash.

Forest v Sheff Wed - Follow Live On Twitter

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Sheffield Wednesday the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Vital Preview - Championship, 18th-20th Feb 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith10%
Lichaj0%
Worrall0%
Fox0%
Pinillos0%
Cash0%
Vaughan16%
Osborn0%
Ward0%
Brereton66%
McCormack0%
Sub - Carayol0%
Sub - Assombalonga0%
Sub - Kasami8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
2 Newcastle 31 21 3 7 66 35
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 31 8 12 11 36 -6
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 1:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon191
2.Jimmy Gordon172
3.Pope John XXIII126
4.mao tse tung119
5.orbitalforest99
6.the jock89
7.Calvin Plummer84
8.AdebolaCornflakes83
9.LyttleByLyttle80
10.paz196767
The Vital Football Members League