The south stand started well last night, fair play to them.
But the longer the game went on the quieter the crowd became. I was thinking why this is? Poor play aside, I’ve noticed many a stadium fall silent during games. Stadiums renowned for their atmosphere included, then I realised how I came to this conclusion.
Many more games are broadcast nowadays compared to pre sky sports. “Obviously” you will say, but I think people have become accustomed to sitting quietly in the comfort of their front rooms and listening to the commentary. Ok, we might still go to watch our team every two weeks at home but I feel that this maybe the reason why the atmosphere has drained away from not our club, but most clubs across the country.
I can’t see how that will ever change unfortunately.
Yes, you will get the local derby games that spike the sound levels, but even teams who are winning regularly in the Prem don’t have noisey stadiums, Anfield being a prime example. Maybe sky just turn the sound levels down so we can sit quietly in our armchairs and listen to the experts explain what we are watching and what they do wrong.