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Don't know if this has cropped up before but is there any chance of Latics forming an official association with Frankfurt?

I have taken a real interest in German football over the past couple of seasons & have to say that I think that the match day experience in Germany seems to be light years ahead of anything in England.

It would be great if a formal relationship could be established between the clubs culminating with Frankfurt providing the opposition for the match celebrating the opening of our new stand.

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I saw them at the end of October, but that was because they happened to be playing Monchengladbach and I'd gone to Dusseldorf to see a couple of games. They were dreadful.

 

I understand from family they were also dreadful when they got dicked in Tel Aviv a few weeks back.

 

Sounds like they'd fit right in.

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Don't know if this has cropped up before but is there any chance of Latics forming an official association with Frankfurt?

I have taken a real interest in German football over the past couple of seasons & have to say that I think that the match day experience in Germany seems to be light years ahead of anything in England.

It would be great if a formal relationship could be established between the clubs culminating with Frankfurt providing the opposition for the match celebrating the opening of our new stand.

 

Alteady been happening for well over 3o years not on this seasons trip but can say one of the best footballing trips I been on.

 

Great set of fans

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Eintracht means concord, as in agreement or harmony. So I suppose that's pretty close to united. I lived in Germany a few years back and had a season ticket for Kaiserslautern, who were in the Bundesliga then. Have to agree, the match day experience is far better than you get over here.

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I've been to a few games in Germany - most recently to Mainz, a mid/low ranking Bundesliga outfit. I can only agree with the point about the fantastic matchday experience; in fact the standard of football was not great that day (the opposition were rock bottom) but it was a great day out. Here's why...

 

a) Prices - 15E entry, 1E for a programme, free transport from railway station to ground and back again

b.) Full stadium - see a above

c) Buoyant atmosphere - see a and b above, but also presence of safe standing and a lively ultra section complete with its own conductor on a mega phone (there's probably a proper name for this)

d) Other attractions - bars in every area of the ground (with prices comparable to a normal bar) and a fan village outside the ground meant that people arrived early, had a few pints and also stayed after the game. A real sense that it was a 'day out' and not 90 minutes of entertainment.

e) Accessible - the diversity of the crowd was striking - many smartly dressed women and children in the large bank of terracing in and around the area where the ultras stood. The atmosphere was passionate, lively, intense but in no way threatening - the ultras were genuinely supporting their team not goading the opposition fans - which presumably contributed to this diversity.

 

I'll leave others to pick the bones out of that and think about what could apply to UK/Latics...

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Trying to get a foreign team to open the stand is a good idea.

 

Plenty of foreign sides do tours in the summer or come over to England for games, no reason why we couldn't get one.

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Isn't the stand opening mid-way through next season if all goes to plan?

 

No reason why can't have an 'official' opening in the summer if that's the case...

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I've been to a few games in Germany - most recently to Mainz, a mid/low ranking Bundesliga outfit. I can only agree with the point about the fantastic matchday experience; in fact the standard of football was not great that day (the opposition were rock bottom) but it was a great day out. Here's why...

 

a) Prices - 15E entry, 1E for a programme, free transport from railway station to ground and back again

b.) Full stadium - see a above

c) Buoyant atmosphere - see a and b above, but also presence of safe standing and a lively ultra section complete with its own conductor on a mega phone (there's probably a proper name for this)

d) Other attractions - bars in every area of the ground (with prices comparable to a normal bar) and a fan village outside the ground meant that people arrived early, had a few pints and also stayed after the game. A real sense that it was a 'day out' and not 90 minutes of entertainment.

e) Accessible - the diversity of the crowd was striking - many smartly dressed women and children in the large bank of terracing in and around the area where the ultras stood. The atmosphere was passionate, lively, intense but in no way threatening - the ultras were genuinely supporting their team not goading the opposition fans - which presumably contributed to this diversity.

 

I'll leave others to pick the bones out of that and think about what could apply to UK/Latics...

 

Its great and accepted in certain parts of Europe, much like drinking and eating in the open air at night in summer, unfortunately, there are too many idiots in the UK who would set out to abuse and spoil such an atmosphere.

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Not to pick up on the negatives, but I've been to a fair few games and seen the odd thing that you wouldn't appreciate as much.

 

Being on a train to Nuremburg where the whole journey involved been pushed up against a window as the train was that full.

Another trip on a train with about twenty armed police, police dogs; all pushed in. Which was bizarre as there were next to no fans on that train.

That was probably because they'd been fighting in the park earlier.

Then there was the bloke who was going to a game, who was worse for wear. To the extent that he had clearly papped himself, and just carried on with the journey, along with families, the Police, myself, etc.

 

However, the atmosphere at the games, the free rail travel (just buy a ticket for a game, its cheaper than a rail ticket), the price, smoking a joint out the back of Union Berlin with just some bloke who decided he liked us because we were at the game. I could go on ages about the good things, but it isn't a utopia of non-violence and self control some seem to think it is.

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a lively ultra section complete with its own conductor on a mega phone (there's probably a proper name for this)

 

 

There are lots of names for that

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I've been to a few games in Germany - most recently to Mainz, a mid/low ranking Bundesliga outfit. I can only agree with the point about the fantastic matchday experience; in fact the standard of football was not great that day (the opposition were rock bottom) but it was a great day out. Here's why...

 

a) Prices - 15E entry, 1E for a programme, free transport from railway station to ground and back again

b.) Full stadium - see a above

c) Buoyant atmosphere - see a and b above, but also presence of safe standing and a lively ultra section complete with its own conductor on a mega phone (there's probably a proper name for this)

d) Other attractions - bars in every area of the ground (with prices comparable to a normal bar) and a fan village outside the ground meant that people arrived early, had a few pints and also stayed after the game. A real sense that it was a 'day out' and not 90 minutes of entertainment.

e) Accessible - the diversity of the crowd was striking - many smartly dressed women and children in the large bank of terracing in and around the area where the ultras stood. The atmosphere was passionate, lively, intense but in no way threatening - the ultras were genuinely supporting their team not goading the opposition fans - which presumably contributed to this diversity.

 

I'll leave others to pick the bones out of that and think about what could apply to UK/Latics...

Me and a few mates started going every Easter and try a different city each time. Next April will be our 4th trip with Cologne the destination this time. We always go to at least 1 lower league game and sometimes fit in a trip to a bigger ground (Allianz last year).

 

The atmosphere/drinking/standing has been well documented but one of the main differences I found was that everyone seemed happy to be there at the game. Sounds strange to say that but sometimes when you go to BP (and other grounds) you have to wonder why some of the home supporters are even there.

 

There are other things I've seen too which make a difference, such as a creche under one ground for example, and give the impression that the fans are the main focus of any club. The club shops are always welcoming, well stocked and very reasonably priced, often with flash sales on older stuff. You hardly have to queue for a beer and they never run out of bratwursts.

 

Another thing that always keeps us coming back is the attitude we get off the fans - pretty much every time we go we end up in the supporters bar having drinks bought for us as they're so shocked a group of English lads would come and watch their team.

 

It's a completely different experience to a standard home end experience in this country. 2 reasons, 1st the attitude of the fans is better - they're there to support their team not "to be entertained". 2nd - the club treat them as a precious commodity.

 

Chicken/egg argument as to which of those came first though!

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Its great and accepted in certain parts of Europe, much like drinking and eating in the open air at night in summer, unfortunately, there are too many idiots in the UK who would set out to abuse and spoil such an atmosphere.

 

I was going to write an elaborate post about how naive you are about the number of idiots in the parts of europe you mention. I was going to link it to flares and the like and how your catch all view seems to contradict. I was then going to move on and link back to the fan parks and cheap prices, and how this treating of the football fan with respect and tolerance keeps those who wish to cause trouble away from such places, even though, as I would have eralier shown, these people are there and they probably have more than us. Then I remembered how your catch all views stop reasoned argument from penetrating your brain and decided it would be best if I just called you a weapon.

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9 of us are going over in march watching Frankfurt play Nuremberg away which should be fun.

 

The other week I saw 1860 Munich play met up with one of there fans Stefan who often comes watching Oldham.

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anyone clued up on Frankfurt reck they have a chance of beating porto tonight? considering having porto on a bet tbh

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anyone clued up on Frankfurt reck they have a chance of beating porto tonight? considering having porto on a bet tbh

It's 2-2 from the first leg, so the two away goals would appear to make Eintracht the favourites and they have been playing well in the Thursday League. Bet responsibly.

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I've just been to a Hi-Fi show in Munich and I was pulled over by a Frankfurt fan who recognised my 70's Latics shirt. It was a quite pleasant, yet random experience.

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I've just been to a Hi-Fi show in Munich and I was pulled over by a Frankfurt fan who recognised my 70's Latics shirt. It was a quite pleasant, yet random experience.

Good to hear you went smart to the event

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