Premier League chiefs pledge to fight against the return of terraces
“Excuse me mate, could you sit down please” etc.
The Premier League have announced they’ll resist any attempts to bring back terracing in top flight football, in light of a petition launched by the Football Supporters Federation after consultation with police, footballing authorities and a fairly responsive sports minister Hugh Robertson.
A Prem spokesman said:
Our view is that the benefits of all-seater stadia far outweigh the return of standing areas. They have led to more women and more children attending the games and no matter how safe standing can be made, seating is always safer. We will not be encouraging the government to change the law.
So what do you reckon – does football need to reclaim that little bit of atmosphere lost after the move to all-seater stadiums? Or have you all grown comfortable on your ergonomically contoured plastic thrones?