As you may know the KOP corner next to the away fans has only been open for season ticket holders only for some time. However, sources close to the club have told us extra security and police will be installed to ensure no fans at all go in that part of the ground. This means that the group of supporters sitting there trying to make an atmosphere every game will be ejected and be forced to sit somewhere else. Many Blues fans will agree that this part of the ground is never hostile, only if the lads from B6 turn up…
Banter with away fans never hurt anyone and after all we are separated from one stand. Just look at the Derby game for example, Blues fans were held in a tight corner for that game next to the home fans and there was no trouble at all. The club and police don’t want extra things to deal with, but by moving the fans from there, the ground will look and sound even more like a library.
I myself have been to away games and one I remember well is Coventry away in the Cup. Albeit we lost 2-1 but the banter between the away end and the corner of the home fans at the Ricoh was second to none and you guessed it, there was no trouble.
The last sold out game was against West Brom, was there any trouble then? What about the club allowing us to move a singing group ‘Forza Blues’ into the GM which was even closer to the away fans? What about the stewards doing nothing about the Sheffield Wednesday fans breaking seats and getting in the way of the Blues fan’s boxes, which are supposed to be VIP by the way?
Other clubs can cope with away fans, why can’t we? This is not a rant, although it may sound like one, it is merely a call to Blues fans and to get word out of this petition. The group of fans have sat there for sometime, how would you feel if you had to give up your seat? So wherever you sit at St Andrews sign the following petition to keep the KOP corner open for Blues fans!