Would safe standing be a good idea at the Blues?

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    It’s been an argument that has been around for years in the footballing world: safe standing.

    It divides opinion completely, and is easy to see why, for a number of different reasons, which I won’t go into today.

    But I was curious to see whether some Birmingham fans would support a safe standing section at St Andrews, and whether it’s something fans feel could be sustainable and safe for the future.

    If I’m being honest, I can see safe standing make a return to the game. I think a lot of the Football League clubs are behind the idea, with teams like Bristol City installing a very small safe-standing section in a new area of their ground.

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    It’s only a very small step in the progress, but one I hope other Football League clubs will look to for ideas, and to simply see if it works.

    In regards to St Andrews, I do think that there is a place for it there. As mentioned in an article a couple of weeks ago, I’d love to see the atmosphere return to the club. I think it’s been lost a little bit of late, despite the stunning job that Gary Rowett has done since his appointment last year.

    I think if St Andrews is rocking again, I think that will only help the team tenfold, and safe standing could assist this.

    There are a few questions about it, I understand that, but as a concept, it’s one I’d support if it ever became available. Where the safe standing section would go etc is difficult to say- and whether it will ever be installed is also difficult to suggest.

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    But I fully believe that if there was a safe standing section at St Andrews, it would help with the atmosphere.

    I fully understand that some people want to sit down during games, but some people do want to stand and create an atmosphere that might push the team on to victory.

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    4 COMMENTS

    1. Its a big yes.

      Crowd control is much better now than back in 1989. It was 300 scouse morons that spoilt it for everyone and killed the innocent supporters who had turned up early for the game.

      St Andrews needs a lift as the atmosphere is poor with 15,000 stay away part time fans

    2. I think it would be great to have a safe standing when blues are away most of the fans never sit down and I think that’s why we have a better away record then we do at home KRO

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