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An Tarbh

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May be loud but they the Turks don't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to football fans.

In terms of clubs I'd have to say that Newcastle, Celtic and Liverpool and Portsmouth seem to have the best fans in Britain, would probably apply for Europe as well, not sure about some of the South American teams though.

Internationally I would say that the Irish and the Dutch are the best international fans, the Scots aren't bad either.
 
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St Helens RLFC

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Liverpool fans have made the loudest noise in footballing history - celebrating John Arne Riise's volley after 62 seconds in Cardiff against Chelsea last year.
 
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An Tarbh

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One of the best moments with fans was the Celtic Liverpool UEFA cup tie at Parkhead with both fans singing You'll Never Walk Alone, certainly made the hairs stand on the back of my neck.
 
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The TRUTH

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Behind Liverpool Betis have great fans ,lots of respect for other clubs especially the reds.

I had a great video of them on the plane to and at Anfield but i cant find it.
 
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cavan

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Ya Liverpool fans on Sunday reminding Man U fans how possibly some of their and England's greatest ever footballers died tragically in a plane crash in Munich all those years ago. Classy

Terrace passion no defence for grotesque insults


Comment -James Lawton

THE Liverpool fans who shouted "Munich Scum" at the Manchester United supporters who were being marched into Anfield between columns of Merseyside riot police were standing just a few yards from where an eternal flame burns on the memorial stone to those who died at Hillsborough.

They seemed oblivious to the hateful irony, and when later some United fans shouted their insults to the memory of the Hillsborough dead there were more shouts of "Munich" from the Liverpool ranks.

The left hand corner of the main stand, from where Liverpool fans traded the most sickening taunts with the United contingent facing the Kop, was a place where hatred was expressed in varying degrees of intensity, but its disfiguring presence was never absent.

Liverpool fans celebrated the crash which destroyed the cream of English football who just happened to play for Manchester United.

The United riposte was gloating cries over the deaths of innocent Merseysiders. At one point there was a chant from the United fans of "There's only one Michael Shields."

Shields is the Liverpool fan held in Bulgaria over the assault on a local barman. He claims to be innocent.

There would, you knew, be other claims at the end of this scabrous afternoon. The principle one was that the incessant hatred is simply a fact of football life; it is unshakeable and anyone who still cares about the game, for all its diving and grabbing and general cheating, is obliged to live with it.

This, presumably, included the gut-churning amusement at the disaster that befell United's Alan Smith.

The Liverpool fans wanted to know how their hero John Arne Riise had broken Smith's leg and dislocated his ankle so hideously some team-mates and opponents could not stand to look as the medics attempted to secure his injuries.

In fact, in trying to block Riise's free-kick Smith had fallen back and inflicted the injuries on himself.

Provokes

Later someone tried to draw Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez into some reaction to the cries of the fans. His reply was one that sometimes provokes accusations of evasion, even hypocrisy. But when Benitez said his English was not so good that he couldn't quite understand what the Liverpool fans were chanting he was surely beyond criticism.

Benitez is building a team - an increasingly determined one - and lurching into ancient hatreds is no part of his brief. However, it did make you think of some of the pre-match comments in defence of the United captain, Gary Neville.

The only acceptable one might have been that Neville, 31-years old and one of the most experienced professionals in England, was utterly oblivious to the filthy undercurrents on the terraces whenever United and Liverpool meet on the field. What did Neville imagine he was brewing when he ran down the Old Trafford pitch a few weeks ago and postured before the Liverpool fans after United's late winner?

On Saturday morning we had been treated to the 'over-view' of Rio Ferdinand. He declared, "There's no way on earth Gary should have been charged. Do we really want to kill off all the passion in the game and make it like going to the cinema? Why shouldn't he celebrate when his own Manchester United score a goal? I'd rather Gary than a cold fish who just walks off the park or ties his bootlaces on the centre line while everyone else is celebrating."

Ferdinand - no more than Neville - seems not to understand how easy it is to stoke up sickenly heightened emotion when it is common place to gloat over tragic death, when the ritual response to Wayne Rooney - the outstanding young footballer in England - touching the ball, is a volley of "Fat *******, Fat *******."

That was another little formality on Saturday.

Woeful

Aggravating the spirit still further was that this was a proper Cup tie. United's midfield remained woeful and Liverpool might have added two goals to the one scored by Peter Crouch if the otherwise excellent Steve Finnan had pulled the trigger with a little more authority when Steven Gerrard picked him out utterly alone on the right side of the box.

Harry Kewell also snatched at what should have been, for a player of his inherent skill, a comfortable opportunity. However, there was an edge to the contest right until the last kick, one that in another football age would have guaranteed a compelling need for attention on the terraces.

Instead we had the fusillades of grievous, grotesque insult. We had the need for every high-earning pro to go away and look at his responsibilities, to his employers and those decent supporters who have not been engulfed by the tides of hate.

Hours after the game riot wagons roared down Scotland Road. Mostly preventative action, no doubt, but it still brought more poison to an afternoon that should have been memorable for much better reasons.

"Do we really want to kill off passion?" Rio Ferdinand asked. No, not passion, but the hatred borne by malignant lemmings. The fallen Smith has known his moments of controversy, but he has one overwhelming characteristic.

Despised

It is to play with every scrap of ability. Once he was despised by United fans for no better reason than he played for Leeds. Now, the worst moment of his career was mocked because he played for United.

It was especially sad to note that he had made his debut on this ground. Now his career might be over and some fans thought it amusing. One shouted, "Get the s**** off the field." Ferdinand warned that we shouldn't kill off football passion. But what did passion have to do with it?
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The TRUTH

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Originally posted by An Tarbh@Feb 22 2006, 03:21 AM
Noise doesn't make great fans, that much is certain.
Yeah thats why i posted that vid not some noisy south american crowd



Sorry bout that link it should work now :)
 
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kinkon89

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i watched this documentary about galatasaray and their UEFA cup win...man, their crowd is pretty intimidating.

look at galatasaray now...neilly bankrupt
 
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St Helens RLFC

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Originally posted by cavan@Feb 21 2006, 03:42 PM
Ya Liverpool fans on Sunday reminding Man U fans how possibly some of their and England's greatest ever footballers died tragically in a plane crash in Munich all those years ago. Classy

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE
Terrace passion no defence for grotesque insults


Comment -James Lawton

THE Liverpool fans who shouted "Munich Scum" at the Manchester United supporters who were being marched into Anfield between columns of Merseyside riot police were standing just a few yards from where an eternal flame burns on the memorial stone to those who died at Hillsborough.

They seemed oblivious to the hateful irony, and when later some United fans shouted their insults to the memory of the Hillsborough dead there were more shouts of "Munich" from the Liverpool ranks.

The left hand corner of the main stand, from where Liverpool fans traded the most sickening taunts with the United contingent facing the Kop, was a place where hatred was expressed in varying degrees of intensity, but its disfiguring presence was never absent.

Liverpool fans celebrated the crash which destroyed the cream of English football who just happened to play for Manchester United.

The United riposte was gloating cries over the deaths of innocent Merseysiders. At one point there was a chant from the United fans of "There's only one Michael Shields."

Shields is the Liverpool fan held in Bulgaria over the assault on a local barman. He claims to be innocent.

There would, you knew, be other claims at the end of this scabrous afternoon. The principle one was that the incessant hatred is simply a fact of football life; it is unshakeable and anyone who still cares about the game, for all its diving and grabbing and general cheating, is obliged to live with it.

This, presumably, included the gut-churning amusement at the disaster that befell United's Alan Smith.

The Liverpool fans wanted to know how their hero John Arne Riise had broken Smith's leg and dislocated his ankle so hideously some team-mates and opponents could not stand to look as the medics attempted to secure his injuries.

In fact, in trying to block Riise's free-kick Smith had fallen back and inflicted the injuries on himself.

Provokes

Later someone tried to draw Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez into some reaction to the cries of the fans. His reply was one that sometimes provokes accusations of evasion, even hypocrisy. But when Benitez said his English was not so good that he couldn't quite understand what the Liverpool fans were chanting he was surely beyond criticism.

Benitez is building a team - an increasingly determined one - and lurching into ancient hatreds is no part of his brief. However, it did make you think of some of the pre-match comments in defence of the United captain, Gary Neville.

The only acceptable one might have been that Neville, 31-years old and one of the most experienced professionals in England, was utterly oblivious to the filthy undercurrents on the terraces whenever United and Liverpool meet on the field. What did Neville imagine he was brewing when he ran down the Old Trafford pitch a few weeks ago and postured before the Liverpool fans after United's late winner?

On Saturday morning we had been treated to the 'over-view' of Rio Ferdinand. He declared, "There's no way on earth Gary should have been charged. Do we really want to kill off all the passion in the game and make it like going to the cinema? Why shouldn't he celebrate when his own Manchester United score a goal? I'd rather Gary than a cold fish who just walks off the park or ties his bootlaces on the centre line while everyone else is celebrating."

Ferdinand - no more than Neville - seems not to understand how easy it is to stoke up sickenly heightened emotion when it is common place to gloat over tragic death, when the ritual response to Wayne Rooney - the outstanding young footballer in England - touching the ball, is a volley of "Fat *******, Fat *******."

That was another little formality on Saturday.

Woeful

Aggravating the spirit still further was that this was a proper Cup tie. United's midfield remained woeful and Liverpool might have added two goals to the one scored by Peter Crouch if the otherwise excellent Steve Finnan had pulled the trigger with a little more authority when Steven Gerrard picked him out utterly alone on the right side of the box.

Harry Kewell also snatched at what should have been, for a player of his inherent skill, a comfortable opportunity. However, there was an edge to the contest right until the last kick, one that in another football age would have guaranteed a compelling need for attention on the terraces.

Instead we had the fusillades of grievous, grotesque insult. We had the need for every high-earning pro to go away and look at his responsibilities, to his employers and those decent supporters who have not been engulfed by the tides of hate.

Hours after the game riot wagons roared down Scotland Road. Mostly preventative action, no doubt, but it still brought more poison to an afternoon that should have been memorable for much better reasons.

"Do we really want to kill off passion?" Rio Ferdinand asked. No, not passion, but the hatred borne by malignant lemmings. The fallen Smith has known his moments of controversy, but he has one overwhelming characteristic.

Despised

It is to play with every scrap of ability. Once he was despised by United fans for no better reason than he played for Leeds. Now, the worst moment of his career was mocked because he played for United.

It was especially sad to note that he had made his debut on this ground. Now his career might be over and some fans thought it amusing. One shouted, "Get the s**** off the field." Ferdinand warned that we shouldn't kill off football passion. But what did passion have to do with it?
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Oh, so its ok for United fans to sing "Murderers" all game? This complete and utter twat is biased, shortsighted and does not accept that Man Utd fans were in the wrong too, and I hope he dies.
 
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BigTen

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To be honest I think that both sides are as bad as each other. But no matter where you go be it Sunderland, Chelsea, Munich, Sao Paulo, Istanbul or hell even Melbourne you get the same. Ignorant, profanity-spewing scum of the universe who have no brains and the rest of the world and normal football fans from every where look down on them.
 
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St Helens RLFC

Guest
Originally posted by BigTen@Feb 23 2006, 09:00 AM
To be honest I think that both sides are as bad as each other. But no matter where you go be it Sunderland, Chelsea, Munich, Sao Paulo, Istanbul or hell even Melbourne you get the same. Ignorant, profanity-spewing scum of the universe who have no brains and the rest of the world and normal football fans from every where look down on them.
Completely agreed, a spot on assessment.
 
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kinkon89

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Originally posted by kinkon89@Feb 21 2006, 06:28 PM
but i have another video of the same team in a stadium as big as telstra stadium, packed out

and its bloody loud..noone beats them
well ive uploaded the video now...

here it is
 
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SaintsFan_Webby

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Man City fans are the best for putting up with so much awful play down the years.
 
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An Tarbh

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Alright no point in saying your own fans for the sake of it, yes there may be merrits in some cases but try and take an objective look at it.

In England I would as I've said before think that Liverpool and Portsmouth have the best set of fans, there's negative aspects to all fans of every club but Portsmouth in particular seem to have the best set of fans. Most premiership clubs have great fans for the majority but I think that Portsmouth seem to give better support for the most part.

So let's keep it objective and see where it gets us, who have been the best away fans in your home ground for example?
 

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