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Anfield Atmosphere

Pep Guardiola

"Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Anfield is like "no other stadium in the world".

Talking about Barcelona's dramatic Champions League semi-final collapse, which saw them lose 4-0 on Merseyside after winning the first leg 3-0, Guardiola said the atmosphere created at Liverpool's ground was special and could make opponents feel "small".

I thought they'd [Barcelona] score a goal at Anfield. And I am sure the players knew that Anfield is Anfield. The motto "This is Anfield" is no marketing spin," he told Catalonian publication Ara.

"There's something about it that you will find in no other stadium in the world. They score a goal and over the next five minutes you feel that you'll receive another four. You feel small and the rival players seem to be all over"

"We've all gone through what happened to Barca. They were laughing at me when we were losing 3-0 after the first 15-20 minutes of the quarter-final. It's a b*gger of a ground"

Mourinho describes it as 'Beautiful to play at Anfield'
Wenger describes it as 'unique'

But fat Dave from Rochdale on twitter thinks its all myth so he is probably right...

posted on 3/7/19

Fields it started off ok and it was nice to have bigger crowds but towards the end the fans had enough so it become quite toxic and detrimental to the atmosphere. It's the clubs thought really for the stadium delays and thus the fans getting more p*$$*d off.

posted on 3/7/19

The first season at Wembley was pretty good after the first few games. I would say the Liverpool 4-1 game was where it took off for us and form was good after that. Plus we had a deal that didn't restrict attendence for most games.

The second season it became a drag because the plan was that we were not supposed to be there for long and the uncertainty remained throughout the season. There was also more attendence restrictions because it was not planned for. I think this eventually also got to the players

Had we said from the off that we would have been at Wembley for two seasons and did a deal with the council concerning attendence for that period then I think last season we would have faired much better in home games.

Anyway it was actually our away form that got poor in the second half of last season.

posted on 3/7/19

comment by Dele Boy (U22000)
posted 12 minutes ago
Fields it started off ok and it was nice to have bigger crowds but towards the end the fans had enough so it become quite toxic and detrimental to the atmosphere. It's the clubs thought really for the stadium delays and thus the fans getting more p*$$*d off.

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I did wonder how much was the actual stadium and how much was being narked off with the club’s handling of the new stadium?

posted on 3/7/19

Scousers, have you not heard of the phrase of spirtual home in football?

How would you feel if you had to leave Anfield for 3 years and play elsewhere, few miles away in a neutral ground that has no connection with the club, no history and no sentimental feel ?

WHL has been the home of Spurs for many years, over a century and there is a fundamental link between the place and fans, like a place of worship.

If you think that doesn't matter, then you don't even understand what is Anfield?

I sincerely wish you have to leave your ground in the next 2 years so we can revisit this.

posted on 3/7/19

Morespurs

How long before new WHL establishes that “fundamental link”, after all it’s a “completely different stadium with no history or sentimental feel”

posted on 3/7/19

comment by FieldsofAnfieldRd (U18971)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Dele Boy (U22000)
posted 12 minutes ago
Fields it started off ok and it was nice to have bigger crowds but towards the end the fans had enough so it become quite toxic and detrimental to the atmosphere. It's the clubs thought really for the stadium delays and thus the fans getting more p*$$*d off.

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I did wonder how much was the actual stadium and how much was being narked off with the club’s handling of the new stadium?
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Elements of both but in the main it was the clubs handling of the new stadium debacle that pushed everyone over the edge.

The good news is it's all in the past and we have a lovely new stadium.

That said I hope you keep Anfield, I love traditional old grounds and would be a shame if they all disappear.

posted on 3/7/19

Dele

This so true and good luck in it, just not too much

Agree about older stadiums. My walk to Anfield from the bus is the same walk my Dad, Grandad, Uncles have all done. I was always in two minds about moving, compounded by them two clowns. Plus new stadiums are hit and miss for atmosphere IMO.

posted on 3/7/19

Agree about older stadiums. My walk to Anfield from the bus is the same walk my Dad, Grandad, Uncles have all done.
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Ah the magic of football and family with long traditions!

posted on 4/7/19

End of story

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Indeed, The walking dead has ended

posted on 4/7/19

comment by The Spanish Italians (U21595)
posted 2 hours, 52 minutes ago
End of story

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Indeed, The walking dead has ended
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Good. I stopped watching when a zombie beat a tiger in a race.

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