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Villa 2-3 Wolves: Verdict Thread

AndyWolves

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I think when you're in the ground it's more about the experience, when you're watching it's more about winning
 

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I think when you're in the ground it's more about the experience, when you're watching it's more about winning
I certainly think games are better in the ground than on TV. You don't get to see any where near the amount of movement from players on TV and that's half the game. Some of the positions that Jimenez takes up live are really instinctive and he is very adept at it. That is often not seen on TV. That said , TV is a very good substitute for those who cant be there. Nowadays there are lots of ways to watch.
 

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I try to take as much as I can from actually going, the atmosphere is important to me, the sharing experience with my lads, wandering about outside, a carpet burger for lunch.....but mainly its about the football, as others say, its a much different watching experience to the telly.
I know others have other matchday preferences like meeting mates at the pub etc, there's no right or wrong way imo.
I think my matchday experience is coloured by the fact we only go a few times a season and consider it a real 'treat'. Obviously for others it's more a way of life.
 

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I try to take as much as I can from actually going, the atmosphere is important to me, the sharing experience with my lads, wandering about outside, a carpet burger for lunch.....but mainly its about the football, as others say, its a much different watching experience to the telly.
I know others have other matchday preferences like meeting mates at the pub etc, there's no right or wrong way imo.
I think my matchday experience is coloured by the fact we only go a few times a season and consider it a real 'treat'. Obviously for others it's more a way of life.
As a season ticket holder my experience is similar to yours (without the carpet burger).

The football is always important to me, moreso in the ground than on TV.
 

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Not seeing mates or watching the game with other people in the ground?
Not really, for all but 1 or 2 games at the most per season I drive and go straight to the ground. Watching the game live is obviously a better experience and gives you a wider perspective figuratively and literally than on TV, but it doesn't impact how much I want us to win, or how critical or complimentary I am about the performance. The only difference I would say would be the level of goal or full time celebration
 

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As I've moved around a lot over the years in the ground, you get some right miserable fuckers watching games live. To the point where you think "why do you bother paying all this money to sit there miserable and moaning?".
 

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As I've moved around a lot over the years in the ground, you get some right miserable fuckers watching games live. To the point where you think "why do you bother paying all this money to sit there miserable and moaning?".
They enjoy the moan, they're probably bullied by their wives at home, so it makes them feel better shouting obscenities at grown men, even on their own team.
 

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Wasn't familiar with the term carpet burger, so googled it...
I totally get why you prefer going to a game than watching it on telly Syco...
Hmm, obviously they have a different definition to 70's Dudley......mind you I'm adaptable so if the opportunity arises.........
 

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They enjoy the moan, they're probably bullied by their wives at home, so it makes them feel better shouting obscenities at grown men, even on their own team.
I try not to be too vocal, although you still get the occasional huff and puff from me when a simple pass goes astray, just clap when we do summat good, a bit of encouragement when things aren't going so well, cheering a goal etc.
I have had to moderate myself when I found I was giving a running commentary....that has to be annoying for people close to me
 

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Only been an intermittent matchgoer since the McCarthy days due to kids/life and not living in the West Mids any more, but I've never been a moaner/negative at a match, it's one of the best spectacles there is... when I've taken my boys they're always in awe of the noise, colour and scale.

I find my kids are more critical/moany when watching on TV, although I try to pick them up on it and stay positive in front of them, even when I'm slating the team on here 😛
 

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They enjoy the moan, they're probably bullied by their wives at home, so it makes them feel better shouting obscenities at grown men, even on their own team.
That was certainly the case up to 5 or 6 years ago but I hear very little of that where I sit. It’s mostly at the ref.

The songs are sung and there tends to be far more encouragement now. The moaners tend to only appear for cup games. They are quickly shut up.

It’s certainly a better experience now than it was back then and in the Mick era too (the 80’s and 90’s had some different and less than savoury characters in the ground from my hazy memory).
 

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Not really, for all but 1 or 2 games at the most per season I drive and go straight to the ground. Watching the game live is obviously a better experience and gives you a wider perspective figuratively and literally than on TV, but it doesn't impact how much I want us to win, or how critical or complimentary I am about the performance. The only difference I would say would be the level of goal or full time celebration
I suppose when I watch on TV the only thing I'm bothered with is whether we win. When I go live I want us to win, but I'm also there to see mates, enjoy the atmosphere / occasion etc. It's not that I don't want us to win as much, it's that there are more factors to the game.
 

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I suppose when I watch on TV the only thing I'm bothered with is whether we win. When I go live I want us to win, but I'm also there to see mates, enjoy the atmosphere / occasion etc. It's not that I don't want us to win as much, it's that there are more factors to the game.
4 decades of attending football matches and I still get an adrenaline buzz. Its addictive as hell.
 

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I don't really get the debate here. Has anyone actually said they prefer watching it on TV?

I would say being in the ground and the matchday experience as a whole is better in every way compared to watching on TV or a dodgy stream.
 

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My rational was that if you're watching the game on TV the only thing you're bothered by is winning. If we aren't winning you're more likely to be critical and post critical stuff on the forum

That said, it's probably just the stuff that does get shouted out at games but posted on a forum instead, it's probably also the stuff that would get muttered under breath that gets posted too!
 
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