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Manchester United's Old Trafford Football Ground - J Stand

J Stand – Old Trafford

In a week of turmoil at Old Trafford where David Moyes was sacked after only 10 months in power there is another change being applied to the fans sat in J Stand or now commonly known as the NE Quadrant at Old Trafford. The Season Ticket holders in J Stand are being told to move out so that the club can introduce a ‘singing section’!

You may well ask why this affects me, well it doesn’t anymore as I didn’t renew my season tickets in J Stand after 24 years of sitting there myself, but I still have a number of friends that I’ve known for many years that sit there & to move them out to create a singing section is just very poor & a bad move by the club.

I know the atmosphere at Old Trafford has waned over the years & the great roar the crowd used to deliver only comes out on special occasions but United is no different to any other club nowadays in the Premier League which is a shame as it was the atmosphere that got me hooked on going to football matches.

So why does the club need a singing section & of all places intend putting it in J Stand? Why not make 100 or 200 blocks of seats all around the ground earmarked for fans that want to sing throughout the matches rather than in just one section. Surely the noise needs to come from all across the fantastic stadium rather than just from J Stand?

my thoughts are with my friends who are being scattered far & wide across the stadium.

Party Wife & a trip to A & E

I was up & at my laptop for 07:00 sharp this morning as I was working from home.

I was on taxi duty for Mrs C, my daughter & Dix this morning so an early start was needed so I could build the hours up so i could take them to Old Trafford for the Key103 Ladies Lunch.

All dropped off safe & sound at The Manchester Suite, Old Trafford for 11.00 to catch the rest of the ladies up, all 700 of them!

I then set off for work & got within 10 minutes of the office when Mrs C rang to say our youngest had fallen at school & they wanted us to pick him up. I called school to find out what had happened & he’d fallen in PE & landed on his wrist. He was complaining he couldn’t move his wrist & as usual school take no responsibility & pass the book. 3/4 of an hour later I’d got to school, signed him out & was on our way to A & E.

2 x-rays later & a quick check over by the Dr & it was good news NO BREAK but just badly sprained. They fixed him up with a sling for the weekend & released us.

Quick dart back to school & he was dropped off & I was on my way home to get some work done. I spent the afternoon sorting CAD issues that were being caused by DRM block on the title sheets.

Then back off to Old Trafford to pick the 3 ladies back up. Looked like & smelled like they’d had a good time, only 1 not drinking was my daughter but she is 5+ month pregnant.

Listening to them babel on in the car they seemed to have enjoyed themselves albeit that the tables were a little bit detached from each other & were not as close to the stage & runway as last year. How dare they treat VIP guests this way! But they did enjoy themselves & have already started plotting next years Ladies Lunch.

Back home this evening we had a lengthy conversation with my cousin, her daughter, my aunt & my cousin’s partner who live out in the US. The weather over there looks so nice at the moment & of course i got the usual badgering by Mrs C to go over & visit. Maybe soon 😉

Lazy weekend ahead i hope,

Oh & if you are interested the sling is off & the cheeky little sod is feeling a lot better! TYPICAL!