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Forge FC Season Thread 2019

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3 hours ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

I am stunned there are fans here crying about how much they really prefer one or the other side of a more than half empty stadium, after having gone to all of 11 games. And are now so set in their ways that they'd even reconsider next year? 

Well, there's probably a good chunk who are like me, and are or have been Ticats STH as well. So could be in year 6 of having their seats in the new stadium. Weather can play a big deal, whether you want to have the same view as the cameras do, etc. 

Unfortunately I didn't get to any of the CL matches to see what it was like with only one side open, but I also think I'd prefer less intense crowd all around instead of full or empty. But, no experience to base that on.

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20 hours ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

I am stunned there are fans here crying about how much they really prefer one or the other side of a more than half empty stadium, after having gone to all of 11 games. And are now so set in their ways that they'd even reconsider next year? I'd hate to see your faces when a waiter puts the knife on the wrong side of the spoon.

Regardless of where people sit, the tv broadcasts have to be set up to accentuate proper vision of the pitch, first, and then a good sense of the atmosphere in the stadium, next. 

Not sure where this accusation of 'crying' comes from, looking back I see people voicing their preferences and concerns and nowhere do I see threats to reconsider.

Personally I said I could see casual fans around me reconsidering, if they were TiCats fans first and chose the west side out of long-term preference.

My own preference for the west side predates Forge FC and goes back to various ridiculously hit and humid TiCats afternoon games where my experiences on the west side were far more comfortable than my experiences on the east side.  That's why I chose my season seats where I chose them.  If you don't understand that a lot of Hamiltonians' experiences with THF predate Forge FC you don't know much about Hamilton.

I'll switch for next year, reluctantly, but since when is it crying for a paying fan to voice a legitimate opinion about a stadium issue?

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Shortdutchcanuck said:

Not sure where this accusation of 'crying' comes from, looking back I see people voicing their preferences and concerns and nowhere do I see threats to reconsider.

Personally I said I could see casual fans around me reconsidering, if they were TiCats fans first and chose the west side out of long-term preference.

My own preference for the west side predates Forge FC and goes back to various ridiculously hit and humid TiCats afternoon games where my experiences on the west side were far more comfortable than my experiences on the east side.  That's why I chose my season seats where I chose them.  If you don't understand that a lot of Hamiltonians' experiences with THF predate Forge FC you don't know much about Hamilton.

I'll switch for next year, reluctantly, but since when is it crying for a paying fan to voice a legitimate opinion about a stadium issue?

I clearly overstated sorry. But I do think that there is a bit of splitting hairs, since I see a lot of fans of CPL are watching games in what are not entirely optimal conditions. And not complaining.

The only case I have seen so far of fans being so opinionated about where to sit is Hamilton, and in function of the wind from that angle or the sun over there, not even evaluating view of the pitch or supporter section experiences, which most would deem priority--so make your own conclusions.

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I do want to respond to one of UT's previous comments about a waiter placing the knife on the wrong side of the spoon. I don't think Forge's seating plan for next year is quite that bad. That would make me question dining at the restaurant whereas I will continue to support Forge.

Seriously though, having been on the east side for a nation's league match, the one downside not yet mentioned of not being on the west is I felt somewhat cut off from the BSB supporters group. On the west, we had a great view of them and could hear them clearly. On the east side, not only couldn't we see them but we couldn't hear them as clearly either ( we were approximately at mid-field).

For the TiCats labour day game we were on the east but any hot, sunny summer days we always choose the west for CFL.

As for sightlines, they are the same. But, I like being close to the players bench to see more closely the interactions amongst players and to see the  coach's antics. Sure, all first world problems.

My last point: I do think Forge is handling this very well. Email to season seat holders. Allowing us to "test drive" alternate seats in the remaining matches this year. Upgrades to seats at no extra cost. They are doing a professional job of this.

 

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6 hours ago, CanadaFan123 said:

Exciting to see another u17 player in the CPL.  Hopefully they can put us on the map in Brazil!

My brother is actually Olu's teammate at Sigma. He was shocked when I told him the news this morning!

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Just wanted to shout out to the Forge organization and administration. Everytime I have contacted them with a question they respond almost immediately. I have also had to change seats or games a couple times this year and they have always accommodated no questions asked. Everything from the product on the field, to game day experience, behind the scenes, and the pregame $5 draught beers has been top notch. 

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October 15, 2019  40+ minutes of post game and press conference audio with Gregg Berhalter and John Herdman, Milan Borjan (twice!), Alphonso Davies, Kamal Miller, Jonathan David and Lucas Cavallini

on my site at: http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19cana06.htm  

Sure the wrong thread but in the second interview with Borjan he gets into his Hamilton roots and that he's heard of Forge FC and he follows the CPL.    

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