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Frustrated Gwladys Street Singers

By Derek Turnbull :  30/10/2008 :  Comments (0) :
So at half time against Man Utd, a comment was made in the dressing room about the fans being quiet. This goes to show that the players believe that our vocal support is a help to them.

So why then after 40 years of the Street Enders continuously asking for the club to attach proper acoustics (even just a cheap roof will do) to the underside of the Upper Gwladys Street (directly above our singers at the back of the Lower Gwladys) are we still waiting for this to happen???

Also, the past decade or more has seen the singing die out nearly completely due to the fact we cant stand in front of our seats anymore due to the obstructed views for those on the last couple of rows. Those who stand there naturally tell us to sit so they can see the pitch. This previously was not a problem as attendances were far lower and so they would just move seat.

So for over a decade we have also been requesting that the club either remove obstructions or scrap the seats and look into replacing them at the front. Yet again nothing has happened.

Therefore we now only get on our feet for a significant length of when the front rows do which is if we're a few up, we have a number of decisions against us etc... but these are not the only times you need vocal support, you also need it more when the team are struggling.

So why have Everton continually ignored our requests? If vocal support is important then why are they stifling us singers? Surely if it gets mentioned at half-time then it must affect performances which in turn affects results, I wonder then how many points we've missed out on over the years by the club not maximising the potential of its supporters' impact like the way Liverpool have done?

Now not only have Everton not bothered to address the minor yet hugely significant tasks that I have mentioned but they have also made similar mistakes in the design for the new stadium, only they are not rectifiable. Executive boxes at the back of the new Gwladys Street? Are they doing this on purpose or are they just seriously incompetent?

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