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02-25-2013, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Speaking as an outsider to NUFC, I don't know if there is an "Ultra" component in hockey, like there is in England for football. We don't have chants, and we aren't really organized in the way that English fans are. I'm just speculating about what it's like there.
As far as fans on their phones, I always assumed they were checking the game day thread on HFBoards.
We dont really have 'ultras' at NUFC so much as traditional sections of the crowd that are louder than others, and obviously alot of organised chanting. Away games are amazing, whatever the result you stand, sing and be merry for the full game.

I dont think anyone is claiming the crowd being quiet is the reason for the team being poor, but cant it certainly be a factor? If you are a player low on confidence whats gonna help more? Boos and dead quiet, or fans being that little bit louder and cheering that bit harder? Never understood booing your own team, cant see what it achieves apart from making everyone more upset/agitated.

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