Me dads 79 say's he's been in Goodison with the crowd right up to the touch line with 90,000 in, i'm
a bit dubious, good crack though,his familly had a funeral business very near the ground,i'll have to get all
the info off him before he forgets stuff, he must be similar age group....might get him to join if i can..
I think 90,000 might have been in his mind but I was there with I think 64000 and I could lift my feet off the floor and not drop ,it was so packed .This latest standing debate made me think back ,talking to my wife ( who is an excellent listener but has no idea what I am on about) and I told here we used to go in a group but when we got in we normally got split up ,anyway would have to wait for a corner or the ball going into the corner ,then the crowd would rush down and we could jockey our positions on the way back up .I think standing would be better for the atmosphere and deodorants are better now ! There would have to be more safety bars and I think a pen sort of arrangement .The old bars were zigzig and you could get pulled in between too easily ,saying that the noise was brilliant with so many close .
this next comment will disappear I hope but if we didn't go away because we were playing a poor team then we all used to go to "the other side" and watch them playing someone like Leeds or Man U .The Kop was the worst I ever stood in ,by far the running up and down could be 10 or 15 yards -try doing that backwards with 200 people pushing up ,it was crazy .It brings back a memory ,we used to imbibe of course before the game ,may be 8/10 of us and a round each ,then into the Kop ! after a few minutes we would all want to pee but no way out so we adopted this newspaper thing were we would relieve ourselves down the rolled paper but after 8/10 pints your aim is not what you think and some poor soul in front would have their legs pissed on some times by more than one of us .Quite terrible now but that was the day