Mase wrote:carl_feedthegoat wrote:john@staustell wrote:Etihad atmosphere is getting a lot of plaudits - at least on Talksport and here at work!!
Personally I think Liverpool struggled to cope with it for the first hour (as well as the hard press)
The atmosphere is only like that once every few years...the last time we had an atmosphere like that was against Hamburg (I think it was )
If it was a cauldron all the time we would never lose at home....ever.
To be fair, it was great against Chelsea first home game of the season a few back. Problem is definitely on City's side with Showsec being bellends in my opinion
Atmosphere has lots of factors. The opposition, the build up, the situation at the time that the team finds itself in, the media can also be a factor.
I agree in with what Carl says, if we had that atmosphere every game. We wouldn't lose. Mind you if Liverpool had the atmosphere of their 4-3 or their CL 3-0 against us every game, they would be in a similar position.
I have to hold my hands up and say that sometimes I just want to watch the game. Most of the time I am joining in and losing my voice but sometimes I just don't feel it.
We know we can generate it as there has been some very memorable atmospheric games in recent years gone by. Remember the Joey Barton's 1st game back after suspension following the dabo incident, City fans booed him and the atmosphere was actually excellent, very strange feeling and imo it was his best ever game in a city shirt, he was outstanding as he had a point to prove.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Rags, both Scouse teams have all generated some excellent atmospheres. Hamburg was on a par with the Derby 4-1 SWP last minute and the Liverpool game last week as the big stand out atmospheres.
On the Derby 4-1, anyone who was there and remembers the Rags team sheet being read out before kickoff, the whistling was deafening and set the tone for the rest of the game. The team certainly responded in style.