Are we... the toughest home crowd??

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I think the major difference to the big Vic teams is that the crowd is so one sided in Perth, I don't know the figures but for most games I can't imagine the number of away fans numbers more than 2500 max.

Once 55,000 or more fans start making noise in unison that is pretty intimidating. For that reason I would suggest that Adelaide Oval is a similar challenge for away teams. But I reckon the noise factor combined with the extra travel would make Perth the hardest place to play as an away team.
plus we are more feral than those croweaters :fist::handfist:
 

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I think the major difference to the big Vic teams is that the crowd is so one sided in Perth, I don't know the figures but for most games I can't imagine the number of away fans numbers more than 2500 max.

Once 55,000 or more fans start making noise in unison that is pretty intimidating. For that reason I would suggest that Adelaide Oval is a similar challenge for away teams. But I reckon the noise factor combined with the extra travel would make Perth the hardest place to play as an away team.
From personal experience I would say there are similarities. We have tiny numbers interstate so it may not reflect other clubs well.

I've been to AO twice in the last couple of years. Round 1 2017 and the 2017 QF. Optus oval once last year. It is a very parochial crowd at both venues but actually civilised. I've no doubt the crowd had an impact on our guys at AO.

I expect supporters to boo umpiring decisions and they do, whether it's Tigers or Magpie supporters at the G, Crows or you guys at home. The difference is in Victoria Toby Greene, :cool:the lovable scamp, gets booed. Vic press I suspect.

I dont think the atmosphere at Optus had much effect, you were very hard to beat this year. When we played at Subiaco in 2015 I thought we played near our best QTR for the year in the first and then collapsed and lost by 15 goals when the atmosphere got to the guys though.

From a personal standpoint despite the reputation of your crowd my experience at the ground was civil. As was AO in fact. I did sit with our cheer squad first time at a new ground though.
 

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Maybe we are, but I think that the Vics just like having a whinge. It's obviously not as feral now as the old days, but I do remember the earlier days of the Eagles at the Melbourne suburban grounds. Moorabin mud bath, feral Vic Park where things were thrown at the players and support staff, cups of urine poured on the payers in the race at Kardinya Park, the windsock tied down at Windy Hill, cold showers in the Eagles rooms, heck Don Pyke was even put in headlock once from a spectator, I can't remember the ground and much more. The whining that goes on over a few boos at Optus is hilarious.
 
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Was having a chat with my mates today (not all west coast fans) discussing who teams dread playing against at home. Everyone reckoned it was west coast in Perth, hands down. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to optus numerous times and we are absolute dickheads to the oppo, definitely very hostile but I thought surely you’d have to consider maybe Richmond or Pies at the G as a tough home crowd? Kinda shocked at how quickly everyone jumped to west coast. I’ve never been to the g so I wouldn’t know but I’m sure they could give optus a run for its money in terms of atmosphere.

"It's probably the loudest crowd I've played in front of, it's literally 60,000 people against you" quote From Pendlebury.

All online I always see people talking shit about optus’ west coast crowd about how inconsiderate and feral we are with all the (let’s face it) unnecessary booing etc. Doesn’t really bother me, may as well own it right?
Hopefully next year we continue to provide the same intimidating atmosphere. No doubt the crowd support pushed the lads over the line on more than one occasion.


What do you think guys? Are we the toughest? Obviously there’s no correct answer but in your opinion.

P.S I feel bad for lycett hahaha he’s really going to cop it when port come down here. Fingers crossed we star an Up the coasters chant just to take the piss lol
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