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Match Thread: Lincoln City v Swindon Town

Bucksimp

Vital Squad Member
I agree Brendan Bradley it can work both ways. As above, it's all very hard to quantify, but qualitatively we know that on a good day when the Bank is rocking, it can drag a poor performance over the line. The shame is none of these players have experienced it yet in a City shirt excepting old man 'H'.
Having said that we have managed to come back a few times this season without a crowd baying on!
 

Impalex

Alert Team
Staff member
Two points though. It's not just about size there's also the level of vociferocity (new word?) , which is pretty hard to quantify. Secondly, the effect is probably greater for well supported clubs below the Premier league , like us.
I think it's vociferousness. I'm sure @Impalex will be able to confirm.
Either will do:

"vociferous
(vəʊˈsɪfərəs)
adj
1. characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisiness: vociferous protests.
2. making an outcry or loud noises; clamorous: a vociferous mob.
voˈciferously adv
voˈciferousness, vocifeˈrosity n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014"
 

Luke Imp

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Staff member
I agree Brendan Bradley it can work both ways. As above, it's all very hard to quantify, but qualitatively we know that on a good day when the Bank is rocking, it can drag a poor performance over the line. The shame is none of these players have experienced it yet in a City shirt excepting old man 'H'.
Having said that we have managed to come back a few times this season without a crowd baying on!
Scully, Grant, Edun and Hopper as well.

Probably a handful who've been opposition players - Poole, Jones, Walsh, McGrandles.