Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Need to chant

Re: "Pub team" chugs on in Champions League, By Tom Nicholshon, November 7-13, 2005

I travel to Slovakia six or seven times a year. Little did I know that travelling on November 1 would coincide with the Rangers game in Bratislava. After gaining the necessary permission [from my wife], a friend arranged a ticket and accommodation.

When we visited the main square outside the national theatre at 19:45, my friend could not believe her eyes and neither could I. What a mess! I told her that this was normal for Scottish and English football fans too.

Although the home team gave a very good account of themselves, the atmosphere in the stadium was eerily quiet - in fact the Spartak Trnava fans at the game in Nitra on Saturday gave more atmosphere to the stadium - but I am aware that they have had more practice with their well-orchestrated chanting.

Artmedia needs someone with a BIG drum and a sense of rhythm and maybe some printed sheets to chant from. There is time to practise before the game against Porto, which I may attend. Who knows, the "pub team" may make it to the knockout stages. I hope so.

Ron Eccles,
Kettering, UK

Top stories

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska