- May 8, 2011
The issue with the Lyndhurst is that there aren’t enough turnstiles. The Devonport end has 8 turnstiles for 5 blocks. The Lyndhurst has 11 turnstiles for 14 blocks.The tannoy in the Devonport end is uncomfortably loud lately, I'm not sure why as it's not always been the same level.
At the Wycombe game it was fine with the dance mini-mix etc, anything with high frequencies like a guitar solo, white stripes, whatever that is they play at the start of the second-half is horrible.
People around me are bringing it up constantly, stopping conversations halfway through as there's no competing with it and are getting quite fed up with it.
Someone must do some sort of sound check once every now and then surely?
As for getting in, not sure why Lyndhurst taking so long, the stewards at the Devonport end do a pretty good job and a 'wanding' takes less than five seconds with people being verbally directed to less busy turnstiles, but as I've said to my two sons who started watching when we were under Sheridan, the more successful we get the more detached we will get from the club and the less enjoyable things non-football related are likely to be.
As for the crowd trouble if the Argyle fans wanted to get into the Wigan end then they would've, at one point there was one steward stood in their way.
As the Club encourages people to use the nearest turnstile to their block you have people for Blocks 6,7,8 and 9 all believing they need to use turnstile 9. 4 into 1 won’t go, which is why the queue at the narrowest part of the concourse is always so long.