Don't Give The Matthew Harding Lower To Opposition Fans sign now

We, the undersigned, wish to petition the club to stop the practice of giving the lower tier of the Matthew Harding Stand to opposition supporters in Cup games. The Matthew Harding Lower (MHL) is the home of the most vocal of our fans, and provides the backbone of the support that our players need. To disperse that support around the ground is utter folly - handing over the area to the opposition compounds this to sheer madness. No other club would let itself be put in this situation. It is inconceivable that Manchester United would hand over the Stretford End to opposition fans, or Arsenal the North Bank, or Liverpool the Kop. We might as well play with one fewer player on the pitch.
We understand that police advice has led the club to give up the MHL to opposition supporters. We say this must stop now. The club must find a different solution to the problem of seating a large number of opposition fans - even if this means giving up a larger number of seats to the opposition, or leaving seats empty. If we continue to give up the MHL, and allowing our support to be diluted, it will eventually cost us in terms of the team's performance. Our coach Jose Mourinho has repeatedly called for more vocal support from the fans. By giving up the MHL, the club is letting down Mr Mourinho, the team, and its fans.

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 February 20161000. Maggie R
    I support this petition
  • 21 February 2016999. David W
    It's bad enough we have to pay for our seats for cup games!
  • 21 February 2016998. Simon D
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016997. Bendik H
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016996. David W
    Agreed, we need our most vocal support. There are better alternatives, please use them.
  • 14 February 2016995. Josh C
    i am a fan of the matthew harding lower and i agree we should never have to give it away it is the loudest end of the ground
  • 14 February 2016994. Mr Ts
    Its the nain stand for atmosphere so why odh why give it up
  • 14 February 2016993. Winston L
    MHL for the Home Fans always
  • 14 February 2016992. Anthony H
    I'm his Dad and sit with him and I agree !
  • 12 February 2016991. Leigh B
    Matthew harding Lower is the home of Chelsea support
  • 12 February 2016990. Martin K
    We have to stop bending over & been shafted to the tune of other clubs.Would Liverpool give up The Kop for us!!!!??????
  • 10 February 2016989. Liver P
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016988. Vlad B
    this petition has my full and unreserved support
  • 09 February 2016987. Alan B
    Think of all the good times Rita, what about that time in the yard when you followed through when we were on the job?
  • 09 February 2016986. Paul M
    I support this petition
  • 08 February 2016985. Cara Cantrell
    I support this petition
  • 08 February 2016984. Shane W
    G`day chelsea poofters
  • 08 February 2016983. Peter F
    Gives a one goal start to the opposition. To be honest we have probably lost key cup games like arsenal in the qf facup 2003..(1-3) replay because of this. ..also 1-1 against whu fac in 2002. Ridiculous site to see opposition players celebating in front o
  • 08 February 2016982. Ashley P
    Anyone seen my Johnny? i've only got a semi on now with all this delay
  • 08 February 2016981. Adam M
    Keep the MHL for Home Fans....Not those Scummers from other clubs!
  • 07 February 2016980. Roman B
    Leeds fans here, Leeds fans there, Leeds fans every fuc*ing where... na na na nar na na nar na nar
  • 07 February 2016979. Pink D
    you can bugger off, i've just had a great dane up my arse for the past 2 days
  • 03 February 2016978. Ben B
    Paid a good amount of money to have a seat of my own in all games
  • 03 February 2016977. Kevin O
    I support this petition
  • 26 January 2016976. Freddy F
    yoo hoo, rent boys, I need a good bumming.
  • 21 January 2016975. Delia S
    Always use the freshest produce when cooking.
  • 20 January 2016974. David B
    i don't agree with this one bit

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