Safe standing’s surprise byproduct? It might help a home team’s display | Sean Ingle

Potential widespread return of safe standing to English football could make a difference in a sport where home-field advantage has been eroding for decadesSlowly the barriers to safe standing in English football are tumbling. Most supporters want it. The majority of top-flight clubs back it. And, as we learnt last week, Shrewsbury Town will soon become the first league side to introduce it. Yet while the advantages for fans – and club finances – are repeated ad nauseam, another potential benefit is rarely discussed. Might safe standing improve a home team’s performance, too? Related: Shrewsbury Town set to become first English club to introduce safe standing Continue reading…

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