With a seating capacity of 150,000 people; the Rungrado May stadium in North Korea does an effective job in using its size to intimidate opponents.It’s not as large as the Olympic Stadium in Greece but it sure can draw a crowd that is unlike any other.
If you were lucky, it would just be tear gas, but quite often they used live rounds. It seemed that everybody had either a drum or a whistle or some other form of noise making equipment and they didn't let up throughout the game. Fantastic atmosphere, but we did feel very vulnerable.
It was an atmosphere that you knew could possibly turn nasty on a single refereeing decision.
Everybody stayed to watch both games and the atmosphere didn't let up for a second. It wouldn't have taken much for the mood to become very ugly very quickly. Instead, they had marksmen patrolling on the roof of the stands with automatic rifles.
And although there wasn't any shooting on the occasion I went there, the Brit expats that me and my mates went to the games with told us that they had fired into the crowd on a number of occasions when things got a bit tasty on the terraces.
What chance have officials got in keeping 40,000 restless natives happy?
It is certainly not just the Premier League and SPL that it is rife.
They say that there are certain football grounds in the country where you never get a decision.
Ref’s go with the crowd, linesmen follow suit and people wonder why there are inconsistencies within football.
Many people think that all Dutch supporters are the same as the orange clad hordes of Oranje who follow the national team - all painted faces, welcoming smiles, pairs of clogs around the neck and always ready to dance with the Brazilians, even after defeat. Here's our take on the most intimidating venues in Dutch football...