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Title: Non League Football
Post by: gs50 on August 09, 2020, 06:09:51 PM
Just came past Gt Yarmouth stock car Stadium the place was heaving how come we can't start opening up the non league football stadiums.Whats the difference ! !
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 09, 2020, 06:28:24 PM
I read stocks and Greyhound racing were all systems go at Caister Road.  Yet  Football Friendlies at all levels down to step 7 have to be played behind closed doors.   

I think the figures in Norfolk for the  week ending 4th Aug  were people testing positive   Was 4 people per 100,000 population in the County.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Coastal linnet on August 09, 2020, 06:38:35 PM
Knights Hill car boot heaving with people when I drove past earlier. Social distancing?
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 09, 2020, 07:20:23 PM
Have to feel for Football clubs especially those with open Stadiums.  Our Club surely could handle a few hundred in for a friendly.   We are in a relatively low risk area.  Where some high risk areas are in semi lockdown,  then why not have less restrictions on the less vulnerable areaS in the Country ? 
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: admin on August 09, 2020, 07:34:20 PM
From Twitter:
"Kyle Clapton-Matheson
@LvIgnite
Abandoned- @Heyford_Ath  2-1 @MarstonSaints, game called off due to social distancing not being adhered to!"

"Heyford Athletic
Soccer ball
@Heyford_Ath

Aug 8
Game called at half time. Ref wasnít happy with group not socially distancing at the side of the pitch, and after a long delay whilst waiting to hear from a league representative @MarstonSaints  call it a day."
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 09, 2020, 07:42:09 PM
Interesting admin.

However I wonder if the ref, Lino, coaching staff, plus say 30 players had all been tested to play and if not how would they Social distance on the field, with sweat, spit, coughs, blood  and god knows What other body fluids flying around ?
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Dilligaf on August 09, 2020, 10:12:30 PM
Went passed adrian flux stadium saturday on way to work.....it was packed and the crowds looked pretty close together from what I could see.... :dontknow: :dontknow:
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 09, 2020, 10:19:14 PM

I think the figures in Norfolk for the  week ending 4th Aug  were people testing positive   Was 4 people per 100,000 population in the County.

The news I heard was that the R rate in East of England was falling, but was rising in the rest of the country.

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 10, 2020, 08:16:11 AM
Falling despite the fact we have a larger than normal number of people staycationing in the County.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 12, 2020, 03:25:33 PM
I see Norwich are working on letting 6,000 fans in to watch games from early October.  Think Carrow Road is around a 27,000 seater stadium.   The interesting thing is they are being permitted to do some Ďtestí events in Sept.  Will Lynn be able to do the same ?  If so a few fans might get to see some pre season Friendlies
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 16, 2020, 12:42:28 PM
I see the idea of a wage cap in the National League ( rumoured to be 900k) has been shelved.   With wage caps on place in Leagues One and Two.  It seems now that there will be certain Clubs that we come up against who will have a higher wage bill than clubs in League Two.

Remember the days when Football was talking about a re-set button being pushed.  Madness
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 16, 2020, 12:51:41 PM
I see the idea of a wage cap in the National League ( rumoured to be 900k) has been shelved.   With wage caps on place in Leagues One and Two.  It seems now that there will be certain Clubs that we come up against who will have a higher wage bill than clubs in League Two.

Remember the days when Football was talking about a re-set button being pushed.  Madness

Madness indeed. We'll could well be seeing better teams at National level than we will in league one and two.

Reset button to self destruct button at the stroke of a pen!
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 16, 2020, 12:56:55 PM
Iíve just had a look at Ebbsfleetís latest figures that have been released.  Turnover of around 1m with a lose of 2.5m.   Thatís 3.5m outgoings.   Players wages were 2m.   All that for a team that was relegated.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on August 18, 2020, 08:25:34 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53817206
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 18, 2020, 08:45:47 PM
Great news this for the Non League game.  Should be comfortable accommodating a few hundred in a ground
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: TonyM on August 19, 2020, 08:52:31 AM
Only for steps 3 and below which seems fair given how their seasons were ended.  I guess they may provide some additional data for those a bit higher up the pyramid as to when we can hope to have fans in grounds and at what level.  I still think anything much above 25% at the Walks this side of Christmas will be wishful thinking
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 19, 2020, 09:12:14 AM
 Presumably theres now a chance our supporters will be allowed in to our friendly against Stowmarket?   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: TonyM on August 19, 2020, 02:09:28 PM
Presumably theres now a chance our supporters will be allowed in to our friendly against Stowmarket?   :dontknow:

Really don't think we should be putting any such thoughts into people's heads.  New guidance from the FA issued here
https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/aug/19/updated-guidelines-for-return-of-spectators-190820

But won't apply to NL/NLN/NLS as classed as 'elite' - something SC was fully behind when play-offs were being considered, unfortunately NLN and NLS got bundled into this nonsense then and will have a pretty difficult argument getting reclassified.  I never understand the desire to go and watch a training session so am just hoping things are clearer come the start of October (or whenever the NL decides it is appropriate to start)
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 19, 2020, 07:14:38 PM
Good news for Local Football Supporters

Following communications from the FA it can be confirmed that the 2020/21 Thurlow Nunn League season will begin on Saturday 5th September 2020.

September fixtures for the Premier Division will be released later this evening. Some outstanding issues need to be sorted before early fixtures for the other divisions can be be released.

So we might be starved of watching The Linnets until at least October but for those who need their fix of watching the Non League not long to wait now.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 19, 2020, 07:25:40 PM
Presumably theres now a chance our supporters will be allowed in to our friendly against Stowmarket?   :dontknow:

Really don't think we should bany such thoughts into people's heads. 

Reasonable enough question. They either can or canít and if they can, supporters are quite capable of making their own minds up.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 19, 2020, 07:28:24 PM
Good news for Local Football Supporters

Following communications from the FA it can be confirmed that the 2020/21 Thurlow Nunn League season will begin on Saturday 5th September 2020.

September fixtures for the Premier Division will be released later this evening. Some outstanding issues need to be sorted before early fixtures for the other divisions can be be released.

So we might be starved of watching The Linnets until at least October but for those who need their fix of watching the Non League not long to wait now.

Any further news as to where u21ís will be playing their home games?
 
Will it now be Walks afterall?
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Mallard on August 19, 2020, 07:34:07 PM
I thought they were playing at Downham ?  I guess cricket might clash for a few weeks so will they be able to play at The Walks for the opening games?

With the Lynn fans starved of Football since March might bring in some decent gates ( and much needed revenue) for a few weeks.   
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 19, 2020, 10:45:13 PM
I thought they were playing at Downham ? 

I believe that was the plan but apparently the two clubs haven't agreed on terms yet.   :dontknow:

Hopefully it will get resolved soon.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on August 20, 2020, 09:11:04 AM
I thought they were playing at Downham ? 

I believe that was the plan but apparently the two clubs haven't agreed on terms yet.   :dontknow:

Hopefully it will get resolved soon.

Given the announcement from the FA, I hope they at least start the season playing at the walks. Will give the club a chance to test systems for when/if the first-team are allowed to play in front of reduced crowds.
Title: Re: Non League Football
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 20, 2020, 03:20:21 PM
I thought they were playing at Downham ? 

I believe that was the plan but apparently the two clubs haven't agreed on terms yet.   :dontknow:

Hopefully it will get resolved soon.

Given the announcement for the FA, I hope they at least start the season playing at the walks. Will give the club a chance to test systems for when/if the first-team are allowed to play in front of reduced crowds.

Very much so. If its true and the ground share deal at Downham has not been finalised yet, then it coukd be a blessing in disguise. :scarf:
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