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Title: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 15, 2020, 07:22:06 PM
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The National League has asked the Government to allow up to 1,000 spectators in all grounds in October as a temporary solution.

Brian Barwick: “The League restart depends upon crowds being allowed back in stadiums as live attendance is our clubs’ largest source of income."
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Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 15, 2020, 08:40:01 PM
So it seems unless the Minster allows crowds in  then the National League won’t commence on Oct 3rd.

Fingers crossed that the new Rule of 6 initiative works over the next couple of weeks. 
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: KES80 on September 15, 2020, 09:41:59 PM
Exactly Mall we have to hope increased social distancing will do the trick  (have to say have my doubts it will be enough) because the test and trace is a really disgraceful mess, 6 months down the line
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 15, 2020, 09:53:58 PM
Word is the Rule of 6 has two weeks in which to control the spread or tougher restriction will be imposed.

Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 15, 2020, 10:32:54 PM
Exactly Mall we have to hope increased social distancing will do the trick  (have to say have my doubts it will be enough) because the test and trace is a really disgraceful mess, 6 months down the line

I have my doubts as well Kes.

I know its not solely a football problem but when you read reports of footballers breaking bubbles by getting women into their rooms, meeting up in pubs in large groups, favoured supporters being allowed into grounds to attend a game that should be played behind closed doors, you can see the monumental task we ALL have ahead of us.

Some supporters and people involved in football really need to take a look at themselves and ask themselves the question, is it people like me that has caused the further restrictions now coming into force?

We all need to be responsible. It's not one rule for one, one for another.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Kevin Holland on September 15, 2020, 11:08:22 PM
Or give up football and start Grouse Shooting. No such restrictions there
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Dilligaf on September 16, 2020, 01:35:48 AM
As you say b&g it's not solely a football problem....take a drive by the adrian flux stadium on a saturday....see how many are there...and look at the social distancing on display..... :dontknow:
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Coastal linnet on September 16, 2020, 08:07:12 AM
..and the car boots at Knights Hill
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 08:24:35 AM
Well we have 2 weeks to get it back under control or I fear there will be no crowds permitted to attend Football which means no Football at The Walks.

Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 09:04:10 AM
Britons 'face TOUGHER lockdown in TWO WEEKS unless Rule of Six works'


Britons could face an even tougher lockdown within two weeks unless the Rule of Six brings down coronavirus cases, it was claimed today.

Ministers and government officials insist they are ready to take more draconian steps to stop the spread, despite a wave of criticism.

Options on the table could range from curfews to closing pubs - although there is a determination that schools will stay open.

'Lockdown is the only thing that we know works, to be frank,' one government science adviser told ITV.

The dire prospect has been raised amid fears that the disease is on the verge of spiralling out of control again.

Although cases have spiked over 3,000 a day, it had been mainly among younger people, who are less likely to be badly affected.

However, alarm has been sparked by early signs that hospitalisations are on the rise again, and infections are becoming more common among older people.

The 'Rule of Six' imposed by Boris Johnson on Monday makes it illegal to have larger gatherings.

Ministers have suggested they are following the example of Belgium, where a surge appears to have been tackled using tight limits on gatherings and curfews.

A senior member of the government told ITV's Robert Peston that there was 'no possibility of us waiting for the death rate to rise before we act'.

They added that the government will reassess whether the Rule of Six has been enough to control the situation in fortnight.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: KES80 on September 16, 2020, 09:14:00 AM
Gvnmt so behind the curve at the moment.......they are saying 3000 cases a day, but the test system isnt working for so many....the true figure could easily be 10,000 or more....saw a post from UK person in Rome...."swift accurate covid test on arrival at airport, result in 30 minutes.......but UK can't manage it."
Never mind world beating, more like p*** poor !

I don't quite understand how they will know if they have flattened the curve, when their systems and info are so unreliable and tardy
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 10:00:45 AM
Never mind test and trace seems tracing a test is more appropriate.

If the recorded cases are 3.5 a week, if the new 6 people doesn’t work that figure will double next week and then double again the following week.

Hopefully this will be the wake up call we all need.  No flaunting the laws no matter how tempting an offer is.

Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 10:42:56 AM
It does seem crazy that speedway can have a thousand supporters into a stadium and football can't, but it is what it is.

At the moment I think  all we can do is try and keep our own house in order and not do anything stupid. If we don't, no matter how unfair it may appear, we are in no place to complain about the rules and whats fair and whats not.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 10:44:56 AM
NHS website:

Getting your test result

You'll get a text or email when your result is ready.

Most people get their test results the day after taking the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.

There are 3 types of result you can get:

negative
positive
unclear, void, borderline or inconclusive
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 10:52:28 AM
saw a post from UK person in Rome...."swift accurate covid test on arrival at airport, result in 30 minutes.......but UK can't manage it."

I don't quite understand how they will know if they have flattened the curve, when their systems and info are so unreliable and tardy

In fairness Kes, there is more than one test available with quick turn around times and the Govt have said they are aware of them.

Their concern is how accurate these tests are and they have said "an incorrect test is worse than no test at all". It serves nobody's interest to have an unreliable system of testing.

I'm sure if there was a 30 minute test available that was deemed accurate enough, it would be used in the UK. I can't think of any reason for the Govt not to do so.

Apparently there is a testing system developed by a BioTech Company called Coyote which is looking good and is under review.

Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: KES80 on September 16, 2020, 11:10:59 AM
The simple fact is B & G that the test and trace system should be THE most important thing on the Government agenda.....if we have a reliable system, then everything can open up.. ... without one we will be over run. (again). The Government has had 6 months to get something reliable in place. Some other European countries have got something suitable in place. I suspect energies are being so dispersed by Brexit, that ministers have let things slip and the country sits in a precarious position. I work in 'close contact services'
and the last 2 months have been an absolute nightmare due to regular changing of advice and no reliable test.
Our neighbours are teachers, both with rasping coughs, who can't get a test... apparently 230,000 people are waiting for test results....I would wager at least the same again who need a test and can't get one....... it's very concerning
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 11:59:12 AM
The simple fact is B & G that the test and trace system should be THE most important thing on the Government agenda.....if we have a reliable system, then everything can open up.. ... without one we will be over run. (again). The Government has had 6 months to get something reliable in place. Some other European countries have got something suitable in place. I suspect energies are being so dispersed by Brexit, that ministers have let things slip and the country sits in a precarious position. I work in 'close contact services'
and the last 2 months have been an absolute nightmare due to regular changing of advice and no reliable test.
Our neighbours are teachers, both with rasping coughs, who can't get a test... apparently 230,000 people are waiting for test results....I would wager at least the same again who need a test and can't get one....... it's very concerning

Of course its a fact that the test and trace is a joke.

The point I was trying to make is that we get reports that other Countries systems are working fine, whereas the truth of that can be in doubt. Money on it if you looked hard enough you would find the people of some Country somewhere in the world saying they should look at the wonderful system the UK has. As always, the Media don't help matters.

One of the problems is the Billions of pounds that will be earned out of this. So you have PharmaTech Companies up to all sorts of tricks to sell their products and they are more than capable of influencing the Press. Add to that the fact that some of these Pharma Companies are also state owned!

Yes we need an effective track and trace system as ours is inadequate and this virus will never go away with out one (along with a Vaccine). I just don't believe that other Countries are as far ahead as it may seem when it comes to track and tracing.

Like our Govt they will be trying to  balance their Economy with the safety of their population and to some Countries the importance of people visiting their Countries is more important than it is to others.

Whatever the case and whatever the truth, never forget...................it's all one big Conspiracy!  :laughcry:
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: dillydilly on September 16, 2020, 12:15:55 PM
I’m with KES on this one.  Haven’t disagreed with a word, so far.  But unfortunately, nationwide, we have far too many people who put “what they want” at the top of their agenda.  We absolutely must put the safety of all ahead of the natural desire to be entertained.  And no, that is not “pessimism”, nor “doom and gloom”, it is realism.  I want to be back at the Walks as much as anyone, but none of us would be pleased with ourselves if we found ourselves standing before a kick-off in respect of someone we knew, and who was  probably a friend of many.   
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 12:31:42 PM
I’m with KES on this one.  Haven’t disagreed with a word, so far.  But unfortunately, nationwide, we have far too many people who put “what they want” at the top of their agenda.  We absolutely must put the safety of all ahead of the natural desire to be entertained. 

Absolutely!

And shame on those that don't!
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 12:44:12 PM
An example of what the Govt is up against when it comes to testing and going down the correct route. Numerous such Companies all claiming to have the silver bullet. This one could be as good as it sounds, or maybe not. Some serious claims there and of course, some serious money talked about. I wonder if Heathrow airport and Leidos, a $13bn US software company who's names have been mentioned and linked to it, even know anything about it. :dontknow:

Posted 7 hours ago:

Rapid and reliable coronavirus tests have so far defeated the combined research skills and financial firepower of the richest countries and corporations.

Yet a company with four employees, whose head office is registered to a ground-floor flat in the village of Toddington, 40 miles north of London, claims to have developed a saliva test that takes just 20 seconds to process.

If it works, it could offer a route out of the coronavirus crisis and prove a remarkable testament to the ingenuity of a man with no formal scientific education.

But the early excitement also shows our collective desperation for a silver bullet and willingness to suspend disbelief.

The “Virolens” test was unveiled last week by an obscure British tech company called iAbra. People take a simple mouth swab, which is dropped into a black box. Inside the box — iAbra says — is a digital camera attached to a microscope that can examine the sample and see if it contains any Covid-19. It displays the answer within seconds.

The device is manufactured in Hartlepool, in the north-east of England, by a listed UK company, TT Electronics, whose share price rose more than 40 per cent on last week’s announcement, valuing it at £439m.

Heathrow airport and Leidos, a $13bn US software company, were touted as the test’s “launch customers”.

Greg Compton, iAbra’s 33-year-old chief executive and the lead architect of the test, last week said the company had also seen “huge demand from universities in the US” and declared the test “a significant step forward in the battle against Covid-19”.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 16, 2020, 01:46:06 PM
I'll be so pleased when there is some football to discuss/argue about!
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 02:52:02 PM
Can’t put the cart before the Horse Jesus.   It’s got to be a safe environment for all to go back to.   

So many mistakes have been made, and people be not made accountable for those mistakes and being allowed to continue in office.

Who will ever forget Dominic Cummins and the Barnard Castle fiasco.   Is it any wonder people have attended friendlies games at The Walks, unlawfully when that kind of behaviour is allowed to happen without regress.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 16, 2020, 03:01:58 PM
Yes, I agree with that.
But everyone has to be sensible.
You can go grouse hunting, or banger racing, but not to some football matches.
There is no consistency in all of this.
The government is mostly to blame, but so are some individuals that refuse to follow the rules.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 03:48:19 PM
Yes, I agree with that.
But everyone has to be sensible.
You can go grouse hunting, or banger racing, but not to some football matches.
There is no consistency in all of this.
The government is mostly to blame, but so are some individuals that refuse to follow the rules.

 :clap:  :clap:   :clap:

The government is mostly to blame, but so are some individuals that refuse to follow the rules.


.................and then when you get someone asking people if they are jealous because they are at the game when others are not!   :banghead;
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 16, 2020, 04:13:36 PM
Yes, I agree with that.
But everyone has to be sensible.
You can go grouse hunting, or banger racing, but not to some football matches.
There is no consistency in all of this.
The government is mostly to blame, but so are some individuals that refuse to follow the rules.

 :clap:  :clap:   :clap:

The government is mostly to blame, but so are some individuals that refuse to follow the rules.


.................and then when you get someone asking people if they are jealous because they are at the game when others are not!   :banghead;

Yes, it's just jealousy...🙄
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 04:29:52 PM
With the idea that 1000 fans will be allowed in for the opening game v Yeovil.  Will the remaining tickets go on sale anytime soon?  How will it be determined who will
Get the tickets ?   Ballot,  first come first served.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 04:45:13 PM
With the idea that 1000 fans will be allowed in for the opening game v Yeovil.  Will the remaining tickets go on sale anytime soon?  How will it be determined who will
Get the tickets ?   Ballot,  first come first served.

If the Club are not convinced the game will be on, I don't really blame them for not having the tickets on sale yet.

Nightmare!
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 05:32:51 PM
Sorry B&G but horse poo! The club has sold season tickets in the hope of the season starting (no refunds remember). So why can't tickets for the opening game not go on sale?  Surely both have the hope and criteria?  Only difference is you should get ya money back if Yeovil doesn’t go ahead.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: westlynnmike on September 16, 2020, 07:00:59 PM
Sorry B&G but horse poo! The club has sold season tickets in the hope of the season starting (no refunds remember). So why can't tickets for the opening game not go on sale?  Surely both have the hope and criteria?  Only difference is you should get ya money back if Yeovil doesn’t go ahead.

If and its  a IF, the Season does not start then anyone who has bought a Season Ticket will be able to claim back their money regardless of Terms and Conditions saying  "No Refunds".

The Ombudsmen would declare that the expected service / product has not been delivered and therefore a full refund would be ordered. There may be a Section 75 draw back if purchased via a Credit Card.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 07:06:25 PM
WLM.  Not my words.   The Chairman said on a podcast there would be no season ticket refunds as this would bankrupt the Club.  Reading about Macclesfield and Southend today should that ring alarm bells ?
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 16, 2020, 07:11:09 PM
The simple fact is B & G that the test and trace system should be THE most important thing on the Government agenda.....if we have a reliable system, then everything can open up.. ... without one we will be over run. (again). The Government has had 6 months to get something reliable in place. Some other European countries have got something suitable in place. I suspect energies are being so dispersed by Brexit, that ministers have let things slip and the country sits in a precarious position. I work in 'close contact services'
and the last 2 months have been an absolute nightmare due to regular changing of advice and no reliable test.
Our neighbours are teachers, both with rasping coughs, who can't get a test... apparently 230,000 people are waiting for test results....I would wager at least the same again who need a test and can't get one....... it's very concerning

The lack of testing is already causing the system to creak, before we even get to the predicted Winter Crunch.

Picture this in a hypothetical school. A number of staff (less than 10) are off waiting for a test. Not results, waiting to have an actual test. Likely they’re fine, but they have to be off for 10 days or until they get a negative result. If a couple more off, the school will have to send a year group home as there won’t be the bodies to supervise them, all without anyone actually testing positive. And no doubt they’ll get complained at, in-spite of everything being done according to the ever changing PHE rulebook. This is the situation pretty much every secondary school is in at the moment.

The normal solution of supply teachers is trickier than normal, as they are understandably being far choosier in which schools they go to; as if they’ve been in a school that has to shut down, they have to not work for 14 days and have no income. So they’re asking how many are isolating in the school and weighing up whether it’s worth them coming in.

The trace part of the systems problem is small fry, compared to the test element. It’s like no-one from the DfE and the DoH realised the impact their policies would have on each other before schools went back.

So back to football, given how things are starting to crumble at the edges, I actually think starting the season in October as scheduled is unlikely, and probably irresponsible, given behind closed doors aren’t viable at this level. Have a feeling some regional mini-league might happen come the spring, before the level starts in earnest this time next year. Hope I’m wrong.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 07:16:26 PM
WLM.  Not my words.   The Chairman said on a podcast there would be no season ticket refunds as this would bankrupt the Club.  Reading about Macclesfield and Southend today should that ring alarm bells ?


Any news on when the next Podcast is due?
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 16, 2020, 07:24:56 PM
I guess SC’s big plan of streaming  live games (40,000 would watch York) where football at our level could be played behind closed doors has been kicked into the long grass. 

Those Podcast can be very entertaining.   Let’s hope the next one comes along soon.  People need cheering up in these depressing times
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: westlynnmike on September 17, 2020, 10:10:17 AM
WLM.  Not my words.   The Chairman said on a podcast there would be no season ticket refunds as this would bankrupt the Club.  Reading about Macclesfield and Southend today should that ring alarm bells ?

I suggest people read these:

https://www.gov.uk/accepting-returns-and-giving-refunds :

https://thefsa.org.uk/news/premier-league-clubs-begin-refund-process-with-one-exception/

(There is a line in the 2nd article that state "it is important to remember, however, the default legal position is that if you’ve paid for a game that won’t admit spectators then you are entitled to a full refund."
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: westlynnmike on September 17, 2020, 11:16:42 AM
In addition to my previous Post:

https://www.inbrief.co.uk/football-law/football-season-tickets-unfair-terms-consumer-contracts/
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 17, 2020, 06:08:36 PM
Good news for some season ticket holders is they have managed to attend one game already.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: westlynnmike on September 18, 2020, 09:12:23 AM
Good news for some season ticket holders is they have managed to attend one game already.

Which game was that Mallard?
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 18, 2020, 12:52:21 PM
I think it was the game where there were several overhit crosses where Lynn didn’t have anyone collecting them  :mystic:
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: somerset linnet on September 18, 2020, 08:04:02 PM
I see that Kings Lynn and West Norfolk have been removed from the Government watchlist with regard to Covid = 19. At least that is a glimmer of hope as long as people stick to  the rules.  :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 19, 2020, 06:32:28 PM
With all the talk that new restrictions are about to ban people from 2 households meeting.   If this does come in next week how on Earth will clubs be allowed to bring into a ground potentially 1,000 people from 1,000 households ?
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 22, 2020, 08:59:52 AM
Britain could delay plans to allow sports fans back into stadiums.


Britain is looking at delaying plans to allow a controlled return of fans into stadiums from Oct. 1, senior cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday as new restrictions are brought in to tackle a second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

"It was the case that we were looking at a staged program of more people returning, it wasn't going to be the case that we were going to have stadiums thronged with fans," Gove told BBC TV when he was asked if the Oct. 1 plan would go ahead.

"We're looking at how we can for the moment pause that program."
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Mallard on September 22, 2020, 09:22:58 AM
With restrictions about to be announced it makes sense for fans not to be allowed back in.    The National League will have a tough call it to make on whether to start the season or put it back.

Trouble will be that contracted players will want paying so where will clubs find the money from to meet their monthly commitments ?  I guess the Clubs with wealthy owners will be able to trade through.   Others ?  Who knows 

Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 22, 2020, 09:59:13 AM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/linnets-national-league-kick-off-in-doubt-9123772/?fbclid=IwAR0y6hKZ6MOGgeO7gqA52gQT2SBjCV8Q2vpc2hLOGThYWxViJ9BlmXM79cI


"The National League have always said that the season will not start on October 3 if fans are unable to attend. National League clubs have been told that if supporters are not allowed to attend, their season will not begin".

"Sports are to be asked by officials for their assessments of the financial impact of playing behind closed doors for several more months, while the government is said to be keen to work with sports on a possible support package that would enable them to survive".

"Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to address the country at 8pm this evening to announce tighter restrictions".

Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Dilligaf on September 22, 2020, 10:00:59 AM
Unfortunately I fear that if the season starts with an empty stadium restriction in place...the national league may well start with 23 teams....but depending on how long that restriction lasts it will almost certainly not finish with 23
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Non League on September 22, 2020, 10:02:15 AM
Apparently could be looking at several months of no fans.

Clubs that have spent loads this summer outside Premier League will be screwed, especially in Non-League. Because they'll need to refund season tickets too, unless fans make it a donation.

Merthyr Town asked to be mothballed for this season, and I think a lot more will be trying to do same otherwise they'll be folding.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: gs50 on September 22, 2020, 12:05:35 PM
perhaps if all premier league players donated 1 weeks wages to non league teams they will probably all survive. What a joke announcing Bale on £650k a week when the country is on it's Knees.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 22, 2020, 12:10:50 PM
perhaps if all premier league players donated 1 weeks wages to non league teams they will probably all survive. What a joke announcing Bale on £650k a week when the country is on it's Knees.

Fully agree with that.

Premier League is the main problem, but the re-set button needs to be pressed at all levels. It appears that the wealth doesn't filter down to lower leagues, but the silly wages attitude does.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Non League on September 22, 2020, 12:15:53 PM
Have to look at EFL too. Money comes down, but clubs operate way beyond their means so the argument will be why should Premier League finance them. Give them more money, clubs will treat it as an opportunity to spend more. TV income goes up, wages and transfer fees go up.

King's Lynn were operating at a loss previous seasons, even when in Step 3.

There's players paid now in Steps 1-2 that would have got that money in football league in the 2000s. Wages is high all over the game.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 22, 2020, 12:21:16 PM
Apparently could be looking at several months of no fans.

Clubs that have spent loads this summer outside Premier League will be screwed, especially in Non-League. Because they'll need to refund season tickets too, unless fans make it a donation.

Merthyr Town asked to be mothballed for this season, and I think a lot more will be trying to do same otherwise they'll be folding.

Given the 6 months mentioned in the scientists broadcast yesterday, there’s an argument for mothballing the whole non-league system for the season.

 
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 22, 2020, 12:36:19 PM
Given the 6 months mentioned in the scientists broadcast yesterday, there’s an argument for mothballing the whole non-league system for the season.

At least one Club has asked for that to be done.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 22, 2020, 12:46:10 PM
From what I can make of it listening to Boris just now, plans for supporters being allowed back in on 1st October have now been officially postponed.


BBC:

"Sports are now being warned to brace themselves for several months without fans........................"

"Calls for Premier League to help prop up the football pyramid will also intensify"
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: gs50 on September 22, 2020, 02:09:26 PM
if the under 21s can still have supporters surely it would pay to have them back at the walks.
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 22, 2020, 02:32:28 PM
if the under 21s can still have supporters surely it would pay to have them back at the walks.

I'd have thought so!   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
Post by: Ap on September 22, 2020, 06:34:37 PM
if the under 21s can still have supporters surely it would pay to have them back at the walks.

Absolutely! and if we're having to pay first teamers to not play for the first team, get some of them to turn out as well!