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General Discussion / Bolingoli and Scottish Football
« on: August 11, 2020, 12:12:56 PM »
Itís a case worth following as it develops today. In short, a player who returned from Spain without quarantining played in Sundayís game, and the Scottish government are mulling halting the league two weeks in.

You wonder if a similar situation at our level would have a similar reaction.

General Discussion / Re: Next seasons Squad
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:54:10 PM »
Need to add Fleming in there somewhere, if Fleming isn't able to hold his own then think we might be a defender and/or a defensive midfielder short.  Can't see Jarvis being able to play consistently at NL level, particularly if we end up with a condensed schedule, so moving him into the 'squad player' column does leave us short unless we are planning on playing 4-2-4 with two wingers! 

I personally don't understand the Power signing from either clubs perspective.  For Lynn he adds to an area we have depth in (probably means a lot less opportunities for Carey who might end up out on loan) when we are told budgets are tight and for Norwich, I assume they are willing to accept what would probably be less game time (Loza ahead on paper?) for the convenience of having him being able to train with them?

Will Power still be allowed to train with Norwich on his Ďoffí days? Wouldnít this be crossing bubbles under the restart rules.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:11:49 PM »
King started 32 games in a curtailed season Tony.  Scoring 7 goals.  Iíd take that from a midfield player.    First hand experience of the National League as well.

Like you say all about opinions

Henderson 7 from 27 league starts, although appreciate that was in a lower league but would you bring in a player with 'questions' concerning his fitness to effectively replace a player who was named in the NLN side of the season?  Can't see how you can fit both in the starting 11 plus we have Loza, Kelly and Carey in that area.  We can only put 11 on the pitch and however much we might like to have 'options' they all have to be paid for somehow and I think we need a centre half first.

Though with at least 2 games a week all season, youíll expect to see the squad being used more. I would say that King when he was here was a better player than Henderson was last year (though he was team of the season good). Whether King still is, I couldnít say.

General Discussion / Re: York clear out
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:08:40 PM »

Only 3 retained players at the minute. I wonder if this signals a spending spree on all the free agent talent available, or budget cuts for next year.

General Discussion / Re: Next Season
« on: July 29, 2020, 12:32:51 PM »
With restrictions going too be put in place with regard to limiting numbers into grounds it makes perfect sense for those wanting to watch Football at The Walks in October to buy a season ticket.   Least that way you will be guaranteed admission.

Must be a logistical nightmare for the Club once itís determined how many fans will be allowed into the ground.  Members from the same family can sit/stand together yet others have to kept two metres apart where possible.  How will people be kept from moving around the stadium ?   What about use of toilet facilities.


Very much so.

So many other things that have to be taken into account.

For example, players travelling to games. You can't fit many on a Coach and still observe social distancing. Will they all need to travel in their own personal vehicles?

As we get more into the "new normal", I'm sure many other things will pop up that we hadn't even considered.

Will likely mean the club will need to introduce allocated seating, and mark out zones on the terraces. How long terraced zones would be adhered to when a match kicks off, is a different story.

Earlier saw that there was talk of no away fans when fans are allowed back in, to try and minimise the confrontational nature of some matches. Wonder if that will be part of the plan.

It also struck me as a bit odd that the season is due to start on the 3rd of October, but the international friendly serving as a trial for crowds isnít until later in the month, meaning that the first few games will be without fans (as it stands). They could have gone for a November to June season.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: July 26, 2020, 05:06:42 PM »
No need for Power now we have Loza

From what Iíve seen, Power is quicker than Loza (who is still pretty quick), but Loza is a bit more skilful than Power.

Donít think we need Power, but if heís offered on a loan, weíd be remiss if we didnít take him.

General Discussion / Re: 20/21 Season and fans
« on: July 18, 2020, 03:42:12 PM »
So is this saying football may return no earlier than 5th September but no fans?
I guess the assumption is that Social Distancing Guidelines will have changed by then.

With it seeming that some fans may be allowed in in October, I wonder if theyíll push back the start of the season until then, rather than making a lose for the first month or so.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's prices
« on: July 16, 2020, 11:54:23 PM »
New website launching tomorrow Lough.

Very poor from SC on that backdown though.  He has had plenty of time to work on prices.  Then backs down on them within 24 hours.  Now we have moved up into the big time we need to see a bit more professionalism from the Chairman going forward.

My bad

General Discussion / Re: Next season's prices
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:37:07 PM »
Itís no oversight itís a straight forward back down.  Fan pressure maybe?

Worth noting that the website is down at the minute. Coincidence?

General Discussion / Re: Next season's prices
« on: July 16, 2020, 07:39:08 PM »
With England playing Wales at Wembley behind closed doors on Oct 8th.  It does make me wonder when the season will be allowed to start with crowds in.

You make a good point, if the National Team arenít going to be in front of crowd until October, itís unlikely the National League will be allowed in the ground until at least then, if not later.

The big question is will the NL wait until people can watch before they start, or try and utilise the streaming services and such that are being trialled with the play-offs.

I also wonder how many will be put off coming if they have to wear a mask the whole time; something thatís likely from how the guidance in general has shifted in the last few weeks.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's prices
« on: July 16, 2020, 06:14:57 PM »
The match day  ticket price doesnít seem too bad, itís more the relative lack of discount for a season ticket thatís put me off from getting one. £290 for 21 games (was the same proce for seating and standing 19/20) to £420 for 23 is a big leap in one year. Gone from £13.80 per game, saving £3.20 or 18.8% off per game, to £18.26 per game, a saving of £2.74 or 13.4% (If my sums are right). Prices are up, but the discount has also gone down. This differential compares unfavourably with most clubs, whatever the level.

Iíll still go to games, but itís not worth getting the season ticket anymore.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: July 16, 2020, 12:39:34 AM »
What has happened to Simon Power ?  A cut above, last season........

Iím guessing heís returned to Norwich.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's prices
« on: July 15, 2020, 11:54:13 PM »
Standing £20.

Earlybird £19 (purchased 6 days in advance)

Season ticket £380 standing.

Outer seats in stand different prices to the ones in the middle.

Middle will be £25. £22 for outer seats, £21 for earlybird. Season tickets will be £575 for middle seats (no discount on this) and  £420 for outer seats..

Presidents Club replaces VIP Club. Price £1200 a season (season ticket for seat in stand, one course hot meal, program, parking space).

All relayed to me via someone listening to Chairmans podcast.

Club website will have all information on the above tomorrow afternoon.

Well I wonít be getting a season ticket this year. Thatís considerably higher than most league teams.

Was anticipating low £300ís for a seat, not £420.

General Discussion / Re: Play off dates ?
« on: July 12, 2020, 07:32:04 PM »
Apparently our Chairman has predicted that there will be 40,000 people watch the York game at a tenner a head and thatís where future is.

Canít see the 40,000 myself but paying to watch a game on line could become common practice for some in the future. The price they are prepared to pay will be interesting.

One of the problems I can see is the games will obviously be broadcast to a worldwide audience.

How many will want to tune in to a Lynn or York match when for the same price they can tune into a Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal or United?

40,000 does seem optimistic for a team with an average attendance of 2700. Might be an uptick because itís the playoffs, but 5,000 seems a more reasonable figure. Have to remember as well, that a family who wouldíve bought 4 tickets and spent money on concessions, will instead spend £10. Likely to become a minimal additional stream, rather than the way forward. For a point of contrast, what is the average number of people viewing the live-text for matches on this website?

General Discussion / Re: Champions
« on: July 06, 2020, 04:14:08 PM »
Yep, can't argue with your last sentence...... ultimately the problem lies with those at the top IMO.... absolute shambles

Not so sure on that one Kes. I'm sure that the people at the top haven't got it 100% correct, but the general population has to take a big part of the responsibility on themselves.

The Govt have actually said that if it all starts getting out of hand, they will apply the handbrake very quickly.

They have been warned!

Yes B &G and they keep saying that but doing very little or acting too  late (Leicester) because they haven't put adequate systems in place.. The problem is "adhere to advice or we will act "has been undermined so many times that it's almost ignored by although many still do the right thing, many don't and that is at least in part due to Boris and his entourage.

Confidence has been eroded so much, that advice is being ignored. Though that does enable the blame to shift from focussing at the top to the bottom. Conveniently.

Does seem smart business by Boston picking up Fryatt if true.

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