France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadiums

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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby excessbee » June 26th, 2020, 1:09 pm

Amberexile wrote:Women's Super League: Baroness Campbell 'optimistic' about having crowds next season

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/footbal ... ssion=true


Being 'the FA's head of women's football' doesn't give her any special knowledge of when crowds will be allowed at matches. I'll leave that to the experts.
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby Amberexile » July 2nd, 2020, 5:27 pm

French Open 2020: 'Up to 60%' capacity for September Grand Slam

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/53268001
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby NearlyDead » July 3rd, 2020, 11:27 am

excessbee wrote:
Amberexile wrote:Women's Super League: Baroness Campbell 'optimistic' about having crowds next season

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/footbal ... ssion=true


Being 'the FA's head of women's football' doesn't give her any special knowledge of when crowds will be allowed at matches. I'll leave that to the experts.

I think it likely that she's been involved in behind-the-scenes meetings with government ministers and the like and that there is probably a move afoot to follow something like the French model.

On the face of it, you'd think this would be of benefit to, for example, L1, L2 and NL clubs, in that there will be some income and, consequently, that losses won't be so heavy and so clubs could stagger on a bit longer. I'm not sure that's likely to be true when the costs of putting on a match and covid testing are added into the mix.

My view? This disease is highly transmissible. That's all I should need to say on the matter.

IMHO, absent an effective vaccine and good workplace covid measures, only essential travel/work should (still) be undertaken.

Little "second-wave" pockets are popping up all over Europe, but it looks like the political decision has been made across Europe that that is part of the new normal.

Attending spectator sports is not on my horizon, compulsory mask wearing or not.
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby Stan A. Einstein » July 3rd, 2020, 11:49 am

NearlyDead wrote:
excessbee wrote:
Amberexile wrote:Women's Super League: Baroness Campbell 'optimistic' about having crowds next season

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/footbal ... ssion=true


Being 'the FA's head of women's football' doesn't give her any special knowledge of when crowds will be allowed at matches. I'll leave that to the experts.

I think it likely that she's been involved in behind-the-scenes meetings with government ministers and the like and that there is probably a move afoot to follow something like the French model.

On the face of it, you'd think this would be of benefit to, for example, L1, L2 and NL clubs, in that there will be some income and, consequently, that losses won't be so heavy and so clubs could stagger on a bit longer. I'm not sure that's likely to be true when the costs of putting on a match and covid testing are added into the mix.

My view? This disease is highly transmissible. That's all I should need to say on the matter.

IMHO, absent an effective vaccine and good workplace covid measures, only essential travel/work should (still) be undertaken.

Little "second-wave" pockets are popping up all over Europe, but it looks like the political decision has been made across Europe that that is part of the new normal.

Attending spectator sports is not on my horizon, compulsory mask wearing or not.


Interesting post.

I'm well into my 60's but personally don't particularly fear Covid19. It just another way to die, along with cancer, heart attacks, road traffic accidents, and so on.

However I don't worry about it, and people under 50 have statistically very little to worry about, the fact remains that for those with underlying health issues or being over the age of 70, the opening up of the economy will increase the chance of death.

It is my view that whilst a balancing act has to take place, that large gatherings such as a football match are unadvisable in the extreme.

That said after four months the UK is opening pubs tomorrow, a Saturday. The government of Boris the idiot seem to believe that people with five pints of Guinness inside them will social distance and neither sing nor shout.

Good luck with that.
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby George Street-Bridge » July 3rd, 2020, 5:11 pm

A resurge - tiny by our figures - means all 10 top flight Aussie rules teams based in Melbourne have relocated from Victoria to other states for the rest of the season, which hadn't long started.
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby Amberexile » July 3rd, 2020, 5:12 pm

George Street-Bridge wrote:A resurge - tiny by our figures - means all 10 top flight Aussie rules teams based in Melbourne have relocated from Victoria to other states for the rest of the season, which hadn't long started.


And you can't expect less of a resurgence in this country come the time.
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby NearlyDead » July 3rd, 2020, 5:17 pm

I will add to my post above that the dominant pandemic form of SARS-CoV-2 currently circulating, just as Europeans are opening up air corridors and allowing people to socialise more, looks as if its more infectious/transmissible than the original Wuhan strain. What is unclear yet is whether those infected with the new strain (spike protein G614 cf. Wuhan's D614) are affected worse, not so much, or at the same level as with the earlier circulating variant. The hope, of course, is that as transmissibility goes up that virulence goes down.

Anyone wishing to read the new paper can just Google "Tracking changes in SARS-CoV-2 spike: evidence that D614G increases infectivity of the COVID-19 virus". There's sure to be an accessible pre-print.
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Postby George Street-Bridge » July 3rd, 2020, 5:26 pm

Even at this stage in the pandemic our death figure just for today was about 30 more than Australia's for the whole thing. They are still enforcing their rules with gusto.

Edit: Even tighter crackdown in Melbourne from Saturday. Although these days they only use two huge stadia for top flight Aussie rules games, some of the districts locked down are big football-supporting areas.
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby Amberexile » July 4th, 2020, 9:46 pm

Cobblers fans could be back next season as EFL eye two potential start dates for 2020/21

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/spor ... 21-2903936
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Re: France to allow up to 5,000 fans to watch sport in stadi

Postby faerun exile » July 6th, 2020, 8:36 am

SPL starting back up on 1st August behind closed doors with the Jock lower leagues starting in October.
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