Fans to return in October ?

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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby Willthiswork » July 26th, 2020, 1:13 pm

I hear that there may not be any EFL Trophy or League Cup next season.
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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » July 26th, 2020, 2:10 pm

Willthiswork wrote:I hear that there may not be any EFL Trophy or League Cup next season.

Makes total sense.
Concentrate on the league.
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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby excessbee » July 26th, 2020, 2:27 pm

Agree. The less chance of cross-contamination the better. Who knows, the fixtures could even reflect that. Three blocks of eight teams, home and away fixtures, use those fourteen matches to allow clubs to get organised. Although, as I said before, the idea of each team playing each other once in each half season would have to be ditched for that.
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » July 26th, 2020, 2:41 pm

excessbee wrote:Agree. The less chance of cross-contamination the better. Who knows, the fixtures could even reflect that. Three blocks of eight teams, home and away fixtures, use those fourteen matches to allow clubs to get organised. Although, as I said before, the idea of each team playing each other once in each half season would have to be ditched for that.


Oddly I recall teams playing each other twice in a season before the clocks went back. I hadn't realized this was no longer the case. Out of interest does anyone know when this principle was introduced?
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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby excessbee » July 26th, 2020, 3:19 pm

It's certainly been in place in League Two since we returned, along with the attempt to get postponed matches played asap. I like both those arrangements. No more of one team getting four or five games behind schedule. The table at the end of December is a true reflection of strengths and weaknesses.
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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby Willthiswork » July 26th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Possible no transfer windows for a season too.
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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby Collars » July 31st, 2020, 11:53 am

Listening to Boris just now I no longer hold out much hope for fans any time soon. It will be interesting to see if the EFL thinks that Leagues 1 and 2 can still operate without any fans coming through the turnstiles. Worrying times!
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Postby halfmoon » July 31st, 2020, 12:03 pm

Collars wrote:Listening to Boris just now I no longer hold out much hope for fans any time soon. It will be interesting to see if the EFL thinks that Leagues 1 and 2 can still operate without any fans coming through the turnstiles. Worrying times!


Despite many worrying about the opposite being the case, at this rate only the Welsh clubs in the EFL will be able to host fans any time soon – and do so safely, not recklessly, assuming Wales continues to manage this far better than England.
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Stan A. Einstein

Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby Stan A. Einstein » July 31st, 2020, 11:57 pm

My view is now that the season beginning on 12th September is at best only 50%.
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George Street-Bridge

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Postby George Street-Bridge » August 1st, 2020, 5:44 am

With the chief medical officer saying we might have relaxed as far as we can go, adding nothing to the wage bill yet seems very prudent.
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Stan A. Einstein

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Postby Stan A. Einstein » August 1st, 2020, 10:16 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:With the chief medical officer saying we might have relaxed as far as we can go, adding nothing to the wage bill yet seems very prudent.


Prudent? Perhaps. Very prudent would to have not had 17 on two year contracts. 17 looking very imprudent to me.
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Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby halfmoon » August 1st, 2020, 11:31 am

Stan A. Einstein wrote:
George Street-Bridge wrote:With the chief medical officer saying we might have relaxed as far as we can go, adding nothing to the wage bill yet seems very prudent.


Prudent? Perhaps. Very prudent would to have not had 17 on two year contracts. 17 looking very imprudent to me.


If our board knew about a global pandemic on the horizon when they issued those contracts in July 2019 then they really should have told someone...
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Stan A. Einstein

Re: Fans to return in October ?

Postby Stan A. Einstein » August 1st, 2020, 1:27 pm

halfmoon wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:
George Street-Bridge wrote:With the chief medical officer saying we might have relaxed as far as we can go, adding nothing to the wage bill yet seems very prudent.


Prudent? Perhaps. Very prudent would to have not had 17 on two year contracts. 17 looking very imprudent to me.


If our board knew about a global pandemic on the horizon when they issued those contracts in July 2019 then they really should have told someone...


No. However 17 players on two year contracts is clearly far too many. It leaves no room for manoeuvre. A pandemic, an economic collapse, a winter like 1963 and so on.

And in any event two year contracts to players who are not up to League 2 standard was always going to lead to problems. Even Alan G Bryant thinks four of them don't cut the mustard.
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