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Matches behind closed doors.

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by Shane, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. LEF

    LEF Censored

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    I didn’t say it was impossible to make noise wearing a mask? I said it would be shit being at a match where everyone is required to wear one.
     
  2. RedDevilsShinja

    RedDevilsShinja In need of a new username

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    Surely it's got to be as a percentage of gate? 4k fans at OT is a different proposition to 4k fans at Craven Cottage for example.
     
  3. MrE

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    Better than having stadiums completely devoid of fans. As with everything, this is a stage by stage process.

    With each stage, less restrictive measures. And as such less unnecessary risk taken with people's health.
     
  4. kloppbeliever

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    do we honestly think anyone is going to pay a blinds bit of attention to said rules?

    people will bring their own stuff in (unless confiscated I suppose) but itd be a joke of someone is made sit on their own in a vast area freezing without even a hot drink to keep warm.
     
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    why? what difference does it make?
     
  6. LEF

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    Use your imagination, it would just be shit. No atmosphere - people struggling to breathe, finding it difficult to sing/shout etc. not being able to see the joy on your fellow supporters’ faces when you score a goal, or their disgust at a bad decision. I could only imagine it being an entirely soulless experience.
     
  7. FranniesTache

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    RIght so you say no atmosphere yet there's multiple pictures and examples of the folk that make the most atmosphere choosing to wear masks BEFORE this. In fact you even responded to those pictures to say that it's not about atmosphere.

    You say people struggling to breathe, well how can NHS workers and others do 10 hour shifts wearing a mask? Are you saying 2 hours at a game is harder?

    I think it's pretty easy to see the joy on someone's face mask or not, but in all honesty i'm not usually looking at people's faces at games (except to give the home/away fans grief).

    Honestly you need to get in the bin with your nonsensical conspiracy theory rubbish, you two club dinlow.
     
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  8. AFCB-Nutter

    AFCB-Nutter Marauding Chezzer!

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    It seems that in addition to wearing masks, supporters will be specifically asked to refrain from shouting etc. Whether people actually follow that, and how rigidly it will be enforced, I don't know.

    The only example I can provide is Boro away this season when they had 1000 in. The first half they were all sat on their hands observing the rule like good little boys. Then second half they were getting rowdy and progressively more confident in making noise and abusing the ref for every decision :laugh:
     
  9. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings.
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    Back on topic.
    As someone mentioned earlier, 4,000 people inside Old Trafford would be entirely pointless, all that would achieve is incurring stewarding, utilities and policing costs for negligible income, approx £180,000. Assuming they'd only open the North Stand, and only the two lower tiers, you'd have 4,000 seats taken from 20,500 available, or one person for every 5 seats.
     
  10. JimJams

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    I think once the shops stock back up with female sanitary products things round here will go back to normal.
     
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  11. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Some might argue fans don’t make any noise at a lot of grounds anyway !
     
  12. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings.
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    To be honest I reckon very few stadiums would be noisy if there weren't any away fans to stir the atmosphere up.
     
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    doesn't help that clubs play music at deafening levels before games to kill any atmosphere fans try to create
     
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  14. MrE

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    Is this not all an early idea to get the ball rolling anyway?

    I imagine by March, and possibly a bit sooner, it will all be capacity relative. 30%, 40%, 50% and upwards until stadiums can welcome fans at full capacity again.

    Also, worth noting any location in tier 3 will not be able to have any fans back in anyway.
     
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    Yup absolutely. More often than not in the premier league it’s the away fans providing most of the atmosphere these days


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. StretfordEnd

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    Good point.

    That may be the case, if so they could have made it clear.
     
  17. MrE

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    I would hazard a guess that each Premier League club north of London will be in tier 3. That means no fans will be able to return at first.

    London is apparently 50/50 whether it will be tier 2 or tier 3. Tier 2 would mean 2,000 fans allowed.

    Southampton (141 per 100k) will be tier 2. And Brighton (90 per 100k) maybe tier 1, though I have seen the plan is for every local authority to be placed in at least tier 2 to begin with. Tier 1 is 4000 fans.
     
  18. TAFKAP

    TAFKAP Where's Adim?
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    More than happy for people to discuss the merits or otherwise of face coverings and whether or not we're being controlled, but not in this thread please.
     
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    I don't think many have sold season tickets yet have they? I am a ST holder officially but United haven't charged us anything for this season.
     
  20. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings.
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    It seems some have, like you I haven't paid or been asked to pay anything for this season.
     
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