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« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2020, 16:46:41 pm »

I think they've overcome the problem of kicking the ball into empty stands to waste time, they just use multiple footballs hence saving time retrieving the others  Grin Just a thought  Grin

Of course they have, loads of balls. We've all seen balls rolled out when the match ball is slow coming back. The tactic doesn't work in any normal ground with fans but in a cavernous empty Wembley it might have a different effect..

Only if you get the lead near the end. Never mind playing the pass, as soon as you get possession fuck it high and mighty over the oppositions head, way into the gods so the players stand and watch it disappear, mouths wide open. Get it out somewhere level with their penalty box, rugby style, cover the throw back to the keeper so they have to play through. Again, the moment they loose possession, no pass, bang, just smash it as far as you can back over their heads, they'll be ages chasing balls, stuck under seats in all corners of the stadium. After banging twenty or so in quick succession into the upper tiers like play ground bullies the faces on the opposition would be priceless.

Play to the conditions they say. If it's Wembley use that famous width! Is Wakeley Gage still available?
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« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2020, 18:52:58 pm »

Have we won the semi final already ??
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« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2020, 22:36:47 pm »

I imagine it boils down to Sky Sports wanting them to continue to be held there because they feel it's a better sell. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't 100% the preferred venue for all the active participants.

I know it's naďve of me to make the comparison but as a kid and youth we always loved playing on a league side's ground. Even if it was only one of the feeder leagues.

So we could go on from being the team that took the largest ever following to Wembley (up until that time), to a team participating in the lowest attended match to be held at Wembley. It's a funny old world.
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« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2020, 22:41:16 pm »

I think they've overcome the problem of kicking the ball into empty stands to waste time, they just use multiple footballs hence saving time retrieving the others  Grin Just a thought  Grin
They are gonna need a lot of balls if we get there. Just a thought.  Grin
Actually, retracting my previous post, about St Georges Park being a perfect neutral venue, as I recall, they have ten feet high wire fences around the pitch. No were near high enough. Not for Curly. They would be bouncing everywhere. Hotel car park and down the road.
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« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 10:06:55 »

Really dont see the point of using Wembley. Its bad enough when you get small crowds, empty will really impact the game.

Surely if costs are a huge factor them grounds like Ashton Gate or Madejski (if Cheltenham v Exeter);  Carrow Road, Portman Road (Cobblers vs Colchester)  or somewhere like St Andrews or Ricoh in the middle.
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« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 10:40:36 »

It's probably more the fact that they would be able to put in a relatively simple extended 'sterile/security' cordon around Wembley stadium without too much difficulty. They could possibly do the same around Colchester and a few others, but Wembley is on their doorstep....
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« Reply #46 on: Yesterday at 10:45:19 »

Hmm. Maybe we could put up 500 brolleys to replicate an army of Geemas....

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cheltenham-create-artificial-army-500-supporters-cobblers-clash-2870246
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« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 10:54:01 »

It’s nice to see that despite the pandemic the same voices are still taking the p**s out of Curle’s playing style, woe betide him if we somehow manage to win the playoffs.
On the subject of creating an artificial environment for our home leg I wouldn’t have thought it would be too difficult to cover the east stand with flags etc?
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« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 11:32:56 »


On the subject of creating an artificial environment for our home leg I wouldn’t have thought it would be too difficult to cover the east stand with flags etc?

Do they still have the old ones lying around from when construction was halted? Extremely easy fix if so.


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« Reply #49 on: Yesterday at 11:37:50 »


Instead of a load of cardboard cut outs, wouldn't it be easier (and probably cheaper) to have a few giant flags made with a photo of a crowd printed on them? Tongue
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« Reply #50 on: Yesterday at 11:45:47 »

Over here in Oz they have been using “canned crowd noise” to overcome the empty stadia issue in the recently rebooted rugby league which is massive here, especially in NSW and QLD. Everyone reckons its a great addition and really effective? I reckon it’s ever so slightly sh1t, doesn’t work for me.
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« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 12:13:00 »

As the German League has already restarted does anyone have any insight on what they do ?

Do they allow the public to hear what's being said on and off the pitch ?

From personal experience (Bedford Town play down the road from me) at very poorly attended matches you get a very clear experience of the physicality, the grunts and groans, the verbal exchanges and so forth without the crowd involvement. I was at a Bedford v Kettering pre-season friendly at the beginning of this season where those aspects were very evident and very much part of the package. The commitment was evident even at that level and for a friendly only. Keep your concentration (should be easy with the Cobblers involved) and you'll still enjoy it.
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« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 13:15:33 »

As the German League has already restarted does anyone have any insight on what they do ?

Do they allow the public to hear what's being said on and off the pitch ?

From personal experience (Bedford Town play down the road from me) at very poorly attended matches you get a very clear experience of the physicality, the grunts and groans, the verbal exchanges and so forth without the crowd involvement. I was at a Bedford v Kettering pre-season friendly at the beginning of this season where those aspects were very evident and very much part of the package. The commitment was evident even at that level and for a friendly only. Keep your concentration (should be easy with the Cobblers involved) and you'll still enjoy it.

Yes, the Bundesliga coverage is exactly that, when the commentator isn't speaking you can hear every word, grunt, groans and strains from both the players and staff.  When the home side score they also play the 'goal music' which normally initiates the crowd, which appears strange without the crowd joining in... Grin
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« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 13:18:02 »

Over here in Oz they have been using “canned crowd noise” to overcome the empty stadia issue in the recently rebooted rugby league which is massive here, especially in NSW and QLD. Everyone reckons its a great addition and really effective? I reckon it’s ever so slightly sh1t, doesn’t work for me.

We would need to pinch some canned crowd noise from someone else, a recording of our Sixfields Library wouldn't improve the atmosphere at all.  Cool
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« Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 13:45:01 »

Yes, the Bundesliga coverage is exactly that, when the commentator isn't speaking you can hear every word, grunt, groans and strains from both the players and staff.  When the home side score they also play the 'goal music' which normally initiates the crowd, which appears strange without the crowd joining in... Grin

Seems the PA men/women are oblivious to the fact that there's nobody in, they announce the substitutions, the goalscorers, announce how much added time etc......and yes, the music and team lines ups etc....I guess that's for the press.
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« Reply #55 on: Yesterday at 16:47:32 »

Seems the PA men/women are oblivious to the fact that there's nobody in, they announce the substitutions, the goalscorers, announce how much added time etc......and yes, the music and team lines ups etc....I guess that's for the press.

Although I'll never tire of listening to the goal music at Borussia Park, especially the four times yesterday, which brought back many great memories from watching Gladbach... Cool
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« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 21:43:49 »

Not sure why it needs to be at Wembley, a training pitch at St. Georges' Park would do the trick. As for the dates, if everything needs wrapping up by 1/7 then how about the final on the 27th with the semis the previous Friday/Monday and Saturday/Tuesday?
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« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 23:03:18 »

Spoke with KC today and he confirmed the first leg will be played on Thursday June 18th... 
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« Reply #58 on: Today at 02:09:13 »

I am not a big fan, but WWE keeps popping up in my timeline on Facebook. They have been wrestling behind closed doors for weeks. Its strange to watch it. No noise, no fans, no squeals, no hand made signs being waved around. It is just soulless. And you know how much the yanks love their wrestling. Its just a comparison. And I can not imagine an empty Wembley. You get the trophy, and wave it to whom?
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« Reply #59 on: Today at 19:39:44 »

Not sure why it needs to be at Wembley, a training pitch at St. Georges' Park would do the trick. As for the dates, if everything needs wrapping up by 1/7 then how about the final on the 27th with the semis the previous Friday/Monday and Saturday/Tuesday?
As far as I know, there aren't the facilities at St George's to pipe crowd noises*

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