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« on: July 04, 2020, 11:16:48 am »

Quote from a Rochdale Director:
"I attended an EFL meeting on Thursday and whilst we have been sworn to confidentiality, it appears that a new season date could be a lot sooner than we all feared, and potentially with crowds in some form coming back the same. I think in the next week we will be able to communicate something on this front."

Despite his ignorance of the confidentiality aspect of the meeting, it does sound promising... Wink
Those involved in the play-offs and still playing in the Championship will have a shorter pre-season to get themselves sorted out, which I would anticipate could be beneficial for us initially?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 11:45:09 am »

That does seem promising indeed.  Thinking about next season its amazing how interested I've suddenly become in the current League One play-offs and the Championship relegation battle.  Watched Fleetwood really shoot themselves in the foot last night.  Wycombe did not have to play all that well to earn a healthy lead. However we all know healthy first leg leads can be overturned!  One thing did pass my mind however is that I would never have thought that I could ever have anything in common with Gareth Ainsworth the Wycombe manager, but by goodness we both desperately need hair cuts.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 12:07:24 pm »

Quote from a Rochdale Director:
"I attended an EFL meeting on Thursday and whilst we have been sworn to confidentiality, it appears that a new season date could be a lot sooner than we all feared, and potentially with crowds in some form coming back the same. I think in the next week we will be able to communicate something on this front."

Despite his ignorance of the confidentiality aspect of the meeting, it does sound promising... Wink
Those involved in the play-offs and still playing in the Championship will have a shorter pre-season to get themselves sorted out, which I would anticipate could be beneficial for us initially?
Might be worth getting some players signed / resigned if the season is starting soon....
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 13:00:40 pm »

Wouldn't it be better to ensure it's safe first? Huh?
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 13:08:09 pm »

If we are going to be allowed in early doors why not start with the Football League Trophy. Lower manageable gates for distancing and gets players match fit for the new season proper.

If we are going to have distancing could we move home matches to MK Dons (capacity 30,500 - so far more room) ?

Something similar to what DC's source said was suggested as if it was being considered by one of the Sky commentators this week.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 13:11:21 pm »

Wouldn't it be better to ensure it's safe first? Huh?

For the young codgers it's already pretty safe. It's us older types and those with particular health issues already who are at risk (per the statistics). 
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 13:12:32 pm »

Wouldn't it be better to ensure it's safe first? Huh?
Couldn’t agree more tel
I’m on the extremely vulnerable list and I won’t be going shopping , to the pub , to the football any time soon.....

One of the things discussed was only allowing under 30’s into matches (I jest you not) the theory being they are the most unlikely group to suffer complications...

No idea of the outcome though...

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 13:29:55 pm »

Quote from a Rochdale Director:
"I attended an EFL meeting on Thursday and whilst we have been sworn to confidentiality, it appears that a new season date could be a lot sooner than we all feared, and potentially with crowds in some form coming back the same.


I thought the EFL represented the clubs so if they are all fearing a sooner season start they can decide not to have one.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 13:38:22 pm »

I thought the EFL represented the clubs so if they are all fearing a sooner season start they can decide not to have one.
Maybe the fact the EFL is entertaining an early start with crowds of some description is that they know many clubs will go to the wall if they don’t?
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 13:50:51 pm »

Couldn’t agree more tel
I’m on the extremely vulnerable list and I won’t be going shopping , to the pub , to the football any time soon.....

One of the things discussed was only allowing under 30’s into matches (I jest you not) the theory being they are the most unlikely group to suffer complications...

No idea of the outcome though...



Shoey,

You're not forced to go to the match. You could watch on IFollow (which is where they are thinking for the rest of us). Opening up is about commerce and direct mental health improvements (we'd all feel better back to normality). There is no certainty of an effective vaccine but methods of managing the virus will improve with experience. We need to strike a balance.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 13:55:36 pm »

From where I sit in the West Stand, most of my neighbours are old codgers like me. I wonder how many would go even if they were allowed. Don't think I would.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 14:40:08 pm »

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-fans-could-be-back-next-season-efl-eye-two-potential-start-dates-202021-2903936
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 15:03:20 pm »

I wonder if away fans will be allowed to travel to games in the aim of stopping infections from being spread around the country?? If the South stand was away fan free, would that be used to spread out all the home fans??

Also, any news on ST’s?? I thought I would see if I could renew mine, and although reserved, I couldn’t buy them. I suppose club is waiting to see how the wind blows and if prices etc will have to go up etc??
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 15:36:24 pm »

Maybe the fact the EFL is entertaining an early start with crowds of some description is that they know many clubs will go to the wall if they don’t?

I don't think you understand, the EFL is the clubs, not some entity that governs them
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2020, 15:37:47 pm »


Thanks DC. So why not get those normally poorly attended anyway Football League Trophy games out of the way first ?

I agree with RowN regarding away fans - probably shouldn't travel (though we do have those Air Bridges now don't we).

Cordwainer2 - providing there is the required social distancing I'd attend as I do now (not a season ticket holder at present) and continue to hide away in the East Stand.
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2020, 16:19:03 pm »

Not sure how social distancing would work. How many seats occupied? How do you get to them? Toilets? Too many imponderables for me. I can't take the risk.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2020, 17:12:01 pm »

Not sure how social distancing would work. How many seats occupied? How do you get to them? Toilets? Too many imponderables for me. I can't take the risk.
and how would everybody exit the stadium as well? Row by row? Can't see that happening with some of the clowns out there that think things don't apply to them
And what about walking up the steps outside as well?
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2020, 17:59:56 pm »

and how would everybody exit the stadium as well? Row by row? Can't see that happening with some of the clowns out there that think things don't apply to them
And what about walking up the steps outside as well?

I attend virtually all the poorly attended cheap as chips Football League Trophy games with only the West and South Stands open. There shouldn't be much of an issue if they restrict crowds to say 2,000 at Sixfields (or about 8,000 at MK Dons -see my point earlier) with all stands open. Just remind fans to leave in an orderly fashion at the end. We could even open up the North Stand (say) for the young only.
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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2020, 18:53:32 pm »

and how would everybody exit the stadium as well? Row by row? Can't see that happening with some of the clowns out there that think things don't apply to them
And what about walking up the steps outside as well?

People will use common sense, we are not all clowns. Outdoor events are far less likely to transmit the virus so it shouldn't take too much organisation to make it safe for those content to take the risk. Far less dangerous than indoor places such as shopping centres and pubs.
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2020, 19:49:22 pm »

Im surprised League one is going to happen next season. Didnt "Shoemaker " state that all league one/two teams were to be mothballed until a vaccine was found ? Mind you he also stated that Season Ticket holders would be able to attend the play off finals  Grin
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