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Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Rob, 11th Jun 2012.

  1. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Tried to sleep with the doors and windows open last night.
    Scouse celebration parade round the "big block" was most amusing at 1am.
     
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    Well done to Liverpool and their fans in beating Bournemouth in the Littering Premier League.

     
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    Let's not pretend that the entirity of Leicester city centre didn't look exactly like that after the title celebrations (I can personally vouch for the fact that it did).

    Granted that wasn't in the midst of the pandemic but the littering was still horrendous and nobody batted an eyelid.
     
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    I’m not enjoying it at all - Norwich have been absolutely dire. I now just want to get the remaining league games done and focus on promotion again next season.

    That said, we’ve our first FA cup quarter final for years this afternoon... only against an in form United!
     
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    Absolutely heart breaking to lose that close to going to penalties. We should not have had a player sent off, there was a foul before the red card foul, if the play had been called back for that then we wouldn't have been a man down. It was fantastic to see how well Norwich can play, the spirit and fight they showed in this game was amazing. Cantwell's goal was a belter and Romero made a fantastic diving save to stop the cross that could have led to the second. It's such a shame how badly we've been hit by injuries this season.
     
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    Which foul before the one on Ighalo exactly are you referring to? Can only assume the one on Fernandes but it's a professional foul, regardless of the advantage, and always a red card. Right decision.

    Really poor performance from United but relieved to get the job done. Always want Lingard to succeed but he really needs to be shipped out. Fernandes had a poor game but still made some key passes, a real player.
     
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    Absolutely blown away by the most incredible pair of Northampton Town performances I have ever seen during this play off campaign.

    Whether our manager was just better at getting his players fit in a short time frame or whether they just love playing behind closed doors... I don't care. Incredible advert for League Two football for anybody that caught it and I look forward to being in League One when the season (eventually) kicks off again.
     
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    Up the villa
     
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    A great season, after years of saying just win all the league games Liverpool finally did it. And it worked!

    Having lived through some of the times we'd came close, and the bit were the club nearly went bust I thought after 2014 it might just never happen. But Jurgen Klopp came in and revitalised everything about the club adding a 6th European crown, and our 1st World club cup win. Finally breaking what seemed like a curse to bring the league title back to Anfield for the first time since 1990. His place and the players involved will go down in the folklore of the club for all time.
     
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    As a Liverpool fan obviously I’m ecstatic.
    However does anyone watch Serie A? I’ve just watched a game I recorded Napoli vs Sassuolo. Napoli won the game 2-0 after VAR ruled out four goals by Sassuolo!
    Suspiciously only one of the goals was shown on TV with the VAR decision. All four were allegedly offside.
    Whilst I support VAR and mostly it gets it right (think Sheff U vs Villa for when it didn’t) you’ve got to admit that when every goal you score is disallowed it’s got to be frustrating?
     
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    Before even entertaining the idea of giving more money away, shouldn't they just open these places up to punters first and just see if people go anyway without being bribed? Getting sick of all of this money from the public purse being splashed around unnecessarily. If people want to go to these things they'll just go, you don't have to keep giving people money to do things that they're going to do anyway. You might tempt a few people to go who wouldn't but in relative terms most people would have just gone without being paid (which is essentially what they're doing if you were going anyway) to do so.
     
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    I assume other clubs will do similar, so I'll post it here; Sheff Wed have released a FAQs page about what will happen when fans are finally allowed to return. I don't think I'll be going back for a while even though I want to, as season ticket holders get priority and even then there will be a ballot system, plus you may not have a choice of stand (I always like to sit in the family stand).

    https://www.swfc.co.uk/news/2020/september/202021-season-supporter-update/
     
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    The problem with fans returning to stadiums I think will be teams with small stadiums for their league namely
    Premier League: Fulham (1 stand currently closed for refurbishment) and Burnley
    Championship: Wycombe Wanderers, Luton Town, AFC Bournemouth
    League 1: Accrington Stanley, Fleetwood Town, Burton Albion
    League 2: Harrogate Town, Barrow, Salford City
    I wonder how these teams are going to cope with social distancing especially if they are at home against a team with a large fan base.
     
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    Away fans won't be allowed straight away, so that will help a bit.
     
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    The likes of Accrington and Salford will have absolutely no issue hosting their usual crowds despite their small stadia.
     
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    Whenever crowds are allowed to return it will be done at a set percentage of ground capacity, not a set figure that applies to any ground. So Manchester United would have more fans in than Fulham.

    I know clubs have put a lot of work in to ways to get fans back in to ground with some quite complex systems being used to allocate seating that allows for social distancing. Hopefully whenever it does happen it is done better than what I have seen in France where 5,000 sports fans are allowed in stadiums but there appears to be little to no distancing with fans all in one area rather than spread around the ground.
     
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    I'd assume the crowd restrictions will be based more on the access-ability of the stadiums rather than size. Chelsea for example, you could easily get 10,000 in there with social distancing but letting them all out into Fulham Broadway station at the same time could be problematic.

    I'm not arsed anyway, football is all about the atmosphere and you're not gonna get the full experience in half empty stadiums. Better off watching it on the TV.
     
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