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« Reply #1440 on: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 10:22:39 »

Suppose it has to start relatively close to normal and end (as this one would've done) a little earlier because the delayed Euros will be going ahead next Summer too. Another factor and knock on effect.

If/when crowds come back it's going to be great for any football fan but especially neutrals, who like to go to a mixture of matches. Bar a few weeks after the end of this "season" it is non stop from now, all the way through to this time next year (Europa/Champs League RndOf16 start soon in August I think, then the leagues kick in again and then the above mentioned delayed Euro2020). Let us just hope we have some teams lower down the order to fulfil fixtures and that Town are one of them that can do so. Strange mix of partly weird yet also exciting times.

Most of us alive today will have never seen anything like this, bar a few older folk who were old enough to see the abandonment of the Leagues during WWII. The world has changed a fair chunk since then but could you see players like Mason Mount or Jack Wilshere having their contracts cancelled and signing up for the Armed Forces, if such a similar situation were to arise? No doubt today they'd be excused on purely entertainment terms or just be sent out to play footy at one of the bases to keep the troops entertained. Which I guess happened with footballers who "went to war" and ended up playing for the AF Teams.

This bit stuck out from an IWM piece, regarding the introduction/limitation of crowds;

In 1939, the threat of air attack and the introduction of conscription made it impossible for football to continue as before. However, on 21 September, the Home Office agreed to allow a revised programme of football as long as it didn't interfere with national service and industry. Crowds were limited to 8,000 in evacuation areas and 15,000 elsewhere. 

I think we're seeing the beginnings of similar phases of reintroduction, albeit for dissimilar reasons.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-facts-about-football-in-the-second-world-war

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« Reply #1441 on: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 12:30:41 »

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« Reply #1442 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 09:06:27 »

When are the players back for pre-season?
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« Reply #1443 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 09:49:58 »

When are the players back for pre-season?

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« Reply #1444 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 11:41:14 »

Suppose it has to start relatively close to normal and end (as this one would've done) a little earlier because the delayed Euros will be going ahead next Summer too. Another factor and knock on effect.

If/when crowds come back it's going to be great for any football fan but especially neutrals, who like to go to a mixture of matches. Bar a few weeks after the end of this "season" it is non stop from now, all the way through to this time next year (Europa/Champs League RndOf16 start soon in August I think, then the leagues kick in again and then the above mentioned delayed Euro2020). Let us just hope we have some teams lower down the order to fulfil fixtures and that Town are one of them that can do so. Strange mix of partly weird yet also exciting times.

Most of us alive today will have never seen anything like this, bar a few older folk who were old enough to see the abandonment of the Leagues during WWII. The world has changed a fair chunk since then but could you see players like Mason Mount or Jack Wilshere having their contracts cancelled and signing up for the Armed Forces, if such a similar situation were to arise? No doubt today they'd be excused on purely entertainment terms or just be sent out to play footy at one of the bases to keep the troops entertained. Which I guess happened with footballers who "went to war" and ended up playing for the AF Teams.

This bit stuck out from an IWM piece, regarding the introduction/limitation of crowds;

In 1939, the threat of air attack and the introduction of conscription made it impossible for football to continue as before. However, on 21 September, the Home Office agreed to allow a revised programme of football as long as it didn't interfere with national service and industry. Crowds were limited to 8,000 in evacuation areas and 15,000 elsewhere. 

I think we're seeing the beginnings of similar phases of reintroduction, albeit for dissimilar reasons.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-facts-about-football-in-the-second-world-war

Thanks for the that, that website you linked is great and i didnt know half the stuff anout playing through ww2
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« Reply #1445 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 14:50:40 »

Thanks for the that, that website you linked is great and i didnt know half the stuff anout playing through ww2

I only knew a few of them and most of that was from conversations with my now departed Grandad. He was a fairly lucky guy during wartime as worked for Rolls-Royce so didn't get sent away or anything. I think, from what I remember he was able to transfer his skills and remained in the UK.

No problem btw, likely someone else would've got there before me. That IWM link is the kind of thing Reg would like to mull over so I hope he's had a good read too Smiley
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« Reply #1446 on: Monday, July 27, 2020, 17:32:56 »

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/grimsby-town-statement-season-tickets-4366057

Grimbo chairman suggesting no fans until October, then a 17-30% capacity.  Maybe be able to watch on iPlayer.
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« Reply #1447 on: Friday, July 31, 2020, 17:49:23 »

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« Reply #1448 on: Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:29:44 »

According to Price of Football pod this morning (yeah, I know, so take with as much salt as required), the League are meeting on Aug 6th to discuss whether to implement the salary cap. Hiroshima Day, hopefully not an omen.
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« Reply #1449 on: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 12:02:23 »

Premier League vote against continuing with 5 subs next season

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/08/06/premier-league-clubs-vote-against-adoption-five-substitutes/
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« Reply #1450 on: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 13:36:09 »

Good.
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« Reply #1451 on: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 16:27:13 »

According to Price of Football pod this morning (yeah, I know, so take with as much salt as required), the League are meeting on Aug 6th to discuss whether to implement the salary cap. Hiroshima Day, hopefully not an omen.
Vote put back until tomorrow now.

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/38476/salary-cap-vote-moves-to-friday

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« Reply #1452 on: Friday, August 7, 2020, 09:29:30 »

The Football League's new motto should be "Never decide today that which can be put off until later (even if it can't really)"
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« Reply #1453 on: Friday, August 7, 2020, 10:44:09 »


PFA not happy.

https://www.thepfa.com/news/2020/6/20/pfa-responds-to-the-efl-regarding-salary-cap-proposals
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« Reply #1454 on: Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:28:12 »

Aberdeen's game with St Johnstone at the weekend called off after several Aberdeen players test positive for Covid. Not entirely coincidentally, Aberdeen players were criticised for blatant breaches of the return to play protocol after socialising at a bar last Saturday after their game against Rangers.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11781/12044377/coronavirus-aberdeens-match-at-st-johnstone-postponed-after-positive-tests
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