Pages: 1 ... 94 95 96 [97] 98 99   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: So, What Happens . . .  (Read 109136 times)
Valid Pint

Offline Offline

Posts: 379




Ignore
« Reply #1440 on: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 11:22:39 »

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

TL;DR
Logged
bamboonoshop

Offline Offline

Posts: 5312


Fufflin' Reathers




Ignore
« Reply #1441 on: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 13:30:41 »

TL;DR

How's about grow up mate?
Logged
Matchworn Shirts
For Sale

Offline Offline

Posts: 6401




Ignore
« Reply #1442 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 10:06:27 »

When are the players back for pre-season?
Logged

I come from a land down-under
Riddick

Online Online

Posts: 1260




Ignore
« Reply #1443 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 10:49:58 »

When are the players back for pre-season?

30th July
Logged
mexico red

Offline Offline

Posts: 11190




Ignore
« Reply #1444 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 12:41:14 »

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
Logged
bamboonoshop

Offline Offline

Posts: 5312


Fufflin' Reathers




Ignore
« Reply #1445 on: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 15:50:40 »

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
Logged
donkey
Cheers!

Offline Offline

Posts: 6343


He headed a football.




Ignore
« Reply #1446 on: Monday, July 27, 2020, 18:32:56 »

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.
Logged

donkey tells the truth

I headed the ball.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeee-aaaaaaaawwwwwww
tans
You spin me right round baby right round

Offline Offline

Posts: 20490





Ignore
« Reply #1447 on: Friday, July 31, 2020, 18:49:23 »

Sheff Weds get a 12 point deduction effective next season
Logged
pauld

Offline Offline

Posts: 23271





Ignore
« Reply #1448 on: Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:29:44 »

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.
Logged
pauld

Offline Offline

Posts: 23271





Ignore
« Reply #1449 on: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 13:02:23 »

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/
Logged
Peter Venkman

Offline Offline

Posts: 35497


Enjoy yourself its later than you think.




Ignore
« Reply #1450 on: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 14:36:09 »

Good.
Logged

Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band
First-night nerves every one-night stand
I should be glad to be so inclined
What a waste! What a waste!
Rock n Roll don't mind.
Peter Venkman

Offline Offline

Posts: 35497


Enjoy yourself its later than you think.




Ignore
« Reply #1451 on: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 17:27:13 »

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

Logged

Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band
First-night nerves every one-night stand
I should be glad to be so inclined
What a waste! What a waste!
Rock n Roll don't mind.
pauld

Offline Offline

Posts: 23271





Ignore
« Reply #1452 on: Friday, August 7, 2020, 10:29:30 »

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)"
Logged
Wobbly Bob

Offline Offline

Posts: 2024





Ignore
« Reply #1453 on: Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:44:09 »


PFA not happy.

https://www.thepfa.com/news/2020/6/20/pfa-responds-to-the-efl-regarding-salary-cap-proposals
Logged

Now you give me everything.
pauld

Offline Offline

Posts: 23271





Ignore
« Reply #1454 on: Friday, August 7, 2020, 12:28:12 »

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
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 94 95 96 [97] 98 99   Go Up
Print
Jump to: