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it has emerged that EFL clubs are looking into the possibility of screening matches for fans from inside their stadium hospitality areas.

 

The Telegraph reports that the League has written to its clubs asking them to provide details of how they could safely stage these screenings.

 

"The fact games are already being screened in pubs and cinemas amid the on-going spectator ban, and that major arts and music venues have been told they can run socially-distanced events indoors, has united English football in opposition to the on-going restrictions," says the article.

 

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/sheffield-wednesday-huddersfield-town-could-19069699?fbclid=IwAR3qggyM6p_FU9CWdcKc1Wb9TeJu9m46-hwqxlrYWDuHAD6nWXI71FexZwo

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I can't fault clubs trying to do something. But i don't get the logic of the government allowing football clubs, or indeed pubs, to cram hundreds into indoor spaces to watch games, but not allow a number of fans to sit in the stands to watch. 

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2 minutes ago, Road Runner said:

Wouldn't it be safer to let 1000 fans in the stands 250 in each stand than letting let's say 100 into a 300 capacity room drinking alcohol and probably getting smashed? 

 

Yes.

 

But you're assuming that logic and common-sense factor into the decision-making process.

 

The chairman of one club (can't remember who) was speaking on 5 Live recently and said that they're looking into the possibility of opening up their bar area for fans to watch their games on TV, but have been told that they'll have to blackout all the windows so that fans can't watch the match taking place through the windows!

 

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8 minutes ago, Road Runner said:

Wouldn't it be safer to let 1000 fans in the stands 250 in each stand than letting let's say 100 into a 300 capacity room drinking alcohol and probably getting smashed? 



Wouldn't that be letting 1000 fans into the stadium who had been drinking alcohol and getting smashed in the pubs beforehand?

 

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licensed premises are going to be shutting next week anyway so doubt it will get the nod.

 

Cant see anyone other than south stand wanting to sit and watch it with a cup of tea

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1 minute ago, Buddy Repperton said:

Yet another carrot gets dangled

 

 

 

 

Watching a match on a telly in the South Stand lounges, paying extortionate prices for beer after having to stand in a mile long queue to get to the bar is hardly 'dangling a carrot'

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7 minutes ago, areNOTwhatTHEYseem said:

 

Yes.

 

But you're assuming that logic and common-sense factor into the decision-making process.

 

The chairman of one club (can't remember who) was speaking on 5 Live recently and said that they're looking into the possibility of opening up their bar area for fans to watch their games on TV, but have been told that they'll have to blackout all the windows so that fans can't watch the match taking place through the windows!

 

:duntmatter:

Chesterfield were told the blinds would have to be shut. 

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2 minutes ago, Howards back said:

Chesterfield were told the blinds would have to be shut. 

 

It's bonkers, isn't it?

 

I'd love to hear a government minister try to explain why it's safer for fans to sit inside a pub with the windows closed and the blinds drawn watching the very same game of football taking place 100 yards to their left than it is for them to sit outside in the open air watching it.

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Just now, areNOTwhatTHEYseem said:

 

It's bonkers, isn't it?

 

I'd love to hear a government minister try to explain why it's safer for fans to sit inside a pub with the windows closed and the blinds drawn watching the very same game of football taking place 100 yards to their left than it is for them to sit outside in the open air watching it.



Cuts out the sunlight - easier to see the screen OBVS

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37 minutes ago, royalowlisback said:

We could use Gary Hoopers executive box.

 

Considering what he went through to get it, I doubt he ever gave it back!

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42 minutes ago, Road Runner said:

Wouldn't it be safer to let 1000 fans in the stands 250 in each stand than letting let's say 100 into a 300 capacity room drinking alcohol and probably getting smashed? 

 

 

What do mean "probably"? 

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