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KingstonMariner
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That article is an absolute load of sh.ite .
Lazy , cheap journalism.
Football needs to take a level of responsibility for itself. It’s obvious we shouldn’t be playing in front of empty grounds . It’s a recipe for disaster.
Club owners at L1 and 2 should’ve stood up for themselves and said they weren’t prepared to bankrupt themselves to keep the pyramid going just for the benefit of Sky and the PL !!!!!


Well given that the expectation founded on advice from the government was that the stadia wouldn’t be empty soon, it’s a bit unfair to say clubs voted to play in empty stadia.

Then there’s the confused and contradictory policy on what is and isn’t allowed to be open. Why can I spend all day indoors in Wetherspoons (until 10pm) but not in a semi-open football ground for two hours?

If they don’t play FL clubs have no income. How do they pay for fixed costs?

Football League clubs and the FL have no control over the Premier League, and neither does the FA in reality, so how does ‘football take ....responsibility for itself’? Through what mechanism?


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I had the misfortune to be taught by Lia Nici at East Coast Media, or whatever it was called 18-19 years ago.

She was the most disengaged tutor I'd ever experienced. Never really listened, eye contact was non-existent, basically she gave off a sense that she wasn't even remotely bothered about me, my colleagues or anyone but herself.

So in many ways she was destined to become a Tory MP.

An absolute suck-up to whoever is in charge and she ignored everyone else. That comes across clearer than ever today by the way she looks at Boris.


Was never taught by her however I have met her before whilst she was working as a tutor and I can certainly see why you and others have that opinion.
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Well given that the expectation founded on advice from the government was that the stadia wouldn’t be empty soon, it’s a bit unfair to say clubs voted to play in empty stadia.

Then there’s the confused and contradictory policy on what is and isn’t allowed to be open. Why can I spend all day indoors in Wetherspoons (until 10pm) but not in a semi-open football ground for two hours?

If they don’t play FL clubs have no income. How do they pay for fixed costs?

Football League clubs and the FL have no control over the Premier League, and neither does the FA in reality, so how does ‘football take ....responsibility for itself’? Through what mechanism?


What income do clubs have exactly? A few season tickets sold , a lower than normal merchandise income etc etc .
Playing games means all the normal costs with testing on top . Not feasible in the short term and definitely a sure way to guarantee bankruptcy in the longer term ...
Oh and the PL most definitely wags the tail of the EFL .


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"First of all, it goes without saying I wish the young midfielder a speedy recovery. Secondly, the people in charge of a system which has forced him into the situation where he has put his family, friends, team-mates and so many others at risk should hang their heads in shame."

I must be missing something but what does he mean about people being in charge of a system forcing him into a situation?
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I think football is putting itself on a pedestal again in some ways here.

There are plenty of jobs that have done exactly the same as football and have put workers back to work. There are numerous reasons why but to have a poo at the EFL like they’ve asked him to climb Everest with only a toothpick is extreme.

One could argue that the clubs attitude to purchasing private testing kits is also something putting players at risk...

I don’t believe the premier league wag anyone’s tail; they’ve no need. They’re a brand, they’re independent in most respects and they’re successful. We shouldn’t be relying on them. I’d imagine if we were in the top flight people’s attitudes about bailing out little clubs like ours would be somewhat different.

Football has fixed costs, utilities, wages, ground maintenance and so forth....at our level the cash to cover those is generated through ticket sales and the like, that simply isn’t there.


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"First of all, it goes without saying I wish the young midfielder a speedy recovery. Secondly, the people in charge of a system which has forced him into the situation where he has put his family, friends, team-mates and so many others at risk should hang their heads in shame."

I must be missing something but what does he mean about people being in charge of a system forcing him into a situation?


Aimed at the fact he's playing for Spalding but training with town, means he had the potential to pick up at Spalding then cross contaminate into the town squad. If he's playing at Spalding he should only have mixed with their squad.
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What income do clubs have exactly? A few season tickets sold , a lower than normal merchandise income etc etc .
Playing games means all the normal costs with testing on top . Not feasible in the short term and definitely a sure way to guarantee bankruptcy in the longer term ...
Oh and the PL most definitely wags the tail of the EFL .


IFollow has the potential to bring in substantial amounts of money . Not going to replace ticket sales obviously, but we stand to gain from a share of away game revenue . We don’t normally get any away ticket revenue.


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IFollow has the potential to bring in substantial amounts of money . Not going to replace ticket sales obviously, but we stand to gain from a share of away game revenue . We don’t normally get any away ticket revenue.


5% of sales according to Colchester chairman. Not sure if that means away ticket sales or total gate, I assume away. Probably not that much more money from ifollow since the amount is capped at 500 sales, so about £3-4k
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5% of sales according to Colchester chairman. Not sure if that means away ticket sales or total gate, I assume away. Probably not that much more money from ifollow since the amount is capped at 500 sales, so about £3-4k


I think we get 5% of advance sales.


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I think we get 5% of advance sales.


5% of away tickets sold through GTFC isn’t it? Whereas we get 80% of everything above a threshold (500?) iFollow match passes. With no travel constraints we could get more people watching on iFollow than were able to physically attend.


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