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Post by 222gers » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:46 am

So not much chance of crowds being allowed in during October at the very least. How on earh are clubs going to stay afloat ?

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Post by Esox Lucius » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:53 am

With owners that everyone thinks we can do better than pumping in a million a month? :lol:
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Re: October...

Post by Wegerle » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:07 pm

Here in Holland they are letting in about 25% of the stadium capacity but fans are not allowed to cheer or sing!
Of course you've guessed it...fans cheer and sing! They have now issued warnings to clubs like Feyenoord and may yet close the stadiums for fans again if fans don't obey the rules and infection numbers keep on rising.
Then again there is no proof that there has been a single COVID contamination in a stadium here yet.

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Post by UxbridgeR » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:45 am

It's certainly looking grim for a lot of clubs at National league level and below. Dover are saying they're probably a week or two away from going under. I'm sure quite a few L1 & L2 clubs will struggle too without any money coming through the gate for potentially several more months.

Macclesfield went under the other week owing about $500k. Meanwhile Spurs have brought in Gareth Bale, whose wages would probably cover that in two weeks.

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Post by Andy_N19 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:53 pm

UxbridgeR wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:45 am
Macclesfield went under the other week owing about $500k. Meanwhile Spurs have brought in Gareth Bale, whose wages would probably cover that in two weeks.
In fact Bale's reported wages are @ £600k per week. An obscene amount of money and it wasn't lost on
many that he could clear their debt in ONE week!
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Post by BiscuitRanger » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:33 pm

The globally expanding marketplace has driven this unsustainable and disproportional growth. Not the player's fault. Not many would negotiate downwards, even if some might feel very uncomfortable.

With demand from Asisn markets likely to stall or even contract, a market correction is coming.

Salaries continue to be obscene and this crisis has resulted in many reassessing their priorities. Football is so much poorer without in-situ supporters, and the product needs to adapt or die.
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Re: October...

Post by Wegerle » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:11 pm

After 2 weeks of letting fans back in stadiums in Holland, fans are now being banned from stadiums again due to rising Covid cases. It's going to be a long winter in football land.

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Re: October...

Post by 222gers » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:17 pm

A really sharp rise in cases overnight just announced. It was bound to happen.
It really doesn't look good for a return to crowd-attended football any time soon.

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