Crowd’s are back?

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So BoJo announced that crowds might be coming back depending upon which Tier a city is in. Not sure how I feel about this. Obviously I want to get back to the theatre of greens, but it feels wrong to me. First, why now? Why not months ago when the stats were lower? Second, will this last long, feels like to me that the numbers will go up, especially after the five days of Christmas. What are your views?
 

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Be for about 2 weeks until we have a lockdown after Christmas for the big parties people are allowed to have.

And he then can point the finger at football too because we all know the media will report on people not adhering to the rules.
 

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Guarantee as soon as there are instances of a lack of social distancing, celebrating a 90th minute winner or something. The media will be all over it, and any rise in cases will be football fans fault.
 

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Be for about 2 weeks until we have a lockdown after Christmas for the big parties people are allowed to have.

And he then can point the finger at football too because we all know the media will report on people not adhering to the rules.
Sadly, i think you will be proved correct. The hospitality sector has already taken a horrendous and (mainly) unjustified kicking from this Govt. It wouldn't take much for things to change again.

Having said that, i hope one of my Plymouth supporting friends can get me a ticket for 2nd January, as it is my most attended fixture.
 

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Sadly, i think you will be proved correct. The hospitality sector has already taken a horrendous and (mainly) unjustified kicking from this Govt. It wouldn't take much for things to change again.

Having said that, i hope one of my Plymouth supporting friends can get me a ticket for 2nd January, as it is my most attended fixture.
If fans are allowed back, it won’t be away fans and the majority of home fans will be season ticket holders
 

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Sadly, i think you will be proved correct. The hospitality sector has already taken a horrendous and (mainly) unjustified kicking from this Govt. It wouldn't take much for things to change again.

Having said that, i hope one of my Plymouth supporting friends can get me a ticket for 2nd January, as it is my most attended fixture.
We have approx 5,000 season ticket holders. We were told if fans are allowed back in it will be on the basis of first to buy their season ticket first allocated. So if we are tier 1 there will still be 1,000 unhappy greens.

At present two of our MPs are arguing with BoJo that we should not be counted with Bristol. If we are, then we’ll be tier two at best, and only tier 1 they argue if Cornwall and Devon alone are counted.
 

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Guarantee as soon as there are instances of a lack of social distancing, celebrating a 90th minute winner or something. The media will be all over it, and any rise in cases will be football fans fault.
Dan Roan is already limbering up.
 

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We have approx 5,000 season ticket holders. We were told if fans are allowed back in it will be on the basis of first to buy their season ticket first allocated. So if we are tier 1 there will still be 1,000 unhappy greens.

At present two of our MPs are arguing with BoJo that we should not be counted with Bristol. If we are, then we’ll be tier two at best, and only tier 1 they argue if Cornwall and Devon alone are counted.
We should not be included with Bristol, especially as it is probably nearer to London than it is to Cornwall.

Their infection rate is treble Plymouth's (i think), and about 6x the rate of Cornwall.

If i can't attend matches, then at least i want to be in a Tier 1 district, especially as my local had cut beer prices just before L2 (and getting Sky back for 3 months)
 

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I'll be amazed if we're not in Tier 3. Lincoln is getting a bit worse, but Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Hull, Notts, Peterborough are all high and we're surrounded by them.
 

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Probably just be London and a few places in the South allowed fans.

And it will only last till after Christmas then there might be another lockdown as basically Xmas is a free for all.
 

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We have approx 5,000 season ticket holders. We were told if fans are allowed back in it will be on the basis of first to buy their season ticket first allocated. So if we are tier 1 there will still be 1,000 unhappy greens

That’s assuming of course all 5,000 want to go to the games. Some may not want to go due to health concerns, having to travel from outside Plymouth etc.

We have one ST holder on our forum who lives in Hitchin who has already said he will carry on watching games on Ifollow to allow people living in Swindon to physically go to games. That’s just one person but I reckon there will be others.
 

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So Devon is tier two, which means the club has announced that there will be 2,000 fans at the 5th December game against Ipswich. Only those season ticket holders residing in tier 1 or 2 areas can attend. Those shielding or otherwise not able to attend are asked to let the club know so their seat can be reallocated.

Cornwall along with Isle of Scillies and Isle of Wight are, I think, the only tier 1s in the country. Attendance for Truro games may sky rocket!
 

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Surprise surprise we are still in tier 3, I live in the countryside and yet more at risk than Liverpool and all the boroughs of London absolute joke.
 

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Thankfully Cheshire is in tier two, despite being surrounded by Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Derbyshire all tier 3. Not complaining though, desperate to get back in the ground, can’t imagine it’s going to feel anything like normal though.
 

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So Devon is tier two, which means the club has announced that there will be 2,000 fans at the 5th December game against Ipswich. Only those season ticket holders residing in tier 1 or 2 areas can attend. Those shielding or otherwise not able to attend are asked to let the club know so their seat can be reallocated.

Cornwall along with Isle of Scillies and Isle of Wight are, I think, the only tier 1s in the country. Attendance for Truro games may sky rocket!
I am guessing the current capacity is 2500, which would allow roughly 1250 to attend. I am sure some of the bigger SWPL clubs eg Falmouth and Bodmin will benefit as well.
 

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I am guessing the current capacity is 2500, which would allow roughly 1250 to attend. I am sure some of the bigger SWPL clubs eg Falmouth and Bodmin will benefit as well.
I also imagine that the Torpoint Ferry will be busy as people leave Plymouth for a pint in Cornwall.
 

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Apparently, when fans return they can be served beer on the concourses, without the need for a ‘substantial’ meal but have to sit down when drinking.

Don’t know about other clubs but there sure ain’t any seating available on our concourses.
 

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Apparently, when fans return they can be served beer on the concourses, without the need for a ‘substantial’ meal but have to sit down when drinking.

Don’t know about other clubs but there sure ain’t any seating available on our concourses.
:bg: Makes you wonder how they can revert back to not being able to consume alcohol in view of the pitch when vaccines are rolled out and we are allowed back in grounds
 

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Apparently, when fans return they can be served beer on the concourses, without the need for a ‘substantial’ meal but have to sit down when drinking.

Don’t know about other clubs but there sure ain’t any seating available on our concourses.
Would not seating in a concourse be a crowd safety hazard? This sounds a bit like those in tier one can have 4,000 fans watch When no one is going to be in tier one.
 

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Thankfully Cheshire is in tier two, despite being surrounded by Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Derbyshire all tier 3. Not complaining though, desperate to get back in the ground, can’t imagine it’s going to feel anything like normal though.
I'm not gonna be able to go because I live in Manchester but it'll be great to see some fans back in.
 

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Is this supposed to be how 2000 fans are seated
 

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Fans are back in the South, if you live in the North with lower Covid levels it’s tier 3 and stay the fuck at home
 

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For those who were lucky enough to get to a game today, what was the system like at your club? Curious about the differences between clubs.. at Pompey it seemed sensible and safe but not super strict
 

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Seems like it went well.

Families could sit together with some having masks on.

Shame our team were rubbish on the pitch but predictable.
 

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Sounds like London will be in tier 3 soon so no fans at grounds ?
 

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it seems strange that Cornwall and Isle of Wight have infection rates below 20 per 100,000 despite being in T1.

Granted. the population density isn't massive, but the rates have dropped since lockdown finished.
 

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