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For some strange reason Crawley are playing a friendly against Maidenhead tomorrow morning at 11:30. Weve got games coming up left, right and centre but we play a friendly.

If you want to watch it, and why would you, it is being streamed on Maidenhead's youtube channel.

Casey
 

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Typical fucking Leyton Orient.

Probably caught off Oldham. Probably given it to Plymouth and Mansfield. Clubs travelling the length and breadth of the country from COVID hotspots like Bolton. No enforced testing. Whole thing is an absolute disaster.
 

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I'm watching Leicester vs Burnley - Was it mentioned on here that left back Anthony Glennon-Driscoll went back to Burnley as he's on their bench o_O
Yes, and the Grimsby fans were idiotically derided by the Carlisle sisters. Looks like another win for the Mariners boys here, scouting the Premier League talent of the future.








































And yes, that's great for us because we don't look like winning on the pitch (in before some smartarse Mansfield fan pipes up).
 

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New statement from our chairman which discusses the iFollow streaming revenues etc.
This is great communication and very informative. On IFollow, 500 is quite a high bar to set before the away team gets any money. If Rovers are buying the same number of passes as fans usually travel away, [which is an untested assumption] then we'd get very little out of this.
 

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This is panning out exactly as everyone predicted. You dont need to spend money this season to get promoted, you can just wait until everyone else goes bust.
 

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This is panning out exactly as everyone predicted. You dont need to spend money this season to get promoted, you can just wait until everyone else goes bust.
well you wont go bust with the 10m pay off Devonlad said you got from the watkins deal
 

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Well thats a kick in the bollocks for us today, we're likely to forfeit tomorrows game with Spurs with half of our squad testing positive for Covid.

Spurs paid the £5k needed to test our squad after Saturdays game. The whole club is now in lockdown, stadium and training ground all closed with staff staying at home.

I didn't know that League One and Two players weren't rountinely tested, what a shambles. But at £5k per round of testing, to do that twice a week down here is £40k per month, with no income coming in thats alot for our clubs down here.

Mansfield apparently have complained to the EFL, which is fair enough. Looks like our players and coaches were all desperate to get things going so we could play Spurs - Which we now can't anyway.

Latest rumour I heard was that everyone will be tested again today and a decision will be made tomorrow, but I doubt our game tomorrow and Saturday with Walsall will go ahead now.

Sigh, just when things were starting to look up. We was looking at getting fans back for our home game with Cheltenham on 3rd October as well.

Considering the reported illness beforehand I understand why the club is unhappy.
 

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well you wont go bust with the 10m pay off Devonlad said you got from the watkins deal
We only spend ~1.5m a year all told so we've got a few years in us yet. Survival is the name of the game and Bolton apparently aren't playing?
 

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Well thats a kick in the bollocks for us today, we're likely to forfeit tomorrows game with Spurs with half of our squad testing positive for Covid.

Spurs paid the £5k needed to test our squad after Saturdays game. The whole club is now in lockdown, stadium and training ground all closed with staff staying at home.

I didn't know that League One and Two players weren't rountinely tested, what a shambles. But at £5k per round of testing, to do that twice a week down here is £40k per month, with no income coming in thats alot for our clubs down here.

Mansfield apparently have complained to the EFL, which is fair enough. Looks like our players and coaches were all desperate to get things going so we could play Spurs - Which we now can't anyway.

Latest rumour I heard was that everyone will be tested again today and a decision will be made tomorrow, but I doubt our game tomorrow and Saturday with Walsall will go ahead now.

Sigh, just when things were starting to look up. We was looking at getting fans back for our home game with Cheltenham on 3rd October as well.
Again, this is L1 so it might differ slightly but we had to have rounds of testing during pre-season but the EFL then allowed Club's to do further testing on a voluntary basis when the season kicked off.

We've done a further round of testing during the season and Liverpool have paid for our testing ahead of the game on Thursday.
 

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We only spend ~1.5m a year all told so we've got a few years in us yet. Survival is the name of the game and Bolton apparently aren't playing?
Dont know if you know where our stadium is based....Middlebrook the most visited shopping outlet in the country.
Please feel free to google it.
Outside of London its among the most sought after land in the country. We own acres and acres of it.
No need to worry about Bolton we will be reet
 

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We also did confining us to relegation......We have over 8000 season ticket holders who get a free i follow pass for every home game......Do you want the away team to take a cut from 8000 passes......
No. But the home club should receive ALL stream income - just as they would if a couple of thousand Bolton fans had attended in person.

The home club should provide the only stream, commentary and keep all the revenue generated. That only seems fair to me.
 

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For some strange reason Crawley are playing a friendly against Maidenhead tomorrow morning at 11:30. Weve got games coming up left, right and centre but we play a friendly.

If you want to watch it, and why would you, it is being streamed on Maidenhead's youtube channel.

Casey

Just bumping this to remind everyone to tune in at 11:30 for the big game.
 

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Whereas we should have complained about orient and I hope that we bill them accordingly for the tests etc, I do see it from their perspective also.

yes, what they did was clearly wrong, but given the potential to play spurs and the TV money in the current circumstances it’s easy to see why they did what they did.
 

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Think there will be a lot more clubs testing positive and games getting called off left right and centre in the next couple of months. That coupled with games staying behind closed doors means it's going to be tough to finish the season I reckon. Lots of clubs will be right in the shit, need a PL bailout.
 

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Probably means no relegation out of league 2 as the Conference won't play without fans.
 

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Dont know if you know where our stadium is based....Middlebrook the most visited shopping outlet in the country.
Please feel free to google it.
Outside of London its among the most sought after land in the country. We own acres and acres of it.
No need to worry about Bolton we will be reet

Ha, that is fucking bollocks mate. Middlebrook (I've never heard anyone say "I'm off to Middlebrook at the weekend") gets nowhere near the amount of visitors that the Trafford Centre, the Arndale, the Metro Centre etc get. Not even close.

Nobody is going to shops anyway now, so that's not going to help.

Oh, and wasn't Bolton's business plan based on having a thriving hotel at the stadium? Uh oh...
 

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No. But the home club should receive ALL stream income - just as they would if a couple of thousand Bolton fans had attended in person.

The home club should provide the only stream, commentary and keep all the revenue generated. That only seems fair to me.
The home team keeps all of the home streams and the first 500 away streams.....i think thats about right
Why should teams like Bolton,Bradford be penalised for selling 2000 streams to teams like Salford and Exeter who sell about twenty or thirty
 

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You’re not being penalised. In normal times your fans attending away games would ‘give’ their ticket money to the home club. That’s how some smaller clubs survive.
 

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Ha, that is fucking bollocks mate. Middlebrook (I've never heard anyone say "I'm off to Middlebrook at the weekend") gets nowhere near the amount of visitors that the Trafford Centre, the Arndale, the Metro Centre etc get. Not even close.

Nobody is going to shops anyway now, so that's not going to help.

Oh, and wasn't Bolton's business plan based on having a thriving hotel at the stadium? Uh oh...
Just shows how clueless you really are. You was so sure that i was talking bollocks you could not even be bothered to research my quote.
Now i will tell you for the second time Middlebrook is the most popular shopping centre in the country.
We own maybe 5/6 parcels of land which retailers would love to buy off us.
The hotel has lost north of £1m of bookings since the pandemic. And will hit business focus for this financial year.
Please tell me how Barrow will survive with a £1.5m wage bill and no income whatsoever.
Have you land,wealthy owners etc
 

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You’re not being penalised. In normal times your fans attending away games would ‘give’ their ticket money to the home club. That’s how some smaller clubs survive.
I see both sides to be honest,but that was only changed in the mid eighties until then gates were split.
The Man Utd,Arsenals complained this was not fair hence they changed it giving the big clubs more money
 

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Just shows how clueless you really are. You was so sure that i was talking bollocks you could not even be bothered to research my quote.
Now i will tell you for the second time Middlebrook is the most popular shopping centre in the country.
We own maybe 5/6 parcels of land which retailers would love to buy off us.
The hotel has lost north of £1m of bookings since the pandemic. And will hit business focus for this financial year.
Please tell me how Barrow will survive with a £1.5m wage bill and no income whatsoever.
Have you land,wealthy owners etc
Not in the first 42 according to Wiki
 

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Anyone think this season will end well?

The big spenders are right in the shit.

I genuinely do wonder whether this is the reason why we still seem reluctant to spend the remaining £450k we have left in the pot.

Almost as if the club know, deep down, that the season is never going to finish.
 

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Seems sensible to me. Also, I wonder if loan agreements include a Covid clause.
 

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thats size........i said visitors ffs
Well, if Middlebrook isn’t in the ‘biggest’ list it’s hardly likely to have the most visitors is it. Not even in the top 42, either.

Care to share the visitor numbers to back up your claim?
 

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Middlebrook shopping centre more visitors than Westfield Stratford hahah pull the other one
 

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I genuinely do wonder whether this is the reason why we still seem reluctant to spend the remaining £450k we have left in the pot.

Almost as if the club know, deep down, that the season is never going to finish.
You may be right.... I think the is a bit of truth in that and the are still quality players that have not been fixed up that will lower their demands.
Its going to be a tough season
 

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