You are currently browsing the football forums as a guest. Sign up now for free and benefit from totally ad-free browsing. Logged in members see no ads.

League 2 General Chat Thread

The Terminator

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
3,286
Reaction score
617
Points
113
Supports
Leyton Orient
Nerdford have given us 900 tickets for our opening game of the season.
 

denzel ecfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,975
Reaction score
438
Points
83
Supports
Exeter City
Exeter away tickets going on sale in the coming days although its apparently a reduced allocation because they're not operating at 100% capacity. Any reason why?
Social distancing in the terracing. It's the same in the home end.

From our website:

Capacities will be reduced in standing terraces and indoor bars, whilst also providing some areas where spectators can socially distance should they wish to.
 
Last edited:

Salvador

Active Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2021
Messages
112
Reaction score
36
Points
28
Supports
Rochdale
Are there any Harrogate fans on here? Seems strange that tickets for the opening day aren’t on sale yet with just over a week to go. I see a pre season v Sunderland was BCD due to some health and safety breach so wonder if Dale fans will be able to attend our first two games in league and cup. I hope so as plenty of people were planning a long weekend up in Harrogate!
 

Robshep

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2020
Messages
2,063
Reaction score
743
Points
113
Location
Wallasey
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
Are there any Harrogate fans on here? Seems strange that tickets for the opening day aren’t on sale yet with just over a week to go. I see a pre season v Sunderland was BCD due to some health and safety breach so wonder if Dale fans will be able to attend our first two games in league and cup. I hope so as plenty of people were planning a long weekend up in Harrogate!
Never seen one.
 

Greenacres

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,698
Reaction score
614
Points
113
Location
West Country
Supports
Forest Green Rovers
Are there any Harrogate fans on here? Seems strange that tickets for the opening day aren’t on sale yet with just over a week to go. I see a pre season v Sunderland was BCD due to some health and safety breach so wonder if Dale fans will be able to attend our first two games in league and cup. I hope so as plenty of people were planning a long weekend up in Harrogate!
Harrogate does have a bit of a reputation...which may sound a bit rich from someone who supports a club in the Cotswolds...maybe their fans consider the internet to be a bit newfangled or a footy forum a bit below them?
 

Robshep

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2020
Messages
2,063
Reaction score
743
Points
113
Location
Wallasey
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
Harrogate does have a bit of a reputation...which may sound a bit rich from someone who supports a club in the Cotswolds...maybe their fans consider the internet to be a bit newfangled or a footy forum a bit below them?
Too busy having afternoon tea or drinking Pimms.
 

Salvador

Active Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2021
Messages
112
Reaction score
36
Points
28
Supports
Rochdale
I hope they do let away fans go. I was looking forward to seeing some of our stone island clad yoof have a tear up in Betty’s.
Not looking likely. Next friendly vs Donny no away fans. Last friendly BCD.
I hope they do let away fans go. I was looking forward to seeing some of our stone island clad yoof have a tear up in Betty’s.
Well, Harrogate’s friendly tomorrow is home fans only. I’ve heard from someone at Dale to expect no away fans allowed for our league and cup games. I know from local experience with Rochdale Town/ Castleton St Gabriel’s that health & safety breaches attract sever penalties. And I remember a local example of Macclesfield being denied promotion to the EFL due their ground not being FL “safe”. So…. If Harrogate can’t properly host a game in League 2 what happens to them? I don’t want some draconian punishment and common sense solution is swap the fixtures til they sort their issues out. But this is the EFL. I’ll be watching a non league game next Saturday won’t I?
 

AdamStag

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2015
Messages
7,001
Reaction score
1,236
Points
113
Supports
Mansfield Town
Bristol rovers been given the 1750 or whatever the away end holds and had shifted 800 or so from STHs, i’d imagine they’d sell them out.

With us having shifted 2,500 STs as well it’ll be nice to be back infront of a crowd again been a long time coming.
 

Casey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2015
Messages
1,780
Reaction score
432
Points
83
Location
Creepy
Supports
Creepy
I'm a little worried about attendances this season (yes I know we don't get anyone anyway).

There has been a few people saying they will be watching the iFollow service, there's ways around it only being for overseas viewing it seems, and others saying they are not comfortable with being in the ground etc etc.

Without being exact about it I reckon we could be missing 10% of our fans.

Casey
 

HG Yellow&Black

Active Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2016
Messages
322
Reaction score
221
Points
43
Location
Harrogate
Supports
Harrogate Town
There is ....or shall I say....'was' a harrogate fan. The bandwagon jumping plastics currently 'supporting' town are not inclined to muddy themselves with such an antiquated thing as a fans forum.


Yeah sorry to see that at the least Dale fans will be impacted by the sheer tin pottery of the club. One that just posted yet another near million pound annual loss propping up a rich man's son doing football manager.

The club are being very secretive about the latest balls up. "small issues" apparently but when a local journo looked into it....aka called the council this was the rather glaringly obvious issues


Friendly nwith Donny today is no away fans.....at the moment. ..


When not running up huge debts the FC Weaver is then turning fans against each other....in effect cutting out the original fans by doing this and allowing these new, acceptable fans to label those lot drunkards basically.



And whilst not ensuring that the club is fit enough to actually host games, particularly after the home fans were left with no home bar in the ground and the massive safety misses they thought they'd turn fans into a bunch of tell tale stains.....horrible plastic club my old team has become. Don't let anyone think there is anything remarkable happening in harrogate. Nowt but debt under written by a millionaire.
 

Attachments

  • 224681547_10158547388552957_7028390649131113826_n.png
    224681547_10158547388552957_7028390649131113826_n.png
    460.5 KB · Views: 9
Last edited:

HG Yellow&Black

Active Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2016
Messages
322
Reaction score
221
Points
43
Location
Harrogate
Supports
Harrogate Town
Harrogate does have a bit of a reputation...which may sound a bit rich from someone who supports a club in the Cotswolds...maybe their fans consider the internet to be a bit newfangled or a footy forum a bit below them?
Be kind, some of them have only be doing football for a couple of years

Even a self titled, published 'super fan' has single digit years watching Town

A tinpot club with some laughable, new fans....

 

Salvador

Active Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2021
Messages
112
Reaction score
36
Points
28
Supports
Rochdale
There is ....or shall I say....'was' a harrogate fan. The bandwagon jumping plastics currently 'supporting' town are not inclined to muddy themselves with such an antiquated thing as a fans forum.


Yeah sorry to see that at the least Dale fans will be impacted by the sheer tin pottery of the club. One that just posted yet another near million pound annual loss propping up a rich man's son doing football manager.

The club are being very secretive about the latest balls up. "small issues" apparently but when a local journo looked into it....aka called the council this was the rather glaringly obvious issues


Friendly nwith Donny today is no away fans.....at the moment. ..


When not running up huge debts the FC Weaver is then turning fans against each other....in effect cutting out the original fans by doing this and allowing these new, acceptable fans to label those lot drunkards basically.



And whilst not ensuring that the club is fit enough to actually host games, particularly after the home fans were left with no home bar in the ground and the massive safety misses they thought they'd turn fans into a bunch of tell tale stains.....horrible plastic club my old team has become. Don't let anyone think there is anything remarkable happening in harrogate. Nowt but debt under written by a millionaire.
Thanks for the reply. Really disheartening to see the “soul” ripped out of another traditional non league club in pursuit of glory. I didn’t realise your original fan base had become disenfranchised but then you’re not as local or a media hyped as Salford.

it’s not looking good for Saturday and Tuesday is it? I’d hope common sense prevails and fixtures swapped. We can play you away in the league next year. League Cup fixtures have moved venues. Our own league cup game v Huddersfield last year was a home draw but we played it away as our pitch wasn’t ready. It can be done.
As with most clubs north of Birmingham in this league we would have sold out the away end, certainly for the Saturday game due to pent up demand and the new ground novelty. So that’s a decent wedge of cash HTFC are losing.
If the game next Saturday is home fans only there’ll be quite a few Dale fans on the piss in Harrogate anyway and likely to just chance the home end. Train tickets and accommodation has been bought by many. Luckily we’re not a MASSIVE hooligan followed club but it’ll still be a H&S issue in itself if that happens, especially if this continues into the season when you play some of the better supported and therefore more likelihood of encountering Green Street cos-players. Reminds me a few years ago we played Blackpool away. They would only give us 999 tickets in advance, which sold out. Cue another few hundred who turned up on the day expecting to take one of the remaining 1500 empty seats in the away end only to be refused and a bit of bother as load’ve pissed up numpties tried to get into the home end.
 

Greenacres

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,698
Reaction score
614
Points
113
Location
West Country
Supports
Forest Green Rovers
Be kind, some of them have only be doing football for a couple of years

Even a self titled, published 'super fan' has single digit years watching Town

A tinpot club with some laughable, new fans....

Don't worry, I'm always kind...I was more concerned that they might be an endangered species, which is always a worry where a club has a relatively small fanbase...we are still in the growth phase having just completed four seasons in the League. As for this forum it is good to have a bit of balance, which you can only really achieve if there are members from every club...I think we are nearly there!

Having read the article linked above, about banning fans from attending the friendly against Sunderland, the infringements mentioned do sound pretty basic...surprised they aren't pre-requisites for entering the Football League. I know that we had to install a control room and undertake a few safety improvements before entering the league.
 
Last edited:

Huntsman94

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2018
Messages
664
Reaction score
544
Points
93
Location
Wirral
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
Our supporters have raised £350k meaning our new proposed fan park will be built. It looks incredible and is hoping to be open October/November time so any of you visiting Prenton Park after that will be in for a treat!
 

Robshep

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2020
Messages
2,063
Reaction score
743
Points
113
Location
Wallasey
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
Our supporters have raised £350k meaning our new proposed fan park will be built. It looks incredible and is hoping to be open October/November time so any of you visiting Prenton Park after that will be in for a treat!
Put this in the ground improvements thread. Doesn't matter where it goes though.
 

Robshep

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2020
Messages
2,063
Reaction score
743
Points
113
Location
Wallasey
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
Put this in the ground improvements thread. Doesn't matter where it goes though.
Either place it is an achievement. Thank god we support a club that drives us to drink and understands it.
 

Greenacres

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,698
Reaction score
614
Points
113
Location
West Country
Supports
Forest Green Rovers
Naming rights for our ground have been confirmed, it will be called the Fully Charged New Lawn next season, a big improvement on a company that is owned by one of the least ethical organisatons in the World:

 

Chris FGR

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
9,029
Reaction score
4,019
Points
113
Supports
Forest Green
Generally don't like stadium naming rights being sold, but at least these are better then innocent.

Fully Charged was set up by Robert Llewellyn btw, aka Kryten in Red Dwarf.
 

The Terminator

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
3,286
Reaction score
617
Points
113
Supports
Leyton Orient
Our chairman said this evening that no Saturday games will be streamed.

Only midweek games, bank holiday games and possibly any games moved to Sundays will be allowed to be streamed to UK residents this season.
 

kieran_vale

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,870
Reaction score
686
Points
113
Supports
Vale / New England Patriots
Think that's pretty reasonable to be honest even for someone like myself who can't get to every home game I think it's probably right to go back to the no streaming Saturday matches being as there's no restrictions on that now. I wonder though for example when we have Stevenage in February it might be even worth switching it to a Friday night as they won't bring more than 100 regardless and maybe a few more of their fans will tune in from home.

To be fair to ifollow it served a purpose last season and was pretty good after a few issues early on but there's no substitute for actually being there.
 

Soup Ladle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2015
Messages
3,455
Reaction score
1,898
Points
113
Supports
Hartlepool
Happy that Pools have just said they'll be on ifollow this year. As I'm in the middle east I should be able to watch all the games including Saturdays (I think).
 

Loyal Dale

Active Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2015
Messages
119
Reaction score
57
Points
28
Supports
Rochdale
It's a crying shame that Harrogate haven't managed to get the necessary safety certificates for our game there on Saturday....but absolutely tin pot that they haven't bothered to communicate properly.

We'd booked Train Tickets for the day...ok it's only £20 each, but we were looking forward to visiting a new ground, supposedly lovely town, and generally having a good day out. We would have probably taken as many fans as tickets made available (without going all Firthy about it) because of the novelty and time of year.

It sounds like the safety certificate has been removed for away supporters because of inadequate stewarding provisions and poor internal CCTV (both of which could and should have been addressed months ago.)

I'd think the only fair thing to do (it's too late to switch the fixtures) would be to have a completely empty stadium, and impose a fine on them for cluelessness in general.
 

Salvador

Active Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2021
Messages
112
Reaction score
36
Points
28
Supports
Rochdale
It's a crying shame that Harrogate haven't managed to get the necessary safety certificates for our game there on Saturday....but absolutely tin pot that they haven't bothered to communicate properly.

We'd booked Train Tickets for the day...ok it's only £20 each, but we were looking forward to visiting a new ground, supposedly lovely town, and generally having a good day out. We would have probably taken as many fans as tickets made available (without going all Firthy about it) because of the novelty and time of year.

It sounds like the safety certificate has been removed for away supporters because of inadequate stewarding provisions and poor internal CCTV (both of which could and should have been addressed months ago.)

I'd think the only fair thing to do (it's too late to switch the fixtures) would be to have a completely empty stadium, and impose a fine on them for cluelessness in general.
Is it too late to switch though? I wouldn’t have thought a whole load of notice is required to get Spotland ready for a game. The non playing staff are probably all zero hours contracts. It’s mostly college aged kids so probably grateful for unexpected hours? It’s all a bit crap this and has put a dampener on the season start for me.
 

Dale4ever

Active Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
653
Reaction score
87
Points
28
Supports
Rochdale
Is it too late to switch though? I wouldn’t have thought a whole load of notice is required to get Spotland ready for a game. The non playing staff are probably all zero hours contracts. It’s mostly college aged kids so probably grateful for unexpected hours? It’s all a bit crap this and has put a dampener on the season start for me.
As far as re-arranging goes, there is no clash with Hornets, however I think things like sponsorships etc. would be more difficult to arrange at such short notice. I would love for it to be re-arranged for Spotland, that decision needs to be made today though if it's to happen I would say.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
15,669
Messages
1,031,572
Members
6,116
Latest member
skyconnelley
Top