Fans Returning To Stadiums

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by King Dev, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Lincshornet

    Lincshornet Academy Graduate

    Before the latest lockdown I've been to a few of my local team games in Holbeach Lincolnshire to get my footy fix as they're well below the National League. There's around a hundred or so people there, plenty of space and it's great to see football again. £7 to get in, £1 for a coffee at half time and £3 for a pint afterwards. Happy days!
     
  2. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Fingers crossed we will see some return in a very socially distanced way, low numbers, spaced out, with everyone remaining seated and perhaps staggered arrival and leaving times, maybe even rapid onsite testing I late spring.
    You could even hope if we get decent vaccine role out for a late summer return or planned return to near normal for the new season
     
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  4. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

  5. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I'm pretty sure Watford is in Tier 1 so 4000 fans would be allowed.
     
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Might mean the football gets better?!
     
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    They're announcing the new tiers on Thursday. There's no guarantee the old tiers will map directly across to the new ones, especially as nearly a month will have passed.
     
  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Seems unfair to me under these new rules we have a massive restriction on our capacity and Luton get a sell out every week.
     
  9. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I absolutely cannot wait to get back to the Vic.
     
  10. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    In a stadium of average Championship size 4000 might as well be empty as far as atmosphere goes, because people will be forced to distance as much as possible. It really won't be any better than what we currently have.

    Good for club incomes, though.
     
  11. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Just when you thought this year couldn't get any worse....
     
  12. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    You are still assumming the government know what they are doing, interesting.
     
  13. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I’m not too clued up on the gates for lower league teams, but could actually lead to an increase for some, with people bored and wanting to get some live sport?
     
  14. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I'd probably go to some non league games rather than ours until the stadium is fully opened.
     
  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Luton will gain more than most.

    4k is half their ground!
     
  16. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Could actually help Bournemouth if they end up in tier 1, basically half their stadium.
     
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  17. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Wycombe could gain more than most, basically half their stadium
     
  18. mindthegap

    mindthegap Academy Graduate

    Apparently there is a fair chance we will only be allowed 2000.
    Whatever the number it should be for locals only.Anyone more than 20 miles away tough luck.
    Although I want back in I am not interested in attending during the pandemic.
    I'm sure there will be some pissed off supporters whoever the club allows in but perhaps we can all apply some common sense and be reasonable on this issue.
    I look forward to 2021/22 back in the PL where Ivic manages to beat the record of consecutive 1-0 victories:D with Gerry and Sarr managing to get their conversion rates into double figures.
    Sometimes it's good to dream.
     
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  19. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Although I’m all for getting fans back in, it does seem like odd timing to allow it now and not back in August when infection rates were much lower.
    I also agree that, if you (rightly) can’t allow away fans, then you can’t have long-distance ‘home’ fans either.
     
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    4000 fans booing every crap pass and spineless shot? The players will have to play like titans to get clapped off at FT and be able to hear it.
     
  21. Lincshornet

    Lincshornet Academy Graduate

    As I said in an earlier post I've been going to my local team up here in Lincs who play in the United Counties League, they're seeing larger attendances at all games and even the reserves are getting a decent crowd.
     
  22. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    What a load of nonsense, I live in Leighton Buzzard. I get a train to the Junction. We are allowed to travel. we are allowed to go to the pub, why should I not be allowed to go to the football?
     
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  23. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    If we are talking 20 miles as the crow flies, then I would just about be alright.
    Would be grossly unfair on other fans who have taken up residence further out of the area though.
     
  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    How do you propose that that be policed?
     
  25. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    I live in an area likely to be Tier 2, possibly 3 when things are confirmed later this week. I’m assuming this would rule me out of joining the ballot, at least until our status was downgraded?
     
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Can they check location?

    Will it be a set number of people per family ?

    Anyway depends what tier Watford are in atm.
     
  27. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not being unhelpful here but no one knows really.
     
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  28. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Of course. Was more a case of me thinking out loud, maybe not wise on a public forum!
     
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  29. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I suppose if all tickets have to be bought in advance that location can be checked, yes. I tend to agree with Leighton Buzzard though: if a supporter is travelling from an area in a lower, or the same, tier why should they be restricted?
     
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  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes that is a fair point.

    Many might not live in Watford itself ofcourse.
     
  31. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    I'm absolutely desperate to get back due to my stupidity earlier in the year. Some of you may remember our last home game in front of fans, a 3-0 win against Liverpool. I didn't go as I was sure we would lose, it was on TV, there would be more matches and I thought I had better things to do with my day. This was cataclysmically stupid on a level rarely seen in any walk of life.

    What I'd give now to see any Watford game with any number of fans under any circumstances.

    Can't really speculate how many fans will be allowed, case rates in Watford are far higher now than pre lockdown, but seem to have levelled off. I also think being near London means hospital capacity may be less of an issue than other areas, so here's hoping.
     
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  32. bromfir

    bromfir Academy Graduate

    Watford is on a rollercoaster very close to moving to tier 2
     
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I gave my tickets away. Was fed up with watching us lose matches and I've never been interested in seeing 'star' players on the opposition have a field day.

    I was watching round a friend's house and even missed two of the goals.
     
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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  35. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    No booze, no shouting, wear a mask.... no thanks
     
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