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We'll be 17th by May.

Season Ticket holders have priority.... allegedly. 👀

With Covid and everything that’s happened, celebrating the club’s 125 year Anniversary with a £125 season ticket would definitely have been the way to kick start the beginning of what could have been

1 hour ago, hollandspies said:

Behind closed doors for the first 3 weeks, then doors open again for supporters on 1st October 2020.

 

That would mean 4 games, if it included one Tuesday night match. Will the clubs get any funding for these games from the EFL, or just rely on enough supporters paying to view on iFollow?

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1 hour ago, Lee Sinnott said:

It's great news. Haven't missed it one bit, but it's a sign that things are returning back to "normal" and that can only be a good thing...

 

With Covid and everything that’s happened, celebrating the club’s 125 year Anniversary with a £125 season ticket would definitely have been the way to kick start the beginning of what could have been a memorable season.

 

By the time we are back to some sort of normality fans will have been starved of football for almost seven months. 

With a little bit more thought and forward planning from AL & Co they could have made huge steps in getting the club’s fans back on side.

 

Its a massive opportunity missed IMO but hardly surprising from a board who collectively haven’t demonstrated that they have any sort of idea of how to run a professional football club!!!

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1 hour ago, oafc1955 said:

 

With Covid and everything that’s happened, celebrating the club’s 125 year Anniversary with a £125 season ticket would definitely have been the way to kick start the beginning of what could have been a memorable season.

 

By the time we are back to some sort of normality fans will have been starved of football for almost seven months. 

With a little bit more thought and forward planning from AL & Co they could have made huge steps in getting the club’s fans back on side.

 

Its a massive opportunity missed IMO but hardly surprising from a board who collectively haven’t demonstrated that they have any sort of idea of how to run a professional football club!!!

AL and Co wouldn’t know thought and forward planning if it walked out on pitch and scored a hat trick

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Yeah should play the poxy tinpot cup first.

Hope the EFL fixtures make financial sense !!!!!

Can see the latics 1st 3 games behind closed doors being Bolton , Tranmere & Bradford..

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4 hours ago, oafc1955 said:

 

With Covid and everything that’s happened, celebrating the club’s 125 year Anniversary with a £125 season ticket would definitely have been the way to kick start the beginning of what could have been a memorable season.

 

By the time we are back to some sort of normality fans will have been starved of football for almost seven months. 

With a little bit more thought and forward planning from AL & Co they could have made huge steps in getting the club’s fans back on side.

 

Its a massive opportunity missed IMO but hardly surprising from a board who collectively haven’t demonstrated that they have any sort of idea of how to run a professional football club!!!

 

I think selling tickets at vastly reduced prices after the loss of income due to COVID would make the season memorable for all the wrong reasons; it would be the year the club went bust.  The reality is that the 125 anniversary will be about keeping the club solvent.  

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4 hours ago, the_mighty_bosh said:

Could the EFL have done the Mickey Mouse Leasing.com Trophy in September behind closed doors rather than league games?  Nobody watches those games anyway.

Really good idea, not least because it could have given L1/L2 teams some much needed match practice.

 

Sadly, bosh, you are endowed with common sense whereas the bozos who run the EFL....well...er....

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12 hours ago, losesome said:

Yeah should play the poxy tinpot cup first.

Hope the EFL fixtures make financial sense !!!!!

Can see the latics 1st 3 games behind closed doors being Bolton , Tranmere & Bradford..

 

You would hope that the software programme that creates the fixture list could be ‘tweaked’ to ensure that the initial games do not include any local, so called, derby games 🤔

 

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13 hours ago, Whitts said:

 

I think selling tickets at vastly reduced prices after the loss of income due to COVID would make the season memorable for all the wrong reasons; it would be the year the club went bust.  The reality is that the 125 anniversary will be about keeping the club solvent.  

Technically without AL’s money we are already insolvent. 

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13 hours ago, Whitts said:

 

I think selling tickets at vastly reduced prices after the loss of income due to COVID would make the season memorable for all the wrong reasons; it would be the year the club went bust.  The reality is that the 125 anniversary will be about keeping the club solvent.  

 

Yes far better to sell less than a thousand tickets at £300 a pop.

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2 hours ago, longtimeblue said:

Surely they're going ensure a minimal loss of revenue by playing long distance fixtures in the first few weeks.

 

That would be common sense. Something the EFL doesn't possess.

 

19 hours ago, Whitts said:

 

I think selling tickets at vastly reduced prices after the loss of income due to COVID would make the season memorable for all the wrong reasons; it would be the year the club went bust.  The reality is that the 125 anniversary will be about keeping the club solvent.  

Apparently ST money is just a bonus as far as AL is concerned, so £125 tickets would have been an option had they had the gumption to think of it..

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So there is a trial of cricket fans at the oval today.  Let’s hope these trials can work out systems which allow social distancing in stadia. Surely one way travel on concourses,  alternate rows etc just needs a way of dealing with long rows of seats when someone needs the toilet. 
 

Still a long time between now and 12 Sept. 

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6 hours ago, Pidge said:

So there is a trial of cricket fans at the oval today.  Let’s hope these trials can work out systems which allow social distancing in stadia. Surely one way travel on concourses,  alternate rows etc just needs a way of dealing with long rows of seats when someone needs the toilet. 
 

Still a long time between now and 12 Sept. 

Yes. It's possible the Oxford vaccine will be available in September (fingers and toes crossed).

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2 hours ago, al_bro said:

Yes. It's possible the Oxford vaccine will be available in September (fingers and toes crossed).

Thought vaccines wouldn't be widely available until next year at earliest ?

 

Hope your version is better than mine Al !!!

 

I'm afraid we're in for the long haul though.

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6 hours ago, al_bro said:

Yes. It's possible the Oxford vaccine will be available in September (fingers and toes crossed).

Absolutely no chance it will be available to the general public by then. It has to go through Phase 3 trials, still a way to go. Sometime next year, and later rather than earlier in 2021 looks realistic.

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As an update, the research firm Morningstar thinks three vaccines could be approved (approved, not available) by Q1 2021, IF phase 3 trials go well. They think the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine may be ready for emergency use authorisation only by Sept 2020, again subject to phase 3 results.

 

The FT reckons that the Oxford vaccine, if all goes well, may be available by the end of 2020 for use on the highest priority recipients, with supplies then expanding during next year. There are three hurdles: (1) it's not clear how long the tests will take to produce results, (2) AstraZeneca and its manufacturing partners must organise production on a massive scale, (3) the regulators have to decide if a vaccine works well enough to be approved - the US FDA has set a 50% efficacy threshold for Covid vaccines.

 

The progress on vaccines has been tremendous but there's still some way to go.

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30 minutes ago, Worcester Owl said:

. They think the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine may be ready for emergency use authorisation only by Sept 2020, again subject to phase 3 results.

 

Season Ticket holders have priority.... allegedly. 👀

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2 hours ago, TheBigDog said:

 

Season Ticket holders have priority.... allegedly. 👀

 

Well the majority are in the right age range to be at the front of the vaccine que.

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9 hours ago, Worcester Owl said:

As an update, the research firm Morningstar thinks three vaccines could be approved (approved, not available) by Q1 2021, IF phase 3 trials go well. They think the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine may be ready for emergency use authorisation only by Sept 2020, again subject to phase 3 results.

 

The FT reckons that the Oxford vaccine, if all goes well, may be available by the end of 2020 for use on the highest priority recipients, with supplies then expanding during next year. There are three hurdles: (1) it's not clear how long the tests will take to produce results, (2) AstraZeneca and its manufacturing partners must organise production on a massive scale, (3) the regulators have to decide if a vaccine works well enough to be approved - the US FDA has set a 50% efficacy threshold for Covid vaccines.

 

The progress on vaccines has been tremendous but there's still some way to go.

The vaccine has been in production for a while.

 The person in charge in Oxford has stated on TV that it could be ready by September if the trials work out. It is currently in stage 3 trials in the USA, Brazil and South Africa, because of the high number of cases in those countries. They know from stage 1 that the vaccine creates antibodies and enables T-cells (a form of white blood cell) to fight the virus. What they don't know until stage 3 s complete is:-

 

a) If the vaccine will cure people who have the virus.

b) How long people will have the antibodies.

c) If the antibodies are strong enough to fight off the virus.

d) If it has the same effect in people over 55.

 

https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-07-20-new-study-reveals-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-produces-strong-immune-response

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I have just remembered that the 1st SCMP is usually submitted by all EFL clubs the second weekend in July, in advance of starting the season in August.

 

With the COVID delayed start to the season, that must be due now early August time

 

Additionally, what evidence the club can fulfill our seasons fixtures at BP. Usually a lease, or land registary documents.

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