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1 hour ago, foreverarover said:
9 hours ago, CallumPar said:

Are you seriously that thick? The away team are using the east stand for changing facilities. That’s why the stand isn’t open for fans to use. They can (and do) change out of their kit for the drive home. Therefore, your ridiculous comparison with swimmers driving home in swim suits is total drivel. The only people suggesting that the players shouldn’t have the facilities to change are those saying that the east stand should be given to the away fans anyway.

Not being able to shower is completely different to not being able to change clothes. How can you not understand that? I’d imagine lack of fully vaccinated players is probably one of the main reasons that a lot of restrictions still exist within football clubs. One player catching covid, then showering, could result in 10 players being forced to isolate. It would then be very hard for the club to argue that they had taken all reasonable precautions to avoid that scenario, given the SFA/SPFL would point out that players didn’t shower after games for the last year.

Also, swimming isn’t a ‘professional sport’ at all, they’re all amateurs as nobody is employed as a swimmer for any swimming club - even at Olympic level. Elite swimmers are funded by grants/sponsorship deals, not salaries. So that is a terrible comparison to use when talking about ‘other professional sports’.

For what it’s worth, I’d much rather Rovers could bring 2000 fans (or however many tickets you could sell). But we have to accept that we are still far from whatever ‘normal’ will look like and clubs have to be taking all necessary steps to follow guidelines and avoid covid outbreaks within the squad.

I'm bewildered that they have to close of a full stand just for a club to change.

Can't agree more. Seems ridiculous, they have a gym in the corner can away teams not use this area.

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25 minutes ago, Zen Archer (Raconteur) said:

IIRC you cannot directly access the pitch from within the main stand.

I thought you could there's a side door on the away end of the main stand, I thought that linked to the area under Legends.

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32 minutes ago, raith1974 said:

Why not. Where are away teams changing just now in cold, damp concourses??. Why can't away teams use Legends??

Because we use both of those places. 

4 minutes ago, raith1974 said:

I thought you could there's a side door on the away end of the main stand, I thought that linked to the area under Legends.

It also traipeses past a hundred people including the club shop etc, how are you going to implement that pre Match? May come as a shock, but the people in charge of Dunfermline know more about EEP than you. 

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7 minutes ago, Grant228 said:

Because we use both of those places. 

It also traipeses past a hundred people including the club shop etc, how are you going to implement that pre Match? May come as a shock, but the people in charge of Dunfermline know more about EEP than you. 

The way your club are playing ill be surprised if anyone passes a hundred people. I'm merely trying to see if there are answers.  We don't have any hospitality at the moment as I'm assuming away teams are using this area. So where do away teams change and do team talks at EEP?

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So where do away teams change and do team talks at EEP?


In the concourse of the East Stand. Has that not been made clear by now? That’s why the stand is not being used for supporters.

Our main stand is not designed for access to the pitch anymore. Hospitality boxes have been put in where the old changing rooms used to access the pitch. We do have the hospitality suite, but you have to walk through corridors past the control room, club shop, boardroom and main reception area to get there. In the other direction (towards away end) you have to walk past the toilets used by fans in the stand, so that wouldn’t be an option. That means it’s not an option.

As others have said, if there was another option, I’m sure the club would use that, rather than losing revenue. This clearly isn’t the case.
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15 hours ago, raith1974 said:

Can't agree more. Seems ridiculous, they have a gym in the corner can away teams not use this area.

I know it does seem utterly ridiculous.

It's almost as if there is some other explanation that the club are aware of and you aren't

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Can't agree more. Seems ridiculous, they have a gym in the corner can away teams not use this area.

Missed this one. The gym has no access to the stadium. It has its own car park and players would have to walk out onto Halbeath Road to get onto the pitch from there. Maybe you should stop commenting on things/criticising clubs for things you clearly know very little about?

One thing that is very clear with our board, is that they will never turn down an opportunity to make more money. Trust me, if there was another option and they could have more away fans, they would do that. There is a lot that they have got wrong, but I genuinely believe that they would not increase costs/reduce revenue unless it is absolutely essential. They would have explored all possible options before deciding to close the East Stand to fans.
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2 hours ago, Raith Against The Machine said:

As loathe as I am to wade into this interminably boring argument, if there were an easy solution that would allow Dunfermline to sell many more tickets and make many more pounds, do you not think they'd have implemented it months ago? 

You’re assuming those running Dunfermline have both foresight and a level competence.

There are people employed by football clubs in Scotland I wouldn’t trust to successfully run a school raffle.

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1 hour ago, RR #1 said:

Why can they not give the away end of the main stand to Rovers fans? 

I'd imagine that'll be a police decision. 

6 minutes ago, Enigma said:

You’re assuming those running Dunfermline have foresight and are competent.

There are people employed by football clubs in Scotland I wouldn’t trust to successfully run a school raffle.

 

The current board of Dunfermline are extremely competent when it comes to the running of the club, especially with regards to the financial side. Appointing managers? Less so. 

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28 minutes ago, Grant228 said:

I'd imagine that'll be a police decision. 

The current board of Dunfermline are extremely competent when it comes to the running of the club, especially with regards to the financial side. Appointing managers? Less so. 

Grant228 just wondering if you are attending the game. 

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