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43 minutes ago, BukyOHare said:

Could there be any ramifications against the club if we haven't got this right? 

I think the ball will be in Thistle's court come end of June. If they honour his contract they would have to pay Docherty in full as they couldn't furlough him. 

In any case come the end of June extending becomes difficult for anyone because of the windows as they stand as Skyline mentioned. You would hope some form of common sense takes hold but I wouldn't count on it.

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11 minutes ago, WATTOO said:

It's ok, different interpretations of regulations are fine, as the Tory cabinet and Dominic Cummings will testify.

Politics forum for this pish.

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I think doing a hybrid of reduced capacity in grounds / social distancing mixed with paid live streaming would be an option. it gives clubs an income, albeit reduced gates, while also letting those who dont feel comfortable going to the grounds the option of purchasing the live stream to still watch the game, and would also tap into the overseas / not local support who may want to purchase the odd game to watch.

You could have say 1,000 to 2000 fans in the ground with another say 500 purchasing the live stream would probably be a decent revenue for us, although obviously down on this year, but you would be hoping this would be for 2 to 4 months max at the start of the season, and should be enough to see us tick over.

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6 minutes ago, honestly united said:

I think doing a hybrid of reduced capacity in grounds / social distancing mixed with paid live streaming would be an option. it gives clubs an income, albeit reduced gates, while also letting those who dont feel comfortable going to the grounds the option of purchasing the live stream to still watch the game, and would also tap into the overseas / not local support who may want to purchase the odd game to watch.

You could have say 1,000 to 2000 fans in the ground with another say 500 purchasing the live stream would probably be a decent revenue for us, although obviously down on this year, but you would be hoping this would be for 2 to 4 months max at the start of the season, and should be enough to see us tick over.

That’s a decent idea but how it is decided who gets to go to the game? I’d imagine there would be a rush of people wanting to go. Are season ticket holders from this season given first dibs? In theory that sounds like a fair idea however there will be people who go to every game and just pay at the gate. 

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45 minutes ago, ayrunitedfw said:

That’s a decent idea but how it is decided who gets to go to the game? I’d imagine there would be a rush of people wanting to go. Are season ticket holders from this season given first dibs? In theory that sounds like a fair idea however there will be people who go to every game and just pay at the gate. 

It's all ticket so the match sells out after X have sold. No sales on the day. 

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2 hours ago, itzdrk said:

It's all ticket so the match sells out after X have sold. No sales on the day. 

I think it would need be season ticket only if that was the case , then they are guaranteed the money , if pay at the gate and you hit a bad spell no guarantee of income ! 

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3 hours ago, honestly united said:

I think doing a hybrid of reduced capacity in grounds / social distancing mixed with paid live streaming would be an option. it gives clubs an income, albeit reduced gates, while also letting those who dont feel comfortable going to the grounds the option of purchasing the live stream to still watch the game, and would also tap into the overseas / not local support who may want to purchase the odd game to watch.

You could have say 1,000 to 2000 fans in the ground with another say 500 purchasing the live stream would probably be a decent revenue for us, although obviously down on this year, but you would be hoping this would be for 2 to 4 months max at the start of the season, and should be enough to see us tick over.

I still think it's total madness for people to be associating the lockdown rules which are valid today to the lockdown rules which will be valid come August.

The landscape will have changed completely by then and any look at international News will show that things are now moving at pace as regards loosening of restrictions and easing of lockdowns. The 2 metre social distancing rule has already been reduced to 1.5 and even 1 metre in most countries in Europe.

If we think back to what's changed from the three month time frame from February to today, we should understand that in the three months from now until August that things can and undoubtedly will change dramatically, that's why I firmly believe that we can and will be able to resume safely and legally with crowds of at least 2,000 in attendance.

Spain have also confirmed that they are "open for business" for foreign holiday makers as of July and in fact the likes of the Tarragona region (which includes Salou, Cambrils, La Pineda) has entered "phase 2" as of today. This means that the Cinemas, Theatres are reopening at an initial 33% capacity and indoor Restaurants have also been given the go ahead to reopen.

As I say, things are now moving very quickly and I have every hope that we'll be back in grounds come August.

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3 hours ago, ayrunitedfw said:

That’s a decent idea but how it is decided who gets to go to the game? I’d imagine there would be a rush of people wanting to go. Are season ticket holders from this season given first dibs? In theory that sounds like a fair idea however there will be people who go to every game and just pay at the gate. 

Even when things calm down a bit I can see a lot of people not wanting to venture out as much and attend matches. Some of the older fans may have health conditions whilst others may be fearful of catching it. Tv might actually suit some people better 

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28 minutes ago, Robbo63 said:

I think it would need be season ticket only if that was the case , then they are guaranteed the money , if pay at the gate and you hit a bad spell no guarantee of income ! 

Aye but you can do both if season tickets don't reach X. 

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20 minutes ago, WATTOO said:

I still think it's total madness for people to be associating the lockdown rules which are valid today to the lockdown rules which will be valid come August.

The landscape will have changed completely by then and any look at international News will show that things are now moving at pace as regards loosening of restrictions and easing of lockdowns. The 2 metre social distancing rule has already been reduced to 1.5 and even 1 metre in most countries in Europe.

If we think back to what's changed from the three month time frame from February to today, we should understand that in the three months from now until August that things can and undoubtedly will change dramatically, that's why I firmly believe that we can and will be able to resume safely and legally with crowds of at least 2,000 in attendance.

Spain have also confirmed that they are "open for business" for foreign holiday makers as of July and in fact the likes of the Tarragona region (which includes Salou, Cambrils, La Pineda) has entered "phase 2" as of today. This means that the Cinemas, Theatres are reopening at an initial 33% capacity and indoor Restaurants have also been given the go ahead to reopen.

As I say, things are now moving very quickly and I have every hope that we'll be back in grounds come August.

Absolutely this.  There are folk queuing up left, right and centre to say that everything is over, that we all need to hide indoors until there is some sort of miracle vaccine and anything other than this is tantamount to murder (hyperbole, I admit,  but my point is about the hysteria that still surrounds the virus).  

 I think part of the problem is clubs are preparing for worst-case scenario (and that's how good businesses should operate) .  The press (and some fans) report these plans as gospel , when (as your correctly say) in reality this is all still 3 months away.  Consider the change in the last 10 weeks, added to that that it's been said often that being outside carries a greatly reduced risk of transmitting the virus, and measures such as spacing out on the terraces and face-masks and there's the potential for crowds watching football come late summer/early autumn.  

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St Johnstone and Ross County have freed a bunch of players that will be of great interest to teams in our league . For example Declan McManus , anybody think we can a) afford him and b) would he be a fit for us .?

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St Johnstone and Ross County have freed a bunch of players that will be of great interest to teams in our league . For example Declan McManus , anybody think we can a) afford him and b) would he be a fit for us .?
I don't think we'll be signing anyone this summer but like everyone else idk what's going to happen.

Cameron gave the impression on the radio the other that all the guys from this seasons squad will be getting kept on for next season.

Only signings I could see us making this summer is loans if they're permitted.

Doohan?
Kelly?
Ndaba?

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1 hour ago, rb123! said:

Only signings I could see us making this summer is loans if they're permitted.

Doohan?
Kelly?
Ndaba?

 Drinan .?

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49 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

Don’t rate McManus tbh.

He got 19 goals in 26 games with Falkirk . Not too shabby . Expect Falkirk fill have first dibs on him however . 

 

 What about the ex Pars captain Paton to fill the Doc/Kerr void in our midfield ?

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The virus is in decline because of social distancing, once this is gradually lifted, cases will rise gradually. You can't go from no one allowed in a group outwith your household to 200 or 500 or 50000 people in the one place within a few weeks or months.

I would expect that at the most, you would be allowed events for up to 100 people by August with social distancing measures in place. 

For football to be back, how do you get in to the ground without going through a narrow turnstyle without touching it or maintaining social distance from the operator? how do stewards search you to make sure you aren't smuggling in 8 cans in your bag? how do you get from the Tryfield place turnstyles to the side terrace without walking in close proximity to someone else? 

You are asking for people in part time jobs to put themselves at risk for the sake of 2 hours work, current plans show that hairdressers won't be open until July at the earliest and only with PPE and deep cleaning between customers yet people think that they will be in a football ground shortly after. 

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1 hour ago, D'Jaffo said:

Don’t rate McManus tbh.

McManus is the championships Greg Spence, will score goals for any club in the league but will in no way perform above that level. 

Although I think League one is now beyond Spence. 

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1 hour ago, rb123! said:

I don't think we'll be signing anyone this summer but like everyone else idk what's going to happen.

Cameron gave the impression on the radio the other that all the guys from this seasons squad will be getting kept on for next season.

Only signings I could see us making this summer is loans if they're permitted.

Doohan?
Kelly?
Ndaba?

Not sure what he said to give you that impression. I’ve went back and listened to it he said they are trying to extend everyone contract not just the players were planing on keeping. 
 

My interpretation of that that all our players contracts will be extended till end of June and after that players were wanting to release will probably be let go. It’s just effectively giving them an extra months wages and not throwing them on the scrap heap. 

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16 minutes ago, diegomarahenry said:

The virus is in decline because of social distancing, once this is gradually lifted, cases will rise gradually. You can't go from no one allowed in a group outwith your household to 200 or 500 or 50000 people in the one place within a few weeks or months.

I would expect that at the most, you would be allowed events for up to 100 people by August with social distancing measures in place. 

For football to be back, how do you get in to the ground without going through a narrow turnstyle without touching it or maintaining social distance from the operator? how do stewards search you to make sure you aren't smuggling in 8 cans in your bag? how do you get from the Tryfield place turnstyles to the side terrace without walking in close proximity to someone else? 

You are asking for people in part time jobs to put themselves at risk for the sake of 2 hours work, current plans show that hairdressers won't be open until July at the earliest and only with PPE and deep cleaning between customers yet people think that they will be in a football ground shortly after. 

The “worry” of touching a turnstile can be erased by carrying a hand sanitiser with you. It’s  no different to going to the small local shop and touching a basket that the staff haven’t wiped in between uses. Folk still go to shops and touch items and then put them back on the shelf.  You also walk in close proximity to people in shops or when joggers run past when out a walk (in my case). 

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