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Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the Corona Virus thread, but I don't understand the new rules on fans attending sporting events. It seems as though they've picked an arbitrary number rather than base it on anything. Tier 1 - 4000 fans allowed to attend (or 50% capacity, whichever is lower). If Colchester and Manchester are both in Tier 1, Colchester would be allowed 4000 fans in their 10000 capacity stadium. Man Utd would be allowed 4000 in their 75000 (?) capacity stadium. Surely they would have been better in choosing a percentage of capacity rather than a set number. 4000 fans at Old Trafford are going to be far easier to distance than 4000 fans at Colchester.
You couldn’t have a set percentage, if so, what number were you thinking off?

Based on Colchesters 4K, which is 40%, you couldn’t then have 40% at OT, you couldn’t control access & travel & halftime drinks/toilets etc.

There’s no ideal factor IMO, so they’ve aired on the side of caution and will monitor how it pans out.
 

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Every team has the same size squads and I don’t see how bringing in 5 subs favours any team - the “bigger” clubs will be playing in Europe so their players will play more so that balances out the other teams who maybe don’t have the same level through the squad but then their better players will play less games
Come on Phil, the bigger teams tend to have better subs and with better fitness from players these days it will be an advantage over teams who havent had a game in the midweek.

Maybe 4 subs for this season is the way forward. :D

One suggestion was the teams in Europe could have the 5 subs, but only when they play each other. Not the worst idea in the world.
 

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You can’t have it both ways! You can’t recruit from all corners of the globe and expect International Football to be binned because some teams in the PL are busy.

Different parts of the World have their season at different times! FIFA will see the World Cup and the qualifying for it as more important.

The international break/fixtures is a totally different discussion to BT & Sky not helping English Clubs in Europe.
Paul, I think most people have said that it should definitely be this season, as a special situation.
 

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Paul, I think most people have said that it should definitely be this season, as a special situation.
It can’t be though Pete, work out the knock on effect for something like the next World Cup as FIFA haven’t moved it.

Edit: Next Season/Year we already have to contend with the delayed Olympics and African Nations Cup, add in 12 months of delay for Euros, World Cup etc and then think how many “International Breaks” would be needed.

The next one this season isn’t until March so in the bigger picture it really hasn’t been that bad.
 
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Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the Corona Virus thread, but I don't understand the new rules on fans attending sporting events. It seems as though they've picked an arbitrary number rather than base it on anything. Tier 1 - 4000 fans allowed to attend (or 50% capacity, whichever is lower). If Colchester and Manchester are both in Tier 1, Colchester would be allowed 4000 fans in their 10000 capacity stadium. Man Utd would be allowed 4000 in their 75000 (?) capacity stadium. Surely they would have been better in choosing a percentage of capacity rather than a set number. 4000 fans at Old Trafford are going to be far easier to distance than 4000 fans at Colchester.
That's a really good point. But the risks extend beyond the number of seats in the stand. It's the number of turnstiles, toilets, burger stands, bars, access by public transport etc. Really tough to set a limit.
 

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It can’t be though Pete, work out the knock on effect for something like the next World Cup as FIFA haven’t moved it.

Edit: Next Season/Year we already have to contend with the delayed Olympics and African Nations Cup, add in 12 months of delay for Euros, World Cup etc and then think how many “International Breaks” would be needed.

The next one this season isn’t until March so in the bigger picture it really hasn’t been that bad.
The friendlies should have been cancelled, not the qualifiers.
 

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How good is Bruno? The finish for the first one, poaching for the second and unselfishly giving up a hatrick. Been at Utd under 10 months and already has nearly 20 goals from a genuine midfield position. Workrate, passion and a leader. Can't see Utd hanging onto him unless theres big changes in the next 6 months.

This group is set up nicely. If PSG win at Utd next week it'll go down to a shoot out between RB and Utd in Germany. Wonder if the result in Turkey could come back to haunt Utd :unsure::sneaky:
 

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How good is Bruno? The finish for the first one, poaching for the second and unselfishly giving up a hatrick. Been at Utd under 10 months and already has nearly 20 goals from a genuine midfield position. Workrate, passion and a leader. Can't see Utd hanging onto him unless theres big changes in the next 6 months.

This group is set up nicely. If PSG win at Utd next week it'll go down to a shoot out between RB and Utd in Germany. Wonder if the result in Turkey could come back to haunt Utd :unsure::sneaky:
The only issue I have is that he's not the captain!
 

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How good is Bruno? The finish for the first one, poaching for the second and unselfishly giving up a hatrick. Been at Utd under 10 months and already has nearly 20 goals from a genuine midfield position. Workrate, passion and a leader. Can't see Utd hanging onto him unless theres big changes in the next 6 months.

This group is set up nicely. If PSG win at Utd next week it'll go down to a shoot out between RB and Utd in Germany. Wonder if the result in Turkey could come back to haunt Utd :unsure::sneaky:
I think he's a great footballer, when he turns up.😉

How many of those 20 goals have been pens though?
 
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