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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby worruz » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:15 pm

deadly wrote:Clubs have been told rough dates for National League North/South playoffs:

Eliminators: Sat/Sun 18/19 July

Semi finals: Sat/Sun 25/26 July

Finals: Sat/Sun 1/2 Aug

The National League is awaiting confirmation from BT Sport about whether games will be televised.

...And the Premier League are putting up some dosh to help the National League play-offs to take place apparently.

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.c ... de-season/

And all the bandwagon jumpers are coming out the woodwork to bask in the reflected glory in the publicity maelstrom of the Wealdstone Championship party as well... :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.c ... ealdstone/


I've been up close to Johnson a couple of times. Once about 7-8 years ago at Acton Town tube station when he got off a train when I was waiting. Another time at the Olympic stadium in 2013 at the anniversary games. I walked past him when he was doing an interview.

He's a big lad. I reckon it would take a fair old thump to knock him down to be honest.
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Re: NEXT SEASON

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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby worruz » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:07 pm

' What I don't get is why is it ok for them to say that word in their rap songs but when I said that word out loud in the queue at the post office they kicked me out the shop?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdUoZJvdipA
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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby deadly » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:35 pm

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport ... 7CYkAMMyUs

So, possibly the season will start with crowds limited to just 1/3 of the ground capacity, but no away fans allowed.

Hmmm, I wonder if our ongoing maintenance/improvement works will boost our capacity?

It will be a blow to our great travelling support if they are not allowed to visit all these nice new grounds.

Hopefully as things ease, the capacity limits will be raised.

Our highest attendance at the Vale so far was just under 2,500 against Colchester in the FA Cup, so if that is around our capacity, one third = 833.
Our average last season was just over 1,000.

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/nati ... ttendances

I imagine that the Vale's capacity is not too much higher, and so if you want to watch the Stones start out on this historic campaign, a season ticket is an absolute must.
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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby worruz » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:13 pm

deadly wrote:https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/number-chesterfield-fans-who-could-be-allowed-technique-stadium-next-season-2911828?fbclid=IwAR30vIYR10u_cl-1h1Ud6NSYTii4ioHnN2cDYkp6RnmZomBm17CYkAMMyUs

So, possibly the season will start with crowds limited to just 1/3 of the ground capacity, but no away fans allowed.

Hmmm, I wonder if our ongoing maintenance/improvement works will boost our capacity?

It will be a blow to our great travelling support if they are not allowed to visit all these nice new grounds.

Hopefully as things ease, the capacity limits will be raised.

Our highest attendance at the Vale so far was just under 2,500 against Colchester in the FA Cup, so if that is around our capacity, one third = 833.
Our average last season was just over 1,000.

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/nati ... ttendances

I imagine that the Vale's capacity is not too much higher, and so if you want to watch the Stones start out on this historic campaign, a season ticket is an absolute must.

Firstly I still find it hard to believe there were more for Colchester than there were for Brackley, but thats by the by. Our capacity is quite a bit higher than 2500.

With regards to games being restricted to home fans only, how will that work at some grounds if tickets are freely available online. That's supposing tickets will be freely available online.

Just suppose Notts County dont get promoted. If we get them early season and there are tickets sold online there's no way I'm not buying one. How will they know that I'm a County fan.

They'd have to have some membership scheme but even then away fans could just join it. As long as you dont have to pay an exortionate figure to join it people will just pretend they're Notts County fans and stand in the home end. I know I would.

They're better off allowing away fans but just restricting it to a certain number depending on the ground and away end capacity obviously
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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby 61663 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:40 pm

worruz wrote:
deadly wrote:https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/number-chesterfield-fans-who-could-be-allowed-technique-stadium-next-season-2911828?fbclid=IwAR30vIYR10u_cl-1h1Ud6NSYTii4ioHnN2cDYkp6RnmZomBm17CYkAMMyUs

So, possibly the season will start with crowds limited to just 1/3 of the ground capacity, but no away fans allowed.

Hmmm, I wonder if our ongoing maintenance/improvement works will boost our capacity?

It will be a blow to our great travelling support if they are not allowed to visit all these nice new grounds.

Hopefully as things ease, the capacity limits will be raised.

Our highest attendance at the Vale so far was just under 2,500 against Colchester in the FA Cup, so if that is around our capacity, one third = 833.
Our average last season was just over 1,000.

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/nati ... ttendances

I imagine that the Vale's capacity is not too much higher, and so if you want to watch the Stones start out on this historic campaign, a season ticket is an absolute must.

Firstly I still find it hard to believe there were more for Colchester than there were for Brackley, but thats by the by. Our capacity is quite a bit higher than 2500.

With regards to games being restricted to home fans only, how will that work at some grounds if tickets are freely available online. That's supposing tickets will be freely available online.

Just suppose Notts County dont get promoted. If we get them early season and there are tickets sold online there's no way I'm not buying one. How will they know that I'm a County fan.

They'd have to have some membership scheme but even then away fans could just join it. As long as you dont have to pay an exortionate figure to join it people will just pretend they're Notts County fans and stand in the home end. I know I would.

They're better off allowing away fans but just restricting it to a certain number depending on the ground and away end capacity obviously


How will they know ..... Only if they’re really bothered to apply the ban ..... it would be fairly easy..... first by looking at your previous booking history and then more obviously your home post code..... Fulham have in the past excluded away supporters of a number of clubs from buying tickets in their so called ‘neutral’ section by the simple expedient of specifying if you reside in excluded post codes you will not have your ticket application processed.

I doubt most clubs will go that far but you face the risk of being identified as an none neutral / faux home fan, if you fail to ensure you maintain a vow of silence for the duration of the visit and get ejected. Unsure if this creates any further risk of breach of long standing football legislation and potential banning order.
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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby worruz » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:52 pm

Well if they're going by postcode in this day and age that's not a great way of doing it. This isn't the 19th century where people live and die in the village they were born in. Anyway I have friends in Nottingham so I'd be fine for that game :D

As for a history of buying tickets that's a bit harsh. Sort of discourages new fans
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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby timfparks » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:52 pm

The capacity at the Vale was 3,200 before the recent works, and I believe it's now been increased to 3,400. So a third would be around 1,150 which is what our average would have been last season if we'd had decent crowds for the last few games. A ban on away fans would be miserable though
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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby deadly » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:33 am

timfparks wrote:The capacity at the Vale was 3,200 before the recent works, and I believe it's now been increased to 3,400. So a third would be around 1,150 which is what our average would have been last season if we'd had decent crowds for the last few games. A ban on away fans would be miserable though


That is good news.
And I suspect that many of the clubs that we are due to play this coming season will be desperate for match day income and will welcome away fans regardless, and may use the same method of counting that is used for FA Cup games. :roll: :roll:

Hopefully by the time that the season actually starts, the limits will be raised, especially if it is compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask or visor at sports events.
Incidentally I have found it much more comfortable to wear a visor, and predict sales of them will vastly increase, so perhaps a Wealdstone-branded version would be a good profit-maker for the club.
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I also predict that just as we have seen cardboard cut-outs of infamous people at tv matches shown on various media, such as Osama Bin Laden, Harold Shipman & Jimmy Saville at Leeds United and other grounds, so we will see some of these at football grounds: :o :o :o (& remember that Gloucester City flag from a couple of seasons ago when we played them at Evesham's ground?)

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Re: NEXT SEASON

Postby The Guvnor » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:22 am

The minimum capacity required for the National League is 4000, which if you don't have at the point of joining must be in place by the following March.


From what I've seen and heard we will have a 4000 capacity by the start of the season.

A lot of good stuff going on at The Vale, just not sure why the club are being so coy about it.
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