Metal_Green_Mickey wrote: I’m curious now how this is going to go.
As it stands, infection rates are rising. More localised lockdowns are happening.
We talked about football coming back in October but if they can’t control the current situation lm not sure how they can justify thousands of people being gathered at football grounds.
I know further down the pyramid the doors have opened and crowds are have been let back in but that was before this serious surge in infection rates and so I do wonder how long people will be allowed into the grounds.
So far the hospital numbers are low. However, in the coming weeks because of this increased infection rate, and if it continues to rise as alarming quickly as it currently is, l do wonder if the concern for the NHS won’t see another national lockdown. Which will then impact football.
On top of this scenario, your already seeing players like Greenwood and Foden breaking the “bubble” rules for their environment. In the lower leagues, players are under less scrutiny and l can’t believe for one minute players in the EFL won’t make similar mistakes. I do fear matches being postponed come October which will make the whole season disjointed.
The message about social interaction hasn’t really been taken onboard. Now as feared, we starting to see the consequences. It was always going to happen with a society where their is a large minority attitude of “I will do as l please”.
Unfortunately, the impact of all this is unless things change l can’t see us getting back into HP until 2021.
If this does happen, but I sincerely hope not, there could be a surge in "half-season" season ticket applications in February. Particularly if the team is performing really well.