Pogleswoody wrote:WoodsyGreen wrote:Pogleswoody wrote:Balham_Green wrote:IJN wrote: Listening to the ‘scientists’ on this mornings brief, one of them stressed how much the virus is expelled when shouting or singing. It made me think (again) we won’t see inside Home Park this year.
We need the Mayflower side back. No shouting or singing there.
I am now even more full of admiration for that Palladium show.
Nobody on stage sang out loud?
None of the crowd sang along?
None of the crowd shouted or cheered?
Remarkable control in that London!
There was singing on stage from socially distanced performers, but the crucial point is that there was no singing or shouting in the audience (apparently). No-one shouted "Bleddy rubbish Argyle!" at the top of their lungs anyway.
It's the 'crowd participation' element that makes football different to theatres and cinemas. How you'd ban football fans from shouting and cheering is beyond me (especially those who'll have a few drinks beforehand), so I do have some sympathy with the decision makers on this one IF they're listening to the science rather than making it a class thing.
I wasn't there, I presume you weren't? I'm just going by the photo on the top of page 7. Doesn't look 'socially distanced' and 'shout free' to me. Certainly feel that Home Park could be safer (or as safe as) that with the right numbers in and measures in place. And I could walk from my car rather than travelling in a sealed underground canister full of strangers.
You are fortunate if you can walk from your car but there are many who rely on public transport to get to HP. A number of supporters who live outside the Plymouth area have to rely on trains and coaches and have no choice but to travel with strangers.