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“Terrible idea” “No. No. And no” So Many Fans React To Club’s Latest Initiative
By Harry Hotspur -

In the last few days I gave you my thoughts on a new initiative launched, designed to get fans back into stadiums. Together with a petition, the #LetFansIn movement got the backing of THFC, arguing that fans ought to start to be allowed back into football grounds. I made my thoughts clear. The suggestion at this time is as daft as daft can be.

Whatever people’s opinions on how the British government are handling the pandemic, the idea of encouraging any indiscriminate initiative is no help to anyone. While the Tottenham board may we want to start making a dent in the £3million match day revenue they’re losing at every hone game, most people simply aren’t interested. Here are some photos taken in London in the last 48hours. There simply isn’t the appetite with the public to return to normal.

Perhaps the penny will eventually drop at 10 Downing Street and steps will be taken to focus all the government’s resources on the vulnerable, and let herd immunity take care of the virus for those that are physically able to cope with it.

Liverpool Street 17.38pm Thursday
Victoria Underground, main concourse last night at 7.30pm
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Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
4 months ago

” I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I wanna have my kicks before this whole 💩house goes up in flames”…… Jim Morrison.

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
4 months ago

3 months in and the percentage of deaths from those who were recorded as having had Covid19 and had an outcome was 21% globally. Today it is 4%; there has been a significant change although why isn’t yet clear. If you include people who have not been recorded as having had it but who have had it, the percentage is likely to be nearer half the 4% according to the stats of the unrecorded mild and asymptomatic cases. I do wonder if this winter, or maybe next year will see Covid19 death rates occurring at a similar rate to other flus.

Sweden as I understand it didn’t lock down but left people to be responsible for themselves and they haven’t suffered greatly more than most countries. I am beginning to think that advising vulnerable people to take more care than most, and leaving the younger and less vulnerable people to keep the economy going and improving herd immunity might be the least disruptive option overall.

But it’s bedtime.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
4 months ago

South Korea are the main country who got it right. They have strict rules that everyone adheres to. They are all used to rules… Over here thousands of mugs have already proved they can’t or won’t follow simple rules.. Social distancing for example.. When we lock down people headed to the beach and parks in droves. And had street barbecues and illegal raves all over the country.. Too many idiots over here allowed to do what they want all their lives and think they still can. Selfish is an understatement if they pass the disease on and kill people.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
4 months ago

A point of contention is the fact that The Albert Hall is letting 3000 people in to their performances. This has fuelled the argument that football now should allow fans in because being outside is safer than being in an auditorium On that basis it seems a logical suggestion. However, no one should be in events, but when the Government state 7 girls cannot feed ducks together but 30 fellas can get together and shoot them the whole thing becomes a farce. Having a one rule for one and another for something else approach is not what we should be having. Adrian Durham would not be banging the drum if The RAH hadn’t been permitted to open its doors to the public.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

What if you’re outside, sneeze or cough into the wind… I reckon those droplets could fly with a good gust infecting many. 😳. Who knows?

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
4 months ago

You are right. Either ban everything or let the hospitality and entertainment industries do as they please. Can’t have mixed messages. Closing pubs at 10pm! Why, is the virus more sever at 11pm? Letting 120 attend a fox hunt! 3000 in the RAH! Letting non League have 1000 fans can’t be more dangerous, surely?

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

Pubs shut at 10pm because alcohol influences risk taking behaviour.. Makes sense that one. Alot of people fight and fcuk and want to continue partying after.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
4 months ago

Common-sense should prevail. Lets see where we are with this horrible pandemic next Spring and take it from there.
The government can’t win on this; lockdown and they get lambasted for over reacting, open up and they get lambasted for putting people’s lives at risk!
I think public safety must come first, we should wait until the winter is over and then review the situation re. fans in stadiums. Until then batten down the hatches or Kung-Flu will get you.

Wes Moore
Wes Moore
4 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

I agree. I’m no Tory but even I can feel a certain sympathy that this is now (aside from all the time-wasting at the beginning) a no-win situation. Having had the virus and still suffering the effects 6 months later I agree it’s too soon to be thinking about letting people in to stadiums and to be honest, even Harry’s comment about ‘caring for the vulnerable and letting herd immunity take care of the rest’ worries me too – we don’t know the future issues with people who have the virus even mildly, nor whether herd immunity will ever become a thing as we don’t if people can be reinfected. We could, by letting young people get it over with, be creating a generation of chronic fatigue and ME sufferers. Not to mention potential huge increases in heart and lung disease in the future.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
4 months ago
Reply to  Wes Moore

Listening to a scientist on the same subject, after the Spanish flu there was a huge rise in the US in the the number of cases of Parkinsons disease, scientists still not sure if it was connected to the flu. This would probably be in the twenties and thirties. Scary and as you say we just don’t understand this virus yet.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
4 months ago

If this is the season we win a trophy most likely there will be few fans to witness it. The irony as a Spurs fan is not lost on me. I will jump up and down and punch the air in my kitchen. And have a nice cup of tea and raise it to the team, staff and all Spurs fans.