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    #26
    I presume that would have been the "Campbell's soup veg silo" Felicity mentioned upthread.

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      #27
      I believe so

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        #28
        Originally posted by Gert from the Well View Post

        Having grown up in Felixstowe I would argue that this applies to all the seaside towns of Suffolk and Norfolk. They foster a weird insular mentality and a propensity for weekend violence.
        Are we all being a little unfair? (Me included.) Let's hear it now for the pro-East Anglia seaside towns' fans.

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          #29
          As my sister lived in Norfolk for a few years I've been to watch a couple of Boxing Day games at Kings Lynn Town. I can't speak for the town, but The Walks is a great football ground. Massive long covered terrace on one side; hulking great 1950s Grandstand on the other. Be interested to see if the move up in level means they do something to the two ends where there was shallow open terracing on my visits.

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            #30
            I think I'd just call it The Beavery Beveree Stadium.

            "5. Your chosen name will proceed the words 'Beveree Stadium' e.g. The ALAN SIMPSON Beveree Stadium"

            https://twitter.com/hrbfc/status/1304014159395393540?s=21

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              #31
              So Wealdstone's famous plan to show the match against Chesterfield instead club house whilst not allowing fans into the ground has been kiboshed by a waterlogged pitch...

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                #32
                Stones playing their first game at this level for 32 years. There seems to be BBC live text.

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                  #33
                  Looks like it could be a long season...

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                    #34
                    Two games off in the National League and four in the National League North, all due to COVID AFAIK (Altrincham and Barnet are the squads with players testing positive in the Prem).
                    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 17-10-2020, 11:26.

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                      #35
                      A second seven goal thriller in a week for the Stones. This time it finished well.

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                        #36
                        Originally posted by Gangster Octopus View Post
                        This time it finished well.
                        Says you...

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                          #37
                          Tee hee hee!

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                            #38
                            The mere idea that Wealdstone could play Chesterfield in a league game is something that I couldn't have imagined, let alone beating the buggers...

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                              #39
                              The way the government's aid package will be split between clubs has been decided. Having previously apparently asked clubs for information about average/expected attendances, suggesting that would be the basis by which the money would be split, they've now decided to give a handful of selected clubs (mainly ex-league) more than the others, and the national division much more than the North and South. Makes for some interesting numbers if you calculate the grants in terms of numbers of paying spectators (based on 19/20 average attendances), with Boreham Wood coming out at the top of the range with over ?100 per fan more than York at the bottom. I'm sure it's complete coincidence that the MP for Borehamwood is Oliver Dowden, the DCMS Secretary...

                              https://twitter.com/bobbinsoncrusoe/status/1318904787564376065?s=20

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                                #40
                                It might create a perverse incentive to lobby against letting fans back in if it means losing out on future 36k monthly payments.

                                However I think 30k is reasonable for clubs given that I think most clubs need roughly that amount. If a club's costs are higher it's their look-out for overspending.

                                The Darlo fan board seems happy with it. Their club said they needed 250k for the season and this plus streaming revenue should get there. Note it's not just about attendances but how much clubs are losing through having no social club revenues etc.
                                Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 21-10-2020, 14:14.

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                                  #41
                                  Originally posted by Satchmo Distel View Post
                                  It might create a perverse incentive to lobby against letting fans back in if it means losing out on future 36k monthly payments.

                                  However I think 30k is reasonable for clubs given that I think most clubs need roughly that amount. If a club's costs are higher it's their look-out for overspending.

                                  The Darlo fan board seems happy with it. Their club said they needed 250k for the season and this plus streaming revenue should get there. Note it's not just about attendances but how much clubs are losing through having no social club revenues etc.
                                  But surely social club revenues etc. are linked to attendances, i.e. clubs who get bigger crowds will be losing more in terms of what they would normally attract through those channels too?

                                  I completely agree that clubs who routinely overspend shouldn't have that recklessness endorsed or propped up in any way, but it just seems a bit odd, not to say unfair, that a club like Boreham Wood, who I assume must also receive some sort of rent payment from Arsenal for their use of the ground, should be doing so well out of this.

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                                    #42
                                    I think the issue about the unfairness of the distribution of the money is important. It was apparently to cover lost revenue (so not about clubs overspending) and given all the clubs submitted this information to the Conference, I had assumed (perhaps naively given how the Conference is run) it would be divided based on average attendance as that's the best way of measuring lost match day revenue? Evidently not given how all the clubs with biggest crowds are at the bottom of the list. Maybe this should be in the Tory corruption thread!

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                                      #43
                                      Can it be proven that the Tories are deliberately giving a boost to smaller clubs knowing they are more likely to be from Tory areas?

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                                        #44
                                        Interesting theory. Wealdstone, whose fans largely come from a less well off area, currently play in the constituency of Johnson...

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