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#1 OFFLINE   The Gee Man

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:08 AM

Is this the opportunity to pause the season for 3 months and start again in June, see if better weather brings better crowds etc?
Also means we would play our qualifiers for Europe when we are match fit!
Kinks need working out, but surely better TV deal if not competing also with major leagues
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#2 ONLINE   strachanmcgheegoal

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:15 AM

No.
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:19 AM

I like the idea  start the season in April


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#4 OFFLINE   BonnieDon

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:59 AM

For me it makes sense. The quality of football is affected in the winter months due to the conditions. You'd probably see our national squad improve over the years.  The Irish league already has it set up like this.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:15 AM

Is this the opportunity to pause the season for 3 months and start again in June, see if better weather brings better crowds etc?
Also means we would play our qualifiers for Europe when we are match fit!
Kinks need working out, but surely better TV deal if not competing also with major leagues

 

 

I don't think you're the Gee Man.


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#6 OFFLINE   The Gee Man

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:21 AM

I don't think you're the Gee Man.


That was probably a more interesting post in your head...
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:53 AM

Loved ‘ Waterloo Sunset’
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:27 PM

No. The euros are worth more to Scottish Football than 5 domestic seasons.

 

* made up stat


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:29 PM

Regardless of this Coronavirus stuff, we should play summer football in this country.
We should at least give it a try.
Going to the football in the pishing rain, freezing cold & howling winds, week in week out is not good... especially to watch us.
Why not give it a go... crowds might go up, pitches will be better & more fan friendly in the better weather?
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:54 PM

Said for a long time summer football would be way better for Scottish football.

 

More fan friendly = Bigger Crowds - Going to Pittodrie in the middle of winter puts off a lot of auld folk and kids.

 

More people watching it on the box - Guffy fitba is over until August, so even they would maybe be more inclined to watch some of our fitba, kind of like when you watch those masters/legends tournaments over the summer when there's nae fitba on

 

More TV money - More people watching means bigger TV deals which means more money for Clubs.

 

All of this is too much thinking for the SFA though, let's just stay with the same old shitey status quo that's not worked for the last 30 years.


Edited by Tyzo_1903, 11 March 2020 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:06 PM

I think it's worth a try for maybe an initial 3 year experiment. You would certainly think that crowds would be bigger given that the weather is better. However summer is when the vast majority of workers take their main holiday of the year. It might well hit season ticket sales to some extent if your average punter has 2 weeks in Torremolinos and realises that while he is away he'll miss 3...maybe 4 matches. It would also pitch against major sporting events elsewhere every year.....Olympics, World Cup, Euro Championships etc. so might cause a logistical problem with players getting called up for weeks on end. The rugby union clubs just accept this happening when they lose their players for 6 weeks or more but you can bet your bottom dollar this wouldn't be tolerated in football.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:07 PM

i'd be up for summer footie, all positives for me

 

 

 

but..................canna see the arse cheeks or the sfa going for it, too backward in their thinking


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:09 PM

I think it's worth a try for maybe an initial 3 year experiment. You would certainly think that crowds would be bigger given that the weather is better. However summer is when the vast majority of workers take their main holiday of the year. It might well hit season ticket sales to some extent if your average punter has 2 weeks in Torremolinos and realises that while he is away he'll miss 3...maybe 4 matches. It would also pitch against major sporting events elsewhere every year.....Olympics, World Cup, Euro Championships etc. so might cause a logistical problem with players getting called up for weeks on end. The rugby union clubs just accept this happening when they lose their players for 6 weeks or more but you can bet your bottom dollar this wouldn't be tolerated in football.


Think we should give it a go.
The dinosaur SFA might not want it.
Then again, it’s a club decision.
One of these 11/1 decisions.
Yeh, thanks Milne, you arsehole for keeping that in place

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:24 PM

Ticket numbers down due to two week holidays or prolonged winter weather. The research would be interesting...to nerds
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:31 PM

Ticket numbers down due to two week holidays or prolonged winter weather. The research would be interesting...to nerds


No research needed.
Just try it for a couple of seasons.
If it works, fine, if not revert to Jul - May
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:37 PM

Is this the opportunity to pause the season for 3 months and start again in June, see if better weather brings better crowds etc?
Also means we would play our qualifiers for Europe when we are match fit!
Kinks need working out, but surely better TV deal if not competing also with major leagues

 

If we pause now and restart in June we won't be done before the Euro Qualifiers begin. We wouldn't halt the season unless England does so first as our authorities have never had an original thought in their heads. That would mean we are still competing with major leagues. Realistically the sensible thing to do would be for a uniform decision by all European leagues and UEFA on how to proceed. ie. everyone stop and begin at around the same time, Euro matches put back and if it does take some time to begin again then play a shortened season next season to get things back into alignment. 

 

Oh, and Hernandez still won't be match fit.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 01:47 PM

There’s nothing better than sitting in a half full stadium , freezing cold , watching a 0-0 turgid affair.
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 03:43 PM

The main reason I rarely go these days is the cold, I'd go if it was a nice hot day.


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:51 AM

I think it's worth a try for maybe an initial 3 year experiment. You would certainly think that crowds would be bigger given that the weather is better. However summer is when the vast majority of workers take their main holiday of the year. It might well hit season ticket sales to some extent if your average punter has 2 weeks in Torremolinos and realises that while he is away he'll miss 3...maybe 4 matches. It would also pitch against major sporting events elsewhere every year.....Olympics, World Cup, Euro Championships etc. so might cause a logistical problem with players getting called up for weeks on end. The rugby union clubs just accept this happening when they lose their players for 6 weeks or more but you can bet your bottom dollar this wouldn't be tolerated in football.


I don't think your average punter attends 4 matches a fortnight
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:33 AM

Regardless of this Coronavirus stuff, we should play summer football in this country.
We should at least give it a try.
Going to the football in the pishing rain, freezing cold & howling winds, week in week out is not good... especially to watch us.
Why not give it a go... crowds might go up, pitches will be better & more fan friendly in the better weather?


Aren't you describing the summer weather as well?
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:55 AM

I don't think your average punter attends 4 matches a fortnight

 

 

They do in the hyperbolic world he lives in.


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 06:25 AM

Not that Aberdeen usually get much of a summer... However, Beer tent, Food market and some football of a summers evening... Taps aff (and tight taps for the quines)... Beats a cold wet night wrapped up in 12 layers with the North Sea bite blowing a hoolie...


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:33 AM

I don't think your average punter attends 4 matches a fortnight

 

Saturday number 1 ……. game 1

 

Following Saturday...…...game 2...….that's 8 days

 

Midweek Game...……….game 3...……..11/12 days

 

Third Saturday...…………….game 4...…..15 days...…..ok 1 day more than a fortnight

 

I was specifically referring to guys that buy season tickets. Missing so many games might make them think that the benefits of doing so are lost but it's purely a thought, nothing more.


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:37 AM

Saturday number 1 ……. game 1

 

Following Saturday...…...game 2...….that's 7 days

 

Midweek Game...……….game 3...……..11 days

 

Third Saturday...…………….game 4...…..14 days which is a fortnight in my Hyperbolic AND your retarded world Buffoon

 

 

 

I think it's worth a try for maybe an initial 3 year experiment. You would certainly think that crowds would be bigger given that the weather is better. However summer is when the vast majority of workers take their main holiday of the year. It might well hit season ticket sales to some extent if your average punter has 2 weeks in Torremolinos and realises that while he is away he'll miss 3...maybe 4 matches. It would also pitch against major sporting events elsewhere every year.....Olympics, World Cup, Euro Championships etc. so might cause a logistical problem with players getting called up for weeks on end. The rugby union clubs just accept this happening when they lose their players for 6 weeks or more but you can bet your bottom dollar this wouldn't be tolerated in football.

 

 

Saturday number 1 ……. game 1

 

Following Saturday...…...game 2...….that's 8 days

 

Midweek Game...……….game 3...……..11/12 days

 

Third Saturday...…………….game 4...…..15 days...…..ok 1 day more than a fortnight

 

 

All home games aye?

 

A 15 day fortnight indeed.

 

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:54 AM

Aren't you describing the summer weather as well?

Aye but it’s warmer rain :-)

Ignore Boofon the Buffoon - he lives in a parallel universe where he thinks COVID-19 won’t affect Scottish football 😂
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#26 OFFLINE   The Boofon

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:58 AM

Aye but it’s warmer rain :-)

Ignore Boofon the Buffoon - he lives in a parallel universe where he thinks COVID-19 won’t affect Scottish football
Clown

 

 

Love to see where I said this.


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:00 AM

Boofon the buffoon 😂

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:04 AM

Love to see where I said this.


You know fine well what you said.
You said that a clubs players having to self-isolate & potentially shutting a club down was “hyperbole & pish”
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:05 AM

Boofon the buffoon 😂

S A V A G E


True.
Should’ve just said laughable, clueless cunt and been done with it
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:23 AM

You know fine well what you said.
You said that a clubs players having to self-isolate & potentially shutting a club down was “hyperbole & pish”
Clown

 

 

No I didn't.


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