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  1. Apologies Conrad, this was meant to an ironic response. Your fundamental point of how people react when under the influence of alcohol is a good one and is a very legitimate concern that some fans may have.
  2. Absolutely, it’s not an easy situation for fans and clubs alike. There is some good insight from people’s thoughts expressed on here.
  3. Some really good thoughts in there VF16
  4. VS the decision on a way fans is likely to be down to individual clubs rather than imposed by govt. My concern at Vale is how many of the older fan base will return to matches and how many Vale fans might consider it too risky for themselves to return - in which case the Hamil might not be needed for home fans.
  5. Well that’s it then, Vale behind closed doors and no fans for the rest of next season...might as well get a refund on my seats in ticket then 🤷‍♂️
  6. Why assume the worst about Vale/football fans? Fans will be aware that any poor behaviour might reduce the capacity of the stadium. Poor behaviour or failure to follow the new rules might lead to them as individuals being unable to go to football. That should be a sobering thought.
  7. The draft guidance document, which will probably remain draft because it might be continually changing, says that there will no tickets available on the day for home or away fans, if there any. Your point does raise a the question as to whether the ticket office will be accepting cash or whether it will be contactless or card payments only? October seems to be the earliest date for full scale return, but clubs should be running at least one test event. So there may be an opportunity in September for an even lower number of fans to attend a test match, who knows. I think people need to be respectful when in the ground and be aware of what the regulations are. For example when past people to get to and from seats that we turn our backs and limit the face to face contact.
  8. This is interesting Conrad and I think shows that, depending on our individual circumstances, our attitudes to risk will differ. There is a need to respect each other’s decisions going forward.
  9. You are right we should be able to accommodate a good number of fans ‘relatively easily’ in VP. You make an interesting point about corporate hospitality, are you saying this could be prioritised over other areas to maximise revenue? Just trying gauge opinion.
  10. That’s brave of you WV4E lol
  11. It could be that people are allocated a time to arrive at the stadium so they are not queuing outside. Thus is might be important for fans to be able to bring their own food and drink into the stadium or to have the ability to buy food and possibly beer? As you say no one would turn up if they had to queue for that long or had to be in the ground without refreshments.
  12. Personally I think there should be opportunities for people to either retain a season ticket seat for next year AND the need to allow 10 ticket fans and as hoc fans an opportunity to be at matches. We are in this together and I think everyone deserves an opportunity to watch Vale if they feel safe to do?
  13. I think this is such an important issue, first and foremost it’s about safety. Supporters will have differing views on this dependent on their own personal circumstances
  14. The club will have a choice of of two mechanisms in working out the crowd capacity, this will involve risk management and the number of stewards etc will play into this. I agree that additional income could be crucial, selling beer, drinks and food. This would be particularly so if fans have to arrive at the ground 2-3 hours before KO
  15. I think that confidence is Supporters will be a big factor in this, and also having update information. Guidance May well change but I think having some information, or the best we can offer is better than no information?
  16. How are people feeling about this? Will you be going? Renewing your season ticket? http://bit.ly/FansRtn (OVF article) It would be good to get some thoughts for the club to pick up as they continue planning for the return of fans in October??
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