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The Forum => The B-Ark => Topic started by: wismo on December 23, 2020, 04:22:07 PM

Title: Tier 4
Post by: wismo on December 23, 2020, 04:22:07 PM
Games off???
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Pete B on December 23, 2020, 04:58:09 PM
Nope. London is in Tier 4 and Arsenal hosted Man City last night.

Just absolutely no hope of spectators in those areas. I think the FA were making noises about allowing them in Tier 3 at our level, but I suspect that's gone by the wayside now.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: noughtyforties on December 23, 2020, 05:24:15 PM
Personally I've just about written the season off. My interest levels are at zero and I can't watch a game on a stream without a crowd, its as dull as it gets. It just proves the point that without fans football is nothing.

I'd not be comfortable attending a game even with a reduced capacity anyway

Rather wait until next August and fingers crossed for better, more normal times.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Cavalier on December 23, 2020, 07:07:31 PM
Games off???

We are still in Tier 3.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on December 27, 2020, 08:49:14 AM
I'm with you NF. Don't mind watching the PL stuff on TV but streaming non league doesn't do it for me. Have no expectation of getting to any games this season. It's a shame as I've had a season ticket for the last 20 years. I'm looking out for our results but that's about it. Don't really know the team. I need to be able to go to games to get my interest levels up. At non league level the football is only a part of it. It's all about being there, the banter, the people, the cringing at the swear words I haven't heard before.

Roll on the summer.

Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Oakham Pilgrim on December 27, 2020, 10:40:26 AM
Yes, I know what you mean about watching via streaming. I've been splitting my computer screen, doing some work on one side and keeping an eye on the game on the other. I quite agree about needing the matchday experience to make it work properly.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Devon Pilgrim on December 27, 2020, 02:45:30 PM
Just to add a different point of view on streaming, for the likes of myself, living 300 miles away in deepest Devon. To be able to watch a match live of the team I've supported for over 65 years is really a great new experience !! Though I do understand the comments of those who miss being there at the ground. May you soon as possible be able to return. I'd like to think too that streaming might continue for us exiles after fans can return to the ground, but I'm not holding my breath. Happy new year to all. !
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: doc on December 27, 2020, 05:08:49 PM
Yep second that Devon pilgrim. I'm really enjoying the streaming of home and away games- great for those of us living some distance from boston. Obviously not as good as being there but as we can't then it's the next best thing.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Cavalier on December 27, 2020, 05:41:40 PM
I can't wait for the experience of watching from the sidelines but meantime I thoroughly enjoy our excellent streaming.  I have followed the new signings and watched all bar the away trophy game which wasn't streamed.  I am getting to recognise all the players and head and kick every ball during the matches, just like being pitchside.  Probably have an advantage over some as I watch on 'big telly'.  How can you not love BUFC?
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Burgh Boy on December 27, 2020, 08:43:03 PM
Personally I've just about written the season off. My interest levels are at zero and I can't watch a game on a stream without a crowd, its as dull as it gets. It just proves the point that without fans football is nothing.

I'd not be comfortable attending a game even with a reduced capacity anyway

Rather wait until next August and fingers crossed for better, more normal times.

Couldn't agree with you more, Andy. Can't wait for parkrun on a Saturday morning to return too! Let us hope that life in 2021 gets back to as "normal" as possible.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Cavalier on December 28, 2020, 11:25:02 AM
Personally I've just about written the season off. My interest levels are at zero and I can't watch a game on a stream without a crowd, its as dull as it gets. It just proves the point that without fans football is nothing.

I'd not be comfortable attending a game even with a reduced capacity anyway

Rather wait until next August and fingers crossed for better, more normal times.

Couldn't agree with you more, Andy. Can't wait for parkrun on a Saturday morning to return too! Let us hope that life in 2021 gets back to as "normal" as possible.

At my time of life I can't afford to 'write a season off' so casually and as my family are not "quitters" we will embrace and adapt to get as much enjoyment as possible out of the brilliant streaming service provided.  We do not need negativity in this very difficult situation and must follow the lead of David Newton who is producing a glittering new stadium for us when many said it was impossible.   He has overcome so many setbacks in delivering his promise to us fans and it is not his fault that we cannot attend games or personally engage with the team, but we can at least be positive and if any have misgivings please don't bring down the mood.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Norfolkngood on December 28, 2020, 02:10:17 PM
Yes I agree whole heartedly. The live streaming has allowed us all to stay close to our team.For those of us who now live away from the town and often find it difficult to attend games, it could be a facility to continue even when we are clear of this pandemic.  Presumably another source of income for the Club.  That said you can't of course beat a proper live game particularly at the amazing new stadium. I'll be watching the Farsley live stream shortly...certainly a trip I would never had made.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: oxo on December 28, 2020, 02:15:14 PM
Personally I've just about written the season off. My interest levels are at zero and I can't watch a game on a stream without a crowd, its as dull as it gets. It just proves the point that without fans football is nothing.

I'd not be comfortable attending a game even with a reduced capacity anyway

Rather wait until next August and fingers crossed for better, more normal times.

Couldn't agree with you more, Andy. Can't wait for parkrun on a Saturday morning to return too! Let us hope that life in 2021 gets back to as "normal" as possible.

At my time of life I can't afford to 'write a season off' so casually and as my family are not "quitters" we will embrace and adapt to get as much enjoyment as possible out of the brilliant streaming service provided.  We do not need negativity in this very difficult situation and must follow the lead of David Newton who is producing a glittering new stadium for us when many said it was impossible.   He has overcome so many setbacks in delivering his promise to us fans and it is not his fault that we cannot attend games or personally engage with the team, but we can at least be positive and if any have misgivings please don't bring down the mood.

Well said completely agree.  UTP
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: yam man on December 28, 2020, 04:09:33 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Norfolkngood on December 28, 2020, 06:15:54 PM
Presumably live streams good for coaches when weighing up the opposition too.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Lee Newell on December 28, 2020, 09:00:25 PM
Certainly a lot more encouraged to keep watching the live streams because the team are playing so well.

Overall the streaming has been good. Watching on a stream definitely better than nothing. Certainly, a lot more away fans will watch stream than would have gone, for that reason hope it continues going forward post Covid even if only for mid week games as I'm sure the no live streaming 3pm Saturday rule will come back in post Covid.
Title: Re: Tier 4
Post by: Cavalier on December 30, 2020, 03:29:49 PM
Tier 4 in Boston from midnight tonight!