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Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
Date: 09 July, 2020 22:55

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USA do you mean the reduction to 1 metre. I guess we could get the stadium quarter full but would that cover the daily cost? Hopefully we will get some clarity this week!

No, I mean what I was told re sporting events and the current guidance about when supporters could return. Clearly distancing is a component of that, but all dependent on what the national situation is at that time.

And, irregardless of when next season starts, we will still be playing THIS season in September.

Announced this afternoon that some outdoor spectator events can resume on July 11th so sports events can't be too far away now, surely?

Youíd hope not but fear that as soon as we are allowed back into sports grounds social distancing really will become a thing of the past.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 July, 2020 23:13

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Bumped into a few Bath players this week on a golf course down that way - They have been told that new season will start on Saturday 15th November .
So let me get this straight.
Circa August 15th the Premiership will resume.
9 games for some including us.More for those finishing top 4 & still in European competition.

Taking just the teams that will only play 9 games;

In normal circumstances 9 games would take around 2 months give or take.

Obviously what is being mooted is that the remaining league games are going to be completed over a far shorter time window especially if what above stated is true about the NEW SEASON starting mid November.

Say the 9 games are abridged to say around 1 month which in itself would be dangerous for the players,what of the teams who are in the play-offs & Europe? Even worse for those lucky enough to be in both!

They'd be 1.5 months at best if for pre season for a mid November start.There is at least 4 months for any given pre-season.

What with Sarries already relegated i guess condensing so many games into a short space of time can be negated by utilising a WHOLE squad so not to prevent burn out.This would be particularly advantageous to those in the play-offs & the latter stages of Europe.

Taking ourselves if we have to play 9 games in a short space of time do we try play our best team each game to try & get top 6 & Heineken Cup rugby or do we look after our players and utilise our entire squad knowing we can't be demoted?

If the new season did start in mid November then it would finish circa July/August 2021 then there would be the c.3-4 months pre-season then the 21-22 season would start Nov/Dec 21 and so forth.

Would we ever get a season resuming late Aug/early Sept again without compromising the safety of the players by having truncated pre-seasons just to start at said months of Aug/Sept?

IMHO opinion a lot of questions that still need answers not least for Sarries who maybe in the unique position of competing in the Premiership & the Championship concurrently!



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Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Garym (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 06:47

According to the wasps twitter feed, fixtures for rest of this season, announced at 4pm today. Also next seasons European finals confirmed in Marseilles for weekend of May 20th, so they are assuming a normal time frame for European matches.

What it all means, havenít a clue!

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 08:38

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According to the wasps twitter feed, fixtures for rest of this season, announced at 4pm today. Also next seasons European finals confirmed in Marseilles for weekend of May 20th, so they are assuming a normal time frame for European matches.
What it all means, havenít a clue!

Just to clarify though, this wasnít on the official wasps twitter feed. Not saying it isnít true but......

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Garym (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 09:00

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According to the wasps twitter feed, fixtures for rest of this season, announced at 4pm today. Also next seasons European finals confirmed in Marseilles for weekend of May 20th, so they are assuming a normal time frame for European matches.
What it all means, havenít a clue!

Just to clarify though, this wasnít on the official wasps twitter feed. Not saying it isnít true but......

I have also had an email from premiership rugby this morning saying 35 days to go to resumption of the season

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 10:03

I had the same. But we knew that anyway as itís the 15 Aug. What we donít know and need confirming is the actual fixtures to be played and where.
It would be good to have some news as I think the PRLís communications have been quite poor.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: BantamWarrior (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 10:05

Today's Times reports that the RFU wants the new season to start with half full grounds (and fans wearing facemasks). That would seem to indicate that the rest of this season will be behind closed doors and next season will start with fans - but limited to about 6,000 at sixways

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 10:09

Thatís great news! Presumably itíll be the same for other sports. May also be trickier with grounds with significant standing areas like Exeter and Gloucester

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 10:11

That is good and makes sense.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 14:54


Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Garym (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 16:32

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According to the wasps twitter feed, fixtures for rest of this season, announced at 4pm today. Also next seasons European finals confirmed in Marseilles for weekend of May 20th, so they are assuming a normal time frame for European matches.
What it all means, havenít a clue!

Just to clarify though, this wasnít on the official wasps twitter feed. Not saying it isnít true but......

And true it was. Glaws on the 15th and then Wasps, Quins and EXter over the next two weeks, other fixtures to be announced.

Interesting situation for LI as they are homeless!

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 17:12

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According to the wasps twitter feed, fixtures for rest of this season, announced at 4pm today. Also next seasons European finals confirmed in Marseilles for weekend of May 20th, so they are assuming a normal time frame for European matches.
What it all means, havenít a clue!

Just to clarify though, this wasnít on the official wasps twitter feed. Not saying it isnít true but......

And true it was. Glaws on the 15th and then Wasps, Quins and EXter over the next two weeks, other fixtures to be announced.

Interesting situation for LI as they are homeless!
Loftus Road or Twickenham Stoop?

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 17:50

Indeed it was garym.

At least we know when the season is resuming for definite. I just wish someone would make a decision on open/closed doors.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Simba (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 18:23

Just need the BT Sport schedules now, although Iím not expecting much Warriors coverage.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 18:50

Iíd have to re-read the article but I think the bbc said bt would show every game.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 19:12

I concur.A few months back it was stated that every Premiership game will be on tv whether that be BT,BBC or otherwise.

Cup games i assume also.



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Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 10 July, 2020 20:33

To be honest BT have enough channels to show them all, but they never did when it was the normal season.

Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 07:39

That was if all games were being played at a few select venues, I believe it was 4.

Now the games are being played at every ground. It is not the channel capacity thatís the problem but the logistics. They would have to either set up 12 permanent OBís or be able to move and setup within 2/3 days.

I think they will do 2 games ber round which could be 6 games a week.

JP



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Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: Abmatt (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 09:08

Possibly. But they have camera crews at every ground, with a full compliment at the broadcast match.
Speaking to a friend who is in the industry he says it wouldnít be too hard. Commentators could be located remotely with only a director and cameras at the ground.

Back to attending games, the club answered a question on Instagram yesterday saying details would be out in a couple of weeks



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Re: Watching at Sixways
Posted by: usa warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 11 July, 2020 11:11

Peter Kelly, on Andrew Easton show yesterday, said that there was a slim chance we could be in attendance on Aug 15th.

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