1,000 Fans to be Admitted to the Huddersfield Match?

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How can the club possibly choose just 1000 of us?
A tough task indeed! But anything under 11,000 is always going to be an issue. We may not submit an application as we only have a licence for closed doors games at present. The safety team are great - if they can find a way then they will - but it might be too short notice.
 

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Great stuff (not for the casual ST holder)

but a step in the right direction.
 

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Lottery of ST holders would be the fairest, surely? Or TAPS, but in the kindest way to the club, I can't see them getting a working TAPs count up by the weekend seeing as how it's been done in the past. Unless they just reuse the ST holder list for new ground appointments.
 

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I'd say it's more trouble than it's worth (for a whole range of reasons) at this short notice. Wise for the club to steer clear!
 

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Clubs either already have a plan they would just activate for this or they don't. I would blame Brentford for being cautious with the first game at the new stadium and not applying.
 

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Quote from the iFollow code email

“Our league game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday 19 September will not be televised. This game, and others for the time being, will be behind closed doors with no fans allowed.”
 

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I hope Rebus and Judio aren't correct about TAPs.

Given that TAPs were introduced to help prioritise when demand outstrips supply, why wouldn't it be used?
 

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TAP's are for away games and as Premium customers don't go to aways they'll have first dibs for home games. :cool:
 

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Will you be able to go and sit next to someone ??

If not will they have 1000 single seats ???

I can hear the complaints now

My son won the lottery draw but he needs me to sit next to him so why cant I go ???
 

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Suspect the club wont have time to organise a quick and fair way to distribute tickets by Saturday, as critical as I've been over the ST nonsense I couldnt blame them for being cautious and waiting until October.

Do it by blind ballot and you run the risk of a 4 year old getting one but their parents missing out, for example. Bubbles havent been set up unless the friends and family thing helps. Suspect taps may be used which seems about fairest at this short notice, despite it probably ruling me out :(
 
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Will you be able to go and sit next to someone ??

If not will they have 1000 single seats ???

I can hear the complaints now

My son won the lottery draw but he needs me to sit next to him so why cant I go ???
Because then it would be 1,001 and only 1,000 are allowed to go.

Anyway, we are into the land of "what if what if what if if if if" now. And we don't even know if 1,000 will go, let alone which 1,000
 

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Here is a reaction I found from one club


Following updated advice from the government, a number of test events are being staged at grounds across England this weekend which will allow for up to 1,000 fans to attend matches.

This morning, clubs were notified that they had until 2pm to request to stage a pilot game this weekend. To be eligible they already had to have their plans for the return of fans passed by their local Safety Advisory Group.

Exeter City is still finalising its plans for a return of fans to the stadium. Additionally, the EFL stated that they could not guarantee at that all clubs that would like to stage a pilot would be given permission to do so, as only a limited number would be approved.


A spokesman for Exeter City FC said: "Along with other clubs, apart from those which are in local lockdown areas, we were invited to submit a plan for fans to return to the stadium this weekend. After consultation with our stadium safety adviser, the decision was taken to continue working to the original plan of the return of fans in October.
 

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Sadly, it appears this thread can be closed.
 

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Sad though it is I don’t blame the club for not going for this given how many things would need to be sorted. Don’t think the creaking ticket booking site would cope anyway.
 

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Not sure any club could arrange things for this weekend
Lots of discussions to be had with fans groups
It’s all last minute panic isn’t it. Why not stick to the 1st October and give everyone more than 23 seconds to think about it.
 

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It’s all last minute panic isn’t it. Why not stick to the 1st October and give everyone more than 23 seconds to think about it.
Good night. Wake me up when September ends.
 
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