Post by chris1987 on Oct 13, 2020 15:14:36 GMT
No comparison with football (although it doesn't make it right). Much of this country's cultural heritage is on the verge of going down the pan with the loss of years of work and tens of thousands of jobs. Hence over the last week the government has been handing out £millions to theatres, arts venues etc. Vast majority are not owned by wealthy individuals (some in the West End are) but by community associations, Councils, Trusts etc.
On the other hand during the window Prem spent over a £billion on transfer fees and even in L2 players are on an average pay of between £40,000 and £50,000 a year. Whilst it may rightly be maintained that a number of clubs also face going down the pan a neutral observer may well conclude its their own fault for living beyond their means and that there's enough money around in football to support everyone |(not that the greedy Prem would share TV money etc).
Hence theatres etc need to be opened up to survive...it's an economic decision and I for one welcome the move even though I consider an indoor crowd of 700 is ridiculous even though the London R rate is now below 1.....way below many parts of the North and Midlands.
Even if you just let 20% into most |Champ grounds , such as Deepdale, you are talking nearly 5,000 people....all using the same entrances , toilets, concourses etc ....and inevitably shouting....and in an area with an astronomical R rate. I don't know what it is exactly in Preston but in S Ribble and Chorley it's been around 23 to 26 per 100,000.
Hence I see what happening with theatres as a necessary economic step to opening up, move to a measure of normality, although with some misgivings over the size of the Palladium attendance, but there's no way that football is ready for this...or, it can be argued, needs it.
Yes I’ve just seen that Daws, not a full house as I described, operating at 50% according to the article i read which isn’t a third of capacity as you’ve played it down. 👍 The original photo I saw looked like a full house🤷♂️ That being said it’s still not right, one rule for one and one for another.
I couldn’t give a stuff about theatres tbh Dawson so that argument holds no water with me.
Not everybody will agree and that’s their right but it’s time to get on with life and stop all this silly b0ll ocks now. In many cases a symptomless virus. Naturally the more people who get tested the higher the R rate. 🤷♂️ The elderly and people with underlying issues might feel they need to be careful and take precautions but that is no different with the flu. My sister works at the hospital and according to her there not one case of COVID-19 there.
We’ve had restrictions, lockdowns and mixed messages from the government.. but yet 7 months later we are still fannying about with this virus. Financially it’s been a disaster and the way the snowflakes are going in this country it’s only destined to get worse. We can’t go to the football but all the local idiots round my area can go to the pub. We can’t go football and we must have a lockdown yet BLM can riot en mass. We can’t go football and must lockdown yet planes full of people were flying in and out the country all through lockdown. The situation is a joke. The virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so we must learn to live with it.