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Town: EFL Guidance is Business as Usual
Wednesday, 11th Mar 2020 12:35

Town could stream matches online free of charge if they are instructed to play them behind closed doors due to the coronavirus by the EFL, however, at present the guidance is that it is business as usual.

As things stand, while games in Italy and elsewhere have been played behind closed doors, there has been no instruction to do the same in the Premier League or EFL.

“We’re taking guidance from the EFL and their instruction at the moment is that it should be business as usual," Town secretary Stuart Hayton told the club site.

“The club has held an internal meeting to discuss the way forward if the situation changes.

"We have discussed the potential to bring in a mobile sanitiser unit, as was used at Twickenham for the rugby last weekend, for the game against Portsmouth at Portman Road on 21st March.

“We've also looked at the possibility of streaming matches free of charge to supporters should we be instructed to play behind closed doors like they have been in Italy and Europe.

“Like all businesses, an internal email has been sent around with guidelines about best practice regarding hygiene and what the remote working procedure would be for each department if required."

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rgp1 added 12:49 - Mar 11
If we carry on as usual we might as well be playing behind closed doors anyway!

Steve_M added 13:26 - Mar 11
All purpose guidance coming from the EFL. Make a decision on anything? Not us.....

Cakeman added 14:05 - Mar 11
What’s the point of playing games behind closed doors other than to finish the season.
Football is supposed to be a spectator sport.

JewellintheTown added 14:34 - Mar 11
Considering the amount of times this season us fans have had to bury our head in our hands, we don't want to see this shambles of a team play anymore anyway.

marco5113 added 17:08 - Mar 11
if the virus passes to the visiting team prior to the match, we might actually win a game.

runningout added 17:11 - Mar 11
Give us a break and people will realise there is more to life than watching our sad club get sadder. Many won’t return!

Alexwaddell added 17:30 - Mar 11
It could be achieved quite easily as EFL have ifollow for the majority of teams. It would probably mean that the money from ifollow to clubs would be suspended for the period of closure and restrictions for UK fans lifted, as is the case now for overseas fans.

blues1 added 17:45 - Mar 11
Some typically stupid and unnecessary, but predictable posts to this story. And from the usual suspects. Why can't people who call themselves fans, just make an appropriate reply to the subject of the story.

bobble added 07:59 - Mar 12
the league will be postponed in 2 weeks, as the inept health control of western free market nations has led to a massive health risk for their populations.
you wont be worrying about your football team soon ,you will be worrying about yourself or a family member being able to access proper health services and equipment to keep you alive.
good luck with that under a government that has run down public health services.

dirtydingusmagee added 09:55 - Mar 12
good for those still interested in their teams, Personally i have had enough, Been a supporter for 50+ years, but calling it a day now, The club is a shadow of the club it was. Its been steadily going down hill since Evans took over. Plenty of things i can do with time and money other than attend matches . Sticking with TWTD .till end of season just to see out the prediction league.

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