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Playing matches behind closed doors is

"sadder than dancing with your sister", says Spain manager Luis Enrique.

"It's very ugly," said former Barcelona boss Enrique, 50.

"I watched the German football and it's lamentable. You can hear the insults and you lose the intimacy of the great moments."



I have to say I agree 100 per cent with him. Not that I have ever danced with my sister.

posted on 21/5/20

comment by ttliv87 (U11882)
posted 35 minutes ago
If you can't watch football with no noise then you're not a fan of football, you're a fan of "atmosphere"
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stupid comment

posted on 21/5/20

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
comment by Your Honour (U17603)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbing Hoody - tell me I can't and I... (U6374)
posted 7 seconds ago
As someone else said if you need fans on television to enjoy the sport perhaps you're not actually that into the sport.
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This. You'd think people moaning about it didn't actually watch the sport. It's different but absolutely better than nothing.
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Not for me pal. Complete non event. Fortunately the very successful Spanish manager agrees with me.
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And fortunately that very same manager later goes on to say that it is better like this than not at all.

posted on 21/5/20

Nobody likes footy without fans, but what do you do mate ? Cancel football for the next year ? You say you want people to be sensible and not go out, yet complain about the footy when they do everything to help with the current situation. Nobody truly wants stadiums empty, but at this moment in time, what can we do ?

posted on 21/5/20

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 32 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
comment by Your Honour (U17603)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbing Hoody - tell me I can't and I... (U6374)
posted 7 seconds ago
As someone else said if you need fans on television to enjoy the sport perhaps you're not actually that into the sport.
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This. You'd think people moaning about it didn't actually watch the sport. It's different but absolutely better than nothing.
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Not for me pal. Complete non event. Fortunately the very successful Spanish manager agrees with me.
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And fortunately that very same manager later goes on to say that it is better like this than not at all.
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Did he?

posted on 21/5/20

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 32 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
comment by Your Honour (U17603)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbing Hoody - tell me I can't and I... (U6374)
posted 7 seconds ago
As someone else said if you need fans on television to enjoy the sport perhaps you're not actually that into the sport.
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This. You'd think people moaning about it didn't actually watch the sport. It's different but absolutely better than nothing.
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Not for me pal. Complete non event. Fortunately the very successful Spanish manager agrees with me.
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And fortunately that very same manager later goes on to say that it is better like this than not at all.
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Did he?
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I would imagine that is what he was inferring when he said "and even if the spectacle is a long way from that when there’s fans it can help in dealing with the confinement."

posted on 21/5/20

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 35 seconds ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 32 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
comment by Your Honour (U17603)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Robbing Hoody - tell me I can't and I... (U6374)
posted 7 seconds ago
As someone else said if you need fans on television to enjoy the sport perhaps you're not actually that into the sport.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
This. You'd think people moaning about it didn't actually watch the sport. It's different but absolutely better than nothing.
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Not for me pal. Complete non event. Fortunately the very successful Spanish manager agrees with me.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

And fortunately that very same manager later goes on to say that it is better like this than not at all.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Did he?
----------------------------------------------------------------------

I would imagine that is what he was inferring when he said "and even if the spectacle is a long way from that when there’s fans it can help in dealing with the confinement."
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Okay. Not the same thing imo and the fact he mentions money is noteworthy.

I don't agree with sandy on this as you know, but I equally think there's nothing wrong with having the view that football shouldn't return.

posted on 21/5/20

comment by ttliv87 (U11882)
posted 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
If you can't watch football with no noise then you're not a fan of football, you're a fan of "atmosphere"
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Maybe you're a fan of the whole package, and a diluted product isn't for you? Like someone said, it's a bit like alcohol free lager. You've get the same taste but no buzz.

I watch probably 80% of my football inside stadiums so it matters a big deal to me as I know exactly how important the role of a crowd can have at key moments.

Whilst I've no problem whatsoever with football being played at the moment, it absolutely isn't for me. I got hooked on going to football as a kid due to the pull ofnthe crowd and the tribalism of it all. I still get that knot in my stomach as the roar goes up at the first whistle. Take that away and it's not the game I fell in love with, more of an exhibition or a friendly, and I only go to those for the p-ss up. I'm happy to just wait it out til I can get back in my seat.

posted on 21/5/20

comment by Champers - Pow! Right in the kisser (U6859)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by ttliv87 (U11882)
posted 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
If you can't watch football with no noise then you're not a fan of football, you're a fan of "atmosphere"
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Maybe you're a fan of the whole package, and a diluted product isn't for you? Like someone said, it's a bit like alcohol free lager. You've get the same taste but no buzz.

I watch probably 80% of my football inside stadiums so it matters a big deal to me as I know exactly how important the role of a crowd can have at key moments.

Whilst I've no problem whatsoever with football being played at the moment, it absolutely isn't for me. I got hooked on going to football as a kid due to the pull ofnthe crowd and the tribalism of it all. I still get that knot in my stomach as the roar goes up at the first whistle. Take that away and it's not the game I fell in love with, more of an exhibition or a friendly, and I only go to those for the p-ss up. I'm happy to just wait it out til I can get back in my seat.
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fair enough champers but i am so looking forward to this. like don said of course its better with fans but since there are none it will have to do.

posted on 21/5/20

comment by morespurs (U15748)
posted 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
comment by ttliv87 (U11882)
posted 35 minutes ago
If you can't watch football with no noise then you're not a fan of football, you're a fan of "atmosphere"
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stupid comment
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not really, there is some truth in that. i've watched many games over the years that seemed to have no fans anyway.

posted on 21/5/20

comment by montleeds (U18330)
posted 33 minutes ago
comment by Champers - Pow! Right in the kisser (U6859)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by ttliv87 (U11882)
posted 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
If you can't watch football with no noise then you're not a fan of football, you're a fan of "atmosphere"
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Maybe you're a fan of the whole package, and a diluted product isn't for you? Like someone said, it's a bit like alcohol free lager. You've get the same taste but no buzz.

I watch probably 80% of my football inside stadiums so it matters a big deal to me as I know exactly how important the role of a crowd can have at key moments.

Whilst I've no problem whatsoever with football being played at the moment, it absolutely isn't for me. I got hooked on going to football as a kid due to the pull ofnthe crowd and the tribalism of it all. I still get that knot in my stomach as the roar goes up at the first whistle. Take that away and it's not the game I fell in love with, more of an exhibition or a friendly, and I only go to those for the p-ss up. I'm happy to just wait it out til I can get back in my seat.
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fair enough champers but i am so looking forward to this. like don said of course its better with fans but since there are none it will have to do.
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Totally get it from your side mate, sure you'll go up one way or another.

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