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TotallyHonestJohn last won the day on February 20 2020

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  1. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Funny that as we used to stand under the same Tote Display when I first went as a kid in 68 and when it got pulled down we moved round to the tapes... There are still slots available indoors I think if you are prepared to sit accross a table from someone you possibly won't know then you may be in luck... as there were about 20ish slots indoors left and about 60 for outside... Why don't you drop the Promotion an email and tell them your predicament and they will do their utmost to help and accommodate you... If all else fails drop me a PM and I have a corporate ticket available you can use for inside no problem... Regards THJ
  2. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Well not really because it's supposed to be household bubbles and support bubbles so both club and council are adhering to the rules to be fair... but hopefully this restriction will be eased if not on the 17th of May definitely for the 21st of June... If we are lucky enough and the government restrictions reduce on the 17th the club may be able to take cash on the gate because I know half a dozen folk who don't have the confidence or are IT savy enough to use the online booking system or if the spacing is reduced fans like scampispeedway who can't get their preferred spot indoors may get the chance to get in the stsdium... The restrictions are slowly coming to an end (not soon enough for me like) but until they do there isn't much anyone can do about them other than go with the flow and make the best of a crappy situation Regards THJ
  3. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Yep I think you are interpreting that correctly... as have the club... but I also think it's called bending the rules to suit the circumstances like I stated in an earlier post we are a family bubble of 10 (two households) and have had to split into a 6 and a 4 and keep 2 metres apart because it's outside (or outdoors) which is no problem or hardship and I have a friend coming to make that 4 into a 5 and for the purposes of the meeting he will be in "our bubble" but strictly speaking he isn't or has not been in the past... but if anyone asks he is now... it might be considered naughty but I am happy to risk it... it stops one person taking a plot designed for 6 and allows more people the opportunity to get in (even if that is just one more) no one knows this except you me and a few on here and quite honestly does anyone care... we believe we are following the rules even if a little bit loosely... Could all change again come the 17th of May which by the way is the officisl 92nd anniversary of the club... Now why do I have the urge for an Aero with my morning cuppa... Regards THJ
  4. TotallyHonestJohn

    Redcar 2020

    Well a was pretty wild back in the day especially with those two wild guesses and I am still standing by them... One for One so far... lets see if I can get the double up... Regards THJ
  5. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Honestly The promotion had to jump on the carousel at sometime and get the ball rolling... with the rules laid out at that time... they would have been accused of waiting until the last minute if they had done nothing... so they cant win no matter what they do to be fair... also the council wouldn't sanction any use of the venue without it being Covid Safe and knowing how the Promotion would make it so... When the promotion asked the council if they could start and run meetings the council said they would allow 299 fans in the stadium under the current restrictions at that time... the Promotion said we think we can safely accommodate 650 and comply with the current restrictions regime that the government have in place... So the council said "go on then show us how" which meant the Promotion went off and produced a Risk Assessment with Method Statements (RAMS) to show how they could safely fit 650 people in the Stadium and comply with all the current Covid Safety Regulations and if the council didn't like these RAMS the crowd would have been restricted to the lower limit... but the RAMS were accepted by the Council as workable so the club are allowed to work to the higher crowd figure... yeah... The whole thing may be moot after the 17th of May because of the speed the restrictions are being lifted... however as it stands they have to comply with the regulations that are in place now... Who knows... these regulations could fundamentally change on the 17th of May and the club may be allowed to open the venue ticket sales up to all and sundry on the 18th of May... but at present they are having to work to a plan that keeps the Council; the Stadium Owners and the Covid Police all on-side with a maximum capacity of 650 fans being allowed in and those fans being protected; covered; restricted; and managed as per the adopted RAMS... It isn't a trial venue; or trial sport; or a pop concert for kids and it isn't a funeral even though there could be a massacre... it's a meeting that is due to run under restrictions as laid out now and must be currently complied with now... the council; the club and the stadium owners needed to know numbers and how the regulations were to be complied with... the Council had a duty of care to ensure what the Promotion were proposing would ensure everyone's Covid Safety... the club had to start the ball rolling sooner rather than later because it has been a bit of a logistical nightmare... but they have done it... they pulled it off... Should the position change with whatever hoops the club need to jump through to get the meeting on... whether they are tightened or relaxed the Promotion are well placed to respond and adapt... So rather than question the people applying the rules all we need to do is comply to them... it isn't hard and the Promotion aren't doing this to be awkward they want 850 fans in not 650 Having just read that the social distancing rule may be reduced from 2 metres to 1 metre this may offer more space and options within the stadium but not if it's still bubbles of 6... and not if the current regulations are still in force... so what's the point of second guessing... Ours is not to reason why ours is just to... buy a ticket stop moaning and have a bit of faith in this new promotion... hopefully by the 21st of June it will be back to paying on the turnstiles... milling around... no masks and no mandatory bath in hand-gel before you go for a run off on the pot after ya beer... Also even if nothing changes the worst case scenario is come 21 June we should fingers crossed be getting back to some sort of normal... Then we will have to find summat else to moan about... By the way don't believe everything you read as there are a lot of rules tied to what you can and can't do from the April update https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#april-whats-changed Regards THJ
  6. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    No problem... If you are on your own we have a spare space to use up... Already got Captain Comet and his missus and possibly Geoff so still one spot left. . Get ya ticket bought and get over... Regards THJ
  7. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Thinģ is Mike some folk think they will get into the ground and that will be it... however it will be like the supermarket queue with 2 metres of social distancing being observed at all time... it will be an unusual set up I expect with markings on the ground for the groups to stand in whilst ensuring a two metre zone all round... but as stated hopefully it will only be policed for the two meetings then with a possible relaxation from the 21st of June... however how far it will be "relaxed" only time will tell... The two metre sombrero might be getting ratched out the garage... one for effect two for distancing and three because of all this clarting on it will probably rain... Regards THJ
  8. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Potentially because you won't have anyone in your bubble... there are some single spaces I believe under the canopy on the terraces and doubles in the bar (but not many) however the club must follow the Covid Guidelines and Restrictions... if you take a double slot in the bar it reduces the capacity by 1... if you book a single ticket the club can not let any other people who aren't in your bubble stand with you... Have you not seen the advert on the telly when the guy and his kid can't join his pal and his family because they aren't bubbled up even though it's outside in a park... Regards THJ
  9. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Well you really just want to let 650 folk in to be fair but because of these manufactured Covid rules and family bubbles and groups of 6 meeting outdoors it maximises the fans through the door that's all but still tries to give lip service to the Covid Guidelines I have 10 coming in but we have to stand in two separate groups although we are all bubbled up as family... but the council and the stadium owners are putting in their own Covid Police to make sure everyone complies with the rules and if we/they dont the meeting will be stopped its as simple as that... it's nuts but with a bit of luck it will all be water under the bridge come June 21 and beyond Regards THJ
  10. TotallyHonestJohn

    Edinburgh 2021

    Stupid is as stupid does but is life really like a box of chocolates It just tries to maximise the numbers through the door... Regards THJ
  11. TotallyHonestJohn

    Edinburgh 2021

    The following is the link to book your tickets for the Edinburgh Double Header on the 6th of June 2021 Please follow the link below to access the online booking portal: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BAVF Remember if you can book in blocks of 6 all the better and there are approximately 44 blocks left so to maximise the entry numbers please try and link in or join up with others as its the difference of getting 44 singles in to the ground or 264 in!!! which will make a massive difference... Regards THJ
  12. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    GO GO GO The following is the link to book your tickets for the Edinburgh Double Header on the 6th of June 2021 Please follow the link below to access the online booking portal: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BAVF Remember if you can book in blocks of 6 all the better and there are approximately 44 blocks left so to maximise the entry numbers please try and link in or join up with others as its the difference of getting 44 singles in to the ground or 264 in!!! which will make a massive difference... Regards THJ
  13. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Just as an update especially for any Edinburgh fans brave enough to travel... the last couple of Newcastle season ticket holders have been contacted and putting their stand/seating preferences on the booking site now. A Press Release with a link appended will go live on Facebook, and the Club Website in morning for everyone else. So watch those spaces and fill ya boots... on ya marks get set and... wait for it wait for it.... Regards THJ
  14. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    If you are on your own we have a spot available (or anyone else for that matter) and just to let you know I am aware that after tonight's shenanigans the Promotion are actively phoning season ticket holders now to try and get them sorted and as NSSG pointed out above it's in deference to their loyalty to the club why they are putting themselves out like this... so again this promotion are trying their utmost to make this work... Keep watching because I think that if they can get these folk sorted they may open the general ticket sale sooner than the 4th of May... but that's just a guess... Regards THJ
  15. TotallyHonestJohn

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Lol -PMSL But you have sparked a definite interest... If you can find two mopeds reinforced and strong enough to lug two fat old farts like me and RG round the track then I'm in... might have more luck with two mobility scooters... they are greener... But on a serious note not a bad idea... and I am deffo in... Regards THJ Oh and two wide load signs for across our backs...

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