Date: 18th December 2020 at 9:26am
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Written by kirsikka

I know the world is complicated right now but it’s starting to bother me a little in terms of the spirit of fairness.

When there was talk of ppg (points per game), weighted ppg (home points per game and away points per game), numerous other plans and even the settled on solution of completing part of the season with no crowds in place I riled about how it was unfair to have an unequal season like that.

Now we’re in a situation where we are beneficiaries of a home crowd but almost nobody else is and it doesn’t sit right with me.

I’m not trying to take anyone’s match away from them and it’s genuinely wonderful to see and hear the AFCB faithful back in some form. At the same time, I do wonder how I would feel if the shoe was on the other foot. I’m pretty sure I’d be hacked off about it.

You only have to go back to the Middlesbrough away game and there were several posts on here about how it didn’t seem right that they got that advantage but we didn’t by the time a home game came around.

I wanted to put it out there in the interests of consistency. Of course, it’s handy for us and I’m not sure locking fans out of matches that they could attend would be the most popular thing the Football League could do but I still don’t have to think it’s fair.

AFCBade wrote…

It’s not fair but think the government have tried to take a balanced approach with the tier system. Thus, right not to have blanket bans. They are treating clubs as businesses rather than worried about the integrity of the competition.

Worth saying that tiers are reviewed every 2 weeks so Liverpool now have fans as in tier 2 after leaving tier 3 and opposite true for London clubs. Maybe over the next 6 weeks, it will even itself up a bit more and those in tier 3 are able to stem infection levels so they return to tier 2. – Join the conversation, click here.

 
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