Gudde thus responds to the new measures that the cabinet announced on Monday evening to get the corona virus under control. One of these is that professional football clubs are no longer allowed to allow supporters during matches for the next three weeks. “This is a really hard blow,” says Gudde.
‘We have been very busy in recent months to prepare for the competition with minimal occupancy in the stadium. That went very well against PSV. At that time we had about six thousand people inside. ‘
No fans against Ajax and FC Utrecht
FC Groningen supporters who are in possession of a season ticket could indicate to the club which match they would like to attend. ‘For example, people have made the choice to go to the home game against Ajax or FC Utrecht, but now have nowhere to go. I think that’s the worst thing about this measure. ‘
We are certainly not going to do irresponsible things with regard to transfers
The Pride of the North will compensate those people if they want to, but hopes that people will refrain as much as possible. ‘It is very difficult to manage a club for the longer term at the moment’, Gudde continues.
The longer these measures last, the more money we lose as a club. We are certainly not going to do irresponsible things with regard to transfers. We will certainly not endanger the continuity of the club. In addition, we must continue to realize that FC Groningen’s capital is on the field. ‘
Nevertheless, Gudde does comment on the measures. ‘If I understand correctly, they want to limit travel restrictions as much as possible. But during the press conference, Rutte said that, for example, there are talks with parties such as Efteling to allow more people in. People have to travel there too. I secretly assume that if the infections recede, the football world can lead the way. ‘
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