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I believe the plan is to test them 48 hours before the game and then quarantine until matchday, if a player tests positive he's out the squad for 2 weeks.
Would be hard to control quarantine though when we are talking about many people apart from players such management and training personnel, physios/doctors, etc, at clubs, refereeing officials and so on.

if matchday squads are tested before games then surely that negates the need for social distancing?
With all the issues on testing in the media, should it be prioritised for professional footballers above others before every game that would also have to include many other related parties too? The number of tests would run into the 1000s.

Yep. Boris did state that people can play sport together in groups from the same household.
In relation to professional football; it is their work rather than being recreational so I would see it coming under the guidance that those who can't work from home; should go back to work where possible. My own feel; is that it will just be down to the football authorities to come to their own decision; like they did on March 13th.
True but as I understand employers are obliged to meet social distancing requirements and that must also equally apply to professional football.

Raab on the BBC this morning when posed a question following the speech last night said that the general public can't play football in a park as it would be impossible to meet the 2 metre rule. Surely then Premier League and other football can't re-start.

It will be interesting to see how the Premier League meeting goes today and whether some exclusion excuse will be allowed. 

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: December 29, 2019, 05:11:49 PM »
Is Bilic capable of arresting this slump in form? I hope there are not going to be any similarities to what happened to him at West Ham in his last season with them.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Nathan Ferguson
« on: November 18, 2019, 10:17:11 PM »
A player's career can often be cut tragically short through injury.  If the injury might be one year away, the thinking could be that it's better accumulating cash as early as possible.  Against that there are far fewer injuries that aren't treatable these days.

Don't really accept this reason. Many people can change careers in their lifetimes and footballers are no different, whether through an injury or getting too old to play. Many players also find their ways into coaching so remain in the sport they love earning a decent amount of money.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: eric clapton
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:30:59 AM »
I knew Clapton was an Albion fan. From memory there was a spoof interview with Clapton in the fanzine Grorty Dick in the late 80/early 90''s. All I remember of it was a page of meaningless questions and then he was it was put to him that he was a multi millionaire, had a huge worldwide following, and was a baggies fan, so would he like to put some money into the club? You turn the page over and his answer was 'no'...….

All very amusing and I know it was light hearted but he is apparently, a baggie. A quick google will inform you that he has an Albion scarf draped over a settee on the back cover of his album Backless. I don't ever remember him being at the Hawthorns though, and I am sure we would know.

Yes I knew about the album sleeve but this documentary showed him actually donning our scarf with Albion clearly visible.
Here is the link to the more recent Man U game in 2016, I trust the Birmingham Mail got it right!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: eric clapton
« on: October 21, 2019, 07:33:08 AM »
Digging up a very old thread!

Just watched a BBC documentary over the weekend about the great man and thrilled to see him wearing an Albion scarf in a photo with a fellow musician. Hard to say what time period it was but probably late seventies or early eighties. He clearly retains an attachment to the club as evidenced by his appearance at the Man U game in December 2016.

Can anyone add any more reliable evidence of his fondness towards us such as how it began since he is a Londoner (some suggestion it was Steve Winwood's influence when part of Blind Faith) and particularly did he actually approach the club many years ago about a potential investment?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:46:39 PM »
He’s nowhere near as bad as people make out

Puts the effort in and if I were defending I would rather play against any of our other forwards than him.
You can’t all praise Slavs every breath, then moan about the player if he extends his contract .

But how much say did he have? Smacks of a board decision to save on a transfer fee in January for a position that clearly needs boosting and improved.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:41:56 PM »
Just read elsewhere. I am speechless!

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:09:47 AM »
Have not been impressed with our first team striker options and this summer's two transfers both of which smacked of desperation in my opinion, certainly Austin. HRK getting game time yet again tells me that we have problems in this area.

What hasn't been discussed is why Willock isn't getting a look in. Can anyone update me on his situation and how he has performed in I presume the reserves.

And also are there any promising youngsters in the forward position that are close to the first team?

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Under 23's / Academy Thread
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:54:17 PM »
I do wonder how many of our promising youngsters have been swayed also by the recent history of finding it really difficult to get first team chances under the last few managers.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Craig Dawson
« on: June 29, 2019, 04:26:35 PM »
I think we owe Rochdale a percentage of any sale if I recall.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Guochuan Lai
« on: June 19, 2019, 06:53:42 AM »
I have always had the opinion that JP was only ever looking after himself rather than the club and never believed the spin coming from him. This is yet more evidence that questions whether he ever used his own money for investing in the club.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:24:06 PM »
No thank you to Hughton, another unimaginative and predictable choice by the club with no compensation to pay and having a pretty dull playing style which seem to fit the bill with our hierarchy.

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: April 06, 2019, 04:37:05 PM »
Could see what was going to happen as soon as the line up came out. There really was absolutely zero point sacking Moore for this. Today's team is even more uninspired than anything he ever conjured up.

Once again we pick a team with almost zero pace or ball carrying ability.

And it does beg the question yet again who is picking the side. Surely those in power need to realise now that a major clear out is required in the summer.

General Football & Sports / Re: Darren Moore sacked
« on: March 12, 2019, 08:23:54 AM »
Talksport have just been about the race issue again on their show after 1 am and on about it now with fans phoning in and it is shocking how they are trying to peddle this theory.

I understand that they have to court controversy to get idiots to ring them on their premium phones line but this rubbish is pathetic and they should look at our history of putting talent over colour.

You wonder whether the authorities should intervene if it construed as inciting racial hatred.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:39:39 PM »
To me it makes no difference who is manager , the players are just not good enough.

How a manager can turn the players performance against Ipswich into promotion hopefuls is something no manager can do.

The sacking of Darren Moore could also have a detrimental effect on the team. If the players think he was dealt with too harshly they could just go on to the pitch not put the effort in and just look to leave at the end of the season.

Promotion this season is still far away for us with these players.  The only good thing about getting a new manager in now is that he can see what players he wants to keep next season and then start rebuilding his team for next season when we could give this league a good go.

Yes that is the concern I have too, it's not just the questionable tactics of DM.

The club has held onto or signed players either no longer good enough or not fully committed. The hierarchy will live to regret its short-term mindset and I fear that we will not see a genuine rebuilding attempt due to this mindset and an owner clearly wanting his money back.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:27:14 PM »
We have been top 3 or 4 all season, how can that be months of poor form?!

OK if you want to be pedantic on the use of vocabulary then poor performances then! 

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:19:55 PM »
With jokanovic, its worth the first few months of last season Fulham were awful, they remained patient and stuck with the coach and got promoted in the end.

As our boards actions and some of our fans expectations show, you dont get allowed a run of bad form at albion, you are deemed not good enough.

Those saying about steve clarke, his son said this morning a section of albion fans hounded him out despite the season before finishing 8th, he said so why on earth did we want him back?

He also said some albion fans had a sense of entitlement, that is sadly how we are perceived by others within football too judging by the reaction (not just fans) and its hard to argue when you sack a manager 4th in the league who until a couple of weeks ago was in the running for the top 2 and had been all season and hasnt been given a chance to turn round a bad run of form.

Some will argue that the poor run of form (not results) has extended for several months and what is the evidence that he could turn it around.

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Next manager...
« on: March 09, 2019, 08:12:40 PM »
Does anyone think we need a new manager willing to take chances on some of our promising young academy players?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:41:46 PM »
Anyone still confident of finishing in the play-off positions after that?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: In Game Chat
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:50:44 PM »
Get ready for a long period as championship also-rans

I think that has been predicted by a few at the start of the season. The club is going stale with no ambition and planning for the future and with a manager who clearly won't risk our promising youngsters bar one or two. What is going to happen at the end of the season when all these loan players go back and what will the club do with all these players we own that are well past their best?

Albion Matchday Forum / Re: After Match Debate
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:40:39 PM »
Headline on BBC match text “Heartbreak for QPR...”

They have no idea what heartbreak is!
The BBC in their running commentary on their site also said MICHAEL Dawson conceded the penalty.

General Football & Sports / Re: Saido Berahino
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:43:28 AM »
This will be his second drink driving offence if found guilty so the courts are likely to take tougher action this time.

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