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According to Rob Harris

2 people from 1 Championship club have tested positive for coronavirus after testing of 1014 players and staff from the 24 clubs

If you add to this the reports of a Bournemoth player also testing positive the question has to be, and given the approximate two week incubation period, how did they catch it in the middle of a lockdown?
Also testing without tracing is a complete waste of time, you could simply catch it hours after being tested as negative. I wonder if anyone is tracing who these positives have been in contact with recently given the most logical group they would have contact with is within their own clubs

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and you'd be let out in the same way at the with each row leaving in turn.
I love your optimism mate, footie fans patiently waiting in queue's really isn't in the lexicon of most of 'em  ;)

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I am sure the towering intellectuals at the s*n have observed the strange phenomena that happens at the end of a game of football. At the final whistle everyone wants to go home at the same time.
Except for those who want to leave early and/or catch a train  ;)
Imagine the furore from the unlucky rest if any of the 'lucky few' were to leave early?

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL EUROPEAN FOOTBALL THREAD
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:29:23 PM »
I used to travel to Berlin fairly regularly for work and was always drawn to the Hertha Berlin club shop in the Bhan Hoff because they also play in Blue and White stripes, sadly not Navy Blue but nevertheless I always went in for a look at their shirts. 

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Portsmouth away 1994
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:20:46 PM »
I was a shiny backside, attached to 28 Sigs which became 280 Sigs, at St Tonis. I may have known a few people who were regular Visitors  to the Eros.
A shiny a***e, now there's a blast from the past, you two have got me all nostalgic now
Never got much beyond Paderborn myself on my occasional forays into the old Germany, and used to enjoy the ritual of showing my backside, after removing cap badges, to the East German border guards and their cameras. When stationed in Aldershot the Para's used to fondly refer to us as 'c**p hats' until it was time for us to administer their shots and 'cough twice' test or scrape them up off the ground after deliberately jumping out of a perfectly serviceable airplane

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Portsmouth away 1994
« on: May 09, 2020, 04:33:38 PM »
Who here was there on this day in 94? (I think it was today!)
I can just about remember all round mayhem all weekend and a monumental trip back home

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Bit Of Help
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:14:55 PM »
My little man is really getting into his football and everything is all about the Baggies. I am trying to get him a new shirt for his birthday as his current one is nearly worn to death. The official site and clubshop are sold out and I need a bit of help tracking one down, does anyone know of anywhere reliable that I might be able to get one from.

Thanks in advance!

Admin/Mods please feel free to delete or move if not suitable.
Be helpful to know what size you are looking for? These day some 'little 'uns' aint so little!

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General Football & Sports / Re: Other Football Team's Messageboards
« on: May 01, 2020, 12:53:06 PM »
Any one know what has happened to the 'come on boro' website?

It was one of the other web sites to which I was a regular yet occasional visitor  ;)

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if you have say a group of people say 30 made up of  players coach's etc and they are all tested and all clear of the bug
then this group are keep isolated  together and in the same hotel and are basically self sufficient  ,and the same with each team and group of officials

why can't as they are all virus free they go and play a normal game of footie behind closed doors ,

as long as the environment /bubble they exist in is virus free no one would get it,

millions of us are going to work and  going into shops etc social distancing is ney on impossible for 100% of the time, we have to get on with it and run the risk , what if there is no solution no cure if its with us forever just like a cancer some people get it some people die ,life goes on ,do we stop sport forever  is going to the pub cinema etc ,to become a thing of the past ,is the world to go broke ,or will the powers to be suddenly say oh well back to normal cant afford this any more, we gave it a go there is no solution , as you were
Most of these people you wish to see seconded away will have families of their own are you suggesting they give up family time and life for a couple of months just so a few footie matches can be played?

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A sobering thought for you to consider;
Todays total number of deaths figures which have finally been adjusted to also account for deaths outside the hospital system is near the capacity of the Hawthorns
Just close your eyes and visualise a full house and that's how many have died from this thing  :(

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I cant see football starting until a vaccine for covid 19 is found.
How to check every one wishing to enter a ground has been vaccinated could be an issue?

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Sounds feasible but I wouldn't want any tests wasted on footballers just to get us back underway, ever available test should be used for those who really need it who are risking their lives daily. football is huge part of our lives but right now it means jackshit to me.
Footballers and many of the entourage that surrounds them at a football club are going to be part of the private healthcare system not the public facing NHS. I am willing to bet my pension that those who have the cash are already getting themselves tested via the private healthcare system and so adding footballers et al to the list is not going to waste any of the NHS funded/sourced Covid tests

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General Football & Sports / Re: Jimmy Greaves
« on: April 08, 2020, 10:24:54 AM »
I used to love watching Saint and Greavsie
Everything since has been but a pale imitation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_7Uap8ZQrQ classic Greavsie innuendo! 

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Positional namrs
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:22:04 PM »
Playground specials
Rush back goalie, and no mater what the score 'next one's the winner' and of course jumpers for goalposts!

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General Football & Sports / Re: Ex Players Thread
« on: April 07, 2020, 05:10:12 AM »
Several ex players and an ex manager here and taken from the old baggies web site
https://www.oldbaggies.com/1-million-man-makes-debut-under-strange-circumstances-by-chris-lepkowski/

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Positional namrs
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:12:58 PM »

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Baggie Adrian Goldberg's podcast in discussion with Chris L about the Albion and CV - 19;

 The Liquidator - Baggies 1 Covid 0

ttps://www.buzzsprout.com/987004/3253888-baggies-1-covid-0?play=true

An enjoyable listen and  new factoid for me, Albion v Forest friendly during the big freeze season break played at Witney was Trevor Francis' first appearance for Forest!

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: April 06, 2020, 09:46:34 AM »
Probably the better place for it. I rarely read the PL thread as I tend to despise all things PL and still have mixed views on when/if/should we ever go up into it

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General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:19:56 AM »
I figure this is probably the best place for this, if not mods feel free to move it to a more appropriate home
https://www.football365.com/news/feature-premier-league-player-wage-cut-matt-hancock
A very, very interesting read especially the views on how hard it is to actually spend the vast amounts they earn

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Slaven Bilic
« on: April 04, 2020, 09:45:28 PM »
Any one else wondering what SB and his management team are up to during this hiatus in the season?
I'd like to think they are at a minimum carrying out one of the most thorough reviews of potential transfer targets from around the world for the next two or three windows based on the varying scenarios of the outcome to this season?
Plenty of time to work their networks of contacts for news and views on who's upcoming and may be worth checking out and especially who to avoid!
Updating coaching ideas and methods?
Anything else we think they should be doing?

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General Football & Sports / Derby County
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:28:49 AM »
The dominoes are being lined up even if not yet quite ready to fall
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8165737/Derby-talks-30m-loan-Championship-club-battles-survive-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html
Got mixed feelings about this and DC as a club as have never quite been able to forgive them for that defeat and their subsequent poor showing the next season

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: A trip down memory lane - edition #1
« on: March 20, 2020, 08:41:16 AM »
Yep, I was there too, in the Brummie Road end.
Me too, 13 years old and in a heaving Brummie with me dad, don't remember much of the game but the crowd has always stuck with me for some reason, mostly for occasionally getting crushed up against the wall round the pitch

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Albion in Europe
« on: March 19, 2020, 12:40:28 PM »
Does the trip to Dunfermline qualify me?

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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: A trip down memory lane - edition #1
« on: March 18, 2020, 01:33:36 PM »
1975/76 Oldham iconic Green and Yellow strip Tony Brown volley/half volley

Best day of my Albion life by a country mile!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEVXtbNiraA

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Albion to scale back operations

In light of recent events we are writing to you to advise of some operational changes the Club are taking in response to the coronavirus health crisis.
The Club will be stripping back its activities to support efforts to protect the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters. From today, The Hawthorns will be operating with a skeleton staff.
We will keep you updated with developments over email and on our social media platforms and on wba.co.uk. If you have a query please email enquiries@wbafc.co.uk.
TICKET OFFICE
The Ticket Office will be closed for visitors but fans can still use wbatickets.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 0121 227 2227, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
RETAIL
The Stadium store is now closed and the Merry Hill store will close at 9pm this evening until at least 3rd April 2020. Any orders that were in store for Click & Collect have been passed to Stadium Reception for collection.
Supporters can still shop online at shop.wba.co.uk but please note we will be staffing the warehouse two days per week so there may be a delay in delivery of your order. There will be no Express Delivery option for now. If you have any queries for the retail team please email retail@wbafc.co.uk.
ALBION FOUNDATION
The Albion Foundation will reduce its staffing operations to a skeleton level and will encourage work from home wherever possible. It will continue to deliver to schools and in the community for all but the more vulnerable groups until government guidelines change.
HOSPITALITY
The Hospitality team will be working from home but your Account Manager can still be contacted via email, if you do not have an Account Manager but do have a query please contact hospitality@wbafc.co.uk.
CONFERENCE & EVENTS
At present we are still facilitating any booked events to be held at The Hawthorns. This may change as government instruction does but at present booked events are sill taking place. We have alternative catering options in place for anyone that requires them. Our Events Team will also be working from home but will be contactable over email or at events@wbafc.co.uk.
Mark Jenkins, Albion’s CEO, commented: “Clearly, we are in unprecedented times which will bring challenges for us all.
“But I want to reassure both our staff and supporters that the Club is soundly positioned to emerge from this period ready to resume normal operations, whenever that may be.
“The health and well-being of our staff and supporters is uppermost in our thoughts and as a result we have taken sensible precautions to try to protect their welfare.
“Where possible we are making plans for our staff to work from home and have already instigated protocols to reduce engagement between players and supporters for their mutual well-being.
“We are in a time which none of us have ever experienced before and it would be silly not to concede there are challenges ahead. But equally I have no doubts that our Club will overcome the difficulties.
“In the meantime, on behalf of all of us at Albion, I can only send our best wishes to all of our supporters and urge them to heed the best advice available and stay safe and well while we all cope with this global emergency.”
For health information and advice, head to the NHS website, while the government's recommendations can be found here.

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