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West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: Chris Brunt
« on: Yesterday at 06:57:24 PM »
Sorry to see you go Chris, wonderful servant.
Hopefully they find a position within the club for him.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Madeline McCann
« on: Yesterday at 06:54:51 PM »
Terrible position for the parents to find themselves in, the final moments of that childs life must play through their minds a thousand times a day.
They should never have left that child, but then I'm pretty sure they have been reminded of that a million times over the years.
Thoughts are with the child but I hope the parents get closure this time.
Once they find the toerag(s) responsible they should just build a bonfire

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: King John III
« on: Yesterday at 02:18:44 PM »
Lost interest in listening to the drawl after 77secs.
Another head the ball with nothing better to do.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 03, 2020, 11:28:32 AM »
Anybody’s kids/ grandkids gone back to school this week? After much humming and having and in the end because she wanted to granddaughter returned yesterday , year 1 (Monday was teacher training day ) From a class of 30 only 3 turned up !

Hard decision mate, personally I think the little-uns will be OK. Its just the fact that they could do the virus' job for it by transporting it round to all and sundry.
My grand daughters won't be going back yet.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: June 02, 2020, 02:06:36 PM »
There used to be a default setting in the human psyche called common sense.
Sadly common sense isn't that common nowadays, it's slowly being eroded out of us by the likes of twtter and facebook.
There's scientists from all over the world trying to beat this disease, so just ask yourself would these people be able to tell the difference between a virus and a bacterial infection or should we trust all those knowledgeable people on social media.
Conspiracy theories are ok for a bit of entertainment but that's about it 

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:31:28 AM »
Return to football provisionally agreed for June 20th, subject to all clubs agreeing

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:00:01 AM »
Morning all.

I agree hardtobeat. I’m very worried that we are easing up too early. Having said that it’s got to happen sometime and whenever that happens I think there will be another spike in numbers.

By the way John, I am a nurse and there is a clue to my speciality in my username. Having said that we have all been working with covid patients in the last 3 months (
Because they are everywhere)

You'll be telling us next that your name really is Carol. Carol  ;)

West Bromwich Albion FC / Re: James Morrison
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:55:18 AM »
One of my favourites and a quality player on his day.
Good luck Jimbo

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 29, 2020, 12:49:28 PM »
Article in the Guardian saying that South Korea are struggling with the track and trace that they have in place, also saying that the social distancing rules were relaxed and allowed bars, restaurants and clubs to re-open.
Museums, parks and galleries will be closed from today for at least two weeks.
This CV-19 seems to be a little tougher that first expected. Looks like its a long haul, no quick fix.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 29, 2020, 12:00:06 PM »
More than 200 schools in South Korea have been forced to close just days after they re-opened, due to a new spike in virus cases.

Thousands of students had earlier on Wednesday returned to school as the country began easing virus restrictions, reports the BBC.

So the question is are we (UK) sending our kids back too soon?

I doubt if the spike was caused by sending the kids back to school if the spike was reported a few days after the kids were sent back.
Personally I'm not sure if it's too soon or not, I think we'd be better keeping an eye on Spain and Italy as our passage through this Pandemic has followed roughly two weeks behind their path

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:43:42 AM »

You can use the location facility on your phone to show where you've been.

The manual system is fine in theory, but what if you're talking to a stranger in a supermarket, how do you trace them?
It's only the person who has been at risk that needs to self isolate, not the family they live with. How does that work?

I believe the details given by the Government says that 'the household will isolate for 14 days'

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: May 27, 2020, 01:18:10 PM »
PL Teams have voted to resume contact training.
A preliminary date of 19th June has been tabled as a start date for games to resume (Sky Sports)

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 27, 2020, 12:59:29 PM »
Was just thinking about possible localised lockdowns , imagine if in past years the Wrenna had been locked down but the Priory was allowed to carry on normally !!

What do you regard as normal on the Priory?  ???

John Percy Twitter Account

"Hull City have sent a second letter to the EFL & the 23 Championship clubs reiterating their opposition to the season restarting. Rival clubs understood to be growing increasingly frustrated with their stance"

I wonder what would prompt a team 2 points off the relegation zone to draft a letter like that?

I've never had the full rub treatment, just the sparing pat downs.

Do  you pay extra for your season ticket  ;D ?

Some of em get too close for my liking chap.

The social side of the game is as much as the sporting event itself for most people.
Think I'd sooner watch it at home with a beer myself than go through the rigmarole that will be needed to get in and out of the ground.
On the plus side you wouldn't have to go through the process of being rubbed down by those so called security staff outside the ground

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 09:30:04 AM »
I agree Liam but this is going to be one big gamble, if we open up the economy and the 'R' rate goes up past 1 what happens then? do we shut it down again and go into a complete Lockdown?

That's when the Nightingale hospitals will be used.
I've said all along that these hospitals haven't been built without consideration.
The main thinking behind the lock down wasn't to save lives it was to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed.
That has been achieved, so if/when we get the second wave (likely at the end of the year according to WHO) all CV-19 patients will be placed in the Nightingale hospitals, that will leave the rest of the NHS hospitals to deal with what they were doing before this lot kicked off.

General Football & Sports / Re: OFFICIAL PREMIER LEAGUE THREAD
« on: May 21, 2020, 07:29:35 AM »
Deeny is in a very privileged minority of the population, in so much that he can afford to have those principals and put his child's welfare ahead of the need to provide for his family.
Your average working family man doesn't.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 02:56:56 PM »
From 28 December 2019 to 1 May 2020 there were 73,180 deaths among care home residents, 23,136 (46 per cent) higher than the same period last year. 12,516 deaths mentioned Covid-19.

The question is why when you take off the covid-19 deaths mentioned, why is there is still an increase of 10,650 in just 5 months

Probably something to do with the likes of cancer patients not getting or a reduced level of treatment. I guess it would have been the same for people with other chronic or life threatening diseases.
The medical resource seems to have been focused on CV-19

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 11:45:28 AM »
Yes my mistake, these altruistic Care Home companies are just about breaking even...

Pull the other one lads, it is a multi billion pound industry.

Its a business, and the main criteria of any business is to make money.
I've got no problem with them making money so long as the welfare of their clients are well catered for.
Unfortunately too many of them are so intent on not loosing money that the consideration for the patients is secondary.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 19, 2020, 07:34:42 PM »
The care home for my grandmother takes circa £800 a week for her care. This is an obscene amount of money and if Covid-19 takes hold in that home, I will not hold the government even slightly responsible.

These businesses have let our elderly down while stealing a lifetime of savings and homes. Appalling.

Shame on anyone defending these people.

At the risk of drawing shame on myself, here goes:
My wife is the manager of a care home.
So far that care home is CV19 free (touch wood/fingers crossed and everything else)
The reasons for that:
at the very start of the Pandemic the owner stopped all visits from relatives, a lot of them kicked off but the owner stuck to her guns.
The care home is a large Georgian house with a stables block that has been converted to a training centre for the staff.
That is now where the staff come to site in their day clothes then get changed into their uniforms and PPE before entering the home. At the end of their shifts they then change out of uniform and place their work clothes into a bag for laundering.
The owner has spent a fortune on PPE for the staff, and they have never been short of anything.
I agree that there are bad care home out there but the good ones deserve some credit

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 19, 2020, 02:26:09 PM »
We all know that if/when we return to some form of normality it will be a free for all in the press.
Any public inquiry will be hampered by the politics of the day from both sides.
In years to come I dare say several books will be published claiming to disclose the truth, and all will probably have different ideas in what the truth is.
Will we ever know the truth?
Frankly I'll settle for getting out of this with me and my loved ones in tact.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 06:36:20 AM »
There was one other related death; the woman’s father died whilst in quarantine. The cause of death was said to have been cardiac failure brought on by his concern for his daughter. No post mortem was conducted because of the risk of infection. It just seems very strange that nobody else was infected during that long incubation period. Smallpox is a dreadful disease that we are told has been eradicated from the planet. Except that it hasn’t, the virus is held in two laboratories (so we are told), one in the USA and the other in Russia. Let’s hope that those laboratories remain totally secure......!

Cheerful topic for a Sunday night!

Up to 1978 we had the smallpox virus in the lab at Birmingham University Medical School.
Anyone old enough to remember will recall a lab technician catching the disease at the medical school back then.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 15, 2020, 06:22:08 AM »
I see there are mass protests organised for this week end by the ''UK Freedom Movement''  ::)
I suppose these are the planks that attached themselves to Extinction Rebellion but can't wave that banner at the moment.
As if we don't have enough to worry about the loonies suddenly turn up.

Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:40:16 PM »
What’s the conspiracy then?
The govt can’t win, if they didn’t build them”there was no forward planning”
Now that they have built them “it’s a waste of resource”

The numbers are already high enough, if they actually thought that the second peak was a huge possibility, then we wouldn’t be moving the relaxation along..
I get why people vote/ pick a side etc , but sometimes even the ones you don’t like deserve some credit
Wolves have played nice football
Boris has genuinely tried to do his best IMO

Just for the record I voted for this government.
Whichever government was in power was on a hiding to nothing. This pandemic is like nothing anyone alive has ever seen.
Reading reports from WHO they have already warned China regarding a second wave, and the general concensus is that a more deadly second wave will hit Europe this winter.
We will have to wait and see

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