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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 10:51:26 PM »
I thought the app was off the agenda at the moment !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 10:39:35 PM »
Was thinking this earlier. Going to be carnage if it becomes he says she says with people settling scores !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 05:03:51 PM »
Well it's not like it used to be that's for sure, a lot more civilised.
It’s been pretty much pulled down and rebuilt

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 04:49:14 PM »
‘I have been forbidden from announcing any more targets’ says Johnson ! Unbelievable the tail really is wagging the dog !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 01:21:24 PM »
What do you regard as normal on the Priory?  ???
Just the odd bit of mayhem ! :D ;D

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 11:56:35 AM »
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 !!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 26, 2020, 05:40:39 PM »
Peston was tremendously answered. Anyway enough about political Voldemort.

Some interesting stuff coming out about test and trace. I think it's extremely important to realise it is not just a Mobile App but a raft of methods.
Missed most of it but did I hear correctly the app won’t be ready then went on to state alternatives ?

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 26, 2020, 04:40:35 PM »
John I know the WHO have today given their most optimistic report yet and many foreign outlets are saying there is little or no spike in countries which are ahead of us in lifting certain restrictions not sure exactly where the September one is from though

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:03:17 PM »
Does the shops re opening include hairdressers/barbers or do they come under different category

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:42:08 PM »
Bear in mind, that the data is mainly for analysis & it's not perfect, I believe the data shows how many tests were completed (some people are tested more than once).
If the reliability rate is constant, then, for analytical purposes, the number of tests works ok.
It certainly doesn’t count completed tests! it also includes tests sent out by post/courier currently accepted to be around 30/40k per day. There are rumours in places of another form of figure massaging emerging today too ,surely the number of individuals tested is a far better guide .

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Purely looking at this from a game theory optimal position the following is my take

Strong incentive for finishing the season.

Luton Charlton Barnsley Fulham* Bristol City Millwall Cardiff Blackburn QPR Swansea and Derby.

Strong incentive for not finishing the season

Stoke, Wigan, Huddersfield, Middlesbrough, Hull West Brom Leeds, Brentford, Forest and Preston


Neutral


Reading and Birmingham

My thinking is that a club with either a slim chance of making play-offs or in the relegation spots will take any chance to play out the season they have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Preston have little chance of a better outcome than play-offs so they should vote against a restart.

Fulham are very unlikely to finish outside the play-offs and as such free rolling a slim shot at automatics so on balance should vote to restart.

Brentford & Forest should vote against a restart and so should Leeds and ourselves along with the teams in 17th to 21st place.

Birmingham and Reading should be neutral although they are looking at a bunch of expenditure and absolutely no upside but equally no downside.

Personally I think we should  do the honourable thing and vote for a restart unless a restart pushes a club or clubs into administration.
Think  I have read somewhere today Derby are going to vote to end the season and use PPG for promotion and relegation in spite of their own position

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:23:14 PM »
Just came off a conference call, looks like the pub industry are going with July 4th reopening, most back mis/late june. going to be very different when They do open though guys. Also my company is fine to not open in July if there is another spike but spoons and one other (mnb I think reading between the lines) are in serious trouble if they are not able to open/have to close again. Next 12 months I expect a lot if not a majority of companies go under u less there is a miracle.
Have heard from a publican today July 4th is unlikely . He was saying brewers are constantly pushing for a definite date for re opening so as they know when to re start brewing , as of yet they have heard nothing. From when they re start they reckon 4 to 6 weeks until re opening

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 11:04:12 PM »
I'm sorry, but it does matter.

There needs to be an understanding of the care home business, they're not all the same.

As I pointed out, care homes inhabited by the better off, charge more for the care, subsequently make more profit, & are better able to cope.

The care home industry contributes about 1% of UK GDP, so it's massive.

According to the reports, the problems are around care homes that have residents funded in the main by Local Authorities.
Local Authorities, strapped for cash because national government wanted to keep council tax down, have nailed these care homes to the wall, they're just about able to provide a service in normal times, but have crashed in this crisis.

The NHS returning patients with coronavirus to care homes is a red herring, nobody who has tested positive has been returned to a care home.
Some have been returned awaiting results of a test, with the care home told to isolate the patient.

Allegedly, a significant factor in the spread of covid19 in care homes is when care home chains or franchaises have used care workers from a pool, so that infections from one care home are transmitted to another.
That is bad housekeeping, nothing to do with local or national government.
It is irrelevant because the people I mentioned are all human beings who's lives are being put at risk !!!!!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:39:46 PM »
It is irrelevant what any of you think of care homes in any shape or form , what matters is they are inhabited by , staffed by people that have been treated poorly during this crisis !!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 17, 2020, 12:07:19 PM »
The times a government definitely needs holding to account /critisising in times like these are 1)when they say or do something obviously wrong or stupid or 2) lying. Unfortunately the instances of these are way to high and I fear only going to increase

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 13, 2020, 05:42:41 PM »
Not really sure I want to get into that argument, but apparently it is a review of agricultural standards.
The reason I mentioned it on this thread, is because, as a consequence of Covid19, we are all going to be a whole lot poorer, & some will be looking at ways of reducing food bills.
Personally, I'm a big fan of food provenance, but if you've got kids to bring up on a limited budget, you're going to take the cheapest option.
Can't find where I saw it but am fairly sure the beef and chicken is part of a debate that then leads to devising a policy prior to post Brexit trade agreement talks

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 13, 2020, 02:53:37 PM »
Interesting comments from someone directly involved in retail.

As someone interested in food (as a consumer), I am interested in the future of restaurants.

 Celebrity chefs & the UK farming & fishing industries have made dining experiences enjoyable beyond recognition over the last 20 years.
On the back of it there have been some brilliant innovative start-ups, in small cafes & restaurants across the UK.

I would imagine all of the establishments would have a critical mass of customers, & social distancing will restrict that.

I fear that many will go out of business, with an inevitable loss to the supply network, particularly artisan producers.

Interestingly, there is a bill before parliament today on farming & rural affairs standards, possibly opening a door to a reduction in standards for imported food.
Is this this to do with the hormones in beef and chlorinated chicken ?

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if matchday squads are tested before games then surely that negates the need for social distancing?
Not really as in order to get results back they would need to be tested probably 3 or 4  days prior to a game , plenty of time for the virus to be contracted.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 11, 2020, 12:37:06 PM »
Can somebody please explain how it can possibly be right that as it stands at the moment 5 and 6 year old kids are likely to see a teacher in a classroom before they can see family in their living room ?

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 10, 2020, 07:57:50 PM »
So I can now go virtual anywhere in the country and sit on a bench when I get there providing I'm either with members of my household and/or social distancing from everyone else but should be staying at home  Mmmmmm clear as mud !!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 10, 2020, 05:08:52 PM »
Ok, forget the Scotland bit. I didn't mean it in a competitive way. I was just commenting on the consistency of message and caution about opening up too quickly. I'll take that bit down, as I can see it becoming a side show. Comment on the rest of my post by all means.
Imagine it should be slightly higher as they think they are a couple of weeks behind England in what stage they are at in terms of infection peaking etc.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 10, 2020, 02:46:03 PM »
The more I think about it the more ridiculous Stay Alert becomes !!. If we are doing as we should be what are we Staying Alert from ?  Also it is something that will just wash over many as we are so used to similar at airports , rail and bus stations  etc, If stay at home is working as it seems to be why change it ?

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:14:52 PM »
The cops will have a problem arresting people for "not being alert", it is very vague, but from the sound of it they are going to stand down from public confrontations anyway.
The Police have also come out and said that Government guidelines are too 'Wishy Washy '

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:12:26 PM »
Jernick said that Stay Alert means the same as Stay at Home !! :o :o.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 08, 2020, 12:58:49 PM »
Been announced definitely in Wales along with being able to exercise more than once a day , both from Monday. Going to be some very tired Welsh doggies lol !! :D

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