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« Reply #1325 on: May 23, 2020, 11:34:58 AM »
The Government asked all over 70's to stay at home for 12 weeks, irrespective of health conditions, and has not softened it's  position since.

It advised over 70's it didn't place any strict obligations, you can do as you wish.

They advise you choose.

This is not China.

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« Reply #1326 on: May 23, 2020, 11:55:58 AM »
I fully expect the old Prem 1/Prem 2 idea to resurface big time now, 2 leagues of 18 or so, underneath it semi-pro leagues possibly on a regional basis to get rid of mad round trips like Carlisle - Plymouth.

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« Reply #1327 on: May 23, 2020, 12:23:42 PM »
A local FA AGM was held the other night, I manage a team in there. Amateur, just below semi pro level and have been told don't expect our season to begin until December time and there will be "special" rules in place for Saturday matchdays.

Also no group training allowed only one on one coaching with 2 metre gap. Basically notraining as lower clubs don't have 20 coaches.

I know it's a different level but just some info for any of you who play Saturdays.
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« Reply #1328 on: May 23, 2020, 12:30:59 PM »
Forget mortality risk it is irrelevant so whether someone is in an at risk group is neither here nor there. Forget liability too difficult to prove even if the club took virtually no mitigating measures.

However the stumbling block is and always will be risk of infection posed by crowds (even reduced ones). The secondary consideration is that big random crowds quickly overwhelm any effort to track trace and isolate infected people.

I think dispersal might be an issue, & I still think it's doable, but the cost to police & manage it safely might make it prohibitive.

The problem is Stan, as we've said previously, if you can't get revenue from the fan base, where can you get it from?

I was listening to Chris Whitty the other night answering a question from Robby Savage, Prof Whitty suggested that the game itself might have to be modified to minimise the risk of cross infection.
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« Reply #1329 on: May 23, 2020, 12:37:00 PM »
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
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« Reply #1330 on: May 23, 2020, 12:58:45 PM »
.......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

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

Do  you pay extra for your season ticket  ;D ?
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« Reply #1331 on: May 23, 2020, 01:54:50 PM »
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.
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« Reply #1332 on: May 23, 2020, 02:40:19 PM »
Some of em get too close for my liking chap.

One steward did to my left leg he nearly sh!t himself, I had told him not to touch my left leg but he wouldn't listen.
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« Reply #1333 on: May 23, 2020, 02:55:57 PM »
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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« Reply #1334 on: May 23, 2020, 03:26:23 PM »
Just a thought.
If this season is actually played at least it will stop one major thing.
That is, it will not allow some of these players who get right into the referees face.
You know the types who run straight at them intimidating the ref.

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« Reply #1335 on: May 23, 2020, 03:47:47 PM »
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"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"
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« Reply #1336 on: May 23, 2020, 03:51:57 PM »
Pathetic from Hull. They know they are going down. Cowards.

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« Reply #1337 on: May 23, 2020, 05:57:33 PM »
To be honest it is a matter of indifference how other clubs vote. We are in an almost no lose situation. If the others choose to curtail the season that wraps up promotion if they chose to play on we are no worse off than we would have been. As long as we vote against curtailment our conscious is clear.
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« Reply #1338 on: Yesterday at 09:58:08 AM »
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« Reply #1339 on: Yesterday at 12:13:07 PM »
According to Rob Harris

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« Reply #1340 on: Yesterday at 12:17:47 PM »
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?
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« Reply #1341 on: Yesterday at 12:41:56 PM »
I wonder what would prompt a team 2 points off the relegation zone to draft a letter like that?


Probably because they were in free fall when the season was postponed (I think they had lost 8 of their last 10) and they fear they would be relegated if the season was restarted.
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« Reply #1342 on: Yesterday at 12:50:53 PM »
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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« Reply #1343 on: Yesterday at 01:03:54 PM »
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?

What lockdown? We've not had one. Probably caught it at the supermarket by walking into someone's cough or picking up something that someone had just put back down. Or something picked up off the postman's mail whilst still at home. Or one of their mates who they had round for the BBQ handled the same cup. Or they caught it off the tradesman who came to fix something at their house. 

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« Reply #1344 on: Yesterday at 01:52:35 PM »
What lockdown? We've not had one. Probably caught it at the supermarket by walking into someone's cough or picking up something that someone had just put back down. Or something picked up off the postman's mail whilst still at home. Or one of their mates who they had round for the BBQ handled the same cup. Or they caught it off the tradesman who came to fix something at their house.

Spot on. We haven't ever actually seen a true Lockdown throughout this crisis.
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« Reply #1345 on: Yesterday at 02:03:43 PM »
Hull have confirmed they are the club who have the 2 members of staff with Coronavirus

"Hull City can confirm that two people have tested positive for COVID-19 following the first round of testing at the training ground."


Heart bleeds for the club although i hope the 2 individuals make a swift recovery of course.

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« Reply #1346 on: Yesterday at 02:19:37 PM »
Hull have confirmed they are the club who have the 2 members of staff with Coronavirus

"Hull City can confirm that two people have tested positive for COVID-19 following the first round of testing at the training ground."


Heart bleeds for the club although i hope the 2 individuals make a swift recovery of course.

At least it's not their two best players...
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« Reply #1347 on: Yesterday at 02:20:55 PM »
 :D

No, they are safely tucked away elsewhere

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« Reply #1348 on: Yesterday at 09:23:31 PM »
Interesting that Hull City identified them as "people" not "players".

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« Reply #1349 on: Yesterday at 11:55:24 PM »
Some of em get too close for my liking chap.

All joking aside I've come very close to planting the occasional reflexive headbutt myself.
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