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  1. Baby Grace was born this morning, can’t wait to buy her first City kit!
    30 points
  2. Well if they do cancel the season, I would want any refund that is due,if due, to go to charity,I’ve already paid for it so wouldn’t miss the money. Children’s Hospice or Hospital would do nicely.
    12 points
  3. Sent home with my laptop now. My wife is 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow with our first born, not going to take any risks now. Worrying times and looks like we may have to isolate ourselves with the baby, gutting with so many people excited to meet him! First time grandparents etc. Hope everyone is keeping safe
    11 points
  4. Would be a nice gesture from the Club/Players to make a financial gesture of goodwill to all Match Day Staff who are on Zero Hours contract & are unable to get SSP through this difficult time, These staff work hard & some of them have been at the club for many years & are crucial to all events & operations of the Club, Most of the staff young & old, this is their only source of income & may find themselves gong through difficult times over the coming weeks, would be nice gesture if the club followed Brighton lead with helping their Zero hours staff.
    9 points
  5. I'm still required to work from the office until the end of this week, and will be walking from the town centre to Southville. If anybody is self-isolating/working from home/can't make it out, feel free to let me know. I'm happy to pick anything up and drop it off after work - between 6.30-7.30pm - to anyone in Bedminster/Southville who may need it.
    8 points
  6. I've not seen this mentioned anywhere else on here: Chelsea Football Club is joining the medical response to the coronavirus outbreak in London with the news the National Health Service (NHS) has accepted the Club’s offer to make the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available for NHS staff. The initiative came from club owner Roman Abramovich and, after contact with the NHS was made by Chairman Bruce Buck, it was decided the best way Chelsea can assist the NHS is to provide accommodation for NHS staff. Mr Abramovich will be covering the costs
    7 points
  7. Its similar to the arseholes who panic and bulk buy leaving others with nothing, selfish ignorant *****. Just saw on the news ********* queuing at 06.30 outside supermarkets to get at bog rolls, pasta, tins, sanitisers etc. But common sense from suppliers will prevail with all supermarkets putting limits on items (doesn't stop 3 or 4 members of the same family buying separately) and some having shopping hours for the elderly with full stocks of essential items. Its these arseholes that cause issues and they can't be trusted with information as they are stupid. There you go
    7 points
  8. They're finally stepping up testing capacity. Something that should've been done as priority one, but at least is happening now. Must've been reading my angry social media posts Good news. Businesses need more clarity and more grants/less loans if they are to keep paying staff as orders dry up. The other option is a surge in benefit claimants that will be unprecedented in history and likely be as unmanagable as if everyone got sick at once. I read about efforts to develop a test to see those who HAD Covid-19 but are now recovered. Be interesting to test all of us here who had
    7 points
  9. As a former journalist, I'm amazed when I see the packed room of journos at Bongo's daily virus briefings. All held in virus hotspot London. Hasn't the government and media heard of video conferencing? They advise us all to take loads of precautions then ignore them themselves.
    7 points
  10. My wife’s in labour as we speak and very worried about who comes to see the baby, family included, unfortunately we are going to have to play safe which is sad as nobody gets to meet the new baby for a while but zero point risking it! Good luck by the way! We arrived at Southmead at 2pm Monday and no baby yet!
    7 points
  11. Doesn't help when the Prime Minister's own father blithely announces on TV that he's still going to go to the pub.
    6 points
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/18/people-need-them-more-than-we-do-valladolid-reject-coronavirus-test-kits Wayne Rooney was whining about players being Guinea Pigs the other day. What the stupid **** doesn't understand is that football became aware of infections because the propensity of Doctors, physios and cash in the game meant they had access to tests and so the likes of Arteta and Hudson-Odoi were spotted. as carrying it early. Hudson-Odoi barely had any symptoms. Professional footballers seem to be more likely to be tested than Doctors, nurses and key medica
    6 points
  13. Free tests Results in 5 hours Results by text Using Debit/credit cards and mobile phone tracking to trace movements and warn people of positive results and advise isolation lots of cases, very few deaths Brilliant work
    6 points
  14. The world has taken a very strange turn, that's for sure. If you'd have told me in 2015 that within 5 years we'd have a pandemic requiring global isolation for a year minimum, Boris as PM, Trump as Pres, Brexit, and that Southgate would have taken England to a world cup semi final with Lingard, Trippier and Maguire proving to be key players, well I'd have laughed hysterically, then screamed for medication...
    6 points
  15. I'm self employed and have been told by an organisation that I do a lot of maintenance and upgrade work for that its emergency work only at the moment and yet BCFC still wanted me to commit several hundred pounds yesterday for a season ticket which I didn't do due to the uncertainty and my seat has gone, I've mentioned it before and sorry for mentioning it again but surely they could have extended the seat renewal deadline for a couple of months, very disappointed by the clubs attitude.
    6 points
  16. Judging by the empty shelves and the stockpiling that has taken place, a big chuck of the population have enough pasta/rice/spuds/eggs/milk in to feed themselves until Christmas!
    5 points
  17. If you’ve got a mobile phone, you’re in the office
    5 points
  18. I'm an unsociable sod, so working from home is good for me, I usually do 1 or 2 days a week, now 5 days a week is heaven....
    5 points
  19. Because to suggest otherwise is deemed as political point scoring, even when it’s not!!!! It seems in some people’s eyes we are at a point where we are no longer allowed to question or challenge. For me £330bn is a fantastic statement, but the detail beneath isn’t so. Don't get me wrong there is no perfect solution to both health and economy. Part of the problem is there is a lot of ‘stock’ being taken from the daily press-conference, yet in fairness to the government other things are being decided on in different meetings to that, e.g. IR35 got postponed by a year late yeste
    5 points
  20. 4 points
  21. Not that I am overly arsed about football at present, if I was forced to take a stance, my view would be it is better to finish 2019/20 at some future point, and if needs be sacrifice 2020/21 fully, as opposed to simply make the current season null and void.
    4 points
  22. Been used to a couple of days a week (Monday & Friday), but this will get tiresome. However, I should be greatful. Eight of our service team being given bad news this afternoon.
    4 points
  23. I'm gaining 3 hours minimum commuting time, and a fair bit of money on petrol and transport fares. Sorry to be positive at a very scary time, but WFH has been a massive help. Not having childcare will be a challenge though.
    4 points
  24. That UK figure includes amounts available at loans. Loans that businesses prevented from trading by the virtual lockdown will have to repay when things get back to normal. assuming they haven't gone to the wall by then. Here's someone explaining why Sunak's help package for small businesses is, like many things we've seen heralded in the past, more window-dressing than real help: https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/03/17/rishi-sunaks-business-support-package-fails-at-almost-every-single-level-not-least-because-it-will-be-illegal-for-many-businesses-to-even-apply-for-it/
    4 points
  25. This chart suggests the govt is doing a whole lot more than those with childish jibes that they are not. These are facts. Look at Italy.. what a laugh. Even the US is only committing to 5% of GDP at present. My faith remains in a govt who leans on a world renowned medical team and industry.
    4 points
  26. And they have stopped filming Eastenders. Every cloud, eh . . .
    4 points
  27. Because those countries did what we aren't doing - tested anyone with a temperature and then traced their contacts and tested them. It is madness that we say there is no need to test people who've self-isolated with all the symptoms. Those people will have been wandering about for days without knowing they had the virus. Folk who have been in contact with them deserve to know and be tested then they can self-isolate accordingly. In this piece, an NHS surgeon who thinks he has the virus writes of how health-workers are not being tested and are potentially spreading the disease around
    4 points
  28. I agree, hence my suggestion elsewhere that we won't get a 20-21 season. Apart for a vaccine, the other thing that may affect this is the understanding we increasingly get of the virus. And so far, much of that points to the importance of testing, something the WHO has been banging on about, S Korea has been very good at and we, and the US, pretty poor. Although little pockets seem to have re-occured in S Korea since they got the numbers down, they have been very quick to identify and contain them. There's an interesting article in the Italian press about a small town call Vo', in t
    4 points
  29. Congrats to both of you. Your kids will never fully appreciate the strange year that they were born into!
    4 points
  30. City can keep my season ticket cash because this will all pass over and I would still like to have my seat in the Dolman and have a team to watch. The financial losses from this pandemic could sink some of the weaker clubs, so I hope that City can emerge as one of the strongest survivors. I fully sympathise with all those who are worried about their finances and hope it all works out for them.
    4 points
  31. Well it's 100% not point scoring for British people to question why this government has taken a different approach to the vast majority of leading nations. You'd be irrational if you weren't concerned by that.
    4 points
  32. Are Clark’s pies absolutely w@%$ , I’m sorry but a few people rave about them but they are as tough a Gandhi’s flip flop and dry as a nuns “you know what” what is the appeal. if you get a good one it’s still like eating weston sea front!
    3 points
  33. Foster son works at AG during rugby games, he’s had an email this afternoon basically wishing him well (as in stay healthy) through these difficult times and they’ll be in touch, but nothing else. Not having a pop at Ashton Gate, just relaying the info.
    3 points
  34. I’ve had 4 today. Anyone ‘beat’ that?
    3 points
  35. Carpenter/ cabinet maker. 90 % of my work is domestic. Had 3 jobs cancelled since last Thursday and the phones stopped ringing. Hey ho I have my health.
    3 points
  36. Got a few things to tell but not sure I can be trusted
    3 points
  37. The Undr the cosh podcast with Andy Johnson (ex Wales, Forest and West Brom long haired midfielder) is hilarious. Didn’t know he was Bristolian. Modern day footballers are just not going to have the stories that footballers of yesteryear will have. The drinking culture has gone and camera phones/social media were not around back then so they could act like idiots without fear of it becoming public. Defo check it out on YouTube.
    3 points
  38. Oh, Charlton, the game where our players took a lead then seemed to become fatigued and weakened and ended up losing and going on a horrible run... I'm not blaming you, but questions have to be asked...
    3 points
  39. Quite agree RR Over 20 years ago I was a Sales Manager at BT and we were pushing Video conferencing then. why has it not taken off ?
    3 points
  40. I wonder if part of the problem is relying on / trusting the general public to do the right thing? They cant be trusted to not stock pile toilet paper ffs how can they be trusted to stay home and bunker down? Whilst people are still "allowed" to make their own choices, I cant see how the spreading will stop. There's still companies that at best arent encouraging home working (at worst, preventing it). There's still people going to pubs, bars, restaurants. Gyms are still open. The supermarkets are still full of people. We aren't testing anyone so we wont even know when the numbers die down
    3 points
  41. What I don't understand is that this week the government and their advisers have - and this is entirely to their credit - accepted that they got it wrong, that mitigation was not going to work and we need to suppress the outbreak in the ways that other countries are doing. Hence we have very suddenly moved from "stay in for seven days if you have a cough" to "avoid pubs, restaurants and all non-essential social contact". Whilst we have not yet forcibly locked this down, we are now moving away from the tactics we were pursuing and moving towards the ones recommended by the WHO. So wh
    3 points
  42. I hate to be gloomy but I'm starting to worry this is all a lot more serious still than many of us appreciate. This is the report the government is basing its modelling on. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf It is not an easy read but there is a reasonable but gloomy summary here: https://twitter.com/jeremycyoung/status/1239975682643357696 Essentially the conclusion is a) this can only be stopped by suppression - i.e. isolation, social distancing, closures of wor
    3 points
  43. Where the hell did this plank get the notion that their ST holders is more than most clubs average attendances ? https://www.soccerstats.com/attendance.asp?league=england3 They have a relatively low amount of ST holders as I understand it although that is an assumption. I would assume, and it is just an assumption, that they have around 4k ST holders. Just an assumption of course. And that would keep them going ? Losing 60k per week isn't keeping going, its hanging on.
    3 points
  44. Because, if you don’t test anyone then you cant find anyone infected therefore IT DOESNT EXIST...
    3 points
  45. Problem is this government usually U-turns when public outrage blows up. Similar to when they wanted the elderly to pay for their social care by selling their houses. Think about that for a second. If people didn’t kick off they would have went ahead with doing nothing and letting the majority of the population catch it resulting in excessive deaths. So it isn’t as simple to say people are playing politics.
    3 points
  46. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/17/there-is-a-policy-of-surrender-doctor-on-uks-covid-19-failures Australia has run out of kits but 100,000 more expected tonight. No gatherings indoors of 100+ people - so pubs etc have a 4m exclusion zone plan!! Borders closed to most travellers My son who is doing his masters cannot get to Uni, go on his placement and has now lost his job as he was Cinema duty manager to supplement his income whilst studying. My wife teaches international students and expects to be laid off indefinately next week. I'm expecting
    3 points
  47. A lot might welcome some money back at the moment.
    3 points
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