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Dr Balls

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  1. Young guns (Go for it)?
  2. It worked in Sweden as there is still a social contract that the Government is there for the people, which is what retains trust, and why they have done what was required. Pretty much the same in Germany. It’s not the case here because quite rightly many feel that Johnson & co don’t really give a stuff about them as long as they are alright, plus Cummings et al are allowed to “interpret the rules” however they see fit, but we have to follow them and get blamed for spreading the virus by breaking them. One thing that annoys people more than anything is hypocrisy, and this lot are full of it
  3. Agreed when certain segments of the population can’t social distance or wear a mask indoors, the chances of compliance for re-opening to larger numbers of spectators is pretty much nil while prevalence levels are this high.
  4. Have you ever known a UK government high tech implementation go well? I am really struggling. As likely as the Johnson “Moonshot”, although if it really involved strapping him to a rocket, I would willingly throw in a few quid for it!
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    90 goals

    So no negative goal difference this season then? Generally the 2-3 teams with the best defensive records get promoted, rather than the highest scorers, although often the two go together. We actually scored a reasonable number of goals last season, but we also let in way too many.
  6. We are not where we were in March as it’s 4000 testing positive in the community and in hospital, compared to 5000 just in hospital. However the testing is an underestimate of all the cases, because a significant proportion have minimal symptoms, so may not realise they are infected. However as positive cases rise, hospital admissions have started going up again pretty quickly (in the Rhondda they went from 2 positive in hospital and none in intensive care to 35 cases and 4 in intensive care in 2 days last week!) followed ultimately by deaths. And many in the NHS are worried that combined with
  7. It’s fairly easy to spread 353 people around a football pitch, with groups staying at least 2 metres apart, especially if there are no stands and seats to deal with. You could spread 1000 people easily around Ashton Gate, if everyone acted appropriately and all 4 stands were used. The problem is not in the ground itself which is outside, so less risky. It’s getting people to and from, not congregating indoors un the concourses as they enter and leave. However in the current circumstances, the big issue is that it cuts against everything else that we are being required to do, which is real
  8. One of my work colleagues didn’t know she had it back in April, when she briefly lost her sense of smell and taste (it wasn’t a recognised symptom then) but was otherwise well, until she had her antibody test. This is my we all have to be so careful, because even though you might not be unwell, the people who catch it from you may be critically ill or even die.
  9. Asymptomatic apparently. If he wasn’t managing in the Premier League and being tested regularly, he and the 2 players might even have know that they had it. Along with Leyton Orient suggests a problem in East London.
  10. This doesn’t surprise me given what’s going on in terms of the rise in cases nationally. By then we might have a vaccine, but there is the possibility that we could go a whole season without spectators. It also throws into doubt lots of events that have been postponed by a year in the hope of getting spectators or an audience.
  11. With our additions in the last year, I would suggest we have a better squad than Forest and probably Derby. A starting attack including Nahki Wells, Chris Martin and Andi Weimann is pretty strong and very experienced, while we have more midfielders of quality than we know what to do with, a defence including Kalas and Mawson, plus a confident in-form Bentley is as good as any keeper in this league. There is a tendency even amongst our own supporters to think of ourselves as the poor West Country cousins, but the reality is that MA has provided DH with a really strong squad, who should be
  12. Although rates of infection are relatively low in the South West, there is no guarantee that will continue. We were lucky with the first wave that with the exception of Gloucestershire that was probably affected by Cheltenham going ahead, the prevalence of the infection was really low (the lowest in the country) when we went into lockdown in March. That means there is a greater “at risk” population here as well. Given what is happening in the rest of the country, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some form of national lockdown again in October, not as severe as before, but including su
  13. Apparently someone called Baroness Dido Harding (wife of Weston MP John Penrose) is on the Board of Stewards at the Jockey Club, which oversees horse racing in this country and would have had to sanction Cheltenham going ahead. I wonder what happened to her? Talk about a “club”!
  14. Of very recent players, JET is the one that stands out. I know he played at a higher level before he was with us, but his best scoring record was during his 2 years at Ashton Gate.
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