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italian dave

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  1. I've no idea what % of players income comes this way, but presumably they aren't getting appearance bonuses, win bonuses, league position bonuses - all those things that players contracts apparently include? As I say, no idea if that equates to 20% or not...
  2. Mmmm...ironic, maybe, but I think we’re just slightly in a different place now than we were when Flybe got their handout.
  3. And an even worse example just now on Sky News Mr Wetherspoon, Tim Martin, defending keeping his pubs open , claiming no-one has caught the virus in one of his pubs, intends to keep them open throughout, what a complete and utter moron. And, on the ‘bringing politics into it’ debate, I’ve been in two minds, but when you hear that Boris has refused to comment, despite the fact that it’s clearly encouraging people to ignore government advise, and we all know why he won’t criticise Mr Wetherspoon, well I’m beginning to feel he’s the one bringing politics into it.
  4. The satellite images of northern Italy are astonishing compared to a month ago. And in the canals in Venice they have fish, swans and even dolphins.
  5. Just watched channel 4 news interview a woman in a crowded London street proudly saying she won't follow social distancing advice because "it means we're just giving in" to it. Unbelievable.
  6. Whatever the rights and wrongs of our government, I suppose at least one consolation is that we don't have Trump in charge. If ever there is a man worse able to manage the situation, and if ever there is a worse strategy for dealing with it, I can't imagine. Interesting perspective from the US here of the contrast with Merkel. Now I don't always agree with her policies, but she is a leader - something in very short supply at the moment. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/angela-merkel-nails-coronavirus-speech-unlike-trump.html
  7. Hard to believe that this time last week we thought we were going to Blackburn on Saturday.
  8. Government briefing this morning stressing that there is "zero prospect" of a London lockdown. Does anyone else get a feeling that means it's coming, but they just want to avoid what happened in Italy when word got out and everyone fled from Milan to different parts of the country.
  9. Not sure about the first sentence. Different countries are approaching it in so many different ways I don't really know how any estimate would be made. Some (like us so far) only test when someone gets to hospital. Others when people have symptoms. Others when they have the testing kits. And what the trial in Italy showed, when they tested a whole population, was that more than half the people who have the virus show no symptoms. So, certainly feels like understanding who's had the virus will help with the numbers. But what would be even better would be testing not who's had it, but who's got it. That seems to be how S Korea have managed it with relative success, and the town in Italy - despite being close to the epicentre there - managed to reduce new cases to zero.
  10. RIP. Very sad. A great player and as others have said, one you'd always look for on the other team's sheet
  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.
  12. They are sending medical equipment and doctors to Italy. Maybe actions speak louder than words.
  13. Dave Smith v. Ian Alexander x3
  14. In Italy the supermarkets are still open, but access is limited, you have to keep a distance from other shoppers, and trolleys, tills etc are cleaned after every use.
  15. Absolutely. And that article from Italy in my post above suggests that NHS surgeon is spot on. And by the same token, isolating only people with symptoms means that more than half the people who have the virus are still wandering around the place unaware they have it.
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