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  1. Did well when he came on, harsh decision, but let’s just slag the guy off unfairly.
  2. I thought most people had worked out that this is bullocks, and we are well and truly Donald Ducked. Except the wealthy Tory backers who have bet on sterling plummeting.
  3. Can’t see the U.K. getting it, high Covid rates, Test & Trace not working, non EU Country. My guess would be Germany.
  4. Because it’s not real football, just sterile TV stuff with zero atmosphere. Really can’t get very interested
  5. Take the positive view, there are many that can behave, you can identify who is sitting in which seat, we will probably have more ST’s than available seats... If people transgress, don’t invite them back until the crisis has eased.
  6. Sometime, I think the use of ‘football’ as a generic term is unhelpful. The PL has vast wealth, and could function comfortably with reduced income. Championship less so, although a lot of the problems are self-inflicted. Below that in the EFL, the majority of clubs are not viable without help as they have limited other income and would be unlikely to sell enough video streams. National League Premier, even more so, low income and professional set ups in the main. Then there are the lower National League levels which are almost closer to the levels below, than the professional game, and could p
  7. Difficult one, top PL have millions to waste, skewing the picture of football, and the usual taxpayer guff about funding nurses, overlooking the billions going to useless private companies in exchange for nothing. Teams at all levels budgeted upon a limited fan return, hoping for further relaxation as the season goes on. This is clearly not going to happen, causing a variety of issues at a diverse range of Clubs from Championship to National League North/ South. Basically, without support from PL or Government, the structures collapse. The argument that the PL provides much of the bail ou
  8. First 4 games, 1 goal conceded, so the defence as a unit must be doing something right. Against Villa we had no defensive cover at LWB, and no experienced CB, so it was always going to be difficult, and they did as well as could be expected against a quality attack. We have two very good, young CB’s, plus Bakinson and Semenyo really stepping up. Let’s look on the positive side, it can only be good for the future.
  9. Simple fact is that the virus is likely to be around for some time, so we have to work out a way to live with it, balancing risk and economy. The focus should be on what we CAN do safely. Science seems to suggest that risk of transmission outdoors is much lower, so let’s look at how it can be done safely. All very well to be risk averse, but mental well-being is important, and damage to mental health could do a lot more damage than the virus.
  10. I can’t spell 13 and totally disagree with you. Goodbye
  11. Possible, but why it needs looking at separately for each of the levels, to work out what CAN be done and what restrictions will need to apply.A lot of National League side will struggle to stage FA Cup games without fans, and I think the League is being suspended, as they just cannot afford to stage the games. If only football donated money to the Tory party, or Cummings was a fan... Solutions would soon be found.
  12. There has to be a realistic review of this, as there is a massive difference between Conference North and South and Man Utd. In a Country where 23 hours in Spoons is allowed, but a number of socially distanced fans in open air are not permitted, something must be wrong. Europe seems to be managing it well, and protecting sporting clubs should be important. We seem to be falling for the Government BS blame shifting and trying to punish ourselves. Sorry, let’s have leadership, consistent messaging, taking it seriously, trying to balance the various needs, proper planning, not just making it
  13. I’ve just lost the point of your argument, how it relates to small attendances at a fairly low level (Saving clubs), and why that’s so wrong when more risky activities are permitted. The science I read suggests that virus infection outdoors is low risk, and social distancing at Twerton Park is hardly difficult.
  14. I think what really annoyed me was Gove, stating that he had seen Arsenal fans, so knew all about football. The break point should be questioned, what level can be played safely, what crowd limit balances business v risk, what does the science say, could it be done with ST holders only? Actually try and make it happen, safely.
  15. Think you’ve massively missed the point, you can’t have large crowds, but you have to look at L1, L2 and particularly, National League. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot have limited attendances at that level, a whole lot safer than sitting in a pub, no mask, and closer contact. And indoors where the virus spreads a lot more. Germany seems to manage well.
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