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The Coronavirus and its impact on sport


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10 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

To top it all, whilst I realise that the weaker members of our community are at risk of losing their lives , thousands die off each year with the flu . Why is this virus so much more important ? 

I assume because we have no imunity. Therefore it will spread to more people, meaning more vunerable people will get it, meaning a lot more of them will die.

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A lot of people were saying the season would not be CANCELLED. Now it is effectively postponed we see posters throwing mud even though it hasn’t been CANCELLED.  There is a difference between cancellation and postponement.  Not sure if it’s ignorance or posters wilfully being wrong.

If anyone would like to explain how a cancellation would work, I’d be most interested.  Just cannot see it but willing to listen to views on how it could happen 

 

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2 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

A lot of people were saying the season would not be CANCELLED. Now it is effectively postponed we see posters throwing mud even though it hasn’t been CANCELLED.  There is a difference between cancellation and postponement.  Not sure if it’s ignorance or posters wilfully being wrong.

If anyone would like to explain how a cancellation would work, I’d be most interested.  Just cannot see it but willing to listen to views on how it could happen 

 

I think the most common suggestion is restarting the season from August ie no promotions/relegations. Leeds winning in 1st place with no promotion would be pretty funny tbf.

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3 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

A lot of people were saying the season would not be CANCELLED. Now it is effectively postponed we see posters throwing mud even though it hasn’t been CANCELLED.  There is a difference between cancellation and postponement.  Not sure if it’s ignorance or posters wilfully being wrong.

If anyone would like to explain how a cancellation would work, I’d be most interested.  Just cannot see it but willing to listen to views on how it could happen 

 

to be honest, i really don't give a toss about the difference between cancellation or postponement. This transcends football and should be treated accordingly. Watching from afar, am horrified by Britain's response to what is a major world crisis. 

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2 minutes ago, Septic Peg said:

I think the most common suggestion is restarting the season from August ie no promotions/relegations. Leeds winning in 1st place with no promotion would be pretty funny tbf.

Just seems unlikely that with 20% of the season left to just say ‘scrap it’

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2 minutes ago, And Its Smith said:

A lot of people were saying the season would not be CANCELLED. Now it is effectively postponed we see posters throwing mud even though it hasn’t been CANCELLED.  There is a difference between cancellation and postponement.  Not sure if it’s ignorance or posters wilfully being wrong.

If anyone would like to explain how a cancellation would work, I’d be most interested.  Just cannot see it but willing to listen to views on how it could happen 

 

I tend to agree, I still cant see it being outright cancelled there are just too many complications. I could possibly see a situation where players and staff have been isolated for a period of time (assuming thats what they intend to do) and then remaining fixtures played behind closed doors from the end of april in the safety of knowing the players are all clear)

I can't see the Euros going ahead now with all the travelling across Europe. That will have a huge impact the economy though especially with the number of countries involved expecting increased travel, tourism, bar and pub sales etc

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5 minutes ago, bristolcitysweden said:

There is no truth and nothing but no truth.

People guess. Some people on political grounds.

Some people not.

Evening Tommy. Early start tonight?

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1 hour ago, RaspberryRed said:

Hull City are the latest club to donate food ordered for matchday following the suspension of games, with Aston Villa confirming 850 staff packed lunches are being donated to support homeless charities. “With food having already been delivered to the Kcom Stadium for tomorrow’s game, the club was keen to ensure it didn’t go to waste,” read a club statement. “Fresh fruit, vegetables and sandwiches have now been passed over to FareShare Hull & Humber, a charity that redistributes surplus food to over 120 organisations throughout the region. The club are pleased that this surplus food will go to people who really need it.

👏👏👏

Well done to both!

I don't like Aston Villa's antics accounting wise but fair play to both for this!!

Mentions Fulham and Tranmere too in another article.

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The postponements will go on much longer than April 3rd I suspect, leading to a situation where sadly, the entire season will probably have to be written off.

On a more positive note, we are about to enter an international break, which will result in less postponements, so if the season can be restarted at some point, there will be a bit less catchup.

As I understand it, if a flight is cancelled, the airline has to refund your money, but if the football season is cancelled, the clubs get to keep your season ticket money 

A few clubs are teetering close to extinction and I think a number could go under as a result of this.  Whatever the financial outcomes though, the most important thing is keeping people safe.

On the virus itself, an Iranian scientist claims that there is evidence that it has been created in a laboratory and could not have been created naturally.  He seems to think that in time and with further analysis. this is going to be proven.

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12 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

The postponements will go on much longer than April 3rd I suspect, leading to a situation where sadly, the entire season will probably have to be written off.

On a more positive note, we are about to enter an international break, which will result in less postponements, so if the season can be restarted at some point, there will be a bit less catchup.

As I understand it, if a flight is cancelled, the airline has to refund your money, but if the football season is cancelled, the clubs get to keep your season ticket money 

A few clubs are teetering close to extinction and I think a number could go under as a result of this.  Whatever the financial outcomes though, the most important thing is keeping people safe.

On the virus itself, an Iranian scientist claims that there is evidence that it has been created in a laboratory and could not have been created naturally.  He seems to think that in time and with further analysis. this is going to be proven.

There's probably a few on here blaming the Russians,they blame them for everything else.

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1 hour ago, Major Isewater said:

In France the government have banned visits  to old people’s homes to avoid contagion.

They are advising not to visit elderly relatives or friends and people over seventy have been asked to stay at home going out only when there is no other choice.

Am I the only one who is bewildered by all this ? 
 

I have never experienced anything like this in my entire life. 
 

To top it all, whilst I realise that the weaker members of our community are at risk of losing their lives , thousands die off each year with the flu . Why is this virus so much more important ? 
 

 

 

1 hour ago, Bob Turnip said:

I assume because we have no imunity. Therefore it will spread to more people, meaning more vunerable people will get it, meaning a lot more of them will die.

Also, I hear a lot of people saying 'flu kills people all the time, what's the fuss?' 

But surely they should be thinking, 'flu kills people all the time, let's prevent 2 or 3 times that amount losing their lives'. 

 

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An actual suggestion...

Re start next season with the current points and goal difference etc. Not ideal but given the circumstances at least it's fair and doesn't write off the good work done so far.

There will be winners and losers but if the projected numbers are even remotely accurate, football is not the priority. 

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14 minutes ago, Robin-hugh-blind said:

An actual suggestion...

Re start next season with the current points and goal difference etc. Not ideal but given the circumstances at least it's fair and doesn't write off the good work done so far.

There will be winners and losers but if the projected numbers are even remotely accurate, football is not the priority. 

Actually not that bad a suggestion tbh.

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1 hour ago, wendyredredrobin said:

The postponements will go on much longer than April 3rd I suspect, leading to a situation where sadly, the entire season will probably have to be written off.

On a more positive note, we are about to enter an international break, which will result in less postponements, so if the season can be restarted at some point, there will be a bit less catchup.

As I understand it, if a flight is cancelled, the airline has to refund your money, but if the football season is cancelled, the clubs get to keep your season ticket money 

A few clubs are teetering close to extinction and I think a number could go under as a result of this.  Whatever the financial outcomes though, the most important thing is keeping people safe.

On the virus itself, an Iranian scientist claims that there is evidence that it has been created in a laboratory and could not have been created naturally.  He seems to think that in time and with further analysis. this is going to be proven.

Leak from a Chinese laboratory is something that has been doing the rounds for a few weeks now.

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3 hours ago, redsince1994 said:

Football on a nice summer evening followed by a few on north street sounds like perfection to me!

Does sound nice.

However, if the peak is expected in 10-14 weeks and will possibly stretch over 3 months then I think we’re going to be dealing with this for a long time to come.

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6 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

I think they should cancel the season. It's only going to get worse. Start the  new season again in August.

I hope it can finish we are in a great position be a shame to have that go to waste.

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3 minutes ago, Super said:

I hope it can finish we are in a great position be a shame to have that go to waste.

It's only going to get worse so I can't see how they can finish it. 

I think most fans would not fancy us to go up anyway.

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33 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

It's only going to get worse so I can't see how they can finish it. 

I think most fans would not fancy us to go up anyway.

You maybe right but could be a while before we are in such a good position again.

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21 minutes ago, Super said:

You maybe right but could be a while before we are in such a good position again.

I doubt it. We have a young squad that will only get better. We keep improving our league position. I can't see why we wouldn't be in a similar position to now next season.

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Another angle to the potential rescheduling of games is teams, like us, with multi-use stadiums.

Its reasonable to suggest that we cancel the euros, and possibly restart in May with the season ending in June.

However, many teams, including ourselves, will have concerts at their grounds during the summer - with all the preparation/takedown time and pitch damage that causes.

Its not unreasonable to suggest that the loss of commercial streams from those events may drive clubs, if the season is extended, to not play at their normal ground on occasions rather than lose the concert income 

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