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The Coronavirus and its impact on sport


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32 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

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.

Cant presume anything. 

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8 hours ago, pillred said:

I think he meant their general hygiene  standards regarding the slaughter storage and selling of meat in open areas, well I'm assuming he did.

And this happens all around the world, particularly in areas which suffer from extreme poverty.

Calling a race of people “scabby” because of living in these conditions is ignorance.

The virus could have emerged from anywhere.  

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9 minutes ago, marcofisher said:

And this happens all around the world, particularly in areas which suffer from extreme poverty.

Calling a race of people “scabby” because of living in these conditions is ignorance.

The virus could have emerged from anywhere.  

Calling it scabby was being kind.

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On 12/03/2020 at 18:46, Lanterne Rouge said:

Anyone else thinks Trump`s massively overreacting? Apparently he has put these measures in place to protect the American people - he won`t do anything to protect those same people from nutjobs with assault rifles though.

I`ll wager more Americans will be shot dead this year than die in the whole of Europe from Coronavirus.

it`s almost as if he`s more concerned about getting re-elected than protecting his citizens - perish the thought.

What a moron you are. 

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42 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Nah, this far into the season you have to have an outcome. 

Not to mention the fact you'd have clubs like Luton, Altrincham, Dundee United, Cove Rangers, maybe Coventry, and others for whom winning their league is a near formality losing huge amounts of income. It's completely unfair and would probably lead to legal action if it was voided. 

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4 minutes ago, ZiderEyed said:

Not to mention the fact you'd have clubs like Luton, Altrincham, Dundee United, Cove Rangers, maybe Coventry, and others for whom winning their league is a near formality losing huge amounts of income. It's completely unfair and would probably lead to legal action if it was voided. 

Luton?!

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1 hour ago, Ska Junkie said:

That's worrying as I have my dad, living on his own at 83. He's fiercely independent and I try and pop round a couple of times a week and speak to him most days. Yes, he's a fit 83 but I still don't know whether to keep going round. I'm in and out of hospitals all day at work so am possibly more likely than most to pick this bloody thing up. The last thing I want to do is expose the old fella to more risk!

What to do for the best? 

Ring explain why you are not popping round wish him all the best and tell him when this all blows over you will be back in smiling and tell him you love him.

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2 hours 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 think that is the only option they have how they decide what happens to the end of the season good luck to whoever has to make that decision 

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8 minutes ago, Robin Wood said:

I think that is the only option they have how they decide what happens to the end of the season good luck to whoever has to make that decision 

Yes, with our owner and transfer fee income we can afford to lose the income from the last 4-5 home games, but you get the feeling that could be catastrophic for some clubs

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2 minutes ago, Simon bristol said:

Yes, with our owner and transfer fee income we can afford to lose the income from the last 4-5 home games, but you get the feeling that could be catastrophic for some clubs

I don't see how they can catch up  is the next world Cup a winter tournament god knows but as I said good luck to the decision makers they can't please everyone 

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On 12/03/2020 at 19:29, BS2 Red said:

It was.

Although a general “I wish you were dead!” is a lot different to “there’s a disease that will kill the elderly and that’ll help my investment portfolio”.

I’m not so sure there is a huge distinction between the two, the reason people were wishing old Brexit voters dead was they were hoping the outcome of a second referendum would be altered by that happening to one that suited their agenda. 
Is that so much different?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Super said:

Luton?!

Don't know who the **** I meant but it certainly wasn't Luton! I'm on a load of drugs so I'm a bit dopey atm.

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3 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

That's worrying as I have my dad, living on his own at 83. He's fiercely independent and I try and pop round a couple of times a week and speak to him most days. Yes, he's a fit 83 but I still don't know whether to keep going round. I'm in and out of hospitals all day at work so am possibly more likely than most to pick this bloody thing up. The last thing I want to do is expose the old fella to more risk!

What to do for the best? 

I honestly think the best thing to do is be honest and give him the choice. If he is healthy and has the ability to make an informed decision then it should be his decision. Explain you are concerned, be honest about what you think the risks are and let him decide what he wants you to do.

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Mass gatherings like Glastonbury, Wimbledon and Ascot being mentioned shows this is likely to go on till at least June. 
 

if this is the case then, it will be difficult to finish this season.

 

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-mass-gatherings-to-be-banned-under-government-plans-to-combat-covid-19-spread-11957350

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24 minutes ago, LondonBristolian said:
3 hours ago, Ska Junkie said:

That's worrying as I have my dad, living on his own at 83. He's fiercely independent and I try and pop round a couple of times a week and speak to him most days. Yes, he's a fit 83 but I still don't know whether to keep going round. I'm in and out of hospitals all day at work so am possibly more likely than most to pick this bloody thing up. The last thing I want to do is expose the old fella to more risk!

What to do for the best? 

I honestly think the best thing to do is be honest and give him the choice. If he is healthy and has the ability to make an informed decision then it should be his decision. Explain you are concerned, be honest about what you think the risks are and let him decide what he wants you to do.

Am in a similar boat to an extent - my dad has diabetes, lung disease and lung cancer so a bout of this could finish him off (he's only 68).  Having asked him about it he said he'd rather die of this than the alternative (that's gallows humour for you)

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On 12/03/2020 at 16:16, harvey54 said:

Currently self-isolating. Came back from Malta and a week later I started sweating, aching and feeling wiped out. Lots of Italians on Malta as it's only a ferry ride away. Feels like the start of a heavy cold to be honest but my Mrs works in the NHS so I'm housebound. 

Box set heaven 😆

all the best to ya' mate - we're in state of emergency right now in Warsaw with everything shutdown and rumours of imminent curfew being introduced tomorrow - heard a mate of mine earlier carted off by the men in white coats and you can feel the city in a genuine state of panic and paranoia. This is a very real issue, and it's unbelievable people are still casual and offhand about it all - or worse, using it to point score and settle either political or personal agendas. 

We will get through this, but it needs concerted effort from absolute everyone. More so, we need to learn lessons - i.e. firstly, as a planet we learn to work collectively and effectively to respond to such situations in the future; and b, that our individual governments don't use every budget to slash the **** out of our emergency services. 

Wishing you a speedy recovery! 

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I was going to renew my season card this weekend as the deadline is on Monday.

With the likelihood of this season running on until lord knows when, booking your seat for next season, whenever that may start, by the middle of March, now seems a bit early to me.

But I don't suppose the club will alter the renewal dates.

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5 hours ago, pillred said:

British scientists are close to finding a vaccine for coronavirus apparently, let's keep our fingers crossed we may be nearer the end of this nightmare than we thought.

It will take months to do human trials and you cant fast track the process in case there are unforeseen side effects. Especially if the plan is to roll it out to millions of people in a short space of time.

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7 hours ago, Frenchay Red said:

I was going to renew my season card this weekend as the deadline is on Monday.

With the likelihood of this season running on until lord knows when, booking your seat for next season, whenever that may start, by the middle of March, now seems a bit early to me.

But I don't suppose the club will alter the renewal dates.

It's making me think about not renewing and waiting to see what happens. And then get one if it's all sorted by start of next season.

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