Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

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Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by SM » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:06 pm

I’m seeing a lot of talk from other countries that games are being moved to behind closed doors... Any chance of that happening this weekend?

Have the EFL confirmed one way or the other yet?
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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Barry » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:49 pm

Treat it as being on unless you see anything to the contrary.

If sport gets called off it will be pretty big news
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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by dm » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:56 pm

It seems the expectation is the UK will peak in two weeks so if the Government stops large gatherings it will be within that time scale. However, it looks like they want to delay decisions like that until they absolutely have to so this Saturday should be fine.

Personally I'm more concerned about travelling to the game on the underground than being in the stadium, so I'm planning a different route.

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Post by 222gers » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 pm

Clearly, smaller clubs are more reliant on match day income than Prem clubs so playing behind closed doors would hit clubs like the Rangers very hard.

There is talk in the papers of suspending Article 48 so that such matches could be televised or legally streamed. Not the same as being there of course. The loss of match day sales would be a huge blow, I would hope the EFL could help clubs as much as possible. There is talk of season ticket holders being reimbursed for behind-closed-doors games but I would not want to claim any refund in these circumstances. Perhaps the contagion will slow and we'll be OK.

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Satch » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:12 am

City v Arsenal called off (having seen some of cities crowds, might be safer to actually attend).

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Montag » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am

The fact that a government minister has now gone down with the virus emphasises the staggering ineptitude and paucity of intellect that pervades all levels of government, mainstream political parties and of course our wonderful civil service.
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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by QPR-NI » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:34 pm

Montag wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am
The fact that a government minister has now gone down with the virus emphasises the staggering ineptitude and paucity of intellect that pervades all levels of government, mainstream political parties and of course our wonderful civil service.
Did you think that Government ministers would be immune?

Should everyone just stay at home and hope it all goes away?

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by 222gers » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:56 pm

Clubs could always spray us with Dettol as we enter the grounds. I understand there are clubs that have been spraying Millwall fans for some years now.

Joking apart, my Dad used to tell me that football fans were sprayed as they entered the ground just after the First World War because of the Spanish flu. I always thought he was kidding but I'm not so sure now.

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Stateside Ranger » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:23 pm

The club have posted some information about corona virus on the website.

Basically players won’t stop for photos or autographs before or after games and there won’t be any players at the fan zone before the match. Players won’t hold hands with mascots when they walk out and won’t shake hands with the other team.

I do wonder if Saturday’s game will be on (just), but that after that they may play behind closed doors or suspended.

Presumably there would have to be some kind or corona amnesty if the league were to be suspended in terms of the knock-on effect of match-day revenue on FFP (which given what’s going on right now is probably the least important thing).

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Andy_N19 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:59 pm

Montag wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am
The fact that a government minister has now gone down with the virus emphasises the staggering ineptitude and paucity of intellect that pervades all levels of government, mainstream political parties and of course our wonderful civil service.
Not to mention a certain disgusting government minister who also had to resign under a cloud back in 2015.
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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Montag » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:39 pm

QPR-NI wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Montag wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am
The fact that a government minister has now gone down with the virus emphasises the staggering ineptitude and paucity of intellect that pervades all levels of government, mainstream political parties and of course our wonderful civil service.
Did you think that Government ministers would be immune?

Should everyone just stay at home and hope it all goes away?
The fact that a minister has become infected shows how little control the government is prepared to have. Flights should have been restricted and people from wherever PROPERLY quarantined. The UK is not even using temperature screening. Yesterday, flights were arriving from Italy minutes before it went into lockdown. Most of Europe is the same. Even the WHO is complaining about it now. Do you think we should all just go to work/school and hope it all goes away? It won't.The government has been frightened of over-reacting in case it damages the economy. So they've under-reacted making the chances of a bigger hit to the economy much more likely now. They should've done everything to slow down it's spread in the UK and buy us time while a vaccine is developed.
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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by stainesranger » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 pm

It does seem like it’s been fumbled. If any thing like what has happened in Italy happens here then you have to ask serious questions of the government. It’s not like they didn’t know what might happen.

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Giorgio » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:09 pm

stainesranger wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 pm
It does seem like it’s been fumbled. If any thing like what has happened in Italy happens here then you have to ask serious questions of the government. It’s not like they didn’t know what might happen.
...the problem down in Italy...I have friends telling updates me every day...is that people was and is still acting like it is nothing...
I mean...they closed the schools three weeks ago and the teenagers kept on gathering around...now they blocked the entire country...you can't
move out of the "Comune" of residence...the Comune being the territory just around the town....but still the numbers are growing...
only in the last 24 hours +2,300 new infected....only good result comes from the small town where the virus began...after two weeks of
real block...no new cases....so the only solution at the moment is...stay home...do not meet outside....avoid contacts...
and the virus can't move around

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by QPR-NI » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:10 pm

Montag wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:39 pm
QPR-NI wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Montag wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am
The fact that a government minister has now gone down with the virus emphasises the staggering ineptitude and paucity of intellect that pervades all levels of government, mainstream political parties and of course our wonderful civil service.
Did you think that Government ministers would be immune?

Should everyone just stay at home and hope it all goes away?
The fact that a minister has become infected shows how little control the government is prepared to have. Flights should have been restricted and people from wherever PROPERLY quarantined. The UK is not even using temperature screening. Yesterday, flights were arriving from Italy minutes before it went into lockdown. Most of Europe is the same. Even the WHO is complaining about it now. Do you think we should all just go to work/school and hope it all goes away? It won't.The government has been frightened of over-reacting in case it damages the economy. So they've under-reacted making the chances of a bigger hit to the economy much more likely now. They should've done everything to slow down it's spread in the UK and buy us time while a vaccine is developed.
Are you self isolating?

Temperature screening doesn’t tell you if someone has been infected if they aren’t currently showing symptoms.

I’m sure you’ll be happy for the NHS, the Police and the food sellers and distributors to pack it in as well.

How many people died from Cancer yesterday or heart disease or stroke?


The flu kills 36000 in the UK every year.


Get a grip.

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Re: Is The Game Definitely On This Saturday?

Post by Giorgio » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:46 pm

QPR-NI wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Are you self isolating?

Temperature screening doesn’t tell you if someone has been infected if they aren’t currently showing symptoms.

I’m sure you’ll be happy for the NHS, the Police and the food sellers and distributors to pack it in as well.

How many people died from Cancer yesterday or heart disease or stroke?


The flu kills 36000 in the UK every year.


Get a grip.
...the problem with this CoronaVirus is not that it is lethal, but it is very contagious.
According to different people it can have no or light consequences or induce a pneumonia that requires hospitalization.
If many people are infected then may be there are not enough beds, personnel and machinery to attend them all.
If you watch the stats you see that 90% of the dead are among old people or people already facing some disease or pathology,
people that are weak and can't pass the virus.
So the ease of transmission is the real problem.

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