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2 hours ago, steelboy said:

Game off.

Have to copy everything England do. Absolutely pathetic.

What is wrong with you?

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53 minutes ago, real dosser said:

Wales\Scotland rugby now off as well.

Obviously they didn't consult with Steelboy before making that decision.

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1 hour ago, claretband said:

Anyone know why they couldn't just play it tonight behind closed doors?

I'd guess as employers the clubs still have a responsibility to their staff,  the SFA to their staff,  the SPFL/SFA as governing bodies to all

its not just about the virus a potential spread in  the workplace or at events , 

its also about ensuring emergency services are being freed up to be able to manage what is 'expected' to be a very tough time.

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Well the good news is Alan Campbell will have a chance to get over his ankle knock!

i would imagine it will be difficult for every team what to do regarding football training, will they consider this a shutdown and just send players home on standby or just keep them on a routine training as I suspect this is going to last a few weeks, if not until the official end of the season, let’s hope the SPFL are giving updates and guidance to clubs, although if the guidance is like the politicians we will have mixed views and opinions.

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2 hours ago, dennyc said:

 I think the pace at which this thing is moving answers your point to a degree. It was only late yesterday that the US shut down all major Sport, including at Sawgrass where they were trying to complete the Players Championship with no spectators. Why did they let the golf start? Same as at Ibrox. It seemed adviseable at the time. But the situation changed.

What changed? We didn't learn anything new about the virus or how it spreads since kick-off at Ibrox.

 

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35 minutes ago, Brazilian said:

I'd guess as employers the clubs still have a responsibility to their staff,  the SFA to their staff,  the SPFL/SFA as governing bodies to all

its not just about the virus a potential spread in  the workplace or at events , 

its also about ensuring emergency services are being freed up to be able to manage what is 'expected' to be a very tough time.

Makes sense but just asking the question since plenty of other matches have done it.

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2 hours ago, claretband said:

Anyone know why they couldn't just play it tonight behind closed doors?

Even if the authorities wanted to do that (and I don't think they did), I read the PFA said they were very much against it - which is understandable given the nature of their role as a union.

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2 hours ago, claretband said:

Anyone know why they couldn't just play it tonight behind closed doors?

I wonder if finances are a consideration. Closed door games equal zero gate income. To postpone the game to some point in the future, there's a chance it can be played in front of a crowd so the financial hit won't be as significant. 

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19 minutes ago, weeyin said:

What changed? We didn't learn anything new about the virus or how it spreads since kick-off at Ibrox.

 

Numerous people  within sport and society became infected. Various Organisations ...sporting and otherwise...took action for safety reasons. Worldwide.  Maybe you could nip across to Sawgrass and ask them what prompted their change of approach. Common sense prevailed. Will it make a difference? Perhaps. perhaps not.  Deal with it.

Or is your gripe more to do with the fact that it was Rangers that got to play their game? Your love of them is well documented.

 

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1 hour ago, Brazilian said:

I'd guess as employers the clubs still have a responsibility to their staff,  the SFA to their staff,  the SPFL/SFA as governing bodies to all

its not just about the virus a potential spread in  the workplace or at events , 

its also about ensuring emergency services are being freed up to be able to manage what is 'expected' to be a very tough time.

Every employer has that but the vast majority of people were still at work today and will be throughout.

The strain on services argument makes sense but not right now when there are less than 100 confirmed cases. It's been put off for PR reasons. 

 

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As much as I was looking forward to tonight it’s probably the right decision, in the end it’s only football.

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3 hours ago, claretband said:

Anyone know why they couldn't just play it tonight behind closed doors?

Because then we might not be third, and being third as it stands just might come in useful in certain future league scenarios. 

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5 minutes ago, steelboy said:

Every employer has that but the vast majority of people were still at work today and will be throughout.

The strain on services argument makes sense but not right now when there are less than 100 confirmed cases. It's been put off for PR reasons. 

 

Cases will rise rapidly very quickly. I work in social work and we expect huge changes, working from home if possible at management level with the roles of many other staff changing. Whether they made the decision today, next week, or the week after it was going to be made.  Holding off a week or so just to play another game makes little sense looking at the bigger picture.

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Since some medical experts expect the disease to begin to peak here by late April, I think that's the season over and unrecoverable.

Liverpool fans will not be happy.

Look after you and yours, playmates.

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3 hours ago, Happy Dosser said:

Since some medical experts expect the disease to begin to peak here by late April, I think that's the season over and unrecoverable.

Liverpool fans will not be happy.

Look after you and yours, playmates.

The season is done.

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15 hours ago, Electric Blues said:

Because then we might not be third, and being third as it stands just might come in useful in certain future league scenarios. 

You are assuming there that the SFA/ SPFL will make a sensible decision, can you imagine the uproar from the blue ugly sister and her maroon cousin in Gorgie if the league is declared over and we all finish as we are now. From our position I hope that happens, as the debate will be entertaing viewing,:D

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The one thing that has to be done is to split the prize money equally between the 12 teams to help cover losses.

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4 minutes ago, steelboy said:

The one thing that has to be done is to split the prize money equally between the 12 teams to help cover losses.

I was wondering about this. Will the prize money still exist for distribution? You would hope tv companies will still honour their payments...

Growing speculation this morning that European football will be off until September. 

 

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I've had to stop watching the news. The wild and pointless speculation just drives me nuts, and the media seem intent on whipping up their favourite fear, panic and hysteria.

I watched an good interview last night with a guy that specialises in human assessment of risk and fear, and he was much more sensible. He wasn't for one second playing down the potential seriousness of the situation, but was pointing out how irrational human responses can be in an attempt to give them some sense of control. Bulk buying of toilet paper when there is no shortage of the stuff is a great example.

According to a recent article New England Journal of Medicine, the overall mortality rate may be less than 1% once the final number of infected people is established. Evidence for this comes in part from China where once the the Wuhan outbreak had been identified, the other areas of that had time to prepare to care for patients are seeing a mortality rate of 0.7% - still substantially more than the 0.1% of the flu, but not the figures originally feared.

The recent SARS virus had a mortality rate of around 10% and Covid-19 is far less deadly than that, and far less deadly than MERS or Ebola.

I'm not for one second suggesting we don't need to take steps to address the situation and keep people as safe and healthy as possible, and it's better that governments prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. I just find the 24x7 "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!" coverage as exhausting as it is unhelpful and suspect it will lead to a lot of unnecessary stress. The various regional and national health agency websites are providing information in a much more balanced and helpful way.

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I'm fairly relaxed about it and enjoyed how quiet the gym was this morning but even with a 0.5% it's a big threat to auto immune compromised people and the elderly. No one wants to infect their family or friends. People just need to weigh up their risks and do what they can to support vulnerable family members.

The good thing is it doesn't effect children which is hugely fortunate and has probably stopped out right panic.

 

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1 hour ago, steelboy said:

I'm fairly relaxed about it and enjoyed how quiet the gym was this morning but even with a 0.5% it's a big threat to auto immune compromised people and the elderly. No one wants to infect their family or friends. People just need to weigh up their risks and do what they can to support vulnerable family members.

The good thing is it doesn't effect children which is hugely fortunate and has probably stopped out right panic.

 

Tell that to the "new born" in Middlesex who has it. That's just nonsense, everyone can be effected.

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1 hour ago, weeyin said:

I watched an good interview last night with a guy that specialises in human assessment of risk and fear, and he was much more sensible. 

Sounds interesting if you still have the link?? 

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