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Need detox wypes to clean the controllers first. Panic buying has wyped out supplys so that idea is a non starter straight away.

Club may have posponed game insurance? 

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Maybe they should just play "The Last of Us".

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In about two weeks no one will give a fuck about the football and the outcome of the league. Far more important things to worry about right now.

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I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this information, however, if accurate it’s quite worrying.
A basic guide to cash reserves, based on last published data...
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11 hours ago, johnstone said:

In about two weeks no one will give a fuck about the football and the outcome of the league. Far more important things to worry about right now.

Exactly. Once this mooted lockdown goes into effect and people start losing their jobs, running out of money and food, we can start worrying about folk looting shops, mugging folk and crime going up by a considerable amount.

The real killer here isn't the virus, it's how people are reacting to it.

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2 hours ago, underboyleheating said:

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of this information, however, if accurate it’s quite worrying.
A basic guide to cash reserves, based on last published data...
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Burrows replied to that on twitter saying those are old figures and they don't tell the full story anyway.

He then implied we are in much better shape than that but that some other clubs will be in a worse place.

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1 minute ago, C&A not the shop said:

Burrows replied to that on twitter saying those are old figures and they don't tell the full story anyway.

He then implied we are in much better shape than that but that some other clubs will be in a worse place.

Yes they are old figures, however, it would be good to know where they all sit now. 

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The figures look suspect. Accies and St Johnstone don't publish accounts so thats a bit of an unknown.  I know FP is a money pit but clubs like St Johnstone and Ross County have larger monthly salary budgets than we do. Alan Burrows has tweeted that the tables don't tell the full picture. It will be hard for us, as with all clubs, but we do have James Scott's transfer fee in the bank, are debt free and have a small monthly income from the Society.      

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There are 8 games left in the season. So assuming we get 2 post split (which I hear is what we were due this season) that is 4 remaining home games. The majority of our home support are season ticket holders, so we don't lose gate money from them.

So if we estimate that maybe a third of our gate will be lost as income over those 4 games + the addons for programmes, hospitality etc. (but minus stewarding and policing costs)  it's undoubtedly a bad state of affairs, but sounds like it should be manageable for the next few months.

If it extends into the start of next season's schedule, then a lot of clubs will be in trouble.

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A reporter on 5 Live (Roddy Something) is saying that the SPFL are keen to follow whatever decision the EPL make as they feel it will protect them from criticism from clubs who want different outcomes. 

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I'd have thought we all need to take the lead from UEFA as they need to coordinate the Euro qualifiers and Finals and the European competitions, while accommodating unfinished league business.

The EPL will just do whatever makes them the most (or loses them the least) money. 

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Season complete and direct entry to Europa group stages seems reasonable to me with my Motherwell bias evident

As a neutral - playing the remaining fixtures over the summer is the fairest way to go 

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"Offical Club website announcement 17:17"

Indefinite postponement of football continued

 

 

The playing of organised football in Scotland remains suspended indefinitely.

An update from the joint response group of the SPFL and Scottish FA on Monday has reiterated that all league fixtures will be postponed until any order from government and/or further direction from the Scottish FA can be provided.

Matches and training sessions at all levels of our clubs are now suspended.

The decision has been made in the interest of public health in the wake of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, in line with the advice of the UK Medical Officer.

The joint response group say the decision protects the general public and all involved in putting on football matches, as well as reducing the burden on the emergency services.

Further updates on when football can resume will be given as soon as possible.

You can view a full list of club activities affected here.

Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive, said: “The significant challenges being faced by people all over the country have put sport firmly in perspective. However, we have a responsibility to deal with the many difficult issues caused by this outbreak and are working hard with the Scottish FA, with our clubs, and with Government departments to arrive at the best possible outcome for our game.

“We are very conscious of the desire of all 42 Ladbrokes SPFL clubs and their fans to know, as soon as possible, of our plans for the league, but everyone recognises we are facing what is arguably the most challenging time in our sport’s history.

“There are undoubtedly going to be further challenges ahead, but everyone involved is pulling together as one and we will continue to make decisions in the very best interests of the game as a whole.”

 

 

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Would anyone be overly surprised if there was no sport for the rest of this year? The latest Govt measures, which will become increasingly aggressive, are here for the long haul. 

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Euro 2020 suspended until 2021 to allow domestic seasons to finish. With a bit of luck we could be back up and running in June or so and just go straight into next season after this one is done. 

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2 hours ago, GazzyB said:

Euro 2020 suspended until 2021 to allow domestic seasons to finish. With a bit of luck we could be back up and running in June or so and just go straight into next season after this one is done. 

There are still big problems with how clubs would budget to sign players in June if they don't know what league they are going to be in after 8 games. 

It will also be difficult to sell season tickets when we are still on 19/20 which will again impact budgets. 

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If we do end up playing the last 8 games in the summer (or whenever) it would make sense to delay the transfer window. As complicated as that would be, it seems less problematic than letting a team load up with new players to fight relegation. 

As for season tickets, I'd imagine fans care more about helping out their clubs and would do what they can to help - including buying them before k knowing what happens to the next season. 

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I'd hope that IF the club was struggling that the Society would encourage members, who can, to make/up contributions. That said more than a few folk might be struggling themselves 

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1 hour ago, Kmcalpin said:

I'd hope that IF the club was struggling that the Society would encourage members, who can, to make/up contributions. That said more than a few folk might be struggling themselves 

This is going to be another issue itself.  I would imagine a lot of people may well have to look at scaling back or cutting their contributions altogether which would be disastrous for the Society.

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With many player contracts in Scotland said to start ending from 31st May onwards, there has to be some regulatory intervention, if the season can recommence without becoming a farce.

Some sort of fixed contract extension maybe not legally enforcable (employment perspective) but maybe if a transfer window change was, then it would encourage players to extend from an earning and insurance type benefit.

there are a massive amount of , if's , whats and maybes need to be considered and resolved, not least clubs being in a financial  position to offer payment for extended contracts.

not sure how this next few months will pan out , but after less than one week of 'suggested' behavioural changes ,  we appear to be on the brink of financial disaster for all sorts of businesses/employers so theres no doubt that many households are going to be hit hard.

that already seems to be evident before any forced lockdown type measures kick in, only today NLC has announced total closure of all venues until further notice, NHS guidance updated for the most vunerable to isolate for 12 weeks.

the club cannot rely on 2-3500 season tickets being paid up early in the summer,  the Motherwell community could be hit very hard.

Alan Burrows was very clear the clubs needed a quick decision, he has helped force through the indefinite postponment announcement, that allows all the clubs to take some decisions that will hopefully reduce cash burn,

some more clarity on the minimum postponement period will allow  more planning such as  staff will need time off now, clubs will potentially need staff to be available in what was a planned close season , so hopefully mutually agreeable agreements can be reached , rather than any job losses.

playing staff and coaches, physios etc all need to have a date to aim for ......

whats the thought on any delay timeframe  4 weeks? 6 , 8  , 10weeks? longer?

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there would be lots of opportunity to manipulate dates and obviously re-order fixtures (cup final to finish season) as the Euros are now cancelled

even then Scotland still has a club involved in the Europa and there is chat of it going to mini tournament for partiicpants also needs factored in (if said club survives)

so if what maybe......and all on the back of potential human loss  that may well mean many of us will soon , not even be thinking of football resuming

 

 

 

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If you search for Wellfan 111  and gobstopper68 in You Tube theres loads of old games in there that should keep you from going mad

 

 

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Does anyone know are the players still at training , or where are the players if not,  with no social media on them I take it they are all just staying at home and awaiting on the guidelines from SPFL  if the season is officially over just on another mid season break, must be very frustrating for players as if they are on an enforced break, what do they do? They certainly cannot go on any holidays!

 

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