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Ross County v Motherwell 18/1/22

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16 hours ago, steelboy said:

Hopefully Drakeford will be dribbling about Scotland being an outlier tomorrow. 

This is the guy who made it illegal to buy underwear from a supermarket during the first lockdown. We are not talking about a great intellect.

I gather he talks well of you.

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7 hours ago, GazzyB said:

I think we’ll see a return to full attendances for Ross County away. 

I think the same.

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This whole 'mini' lockdown is a shambles. SNP have fucked it and know they have. Omicron was and always will be a very mild variant, this was clearly seen in South Africa and its why England stuck to just saying to people 'be sensible'. Scotland on the other hand shat the bed.

Its so fustrating watching English football right now with full crowds yet a couple of hundred miles up the road we have shut it all down. Sturgeon has already hinted at living with Covid, that should have been the mantra from the moment we started getting our second jab as its clearly working.

Time to stop being cautious as that will cost more lives than Covid in the long run.

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1 hour ago, Welldaft Mk1 said:

I hope so GazzyB.  I would hate to miss the Morton Cup tie and possibly Hibs at home. Would cost the club quite a bit of money too. 

The data on numbers of infections shows the current restrictions are having little impact compared to down south where there are none.

Conflicting stories everywhere this morning where I have read Jason Leitch supposedly admit restrictions on football are having no real meaningful impact but should still stay in place.  God knows what to make of that if true !
 

My guess, and its a total guess, is that restrictions will continue to apply for the midweek league games but be removed by Cup weekend.  But who knows? Yes, infection rates in Scotland and England are very similar Iain and what little divergence there is could well be down to other factors. Certainly restrictions at football matches and elsewhere don't seem to be making much, if indeed any, difference and Professor Leitch's  view (I haven't heard or read it) doesn't seem to reflect the commonly acknowledged position that restrictions are a balance between health and economy. There are always conflicting stories and you can always find at least one expert arguing against other experts and the press zero in on the outliers to generate interest, discussions, political point scoring  and last but not least sales.

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9 hours ago, GazzyB said:

I think we’ll see a return to full attendances for Ross County away. 

Horrendous Post, possibly the biggest climb down and retreat in posting history, C, mon Gazzy yi canny slag a post then climb down and basically post the same( minus the Wee Krankie slagging) later. Think you've lost the plot, but then again maybe you didn't have it to lose. ;)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-59953823

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Restrictions on outdoor events likely to be lifted
Published 32 minutes ago

The move would allow football fans to return to stadiums

The lifting of restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland is expected to be announced this afternoon.

The move would allow football fans to return to stadiums when the Scottish Premiership's winter break ends next week.

It will also avoid Scotland's Six Nations rugby matches having to be played behind closed doors at Murrayfield.

A limit of 500 people at outdoor events has been in place since Boxing Day.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will confirm in a statement at 14:20 whether that limit will remain in place.

It is understood that the latest data on the virus has increased the Scottish government's optimism that the situation could soon begin to improve.

Premiership football teams started their winter break early after the crowd limit was imposed, with matches due to return next Monday when Celtic host Hibernian at Celtic Park.

Many football fans believe the sport was unfairly singled out by the restrictions.

Large Hogmanay events, including the famous street party in Edinburgh, were also cancelled.

The restrictions on outdoor events were among a series of measures imposed by the Scottish government in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant.

Limits of 100 people were placed on indoor standing events or 200 if they were seated, while nightclubs had to close and pubs and restaurants had to bring back table service for alcohol and a one-metre distance between different groups of people.

People were also urged not to meet in groups of more than three households.

But the latest Scottish government Covid report showed that average daily cases in Scotland (2,824 per one million population in the week to 6 January) were higher than in England (2,615 per one million), which has fewer Covid restrictions.

It is not yet known whether any other restrictions will be lifted by the first minister.

Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at Edinburgh University, told BBC Scotland on Monday that there was a "complete lack of necessity to keep us indoors" because "the virus does not transmit outdoors".

He added: "Somehow, through the scientific advisory systems and the politicians, this didn't get translated into public health action.

"As a result we all spent a lot of time having our activities curtailed for very little effect and far too long in my view."

But Scotland's national clinical director, Prof Jason Leitch, insisted that the restrictions had helped to reduce the spread of Omicron.

He said: "I think the protections reduce the size of the wave and they also potentially elongate the wave to allow you to get more people vaccinated and spread the hospitalisations and intensive care cases out over a longer period."

 

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3 hours ago, johnstone said:

This whole 'mini' lockdown is a shambles. SNP have fucked it and know they have. Omicron was and always will be a very mild variant, this was clearly seen in South Africa and its why England stuck to just saying to people 'be sensible'. Scotland on the other hand shat the bed.

I hardly think erring on the side of caution is shitting the bed.

England has a government that couldn't care less about people while here we have one that puts the safety of people first during a pandemic, whether they recognise that or not.

Give that Scotland has much worse general health statistics than the UK as a whole we've actually done a better job than down south in restricting Covid related deaths.

The Scottish Governments approach has saved lives.  Sorry you missed a couple of weeks of football.

 

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2 minutes ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

England has a government that couldn't care less about people while here we have one that puts the safety of people first during a pandemic, whether they recognise that or not.

Let's not pretend that our politicians are any different than other politicians worldwide. 

This whole situation has long been more about political oneupmanship than saving lives for quite a while now. The Scottish government took the gamble that by closing shit down when their counterparts down south didn't they'd see their Covid numbers sky rocket while ours didn't, thus providing the ammunition for our government to play the "see? This is what happens when the 'Tories run things. If we were independent we wouldn't need to answer to them at all" card.

Ordinary people are just fodder to these megalomaniacs. On both sides of the border. 

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2 minutes ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

I hardly think erring on the side of caution is shitting the bed.

England has a government that couldn't care less about people while here we have one that puts the safety of people first during a pandemic, whether they recognise that or not.

Give that Scotland has much worse general health statistics than the UK as a whole we've actually done a better job than down south in restricting Covid related deaths.

The Scottish Governments approach has saved lives.  Sorry you missed a couple of weeks of football.

I guess it basically goes along the lines of it you are SNP you believe it was the correct decision and if you don’t support the SNP then they overreacted and there is plenty of data to back up the latter assertion. 

FWIW I think it was a prudent decision at the time. Hindsight is wonderful. I just feel for all those who have businesses or work in hospitality. The timing over Xmas and New Year could hardly have been worse…

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1 minute ago, Welldaft Mk1 said:

I just feel for all those who have businesses or work in hospitality. The timing over Xmas and New Year could hardly have been worse…

I fear we'll see the fallout from that over the next six months or so. For many of these businesses the revenue generated at Christmas and New Year is crucial, and without that many will likely go to the wall. 

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12 minutes ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

I hardly think erring on the side of caution is shitting the bed.

England has a government that couldn't care less about people while here we have one that puts the safety of people first during a pandemic, whether they recognise that or not.

Give that Scotland has much worse general health statistics than the UK as a whole we've actually done a better job than down south in restricting Covid related deaths.

The Scottish Governments approach has saved lives.  Sorry you missed a couple of weeks of football.

 

You can't seriously believe that putting restrictions on the less than 2% of people who attend football matches, clubs and gigs for the handful of hours they do these activities in a week saved lives?

They actually admitted there was no science or reasoning behind it and it was all signalling.

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On 1/6/2022 at 3:52 PM, Robbos boy said:

I confidently predict that we will have a full crowd for the start of the Scottish Cup campaign. If not wee Krankie should resign forthwith, listening to her yesterday bumbling on for about 20 mins, constantly looking at her watch before getting to the point in hand is like watching paint dry. Cmon woman either lead or resign. I can go to a crowded pub, have about 5 thousand sloping about inside the likes of Silverburn but only 500 in an open air stadium!!!!!, was going to say you couldn't make it up but they obviously have. As previously said, the vaccine works or doesn't, let the people live their lives and stop blaming FOOTBALL for every dam rise in cases!!!!!!. 

Ma backs fare sare patting it on the back, to the doubters, told you so. All this he hawing about for basically he haw, let the football begin :meeting:

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Decisions been made, one I'm sure most are happy with.

Can we get back to saying players are either brilliant or shite depending on the day of the week rather than politicians.

 At least the bad fitba takes on here are quite unique, I can see thousands of tweets about Sturgeon being gods gift or a fanny every day on twitter but I come here for McGinley vs Carroll debate.

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2 minutes ago, Robbos boy said:

Ma backs fare sare patting it on the back, to the doubters, told you so. All this he hawing about for basically he haw, let the football begin :meeting:

I reckon Ross County 0 Motherwell 2, or am I on the wrong thread and have stumbled on Question Time?

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Brilliant news but a bit unexpected if I'm honest as I didn't think common sense would have prevailed.

Don't need to cancel my trip now.

See youse in Dingwall.

 

 

 

 

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I'd be delighted with a Tony Watt hat trick in a 3-1 victory while negotiations with Dundee Utd were still ongoing, with each goal adding another £100k to our price for his early exit.

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2 hours ago, santheman said:

Brilliant news but a bit unexpected if I'm honest as I didn't think common sense would have prevailed.

Don't need to cancel my trip now.

See youse in Dingwall.

 

 

 

 

Make sure your covid status app is up to date, 50% of the crowd to be checked now apparently, unless you have 3 jags or proof of a negative LFT that day, it's jog on you are not getting in :mellow:

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4 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

How will fans prove if they have had a booster vaccination? Currently it's not possible to do that.

It is on the App. Shows up on the International Travel link. At least mine does. Took a couple of weeks for it to feed through  but should now show up quicker.  Not checked if it is on the paper copy.

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1 hour ago, Spiderpig said:

Make sure your covid status app is up to date, 50% of the crowd to be checked now apparently, unless you have 3 jags or proof of a negative LFT that day, it's jog on you are not getting in :mellow:

All sorted.

Travelodge still doing rooms fir £24.99 if anyone's interested.

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48 minutes ago, dennyc said:

It is on the App. Shows up on the International Travel link. At least mine does. Took a couple of weeks for it to feed through  but should now show up quicker.  Not checked if it is on the paper copy.

Thanks. It's now shown up.

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Thank goodness the 6 nations Rugby starts soon as I reckon that is why the restrictions were lifted, anyway back to the fitba and bring on the staggies

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