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Title: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 07:02:06 AM
With the Arsenal Manager confirmed to have  CV and the Premier League calling an emergency meeting for today, I can’t see much football being played going forward.    I do wonder if Saturday will be the last game of the season at The Walks.

Sometimes There are much bigger things than a game of football.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Bluboy on March 13, 2020, 07:15:53 AM
York and lynn to go up then  :scarf: , 
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 13, 2020, 07:16:45 AM
The government say that the main peak is many weeks away and are not advising people to avoid public events. I think your doommongering is a bit premature Mallard.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 07:32:48 AM
With the next home game ( after Saturday) two weeks away, and everything changing, seemingly on a daily basis I wouldn’t call it ‘doommongering’. Just facing reality.   We have a lot of fans over retirement age, who may  see it that way.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 13, 2020, 07:43:07 AM
There's realistic and there's unnecessarily negative. We'll have to agree to differ.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Non League on March 13, 2020, 09:16:12 AM
The government say that the main peak is many weeks away and are not advising people to avoid public events. I think your doommongering is a bit premature Mallard.

I'd be 100% confident that will change by early next week at the latest.

Prem/EFL will be suspending for indefinite. Question then, what about non-league because they too get 1k+ crowds at Steps 1/2, and they'll start losing players to isolation? The income lost from here whilst still paying overheads could and will be crippling for a lot of clubs. Unprecedented stuff across football, and will have long term ramifications IMO if things are still getting worse come June, because do you cancel the leagues or roll them over into 20/21 season? Also have player contracts ending too.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Linnet on March 13, 2020, 09:35:53 AM
Can't help agreeing with Mallard and NonLeague after this current update

Posted at 9:009:00
Coronavirus sporting headlines
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and England and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi test positive
Arsenal's Premier League game with Brighton postponed
Chelsea and Arsenal squads self-isolating
Golf's Players Championship cancelled
Australian Grand Prix called off
The UK government considering banning sporting fixtures
Premier League to meet this morning to decide plan of action
Uefa to discuss possible Euro 2020 postponement on Tuesday
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 09:38:56 AM
Parts of the UK are already banning meetings of over 500 people.

Being realistic, we have to ask when this will be in all parts of the UK, not if.

Being in the "high risk group" (over 60, underlying health problems, and Fat), I'm not taking any chances (or at least keeping the risk to a minimum).


"Football is not a case of life and death......its much more important than that". What a load of baloney that statement was/is! 
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 11:05:27 AM
Prem, Championship, Leagues one and two now closed down until next month.


England's two friendly internationals also postponed.



A joint announcement from the Football Association, Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship confirmed the professional game would be postponed in England until April 3 at the earliest.

The postponement takes in England’s two friendlies against Italy and Denmark on March 27 and 31.

“This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the Covid-19 virus,” a statement said.

“It will also apply to all England team fixtures at every level and all FA competitions including the FA Cup and the Women’s FA Cup, along with academy and youth-team matches.

“The decision is being made purely on the number of cases requiring self-isolation and the impact on facilities. Given the steps being taken across clubs, there is no alternative but for today’s action.

“However, all parties are committed at this time to trying to complete this season’s domestic fixture programme and are liaising to establish appropriate options to do so.”
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: pasmith73 on March 13, 2020, 11:28:44 AM
National League board meeting in the next hour.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Linnet on March 13, 2020, 11:53:04 AM
With the next home game ( after Saturday) two weeks away, and everything changing, seemingly on a daily basis I wouldn’t call it ‘doommongering’. Just facing reality.   We have a lot of fans over retirement age, who may  see it that way.

Likely a very prescient comment Mallard Well said
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 12:20:18 PM
With the next home game ( after Saturday) two weeks away, and everything changing, seemingly on a daily basis I wouldn’t call it ‘doommongering’. Just facing reality.   We have a lot of fans over retirement age, who may  see it that way.

Likely a very prescient comment Mallard Well said

Mallard may well have been over optimistic here. We could hear very soon that last Tuesday was the last match of the season.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on March 13, 2020, 12:50:21 PM
With the next home game ( after Saturday) two weeks away, and everything changing, seemingly on a daily basis I wouldn’t call it ‘doommongering’. Just facing reality.   We have a lot of fans over retirement age, who may  see it that way.

Likely a very prescient comment Mallard Well said

Mallard may well have been over optimistic here. We could hear very soon that last Tuesday was the last match of the season.   :dontknow:

If it’s postponed/cancelled, I guess they’ll do one of two things; determine the league by points per game or declare the whole season null and void.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: m a hill on March 13, 2020, 12:59:35 PM
Mallard do you think we are doomed doomed :oldman"
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 01:30:58 PM
kltfc media


So many experts popping up re #coronavirus . Let's just leave it to the REAL experts to guide us. Business as usual at present for
@officialKLtown this weekend but PLEASE follow the #NHS guidelines around the ground and everyday life.



 :dontknow: I thought the REAL experts had already spoken, and its what the supporters are basing their comments on.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 01:46:03 PM
LEAGUE STATEMENT After careful consideration the Management Board of the Spartan South Midlands League has decided that all league and cup fixtures within the League will be suspended with immediate effect,

This is step 5-7 level
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 01:57:06 PM
kltfc media


So many experts popping up re #coronavirus . Let's just leave it to the REAL experts to guide us. Business as usual at present for
@officialKLtown this weekend but PLEASE follow the #NHS guidelines



 :dontknow: I thought the REAL experts had already spoken, and its what the supporters are basing their comments on.  :dontknow:



Seems like the Premier League EFL and other Leagues disagree and are not leaving it to the experts.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: KES80 on March 13, 2020, 03:21:07 PM
National league matches this weekend are ON
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 03:26:55 PM
All systems go for tomorrow.  Hope it’s win for Lynn to get us back on track.

With Prem EFL Scottish Leagues and other minor  Leagues calling a halt.  It’s brave of the National
League to carry on.


Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Nigel1505 on March 13, 2020, 03:32:39 PM
That's good news. With Norwich game off we might get Radio Norfolk commentary. :welcome:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: KES80 on March 13, 2020, 03:38:04 PM
Now even more important for Lynn to win and keep their pts to matches played ratio above York's.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 03:47:59 PM
I’m not sure KES that is the most important thing, but I understand your sentiment.

I don’t really understand why all these Leagues have called a halt but the National League has decided to carry on.   Can only speculate on what the main criteria was for this decision.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: KES80 on March 13, 2020, 03:59:39 PM
It's a Football Forum Mall, so I am expressing a football consideration.
Maybe the NL and steps 3 and 4 took the stance that the exposure in terms of crowd size is much less than PL and EFL and they have decided to follow government advice....who knows.......maybe they will issue a further statement(?)
Whilst we still have schools and unis open in the UK, I can see the argument....regardless of which side we come down as individuals.
I see France has stopped sporting events AND closed schools and Unis today.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: KES80 on March 13, 2020, 04:08:05 PM
Btw... current medical thinking in the UK is that it is important for the general population to build up an immunity to the virus, whilst the more vulnerable need to be protected.
It is very likely that this virus will be a seasonal phenomenon, which will recur in future years...hence the importance of building up immunity in the general population.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 04:29:42 PM
Point taken KES.   Some very valid points you make there.

Anyway the decision has been made let’s hope the Club gets well supported, and 3 points are gained.  Be good to see Altrincham do us a favour as well.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 04:30:37 PM
Good news for the Club. Who knows what the end result would have been if this and subsequent games had been cancelled. Personally, I must admit I am surprised by the decision. I do wonder what the decision was based on and if its a case of  the real experts that made this decision, or the decision makers ignoring the real experts.   :dontknow:

Plenty of hand sanitizer being placed strategically around the ground (toilets, bar, eatng outlets etc)?  Those supporters that are at the game potentially putting themselves at a higher risk than if they stayed at home, need the Club to try and help protect them the best they can.


Regarding the football, prediction is that we will be back on track tomorrow!

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: gs50 on March 13, 2020, 04:48:02 PM
Think toilets need a deep clean before tomorrow they were discusting  Tuesday.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 05:03:32 PM
I’m sure Jamie Farr will ensure there are hand sanitizers available around the ground. People supporting the club need to be kept as  safe as possible

Have to agree the toilets were in a disgusting state on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on March 13, 2020, 05:13:02 PM
You wonder if the financial impact of cancellation for non-league played more of a role than it did for league. It also makes the national the only football on tv this weekend.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 13, 2020, 05:39:32 PM
It's clearly best to wait for and follow official guidance to keep levels of paranoia and doom mongering to a minimum.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 07:50:47 PM
Chester v Boston called off.


From their website:

Chester Football Club can confirm that tomorrow’s scheduled fixture at home to Boston United has now been postponed.


Earlier today, the National League announced that this weekend’s fixtures in their three divisions would proceed.

We fully respect the extremely difficult choice that they had to make and understand their reasons for doing so.

However, considering our local circumstances, we have taken the decision to postpone our fixture.

Supporter, volunteer, player and staff safety is absolutely paramount to us – especially those in the ‘at-risk’ groups who are most vulnerable.

Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 07:51:52 PM
Southport v Gateshead now off.


From Southports website;:

Our home fixture against Gateshead which was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.

The game has been called off due to the visitors having members of first-team staff who are self-isolating in line with Government advice following the Cvoid-19 outbreak.

The National League have agreed to the postponement.

The club would like to apologise to supporters for the uncertainty surrounding this fixture. The National League confirmed at 3.15pm on Friday that fixtures in its three divisions would be allowed to proceed, only for the club to subsequently learn of the situation at Gateshead.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 08:00:03 PM
Southport v Gateshead off was because of a trip to Harrogate for a Youth fixture.

Members of the club’s first-team staff travelled to Harrogate Town for a National League U19 Alliance fixture on Wednesday, and thus came into contact with members of Harrogate staff who are now under self-isolation due to COVID-19.

Gateshead Football Club are taking the precautionary measures which have been recommended by Her Majesty’s Government, and members of staff who travelled will now be under precautionary self-isolation.

Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 08:08:52 PM


Members of the club’s first-team staff travelled to Harrogate Town for a National League U19 Alliance fixture on Wednesday, and thus came into contact with members of Harrogate staff who are now under self-isolation due to COVID-19.




On that note, Guiseley were at Harrogate on Monday for a County Cup game.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 13, 2020, 08:13:53 PM
You guys are desperate to get tomorrow's game called off or at worst see the attendance at a low level.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 08:17:06 PM
From the Chairmans twitter

Looks like it will be a decent crowd

Lots of calls from Norwich City fans wanting their football fix - you are more than welcome. Come and support Norfolk’s highest Non-League team - a warm welcome awaits
@NorwichCityFC
 supporters.  Buy tickets on-line or on the day at the box office
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 08:18:31 PM
And for balance Chairman comments

Very Interesting article written by a scientist which states that you are more likely to get the virus from a family member in a close environment or a pub than watching an event in a stadium. Looks like this issue could be with us for years.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 08:18:54 PM
From the Chairmans twitter

Looks like it will be a decent crowd

Lots of calls from Norwich City fans wanting their football fix - you are more than welcome. Come and support Norfolk’s highest Non-League team - a warm welcome awaits
@NorwichCityFC
 supporters.  Buy tickets on-line or on the day at the box office

Always nice to see a few Canaries fluttering in the Linnets nest.   :scarf:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 13, 2020, 08:20:35 PM
Glad I've convinced you to change your negative tune! :laughcry:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 13, 2020, 09:29:57 PM
Balance from the Press Office at Lynn



Greg Plummer
@GregTheLynnNews
·
46m
I’m in total disbelief at the irresponsible decision by the
@TheVanaramaNL
 not to follow suit and suspend football like other leagues. Tomorrow, Lynn host Guiseley who played Harrogate in a cup competition in midweek. Harrogate have four employees currently under self isolation.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: fenlander on March 13, 2020, 09:45:01 PM
Lynn Ladies, Lynn Reserves and Lynn Youth all off.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: KES80 on March 13, 2020, 09:45:17 PM
Yes Mall, the situation is getting ever more complex with this info....guess we wait to see what tomorrow brings
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 13, 2020, 10:53:41 PM
Looks like it could be taken out of National Leagues hands by next week, as the breaking news is that the Govt plan to implement emergency laws banning large (500) gathering of people.

Souce: Sky, BBC, others.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Nigel nigle on March 13, 2020, 11:02:33 PM
York v Altrincham is now off
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: dillydilly on March 14, 2020, 12:01:26 AM
We’ve all got opinions about this, at least those who know what’s going on.  My turn to spout an opinion.  BLOODY RIDICULOUS DECISION BY THE LEAGUE. Can’t agree with Stan’s attitude at all.  But if the game goes ahead, I hope the players don’t make the amazing mistake I’ve seen in top-class matches, with players rightly observing the no handshake before the game instruction, but then hand-shaking, cuddling, and virtually snogging each other when a goal is scored or the game ends !!  Unbelievable, and I’ve not heard a single manager or media person mention this once !.......
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Nigel nigle on March 14, 2020, 12:19:30 AM
The Times reports that the Government will announce that all outside gatherings of 500 people or more are to be banned from next week
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 06:00:29 AM
We’ve all got opinions about this, at least those who know what’s going on.  My turn to spout an opinion.  BLOODY RIDICULOUS DECISION BY THE LEAGUE. Can’t agree with Stan’s attitude at all.  But if the game goes ahead, I hope the players don’t make the amazing mistake I’ve seen in top-class matches, with players rightly observing the no handshake before the game instruction, but then hand-shaking, cuddling, and virtually snogging each other when a goal is scored or the game ends !!  Unbelievable, and I’ve not heard a single manager or media person mention this once !.......
Dilly. I work in a school and am well aware of the dangers that this virus poses. Many people that I work with are concerned that the government (although with this government not surprised) hasn't taken more significant action sooner. My point on here is that two or three posters on here just love giving oxygen to anything that could have a negative outcome for the club. It was the same with the game call offs recently and the cash flow problems that would have arisen.
These characters will come out with the usual tosh about the right to discuss all football related matters and they'll probably try and take the moral high ground in some way but, ask yourself: which organisation will benefit if the club, in its present form goes under? Who is in position to take over should the current chairman find the position at Lynn financially untenable?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: GrahamB on March 14, 2020, 07:58:52 AM
Absolute disgrace that the league "have decided" to fulfil these fixtures, obviously have greater medical knowledge than the Government and Premier league. As with rearranging fixtures they have again shown total disregard for the players, their well being , and also that of  club officials and staff alike........ Dinosaurs. Currently NO cases in Norfolk decisions like this will change that!
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 08:38:59 AM
Absolute disgrace that the league "have decided" to fulfil these fixtures, obviously have greater medical knowledge than the Government and Premier league. As with rearranging fixtures they have again shown total disregard for the players, their well being , and also that of  club officials and staff alike........ Dinosaurs. Currently NO cases in Norfolk decisions like this will change that!
The government haven't advised against attending mass gatherings Graham, at least not the last time I looked, and by your reasoning are also therefore an absolute disgrace!
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 14, 2020, 08:43:03 AM
Graham,   I hadn’t realised the Government had recommended that all sporting events should be banned.  60,000 turned up to watch Al Bum photo win the Gold Cup yesterday ( nice return there).   So IMHO the National League have just followed guidelines as laid down.   

To me the National League have thrown it back to the clubs to make their own call on playing the games.    Chester decided they weren’t prepared to risk the health of their staff and players, while other clubs have decided to press ahead.

How many Clubs at Non League ( and indeed at the lower levels of the pro game) can afford to carry on after this terrible situation goes full circle, remains to be seen.   My hope is that the fans of all these clubs will rally around the owners to allow them to continue, next season.  I will certainly be supporting ours.

Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 08:54:18 AM
I read that compensation for lost revenue will be provided by the government, so it is premature to start anticipating the club's demise. Government bailed out the bankers after all.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 14, 2020, 09:01:27 AM

How many Clubs at Non League ( and indeed at the lower levels of the pro game) can afford to carry on after this terrible situation goes full circle, remains to be seen.   My hope is that the fans of all these clubs will rally around the owners to allow them to continue, next season.  I will certainly be supporting ours.

Seems to me that a bit of polarisation is creeping in here. Just because some (majority by the looks of it), disagree with the National Leagues position, does not mean they won't be supporting the Club next season.

Just been listening to Trameres Chairman on BBC (think he's also an Insolvency Practioneer). He's well aware of the problems a shut down wiil cause his and other Clubs cash flow, but is realistic about the dangers the virus can pose. No sign of a "them and us attitude" there.

Also a Liverpool supporter who earns a living in the game and runs a podcast. Saying as much as she wants Liverpool to win the title,  the health and well being of supporters players and officials is more important.

Noticeable that a few that usually comment on here, Facebook ad Twitter have been quiet (at least on this subject). So who will not be going today, because of their opinion and thoughts on the Virus situation?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: dillydilly on March 14, 2020, 09:03:10 AM
Stan’s response to my last post has baffled me further.  Stan, the first half of your response looked rational, if debatable on your assessment of other poster’s motivations.  So, up to half-way I understood you, albeit with areas of disagreement.  However, your second paragraph is the point at which my gob became smacked, because you appear to be asking me, (“ask yourself”), and by inference, others, to put health issues below the well-being of the club.  In view of the seriousness of the global, (including “Norfolk”), situation, that aspect of your post appears to me to be ludicrous.  Nothing personal here, but surely priorities should be prioritised ?!
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: GrahamB on March 14, 2020, 09:14:13 AM
i'm amazed that some on here would  put the health issues to one side for an afternoons entertainment rather than look at the long term effects. Surely putting the players of a team we have all season  into contact with a team that played a "contaminated" team mid week is a misguided decision.
Cancel the season now, take the league standings as they are with no play offs ie promotion and relegation, and start again in July.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 09:17:02 AM
Stan’s response to my last post has baffled me further.  Stan, the first half of your response looked rational, if debatable on your assessment of other poster’s motivations.  So, up to half-way I understood you, albeit with areas of disagreement.  However, your second paragraph is the point at which my gob became smacked, because you appear to be asking me, (“ask yourself”), and by inference, others, to put health issues below the well-being of the club.  In view of the seriousness of the global, (including “Norfolk”), situation, that aspect of your post appears to me to be ludicrous.  Nothing personal here, but surely priorities should be prioritised ?!
That's not what I said Dilly. You have misunderstood my point which is that some like to fan the flames of negativity: to amplify them; give them oxygen: this is not the first time, I can assure you. Will you be at the match today?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 09:20:08 AM
i'm amazed that some on here would  put the health issues to one side for an afternoons entertainment rather than look at the long term effects. Surely putting the players of a team we have all season  into contact with a team that played a "contaminated" team mid week is a misguided decision.
Cancel the season now, take the league standings as they are with no play offs ie promotion and relegation, and start again in July.
Following government guidance, I will be at the match today and at school on Monday morning.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: GrahamB on March 14, 2020, 09:25:52 AM
Stan,Perhaps you should stay on a bit longer and get educated!  :banghead;  :banghead;  :banghead;
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 09:42:56 AM
Stan,Perhaps you should stay on a bit longer and get educated!  :banghead;  :banghead;  :banghead;
Best not to make personal comments Graham. Would you advise me to stay away from school on Monday?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 14, 2020, 10:00:29 AM
All this is very bizarre and makes you wonder what will come out next.

A Club Chairman desperately eager to get a home game on today, but trying to persuade another Club Chairman to postpone their next away game?  :dontknow:

Anything could happen in the next 5 minutes!

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 14, 2020, 10:04:14 AM
Despite believing the game ( and all others) should be called off we will be attending to give the Club and the Chairman the support he deserves.

Follow the guidelines, stay safe and hope for best and expect the worst.    Football compared to people’s lives, so brainer.   This is going to touch us all, in some way.

Who else on here is attending today ?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Linnet on March 14, 2020, 10:19:14 AM
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-bans-mass-gatherings-coronavirus-224224023.html?re=0&.tsrc=notification-brknews
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: GrahamB on March 14, 2020, 10:25:02 AM
I have always supported the Chairman but in this instance I think there is more at stake than income, considering the fact that opposition have been in contact with a contaminated club. I am not advising you to stay at home Monday , I will be going to work too until advised otherwise. My point is why put people at risk today when it can be avoided. I must admit initially I thought whats all the fuss its just the flu, but hey who knows now. Also if we play today and lose that's to York's advantage another game in hand gone!
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on March 14, 2020, 10:27:26 AM
Despite believing the game ( and all others) should be called off we will be attending to give the Club and the Chairman the support he deserves.

Follow the guidelines, stay safe and hope for best best and expect the worst.    Football compared to people’s lives, so brainer.   This is going to touch us all, in some way.

Who else on here is attending today ?

Will be there, but would advise over 60’s not to go.

Given the issue of asymptomatic transmission, the focus should be on isolating the vulnerable, rather than those with symptoms, as that won’t stop its spread anyway.

Also, given the estimates floating around about the number of undiagnosed cases, it seems pretty clear that containment has failed. The government strategy of obtaining herd immunity seems to not have met with the public will. Will a Wuhan style lockdown, who knows?

Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: pasmith73 on March 14, 2020, 10:49:00 AM
What time will the ticket office open today?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 10:49:26 AM
I have always supported the Chairman but in this instance I think there is more at stake than income, considering the fact that opposition have been in contact with a contaminated club. I am not advising you to stay at home Monday , I will be going to work too until advised otherwise. My point is why put people at risk today when it can be avoided. I must admit initially I thought whats all the fuss its just the flu, but hey who knows now. Also if we play today and lose that's to York's advantage another game in hand gone!
The opposition have been in contact with a contaminated club. Where did you read that?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on March 14, 2020, 10:51:58 AM
Nice to see Stan returning, after the Brexit fiasco he stated he would never return because of an alleged racist Brexit comment from the crowd? My question Stan is, if you believe the club cannot even control the language in the ground, what chance will they have with a virus?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 10:53:56 AM
Griss. I've only missed about 3 home games this season. Are you going today?
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: GrahamB on March 14, 2020, 10:59:53 AM
page 3 on this thread post by Mallard
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 14, 2020, 11:09:18 AM
page 3 on this thread post by Mallard
So you have been deterred from going today because of information placed on here by Mallard. I wonder how many others are not going to attend today because of information shared on here by Mallard who has whipped up a frenzy that is at odds with government advice. No doubt his motives were honourable.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: GrahamB on March 14, 2020, 11:27:23 AM
It was a re-post from Twitter by The Lynn News!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ps I am working today
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on March 14, 2020, 11:33:54 AM
Griss. I've only missed about 3 home games this season. Are you going today?

I may attend, but I have a cough and the sniffles, so at least people won't come near me.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: TonyM on March 14, 2020, 11:36:00 AM
Totally agree with LL's point above re today's game.

If the impact of COVID-19 does end up turning into the 'long game' as the experts seem to be suggesting I think the FA will have a difficult decision but personally think the best option would be to call the 2019-20 season void and start again on time next year.  Tough on a number of clubs, including KL, but so are all the alternatives, I see SC is on Twitter talking nonsense about points per game (we have the best points per game irrespective of the outcome of today) but I don't see how that is any more 'fair' when teams have played different combinations of opposition / number of games.  I think you either have to play the whole season or not.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 14, 2020, 12:56:06 PM
Fully agree Tony. Best option is to stay as we are at the moment. No promotions, no relegations, start again in May.

Tough on many, including us, but football is not as important as the welfare of the population.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Mallard on March 14, 2020, 01:13:14 PM
No full and complete answer to what happens re promotion/relegation.  But does it really matter in the swing of things.
Coach load of Guiseley supporters in the Gatehouse who are in good spirits for the game,
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Bluboy on March 14, 2020, 01:26:01 PM
This is a tough one to call , me personally will attend from where I live  I can get in to the ground without contacting anyone/thing ... drive... walk .... enter( online ) then stand away from anyone ... my other side says at this moment there’s people shopping ( handling your food , trolley, doors ) in pubs ( again confined, handling glasses where you then put your mouth ) restaurants , all to me stand just as much chance to catch something if not more than footy .... me personally which I know could harm the takings  is not to open the bar that way no contained places . Yes I could get coughed on but that could happen anywhere... like the dirty b****d did in  Sainsbury’s this morning who thought it was ok not to cover his mouth .... just glad I wasn’t near him  :banghead;
Also personally think this could be the last footy fix of the season what a shame to end it this way
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on March 14, 2020, 01:55:20 PM
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1238518371651649538.html

A professor explaining the likely thinking behind the decisions taken so far.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 15, 2020, 07:32:46 AM
The attendance was impressive under the circumstances. Well done to those supporters who ignored the scaremongering. The concerns over large gatherings are not because the risk of infections increases in such situations but because of the demands placed on public services.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: dillydilly on March 15, 2020, 09:45:11 AM
The attendance was impressive, but Stan’s congratulations to those who “ignored the scaremongering” was badly misinformed, and unkind to those who didn’t go, either to protect themselves or to help stop the spread to others.  They didn’t fall for the scaremongering, as Stan rather insultingly put it.  Don’t forget Stan, we have all been warned that there are probably many people who have the virus but not yet the symptoms, so none of us know who to avoid.  Hard luck KL as it sounds like things didn’t go our way despite an improved performance......
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: gs50 on March 15, 2020, 09:56:40 AM
My exact sentiments. I'm of a certain age and would have loved to have been there.What gets me is the fact that some clubs used the virus as an excuse to get games called off .The league have either got to make all teams play or call all games off for time being.
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 15, 2020, 10:12:45 AM
The attendance was impressive, but Stan’s congratulations to those who “ignored the scaremongering” was badly misinformed, and unkind to those who didn’t go, either to protect themselves or to help stop the spread to others.  They didn’t fall for the scaremongering, as Stan rather insultingly put it.  Don’t forget Stan, we have all been warned that there are probably many people who have the virus but not yet the symptoms, so none of us know who to avoid.  Hard luck KL as it sounds like things didn’t go our way despite an improved performance......
Dilly. I'm just paraphrasing official guidance whereas you're paraphrasing those on here who think they know better. Just because you agree with the opinion of others Dilly doesn't make it well-informed!
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Linnet on March 15, 2020, 11:18:04 AM
The attendance was impressive, but Stan’s congratulations to those who “ignored the scaremongering” was badly misinformed, and unkind to those who didn’t go, either to protect themselves or to help stop the spread to others.  They didn’t fall for the scaremongering, as Stan rather insultingly put it.  Don’t forget Stan, we have all been warned that there are probably many people who have the virus but not yet the symptoms, so none of us know who to avoid.  Hard luck KL as it sounds like things didn’t go our way despite an improved performance......

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/first-three-coronavirus-cases-in-norfolk-confirmed-in-kings-lynn-1-6561833
Title: Re: Will the FA end the season ?
Post by: Stan on March 15, 2020, 11:28:21 AM
Just read the article Linnet and there's nothing in it about public gatherings being a greater risk than normal day to day interactions. Not sure what your point is really?