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General Discussion / Re: Of The Current Crop.......
« on: April 18, 2020, 01:42:43 PM »
Alex Street.

All day, every day.


General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 17, 2020, 04:17:37 PM »
Whenever we come out of this and Football starts up again it may well be a different world.

With the experts talking of a return to the depression days of 1930  will people be able to afford to watch football live.   Could be a reset button where £17 Non League admission and part time players on 4 figure weekly wages will be a thing of the past.    Lots of things for people to consider as we move forward.

Indeed, and lots of things to look forward to.   :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 17, 2020, 01:02:51 PM »
If we are going to need them anyway, we may as well buy blue and gold ones to support the club...... could be a VERY practical way to save lives, stay healthy and support the club financially

I don't think anyone trying to make money out of selling masks at a profit would be very popular at the moment though, do you?   

Apparently one of the problems with ending the lock down and starting limited social activities will be the availability of masks. There's still not an abundance of them for the front line workers and its important that the general public don't do (or are allowed to do) anything that may put the supply chain under any further pressure.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 17, 2020, 10:03:06 AM »
Last night Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the UK lock down will go on until at least May 7, and acknowledged it was going to be 'rough going'.

But he said it would be 'irresponsible' to set a timetable for lifting the lock down when the virus was still killing hundreds each day.

Ministers are in frantic talks on when and how to ease restrictions costing an estimated £2 billion a day. As well as a rise in testing and tracing it will mean measures to reduce infection in day-to-day life.

A Cabinet source told the Mail ministers accepted social distancing would have to continue for many months to prevent a deadly second wave.

'We are starting to see other countries like Germany ease their lockdowns and I don't think we will want to be too far behind, given the impact on the economy,' the source said.

'But everyone accepts – including industry – that the next phase is not going to be a return to business as usual. We will need intensive testing and tracing of suspected cases.

'And we will have to have social distancing in factories and offices – we will need personal protective equipment in the workplace. Otherwise we are going to be back in this situation again.'


What the experts say regarding the wearing of masks :

Professor Trisha Greenhalgh

'If 100 per cent of population wears them, reduction in the amount of virus in air is substantial.'

Professor Babak Javid
Tsinghua University School of Medicine

'There's likely to be an upside to wearing them and practically no downside.'

Dr David Nabarro
WHO coronavirus special convoy

'We are saying get societies defended. Yes, we will have to wear masks.'

Professor Ian Jones
Virology, University of Reading

'Masks have value, otherwise healthcare workers wouldn't wear them.'

Dr Simon Clarke
Microbiology, Reading University

 'Advising their use could be a way of reassuring people back to work.'


General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 16, 2020, 08:16:35 PM »
I will be really surprised if they go with the PPG model.   :dontknow:

What alternatives do you see B and G for determining promotion and relegation if null and void isn't used ?

Kes, just a little side note.

When Setch's lads won the title in 2012-2013, if the league had been cancelled with 8 games to go and it had been decided on PPG, Coalville would have been declared Champions.

Coalville would have finished with 2.23

Lynn would have finished with 2.17

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 16, 2020, 04:53:41 PM »
Coronavirus: Significant social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'

Reading this headline on the BBC website, season 20/21 could well be in doubt.   

Epidemiologist Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling of Covid-19 has formed Downing Street’s strategy, was asked about easing the measures. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: "I think the other thing I would say is that it really requires a single-minded emphasis in government and the health system on scaling up testing and putting in place the ability to track down cases in the community and contact-trace. Without that, our estimates show we have relatively little leeway. If we relax measures too much then we'll see a resurgence of transmission.

What we really need is the ability to put something in their place. If we want to re-open schools, let people get back to work, then we need to keep transmission down in another manner.

And I should say, it's not going to be going back to normal. We will have to maintain some level of social distancing – a significant level of social distancing – probably indefinitely until we have a vaccine available".

From what I have been reading, a Vaccine is 12 to 24 months away.   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:31:10 PM »
There must be serious doubts about the start of next season too, I would have thought. Clubs at this level cannot afford to play behind close doors and a vaccine seems a way off.

Yes, I agree with that.

Could the reason no decision has been made yet, be down to them waiting as long as they can, and they are keeping an eye on what they will be able to do next season.

Will it start late? Will is start at all? The Lockdown will end sooner or later, but the talk is that we won't then be back to normal. Social distancing is with us for a while. If that's the case, will they ban people from gathering in groups? Even if they allow large groups of 500 people (and they probably won't), how would clubs be able to survive with that enforced?

I know we would all like to know how this season is going to end, but imho how next season is going to start is just as important.

At the moment, communication is key for supporters. That's all we have to be going on with. Sadly that's something that the powers that be have never seemed to realise in the world of football.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:04:40 PM »
I will be really surprised if they go with the PPG model.   :dontknow:

What alternatives do you see B and G for determining promotion and relegation if null and void isn't used ?

Hi Kes

None really, as I think it will be null and void, as disappointing that may be for us and York.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 16, 2020, 12:02:33 PM »
I will be really surprised if they go with the PPG model.   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 12, 2020, 03:04:12 PM »
Mac do you think Charlie Methven ( Sunderland till I die, series 2) and our Stephen are related ?  :laughcry:

Where's Charlie these days?   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 11, 2020, 04:49:34 PM »
It's the big vote next week, only 4 clubs allowed to vote from our league, that's not fair, all 24 of the high league voting, a certain Mr Barwick to thank. Do you think that is right, what do you think.

I'd be interested to know the reasons behind the decision to only allow 4 clubs to vote.   :dontknow:

On face value it does not seem fair, but do they have a valid reason behind this decision?  :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: BACK THE CLUB!!
« on: April 09, 2020, 04:18:18 PM »
Good news in the press today with the FotL making a £5K donation to the club

This is exactly what the FotL is for, maybe if they were more visibly promoted and/or more fans supported them then they could make many more meaningful contributions going forward.  Only negative in the press release was a completely unnecessary sentence about the Trust which shows a complete ignorance of the differences between the FotL and the B&G Trust and is hardly likely to help relations if and when football does come out of this lockdown.

How to sour a piece of good news with yet another dig at the trust! Money was offered by the trust in line with trust rules and regulations as set down in the constitution,it was the club that declined the money! The FOTL have no such constitution so therefore their funds can be spent anyway the club sees fit,but to call it a supporters club it stretching things a bit,it does very little for the good of the supporters,it is primarily a fund raising body for the club!

Griss, if FOTL have now changed their name and status to that of a Supporters Club, I hope the Officials that run it know their legal responsibilities and the personal liabilities involved with doing so. If not, they could be leaving themselves wide open to problems.   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: All results expunged
« on: April 08, 2020, 01:23:51 PM »
Sorry B & G if you read today's article in the link it clearly states he made a personal donation

Hi Linnet

I couldn't open your link, so re read the one I posted.

I've now read your link and I can see that its a personal one now.

Thanks.  :clap:

General Discussion / Re: All results expunged
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:02:46 AM »
Same source as yours , seems personal

That's not how I read it.

"Asked if he would take a pay cut, Taylor said: “The PFA will make donations and the PFA is involved in the players’ charity. At the moment the PFA position is that we will continue to be paying all our staff of over 60 in full.”

General Discussion / Re: All results expunged
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:36:30 AM »
Just for balance , he has donated £500,000 to the NHS and charity

Personally, or do you mean the amount the PFA have apparently donated?  :dontknow:

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