Covid and the future of games (3 Viewers)

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5a - the lizard is a Caiman.

Hanwell, can you not answer the clues in order, that would be nice.
 

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The Premier League, in consultation with its clubs, has enhanced its COVID-19 protocols, in addition to reimplementing a twice-weekly testing programme as the health of players and staff remains the priority.

The protocols, which strengthen key elements of the existing guidance, came into immediate effect last week.

Really ????
 

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Feel that slowly but surely public opinion is beginning to frown on Football. Players have been highlighted ignoring lockdown rules ( some more than once!!) despite continuing requests from the football authorities players are cuddling changing shirts etc.

overall it gives a very poor impression and, as we have seen, COVID has effected various clubs including ourselves which suggests that despite all the bubbles and protective actions there are still issues to be addressed.

I hear more and more people becoming less than impressed and the government have already begun to comment that footballers have to comply with the same regulations as a everyone else, if the present behaviour continues ( and I can understand the celebrations on pitch) then quite frankly football is shooting itself in the foot. The world is very different these days and I am afraid the comments from within football that they cannot control their players in the heat of battle is totally unacceptable
 

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Feel that slowly but surely public opinion is beginning to frown on Football. Players have been highlighted ignoring lockdown rules ( some more than once!!) despite continuing requests from the football authorities players are cuddling changing shirts etc.

overall it gives a very poor impression and, as we have seen, COVID has effected various clubs including ourselves which suggests that despite all the bubbles and protective actions there are still issues to be addressed.

I hear more and more people becoming less than impressed and the government have already begun to comment that footballers have to comply with the same regulations as a everyone else, if the present behaviour continues ( and I can understand the celebrations on pitch) then quite frankly football is shooting itself in the foot. The world is very different these days and I am afraid the comments from within football that they cannot control their players in the heat of battle is totally unacceptable
....indeed....what will help elite football continue....is for responsible managers/coaches/players to come forward and promote safe practice.....the FA/premiership/EFL and all media outlets......would be well advised to create a huge and visible media campaign....I think this will happen.
 

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Suggestions today that you can still infect other people even after you've recovered seems to be a bit of a game changer for me.Economy wise vaccinating everyone in the football bubbles makes sense,ethically of course a complete non stop starter.
 

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Suggestions today that you can still infect other people even after you've recovered seems to be a bit of a game changer for me.Economy wise vaccinating everyone in the football bubbles makes sense,ethically of course a complete non stop starter.
Yeah trouble is there are so many potential priority groups and hence a variety of opinions.
If I wasn’t a football fan I would be livid if players were made a priority
 

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Taking me 90 mins to get into the office this week :banghead: , footballers who are getting regularly tested are the least of our worries.

Braindead selfish w***ers travelling all along the covid hotspots of Essex , East London and London
 

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Taking me 90 mins to get into the office this week :banghead: , footballers who are getting regularly tested are the least of our worries.

Braindead selfish ****ers travelling all along the covid hotspots of Essex , East London and London
Nick, I take your point, but why was your journey more important than any of the other 'selfish f****ers'? Where were they going, maybe to an office just like you?
 

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Nick, I take your point, but why was your journey more important than any of the other 'selfish f****ers'? Where were they going, maybe to an office just like you?
No mate, mainly building vans , delivery drivers etc which is fine but car loads of youngsters , obvs different households , no masks etc., i am in taxi on own with mask on. Very difficult to stop but know i will see cars of kids drinking and smoking on way home .

Taxi detoured through Barking the other day , groups of teens everywhere
 

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No mate, mainly building vans , delivery drivers etc which is fine but car loads of youngsters , obvs different households , no masks etc., i am in taxi on own with mask on. Very difficult to stop but know i will see cars of kids drinking and smoking on way home .

Taxi detoured through Barking the other day , groups of teens everywhere
Yep schools being closed seem to give them licence to roam - went past a skate park on Sunday and it was rammed (admittedly not a school day but the rules are the same)
 

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No mate, mainly building vans , delivery drivers etc which is fine but car loads of youngsters , obvs different households , no masks etc., i am in taxi on own with mask on. Very difficult to stop but know i will see cars of kids drinking and smoking on way home .

Taxi detoured through Barking the other day , groups of teens everywhere
Nick. I have to go outside of Barking station most days to get a taxi to East Ham depot and if I have to wait for it to turn up it can become quite worrying. You would not think there was a pandemic by the way them idiots act. Take care.
 

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Pleased to see the football authorities are now making it clear that failing to follow guidelines could result in football being cancelled. However at same time there is Lampard saying how difficult it is for the players as they can’t work from home ( bless them) and protect themselves like the rest of society!!! , and that not celebrating goals is nigh on impossible

I reckon we have reached a tipping point now so if football is to continue then it’s now up to players coaches etc to set a high standard of behaviour
 

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EFL Statement includes

The game has a responsibility, and during this critical period it is down to everyone involved to ensure they follow Government rules and our protocols.

We have seen the huge contribution players have made to the national effort and they must continue to use their influence in demonstrating the importance of following the rules.
 

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Pleased to see the football authorities are now making it clear that failing to follow guidelines could result in football being cancelled. However at same time there is Lampard saying how difficult it is for the players as they can’t work from home ( bless them) and protect themselves like the rest of society!!! , and that not celebrating goals is nigh on impossible

I reckon we have reached a tipping point now so if football is to continue then it’s now up to players coaches etc to set a high standard of behaviour
Maybe the players want a break?
 

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This outrage over goal celebrations is a massive over reaction and completely OTT.

I appreciate it’s all about optics but the issue here is what we don’t see. It’s dressing room protocols etc that need to be properly followed, people need to stop worry about a brief cuddle after a goal.
 

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This outrage over goal celebrations is a massive over reaction and completely OTT.

I appreciate it’s all about optics but the issue here is what we don’t see. It’s dressing room protocols etc that need to be properly followed, people need to stop worry about a brief cuddle after a goal.
It’s more than that, although I agree with you.

My friend at work mates girlfriend is best friends with a premier league footballers wife.

There was a massive party Xmas eve - difference is they didn’t get caught like the Argie lot. By all accounts this isn’t just a Christmas thing. There are get together s a lot.

The point I’m trying to badly make is the players are still being idiots (probably minority) in their own free time.

but alas probably not anymore than job public.
 

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Yep schools being closed seem to give them licence to roam.
I know what you mean but schools are not closed so they have no license to do anything during school hours other than school work.

What they do 'unlicensed' is a completely different matter of course.
 

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It’s more than that, although I agree with you.

My friend at work mates girlfriend is best friends with a premier league footballers wife.

There was a massive party Xmas eve - difference is they didn’t get caught like the Argie lot. By all accounts this isn’t just a Christmas thing. There are get together s a lot.

The point I’m trying to badly make is the players are still being idiots (probably minority) in their own free time.

but alas probably not anymore than job public.
Agreed - that’s why all this noise about celebrations is missing the bigger point
 

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Nick. I have to go outside of Barking station most days to get a taxi to East Ham depot and if I have to wait for it to turn up it can become quite worrying. You would not think there was a pandemic by the way them idiots act. Take care.
Just had to look up the Middlesboro score ... seems months ago since we last played.
6 days lol
 

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This outrage over goal celebrations is a massive over reaction and completely OTT.

I appreciate it’s all about optics but the issue here is what we don’t see. It’s dressing room protocols etc that need to be properly followed, people need to stop worry about a brief cuddle after a goal.
Its mad isnt it. They share the same dressing room, when they area on the pitch they are breathing, marking, tackling all in the same area. Watch a corner, its 10x worse then a goal celebration as they are mixing with the other team.

The uproar is around not what the issue actually is its more around the image it promotes. Bonkers.

People sitting at home moaning about footballers celebrating 🤷‍♂️
 

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Simon Hughes of The Athetic points out Darlington play Weymouth tomorrow in the FA trophy

Set off today 38 hour round trip, 700 miles, 25 lads on a bus, no covid testing taking place before during or after.
 

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Simon Hughes of The Athetic points out Darlington play Weymouth tomorrow in the FA trophy

Set off today 38 hour round trip, 700 miles, 25 lads on a bus, no covid testing taking place before during or after.
Desperately want football to continue but this is pretty mad. Surely they could have regionalised it ?
 

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They are recorded on FA Full Time website
Ah! Hadn't realised they were all still on there. So they haven't completely expunged out of existence then... :p

Interesting tweet from Ollie Bayliss about what the clubs have been sent survey wise: Tweet
 

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Wayne Rooney saying he thinks it's difficult to stop his players hugging when they score. Suppose it's such a rare occurrence!!!!
 
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It’s more than that, although I agree with you.

My friend at work mates girlfriend is best friends with a premier league footballers wife.

There was a massive party Xmas eve - difference is they didn’t get caught like the Argie lot. By all accounts this isn’t just a Christmas thing. There are get together s a lot.

The point I’m trying to badly make is the players are still being idiots (probably minority) in their own free time.

but alas probably not anymore than job public.
Sad to say but consideration for others is dying out and the only thing that will sort this is the last resort - enforcement, punishment and bad publicity.
Not going to happen.
 

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Sad to say but consideration for others is dying out and the only thing that will sort this is the last resort - enforcement, punishment and bad publicity.
Not going to happen.
I think that’s an unfair representation, in my experience, the majority of people are complying with the restrictions.

I know lots of parents with young children, young single people living alone, students and teenagers stuck at home and all of them; other than going to work (if not from home), the supermarket or exercise; are staying at home.
 

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Sad to say but consideration for others is dying out and the only thing that will sort this is the last resort - enforcement, punishment and bad publicity.
Not going to happen.
The FA have continued to prove over the years they cannot manage a piss up in a brewery. Just because this virus kills people what makes this any different. It's an absolute joke.
 

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If we could get a team of players that go nowhere near the opposition, that would be a start. Is Murray Jones available?
He didn't go anywhere near the goal, apart from the one time he hit the post.
 

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