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Mikey Bee

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I didn't realise that you had to quarantine after leaving Birmingham*. I could've sworn that video of him playing head tennis was taken at Aston Communal Baths.

* although thinking about it....
 

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the rules changed, don't you remember
Your still running the risk. I can go to Portugal now but I won’t because it can change within a day (as it does) and I can’t risk not being able to go to work for 14 days 🤷🏼*♂.
 

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Your still running the risk. I can go to Portugal now but I won’t because it can change within a day (as it does) and I can’t risk not being able to go to work for 14 days ����*♂.
Presumably you are equally critical of Harry Kane?
 

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Presumably you are equally critical of Harry Kane?
Of course. I don’t believe anyone should be going abroad if they have work commitments etc. It’s only my opinion and I do understand a break for the players is important but unless visiting family could they not just have it in the UK? Everyone knows what’s going on around the world, there was always a chance this was going to happen, hence why a lot of people can’t go as they have a responsibility with work. I don’t think it’s a big ask either to miss a holiday in the sun for one year. Maybe I’m wrong.
 

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I don’t get what’s so wrong with his vid. He’s a young lad who’s come a very long way from humble beginnings. He’ll be inspiring another generation of Algerian Messis. He’s just enjoying himself. ����*♂
I had have no issue with it apart from the flash of the watch. Considering a lot of people have been on furlow and tens of thousands are now facing job losses it just seems crass. Also when quite a few of us have forgone ST refunds to help the club.
 

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Of course. I don’t believe anyone should be going abroad if they have work commitments etc. It’s only my opinion and I do understand a break for the players is important but unless visiting family could they not just have it in the UK? Everyone knows what’s going on around the world, there was always a chance this was going to happen, hence why a lot of people can’t go as they have a responsibility with work. I don’t think it’s a big ask either to miss a holiday in the sun for one year. Maybe I’m wrong.
It’s not just a holiday if most of your family still live there. Travelling round the UK can be just as dangerous if work takes you to Leicester Preston & Oldham for example. Would you refuse to go to work there?
 

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Presumably you are equally critical of Harry Kane?
and Ollie Watkins. And many. many others. France wasn't even rumoured to be an issue with Said travelled there, but don't let that get in the way of some proper rage.
 

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France wasn't even rumoured to be an issue with Said travelled there...
We really need some real football, don't we.

Getting into a froth about players going home for a summer break, mathematical hypotheses of value calculations of the percentage season ticket admission within multiple calculations of theoretical admissions and analyses on the effect of form-filling and the reporting of death statistics is doing my head in.
 

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perhaps he wasn't there as long. :shrug:
Bryan was outside the club shop with Bob the kitman on Thursday (getting some training kit I assume) so he must have returned before the rules kicked in
 

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Bryan was outside the club shop with Bob the kitman on Thursday (getting some training kit I assume) so he must have returned before the rules kicked in
Maybe the rules are different as he's tested positively already.
 

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With the best will in the world I cannot understand how Said could have become trapped in France by quarantine rules. Anyone holidaying in France was given adequate notice. The club would have contacted him, and in the improbable event that he could not get a plane back they would have put on a private plane. The quarantine regulations also work the other way so maybe there is a possibility of him signing for a French Club, or even a Spanish, Italian or German Club. That could be the explanation as to why he is stuck in France and Bryan is back doing his pre season.
 

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With the best will in the world I cannot understand how Said could have become trapped in France by quarantine rules. Anyone holidaying in France was given adequate notice. The club would have contacted him, and in the improbable event that he could not get a plane back they would have put on a private plane. The quarantine regulations also work the other way so maybe there is a possibility of him signing for a French Club, or even a Spanish, Italian or German Club. That could be the explanation as to why he is stuck in France and Bryan is back doing his pre season.
Could be wrong, but I think club and player have probably agreed that due to the likelihood a deal will be done for him there is little point in him returning to Jersey Road.

They would never say this of course, and the vague stories of quarantine etc. mask things quite nicely. Easy than the usual “he’s injured” line that gets rolled out.
 

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With the best will in the world I cannot understand how Said could have become trapped in France by quarantine rules. Anyone holidaying in France was given adequate notice. The club would have contacted him, and in the improbable event that he could not get a plane back they would have put on a private plane. The quarantine regulations also work the other way so maybe there is a possibility of him signing for a French Club, or even a Spanish, Italian or German Club. That could be the explanation as to why he is stuck in France and Bryan is back doing his pre season.
eh? Where did you get this information from?
 

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eh? Where did you get this information from?
The French imposed a 14 Day quarantine period on UK soon after we imposed it on them so it works in reverse. That being the case it could be viewed that Said is trapped either way depending on the destination of his next move. There appears to be no information as to his current whereabouts, France or UK only that he is not attending preseason training. Perhaps you know where he is now?
 

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The French imposed a 14 Day quarantine period on UK soon after we imposed it on them so it works in reverse. That being the case it could be viewed that Said is trapped either way depending on the destination of his next move. There appears to be no information as to his current whereabouts, France or UK only that he is not attending preseason training. Perhaps you know where he is now?
If he did not meet the government imposed deadline he may well be self quarantined and therefore not available for training?
 

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If he did not meet the government imposed deadline he may well be self quarantined and therefore not available for training?
Yes, that fact is quite clear, but it begs the question if he is in UK why did he miss the deadline? He was travelling from France not so far flung place, and received adequate notice of the oncoming quarantine restrictions. Bryan made it so why not him?
 

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The French imposed a 14 Day quarantine period on UK soon after we imposed it on them so it works in reverse. That being the case it could be viewed that Said is trapped either way depending on the destination of his next move. There appears to be no information as to his current whereabouts, France or UK only that he is not attending preseason training. Perhaps you know where he is now?
Maybe he's trapped on a cross-channel ferry then :eek:
 

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Yes, that fact is quite clear, but it begs the question if he is in UK why did he miss the deadline? He was travelling from France not so far flung place, and received adequate notice of the oncoming quarantine restrictions. Bryan made it so why not him?
If you followed the news reports, people had about thirty hours to do two things

1) Get themselves somewhere where they could travel home i.e. a port/airport/Eurostar station
2) Get a booking on said transport

As far as I know thousands of people were unable to do this due to scarcity of resource i.e tickets :shrug:
 

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Can we have a whip round to get Inspector Jacques Clouseau on the case?
 

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If you followed the news reports, people had about thirty hours to do two things

1) Get themselves somewhere where they could travel home i.e. a port/airport/Eurostar station
2) Get a booking on said transport

As far as I know thousands of people were unable to do this due to scarcity of resource i.e tickets :shrug:
he could have swam the Channel, fit young man like him. clearly thinks he's too big for us now. I'm going on to all the premier league club's twitter accounts and posting "ANNOUNCE SAID BENRAHMA NOW" until one of them fall for it and do as told.

Benrahma out :cutthecrap:
 

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With the best will in the world I cannot understand how Said could have become trapped in France by quarantine rules. Anyone holidaying in France was given adequate notice. The club would have contacted him, and in the improbable event that he could not get a plane back they would have put on a private plane. The quarantine regulations also work the other way so maybe there is a possibility of him signing for a French Club, or even a Spanish, Italian or German Club. That could be the explanation as to why he is stuck in France and Bryan is back doing his pre season.
Why would he be trapped in France - he would be quarantining in the UK?
 

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The French imposed a 14 Day quarantine period on UK soon after we imposed it on them so it works in reverse.
They were threatening to, but as of yet no reciprocal quarantine has been introduced in France - I travelled on Tuesday with no problems. So there's no reason for Saïd to be "stuck in France"!
 

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They were threatening to, but as of yet no reciprocal quarantine has been introduced in France - I travelled on Tuesday with no problems. So there's no reason for Saïd to be "stuck in France"!
Not even (on the beach) a la Simon Moore
 

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No offers. Not even a sniff......apparently. Surely he could be on the bench . Or maybe just play him, keep him fit, show the world what he can do, let him help us finish off the likes of Hudders before half time. Nonsense that the window is open for so long. I know the figures involved are astronomical but why are we penalised with having to 'rest' our best player because of hypothetical offers. Let's face it, if West Ham are 'interested', it ain't happening.
 

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Great to see him again today. Almost forgot just how good he is. Would be great if he stayed for a while longer.
 

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Joke of a player. Redknapp and Merson couldn’t believe it. Still struggle to see a club won’t stump up big cash.
 

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Joke of a player. Redknapp and Merson couldn’t believe it. Still struggle to see a club won’t stump up big cash.
Merson also questioned if he could perform in the big games when it mattered. Quite an astute comment that and something a few of us have alluded to at times.
 

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Merson also questioned if he could perform in the big games when it mattered. Quite an astute comment that and something a few of us have alluded to at times.
Indeed. We probably need the cash though if the gates are to stay shut.
 

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Joke of a player. Redknapp and Merson couldn’t believe it. Still struggle to see a club won’t stump up big cash.
Though there is also the question of whether he would just go for the money to a club that was no good either generally or for him specifically. As the Fulham messageboard thread on him rather astutely points out - yes, they really ought to buy him (and a load of other players) but why on earth would he or anyone any good want to join them? So far the only solidly rumoured interest has been from Palace. While they're not a basket case, they also have a lot of good attacking players so it isn't obvious how much game time he'd get (though I think Said is far better than Eze so ought to be able to win a spot, why would Palace effectively spend near on £50m on two players for the same position in the same window - if they had that option, they could have shopped higher for one player).
 

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coo didn't know that - how come?
The window officially closes at 23:00 BST on Monday, 5 October - though a domestic-only window will continue to run until 17:00 BST on 16 October.

That will allow Premier League clubs to trade with their English Football League counterparts only, with transfers between top-flight clubs not permitted in that extended window.
 
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