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by Jacko27
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?
Replies: 47
Views: 2890

Re: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?

I'm pleased that jgriffin has brought up the "elephant in the room" I.e. the reason for the UK'S lack of preparedness for the Covid 19 crisis ( not enough beds, ventilators or even p.p.e.) is all down to Tory austerity. I suppose one could argue equally glibly that Labour profligacy was to blame for...
by Jacko27
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?
Replies: 47
Views: 2890

Re: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?

I started this topic just a couple of days ago but already "two months" is sounding naively, ridiculously optimistic.
by Jacko27
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Welford Road Chit Chat
Topic: What are we going to talk about for the next two months?
Replies: 47
Views: 2890

What are we going to talk about for the next two months?

We're facing an unprecedentedly sportless couple of months. What can we talk about to fill the vacuum?
by Jacko27
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

That gloomy prognosis could prove true for some rugby clubs and of course the same analysis applies equally to most other forms of retail business. Unless you happen to sell bog rolls and hand sanitizer. KBO as Churchill is supposed to have said!
by Jacko27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

Pro 14 League has already been "indefinitely suspended". They seem to have accepted the inevitable. It's difficult to see how the GP can avoid going down same path. And it seems that Leicester City already have three players self-isolating.
by Jacko27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

Purely from the fans' perspective, watching a match in a stadium with 10,000 - 86,000 others isn't a real problem - yet. Much more dangerous is watching a televised game in a pub - and that might well be the first thing to go. Yes, I read an article along the lines that groups of fans watching tele...
by Jacko27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

Also it's not just about money. It only takes one player to report symptoms shortly after a match and then the other 45 have to self-isolate or be quarantined. Extend that scenario to two or three other players in different matches and the fixture list will shudder to a halt. I'm not someone who is ...
by Jacko27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

Money, in a word. I don't think rugby matches played in empty stadia would generate enough money to justify the risk. Risk being the risk of 46 players plus officials coming into close bodily contact.
by Jacko27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

I agree about ring fencing, I'm totally against it but this year - it seems to me - that not only will there be no competition at the bottom of the league to avoid relegation, there will also be no competition at the top. It seems near certain to me that the season will have to be curtailed and mayb...
by Jacko27
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries
Replies: 30
Views: 2861

Re: May, Kalamafoni and McPhillps extended injuries

Under normal circumstances the injury/ suspended list would make desperate reading for Tigers' fans but these are not normal circumstances as it seems to me the chances of the Gallagher Premier League reaching a conclusion this year are vanishingly small. We know who will be relegated but the winner...
by Jacko27
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 11718

Re: England v Wales

:smt050 You've asked three different questions there, strawclearer. The "best" in my opinion (although I'm Loughborough born and bred I've lived in suburban London for 40+ years and am increasingly allergic to long queues and overcrowded trains) is slightly unorthodox. Take Piccadilly line from King...
by Jacko27
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 11718

Re: England v Wales

I think you may be at cross purposes!
by Jacko27
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 11718

Re: England v Wales

The expression of innocence on Joe Marler's face and AWJ's apparent indifference in an otherwise red-blooded match was a moment of true comedy. On the subject of Manu's red, the process seemed to me to be driven by the South African TMO's almost spoken desire for a full red. Harsh and unfair decisio...
by Jacko27
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up
Replies: 154
Views: 11893

Re: Sarries vs Leicester - Teams Up

Yes but the relative risk does need to be contextualised, after all there have been more Covid19 confirmed cases in UK than in HK.
by Jacko27
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Wales
Replies: 171
Views: 11718

Re: England v Wales

- and, more importantly..... What's the best / easiest / quickest way of getting from St Pancras to the ground? In the past, I've always gone down by coach rather than train so - any advice much appreciated! You've asked three different questions there, strawclearer. The "best" in my opinion (altho...