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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: 11428

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: 6109

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: 6109

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: 6109

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: 6109

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: 6109

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: 6109

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: 6109

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: 31576

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: 31576

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: 31576

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: 27118

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: 31576

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...
by Jacko27
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Dai on his way! - now departed.
Replies: 46
Views: 11955

Re: Dai on his way!

My guess is that he's exhausted and needs a break. I have always liked Dai Young: his honesty and the way he wears his heart on his sleeve. With all the uncertainty about the future at Wasps, the financial position and the throughput of "star" players, it wouldn't be surprising if, after 9 years, he...
by Jacko27
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: It just gets worse for Saracens
Replies: 49
Views: 8310

Re: It just gets worse for Saracens

I think I agree. If Saracens had won the match comfortably say 27 - 3, you could argue that the brief appearance of an ineligible replacement did not materially affect the result. In fact the match was a nailbiter that Saracens won by the narrowest of margins (27-24) and therefore -even if it was a ...