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Will games get cancelled?

Post by dpoc74 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:16 pm

So Scotland are banning all gatherings over 500 people, the govt are talking about bringing in the next phase to delay the spread, Leicester football club have three players in isolation, I am being asked to stay at home to work (as I am sure some of you are) It wouldn’t surprise me if the rest of the season were called off. It would be a very unsatisfactory (but understandable) end to a very unsatisfactory season (for many reasons!)
I would like the chance to go to welford road at least once more, have a few pints of Guinness and scratch my head just one more time why penalties are given at breakdowns for nothing more obvious to me than the ref felt like it. But I understand if I can’t.
It will however be the longest pre season ever! I might have to find a new hobby!

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by Big Dai » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:24 pm

The only fatal disease spreading out control at the moment is Panic. Panic is more deadly and has wider consequences than any virus.


(Thus spake the ex prop from behind a Darth Vader breath mask, two dozen bottles of hand sanitser and a wall of Andrex bog roll. Other brands are available, but as the world is going to the dogs I thought I'd join them. )
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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by loretta » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:28 pm

So, if the rest of the season does get called off, do Sarries stay up next year and avoid their punishment? :smt017
I get the feeling that their lawyers would have a field day if the penalty points were carried over, and as far as I'm aware, there isn't another mechanism - but what do I know?

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by BFG » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:54 pm

I would've thought that sports clubs will be allowed to continue.
Delaying tactics will only work if restrictions are put in place on everything.
The Irish response is only half measures.
When Italy shut things down in the North folk used the free time for leisure and travel and spread it further.
Quite frankly what Italy originally did and didn't do was pathetic in my opinion, they basically gave those infected the opportunity to spread it further more quickly.
Closing schools alone will not work, kids will still hang out, attend activity clubs and so on.
Television and news love stirring it up, more folk stuck at home means more viewers and more viewers means more money.
Folk washing their hands often and coughing into a tissue should be standard practice but unfortunately is not, my old man always carried a tissue and so do I.
I never fail to be shocked at the amount of people that walk straight out of public toilets without washing their hands.
Vulnerable people and those close need to be very careful, extra support should be put into this particular area.

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by G.K » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:42 pm

Almost inevitable I would say, actually in Tiger's case it would save us from further suffering and I don't mean the Mexican beer flu.
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by LE18 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:48 pm

BFG wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:54 pm
I would've thought that sports clubs will be allowed to continue.
Delaying tactics will only work if restrictions are put in place on everything.
The Irish response is only half measures.
When Italy shut things down in the North folk used the free time for leisure and travel and spread it further.
Quite frankly what Italy originally did and didn't do was pathetic in my opinion, they basically gave those infected the opportunity to spread it further more quickly.
Closing schools alone will not work, kids will still hang out, attend activity clubs and so on.
Television and news love stirring it up, more folk stuck at home means more viewers and more viewers means more money.
Folk washing their hands often and coughing into a tissue should be standard practice but unfortunately is not, my old man always carried a tissue and so do I.
I never fail to be shocked at the amount of people that walk straight out of public toilets without washing their hands.
Vulnerable people and those close need to be very careful, extra support should be put into this particular area.
Toilet doors are very very badly designed, you wash your hands and then have to touch the door handle to get in/out, when will someone design a swing door that's safe both ways?

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by Scott1 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:57 pm

You've lost me Loretta. Regardless of how this season ends Sarries will be in the Championship ,why would that change? Or am I missing something?

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by G.K » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:59 pm

Big Dai wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:24 pm
The only fatal disease spreading out control at the moment is Panic. Panic is more deadly and has wider consequences than any virus.


(Thus spake the ex prop from behind a Darth Vader breath mask, two dozen bottles of hand sanitser and a wall of Andrex bog roll. Other brands are available, but as the world is going to the dogs I thought I'd join them. )
You can get Andrex in Wales? I had no idea!
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:59 pm

I'd be highly surprised if we play again this season, from most estimates this isn't going to go away for 3-6 months and they can't postpone that many games nor can Rugby afford to play that many games without gate receipts

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by kpj tiger » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:02 pm

There's also the fact that all it takes is one player catching it and entire teams will be unavailable

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by Big Dai » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:04 pm

G.K wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Big Dai wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:24 pm
The only fatal disease spreading out control at the moment is Panic. Panic is more deadly and has wider consequences than any virus.


(Thus spake the ex prop from behind a Darth Vader breath mask, two dozen bottles of hand sanitser and a wall of Andrex bog roll. Other brands are available, but as the world is going to the dogs I thought I'd join them. )
You can get Andrex in Wales? I had no idea!
Not at the moment! Izal only. 😎😎😁😁
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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by Mark62 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:17 pm

Ah the Izal medicated also doubles up as tracing paper

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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by Old Hob » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:24 pm

Closing schools is dumb as our government has recognised thank goodness. Children seem to only get a mild illness (there have been zero fatalities in the 9 and under age group) and, if parents are working, these children are likely to go to Grandparents thus putting the most vulnerable at risk.
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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by BFG » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:27 pm

LE18 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:48 pm
BFG wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:54 pm
I would've thought that sports clubs will be allowed to continue.
Delaying tactics will only work if restrictions are put in place on everything.
The Irish response is only half measures.
When Italy shut things down in the North folk used the free time for leisure and travel and spread it further.
Quite frankly what Italy originally did and didn't do was pathetic in my opinion, they basically gave those infected the opportunity to spread it further more quickly.
Closing schools alone will not work, kids will still hang out, attend activity clubs and so on.
Television and news love stirring it up, more folk stuck at home means more viewers and more viewers means more money.
Folk washing their hands often and coughing into a tissue should be standard practice but unfortunately is not, my old man always carried a tissue and so do I.
I never fail to be shocked at the amount of people that walk straight out of public toilets without washing their hands.
Vulnerable people and those close need to be very careful, extra support should be put into this particular area.
Toilet doors are very very badly designed, you wash your hands and then have to touch the door handle to get in/out, when will someone design a swing door that's safe both ways?
Supposed to open inwards, health and safety I think!?
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Re: Will games get cancelled?

Post by loretta » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:30 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:57 pm
You've lost me Loretta. Regardless of how this season ends Sarries will be in the Championship ,why would that change? Or am I missing something?
As I understand it, the mechanism for relegating Sarries was to inflict a huge points deduction, which was intended to ensure that they ended at the bottom of the table at the end of the season. So, if the season is scratched, will the table just be wiped and hit reset next year? Meaning that the penalty is wiped off the books as collateral damage. You can argue that Sarries were mathematically guaranteed to go down, but to do that you need someone to be promoted and who would come up? Remember, the Championship may well have to be cancelled too, it would probably be Newcastle but Ealing wouldn't let that assumption go by unchallenged. A mess.
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