Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by jgriffin » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:24 am

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:28 am
Rumours on Twitter that elite sport will be cancelled for four weeks to roll the vaccine out.
Pointless (in more ways than one) given that it will make zero difference one way or the other. Will also lead to loss of media revenue.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by loretta » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:02 am

jgriffin wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:24 am
Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:28 am
Rumours on Twitter that elite sport will be cancelled for four weeks to roll the vaccine out.
Pointless (in more ways than one) given that it will make zero difference one way or the other. Will also lead to loss of media revenue.
Yep, several reasons not to take that too seriously.
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Noggs » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:13 am

Twitter is full of twits.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:12 pm

Makes perfect sense! I thought everyone wanted the vaccine rolled out ASAP! I understand the Premier League hire their own private medical staff at their games but how many medical staff are used at rugby games,lower league football and all other sports etc?

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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Tigerbeat » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:17 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:12 pm
Makes perfect sense! I thought everyone wanted the vaccine rolled out ASAP! I understand the Premier League hire their own private medical staff at their games but how many medical staff are used at rugby games,lower league football and all other sports etc?
At Premiership games, there are usually two Doctors for each team so that HIAs can be conducted, should more than one player need an HIA at the same time. You also have the ambulances and some paramedics in attendance. Irrespective of who supplies the ambulances or trained medical staff there is a reasonable argument for this resource to be diverted to areas that need it urgently.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:17 pm

The BBBoC have said that fights can commence over here the middle of February. That would tie in perfectly if other sports are halted for a month or so. Meeting today so let’s see what happens. Source is from Racing Post

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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by ancientmariner » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:18 pm

To go back to the points-by-panel system currently being applied to Covid-hit games, a team that was unable to play any Premiership games due to Covid would end up with 44 points - more than Tigers ended 2018/19 (the last proper season). It's farcical that a team can be higher in the league by not playing at all than by playing and losing.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by ay2oh » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:26 pm

ancientmariner wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:18 pm
To go back to the points-by-panel system currently being applied to Covid-hit games, a team that was unable to play any Premiership games due to Covid would end up with 44 points - more than Tigers ended 2018/19 (the last proper season). It's farcical that a team can be higher in the league by not playing at all than by playing and losing.
Come on let’s get real. Firstly what is the chance of a team having 22 games cancelled. Secondly I am sure that if the cancellations got to even half of that level the season would be curtailed
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:31 pm

Given the current situation there is a higher probability of more positive tests and more games cancelled. Having a break could prove to be the right decision........if only we had a crystal ball. A tough decision but it may prove to be the better decision.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:35 pm

As the clubs appear to still be training I can't see the logic behind not playing these weekends, it's either ok to train & play or it isn't as the players are still mixing travelling to/from work, they are more exposed to the Virus.
Personally I don't think we should be playing any elite sport at present but this halfway house that PRL have come up with is cuckoo.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:42 pm

Wayne Richardson Fan Club wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:35 pm
As the clubs appear to still be training I can't see the logic behind not playing these weekends, it's either ok to train & play or it isn't as the players are still mixing travelling to/from work, they are more exposed to the Virus.
Personally I don't think we should be playing any elite sport at present but this halfway house that PRL have come up with is cuckoo.
They are training but at least they are not having to come into contact with players from other areas and thus contain it locally and manage it.
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by westwinds31 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:12 pm

For social media, just start the sentence with “We haven’t ruled out.....” then add anything (eg: cancelling the rest of the season).

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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by strawclearer » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:30 pm

TRP reporting that relegation is scrapped for this season because of the pandemic and the threat of legal action by any Club relegated.

Think we all kinda knew that........
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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Scott1 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:44 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:30 pm
TRP reporting that relegation is scrapped for this season because of the pandemic and the threat of legal action by any Club relegated.

Think we all kinda knew that........
Yes ,the legal threat was too great.But the question is will it be a ring fenced league next season or will this season just be replayed with no relegation or promotion?

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Re: Is this season a Farce with the cancellations

Post by Scott1 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:10 am

I’ve read the front page on TRP Twitter page and it said there will be promotion from the Championship,IF that can be completed.

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