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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:01:17 AM »
Many forms of construction do not require people to be within 2m of each other. What is required that these sites are properly run, not closed.

😵 It's a pandemic on the loose, any jobs that are not essential to the battle or cannot be done at home should be stopped and the people supported financially via social welfare. This pandemic will have plenty of permanent affects on society if we want to be prepared for future ones.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 16, 2020, 09:33:27 PM »
This may have been posted already but it's a brilliant read and the visuals give a great indication of how a few people can cause serious damage by not taking proper precautions.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 16, 2020, 06:00:39 PM »
Places that take the severest action sooner show they can flatten the curve which saves lives.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: March 16, 2020, 04:30:46 PM »
Far easier to run off this year and then worry about plannijg for following season.

Doubtful, this report indicates the pandemic could last into 2021. If its even half way on the money then there is no option but to void this current season in my opinion.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 16, 2020, 04:27:53 PM »
What are the chances of Sky and BT reducing the monthly bills to reflect there being no sport? Or will we all have to ring individually and hold for ages!!!!
Could be a case of every penny counts.
What about other bills:
Loan payments
Car payments
Household Bills
Any chance of any of those being put on hold?

I think every person and company should do their bit as people will get badly squeezed by this crisis. Surly something like mortgage freezes and interest only payments on other forms of credit. Things like this would go a long way to ease peoples minds and stop the panic. I see Virgin Air have told their staff to take 8 weeks unpaid leave, who the hell can afford to do that if they have a mortgage and other bills.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: March 15, 2020, 04:23:50 PM »
There's too much money involved for the league not to get completed. Forget Liverpool they are champions and no argument to deny them.

The real issues are the CL places and relegation. You're talking about millions or tens of millions for clubs like Leeds, Bournemouth, Norwich, Sheffield Utd when deciding CL places, promotion & relegation.

Most teams have only 9/10 games left to play. Far more likely the season is finished (even if its rushed) to get a final result and the following season amended just to avoid potential law suits from multiple clubs
The Euros will probably be postponed least December..
The clubs need around 7 or 8 weeks to run off this season so it may be possible in the summer.

Money that will be worth sod all the longer this thing drags out. There are only 2 options play the leagues out at a later stage or void it. WHen the leagues meet up they will know if the Euros have been cancelled (almost certain  that they will be), they should draw up a plan for - if we are back playing by, for examples sake, between May 20th - June 30th then we will run off remaining fixtures (2 games per week), if not then the season will be voided. This way everyone knows where they stand. The way I see it currently is that they will be lucky to get the next season up and running on time let alone play off the last one.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: March 14, 2020, 04:54:34 PM »
Utd have 2 live chances of winning a trophy and two live chances of being in next year's Champions League. A null and void season takes all that away and dumps us back in the Europa League next season...

Sitting in champions league position at the minute (should City fail on their appeal)

People are talking about playing it out at some stage but I can only see one outcome, the season being declared void. The Euros will be put off till next year so there is a small window of opportunity but with the peak of the pandemic not expected until the start of June, its hard to see how it could be worked out

Just think about that answer for a minute  ;)

Do you think that the season will be null and void though? In all seriousness Iíd be feeling a little bit sorry for the Liverpool lads

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 14, 2020, 04:48:35 PM »
The Dutch have discovered an antibody that works apparently but it has to be properly tested and mass produced which will take the guts of a year, byt which time this pandemic will have run its course. Herd immunity will happen by that stage, that where 80% of the population will have got the virus and there bodies will have dealt with it and given them immunity from future infection. However that means there will be a lot more deaths to come Im afraid.

Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: March 10, 2020, 12:11:18 PM »
Brilliant post on here from Countyman, sums it up perfectly.

We came into this year fearful of getting a few hidings and heading back to Div 3 sharpish. We had an ageing squad with an unproven manager and not much talent coming through it seemed yet apart from the Kildare game (I agree that the Cavan game was a write off due to conditions) we have played reasonably well and we have seen consistently at all levels that teams playing 3 weeks in a row struggle.

What we have seen is that our younger players are developing all the time, they will learn loads from this league and hopefully they can avoid the drop as it will be a stronger league again next year with Cork and Meath in the mix (better yet get promoted to Div 1). So far they have done themselves proud, if I was told they would have 2 games left against Westmeath and Fermanagh with a chance of promotion still there I would have snapped your hand off, yet here we are. Well done lads, so far so good, 2 wins from last 2 games and who knows we may even be on for 3 promotions in succession which would be incredible.

Its vital given we will have a tricky championship game coming up against Longford/ Louth (I expect Longford to win that and they are always tricky opponents for us).

Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: February 28, 2020, 12:00:28 PM »
Heard this evening Healy potentially done ACL again for the 3rd time. Hope it isnít true.

If it is, then it would be the last time we see him representing his county on the pitch which is a shame.

He is a credit to himself and one really consistant player in both codes. My first memory of him is watching him play against Tyrone (think it was 2003 minor championship) who had a forward that was 'the next Peter Canavan' apparently and Healy put him in his pocket Joe Higgins style all afternoon.

Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 26, 2020, 03:18:30 PM »
The RTE site has it down as Nowlan Park I see. Its still strange seeing Laois are going to play Kilkenny in hurling, I know its a big ask for us to get close to them but its still great that Laois can test themselves agains one of the top teams.

Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: February 25, 2020, 04:33:27 PM »
This Division is a bit of a basket case, and at times it's hard to gauge where any team is at on a given day. I think teams like Laois, Westmeath, Fermanagh and Clare are generally doing as much now as they will in the Summer. The other four probably have bigger ambitions, and may have taken some teams for granted. The weather too has turned things into a bit of a lottery. I think Saturday night, assuming it's dry, will give us a good idea of where we're at. Sunday was a great win to get, and I'm enjoying watching the development of some of our younger lads in particular. Port will really benefit from their younger lads getting plenty of game time

I thought the championship tiers are based on where you finish in league 2? If thats the case the teams with so called bigger ambitions would want to get their fingers out.

Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 22, 2020, 09:06:19 PM »
One point win in what sounded like horrendous conditions, fair play to the lads in grinding out the win. Anyone with a match report?

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 21, 2020, 08:34:36 AM »
4 candidates proposed for Taoiseach today.
All defeated.
Real talking has to start now.
FF/FG/Greens (84 ) or
SF/Lefties/Greens (66) plus 13  various Independents .

What happens if none of these can be agreed upon?

Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 04, 2020, 03:45:47 PM »
I don't like seeing any of our teams under strength, but I could understand lads not wanting to go in. There's very little incentive to keep going back year after year. To those that do it, we are of course grateful, but I can think of many reasons why it wouldn't make much appeal. I would say that everything needs to be as close to perfect in your life to facilitate a long career in the GAA. We forget far too easily that the soccer players we look at every week get paid thousands and millions, and yet the lads we question on here get zilch. That doesn't sit easily with me, and I don't think amateur players deserve criticism for looking after the things in their life that are more meaningful to them

Its true lads have careers, families etc so its perfectly understandable if lads cannot commit but I dont buy the incentive thing this year, Laois are a lower league county and last year they were given a taste of playing some of the big teams and did not look out of place. You would think this was a huge incentive for players to get involved. It was not to be and hopefully Laois give a good account themselves but the feeling is it will be a missed opportunity and looking at our history these chances do not come around very often.

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