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7 minutes ago, paulwalker71 said:

Super League clubs meeting in Huddersfield tomorrow apparently, with the single item on the agenda being whether to shut down the competition

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/rugby-league-news/super-league-coronavirus-season-postponed-3952350

Talk of the government banning large crowds (like France have) could see games played behind closed doors. That seems the best option atm but like football, if a coach or player gets it the company will have to be suspended.
 

People talking and speculating that everything might restart in June but that’s 3 months away and you worry about clubs like Salford and lower league clubs

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1 hour ago, M j M said:

Rimmer on the radio earlier confirming Leeds could be sanctioned for not travelling to Catalan.

That - and that alone - should see Mr Rimmer sacked immediately.  How can you misread a situation so badly. 

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42 minutes ago, Copa said:

I’m resigned to rugby league being trashed and club finances being destroyed.

This will happen across many sports. While some huge soccer clubs will manage, their lower leagues will face chaos.

It will take years to recover. Some clubs may not return.

Sadly, you sum up the situation perfectly.

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Horse Racing will operate behind closed doors because it is uniquely equipped to do so.  However, even we are hoping for a June resumption because even we will struggle beyond that point.  Sports crowds soon will not be permitted and a guess of resumption in June - because it is only a guess - should not be relied on.  The virus will hopefully abate in the Summer but the expectation currently - the guess currently, the assumption of our government currently - is that there will be a second wave epidemic in the autumn and then through next winter.  Plans need to be put in place - by governments, companies, sports, individuals.

Sorry to be a downer - but muddling through is rapidly ceasing to be an option

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25 minutes ago, paulwalker71 said:

Super League clubs meeting in Huddersfield tomorrow apparently, with the single item on the agenda being whether to shut down the competition

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/rugby-league-news/super-league-coronavirus-season-postponed-3952350

I can’t see any other option 


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52 minutes ago, Copa said:

I’m resigned to rugby league being trashed and club finances being destroyed.

This will happen across many sports. While some huge soccer clubs will manage, their lower leagues will face chaos.

It will take years to recover. Some clubs may not return.

Correct, and it isn't just sport that will be affected in this way.


Sport, amongst other things, is a dream-world offering escape from harsh reality and the disturbing prospect of change.

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38 minutes ago, Blind side johnny said:

Correct, and it isn't just sport that will be affected in this way.

But as of this weekend the chief scientist officer and others were saying that closing down large groups would have no effect.

There have been massive queues and crushes at US airports which would surely spread the virus. Propaganda spread by the media is turning us into sheep.

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19 minutes ago, Rupert Prince said:

But as of this weekend the chief scientist officer and others were saying that closing down large groups would have no effect.

There have been massive queues and crushes at US airports which would surely spread the virus. Propaganda spread by the media is turning us into sheep.

The airport chaos was caused by Trump's government, not the media.

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1 hour ago, Norfolk said:

That - and that alone - should see Mr Rimmer sacked immediately.  How can you misread a situation so badly. 

Heard him radio two banging on about looking at models..stop with the marketing speech talk English and admit the game at some point soon the game will shut down.

 

as for the government I’m far from convinced they’ve done a good job with handling this,it’s here our neighbours in Europe are acting quickly ina measured way,here they bang on about following the science,well maybe they should follow it a little quicker?

 

 

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bravo this weekend the RFL contaminated hundreds of people!


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37 minutes ago, Rupert Prince said:

But as of this weekend the chief scientist officer and others were saying that closing down large groups would have no effect.

There have been massive queues and crushes at US airports which would surely spread the virus. Propaganda spread by the media is turning us into sheep.

Propaganda? Nonsense. I dunno what media you follow but the ones I see and read have faithfully reported the government's position and provided a range of expert scrutiny of that. 

If people start fighting over bog roll off the back of that it says more about them than the media and government. 

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21 minutes ago, fcl said:

bravo this weekend the RFL contaminated hundreds of people!

Any evidence to support this?

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1 hour ago, Norfolk said:

Horse Racing will operate behind closed doors because it is uniquely equipped to do so.  However, even we are hoping for a June resumption because even we will struggle beyond that point.  Sports crowds soon will not be permitted and a guess of resumption in June - because it is only a guess - should not be relied on.  The virus will hopefully abate in the Summer but the expectation currently - the guess currently, the assumption of our government currently - is that there will be a second wave epidemic in the autumn and then through next winter.  Plans need to be put in place - by governments, companies, sports, individuals.

Sorry to be a downer - but muddling through is rapidly ceasing to be an option

Horse racing only exists to satisfy gambling , it doesn't need crowds 

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8 minutes ago, LeeF said:

Any evidence to support this?

of course 

 

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6 minutes ago, fcl said:

bravo this weekend the RFL contaminated hundreds of people!

TBH I'd rather have a dose sooner before the NHS is overwhelmed on the chance I get it bad but also to build up some immunity ready for when it inevitably returns when I'm older and at more risk.

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2 minutes ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

TBH I'd rather have a dose sooner before the NHS is overwhelmed on the chance I get it bad but also to build up some immunity ready for when it inevitably returns when I'm older and at more risk.

This is theory ... It means that you are going to sacrifice thousands of people while maybe by the second wave there will be a vaccine. You could at least have played these games without a crowd ... but as always the economy is privileged compared to humans.


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2 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

Toronto’s entire squad is effectively self-isolating after four players displayed symptoms. 

 

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Once again Toronto is at the forefront leading the way..we will get through it...we will endure.

 

After all our club had been through, all of the obstacles (intentional and unintentional)...we will never give in..we are always on the front line taking the brunt of the assault as we fill in the breach...it is the Canadian way.

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2 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Once again Toronto is at the forefront leading the way..we will get through it...we will endure.

 

After all our club had been through, all of the obstacles (intentional and unintentional)...we will never give in..we are always on the front line taking the brunt of the assault as we fill in the breach...it is the Canadian way.

Very convenient ?

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23 minutes ago, fcl said:

This is theory ... It means that you are going to sacrifice thousands of people while maybe by the second wave there will be a vaccine. You could at least have played these games without a crowd ... but as always the economy is privileged compared to humans.

Apart from the fact that it'll take at least a year, almost certainly longer, to develop a vaccine (never mind have it available in sufficient quantity) it may have escaped your notice that none exist for the 4 common coronaviruses that infect humans despite years of research...…..

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11 minutes ago, briggyq said:

 

Its time now to take sensible measures surely?

What are "sensible measures"?

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46 minutes ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

Apart from the fact that it'll take at least a year, almost certainly longer, to develop a vaccine (never mind have it available in sufficient quantity) it may have escaped your notice that none exist for the 4 common coronaviruses that infect humans despite years of research...…..

Antiviral drugs which are effective against it may arrive a bit sooner than a vaccine.  But I'd doubt either are round the corner tbh.

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