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#1 capitanus

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 12:48 PM

First minister recommends cancelation of all mass events due to the Chinese virus.

Will our game with Dundee United be affected?
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#2 SpoonTon

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:06 PM

Maybe we can spread out around the ground and it won't be considered a mass gathering  :ph34r:


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:12 PM

First minister recommends cancelation of all mass events due to the Chinese virus.

Will our game with Dundee United be affected?


Sounds like it’ll be from Monday onwards. Strange.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:13 PM

The financial implications on most clubs will be horrendous if we’re all told to stay away. Hopefully someone has a chequebook ready to bail us out.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:18 PM

The financial implications on most clubs will be horrendous if we’re all told to stay away. Hopefully someone has a chequebook ready to bail us out.


SPFL warned that they don’t have money to help clubs out with this

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#6 capitanus

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:20 PM

No, they said they don't have money.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:30 PM

Grim times. We (and other clubs) are in serious bother if it lats a decent amount of time and there’s no bailout.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:33 PM

No, they said they don't have money.


Just a typo my friend, not much of a warning to say there’s money there for all
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:06 PM

Wonder what they will do if season can't be completed. Some saying they will just freeze the positions at that time and use them to decide promotion/relegation etc. Massive can of worms there.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:09 PM

Falkirk staying down then... absolutely fucking glorious. 


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:35 PM

Wonder what they will do if season can't be completed. Some saying they will just freeze the positions at that time and use them to decide promotion/relegation etc. Massive can of worms there.

 

They'll need play the games at some point. Most clubs down here are already absolutely fucked financially without having 5 home matchdays wiped off the balance sheet. 

 

Fuck knows how and when you get the games played. If you extend the calendar into June and past player's contract expiry date, what then? 


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#12 Jamie_M

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:53 PM

They'll need play the games at some point. Most clubs down here are already absolutely fucked financially without having 5 home matchdays wiped off the balance sheet.

Fuck knows how and when you get the games played. If you extend the calendar into June and past player's contract expiry date, what then?


Extending would be tough also with an effect on pre-season and the start of next season with a packed timetable already.

Noticed a team in Orkney having to play 2 league games on the same day due to weather postponements. That would be mad.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:54 PM

Falkirk staying down then... absolutely fucking glorious.


Bring it on.

Lawsuits everywhere though.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 04:07 PM

Bring it on.

Lawsuits everywhere though.


So all the GDP lost through the cancelation of events can be made up through billable hours. I fail to see a downside.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:00 PM

If they postponed the games for a few weeks we could maybe get away with Tuesday-Saturday games for the run in at best.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:23 PM

If they postponed the games for a few weeks we could maybe get away with Tuesday-Saturday games for the run in at best.


They'd be better getting ahead of this and rescheduling games to bring them forward.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:34 PM

They'd be better getting ahead of this and rescheduling games to bring them forward.


They should live with the reality of the situation, which is that large gatherings are really ill-advised until the weather heats up. That means closed-door games at best.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:44 PM

Closed door games are impractical for leagues whose clubs depend so heavily on matchday revenue as Scotland's four national divisions. You're much better off deferring them even if it takes until the middle of June or something to complete the season. 


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:57 PM

They should live with the reality of the situation, which is that large gatherings are really ill-advised until the weather heats up. That means closed-door games at best.


We're apparently about 4 weeks behind Italy, and 10-14 weeks away from the peak of this. The early part of summer will come with it's own complications.

If we're being realistic, in that sense, if we delay now then it's unlikely that we can finish this season before next season begins.
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Posted 12 March 2020 - 06:01 PM

They should live with the reality of the situation, which is that large gatherings are really ill-advised until the weather heats up. That means closed-door games at best.

 

They are saying large gatherings aren't a particular concern, they are more focused on the spread in close proximity. Hospitality would be a bigger risk than being in the stand or the cowshed.


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