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RK brexit was or should have been the first step towards a waking up about political classes as opposed to people being employed BY US TOO WORK FOR US. Sadly everything in this country gets hijacked by someone with a party agenda rather than a people agenda. It's like the way Labour are massively anti student loan/tuition fees - which is actually a genuinely socialist idea and could easily be tweaked into being socially liberating. It's because there's votes in playing to the crowd rather than doing the right thing.
22nd Sep 2020 14:09:27 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Currently on my tube commute home from work, with a couple of 40+ year olds sat opposite not wearing their mask, with two more further down. This is the usual occurrence, or them wearing it below the nose, like another 40yo to my left. It’s hardly ever the younger generation I see doing so. Wish you could add pics here.
22nd Sep 2020 14:06:18 
[92.lo.gg.ed] 
Spoken as someone that’s not even in the (30 category. And also, what Hash said. This is getting ridiculous. Even with their fear mongering yesterday, we’re still looking at 200 deaths p/d, which hardly seems worth shutting down life for 6 months for. Follow guidance on masks/washing hands etc sure. BBC article yesterday put the average age of CV-19 deaths in this country at over 80.
Lurks, I thought Brexit was the revolution and the firing of the liberal old guard consensus around EU and the economy (austerity notwithstanding). I do hope you're not suggesting the 51.7% were fooled with stories of great trade deals and getting control back
22nd Sep 2020 14:05:40 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
OI the biggest problem is always going to be for Plymouth and Sunderland and yeah being close to one or the other is awkward to manage. Draw the line somewhere in buckinghamshire, created a de-footballed zone there and anything either side of that cunty is north or south.
22nd Sep 2020 14:04:45 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
I'd expect conference to shift to N/S merge before EFL did.
TF the biggest problem with a revolution is it will be sparked by the rabid not the mild. Everyone in the west still knows what eastern europe was like so they know what they'd lose "come the revolution brothers". And a shit level of affluence is always preferable to a shit level of fuck all. We really need the majority to realise that actually they are the majority and if we all get together and tell all those public school, oxbridge, privileged types to do one, then we can actually make things a bit better. (Never going to happen - the mellow revolution is a total pipe dream).
22nd Sep 2020 14:01:16 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
North/South makes some sense although if a club is near the boundary it makes little difference. Going beyond that would seem crazy at EFL level. Also of course the league below might still be at national level though they may take the biggest hit in terms of clubs folding.
22nd Sep 2020 13:59:09 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Maybe if we've still got 48 clubs left for those 2, do 4 groups of 12 and play each other 4 times not 2. Top team wins their region and playoff against each other for overall title. (Winner = L1 champion, loser in final = L2 champion) or whatever that just keeps clubs able to function cheaper.
22nd Sep 2020 13:58:10 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
You're alright, Luke. I'm in row K above the tunnel.
22nd Sep 2020 13:57:01 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Best row in the block as there are no decrepit Old Isthmians in front despoiling my view :-)
Or even regional, NW, NE/E, SE, SW, Midlands or something similar.
22nd Sep 2020 13:53:31 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
And back to football - if clubs struggle etc I can see a suggestion being made to keep EPL and Championship as they are then merging L1/L2 into L1 North and L1 South to cut costs etc.
22nd Sep 2020 13:51:15 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Us normal folk need to pay our mortgages/rent and the virus has made that both harder and more important so that means many will take lower paid/skilled jobs just to try and get by. Capitalism wins.
22nd Sep 2020 13:51:06 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
The only thing that will stop capitalism is revolution (never gonna happen in the West the system is geared too heavily against such an event) or an extinction level event like a proper virus or a meteor strike. The only other thing I can think of is some form of huge technological advancement meaning we can create a robot slave race and let them do all the work. I vote meteor, as revolution will only need to Capitalism 2.0 - it's in our nature.
Sorry about that Luke although you're one of the people who nicked all the seats in the back two rows ;)
22nd Sep 2020 13:49:59 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
As usual though I'll be able to look down on KD *Cleese/Barker/Corbett stylee*
The fact it impacts worse the older you are makes you more likely to end up in hospital and potentially die. Doesn't mean your group are the ones flouting the rules or spreading it. That's like saying it was the fault of the natives when they all died from Western diseases - not the fault of the westerners who brought the diseases with them. I mean potentially you're victim blaming here.
22nd Sep 2020 13:49:24 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
A4E, look at Figure 5 here then shut the fuck up [Link]
22nd Sep 2020 13:46:11 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I can see Luke and Tim being best buddies
22nd Sep 2020 13:46:08 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I’d also agree with Trigg when he said “I don’t think the virus has harmed capitalism at all....” - I’m hearing that many wealthy folk are scooping up a lot of shares when companies’ stock falls dramatically, and of course they can afford to sit on them for a while (a few years even) and then cash in big time when a recovery comes, thereby becoming even wealthier. I don’t think that’ll change too much over the next year though.
22nd Sep 2020 13:45:43 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Hash Vallence said yesterday that Zthe Govt have acquired rights to six vaccines. The Oxford vaccine was making good progress albeit the US have concerns, and there is hope that it will be available about six months into 2021 with an outside chance of being ready before Christmas. The first group to be vaccinated will be healthcare workers followed by vulnerables
22nd Sep 2020 13:44:56 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Ah, it's your fault I am stuck in the middle then. 106 O 16 for me
22nd Sep 2020 13:43:32 
[148.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Trebor - History tells us people flock back to sport after an 'interregnum'. Not worried about our crowds after this season. I share your concerns about the hospitality side. What is the plan for fitting it out?
22nd Sep 2020 13:42:01 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Ultimately we are going to have to live with this virus - either managed with vaccinations and treatment or managed through really disciplined and honest track and trace with individual or if necessary local lock downs. We cannot continue these restrictions indefinitely. Smallpox is the only virus that has ever been eliminated completely. Elimination is not going to happen. Hopefully they are closer to a vaccine / treatment than they are letting on and that would justify keeping restrictions in place. Humanity has advanced for the last several thousand years through some form of human socialising. It cannot be a new normal to end human socialising.
22nd Sep 2020 13:39:31 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Meeting our friends and loved ones, going to the pub, going to a nice restaurant or coffee shop, watching a film in the cinema, going to the theatre, going to watch your local football team, travelling, making friends, learning new things by actually experiencing them etc These are all the things that make life what it is - vaccine or no vaccine, we are going to have to go back.
I'm in much the same situation Luke. I did get an aisle seat to be able to make a quick escape.
22nd Sep 2020 13:38:56 
[185.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
mad/Lurks - the real “retro-blaming“ was surely Hancock saying it was young people to blame, and I happen to disagree with that summation, as do many other even on here (you’ll have read their comments too, so you must reply to them as well....), and whilst it is indeed spiking in certain groups (partly, but of course by no means only because there’s a lot more testing in those age groups), the overwhelming hospitalisations and deaths are (as two restaurateurs pointed out earlier today) still in much older groups and usually in care homes/settings, very often with comorbidities. If it’s politicising to say the govt hasn’t handled it too well, you’ve got to call out Tim Martin (who I thought was a big Johnson fan) for politicising it as well, since he obviously agrees - I’m calling it as I see it..... remember, “the scientists advise, but the govt decides.....“.
22nd Sep 2020 13:38:46 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
not having a go, just stating a view
When does everyone think we’ll be able to have our first full-capacity-no-restrictions match at NPL? My guess is at the start of the 2021/22 season, with test events over the spring and summer. At the earliest, maybe later, depends on a vaccine. Sorry to be pessimistic. (Repeat post from a month ago.)
22nd Sep 2020 13:32:14 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
At least it gives the club time to sort out any teething/H&S/Covid/other NPL issues.
Well done sutton residents only 24 new cases last week, 1 every 8300.
22nd Sep 2020 13:21:56 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Have to admit I'm more twitchy about next season. If we've budgeted and cut back OK this season and we get enough in through debentures and NRSTs, I presume we'll survive. But even if crowds are back next season, how will the economy be? If everyone who goes to a match cuts back their spending just a little bit, what will be the cumulative effect? How will the conferences/hospitality side of the new ground be affected? Could be a challenge to the assumptions that underpin our business plan for repaying our debt.
22nd Sep 2020 13:18:15 
[52.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU