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Harlequinade

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #45 on: Thursday 21-May-2020, 14:04* »
Even good Antigen tests have a small but significant false positive rate.(even the really good Roche one that the government is adopting) Given the likely prior infection rates of Covid 19 in the population as a whole (small) then a positive result for any individual is not conclusive. see "Base Rate Fallacy"

stoquin

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #46 on: Friday 22-May-2020, 10:24* »
If it is being said the players need 2 months to get match fit and that indicates a start in August and I suspect that is optimistic.

Why oh why is the need to finish this season so critical, why not abandon and start next season on time and have any games before the usual start as warm ups.

I know it is down to money from sponsors but the incessant push to complete this season is madness.

1. It will mess up timings for next season and probably one after that
2. International Windows will be messed up
3. Many players will have changed clubs  at end of June

It makes more sense to me to financially write off this season, assuming most clubs can (some seem to have enough money to make big signing commitments still). Let's get off to a good start in Sept for next season and get the status quo established.

Unfortunately after 3+ years of hard luck!! it looks like Exeter suffer/miss out once again

never sleep

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #47 on: Friday 22-May-2020, 10:45* »
I would feel sorry for the players that have put their bodies on the line in games to get us through to the Premier Cup final to be then told that we are not going to give them the possibility of glory of lifting the cup.
In my opinion, they should try to complete.

Yareet

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #48 on: Saturday 23-May-2020, 14:29* »
I would feel sorry for the players that have put their bodies on the line in games to get us through to the Premier Cup final to be then told that we are not going to give them the possibility of glory of lifting the cup.
In my opinion, they should try to complete.

They wouldn't have won anyway  ;D ;D

deadlyfrom5yardsout

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #49 on: Sunday 24-May-2020, 09:57* »
They wouldn't have won anyway  ;D ;D

Naff off Big Nose! :)

stoquin

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 24-May-2020, 16:39* »
I'll tell you whats starting to get me slightly ominous, if our season is going to be extended and the championship season is over what does that suppose happens to the cheats.

Will they be playing in two leagues at the same time- next seasons championship and still this seasons premiership.

I am getting a strange felling in my stomach that the re alignment of the whole rugby year will also involve a ring fencing of the premiership with no relegation. Or even more worrying the recently talked about UK super league not sure what happens to those English clubs not in the top league.

Nico Wilson

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Re: Looking Ominous
« Reply #51 on: Thursday 28-May-2020, 11:28* »
There's an interesting opinion reported in The Guardian:

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One Bath season-ticket holder wrote in an email: I do not understand why restarting or finishing the season is even being discussed. Like all the other supporters I have spoken to, I do not want any of the players and staff to be put at risk. The season is over. Go away, keep fit and come back for a slightly later pre-season. No team is crowned champions. And forget the European competitions for a year. I, and many other fans, have no interest in television games behind closed doors.

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/28/rugby-union-players-must-have-the-final-say-on-when-it-is-safe-to-resume

 

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