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Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:36 am  

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You only need to look on social media to see Wigan players out in Manchester City Centre and then on the VT people were saying Saints players had been out in Liverpool (weird that coz I thought they were perfect), Leeds players out and about and Blake Austin went and celebrated Liverpool’s title win down at Anfield with thousands of others. So basically players from all clubs look to be just cracking on with pretty normal life’s but it’s not normal times and they’ve not got normal jobs. If the players as a collective group want the sport to survive and they want to carry on earning a living through it then even more sacrifices could need to be made than they’ve already had to.


I agree. If I remember correctly, the NRL got going early again because all the players and their families retreated into isolated training camp situations. That was a superbly professional response to the crisis, and it paid off, leaving their season with only a minor disruption.

Is it really beyond us to do something like that over here?
Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:50 am  

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Why aren't the players living in a hotel somewhere isolated from the general public in a bio secure bubble?


Simple, the clubs can’t afford it, the RFL can’t afford it
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Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:12 am  

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Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:13 am  

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Why aren't the players living in a hotel somewhere isolated from the general public in a bio secure bubble?


The game can’t afford it according to Matthew Shaw from the league express and also they thought it was a big ask of the players after they’d taken pay cuts, to then be asked to stay away from families.

If we can’t do that I’d at least be asking that the players try and keep their interaction with the general public to a minimum. I see our lads on social media posting mixtures of them out socialising and they’re not breaking any government rules by the looks of things but it’s not going to help.
Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:03 am  

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The game can't afford it. Wow.

Can the game afford to see the plug on the 2020 season pulled with the fixtures only a third complete?

Because that could be the outcome if there are any more outbreaks like this, and there will be if the players, training staff etc. aren't put into some form of semi-isolation.
Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:15 am  

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The game can't afford it. Wow.

Can the game afford to see the plug on the 2020 season pulled with the fixtures only a third complete?

Because that could be the outcome if there are any more outbreaks like this, and there will be if the players, training staff etc. aren't put into some form of semi-isolation.


I read earlier that the Hull and Salford players used the main changing rooms at Headingley and they were then cleaned during our game and then used by the Leeds and Saints players. It’s pretty staggering that IMO and if we can’t even get each team an area to change in that is exclusive to them, what hope have we got of them sorting out hotels and the like. Just get some cabins on the car park or set up an area under the stand FFS! It’s beyond belief. Unless things change with the rules and the attitudes of players I can’t see us completing the season.
Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:39 am  

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I read earlier that the Hull and Salford players used the main changing rooms at Headingley and they were then cleaned during our game and then used by the Leeds and Saints players. It’s pretty staggering that IMO and if we can’t even get each team an area to change in that is exclusive to them, what hope have we got of them sorting out hotels and the like. Just get some cabins on the car park or set up an area under the stand FFS! It’s beyond belief. Unless things change with the rules and the attitudes of players I can’t see us completing the season.


It may be even worse than losing this one season. I know it's a lot to ask of players who've already taken pay-cuts, but people need to get real. Generally speaking, our lads earn very well, But I wonder where a lot of them would be (or maybe WILL be) without professional RL? I honestly believe this is that serious.

All day today I've spoken to people who've reported seeing SL players out on the lash in the evenings, often exercising no social distancing. This really has to stop. It's only for four months or so, but it's could be a truly vital four months in our game.
Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:19 am  

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There isn’t any more room for outbreaks such as this,the players need to look at themselves and ask are they up for the sacrifice of no social life?

The sport did itself no favours with not having any room to allow for this to happen,it should in my opinion gone on to mid December,yes I know about the contracts etc but these are strange times so surely a little common sense could have been applied for another month or so?
Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:01 am  

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There isn’t any more room for outbreaks such as this,the players need to look at themselves and ask are they up for the sacrifice of no social life?

The sport did itself no favours with not having any room to allow for this to happen,it should in my opinion gone on to mid December,yes I know about the contracts etc but these are strange times so surely a little common sense could have been applied for another month or so?

It's the World Cup that is partly causing the issue. They don't want any knock on effects to next season as the World Cup can't be delayed
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Re: 6 FC players test positive for COVID Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:15 pm  

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Grimmy wrote:
It's the World Cup that is partly causing the issue. They don't want any knock on effects to next season as the World Cup can't be delayed

At this point who's to say the World Cup will even be played?

Its not to far a stretch that crowds might not be allowed back Inso they going to run it behind closed doors?

Like I say these are uncharted times and to dig your heels and block off a period of time with no plan b is utter madness.
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