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Re: 2 week delay to start of season Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:20 pm  

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I dont see a route to crowds until autumn and that's in the best case scenario where vaccines significantly reduce deaths and cases. With new variants cropping up all the time lots of uncertainty on whether that scenario will come to pass. Really hope I'm missing something and we get back to games.

On a separate topic, I wonder whether the recent court decision on insurance payouts for small businesses may be beneficial to some RL clubs.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:42 pm  

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Not sure I understand your point. Agree with the two comments above, do what we can to give those games a chance of being in front of fans. It's better from an enjoyment perspective and from a financial perspective as they will surely sell out if full crowds are back at some point this year (I've no idea how likely that is).


You're just trying to impress me again aren't you?
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:46 pm  

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Egg Chasing wrote:
You're just trying to impress me again aren't you?

Just a stepping stone to impressing Jukesays
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Most idiotic post ever goes to Grimmy..... The way to restart should be an arm wrestle between a designated player from each side.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:43 am  

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Instead of having a go at each other about what should be done about the season, supporters should be asking why the RFL have already put the season back two weeks when other professional sports like Football, Rugby Union etc are stlll operating as normal in what is supposed to a increasing terrible Covid- 19 situation.

The more weeks the RFL put back the start of the season, it is obvious that lower number of games will have to be played if the World Cup is to start as scheduled at the end of the domestic season, irrespective of exsisting contracts and financial implications for both clubs and the game in general.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:52 am  

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Instead of having a go at each other about what should be done about the season, supporters should be asking why the RFL have already put the season back two weeks when other professional sports like Football, Rugby Union etc are stlll operating as normal in what is supposed to a increasing terrible Covid- 19 situation.

The more weeks the RFL put back the start of the season, it is obvious that lower number of games will have to be played if the World Cup is to start as scheduled at the end of the domestic season, irrespective of exsisting contracts and financial implications for both clubs and the game in general.

Midweek games later in the season in front of fans > Weekend games in February behind closed doors
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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

The_Enforcer wrote:
Most idiotic post ever goes to Grimmy..... The way to restart should be an arm wrestle between a designated player from each side.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:04 am  

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Grimmy wrote:
Midweek games later in the season in front of fans > Weekend games in February behind closed doors


Not too sure how many mid-week games could be done though.

Imagine playing Friday, Wednesday, Friday or something along those lines. The players won't be recovered, there will be more injuries etc.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:47 am  

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Not too sure how many mid-week games could be done though.

Imagine playing Friday, Wednesday, Friday or something along those lines. The players won't be recovered, there will be more injuries etc.

I think we would end up with more rotation as we did last year. That's a worthy sacrifice if it means more games can be in front of crowds IMO.
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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

The_Enforcer wrote:
Most idiotic post ever goes to Grimmy..... The way to restart should be an arm wrestle between a designated player from each side.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:50 pm  

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I hoped it wouldn’t be this way but the 2021 season is about the survival of the sport in this country. Anything else is secondary to that (I’m obviously talking in rugby terms and not making light of anything happening in the world before anyone gets on their high horse).

If that means we start later, have more or less games, have the magic weekend or not is all irrelevant.

IMO the WC needs to be pushed back, some countries are already talking about travel restrictions for the duration of 2021, it would likely haemorrhage money if we tried to go ahead this year.
Re: 2 week delay to start of season Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:35 pm  

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Trainman wrote:
I hoped it wouldn’t be this way but the 2021 season is about the survival of the sport in this country. Anything else is secondary to that (I’m obviously talking in rugby terms and not making light of anything happening in the world before anyone gets on their high horse).

If that means we start later, have more or less games, have the magic weekend or not is all irrelevant.

IMO the WC needs to be pushed back, some countries are already talking about travel restrictions for the duration of 2021, it would likely haemorrhage money if we tried to go ahead this year.

Completely agree with over the World Cup,they need to act decisively and soon rather than spinning it out on the hope of half full crowds,better surely to grasp the nettle and hope for a celebration of RL next year?
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