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  1. Governing a country in a pandemic is an unenviable task.They have to look at the big picture. I'm sure they are assessing the situation daily and planning accordingly. In the UK we are in our third 'lockdown' (only the first one was a lockdown imo). Each successive lockdown will meet greater resistance. They will be guided by scientific and economic advice and will tailor their response with an eye on opinion polls and focus groups. I read an article this morning but I can't find it now. Essentially, a few weeks ago an opinion poll showed a majority view that GovUK wasn't doing enough. A recent poll has a majority now saying they are doing enough. With the vaccination programme going well (as it's being run by the NHS) and public opinion onside, I think they will go long on this. Reducing restrictions and risking a fourth lockdown would be a disaster.
  2. It is vital that the work of government continues. If this involves MPs travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh then so be it. The people movement involved is minuscule compared to some industries that are allowed to work. It is also vital that we can hold politicians to account by voting in elections. As scotty has said postal voting is being promoted. In Glasgow you can register for postal voting here. The last thing on my vital list is getting children back to school as soon as is practicable. Everything else including, I'm afraid, football is way down the list.
  3. The deal is conditional on football starting again. I guess we will pay wages once condition is met.
  4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55684189 Because one (unnamed) club publicly states that ALL football should be suspended. Governing bodies really are only interested in the Sky Premiership.
  5. Think you're making the mistake of thinking that they care at all about the lower leagues completing their season.
  6. No idea when or if the competition will resume. Here are the iterim standings based on the 8 completed Round 2 ties.
  7. "While the national sport has been afforded the privilege of elite sporting exemption, the risk of mass transportation of untested, largely part-time players is something that cannot be sustained as the cases continue to rise and available hospital beds become increasingly scarce." Not sure how they can square this with the decision to allow Celtic to go to Dubai. Hearing now that they have thirteen players and three staff self-isolating.
  8. From this, it's clear that we have been chucked in the bin. "Based on the imperatives of acting in the best interests of public health and participant safety, whilst ensuring professional clubs’ survival, the SPFL Premiership will be exempt from the suspension, provided it continues to adhere to the stringent testing protocols. The SPFL Championship will also be able to continue provided it commences weekly PCR testing."
  9. Round 3 draw Forfar Athletic v Airdrieonians or Edinburgh City - /A2 Dundee United v Partick Thistle or Cowdenbeath - A3/A4 Livingston v Stirling Albion or Raith Rovers - A4/A2 (Camelon Juniors or Brora Rangers) or Heart of Midlothian v Stranraer - (H2/H1)/A3 Peterhead or Stenhousemuir v Kilmarnock - H2/H3 Rangers v Cove Rangers - A4 Celtic v Arbroath or Falkirk - A2/A3 Ross County v Buckie Thistle or Inverness Caledonian Thistle - A5/A2 Queen of the South v Hibernian - H1 Dumbarton or Huntly v Aberdeen - H2/H4 East Fife v Greenock Morton or Dunfermline - H1 Hamilton Academical v St Mirren - Dundee v St Johnstone - H1 Elgin City or Ayr United v Keith or Clyde - A2/H1/A5/A3 Formartine United or Annan Athletic v Motherwell - H4/H3 Fraserburgh v Nairn County or Montrose - /H2 No need to get your predictions in yet. Hopefully most of the vagaries will shake down over the next few days.
  10. It seems to me that football is being used in the way that cinemas and theatres were in 1973. During the 3 day week, places of entertainment were exempt as they provided a diversion for the population. I think that GovUK and ScotGov are keen for it to continue for as long as possible. Of course, the way things are going, that position may become untenable.
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