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24 minutes ago, a f kincaid said:

Yes Fifexile.  Here's an extract from that marvellous new website The Thistle Archive (shameless plug!).  [SPFL policy on all of this may of course have changed since June.]

"On 26th June clubs were asked to vote formally for a 17th October start. Clubs would play each other home and away followed by either 5 home/4 away fixtures or vice versa. League 1 clubs were advised that if they opted to “hibernate” then they would, effectively, be “relegated” to League 2 for season 2021/22 – their places being taken in 2020/21 by League 2 clubs who were prepared to carry on. If too few clubs planned to carry on in either division then an amalgamated league might have to be created for the season."

 

In the event, IIFC,  all League 1 and 2 clubs voted for 17th October to fall into line with the Championship. No club announced they would not start the season. As stated in an earlier post, no mention was made of what would happen to a club that started but failed to finish the season.

Thanks AFK . So don't start the season and get automatically relegated to league 2. (Not a huge penalty for current league 2 clubs) but fail to finish the season and suffer some unknown punishment.  Guess if a team has folded (and I hope none do) any punishment is a moot point.

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Far from spectators returning, I can't see the leagues running for very long before they are forced to close again. Celtic, Hibs and Kilmarnock all have current outbreaks and these are from players being tested regularly. At our level there is no requirement to test, so players are going to carry the virus into games, not knowing that they are going to infect others on the pitch. It is going to spread like wildfire. I can't see our league lasting for long in the current climate

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32 minutes ago, Dick Dastardly said:

Far from spectators returning, I can't see the leagues running for very long before they are forced to close again. Celtic, Hibs and Kilmarnock all have current outbreaks and these are from players being tested regularly. At our level there is no requirement to test, so players are going to carry the virus into games, not knowing that they are going to infect others on the pitch. It is going to spread like wildfire. I can't see our league lasting for long in the current climate

Agree with this, a matter of when.  Need to hit the ground running and be top when they decide to stop the season again.

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37 minutes ago, Dick Dastardly said:

At our level there is no requirement to test, so players are going to carry the virus into games, not knowing that they are going to infect others on the pitch. It is going to spread like wildfire. I can't see our league lasting for long in the current climate

Gotta agree there. Our opponents are mostly part timers, many of whom will have other jobs. We're seeing how difficult it is to for the full time clubs with testing to isolate their players who have presumably less contact with the public at large. Turn it around a bit and if I had an employee who was playing football within the capacity of his other job, I'd be rather concerned.

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1 hour ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

Gotta agree there. Our opponents are mostly part timers, many of whom will have other jobs. We're seeing how difficult it is to for the full time clubs with testing to isolate their players who have presumably less contact with the public at large. Turn it around a bit and if I had an employee who was playing football within the capacity of his other job, I'd be rather concerned.

Turn it around a bit more and all Thistle's players and matchday staff have to be at a higher risk. Whilst I accept there can be a degree of separation between coaching staff, players must be at an increased risk.

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Also, i think i am right in saying that players are not allowed to shower after a game. I don't think players having to go home after playing in a game without getting  cleaned up is a very hygienic way to go about things. Put into the mix a long journey, like the one our players are having tonight who knows what condition players could end up with.

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16 minutes ago, Auld Jag said:

Also, i think i am right in saying that players are not allowed to shower after a game. I don't think players having to go home after playing in a game without getting  cleaned up is a very hygienic way to go about things. Put into the mix a long journey, like the one our players are having tonight who knows what condition players could end up with.

Why on earth did our governing bodies agree to professional athletes not allowed to have a shower after work outs or games , getting ridiculous now.

Heard there are Covid problems again at Hamilton with players self isolating 

I think this season should have been mothballed , certainly with all the ambiguity of the virus and how it behaves, 2nd wave of the virus just now , probably with us for a long time .

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23 minutes ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

I see two St Mirren players have tested positive. I don't know timescales for testing nor if the players were involved in last week's game.

Two tested positive on Monday and it has been confirmed by NHS test. Another player  will self isolate. So 3 will miss the game on Saturday. Goodwin says 2 of the 3 are big players for them.

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Wonder if the problem with these clubs is the influx of foreign players. They will be living in digs or sharing a flat and it is not easy to stay in while living on your own.

Jags players used to live at Kate's boarding house in Bishopbriggs, also along with players from various other clubs,

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54 minutes ago, Auld Jag said:

Two tested positive on Monday and it has been confirmed by NHS test. Another player  will self isolate. So 3 will miss the game on Saturday. Goodwin says 2 of the 3 are big players for them.

Sucks if you are player 3 and your manager says only 2 are important lol

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34 minutes ago, Pinhead said:

Sucks if you are player 3 and your manager says only 2 are important lol

Was thinking that myself.

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On 10/13/2020 at 6:37 PM, jlsarmy said:

 

I think this season should have been mothballed , certainly with all the ambiguity of the virus and how it behaves, 2nd wave of the virus just now , probably with us for a long time .

Agreed - saw on sky this morning that the Argentinian FA are planning to start up on 30th Oct after a 7 month layoff - seems to have been less of a headlong rush to restart when compared to here - with this virus still rampant perhaps the season should just be called now as it’s going to get silly in next few months trying to run games/leagues with teams that have small squads  

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26 minutes ago, gianlucatoni said:

perhaps the season should just be called now as it’s going to get silly in next few months trying to run games/leagues with teams that have small squads  

Perhaps, but with ourselves very much as an exception, i'd like to see it called when there's a maximum of unfairness involved. 

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25 minutes ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

Perhaps, but with ourselves very much as an exception, i'd like to see it called when there's a maximum of unfairness involved. 

how very twisted of you :D

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35 minutes ago, lady-isobel-barnett said:

Perhaps, but with ourselves very much as an exception, i'd like to see it called when there's a maximum of unfairness involved. 

You’ve cursed it now. You know exactly what is going to happen and maximum of unfairness will be involved

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QOS management and coaching staff now self isolating after a positive test. 2 Out of the last 3 teams we have played now have players or management/coaching staff with positive tests. Sign of the chaos this season will be.

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