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|Covid & disruption to teams|
at 14:33 24 Jul 2021
Given we’ve been seeing an increase in cases (albeit flattened off last 3 days), I wonder if we’re going to see the start of the season disrupted? If not cancelled games, then at least players missing. We’ve had U23s in quarantine and at least 1 friendly cancelled. I’ve just heard that Swansea’s first team have cases and have cancelled a friendly today.
Anyone know if this is a problem with other teams, or is it just coincidence that the Towen and the only other team I pay any attention to have both had issues?
|20 secs to go |
at 22:47 11 Jul 2021
and you can win the Euros by snatching a last minute winner. You get a throw in 5 metres from the edge of the opponents box, what to you do:
a) fk all. Ignore the situation and just play the ball back to retain possession.
b) regroup, get all your big men in the box and try a long throw to see if you can nick a goal.
|Anyone watching the Olympics series on BBC1?|
at 17:59 8 Jul 2021
Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory
1st episode was this week. It's a standard puff piece type with interviews of the people involved cut with footage from back them. But it's a pretty good and easy watch and brings back a lot of good memories. They've got up to Sydney so far, which was the turning point and signs it was coming together (Chris Hoy's first Olympic and first medal, a silver).
One of the stars of the first show was our very own Simon Clegg (they miss out his career highlight of getting our turnstiles painted). When you see what vision he had and the difference he made to a whole branch of sport, it's a sickening reminder of how he was criminally underused (under trusted?) here. Looks like he's done alright for himself though, as he's got a lovely house.
|Gorgeous evening in SA3 tonight|
at 21:19 31 May 2021
We’re a busy little crowded island, but a balmy early summer evening in the UK is hard to beat. Sun’s just set, hardly a breath of wind (a rarity in these parts) and the birds are in full voice. Just sitting in the garden soaking it all up; not a bad way to end the BH weekend.
|I wonder if any of our new owners or managers were watching that?|
at 20:49 30 Apr 2021
I'd be surprised, given how busy they are and all their other interests (especially the American owners). Although you never know.
They could do a lot worse than pay attention to that match, and the reaction of the fans. They could build on this. The reaction to the game proves they have inherited a fan base that is desperate to be entertained and for any little bit of success, at any level.
Age group teams are normally ignored by fans and are kept fairly separate in comms from the club, but could they build on the relative success of our other squads? Or at least build on the desire and quality they show. Yu never know, big up these qualities and maybe some of it will rub off on the first team! It looks like the U18s represent the qualities the owners are looking for.
If they want to connect the club to the the town and to the fans, making more of the achievements of our age group teams can all help. A real 'one club, one family' approach if you like.
|Obviously the goalless run will dominate the headlines|
at 16:57 24 Apr 2021
But apart from that I quite enjoyed that second half. We played some pretty decent football, moved Wimbledon around and created some good openings. We just lacked that bit of quality around the box. Edwards and Dobra both wasteful. Stick a Murph or Waghorn type in there and they'd have got a couple on another day.
No doubt the Cook outers will be out in force, so I'm off to enjoy the last of the sun.
at 15:54 22 Apr 2021
Bloody schools. Got to isolate again. Just as things were starting to open up and the weather was looking smokin'.
|Interesting little article on Iceland's success with coronavirus|
at 09:38 23 Mar 2021
Spot the contrast to us:
- Pre-existing plan before first case
- Medical not political lead
- Immediate, hard line action
- Aggressive testing & tracing (real detectives on the team) - tracing system in place before first case
- International and domestic strict quarantine from the start
A much smaller country of course, but then I think it's pretty clear it's the activity not the size that's the critical factor.
For comparison - we have had about 1,890 deaths per million, they've had 81 per mill (29 in total).
Fascinating place and well worth a visit for those who haven't had the chance to go.
at 19:45 5 Mar 2021
What do we all like for our Passover seder then? A lovely bit of squirrel maybe? (Obscure Friday Night Diners reference).
at 19:17 2 Mar 2021
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