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  1. 2 minutes ago, Cornish Steve said:

    I'm not a fan of Boris Johnson, but all credit to the government for this lockdown. Not a moment too soon.

    People have been pouring into Cornwall and crowding the roads and beaches. I saw pictures yesterday of Tregantle in east Cornwall, and the parking and crowds are ridiculous. If these people get sick, they'll tie up the very limited resources we have in our country. Our only major hospital (Treliske in Truro) has fewer than 1,000 beds.

    In the meantime, President Trump is apparently bored with this virus and wants something else to talk about. His government is seriously thinking to end all current restrictions and encourage everyone to return to work next week. In the words of one conservative, it's just not worth the money and the hit to the economy to save the lives of older or sick people. Frankly, I couldn't believe that when I read it, but it's totally in line with the philosophy of the president's principal financial backer, Bob Mercer.

  2. I'm not a fan of Boris Johnson, but all credit to the government for this lockdown. Not a moment too soon.

    People have been pouring into Cornwall and crowding the roads and beaches. I saw pictures yesterday of Tregantle in east Cornwall, and the parking and crowds are ridiculous. If these people get sick, they'll tie up the very limited resources we have in our country. Our only major hospital (Treliske in Truro) has fewer than 1,000 beds.

  3. My older daughter is a physician assistant (whom you see when you visit a 'doctor' in the US), and my oldest son and his girlfriend are nurses. My son texted us the other night because they are seeing a rush a new patients in the ICU where he works, and they're not just older patients: some are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s. He's urging us to stay at home for as long as it takes. They're already working longer hours and on their days off. I really hope they don't get sick: If doctors and nurses go down with this, who helps patients then?

  4. 13 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

    Goalkeepers look better when you're not seeing them week after week. You don't see their little issues they have when you're not a fan of their club and only watch them sporadically.

    When Howard was coming towards the end of his time with us fans of other clubs still thought he was brilliant for us. But we knew he was well on the downward curve but looked excellent at doing star jumps. Even when he was at his peak they didn't know he was beaten regularly from distance but we did.

    Henderson, or whoever else you want to name as being better than Pickford, will have issues and negative points to their game as well but you'll only find them out if/when they sign for us and then you'll moan about those things too. 

    But the moaning would be bearable with a significant sum of cash in the bank for players in other positions.

  5. On 20/03/2020 at 16:40, Hafnia said:

    So was pickford before he got going with England, same with Hart. Same with Paul Robinson, Rob Green, David James......

    Even David Seaman who had a rock solid temperament got tested as England's number 1.  

    Henderson looks a better all round keeper than pickford.  Has a more assured mentality but I just don't like the burden of being the nation's keeper 

    If we could trade Pickford to United for Henderson and cash, you can be sure that Pickford (as United goalie) would be England's #1. That's the way the system works.

  6. Will round 29 be the final round this season? We shall see. MikeO and I won this round with the (un)impressive score of two points. Our collective predictions were simply terrible - and so was the result. dunlopp9987 retains a strong lead for the season and per prediction.


  7. 1 hour ago, dunlopp9987 said:

    Was just chatting with my girlfriend's roommate. His sister has a friend who works high up in government health care, and apparently within the next 24-72 hours, Trump will mandate a 14-day quarantine nationwide. One household member will be able to go out to grocery stores and the doctor, but besides that, full quarantine. 

    This might be conjecture, but figured I'd give a heads up to my fellow Americans in case it's true!

    I just arrived home, driving 14 hours from New Jersey. My wife is in Tennessee and should arrive home tomorrow night. If you're correct, we may have just made it in time.

  8. Bored? Then do what I’m doing. Lie comfortably on a sofa, maybe with a shot of whisky close at hand, and meditate on the following: The Reds were knocked out of the League Cup, the FA Cup, and the Champions League. The league will end with no winner. After all the boasting and gloating, their fans will have to accept the fact that this has been their least successful season in years. I’ve spent hours doing this, and it never ceases to lose its pleasure. :)

  9. On 06/03/2020 at 11:59, johnh said:

    Matt, have you been talking to her indoors?😁

    Maybe you're stubborn, I'm one of very few at these forums who can say, from first-hand experience, that you're an all-round nice guy. All the very best with that procedure, John.

  10. On 05/03/2020 at 18:22, dunlopp9987 said:

    Living in NYC, I'm shocked it took so long to get here. I figured we would be one of the first major metropolitan areas to get hit. I'm usually pretty blasé about sanitizing hands or anything, but I've been washing them like crazy and avoiding touching anything. 

    Just saw that the Prem is temporarily banning any handshakes before matches due to the virus, which begs the question.....is there a possibility the season gets delayed/called off? I can't imagine it would come to that, as it looks like Italy's way to handle it is just have all matches played behind closed doors. But wouldn't it be something if the year the shite are about to win the league, an act of *whoever/whatever* prevents it from happening?

    Didn't realize you lived in NYC. I work each week in northern NJ. One of the weekends I'm in town, and not traveling home to Atlanta, we should get together to watch a game.

    The mayor of NYC and the governor of the state seem to have their act together. It's tough, though, when the nation's leader is proving to be totally inept. It's obvious the number of reported cases is going to explode in the coming days. Personally, I'm driving home to Atlanta this weekend and will work from home for the rest of the month.

  11. On 05/03/2020 at 14:33, markjazzbassist said:

    i'm not worried about it i live in the midwest and it hasn't gotten here yet, mostly the coasts.  i'd be worried for my children but it targets mostly older people and doesn't seem to be effecting children much, which is a good thing.  as far as me?  well i'm all paid up on my life insurance so my wife and kids will have a nice life :)  i'm not worried, i'm not traveling abroad, just skiing trips a few hours away which won't be hampered.

    It's got there now.

  12. On 08/03/2020 at 12:16, Cornish Steve said:

    How many times must it be said? Games are ultimately won and lost in midfield. We have a shockingly poor midfield right now. If we could fix that, we'd be a transformed team.


    On 08/03/2020 at 12:33, Cornish Steve said:

    ...But, more than anything, we desperately need a dominator, bully, powerful engine, oversized personality in midfield. That's what will turn us around. It would have made a big difference today - if we'd have got the formation right.


    On 09/03/2020 at 13:54, Romey 1878 said:

    I loved McCarthy, I make no secret about that. He was limited in some aspects (but those aspects were the requirements for other players anyway), but what he was good at he was very good at and we miss what he brought to the team. The same way we miss Gana. 

    When I wrote those comments above, I hadn't thought of James McCarthy. You're right, though, that he matches some of these criteria.

  13. On 10/03/2020 at 06:11, Chach said:

    This is the prime difference between the right and the left, the left organise marches and carry placards. The right (who are also often rural) get into positions of power and stack the system in their favour.

    Not sure I agree she is a bad candidate on account of her not winning when they are purging the electoral roll of people who would vote for her but lets just agree to disagree.

    One of the most intriguing suggestions I've read is for Joe Biden to choose John Kasich (a Republican) as his VP. It's not a bad idea.

  14. 17 hours ago, Chach said:

    You keep saying she didn't do particularly well but have you looked at the numbers?


    Now look at 2014



    23% increase in voter turnout, if I had to guess I'd say she mobilised both sides. One side maybe out of spite.

    with only 50k votes in it, I would say it definitely affected the outcome.

    “Kemp’s actions during the election were textbook voter suppression. His actions were strategic, careless and aimed at silencing the voting power of communities of color in the state.” Consider these numbers.

    • In the three months leading up to election day, more than 85,000 voters were purged from rolls under Kemp. During 2017 668,000 voters were purged, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    GOP stole it, no wonder she refused to concede.

    The most memorable thing about that election was just how poor Brian Kemp was as a candidate. He's the one who boasted he would drive around in his truck, gun in hand, hunting for illegal immigrants. Then he blatantly rigged the election. He was an unpopular candidate, but people in Georgia tend to vote party over candidate. Not always, but usually. Amazingly, in Cobb County, one of the wealthiest in the state, a Democrat won the seat. Very good candidates will win; Stacy Abrams did not.

  15. 3 hours ago, Chach said:

    Oh right, that's why I was confused I would have thought most people with a vague interest in politics would know who the minority leader was in their own state. (I know my own, not so much the other states)

    She actually did considerably better than previous democratic candidates with a 5% swing to her, from what I've read you have issues with voter suppression and she ran a very effective campaign to combat it. 



    I couldn't tell you the names of majority or minority leaders in the state, sorry. They mostly seem irrelevant, and I never watch TV. There was a lot of hype around Stacy Abrams during the governor election, but she didn't do particularly well. She came across as very naive, hence my earlier comment. The same was true of John Ossoff, who also stood in a well-publicized election and lost. Yes, there was considerable voter suppression, but I doubt it would have changed the outcome.

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