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    Financially we must be OK.......but.....

    Very true Also for all clubs, the biggest chunk of their income is committed to player wages.
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    Corona Virus main thread

    The Dean Koontz theories are just daft because all his books are thrillers with some sort of a futuristic techno twist which always has to be threatening (because they’re thrillers...). my favourite Dean Koontz book is Watchers where scientists genetically engineer two animals that escape from the lab, one is a labrador with super enhanced intelligence (result - a super cute dog) and the other is a chimpanzee re-engineered to be an ultra lethal and aggressive future soldier (result - not so cute). Something along those lines could happen but it wouldn’t mean DK had predicted it .
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    Panic buying

    On special just stocked up
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    Decision not to spend will look very wise

    Of course, in our case we're better off playing teams in the top 4 rather than the bottom teams....
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    Leicester City Coronavirus

    Personally I'm incredibly dubious about the numbers coming from Russia. I suspect we'll discover they have a similar level of outbreak which will just get worse because they're trying to cover it up. Also the closing borders idea is just nonsense. The virus is out there and is world wide. It's not going to just go away. You'd have to shut your borders for 6 months and even that might not be enough. We import about half our food and most of the products in our supermarkets. It's one of those ideas that sounds superficially a good idea but is actually just nonsense.
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    Leicester City Coronavirus

    I agree it’s incredibly difficult. For example, if we close schools, lots of people will need to ask grandparents to help out with childcare thus increasing the exposure of people who are highly vulnerable. There are no easy answers and it seems to me our government is trying to follow the best medical/scientific advice which is what I’d want them to do. For example banning flights from infected areas seems a good idea, but Italy banned flights from China and we didn’t.
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    Decision not to spend will look very wise

    Lol I don’t think even Webber will say he had this in mind!!
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    Leicester City Coronavirus

    In terms of delaying the spread, that’s exactly what I said, so not sure where the confusion is. The question is whether cancelling large gatherings does any good to achieve that. For example if people go to pubs instead, does that actually increase the risk of spread compared to watching a game live.
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    Leicester City Coronavirus

    Exactly. Also flattening out the outbreak gives time to prepare and will reduce the peak load on the NHS - which will save lives. We have to accept this virus is out there and there’s no way to just stop it, it’s impossible, all we can do is manage it as best as possible, and the UK approach seems to me very realistic as the way to go.
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    Match Analysis

    I agree with this except I thought their very high line was very exposed to balls played for Pukki to run onto and last season we’d have taken much more advantage, this game we only did this a few times. Even though, it created some of our best openings in the first half.
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    The Sadness of Ipswich Town

    I just think the Championship has got stronger in recent years and L1 has been left behind. We always talk about the gulf between the Prem and the Champs, but a lot of Champs clubs are paying enough in wages to be able to bring in lots of players who are pretty good really. Whereas the money when you get down to L1 is another thing entirely.
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    Sheffield United

    Not the best turn of phrase to use in the circumstances
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    Sheffield United

    That's not what I said. They systematically commit cynical fouls which are the sort of fouls that often cause injury. That's nothing like a player who winds up the opposition fans, you're talking about something completely different there.
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    Sheffield United

    Watching them on Saturday they did, as a regular feature, take our players down from behind. This happened quite a lot in open play, but especially when we'd won the ball in our half and were looking to break, they would tactically foul to stop the move developing. Utterly cynical and it was so widespread that it can't be a coincidence. It's the sort of play that can easily lead to injuries, I wish refs would pick it up and give yellow cards but that seems to have stopped happening for these sort of challenges so they simply got away with it. Yes, we got fouls (most of the time) but they're careful to do it in positions where the free kicks are not that dangerous (again a sign that it's not happening by accident). I'm not sure if I'd go as far as Ron and stop watching City if we adopted those sort of tactics, it would depend how often and for how long, I'm a life long City fan so it would probably be like when Hughton managed us, I'd just live with it and hope it would change (and feel uncomfortable about it). So I can fully understand some of their fans feeling very defensive about their style of play, as this thread proves !!
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    Sheffield United

    Watching on Saturday, "the new Stoke" was more the comparison that came to mind. It's ok, I'd feel a bit defensive about it if my team played football like Sheffied.