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    Streaming with poor or no comentary is **** tbh.
    The floating fan is gone as well as any casual fans.
    The die hards core support would pay for streaming if for no other reason than to keep their clubs alive but the income would be tiny.
    If i remember only a few hundred streamed a Rovers away game in europe last year at a fiver.
    Postponing matches and playing later makes more sense, scrap the EA cup the FAI cup (our 26th year as holder )
    Reduce the games to 27 if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Streaming with poor or no comentary is **** tbh.
    The floating fan is gone as well as any casual fans.
    The die hards core support would pay for streaming if for no other reason than to keep their clubs alive but the income would be tiny.
    If i remember only a few hundred streamed a Rovers away game in europe last year at a fiver.
    Postponing matches and playing later makes more sense, scrap the EA cup the FAI cup (our 26th year as holder )
    Reduce the games to 27 if needed.
    Easy to get a volunteer or two to do commentary, even bohs gantry has space for two commentators and a cameraman to be a meter apart and it's just a case of plugging two mics and maybe headphones into the mixer.

    It was 1,500 and that included pubs and big groups which you can assume wouldn't happen as much at least this time considering the reasons that would be behind playing behind closed doors

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    Spoke to the42 about this issue. https://www.the42.ie/irish-clubs-fea...40482-Mar2020/

    NLEC meeting FAI and PFAI today to discuss the impact.
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    I’d say it gets sticky either way for clubs , behind closed doors they lose money as they have to pay players , if the season gets extended they have to negotiate with players who are out of contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    I’d say it gets sticky either way for clubs , behind closed doors they lose money as they have to pay players , if the season gets extended they have to negotiate with players who are out of contract.
    That's it really. Paying players/ staff is the main thing that would need to be agreed. Two options here imo:
    1. Move the mid season break to when its needed for virus lock-down. Not ideal but no alteration to season. Players may have holidays booked but sure haven't we all.
    2. If a longer break is required, take a worst case scenario of 2 months. Best thing would be to move the two months to the end of the season. You have to deal with 2 types of contracts then. The season long contracts can go on the dole for the 2 month break (thats what would happen anyway for them at the end of the season anyway, so no real difference to their pay packets). The break has no real impact on long term contracts really, cause they would be getting paid year round anyway.
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    All outdoor events with an attendance more than 500 "should be" cancelled with immediate effect until 29th March, per Leo just now.

    So that's the Premier off - and probably the First Division as well, though technically many games could still go ahead unaffected.

    No guarantee things will resume after 29th March either.

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    Complete shut-down is the likely outcome, FAI statement this afternoon. Can't see any other fair way of doing it. You couldn't say Harps home games OK, Shams, Cork, Dundalk ditto not. And you couldn't run Div I on a limited attendance basis ("let 999 in and then stop"!).

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    SFAI are already after calling a halt.

    https://sfai.ie/2020/03/12/statement...ll-activities/

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    Derry v Sligo tomorrow officially postponed

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    Where's the money going to come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityRebel View Post
    Where's the money going to come from?
    Id say the clubs are as much in the dark on that one as we are , I seriously doubt their insurance covers this.

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    But, but, how can they cancel a game between Athlone and Wexford? Even if they were to play each other 3 times in a row they wouldn't add up to a crowd of 100!

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    TBH I would prefer this country to be in total lockdown to get rid of this virus once and for all. If theres no footie so be it. My elderly dad is in his early 80s and will die if hes exposed to these conditions.
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    Everything off for a fortnight (until 29th) says FAI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    TBH I would prefer this country to be in total lockdown to get rid of this virus once and for all. If theres no footie so be it. My elderly dad is in his early 80s and will die if hes exposed to these conditions.
    Caution is prudent but I wouldnt be so fatalistic about it either. Even within the at risk demographic mortality rate is far from 100%, not that Id want to test the numbers.

    It'd be interesting to track the 54k that were in Anfield last night (3000 Spaniards also) and assess any cross-infection. I can't get the head around how Cheltenham has avoided restriction and with the biggest day, Gold Cup to come. Flies in the face of what seems to be best practice across Europe, yet its the UK that have 'strong borders' and avoid a ban on travel to the US. (Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that events such as the prestigious Gold Cup should go ahead as planned."Thereís no reason why people should not be going to those sort of events,"I think itís very premature to be talking about that sort of thing.Ē)

    What is with the panic buying of bread and bog roll? I'd have expected the alcohol aisle to be sold out and go out singing, fitting a stereotype if you will. There is no imminent shortage of anything which is where the grumble remains on scaremongering!

    Id have been of a similar opinion a week or so ago but in such a fluid circumstance ye reassess. I still think there is a general overreaction in terms of doomsday, but better safe than sorry at this stage.

    I hope the same wriggle room on credit is afforded to LoI clubs as with other businesses even if credit ratings are trash. All clubs have limped on with crowds of 500 or so and managed to keep going - more of the same and with more likelihood of financial supports might happen.
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    Cheltenham was always going ahead because horse racing and bookmaking are a sport and an industry with exceptionally close ties to the state in the UK, in particular the Conservative party actually.

    The Grand National meeting in a couple of weeks will go ahead too in my opinion albeit possibly behind closed doors.

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    Mikel Arteta diagnosed. Everton and Leicester also affected.

    I'd say this is a lot more widespread than the figures show. The only upshot of that is that the mortality rate must be lower than currently calculated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCWA View Post
    Cheltenham was always going ahead because horse racing and bookmaking are a sport and an industry with exceptionally close ties to the state in the UK, in particular the Conservative party actually.

    The Grand National meeting in a couple of weeks will go ahead too in my opinion albeit possibly behind closed doors.
    I love Cheltenham but this has show that horse racing is run by elites who donít give a toss about the plebs. It shouldnít have gone ahead.

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