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Very strong rumours that elite football is to be suspended Imminently - check Twitter.

Dowden has a meeting with the FA on Wednesday.

If you’re a praying type of a person I’d be doing that tonight.
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If professional football is cancelled, players will just organise orgies which will make the R rate increase.
They are as well being kept occupied.
  1. 21-12-2020 21:31
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Radio gaga normally
  1. 21-12-2020 19:50
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Would help if some of these idiotic footballers would start following the rules. The Serbians having a NYE party, the South Americans at Spurs having a post xmas get-together, Kyle Walker allegedly having another party this week. It’s beyond belief how stupid some of these lads are.
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As much as it pains me with CUFC flying high, it is probably time to stop football NOW.

Watching those Chorley players celebrate in such a small claustrophobic space on the news makes you realise just how wrong it is - an insult to everyone who is sacrificing so much.

The police would be knocking on the door in any other environment or workplace away from elite sport.
  1. 09-01-2021 22:36
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Switch on radio now!

Discussing expected multiple postponements and suspension rumours.

As I said above issue is with Wales and London. A lot of Sides not happy/uncomfortable going into London tier4 from outside.

Its expected Boxing Day and new year to go ahead, as games are local, then a decision afterwards.


I switched the radio on and all I’ve heard for the last 70 mins Is gangster rapping and some foreign sounding stuff. What channel you got on Mullen?


Radio Cumbria is not what it used to be..
  1. 21-12-2020 20:41
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I don’t want it suspended, even if there are no fans.

This is the best chance we have of promotion and I’m pretty sure if it got suspended then ultimately cancelled with less than half the games played the season would end up void.

Surely no Carlisle United fan even including Mullen would want that.
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Madness that schools can’t open, too dangerous, we all are told to stop in yet sports/football continues.

But the government won’t want to bail out football clubs, even the conference again.

I imagine the EFL/conference may put a breaker in however on the pressure of clubs and players.




Large secondary schools have a 1,000+ kids mingling indoors with hundreds of staff for six or seven hours every weekday.

Clubs like Carlisle have about 30 players and coaching staff and play a game outside against another similar sized squad for ninety minutes once or twice a week.
  1. 04-01-2021 20:46
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There aren’t “loads of stories” for f sake. There are a minority who are stupid as I said, but comparing a school full of hundreds of germ spreading kids congregating for 6 hours a day 5 days a week to 22 professional footballers training for maybe 8 hours a week and then playing a 90 minute match on a Saturday is utter f777wittery.
  1. 04-01-2021 21:27
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There's a lot of other things that should be curtailed.

Garden centres, takeaways and a few others should be shut if the government were truly serious. Still plenty of traffic knocking about. You're not telling me they are all on essential travel.

I'm not sure if lockdowns are the answer but either do it properly or don't bother. :(
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Hospitality workers are on furlough cos customers aren’t able to use their businesses where they work, so no money coming in

Football can be watched on the tellybox so still has customers

Sausage head
  1. 09-01-2021 15:10
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Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt says it is "morally wrong" for football to continue while Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are in place.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Evatt continued: "Football players, staff, and the club's workforce could be related to someone that is at risk.

"When they come into work every day with that on their mind it isn't easy for them but for now it just feels slightly morally wrong that we're continuing as normal when the rest of the UK is where it is."


Bolton have only taken 5 points from the last 6 games (and we gift wrapped one of those) - I'm sure that's entirely unrelated
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Mullen, I will now join you.

Cancel the season. PPG, Null and void if you want. But either way it should be cancelled, there’s no way it should continue.
  1. 09-03-2021 19:56
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Switch on radio now!

Discussing expected multiple postponements and suspension rumours.

As I said above issue is with Wales and London. A lot of Sides not happy/uncomfortable going into London tier4 from outside.

Its expected Boxing Day and new year to go ahead, as games are local, then a decision afterwards.


I switched the radio on and all I’ve heard for the last 70 mins Is gangster rapping and some foreign sounding stuff. What channel you got on Mullen?
  1. 21-12-2020 19:42
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More scaring the shit out of people.

The government's handling of it all has been terrible from day one!
Should of locked down earlier at the start, PPE farce, eat out to help out, testing, track n trace, giving contracts to mates, Cumming's etc
  1. 23-12-2020 11:44
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Kids are unhygienic germ spreaders. They can’t be trusted to keep their hands clean, to not cough onto their hands, to not hang around in groups etc. They are kids, most of them aren’t capable of taking this seriously,

Where as (Most) professional athletes should be able to act responsibly off the pitch and stick to hygiene and cleanliness etc. They’ve obviously had to show a level of dedication and professionalism to get to where they are so should be capable. I know there has been and will be the odd exception yes.

But how/why you are comparing the two is beyond me.
  1. 04-01-2021 21:01
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The problem has always been that what is fair and just and what actually works are two separate things.
Schools being closed is awful, but everyone understands why.
You can't go to shops so some businesses are totally [censored] because a minority can't act responsibly.
Playing professional football, with the modest numbers of people involved is very low risk with a huge contribution to the economy..
Some people are totally screwed financially, whereas others are not affected at all that way.
You can buy a random array of crap in supermarkets and online that people have to make, ship, deliver, sell (which keeps them in a job), but you can't go the gym ; which would be ok if you social distanced..
Some folk seem to want to down tools on full pay while others work to provide essential services.
We are all in it together but then its every man for himself.
It's not fair at all.
I am sorry for all the crap that is coming everyone's way, but personally happy that professional football is continuing.
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I don’t think there’s strict protocols in place at all. You only have to look at the amount of cases at clubs.

Bernard Mendy broke the rules on 31st December but was on the bench for Man City yesterday. Guadiola saying he’d didn’t really do out wrong and was a great lad.

It’s that kind of cavalier approach by clubs and players that is causing the many outbreaks.

I don’t want it suspended though as I’ll go off me nut if there’s no football again.

It’s a little bit of respite in these gloomy times.
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‘Whether you believe COVID is real or not’.

Jesus Christ. Luckily you are seemingly in a minority of one on here with that particular belief sausage head

‘Had to pick something up’

Are you one of those loons sneaking into hospitals to photograph empty storerooms to use as ‘evidence’?

As for the pandemic of footballers breaking their legs, haven’t heard
Sir Chris give out the daily figures on that one for a while. Must be another great cover up...

I know an old lady who broke her leg when walking down the stairs in her home. Would you also ban going upstairs in your glorious regime?
  1. 09-01-2021 16:23
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reply to Mullens post:

I really think that's a bit tenuous.

A footballer being injured to the point they need hospital treatment on the day doesn't happen very often at all. Maybe a couple of times a season if that.

If you are going down that road you could equally say how many folk who would normally be sitting watching the match on IFollow say sod it and go out for a walk, then slip on the ice and end up in hospital. Would that be football's fault for stopping?

I know for some people there is just that feeling, that it isn't fair, so many people are suffering financially and yet football continues. I get that but guess what, life isn't fair and I am cheered sitting watching final score.
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Turning into a farce Mullen? You were saying it was a farce back in September! You just seem to be a sour, negative, doom and gloom loving bloke who thrives on misery.

They should absolutely not suspend. Extend it beyond the current end point if necessary for teams who are behind due to COVID and weather can catch up, but that’s it.

The only thing that should be suspended is your account on here so you can stop posting your visions of misery.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.


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  1. 15-01-2021 23:07
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Very strong rumours that elite football is to be suspended Imminently - check Twitter.

Dowden has a meeting with the FA on Wednesday.

If you’re a praying type of a person I’d be doing that tonight.


I wouldn't be surprised, things will be moving fast this week. It'll probably be a full lockdown by Xmas the way its going. :(
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Just typed in ‘elite sport suspended’ on twitter. Nothing.

The only mention is the league cup final being put back a couple of months for a better chance of a larger crowd.



Edit:
Now just searched “Dowden meeting FA” on twitter. Only thing that comes up is a tweet from Richard Mullen to Stan Collymore. Any other tweets are from June.
  1. 21-12-2020 17:47
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With all the hugging at the end of the Manchester derby last week you could say the orgies were still going on.
  1. 22-12-2020 06:57
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Mush

If we had locked down earlier, we would still be in the same position today-it doesn’t go away because you shut the door
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I know that Andrew. They've handled the whole thing very badly was my point.

I know people who are scared to leave the house because of the way things have been communicated from the government, either scaring the [censored] out of everybody or laughing and joking for people to go the pub and go for a meal. No consistency.

They don't care about us really, it is all about money. I'm not fooled by the bull shit. What about the country's mental health?
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I don’t want it cancelled.

I do worry about the future of lower league football though and think, in hindsight, restarting was the wrong decision.

No one could foresee us still being in this position now when the season started. We expected a lot more supporters in. Having 2000 only costs clubs more money, but has to be done really to show we can hold more “safely”.

In the short term they need to sort testing out. It was promised in the EFL but isn’t happening at a lot of clubs.
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Ending the season now and determining league positions using the same method as last season would do me!
  1. 04-01-2021 20:21
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Mullen you’re making out as you want it cancelled as a result of the schools closing. But the reality is you’ve been hinting/calling for/predicting that all football is to be cancelled on a weekly basis since the season begun in September.
  1. 04-01-2021 21:49
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No it should not.
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Think Carlisle need to be given credit we seem to be one of the few clubs to not have an outbreak yet



That's the kiss of death for Saturday now, thank's.
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He’s maybe taking a bit out of his huge salary to pay for it
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Although it pains me to say it I think it’s probably time to knock football on the head for a few weeks.
  1. 08-01-2021 04:30
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Just thought the hypocrisy some folk display has been illustrated quite well by Football Focus today.
Mark Lawrenson in the studio saying that he thinks there are more important things than football, lots of people dying and the football should be stopped; at least for a while.
Why don't you stay at home Lawro? Is it really necessary for you to come into the studio? Is football punditry more important than playing football? Ffs.
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Lawrenson is a Grade A Gonk...
  1. 09-01-2021 12:50
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Absolutely not - there’s an NHS crisis every winter as it’s under funded. More so this year due to the crisis and staff absences.

It’s one of the added reasons to the list as to why elite football should be cancelled. If we have a NHS crisis and I. A lockdown due to an NHS crisis but allowing elite sport, which could take up NHS resources at a time of national crisis is deeply irresponsible to me.

I'm not sure how cancelling elite football is going to help much.
You keep banging on (quite rightly) about the state of peoples mental health through this crisis but surely being able to watch live sport is providing a little bit of normality and can only help their well being.
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Maybe the hospitality workers could go in to work and and people could pay to watch them lay tables set up the bar etc.
That is not to decry what they do, just making the point that there is a slight difference.
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I would probably be up for it, to be fair.
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Absolutely not - there’s an NHS crisis every winter as it’s under funded. More so this year due to the crisis and staff absences.

It’s one of the added reasons to the list as to why elite football should be cancelled. If we have a NHS crisis and I. A lockdown due to an NHS crisis but allowing elite sport, which could take up NHS resources at a time of national crisis is deeply irresponsible to me.



You see many footballers in NHS hospitals?
  1. 09-01-2021 15:45
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‘What are you on about’ would be a good auto-reply for whenever you post anything in a COVID thread

Would save the valiant orfc countless hours posting facts to counteract your baseless tripe
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Social distancing has virtually gone out the window since the wear of masks became mandatory.
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Should we be taking a break or continuing?

thoughts
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Mullen, you were saying three weeks ago covid was a con and there were no excess deaths. Now you say it's real and the season should be cancelled because the risks to players and their familys is too high. Unbelievable.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.



I believe you voted for Brexit I rest my case ma lord and let others judge!!!!


Brexit enabled us to be the 1st to vaccinate, so not all bad eh, if vaccinations your thing.
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Printing good news stories about Brexit doesn’t sell newspapers, so you only see the bad ones. Thanks for thinking this through.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.



I believe you voted for Brexit I rest my case ma lord and let others judge!!!!


Brexit enabled us to be the 1st to vaccinate, so not all bad eh, if vaccinations your thing.


By one day wow So Brexit has been worth it then I knew if I waited long enough someone would find a good news story about leaving I’m waiting for the next one now


The fact we didn't join in with the EU's procurement programme could end up being one of the best things we have ever done, going by the figures.
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Sad state of affairs. :(


Thought you would want the SPL cancelled nobby. :p
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I’m all for the National League playing to completion.

Purely for the fact Barnet are bottom...
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You shouldn’t really furlough part of a team because they aren’t good enough - that’s not what furlough is for.

Yes furlough staff as they aren’t being used, but footballs still being played so furlough all and suspend or none at all. It’s immoral and some can say Barrow have an unfair advantage.

If football is suspended/cancelled use furlough. Don’t use it because you’ve used shite players.
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