Bristol City Game In Doubt (covid)

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Aylesburyorn, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Aylesburyorn

    Aylesburyorn Academy Graduate

    Ive just seen the watford observer are reporting that there has been a covid outbreak within the bristol city camp. They have shut their training ground which will be reopened on thursday but there is the potential for our game next wednesday (live on sky) to be called off.
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I have seen games called off on the afternoon of the game so might be a late call.
  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    They have had sixteen positive tests I read,players and staff.
    A lot will depend on the testing on Thursday I suppose.
  4. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Well first of all I hope everyone is OK. Secondly from an extremely selfish point of view, if the game goes ahead, it could be a great time to play them if they won't have trained for a while
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  5. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    Having just signed Mapps... coincidence? I think not.
  6. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    (In all seriousness, hopefully nobody is adversely affected by the outbreak and they all recover swiftly).
  7. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Or if they only field 8 players.

    Still not sure we'd manage an away win, mind.
  8. Comfortable 0-0 with 70% possession and 63 crosses though, a moral win in anyone's book.
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  9. mindthegap

    mindthegap Academy Graduate

    Yes but we only need to have King Ken to guarantee the victory.
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  10. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Is this why we couldn't beat Reading?

    King Ken wasn't prepared to hurt fellow Royals?
  11. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Hope they are all well.

    Does anyone know the rules/responsibilities set out for this kind of thing? I assume the game will simply be postponed and that there isn't any responsibility for clubs to keep their players COVID-free? If the latter is true I assume Bristol forfeit. That's the only way we will get another away win this season.
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  12. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    Let's assume they have no more outbreaks, are those that are currently self isolating or have the virus going to be available for this weekend or our mid-week match? Or will they still be in isolation. Is it 7, 10 or 2 weeks isolation and when was the start date?
  13. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    When Leyton Orient had the same incident, Spurs got a free bye in the league cup. This being an actual league fixture, postponement is the likely outcome if it needs to happen.

    Even if both games for BC fo go ahead, I would be very wary for any of Derby's and Watford's players.
  14. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

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  15. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    Cocu's parting gift?
    He was off sick week before this happened.
  16. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Sheep, sheep, sheep shaggers
    Sheep, sheep, sheep shaggers

    You're Welsh and you know you are
    You're Welsh and you know you are

    He's one of your own, he's one of your own
    That boy Fred West, he's one of your own

    etc etc

  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    He's from Gloucester you goon.

    Down here we prefer Cary Grant. Or Wallace and Gromit. Or that bloke off of 'Time Team'.
  18. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Oh yeh. Close though
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  19. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Them Glosters is right unculturals though.
  20. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I've been to a few Gloucester matches at Kingsholm. Interesting crowd!
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  21. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    When did they test positive?
  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    If its within 10 days of the game I doubt it is happening.
    If they bring covid it will kill off Murray and all the others in the old folks home he lives in, cant take the risk
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  23. 99mph

    99mph 4th Prediction league 2011/12

    Bristol Live has a summary article on it, with some suggestions that the overall media attention is an over reaction.

    If there was 'a number' of cases on the 9th and 10th, then it's already been a week. I reckon their games will go ahead as isolation seems to be 10 days.

    I am surprised that clubs/EFL are only now testing players, and only if they are showing symptoms or returning from Intl. duty. Given all we know about asymptomatic transmission, this seems a low level of effort given that everyone outside of elite sport is in lockdown.
  24. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Agent Mariappa strikes again
  25. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Wallace and Gromit are northern aren't they?
  26. Johnny Todd Sings

    Johnny Todd Sings First Year Pro

    Yes but they were invented in Bristol.
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  27. Best chance for an early cancellation of the Murray loan ?
  28. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Their game against Derby is expected to go ahead on Saturday, so ours likely will be happening as well.

    According to the Bristol Post:

    "One national headline used the word ‘disarray’ but I think that’s a little strong. Certainly it’s not ideal that the training ground is closed this week but there is still the disruption of international week.

    The club hopes to have everyone back training on Thursday and Friday before facing manager-less Derby on Saturday."
  29. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Surely they have youth players who can be drafted into the first team squad? Why should the game be postponed just because some players are ill? We didn't postpone games while deulofeu was injured. What's the difference?
  30. It should be postponed because it will be far more embarrassing for us to be beaten by a bunch of kids and sickies and the hit to morale could derail the whole HMSP1sstheleague project.
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  31. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Be interesting to see what happens if there's an outbreak of Covid with us and we have to play the kids. Can we clone Dan Phillips 19 times? Be hilarious seeing a team of Phillipses! :D
  32. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    No it really wouldn't.
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  33. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    If the game is postponed then it means every future game with an outbreak will have to be postponed.
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  34. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    We'd only see 11 of them on the pitch together for about 10 minutes before they all start getting sent off.
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  35. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Even better idea, clone Murray 10 ten times. Wonder how far up the pitch they might get before fatigue kicked in?

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