Wayne Rooney - Covid

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Burnsy, Oct 18, 2020 at 12:42 AM.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Reported in Sunday’s papers that Rooney was in contact with a luxury items ‘salesman’ on Thursday evening at his house and the guy had tested positive for Covid-19 and not informed Rooney. This has come to light after the game on Friday night and Rooney and his family have undertaken emergency Covid tests.

    The articles directly suggest it could affect us depending on the result of his test.
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  3. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    So what's the deal here then, if Rooney tests positive, our lads will have to self-isolate? Or would they be safe if they all test negative?
  4. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Wouldn't this just be our luck!!!

    We have finally got a full squad to choose from barring those injured etc. and we might have to leave out everyone who played on Friday night :rolleyes:
  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Bad news for for all Derby's gilfs.
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  6. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Firstly, hopefully everyone is ok. I thought everyone was checked before the games anyway? If they do have to self isolate then do the fixtures have to go ahead? Maybe it's good Sarr and Caps weren't involved
  7. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    The guy visited him a week before the game, I thought teams were testing daily or at least checking players temps.
  8. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Asymptomatic transmission.

    Testing is the way as you say.
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    There's no routine testing in the EFL.
  10. What was the 'luxury item'? Is it just a luxury item or do the inverted commas mean it's a nudge nudge wink wink say no more say no more luxury item?
  11. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Unless the clubs all pay for it themselves. There was the league cup game where the premier league team paid for the other sides tests prior to the match before they mingled with the low life bottom feeders.

    I can well imagine a case where 20 players at one club all get it together at once because of the lack of testing.
  12. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Academy Graduate

    It was a friend of his bringing him a watch.

    The friend had been contacted by track and trace, and should have been self-isolating but wasn’t.

    The person since tested positive.

    This only becomes an issue involving us should Rooney now test positive. If he doesn't, it’s panic over.

    He should receive his results shortly.

    Even if he is positive, I’d think it fairly unlikely our players are affected, having only has very occasional close contact with him in an outdoor environment.
  13. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    You would have though Rooney would have tested positive for something in his life by now anyway.
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  15. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    You would hope/expect that Derby or Rooney would foot the bill if we have to seek emergency Covid tests because of him and the company he keeps.

    Unlikely mind you.
  16. sgu02nsc

    sgu02nsc Academy Graduate

    The official government rule is:

    if you have been identified as being in close contact with a person testing positive, you need to do the isolation thing. Of rooney tests positive then that will impact on anyone in close contact with him. If he tests negative then there is no ongoing impact.

    Of course, the PCA test has thrown up so many false positives it makes the whole thing ridiculous anyway.
  17. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    I assume they won’t pospone if we have players that are positive , we will just need to field youngsters
  18. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    So you're saying we'll have no choice but to play Sarr, Hughes and Capoue?
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  19. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    yep weather the manager and owners like it or not
  20. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Early results 'suggest' that it's much faster than other test, can be applied to multiple samples and it's sensitivity is not that much different to the 'gold-standard' of time/labour intensive (kerchingggg) PCR?
  21. sgu02nsc

    sgu02nsc Academy Graduate

    Oh yes, thanks for elaborately highlighting the typo for PCR. I also typed ‘of’ instead of ‘if’, but i guess you can’t catch them all ;)
  22. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    So you weren't throwing shade at PCA but PCR? The PCR techniques which are the gold-standard for testing/identification of genetic material? Please feel free to elaborate.
  23. sgu02nsc

    sgu02nsc Academy Graduate

    You know what, I apologise. This is a football forum and should stick to that. I stand by my statement (for PCR false positives), because the although the test itself is ‘gold standard’ the methods and techniques of extracting RNA is generally inadequate and that’s why there are high numbers false positives reported.

    But I’ll leave it there.m; I’d imagine people are COVID bored.
  24. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Rooney doesn't have it according to the man himself. Although I'm not convinced he knows the difference between the words positive and negative so we should be wary.
  25. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Rooney's results have come back negative, which coincidently mirrored Derby's negative result on Friday!!

    No issue for Watford players now then.
  26. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Bit early to have a test isn't it? Surely he should only get a test of he displayed the symptoms?
  27. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    It will have been a private test paid for by the club, and it's pretty useful for both them and all the other clubs to know whether he actually has it or not, so it would have been a bit lax not to test him in the circumstances. The guy visited his house on Thursday, so four days ago - seems well within the standard/appropriate time for it to show up.
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  28. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    He still has to self-isolate for 2 weeks though - I imagine his club aren't impressed.
  29. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Especially as they play Forest on Friday.
  30. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    We're coming for you, we're coming for youuuuuu, Barry Douglas, we're coming for you!
  31. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Rooney out, Forest seemingly with that new manager bounce from Hughton...bye bye Cocu?
  32. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    If Rooney later tests positive our entire team could have to isolate which would be an excellent chance to practice some squad rotation.

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