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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:04 pm

The second wave is here. Brits won't be letting crowds return until the end of March it appears. We'll follow suit shortly.

The 'elite sports' thing already seems to be a mess. The pressure will be on in a couple of weeks to cancel all gatherings again.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Sneachta » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:10 pm

It's out of control over there though. Their cases are much much higher than ours. We'd be fools to follow them completely. After all, we did lock down before them.

http://macroflow.org/corona/

Use the log button to get a better understanding of cases.

I think we're over cautious over here but it's going to be a long year 20/21.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:05 pm

When I plug in 'Cases', 'New', 'Log', and 'Relative', Ireland's trajectory is steeper than the UK's. It was out of control over there but they were doing ok by July. We've had nearly 2,000 confirmed cases in the past week, which is not much different to the UK per head of population. The other thing to remember is that we pretty much can't have looser restrictions than the north for politics reasons - the government won't risk some DUP lemon demanding the border be closed a couple of months before the Brexit deal deadline.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Sneachta » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:48 pm

And indeed their total deaths per million is much higher than ours as is Sweden's who's relative cases are descending. I still think, despite what has been going on (Oliver bond, Dungannon, house parties) the majority of the Irish public have more gumption about them than some of our counterparts across the water.

There's not going to be any supporters at EPL games for 6 months, but there are at bundesliga. What do we do?

One thing we are (imo) doing here, while there are cases increasing, the vulnerable and elderly are being more protected than the "eugenics" approach by nations such as Sweden, UK and the US. Not one giant F is given to that cohort of people in those countries by their leaders.

So it's a fine balance, and I think we should follow our own course with supporters at games.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Shoco » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:33 pm

Club just confirmed it will have a random draw to pick 100 fans for the rovers game on sunday

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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:48 pm

Cue the conspiracies about how ‘random’ it will actually be!

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Re: Covid -19

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:57 pm

El Paso wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Cue the conspiracies about how ‘random’ it will actually be!
Do it live on fb then there can be no conspiracies
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Re: Covid -19

Post by colymull » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:17 pm

El Paso wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Cue the conspiracies about how ‘random’ it will actually be!
I have to admit, that thought crossed my mind!! I really hope I'm pulled out of the hat but the cynic in me thinks quite a few of these tickets are already gone!

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Re: Covid -19

Post by oldfogey » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:11 pm

Have to admit I'm getting very jealous. I normally volunteer on match nights but haven't been at one game since March because of the restrictions. Next Thursday is really going to hurt.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Sneachta » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:49 pm

It's a tough one to take alright but in this crazy year of fear and paranoia ya have keep looking on the bright side

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Dundalk Wolf » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:24 am

So with Level 3 restrictions now in place, we're back to playing behind closed doors for the next 3 weeks at least. So the following games are definitely off limits:

Fri 09/10 Pats (A) SSE
Tue 13/10 Cork (A) SSE
Fri 16/10 Bohs (H) SSE
Mon 19/10 Derry (A) SSE
Thu 22/10 Molde (H) UEL
Sun 25/10 W'ford (A) SSE

And, let's be honest, it doesn't feel like it's going to be back at Level 2 or lower any time soon.

If things do open up at all in the next month or two, our biggest hope for watching games this season is that the Arsenal game is 3 days before the All Ireland hurling final, so if any supporters are going to be allowed into watch sport at all this year, it'll be happening that week. All seems very unlikely at the moment though... especially with so many out celebrating county final wins in huge groups these last couple of weeks.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:58 am

Expect you’re right. If anything, a move to Level 5 for November is more likely unless there’s a significant drop in numbers over the next three weeks.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:38 pm

Dundalk Wolf wrote:So with Level 3 restrictions now in place, we're back to playing behind closed doors for the next 3 weeks at least. So the following games are definitely off limits:

Fri 09/10 Pats (A) SSE
Tue 13/10 Cork (A) SSE
Fri 16/10 Bohs (H) SSE
Mon 19/10 Derry (A) SSE
Thu 22/10 Molde (H) UEL
Sun 25/10 W'ford (A) SSE

And, let's be honest, it doesn't feel like it's going to be back at Level 2 or lower any time soon.

If things do open up at all in the next month or two, our biggest hope for watching games this season is that the Arsenal game is 3 days before the All Ireland hurling final, so if any supporters are going to be allowed into watch sport at all this year, it'll be happening that week. All seems very unlikely at the moment though... especially with so many out celebrating county final wins in huge groups these last couple of weeks.
The scenes in Knockbridge and monasterboice after county final wins were disgraceful


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Re: Covid -19

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:53 pm

Martin Lawlor80 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:38 pm
Dundalk Wolf wrote:So with Level 3 restrictions now in place, we're back to playing behind closed doors for the next 3 weeks at least. So the following games are definitely off limits:

Fri 09/10 Pats (A) SSE
Tue 13/10 Cork (A) SSE
Fri 16/10 Bohs (H) SSE
Mon 19/10 Derry (A) SSE
Thu 22/10 Molde (H) UEL
Sun 25/10 W'ford (A) SSE

And, let's be honest, it doesn't feel like it's going to be back at Level 2 or lower any time soon.

If things do open up at all in the next month or two, our biggest hope for watching games this season is that the Arsenal game is 3 days before the All Ireland hurling final, so if any supporters are going to be allowed into watch sport at all this year, it'll be happening that week. All seems very unlikely at the moment though... especially with so many out celebrating county final wins in huge groups these last couple of weeks.
The scenes in Knockbridge and monasterboice after county final wins were disgraceful


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I'm not condoning it, not for 1 second, but likes of knockbridge hadn't won a championship in something like 40 yrs, if covid had been here in 2015, and we were allowed fans into oriel for that title decider v Cork, how do you honestly think our fans would have reacted, or if we get to any of the europa league group stage matches and win one? It's OK having only 100 fans into league matches in oriel, when the league title is gone. Different if we had more in, with something to play for. To be fair we seem to be managing it a whole lot better than the gaa.
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Re: Covid -19

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:29 pm

Anyone know if the face masks that the players have been wearing are on sale in the club shop?

Tried calling, no answer, not for sale online.

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