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Shameless attempt to exploit corona and manipulate media

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The Press Association yesterday reported an unnamed Scottish Premiership club sought to exploit the coronavirus with a call to have the season declared void, the same club contacted several other media outlets.

PA report the club spokesman saying, “We don’t see how titles, promotion or relegation can be agreed on any basis of sporting fairness.”  But in a move that surely caused acute cognitive dissonance, added, “Perhaps prize money can be split on the basis of the current table.”

It was not Hearts, or Hamilton Accies, neither of them would campaign for the prize money due for the 11th or 12th placed team, it was a PR man at a club high up the table, but not high enough to have a reasonable chance of winning anything.

This is naked attempt to exploit the distress, illness and mortal danger people find themselves in due to the coronavirus, all to provide cover for their colossal failure.  It is deplorable and shameless.

In this unprecedented time, all we can ask is that Scottish football works in the same way as most leagues across Europe and is not subject to desperate and bitter media manipulation.

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  1. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    If my reading is correct there is a test that can return results of virus check in 15 minutes, all players can be checked before going on the pitch.

     

    If any player tests positive match abandoned and infected players team lose the points. 😁

     

     

    This is easy, how about ….,

  2. Park rd.

     

    Good you got another week,I would still seek advice from foreign office so that they handle your holiday if it happens to be extended,Ryanair are taking pelters and there is a poss they will pop in current uncertainty.

     

    You take care now.

     

     

    HH

  3. GG

     

     

    ‘ Local supermarket chain is setting aside a time slot for seniors only shopping.

     

     

    6am till 7:30am to allow seniors shop in safety.

     

     

    How many seniors are up at this time of the morning?”

     

     

     

     

    I shall just have to train my prostate gland to do he shopping

  4. Happy St Patrick’s Day

     

    Heard at my second ever attendance at a Celtic game in 1954 when we beat Airdrie 6-0 before going on to win a double with Jock Stein as captain.

     

     

    Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle,

     

    On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;

     

    And now that you’re high in your mansions above,

     

    On Erin’s green valleys look down with your love.

     

     

    On Erin’s green valleys, on Erin’s green valleys,

  5. SFTB

     

    I would go along in about 90 minutes if it were not for the fact that last night I had to take my diuretic tablet before I went to bed.

     

    Which explains my insomnia.

  6. Scottish football is a twisted wee world.

     

     

    Imagine the outrage if we appointed a Sinn Féin councilor…

     

     

    They are desperately trying to get the league declared null and void. The fans are onside. A bunch of desperate losers.

     

     

    They fear us that much.

  7. Great idea to set aside some time where only OAP’s are able to shop in supermarkets.

     

     

    Not many I know would be ready at 6AM to leave the house in the morning.

     

     

    The shelves would need to be stocked or it would be a waste of time. At the minute the shops that open at 8AM have queues outside by 7AM at the minute, the 24 hour stores would have to close and restock to allow easy shopping.

     

     

    Better would be that the supermarkets deliver to the elderly, local government will know who they are and where they live. Organisation is the only thing missing here.

  8. I’m very fortunate to have a job that I am able to do, “working from home”. And that was the advice I received when I went into my office this morning. Back home now and here for the foreseeable future. Life goes on. HH

  9. JOBO

     

     

    Prior to my early retirement, I worked from home for about twenty years, in between travelling the world for six to seven months a year.

     

     

    Once you get used to it, it’s great. Initially you miss the patter of the office but eventually you wonder how you ever managed to concentrate in such a racket. Best if you have a home office or a door you can shut to create a separate environment in the house.

  10. G’mornin’ troops………

     

     

    The oddest start to St Patrick’s Day…………and I celebrated it once in Barbados!

     

     

    We live in the wilds here but folks will be putting lights and candles in windows tonight to mark the day.The Parade for the kids is cancelled and school’s, work and pub’s closed but people are fantastic – we’ll get thru this.

     

     

    HH

  11. Here’s a novel idea. All you politicians, worried about the economy, how to fire it up after the crisis is over etc…. how about giving jobs to all the poor sods who have lost their job during the crisis or even earlier?

     

    How about giving them work (paid, not voluntary) right now, helping out the aged and sick confined to their homes?

     

    Employ them to enable controlled distribution of foodstuffs, basic essentials, providing transport etc…

     

    Most of all, give you people jobs; give them hope.

     

     

    Yes, there are many practical difficulties but we are living in extraordinary times, requiring extraordinary solutions.

     

     

    Lessons to be learned : Invest in your health systems, local industries, local jobs, local people. Stop outsourcing to agencies you have no control over just for profit.

     

    People matter. People, not profits.

  12. Boris is telling the public to avoid Pubs and clubs etc.

     

    Will he tell himself and other MPs to stay out of the bars in Westminster….and/or close the bars at Westminster if need be ?

     

    HH

  13. South Of Tunis on

    Covid 19 -Italy

     

     

    Bergamo .Population @122k.

     

     

    385 deaths in the 7 day period 8-3 20 -15-3 -20.

  14. No chance big Jimmy .. they’ll be in the strangers bar blabbering about how the good old stuff upper lip will get the nation through the crisis!

  15. Stiff!

     

     

    Cqn has its own virus .. it’s called clickbate and adds .. hence the reason thousands are keeping away!

     

     

    Bouncing about like a deranged sevco fan!

  16. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on

    I see ISIS have announced to their followers to avoid Europe

  17. South Of Tunis on

    Marten De Roon – Atalanta midfielder.

     

     

    “No noise from the balconies here -I only hear ambulances and the bells ringing for the dead”

  18. Embdy in the meeja skewering the currants for their interesting and brave choice of mouthpiece?

     

     

    Any questioning the guff around Jum’s…..exit?????

     

    Naw!

     

     

    Loadsa guff about anither thousandaire probably……….

  19. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Saint Stivs on 17th March 2020 8:51 am

     

    gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

     

     

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    I see Saint Stivs was up early to post a letter…

  20. Tories don’t do compassion!

     

     

    Boris Johnson makes ‘last gasp’ joke about lack of ventilators amid pandemic

     

     

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    BORIS Johnson left manufacturers unimpressed last night after making light of the lack of available ventilator equipment in the UK as the coronavirus spreads.

     

     

    Ventilators are critical in the care of some people suffering coronavirus, and there is concern that the NHS will face a shortage of the life-saving equipment as need increases.

     

     

    A recent report from the Imperial College Covid-19 response team also warned that, under the UK Government’s current plan to curb the spread of the pandemic, the health system will be “overwhelmed many times over”.

     

     

    In a conference call with over 60 businesses last night, Johnson and Michael Gove asked manufacturers to step up to help deal with the shortage.

     

     

    However, according to POLITICO, Johnson joked that the initiative to build more ventilators could be known as “Operation Last Gasp”.

     

     

    One participant speaking with POLITICO journalist Charlie Cooper said “He couldn’t help but act the clown, even though he was a on call with serious CEOs from goodness knows how many companies.”

     

     

    55 people in the UK have died as a result of Coivid-19 as of Tuesday morning.

     

     

    Downing Street did not comment

  21. Australia about to close its borders.

     

    Scomo has declared, Ozzies get your butts home immediately!!

  22. JOHN1314MAC on 17TH MARCH 2020 10:06 AM

     

    Tories don’t do compassion!

     

    Boris Johnson makes ‘last gasp’ joke about lack of ventilators amid pandemic

     

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    He couldn’t help but play the clown – says it all really!!

     

    It really doesn’t matter how many Ventilators are available, the fact is that along with them beds and highly trained staff are needed to operate and monitor them, both sadly lacking.

  23. prestonpans bhoys on

    John1314

     

     

    Someone pointed out, don’t know the validity of the claim, that main producers of ventilators are in Europe. And we are not in it anymore.

  24. John1314mac on 17th March 2020 10:06 am

     

    Tories don’t do compassion!

     

     

     

    Boris Johnson makes ‘last gasp’ joke about lack of ventilators amid pandemic

     

     

     

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    Some months ago a journalist summed up Johnson by saying that whenever he spoke and no matter the occasion or the topic he was only ever half a sentence a way from a joke.

     

     

    We are cursed by having him as prime minister just now.

  25. weebobbycollins on

    I don’t understand the toilet paper thing. Why the special need for them? Hand sanitizer I can comprehend, it makes sense…but if you are buying 100 rolls of toilet paper for a two week isolation period, then perhaps you should have gone to see your doctor a long time ago…

  26. Mornin all – a time for the appearance of CQN troubadours- spin us your yarns – come out from lurkin