SPFL actions ahead of Government probably saved lives

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The Commons report released today only looked at actions in England, noting that a failure to lockdown even a week earlier in March 2020 probably doubled the number of first wave fatalities.  Mirror actions took place in Scotland.

While politicians in London and Edinburgh pondered what to do, football acted.  With the most valuable game on the roster two days away, the SPFL went ahead of the Government and suspended its season on 13 March 2020.  By then, we had all seen what was happening in Lombardy and had an ominous feeling of what lay ahead.  Permitting football games, where tens of thousands of people mingled, was reckless, we all knew it, fans, administrators and statuesque Government ministers.

The decision to stop the season was brave and had consequences for the League’s board, who came under intense personal pressure, some of which remains to this day.   It possibly saved lives, so huge credit is due.  A less self-absorbed political class would have acted ahead of them.

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  1. Strike force of Dykes and Christie. Now the latter has just ruled himself out of the next game with a stupid foul.

  2. predict the halftime chat …………..

     

     

    get billy on the ball more, he is our best player *he isnae)

     

     

    ex celts are no tryin

     

     

    get patterson on

  3. spikeysauldman on

    getting rid of Christie at least increased the IQ level of the Tic. Hendry too for that matter.

  4. TIMHORTON

     

    Yes, I am.

     

    SAINT STIVS

     

    Pharaohs. Never heard that before but very apt.🤣

  5. INIQUITOUSIV on 12TH OCTOBER 2021 8:51 PM

     

    TIMHORTON

     

     

     

     

    Yes, I am.

     

     

     

     

    SAINT STIVS

     

     

     

     

    Pharaohs. Never heard that before but very apt.🤣

     

     

    000000000000000

     

     

    that was the egyptians quip that went over yir heid.

  6. One shot on target against a team with some part timers. Even if we qualify in 2nd place, we are likely to be drawn against any 2 from Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Norway, Croatia, Poland or Romania. Fat chance of qualifying from that with the strike force we have.

  7. fourstonecoppi on

    MAGNIFICENTSEVEN on 12TH OCTOBER 2021 8:02 PM

     

    How did I manage to log in to Unionist Quick News? wow, last time I make that mistake, what a cesspit this has become

     

     

    Aye me tae mate some real Boris lovers on here noo!

  8. Duffy scores for Republic. Calum Robinson scores 5 goal in last 2 Republic games. Norn Ireland

     

    1-1 in Bulgaria.

  9. Update. Norn Ire down 2-1. Dikes now misses Moldova game. Ruled out due to diminished intellectual capacity – not too bright.

  10. little known fact, noggin the nog was the founder of the faroe islands, having been banished there with a trumpet.

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