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Very strong rumours that elite football is to be suspended Imminently - check Twitter.

Dowden has a meeting with the FA on Wednesday.

If you’re a praying type of a person I’d be doing that tonight.
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Chorleys celebration being criticised.

https://t.co/11pfKao4Bi?amp=1
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Football’s just not helping itself, it’s bad enough that players and clubs are abusing their position, but when managers like Moyes and Guardiola are defending their players for breaking the rules it beggars belief, the arrogance is astounding.

Yes it’s a shame that the likes of Crawley and Chorley aren’t allowed to celebrate some of the clubs greatest achievements but it’s also a shame that people can’t leave the house, that people can’t see their families, that businesses are going bust and that people are dying.
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Certain Carlisle Director and local glass entrepreneur has COVID and went into work. So if CUFC have issues ...
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Really?
I'm doubting that.
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Why get a boner about football being called off, is what I don't get?
If the streets were completely deserted and we were all literally staying indoors all day every day, I could understand it more.
This is a long way from being the case.
Lots of people are going out to do jobs that aren't vital to sustaining life. They are vital to peoples livelihoods and to the economy and provide goods and services that we all use.
I'm not saying that football is a top priority but it's not like we are only able to do completely vital things.
You don't exactly need them gadgies cycling around delivering a cheeseburger to your house either.
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New EFL Chief has sent a letter out reminding Clubs etc how to behave:

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Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt says it is "morally wrong" for football to continue while Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are in place.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Evatt continued: "Football players, staff, and the club's workforce could be related to someone that is at risk.

"When they come into work every day with that on their mind it isn't easy for them but for now it just feels slightly morally wrong that we're continuing as normal when the rest of the UK is where it is."
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Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt says it is "morally wrong" for football to continue while Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are in place.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Evatt continued: "Football players, staff, and the club's workforce could be related to someone that is at risk.

"When they come into work every day with that on their mind it isn't easy for them but for now it just feels slightly morally wrong that we're continuing as normal when the rest of the UK is where it is."


Bolton have only taken 5 points from the last 6 games (and we gift wrapped one of those) - I'm sure that's entirely unrelated
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Yeah it’s morally wrong for the season to continue when Bolton are having such a bad one. It should be scrapped and wiped from the record books so Bolton can start the season again.
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Grimsby fined for Covid Postponements as they didn’t follow protocols correctly, this is an absolute belter!!!

while the BBC also understands former boss Ian Holloway admitted to investigators that he played darts with some of his players, which he claimed was a training tool.
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Should we be taking a break or continuing?

thoughts
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New Thread merged into continuing one!
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I see after spending a fortune taking a 49 person party on a jolly to Dubai for a week Celtic have now furloughed their under 18 squad.
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The seasons turning into a farce!

Suspend FFS! then decide how to carry on.
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Turning into a farce Mullen? You were saying it was a farce back in September! You just seem to be a sour, negative, doom and gloom loving bloke who thrives on misery.

They should absolutely not suspend. Extend it beyond the current end point if necessary for teams who are behind due to COVID and weather can catch up, but that’s it.

The only thing that should be suspended is your account on here so you can stop posting your visions of misery.
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Well true: It was a farce to let it start up again and the points been proven.

It’s not misery it’s reality. I think your totally blinkered to what’s going on.

I might be totally against lockdowns/restrictions but Covid is real. Players aren’t robots to entertain us and with positive tests is the fear of bringing it back to a family member.

Did you see the letter produced by conference teams last week? Yes not our level but they are buggerred. No money coming in, loans now offered instead of grants and wouldn’t have started if this was the case. Sames happening In the EFL, clubs took all tv money early, pl money not covering much and loans being offered.

Loans have to be paid back! As Carlisle United might find out sooner rather than later!

Yes all seems ok now, on the TV, it’s well and truly buggered.
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The cusg minutes state that the club/clubs have received 31p in the £ for lost income.

“ The remaining lost gate income (around 70%) and other lost trading income due to Covid remains well in excess of £1m. The club continues to work hard to deal with this.”

Our income has dropped by 70%. That’s serious for any business.

Other clubs the same. Maybe not this season but lower league football is well and truly buggered.
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Mullen, you were saying three weeks ago covid was a con and there were no excess deaths. Now you say it's real and the season should be cancelled because the risks to players and their familys is too high. Unbelievable.
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Mullen, you were saying three weeks ago covid was a con and there were no excess deaths. Now you say it's real and the season should be cancelled because the risks to players and their familys is too high. Unbelievable.


Wrong: I said Covid was very dangerous to a proportion of people and that deaths weren’t particularly different to other years.

It’s a reason for cancellation, if we are all told to stop in to save our families watching footballers celebrate/hugging in a small room is morally wrong. People pick up on these things and say if those are doing it why can’t I.

I’m going if official advice, not necessarily full personal opinion, that the virus is dangerous/spreading etc and the cases amongst footballers is high. I can’t support football continuing in that case as there’s a high chance of passing it in the family.

However I’ve said numerous times my main reason for cancelling is financial. How can clubs carry on losing £1 million. Little support 31p in the £.
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Wrong eh?

There’s the orfcs of the board, probably 89% agree with the narrative.

There’s me and others that think there’s something else going on.

Only time will tell!


Ridiculous and Whitty comment of don’t hug grandma because she could be dead in January is fear mongering bollocks. Remember In earlier briefings he admitted very few would be affected.


Yep marko, Deaths in 2020 estimated to be within the average


I’ve a good friend in Tanzania, Dar e Salem, people wanted him out as he exposed the covid con.


There's probably more if I could be bothered to trawl through the 100+ pages. I'm sure you will have some excuse as to why you are right etc. But I think I'll let others be the judge of that. Seems fairly clear to me.
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Wrong eh?

There’s the orfcs of the board, probably 89% agree with the narrative.

There’s me and others that think there’s something else going on.

Only time will tell!


Ridiculous and Whitty comment of don’t hug grandma because she could be dead in January is fear mongering bollocks. Remember In earlier briefings he admitted very few would be affected.


Yep marko, Deaths in 2020 estimated to be within the average


I’ve a good friend in Tanzania, Dar e Salem, people wanted him out as he exposed the covid con.


There's probably more if I could be bothered to trawl through the 100+ pages. I'm sure you will have some excuse as to why you are right etc. But I think I'll let others be the judge of that. Seems fairly clear to me.






Exactly! Something else going on, I still believe the virus is being used to implement something else. Health passports, climate change agendas, build back better etc etc.

Doesn’t mean the virus isn’t real though.

For a pandemic deaths aren’t particularly high, check the 90s data. However you’ll get the lockdown help comments, time will tell how many it saved to how many died.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.
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Dire. - I rest my case.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.




Those companies that are owed money by EWM will be lucky if they get 31p in the pound.

:D
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.



I believe you voted for Brexit I rest my case ma lord and let others judge!!!!
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/07/12/a1/0712a16da7e2e9e031ff1608ecad5b0e.jpg
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.



I believe you voted for Brexit I rest my case ma lord and let others judge!!!!


Brexit enabled us to be the 1st to vaccinate, so not all bad eh, if vaccinations your thing.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.



I believe you voted for Brexit I rest my case ma lord and let others judge!!!!


Brexit enabled us to be the 1st to vaccinate, so not all bad eh, if vaccinations your thing.


By one day wow So Brexit has been worth it then I knew if I waited long enough someone would find a good news story about leaving I’m waiting for the next one now
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Printing good news stories about Brexit doesn’t sell newspapers, so you only see the bad ones. Thanks for thinking this through.
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Tories are about to re write employment laws. A lot of the workers who decided to back them will be the ones to pay the price.
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I don’t support lockdowns.
I don’t support mask use.
I don’t support Pfizer/Moderna vaccines.
I think the virus is man made/man released.
I think the virus has been used/manipulated to bring in other extreme agendas.

That’s where I stand on that.

But this thread is about Covid football rumours in particular should it continue or not.

I’m firmly No for financial reasons. I didn’t realise it was as low as 31p per £ that’s worse than what I even thought and that’s extremely worrying especially with the unknowns of the £2.1 million EWM debt. Also this is just our club, what about all of the others.

There’s other reasons like spreading Covid etc etc which to me is morally wrong to continue but financially Christ it’s a serious situation. I can’t see the PL bailing out again, the EFL may do loans to be paid back therefore kicking the can down the road.

Clubs in the conference in diar situation.



I believe you voted for Brexit I rest my case ma lord and let others judge!!!!


Brexit enabled us to be the 1st to vaccinate, so not all bad eh, if vaccinations your thing.


By one day wow So Brexit has been worth it then I knew if I waited long enough someone would find a good news story about leaving I’m waiting for the next one now


The fact we didn't join in with the EU's procurement programme could end up being one of the best things we have ever done, going by the figures.
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Back to Football, Northern League abandoned, so Carlisle City and Penrith done...
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Sad state of affairs. :(
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Printing good news stories about Brexit doesn’t sell newspapers, so you only see the bad ones. Thanks for thinking this through.


Yes, I remember the constant stream of negativity on brexit from the daily mail, express, telegraph, times, sun, star etc

https://www.google.com/search?q=daily+mail+times+telegraph+express+brexit+headlines&tbm=isch
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I meant since January 1st, which was the context of this discussion, as you well know.
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It’s all Kicking off, or not, in the conference.

They had options to take a loan or suspend the season. seems to be split and some clubs now refusing to carry on.

Clubs started the season on the expectation they’d be bailed out, they were for a set period, but it wasn’t the full amount promised and as they expect red supporters in by now clubs are in trouble again.

Problem with loans, they need paid back and that may be in full if you’re promoted or relegated out of the national league system.

Monies the big problem here, it’ll hit the EFL soon.
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Sad state of affairs. :(


Thought you would want the SPL cancelled nobby. :p
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Sad state of affairs. :(


Thought you would want the SPL cancelled nobby. :p


Here’s hoping!
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Keep willing it and hoping it gets cancelled Mullen like you have been on a weekly basis since September. You never know, next week could be the week, the week you’ve been willing to happen since the start of the season, all cancelled, null and void, done.

I don’t think it will happen by the way, but while you have hope you should cling onto that hope, because hope is a very dangerous thing to lose.
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Sad state of affairs. :(


Thought you would want the SPL cancelled nobby. :p


Here’s hoping!


Snowstorm last night Nobby how come they left Ajeti on the bench?
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The post was about the conference Crunch, but I’ll ask you a question where’s the money coming from?

I’ve attached a statement from conference north sides, in dire straights if the season continues. Safety obviously an issue but costs of tests etc an issue. If it continues there’ll be insolvent kaboom gone!

The issue just doesn’t affect them though, sides in the conference are up shit creek as well Yeovil, Barnet, Dover and Woking are all under threat. It’s ok though as it doesn’t affect Carlisle United.

But remember, it wasn’t that long ago that we were in that league.

It’s the biggest crisis football, lower league, has ever seen and I don’t think people get it yet. The issues will hit EFL clubs soon as well. Maybe not yet as they’ve been given advances on loans. But it’ll hit.

It was crazy to start up again, lower leagues, but the thought was supporters would be in by now. I’m not even sure supporters will be in by August now. For god sake suspend the season, furlough instead of risking it, the EFL, for short term TV money.
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National north and south suspended for 2 weeks, until they decide how to move forward.
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you must be happy, you called this 5 months ago
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you must be happy, you called this 5 months ago


Not really! But I didn’t need a crystal ball to see this happening back then. No planning , as per , and just hoping we’d open up.

Lower leagues but especially non league should never have started again without full supporters. Utter madness to allow it.

Clubs have been advised in the two week suspension to lobby MPs for more government support. I just don’t think they will this time plus the last bail out wasn’t what clubs expected.

It’s all very sad but I’m afraid people blinkered if they don’t think this issue will creep it’s way into the EFLs lower leagues.
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you must be happy, you called this 5 months ago


Not really! But I didn’t need a crystal ball to see this happening back then. No planning , as per , and just hoping we’d open up.

Lower leagues but especially non league should never have started again without full supporters. Utter madness to allow it.

Clubs have been advised in the two week suspension to lobby MPs for more government support. I just don’t think they will this time plus the last bail out wasn’t what clubs expected.

It’s all very sad but I’m afraid people blinkered if they don’t think this issue will creep it’s way into the EFLs lower leagues.




Nahhhhhhhhhh, I can see the conference premier doing the same but not L1/2

The trouble the conference leagues have is they haven't completed enough games so far, they're well behind schedule and no clear way of catching up - in the conference premier the average is only 15 games played - that leaves 29 to fit it - they'd need 15 weeks of weekend/midweek games to do it. Dover have 32 left to play!

In league 2 the clubs with the least amount of games left include us on 21, with 25 left to play - most are halfway through the season on 23 which isn't far off schedule
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I was meaning money problems. It’s probably too late, a suspension, to make any difference now.
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I was meaning money problems. It’s probably too late, a suspension, to make any difference now.


Do we not make vast quiddage off the ifollow video stuff (like about 10% of our gate receipts probably)

Still it's a stream the conf clubs don't have
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It’s probably about 10% or something similar of gate receipts.
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National League still to decide on 2020-21 season vote https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55818377

Complete mess.

The DCMS won’t stump up more cash and the national league won’t take on the loan and dish out grants to its members as it can’t afford too.

“ the botch has left many National League clubs in dire financial circumstances".

Can’t see many clubs surviving even if it is suspended now. Only saving grace is a government grant but I don’t think they will.

Edit: government grant not loan that’ll just push more clubs to debt they can’t repay.
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