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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Chester40 in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    On the same table as @Albert and @G STAR RAM?
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Albert in Coronavirus   
    It is a bit, isn't it?
    I know I've found it pretty easy. But, I've had a full time job (where members of my family work) throughout the last year (with several hours of overtime each week); plenty of jobs to do in the garden during wave 1, and lots around the house since; a large garden to relax in during the summer; and I live with my wife (I cope well with being by myself anyway).
    There will be many people who don't have the fortune to have anything that I have, but I can't imagine many people in those situations will be coming onto a forum to share how much they're struggling. It's so much easier for a 'well off' person to say they're finding it easy than the other way round.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from TexasRam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    On the same table as @Albert and @G STAR RAM?
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to TexasRam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    📆 21st June: All this poo ends
    ⚽ 22nd June: England vs Czech Republic in the Euros 🍻⚽️🍻⚽️🍻⚽️
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Bald Eagle's Barmy Army in 3x U15s   
    I imagine it's actually a concern over a drop off in performances (results) rather than the players themselves thinking they had made it.
    In my opinion, the problems stem from a chopping and changing of players being available on a game by game basis. Not just in terms of players being in the first team squad, but also in training. Injuries to U23 players also hasn't helped, resulting in a number of U18s stepping up to the U23s before they're ready, and a large number of U16s playing for the U18s.
    Take the goalkeeping position as an example. Foster, Idem, Ravas, Sykes-Kenworthy, Yates and Moulden have all been used this season, with Halwax featuring on the bench a few times. There's no consistency. Do we need Idem and Foster to be part of the first team 'extended squad' every match day? Keep one as the emergency keeper, and let the other play football for the U23s. The rest of the U23 squad will be happier as they'll build a solid partnership, we'll have a better keeper between the sticks, and results/performances will also improve.
    39 different players have played in U23 games this season (not including the FA Cup game)! We only went into this season with 19 U23 outfielders and 5 keepers.
    Get the consistency of players in the team and the performances will follow.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from David in Nigel Pearson   
    I can't wait for the Bristol fans to come on to this forum after they win their first 4 games and give it the big 'un (like they did with Weimann and Martin)...
    ...Then fading into doing very little (like Weimann and Martin did).
    Saying that, I'd find it even funnier if he does even worse for them than he did for us.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to GboroRam in Coronavirus   
    I'd say consider amateur football. 22 players on the pitch and more on the touchline - and many, many more times popular than tennis or golf. Thank god.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to TuffLuff in Coronavirus   
    I think it’s because they are aware that even though numbers are tumbling there’s a need to keep numbers low in the coming months to lower the chance of another mutation. The next six months or so are going to be really crucial in discovering the long term impact of the vaccine and its effectiveness. 
    Essentially a more stringent lockdown stops mutations that may not react to vaccine.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Coronavirus   
    Without knowing the impact of kids going back to school, I think it's best to be cautious. 1-2-1 meeting in outdoor spaces at the same time will likely have a large impact too.
    We then have 3 weeks to keep an eye on the impact of those easing of restrictions which makes sense based on the typical timescales we've seen in the past (catching, passing to others, hospital admissions, etc). Sports and rule of 6 to come in.
    Then another 3 weeks or so to checks the impact of those changes before opening up non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants.
    However, I feel the current decision to delay opening up hotels until June is a bit late. Surely a 3 week period from the previous stage (mid-May) is fair? Maybe this is to coincide with all over 50's and the vulnerable to have received their 2nd doses
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Academy Thread 20/21   
    Burnley scored a potential Puscas award winner (bicycle kick into the top corner) to draw things level.
    Brailsford scored a decent goal himself from the edge of the box to put us back in the lead.
    FT 2-1 to the young Rams 🐏
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from GboroRam in Coronavirus   
    Without knowing the impact of kids going back to school, I think it's best to be cautious. 1-2-1 meeting in outdoor spaces at the same time will likely have a large impact too.
    We then have 3 weeks to keep an eye on the impact of those easing of restrictions which makes sense based on the typical timescales we've seen in the past (catching, passing to others, hospital admissions, etc). Sports and rule of 6 to come in.
    Then another 3 weeks or so to checks the impact of those changes before opening up non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants.
    However, I feel the current decision to delay opening up hotels until June is a bit late. Surely a 3 week period from the previous stage (mid-May) is fair? Maybe this is to coincide with all over 50's and the vulnerable to have received their 2nd doses
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from BIllyD in Coronavirus   
    Without knowing the impact of kids going back to school, I think it's best to be cautious. 1-2-1 meeting in outdoor spaces at the same time will likely have a large impact too.
    We then have 3 weeks to keep an eye on the impact of those easing of restrictions which makes sense based on the typical timescales we've seen in the past (catching, passing to others, hospital admissions, etc). Sports and rule of 6 to come in.
    Then another 3 weeks or so to checks the impact of those changes before opening up non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants.
    However, I feel the current decision to delay opening up hotels until June is a bit late. Surely a 3 week period from the previous stage (mid-May) is fair? Maybe this is to coincide with all over 50's and the vulnerable to have received their 2nd doses
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Andicis in Coronavirus   
    Without knowing the impact of kids going back to school, I think it's best to be cautious. 1-2-1 meeting in outdoor spaces at the same time will likely have a large impact too.
    We then have 3 weeks to keep an eye on the impact of those easing of restrictions which makes sense based on the typical timescales we've seen in the past (catching, passing to others, hospital admissions, etc). Sports and rule of 6 to come in.
    Then another 3 weeks or so to checks the impact of those changes before opening up non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants.
    However, I feel the current decision to delay opening up hotels until June is a bit late. Surely a 3 week period from the previous stage (mid-May) is fair? Maybe this is to coincide with all over 50's and the vulnerable to have received their 2nd doses
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Archied in Coronavirus   
    It is a bit, isn't it?
    I know I've found it pretty easy. But, I've had a full time job (where members of my family work) throughout the last year (with several hours of overtime each week); plenty of jobs to do in the garden during wave 1, and lots around the house since; a large garden to relax in during the summer; and I live with my wife (I cope well with being by myself anyway).
    There will be many people who don't have the fortune to have anything that I have, but I can't imagine many people in those situations will be coming onto a forum to share how much they're struggling. It's so much easier for a 'well off' person to say they're finding it easy than the other way round.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Stive Pesley in Coronavirus   
    I wasn't sure if I was reading a post in the Covid thread or the testimony of a serial killer 😂
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from maxjam in Coronavirus   
    It is a bit, isn't it?
    I know I've found it pretty easy. But, I've had a full time job (where members of my family work) throughout the last year (with several hours of overtime each week); plenty of jobs to do in the garden during wave 1, and lots around the house since; a large garden to relax in during the summer; and I live with my wife (I cope well with being by myself anyway).
    There will be many people who don't have the fortune to have anything that I have, but I can't imagine many people in those situations will be coming onto a forum to share how much they're struggling. It's so much easier for a 'well off' person to say they're finding it easy than the other way round.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Archied in Coronavirus   
    That’s actually what’s turned out to be the most shocking thing for me as this has progressed , the amount of people who you would normally expect to be understanding of others who have shown a whole different side,
    on another note , I have never voted conservative in my life , I don’t particularly like Boris , his actions, words or what he stands for BUT that does not mean that I can never agree on ANYTHING he ever says but this seems to be the rule of thumb for some , pick a side and one side is always wrong and should not be listened to the other always right and every word trusted ,
    ah well , finish my coffee in the van and up the ladder for me 
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to maxjam in Coronavirus   
    I know exactly what you are saying.  There was a Sky News article I linked in this thread probably around March/April last year that showed a park full of people calling them 'covidiots' etc, the usual stuff.  In the background of this picture were tower blocks 😕
    My wife and I work from home and during the course of the past year the business we have spent 10 years building up has lost around 75% of its typical income (although its picked up quite a bit since Jan weirdly).  Fortunately we've been thinking about winding down anyway so its not effected us financially.  Mentally, whilst I miss watching live football, going to the cinema and eating out we've been very lucky - we live in a nice house with a big garden across the road from a park.  We have 2 kids, a dog, lots of chickens are all get along just fine.  Fortunately all 4 of us are also big gamers so staying home all day every day has just meant we can indulge our gaming habits!  Having said that, since Christmas I must admit that I'm slowly starting to go stir crazy.
    I can't imagine being a single parent in a tower block with 2 kids climbing the walls and very little means of educating them.  Constant noise coming from the flats above and below and being told I'm a covidiot for going out and sitting a park for some respite. 
    It is so much easier to criticise others when you are sitting in relative comfort watching cricket on Sky quaffing Belgian beer.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Carl Sagan in 3x U15s   
    I imagine it's actually a concern over a drop off in performances (results) rather than the players themselves thinking they had made it.
    In my opinion, the problems stem from a chopping and changing of players being available on a game by game basis. Not just in terms of players being in the first team squad, but also in training. Injuries to U23 players also hasn't helped, resulting in a number of U18s stepping up to the U23s before they're ready, and a large number of U16s playing for the U18s.
    Take the goalkeeping position as an example. Foster, Idem, Ravas, Sykes-Kenworthy, Yates and Moulden have all been used this season, with Halwax featuring on the bench a few times. There's no consistency. Do we need Idem and Foster to be part of the first team 'extended squad' every match day? Keep one as the emergency keeper, and let the other play football for the U23s. The rest of the U23 squad will be happier as they'll build a solid partnership, we'll have a better keeper between the sticks, and results/performances will also improve.
    39 different players have played in U23 games this season (not including the FA Cup game)! We only went into this season with 19 U23 outfielders and 5 keepers.
    Get the consistency of players in the team and the performances will follow.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Zag zig in 3x U15s   
    I imagine it's actually a concern over a drop off in performances (results) rather than the players themselves thinking they had made it.
    In my opinion, the problems stem from a chopping and changing of players being available on a game by game basis. Not just in terms of players being in the first team squad, but also in training. Injuries to U23 players also hasn't helped, resulting in a number of U18s stepping up to the U23s before they're ready, and a large number of U16s playing for the U18s.
    Take the goalkeeping position as an example. Foster, Idem, Ravas, Sykes-Kenworthy, Yates and Moulden have all been used this season, with Halwax featuring on the bench a few times. There's no consistency. Do we need Idem and Foster to be part of the first team 'extended squad' every match day? Keep one as the emergency keeper, and let the other play football for the U23s. The rest of the U23 squad will be happier as they'll build a solid partnership, we'll have a better keeper between the sticks, and results/performances will also improve.
    39 different players have played in U23 games this season (not including the FA Cup game)! We only went into this season with 19 U23 outfielders and 5 keepers.
    Get the consistency of players in the team and the performances will follow.
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in 3x U15s   
    I imagine it's actually a concern over a drop off in performances (results) rather than the players themselves thinking they had made it.
    In my opinion, the problems stem from a chopping and changing of players being available on a game by game basis. Not just in terms of players being in the first team squad, but also in training. Injuries to U23 players also hasn't helped, resulting in a number of U18s stepping up to the U23s before they're ready, and a large number of U16s playing for the U18s.
    Take the goalkeeping position as an example. Foster, Idem, Ravas, Sykes-Kenworthy, Yates and Moulden have all been used this season, with Halwax featuring on the bench a few times. There's no consistency. Do we need Idem and Foster to be part of the first team 'extended squad' every match day? Keep one as the emergency keeper, and let the other play football for the U23s. The rest of the U23 squad will be happier as they'll build a solid partnership, we'll have a better keeper between the sticks, and results/performances will also improve.
    39 different players have played in U23 games this season (not including the FA Cup game)! We only went into this season with 19 U23 outfielders and 5 keepers.
    Get the consistency of players in the team and the performances will follow.
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to Mucker1884 in Live football thread.   
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to BIllyD in Coronavirus   
    This is from October ??
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    Ghost of Clough got a reaction from Jram in Academy Thread 20/21   
    And that's how it finished.
    Wilson came on for Ebosele at half time (presumably a switch to 433) and Bardell came on for Dixon on the hour mark (I'm guessing to play DM, rather than a switch back to 541)
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    Ghost of Clough reacted to TexasRam in Coronavirus   
    So our lockdowns haven’t worked then? Which I’ve said all along.  So what’s the point in us sticking to them. 
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