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Euro 2020 postponed until next year after UEFA talks

This summer’s European Championship has been postponed until 2021, which could help the current Premier League season be eventually completed.

The month-long tournament had been due to get underway on June 12 but has now been put back a year following a meeting involving UEFA, its 55 member associations, the European Club Association, the European Leagues and FIFPro on Tuesday.

The news had been widely expected, with football on the continent having been brought to a halt following the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The announcement first came not from UEFA themselves but the Norwegian FA, who posted the following tweet on Tuesday lunchtime:

UEFA confirmed the news later, issuing the following statement:

CONMEBOL, the governing body of football in South America, swiftly followed suit by announcing that this summer’s Copa America, which was scheduled to run at the same time as Euro 2020, would also be put back until next year.

The postponement of the European Championship and the Copa America raises hopes that domestic club competitions can now be seen through to a delayed conclusion, with the summer now freed up to accommodate the backlog of fixtures.

Indeed, UEFA said in the above statement:

The move will help all domestic competitions, currently on hold due to the COVID-19 emergency, to be completed.

A working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season.

The spread of COVID-19 and the uncertainty over when the pandemic will peak means that doubts still exist over when any kind of sport will be able to recommence but the lack of international football in June and July does give the Premier League (and its counterparts on the continent) some leeway in order to complete the 2019/20 campaign.

The Premier League are set to hold their next emergency meeting on Thursday, to firm up their own short-term plan of action.

Fantasy Premier League will likely follow suit thereafter.

Currently, top-flight football in England is due to restart on April 4 – though that appears increasingly unlikely given the escalating COVID-19 crisis.

The Gameweek 31 deadline looks set to stay as is, with no fixtures taking place (as happened with Gameweek 30), although it remains to be seen how FPL deal with the Gameweeks to come after the decimated international break, especially if a resumption of play is not possible until the summer.

When and if the Champions League and Europa League will be able to restart is another question, with movement between a number of countries now restricted and the UK’s Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, announcing today:

UK travellers abroad now face widespread international border restrictions and lockdowns in various countries.

The FCO [Foreign and Commonwealth Office] will always consider the safety and the security of British nationals.

So, with immediate effect, I’ve taken the decision to advise British nationals against non-essential travel globally for an initial period of 30 days and of course subject to ongoing review.

We’ve heard nothing official from UEFA yet as to how they plan to proceed with the Champions League and Europa League, although Spanish newspaper Marca reported that the finals of the two competitions have been put back by four weeks.


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418 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 15 hours ago

    So we'll get updates on CL & EL in sometime?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Yeah, hopefully this afternoon.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        Expect them to be axed and domestic leagues to be given priority, if that can even be possible.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            I highly doubt it with the financial implications involved.

          • I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            Axe the biggest competition in club football?

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 12 hours ago

              With most European countries now operating a global travel ban I can’t see how they can continue with it.

              Unlike domestic leagues there is no real implications for the following season. And no team currently involved in the CL or EL can say they are at a clear advantage (in the same way teams like Liverpool, Leicester, Leeds etc are from a domestic point of view).

              1. MOTHRA
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 11 hours ago

                No Implications! Tell that to Man City.
                It’s totally irrelevant how far Liverpool or Leeds or Leicester?! are ahead, as it is how far Norwich and Luton are behind.
                Games must all be played or season canned.

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 10 hours ago

                  Maybe read what I said again?
                  I’m saying domestic football needs to be completed.
                  European competitions can be sacrificed this season to allow that to happen.

          • GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/will-champions-league-and-europa-league-be-cancelled-by/hrf9di3g5i7c1d877ivdtixl9

            Who knows how the pandemic affects things. It should get worse before it gets better and social distancing and self-isolating in UK is behind most other countries.

        2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 14 hours ago

          Cheers Neale!
          Helpful as always 🙂

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      first 🙂

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        oh no..second 🙂

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 14 hours ago

          Embarrassing fail that.

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      FFS really feeling the pinch, using same photo for two articles 😉

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        Ha! Hadn't even noticed that. Will exploit our Reuters access and change this one.

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        Photos are self isolating

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 15 hours ago

      Do we reckon it possible then for premierleague to resume late April/May with the first round of matches behind closed doors?

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 15 hours ago

        Absolutely no chance....and no chance of having a season next year either. It’s over until August 2021 at best.

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 14 hours ago

          Someone talking sense finally.

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 14 hours ago

          Yikes, if that the case then no football for a year 🙁

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 14 hours ago

            Well at what point this summer do you think the govt (and it is them that decide now) will think it will be ok to start playing premier league football again. It’s just not going to be happening.

        3. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Unless the virus mutates, the peak should be over by the end of Summer and next season should be fine, at least behind closed doors.

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            There won’t be any crowds until it’s gone....When it peaks is neither here nor there, not unless they want another peak....and even bigger.

            Football won’t play a season behind closed doors...

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              I disagree, financial implications are bigger if it’s not played at all. If it comes to it, they’ll play it behind closed doors.

              Also there won’t be a peak that’s even bigger as more people will gain immunity for the virus over time.

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                To clarify I’m talking about next season though, I don’t think rest of the games this season will ever be played.

              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                16 days, 12 hours ago

                I’ll have to beg to differ with you Klaren, and I applaud your optimism...but....

                It’s blindingly obvious to everybody outside of pages like these that football is not being played any time in the next few months or more probably within a year.

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                  I don’t want to live in a world where Karren Brady is right

                  1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    16 days, 12 hours ago

                    Did she say that?

                    We have to be realistic. This government is not going to sanction the return of sport like football for a long time to come. Further...once this thing is beaten I think it very likely restrictions will stay in place for a good period of time afterwards to ensure it really has gone...it’s inconceivable to think they would rush to return things too quickly....

                    1. HamezMace
                      • 5 Years
                      16 days, 12 hours ago

                      She said a week or so ago that the season should be null and void. Lots of people jumped on it as obviously WHU aren’t in the best position right now.

                      I really don’t know enough to comment on how long this will go on for. I mean I’ve seen the French open has been postponed today, they suspect Wimbledon too will be cancelled.
                      Can’t see the olympics going ahead, so based on those timeframes that puts us into September before we can even think about it.

                      Like I say, I don’t know enough, but the UK government seems to have switched strategy from ‘the more people who have it the better/quicker our immunity will be’ to ‘stay at home unless you need toilet paper....and if you need toilet paper, tough luck!’

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        16 days, 12 hours ago

                        I’m just reading now Patrick Vallance has advices that the measures currently in place (so mass gatherings etc) will be in place for months rather than weeks. (In response to a question speculating they could be in place for 18 months)

                        He says the measures won’t be relaxed until we’re able to keep the virus at a level the NHS can manage below capacity.

                        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          16 days, 11 hours ago

                          Yep. That sounds right....and....As I just posted elsewhere.

                          When this thing I s beaten the floodgates won’t be open end to resume straight away. Restrictions will be lifted over a period of time. Public Transport restrictions, getting people back to work, opening schools back up etc...

                          Opening 50,000 seater stadiums will be absolutely bottom of the list.

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        It's done I think for this season.

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        Think with all that’s going on it’s curtains

      4. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        No chance. Got to admire Klopps ability to keep things in perspective last week. This outbreak could be the most pivotal event in our lifetime.

        1. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 14 hours ago

          What did Klopp say?

          1. FFHype
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            "If it’s a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it’s no contest. Really, it isn’t."

            https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/390397-jurgen-klopp-message-to-supporters

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              Football it is then eh.

      5. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        No I'm not expecting the PL to resume until August at the earliest.

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      I have a serious question @mods and owners of this site.

      We dont know when football will return so for all of us FPL managers its just like not ending international break torture. I think we must find something to focus on and have some fun.
      Is it possible to run eFantasy Premier League here? Games could be played (more watched) on FIFA 2020 for example (or any other football game) where all games are played by computer (no human game playing skills involved).

      I know it sounds crazy but many of us are really bored and even for you it is time where you dont have ideas for new posts here.
      You could try to make hot topic or atrticle and find out how many people would be interested as I know few people who would defo play.

      There are few things that need to be discussed like game rights for example. Can FIFA 2020 or any other football game can be shown in public? I think it does as there are many movies on YT etc. So games could be shown on YT (people can watch it full or just check the result).
      Than we need an app to pick team, make transfers, count points etc (that would be perfect!) or just use FPL site. Using FPL would be more difficult as someone must count points somewhere plus before GW starts managers must pick their teams and post it somewhere.

      Rules would be almost same as in FPL but no price changes and no bonus points to make things easier. GW can be every day or every 2-3 days or just during weekend - that is open thing to discuss.

      So @mods. Can you just try to think about that idea please? Could you make HT or article and ask what people think? Finally could you think about how this could be done and is it possible for you to run it?

      Thank you.

      1. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Hey Stoichkov - I don't think at the moment it's something that we would be able to run but I've made your post a sticky if people want to add their thoughts about whether they'd be interested.

        Obviously we'd be happy to edit a community article if it ended up going ahead and someone wanted to submit that every "Gameweek" or similar.

        FIFA 20 can be shown on YouTube - I don't think you'd run into too many issues there.

        For how could this be done - I'm not entirely sure what the easiest way would be. It sounds like it would be a lot of admin / manual inputs. Maybe this could be done quicker if someone could create an app or a spreadsheet that works it all out but that is really above my level of knowledge.

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Thanks for HT. We will see what are people thoughts about it.

      2. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Can't see this working tbh as inevitably it would rule out the unexpected ( a simulated prediction model for example is not going to produce a Watford 3 Liverpool 0 result). The end game becomes overwhelming predictability and eradicates any benefit derived from differential picks. Not a bad idea but ultimately I think that it would end up being tedious .

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Its something for short time fun. If it wont work than ok but at least we can try to do something as there is no football at all and we have a lot of free time now.

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          The dullards would be delighted

        3. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          I'm not so sure. ESPN runs a FIFA computer v computer simulation of an upcoming game about once a week, and the underdog wins more often than you might think. For example:

          http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=4071015
          (their prediction: Liverpool 0-2 Atletico Madrid)

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            I thought you said the underdog wins?

      3. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Hi all, as I am very bored too, I am working on building an FPL-like game like that, without FIFA or any video game. I built a game simulator that simulates every game based on many factors and shows the events/result as text. I am now building a simple user interface on LiveFPL so that people can pick their teams, transfers, chips etc. Hopefully in 1-2 weeks, it will be ready! We will then be able to play a full season from scratch, with something like 2 GWs every week.

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          And about the unpredictability point raised above, I can tweak the level of random surprises in my simulator to any level, we can discuss more about how unpredictable we want it when the game is ready.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Great stuff, looking forward to this.
            Many thanks for all the effort, much appreciated 🙂

          2. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            If anyone can, you can

        2. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          Great stuff!
          This is why I wrote that post, to find people who can/want do it.
          FIFA 20 or any other game would give as something to watch not only final result as this may be a bit boring but any idea is good at thid point.

          Im in!

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            I agree that watching would be more fun.. Trouble with FIFA is that you have to do lots of manual labor to keep track of events in the game and then convert them outside to FPL points. Also if you want to watch a simulated FIFA game, it probably won't be part of a season, where lineup rotations and injuries happen etc so you lose continuity of events. Also FIFA player ratings are sorta different than FPL ratings while the built simulator relies heavily on how players are performing FPL wise.

            I would love it if many will sign up for the game since it is requiring a lot of effort on my end.. Hopefully I will release some simulated pre season friendlies so that you can all get an idea about how the simulation works and see if you like how the events are presented.

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 11 hours ago

              That said, the simulation is not just final result but more like a minute by minute script of big chances created then missed or scored, yellow cards, penalties etc

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 10 hours ago

                Oh, that it is a little better as just a result isnt exciting 😉

                Im looking forward to this. When you finish write a post and ask for a hot topic. Some friendiles at beggining will help everyone to understand how it works.

              2. potatoace'scott talent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                16 days, 10 hours ago

                Sounds good.
                I'm up for anything that keeps this community ticking over.

            2. Monkey Hanger
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 11 hours ago

              I'm bored shitless already. I'd sign up.

        3. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          As I read this thread I thought: 'I bet that dude Ragabolly would be able to knock something up'.... and lo and behold.

          Great work, good luck.

        4. Canary_Kid
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          I’d be very interested in this 🙂

        5. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 9 hours ago

          Raga my man I’m in. Sounds awesome

        6. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 8 hours ago

          This sounds quality !

          Your a clever bloke!

      4. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        There’s a couple of guys on twitter running a fantasy game based on a computer sim of Championship Manager 01/02.

        Search @fantasychampman on twitter.

        I think they’re trying to get it up and running by this weekend.

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          Oh, cheers for that. Will defo look for that.

      5. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        This is after a few days - what is everyone going to be like after a few months!

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Won't be anything on this site but tumbleweed.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          🙁

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Credit to Germany - they’re somehow smashing the Coronavirus - well on the way to 10,000 cases (8,750) and almost no deaths (20)

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        Poland (17.03.2020 about 10 AM)

        - 7.899 tests
        - 7.694 negative
        - 205 positive
        - 5 deaths

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 14 hours ago

          The almost immediate change in sentiment that will come with a few more countries getting a hold of this can’t come quick enough

          Suprised more isn’t being made of the way China have managed to contain things too - in 4 months from 1,500,000,000 people, to limit fatalities to 3,000 is an unbelievable success (If it’s true)

          Worldwide deaths still a good bit below 10,000 too (7,520) which is also a positive - hopefully stays that way & we don’t start seeing explosions in cases/deaths coming in the next days & weeks

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            You believe only 3000 deaths occurred in China? I say times that by 10 and add my overall rank to it

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Check brackets at the end of second sentence 🙁

              1. Optimus.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Ah missed that sorry. Supposedly them 4 hospitals that shot up within 10 days had metal bars in the windows and 1 was a crematorium 😐

                Hopefully the rumours are false

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  16 days, 13 hours ago

                  Didn’t one hospital “collapse” killing the people inside as well? *shudders*

                  I suppose we have to take the numbers at face value though and (if true) it’s surely encouraging to see such low fatality rates from such a massive population who have supposedly been exposed to this for much, much longer than he rest of the world

            2. Gnu Scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 12 hours ago

              So that's 30,000 + 5,672,917....
              Wow, that's nearly 6m dead, blimey.

              1. Optimus.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                16 days, 10 hours ago

                Now now Gnu, I think you are mistaking my overall rank for yours 😉

                *Looks down from slightly higher perch

                *nosebleeds

                1. Gnu Scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  If it had been my last gameweek rank we'd be looking at nearer 7 1/2 million.....That free hit will hurt for a long time.

      2. Bare Foot United
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        We have 1 death confirmed on Portugal 🙁

        1. SteveWOLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          This is what I don’t get - China seems to be on top of it, Germany etc yet in uk we’re saying 10’000 + could die ?

          Am I missing something ?

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Our government knew the situation many weeks ago and their advice was to go home and die. Their interventions or lack thereof will be in great part responsible.

            The death toll in the countries you mention will rise very significantly soon

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              *Germany, not China. At least in the immediate future

            2. Keeptrying
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Correct.
              Sadly.

          2. Keeptrying
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Apparently the Chief Scientic Adviser "says it would be "a good outcome" if the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK can be kept to below 20,000."

            I think this is due to them having f*cked up in the first place.
            Other countries have warned UK and said that any delay in taking drastic measure leads to exponential cases in 2-3 weeks time.
            Hence now UK says the number will start dropping in 2-3 weeks time based on things taking into effect since yesterday.
            But they wasted valuable time.

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Why aren’t they closing stuff? The ‘measures’ are ridiculous - why are pubs and restaurants etc being told to stay open while the public is advised not to go to them?

              1. Keeptrying
                • 6 Years
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Not sure.
                Either they are
                A) just dumb / incompetent, then bless them for trying their best.
                Or
                B) they do not care / have a hidden agenda.

                I'm leaning towards A, as B would be just too bad and sad.

              2. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 12 hours ago

                Possible because if a pub/cinema/restaurant is ordered to close by the government, then the government or insurance firms need to pay out to those businesses for loss of earnings.

                If it’s just a strongly worded government recommendation, then they can’t claim for those losses.

                1. potatoace'scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                  This

                2. Traction Engine Foot
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                  That’s what I suspect

            2. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/15/coronavirus-uk-manufacturers-urged-to-consider-switching-to-making-ventilators

              The UK government want manufacturers to make ventilators including car makers. Might be a leap from making aircon units for cars to high spec ventilators in ICU cleanroom environments but ye have top engineers and designers so it should definitely be feasible.

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Compared to Germany, the U.K. already has nearly triple the deaths (56 vs 20) from less than a quarter of the cases (1,950 vs 8,750) 🙁

            But Germany do seem to be an outlier(at present) in how they’re avoiding fatalities

            Even South Korea (who are managing very low/sub-1% fatality rates with 84 deaths from 8,320 cases) are way behind Germany in terms of being able to save lives of Covid19 cases

            1. SteveWOLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              I wonder how things are looking at the hospitals

              1. Bare Foot United
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                16 days, 13 hours ago

                Very bad , health professional's are starting to get infected

            2. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              I heard, but can't find on the net, that the ventilators used in Germany are very effective in comparison to other countries.

      3. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        I don't believe the figures being given out, I think the Coronavirus is far worse than being stated in almost every country and governments are trying to downplay it's seriousness. Even the official figures suggest that the death rate is far higher than the 1% we are being told. Worldwide 80874 have officially recovered from the virus, and there have been 7513 deaths, that's a 9% death rate. Active cases are a little more promising if the official figures can be believed 94767 (94%) in a mild condition and 6514 in serious or critical condition (6%).

        https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          death rate is per cases, not recoveries and is currently around 3% based on those figures.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            which is misleading because we don't know if those who have not recovered are going to die or not, and of those who have yet to recover 6% are in critical condition according to the official figures.

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              16 days, 12 hours ago

              Nevertheless, that’s how mortality rates are reported.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 12 hours ago

                and that's part of the reason I don't believe the figures being given out, which even at the 3% you mentioned is 3 times higher than quoted in the PM's statement yesterday.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          Death rate worldwide is currently approaching 4% - but it’s measured as deaths versus diagnosed cases, not deaths versus recoveries

          Worldwide there are currently 190,499 diagnosed cases, 7,523 of which have resulted in fatalities (3.95% mortality rate), with 81,025 cases having recovered, and the remainder still active cases

          It would be interesting to see how many have been tested in total though - is it in the millions, tens of millions etc - as less than 200k cases worldwide seems very low for a 7 billion population, 1.5 billion of which (China) have allegedly been exposed to this for nearly 4-5 months since Nov/Dec’19

      4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        "Almost no deaths". That's one way to look at death I suppose.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          I’d prefer to look at it as “20 too many” personally

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 13 hours ago

            Aye. 20 deaths sounds low until one of those deaths is a relative of yours. Then the statistics mean nothing.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 13 hours ago

              Exactly - heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, cancer, road deaths - every death is a death too many 🙁

      5. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 8 hours ago

        Doesn't Merkle have a science-based phD, and years of experience as a research scientist? Might go some way to explaining her leadership and the county's pandemic response strategy.

        What did Boris get out of Eton, a BA in Latin?

    7. YekiM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 14 hours ago

      Kane and Rashford are probably quite pleased at the Euro postponement. (Though obviously not the reason why)

    8. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Sensible decision, given the amount of time that people have been asked to self isolate, I can't see professional football of any type being played again in Europe before June the 12th.

      Do we know if the 2020 World Cup is going to be put back a year as well ? If not it's going to be a logistical nightmare trying to fit international fixtures in a football programme that was already over crowed before the Coronavirus struck.

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        World Cup is under Fifa's jurisdiction and would get priority over Euros so can't imagine it would get rearranged to accommodate regional tournaments.

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        I doubt it.

        All we know is what has been said above tbh though.

      3. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Woukd be a great excuse for FIFA to cancel WC 2022 in Qatar. It's not like it's such a popular venue or time anyway. 'Listen lads, about the World Cup in November 2022. We have a bit of a fixtures pileup so we're gonna can it. Ye've plenty of money so ye can well afford to go without it.'. 😉

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          My friend is working on the air conditioning project of WC venue. With the amount of money involved, they can't cancel it !!

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            He has worked plan for 2 stadiums i guess. The money they are getting is ridiculous. I think it'll go on. Can postpone it if needed

    9. Hart-ake
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      In these barren times, a fun Football Manager story starting down in the English Southern League Div 1 is worth a watch!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGOxA7UetEo

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Things will never be bad enough for me to click that link

        1. Hart-ake
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          It's much better than it sounds!

    10. Zagreb
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Hi,
      Does anyone know do we still get 1 free transfer per gw during the PL suspension?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Yeah. The format of the game is literally running as normal.

      2. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Yep. But if you don’t use them, they go void after 2ft (like on normal times)

      3. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Yes, it will be interesting to see what happens if the season resumes after the GW37 deadline however. If the rest of the season is classified as GW38 , we will only have 1 or 2 FTS for the remainder of the season depending on how many FT's we have carried over.

        1. GanonTEK
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          A hexatuple gameweek!

    11. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Check out The Big Steal podcast by Newsnight's Gavin Esler. About Putin's rise to power and the kleptocracy that made him one of the world's wealthiest men. A bad dude sure enough.

    12. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      The queen of Denmark want to talk to the people through television tonight because of the virus. Something like that has never happened in peace time before in Denmark.

    13. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      I have never owned Mane this season. What a failure.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Not a problem once the season is voided.

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          The plan was to have him in a free hit chip team for gw31 to try the Mane-owner feelings...

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 9 hours ago

        The Queen does it every year in Blighty ... you're not missing much

    14. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      I am self isolating in the office today..... Bliss

      Everyone else is off for Paddy's Day

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        So in other words, you weren't invited? 😉

    15. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      Barnet FC have made the all their staff and coaches redundant.

    16. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      Do people unironically think "there is no price on a life"? Get real... People are denied medical procedures every day even in the countries with the highest level of social benefits on the basis of "costs are too high compared to the benefit of keeping you alive".

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Be very very careful. This isnt the time or the place for that discussion.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          Very very careful about what? Being rational in the face of emotion overload in society in general?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            Yes. And if you dont understand why, then be quiet.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 12 hours ago

              I cant see any reason other than "irrational people will get mad" which is a terrible reason to be quiet.

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 12 hours ago

                some people acknowledge facts a lot quicker than other. but the the quicker people will only be right when the slow ones comes to the same conclusion. that how it goes.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                  One of the reasons why absolute democracy is massively flawed

                2. GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  16 days, 12 hours ago

                  Well put.

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Actually, if this situation exposes some of what you are talking about then it will perhaps do a service.

        In the USA, around 25% of the population either have no health insurance or insufficient health insurance, simply because they cannot afford it. Even those who have it need to pay part of the cost of treatment in most cases (they call it co-payment). People pay exorbitant prices for procedures and prescription drugs whilst health insurance companies and pharmaceuticals make mega profits.. That means that many cannot even afford to see a doctor if they are ill and then have to think twice about whether they can afford any treatment or medicine prescribed if they do.

        The amounts charged are huge by European standards, this little video show British reactions to being told what medical procedures cost in the USA.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kll-yYQwmuM

        Not to say that Europe is perfect by any means. Although most/all European countries technically guarantee healthcare to all, even in those that do there is invisible rationing and a fast-track availability for those that can afford to pay for it (or have private insurance).

        Those are just facts. I won't express an opinion about them.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Our situation here is untenable. And the candidate who wants to expand medical care is losing to the one who doesn't want to. Private insurance running our health care industry is criminal.

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Yeah. Trouble is that Bernie's plans are such a huge leap from where you are - and you have to start from where you are and carry people with you.

            Far as I can see, the biggest deciding factor will be who controls the Senate from 2021 because the President can't do anything about this without Senate consent, no matter who he/she is. Look how long it took even to get Obamacare approved.

            That's why - from outside - Biden looks your best option. Not because he's more right but because he's more moderate than Bernie and stands a much better chance of carrying the Senate as well. You may not then get everything you want but you will certainly get substantial movement in the right direction (for example the Public Health Insurance option and a clamp-down on pharma prices).

            That's how it looks to me as an outsider anyway.

            1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              16 days, 7 hours ago

              As an insider my assessment is that your assessment is spot on. Good to see posting again.

              1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                16 days, 7 hours ago

                see *you

    17. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      Copa America postponed too!

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        It says so in the article

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          Breaking news by Sunzip14.

    18. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      I know the finances of the lower leagues isn't the problem of the top teams and they aren't allowed to 'help out', but under the circumstances wouldn't it be the right thing to do. Filter some of that money down to help clubs in need?

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Absolutely. Especially as those clubs rely much more heavily on gate receipts.

        FA has finances in reserves, what better example of when that’s needed than now.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Couldn't agree more. This isn't a normal sitation.

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Lawrenson was ilon the radio last week saying that PL players should donate their wages at this time to lower league clubs. I wouldn't agree with much he has to say, and it's very unlikely, but a good idea nonetheless.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          From what I understand it's in the rules that they can't even if they wanted to. The FA would either need to relax their rules, or ideally simply cough up themselves.

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 11 hours ago

            Fk the rules in a time like this.

      3. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        There will be a lot of business', big and small, go to the wall before this situation is resolved, unfortunately.

    19. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 12 hours ago

      Best shows on Netflix 2020? Think I've watched all the Narcos on it.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Mindhunter is good. Herself only got Netflix back for a few weeks so I'd like to hear opinions too. I thought Dark Mirror was overhyped, overthought and overrated.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Did you mean Black MIrror or is Dark Mirror actually a thing?

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 11 hours ago

            Black Mirror I meant. Cheers Epic.

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          I will check Mindhunter out. Cheers.

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 11 hours ago

            Check out Black Mirror too and see what you think. It's massively popular but I wasn't fond of the three episodes I watched.

      2. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Ozark is very good. Julia Garner is phenomenal in it.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes, been told about it.

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Got bored after few episodes.

          1. The Gobstopper
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah, might not suit everyone's tastes. I only made it through one episode of Black Mirror, at least partly from its very formulaic approach (see this to understand what I'm talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1aSqZ23ydk).

      3. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Season 1 of The OA is fantastic (not so much Season 2, although I'm in the minority in that opinion).

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Try "Dark" if you havent seen it.

      5. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        The Umbrella Academy is fairly entertaining.
        Travelers is also pretty entertaining.
        Trollhunters is actually pretty fun (and, sadly, the last thing that Anton Yelchin worked on).

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Thanks all.

      6. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        You saw the latest season of Narcos: Mexico? Just came out a few weeks ago.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          I surely did.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Me too. Awesome as always.

    20. Gazwaz80
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Ares is pretty good 🙂

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Town in France ?

      • The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Don't know if anyone else has posted about this, but worth sharing again even if...

        Let's play FIFA! Clubs around the world enter Leyton Orient's #UltimateQuaranTeam: https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-toe-poke/story/4075495/lets-play-fifa!-clubs-around-the-world-enter-ultimatequaranteam

        Can follow it all here as well: https://twitter.com/leytonorientfc

        Could be really cool. Hopefully it will all be live-streamed via Twitch (or something else).

      • EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        The resolution features a commitment to complete all domestic and European club competitions by the end of the current sporting season, i.e. 30 June 2020 at the latest, should the situation improve and resuming playing be appropriate and prudent enough.

        Seems a bit ambitious.

      • Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Can't go to the cinema, can't go to a restaurant, can't go to the pub.

        Any chance Boris can sort out a blockbuster movie, a pizza, and half a dozen Belgian beers, for every household, a couple of times a week?

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Sky/Now TV are going to gain subscribers big time out of this.

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Amaznon will be making a killing what with their deliveries too.

          2. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Have most of them, but they no way make up for live sport. Only word that describes how I feel at it's loss is bereft.

        2. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Tinder still doing deliveries I hear

      • Tim Canterbury
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 11 hours ago

        Is anyone out there....
        Can anyone hear me....

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          There is no pain you are receding
          A distant ship smoke on the horizon
          You are only coming through in waves
          Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
          When I was a child I had a fever
          My hands felt just like two balloons
          Now I've got that feeling once again
          I can't explain you would not understand
          This is not how I am
          I have become comfortably numb

          1. Tim Canterbury
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 9 hours ago

            I wandered lonely as a cloud
            That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
            When all at once I saw a crowd,
            A host, of golden daffodils;
            Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
            Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

            Continuous as the stars that shine
            And twinkle on the milky way,
            They stretched in never-ending line
            Along the margin of a bay:
            Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
            Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

            The waves beside them danced; but they
            Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
            A poet could not but be gay,
            In such a jocund company:
            I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
            What wealth the show to me had brought:

            For oft, when on my couch I lie
            In vacant or in pensive mood,
            They flash upon that inward eye
            Which is the bliss of solitude;
            And then my heart with pleasure fills,
            And dances with the daffodils.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 9 hours ago

              Lovely stuff 🙂

              Turning and turning in the widening gyre
              The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
              Are full of passionate intensity.

              Surely some revelation is at hand;
              Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
              The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
              When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
              Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
              A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
              A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
              Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
              Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
              The darkness drops again; but now I know
              That twenty centuries of stony sleep
              Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
              And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
              Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 9 hours ago

            Seen them play that live. 😀

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 9 hours ago

              Must have been unbelievable - was it recently or back in the day?

              I love rewatching/listening to the version of Echoes they recorded in Pompeii - all 24 minutes of it lol - they were on a different planet 🙂

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                16 days, 9 hours ago

                It was the originall line-up at Earls Court. I'm fairly sure that it was 1980. My ex brother-in-law got the tickets and we had really good tickets near the front. Comfortably Numb is an all time classic track.
                I actually prefer their earlier stuff and I also saw them at Bingley Hall in 1975. My mum and dad went too! Fast forward to 1994 they went to see Floyd (minus Waters) on the Divsion Bell tour. My dad had become blind by then, but he really liked Floyd. He was 77 at the time!

                1. Monkey Hanger
                  • 6 Years
                  16 days, 9 hours ago

                  I'm a lover of the stuff they did when Syd was in the band.

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    16 days, 9 hours ago

                    They played at UEA (Norwich) on June 22nd 1968 but I didn't start at UEA until September that year. I have spoken to one or two who were there - apparantely becuase there were so many spliffs on the go you could quite stoned by simply breathing. I'm sure that somewhere I have one of the early vinyls with Syd on. 😀

                    1. Monkey Hanger
                      • 6 Years
                      16 days, 8 hours ago

                      I have both A Piper at the Gates, and A Saucerful of Secrets. Poor Syd never recovered from taking too much acid.

                      1. Old Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        15 days, 17 hours ago

                        Indeed - did you see any of the docementaries on BBC2 (4?) - really interesting. I've just had a look on iPlayer but none of them are curremtly avaialable.
                        Pink Floyd Beginnings 1967-1972
                        A-nis: The story of Pink Floyd
                        Classic Albums Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
                        Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
                        etc

                        What a shame, but I'm sure they will become available at some stage.

                        1. Monkey Hanger
                          • 6 Years
                          15 days, 14 hours ago

                          I have seen The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett story. Well worth a watch if you have not seen it, it's on YouTube I believe.

                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  16 days, 7 hours ago

                  Those must be great memories 🙂

                  I’ve never seen them live but still can’t believe the run of albums they had in the 70s - it was awe inspiring:

                  Meddle ‘71
                  Dark Side Of The Moon ‘73
                  Wish You Were Here ‘75
                  Animals ‘77
                  The Wall ‘79

                  It must have been surreal to see a legendary group at the peak of their creative powers

                  1. Ruth_NZ
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 5 hours ago

                    Nothing can match the Stones 68-72; Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street. Especially when you consider that they left the singles off the albums, Jumping Jack Flash was recorded during the Beggars Banquet sessions and Honky Tonk Women was really a Let It Bleed track.

                    You'd be hard put to find one filler track on any of those 4 albums and no-one could beat them live during that period either.

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      15 days, 17 hours ago

                      We all have our favourites don't we? I always really liked the Stones singles but I was distinctly underwhelmed when I bought Sticky Fingers and Beggars Banquet. Even I thought that was very strange - so it must be me. I even had tickets to see them in the 70s but couldn't go - my brother inherited them instead.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        15 days, 17 hours ago

                        The Stones are a band i have never really gotten into as much for some reason... but Gimme Shelter never fails to inspire Goose Bumps - i only found it through The Departed as well - shame on me!

                        Whereas, even though I only got into Pink Floyd a few years ago, I was just instantly blown away by Echoes for some reason - its like going on a trip without taking any psychedlics lol & it acted as a hook into Meddle - which led to Dark Side of The Moon - Which led to Wish You Were here & so on & so on all the way through those '70s albums

                        I still don't know how a single band can string those 5x albums back to back in an 8 year period, almost as if they tapped into something supernatural - some of the songs still sound light years of us ahead even today

                        Then there's the whole mythology side of Pink Floyd's journey through time - the story of Sid is just so tragic & scary - it could happen to anyone, yet the band kept going

                        1. Ruth_NZ
                          • 5 Years
                          15 days, 15 hours ago

                          Yeah, don't get me wrong, I think the first 3 of those Floyd albums especially were great and I have a very soft spot for Wish You Were Here. But I could put albums from other bands in the same vein alongside them quite happily whereas what the Stones achieved in those 4 albums more or less created a pinnacle of their genre (blues-rock, blues-country) that will probably never be surpassed. They also showed a fantastic level of invention they don't get wide credit for.

                          I guess there's some strange chemistry in what types of music speak to you and what passes you by. Wouldn't be surprised if brain circuitry had something to do with it because there's no doubt that 'substances' can also affect your perception of music significantly. For example, I have never liked Country music (or so I thought) and only after 50 years have discovered that it's Country & Western that I don't get; the original Country music (Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Rodgers) is just a delight to me now I have discovered it. Maybe because it has its roots in Irish/Scots folk music as well as African-American Blues, influences that sit very easily with me.

                          Anyways... nice to be able to ramble about such things when locked down at home. 🙂

        2. Dr.Oftaw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 11 hours ago

          Hello?

          1. alastair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            The Floyd, maaan.

      • rnrd
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I have two FT.
        If I’m burning one now, will I have 2 FT going into GW32 ?

        The fixtures deadline have disappeared so I guess I have to burn that transfer before the original gw30 deadline ?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah. The game is going ahead exactly as normal, just no games. I still see fixture deadlines though?

        2. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Use one and roll the other until we know more about if/when league likely to resume.

      • Ruth_NZ
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        I'm stuck at home and have never watched The Sopranos. Seems like I can get the whole 6 series - good idea? Is it as good as they say?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          I think it's overrated but plenty of people love it. Just try it and see. You can always turn it off if it's crap.

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Italian food show with regular killings inbeetwen meals.

          Get better after season 1 - worth a watch but nowhere near as good as The Wire.

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Never watched The Wire either. I'll see if I can get that. 🙂

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Season 1 was a slow burner alright but the show did pick up after that.
            I liked all the gangland stuff and even the Italian food but i found all the domestic family drama a bore.

            I agree with you about The Wire as i reckon it is the greatest TV series of all time.
            Maybe a small bit dated now but still an absolute classic.

          3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 9 hours ago

            Can I find the wire on Netflix?

        3. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Much preferred The Wire, but it is far better than the normal drivel you normally get on TV.

        4. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          At this point does it matter if its actually good?

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Fair point. 😀

            Just needs to be good enough to persuade my wife away from "Say Yes to the Dress". 😉

        5. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          How many Netflix accounts do you have?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Just the one. But Bonus Points has one as well.

          2. Ruth_NZ
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 10 hours ago

            Well, one for me, one for my wife and one for my Dad. Each in their own name, of course. 🙂

            Actually, I don't have Netflix at all. But I do have Sky, which has tons of box sets.

            1. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              You must be doing well in Netflix' FPL league then?

        6. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 8 hours ago

          Curb Your Enthusiasm

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 hours ago

        Overewatch league will resume on Saturday.

        Under normal circumstances you would all scoff at eSports, but right now this is the biggest sporting event available.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          London Spitfire won Season one, struggled last year so built an entirely new team from scratch this year.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          Manchester United have released a statement in response to the UEFA announcement

          '(We) note the decision to postpone Euro 2020 to hopefully allow domestic and European competitions to come to a conclusion as a priority.

          'We will continue to play an active role in discussions through UEFA, the European Club Association and Premier League and we will monitor developments closely.'

          Cancel the season *evil laugh*

        • Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 10 hours ago

          So the options are mega double GW in GW38, series of doubles all the way till the end or no fpl at all right?

          1. El Presidente
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              Its gonna be MGW38. M stands for MEGA. All in! Its gonna be fun. You cant play BB, FH and TC all at the same time, so I guess more or less everyone will have the same chances. Even if you have Zero chips left you just take hits and if you get your (c)hoice right....

            • Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              Mega captain injured in the first game.

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              16 days, 10 hours ago

              All yous who were begging for LFC not win the League, LFC only need 3 more points for it to go to a points draw and GD.

              Let's just get that straight and for us to not be crowned Champions even if the season was cancelled would not even save VAR.

              Simple.

              1. No Professionals
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 10 hours ago

                Probably be the funniest thing ever to fair

              2. DeadStar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                16 days, 9 hours ago

                I hope the season can complete, no matter how long it takes (I'd even delay the next one). Until Liverpool actually win the title they haven't won it. If it was awarded now it would never be classed as a real win. The same goes for all the other things that may be decided.

                1. GREEN IS GOOD
                  • 3 Years
                  16 days, 8 hours ago

                  Don't be daft, Liverpool have effectively won the title.

                  1. DeadStar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    15 days, 21 hours ago

                    But they haven’t. They’ll be desperate to get it confirmed officially.