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How important are free-kicks and corners in FPL?

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171 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    This article taught me that VVD is one lucky git.

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Standard Liverpool that said they could go down in history as the unluckiest team ever.

      That would be such a shame

  2. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Hard to believe that only 2 of KDB's 18 assists came from set pieces but there the numbers are.

    Why is that i wonder?Maybe because City are not the tallest team in the PL or just Pep's tactics.
    I refuse to believe that it is down to a lack of talent from Kevin that is for sure.

    Thanks for yet another excellent article Neale.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Why is he deputy editor and not editor?

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Mark knows. 😉

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          He's the best FFS writer by far. There's no deputy about it.

  3. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Well there it is....

    Boris has locked it down.

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      We need football back on the telly even if it behind closed doors and streamed to individual homes. People need some kind of normality back.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Football is well down the list of needs Virg.

        Even if you tried to play behind closed doors then people would still congregate outside the stadiums as we seen in Europe and would also tie up essential personal to police the events,it is just not on.

        You are right though that people need to be entertained but not to the detriment of public safety.
        Make your own fun i guess to help relieve the pressure cooker of self isolation.I have no silver bullet Virgin,i wish i did.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        These aren’t normal times though, are they.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Again, people can't seem to comprehend. People like robots. Even these decisions should have come weeks ago, but it doesn't fit in with Boris' principles.

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            It's ironic that there was more worry on this site re possible fixture cancellations etc,. way before anybody in government was doing anything. Supermarkets were still planning their Spring advertising instead of stocking up on dry goods (Pasta, Rice, Beans etc)

      3. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        22 people running about a football field is quite a bit in excess of a maximum gathering of 2 people.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          There will be exceptions. Money talks.

      4. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        After one or two months lock down people will have mental issues and need something to do. "Bread and circus pleasures"... Mentality about playing behind closed doors will change when public finds out that they are not going to watch live football this year.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Play board games.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            This.

            No exceptions. Our mental health and having to sit on the sofa watching Netflix will be nothing compared to the victims and the NHS workers.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Netflix have some great shows being released in the uk imminently

              1. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                They do indeed. Too many and what an opportunity many will have to get into them

      5. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        They need to play, but maintain a distance of two meters from each other. Transgression results in a penalty.

      6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Something tells me the players, staff and their families will disagree with games being played until it's safe to

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Closest I remember to this historically, albeit infinitely less serious, was the three day week, along with long power cuts virtually every night, during the 70's

      People had no tv to watch, smart phones computers and the internet were things you read about in Arthur C Clarke novels. So what did most do? Went to bed early, and the result was a baby boom the following year. 🙂

  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Bojo means business

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Nope. He’s seen which way the wind is blowing and has finally leapt to the front saying Follow me (Heseltine prediction in 2018). Zero leadership - just knee jerk responses. 4 days ago there was no chance of a lockdown

      Nicola Sturgeon and Gareth Southgate have managed to sound like leaders mind.

      The last country in Europe to close schools. Testing only in extremis. No real attempt to track contacts.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Italy has given us the most convenient warning possible.

        And still, we're in denial and sleepwalking into this. Many can't grasp this

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          So much this, it hurts.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Same. The world is infinitely complicated, grey and so on. I'm often confused to the point I simply keep my mouth shut.

            But this, this is black and white. Play the numbers and stay home

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          China did actually give the first warning. But it is so far that viruses can't fly from there...

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Lockdown = business though, regardless of timing

      3. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        You forgot Sweden. They are even thicker.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Still iffy on definition of work that cant be done at home. My company are doing everything remotely now but I know similar organisations that havent switched so strongly.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Possibly a bit of a grey area on work generically too

        Travel to/from work is allowed

        But all non-essential businesses ordered to close - but it goes without saying that essential workers are allowed to travel to & from work

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          We do inspection work. Technically its needed to keep roads and rail open. We cant not do it, but it should be the only thing were doing away from home. We travel in cars in the same teams, with frequent sanitiser and avoid everyone else. This was a speedy straightforward business decision last week. You dont send people to work without precaution.

          All offices are now skeleton staff only and everyone is 2m+ away from each other. I went to collect my PPE early and there were 4 people on what is normally a floor of 100. This should be the story everywhere.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        They have been too vague throughout this, tonight was another example, sadly.

        My wife was sent home from work on Thursday with a cough and told to stay home for 14 days. She works for a timber merchants, can’t work from home and after tonight’s announcement she doesn’t know if her workplace is shut down or not.

        Thankfully I’ve been homeworking since last Wednesday, but others who should have been doing the same have had to go and expose themselves to this virus.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Timber merchants can deliver only I think. Need them to stay open for transport maintenance work.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Hardware stores can remain open.

  5. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Why aren't people furious about the Wuhan wet meat market where this virus started?

    If China didn't allow obscene animal cruelty in these wildlife meat markets, we wouldn't be in this mess to begin with.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Are you serious?

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Why are you asking if he's serious? If you're insuating that the comment was controversial I can tell you it must definitely is not

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          The wet market and treatment of animals has very little to do with how covid19 started.

          1. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Wrong.

          2. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            How do you think covid19 started?

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      What exactly are they saying caused the coronavirus?

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        They reckon that the virus made the jump to a human form a pangolins in a wet meat market in Wuhan and mutated thereafter to the strain/strains that are sweeping the world now.

        This is what a pangolins looks like EF.....
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangolin

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Wtf is that. I'm open to most food but I'm not eating animal I've never heard of.

        2. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          A whole-genome comparison found that the pangolin and human viruses in fact share only 90.3% of their RNA, thus ruling out the animals as a direct source. The initial speculation about pangolins being the origin of the virus may have led to mass slaughters.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Who knows Ron?

            A bunch of Chinese researchers traced it to a biowepons facility in Wuhan where they think it made the jump to a human.Their research was pulled by the Chinese government and swept under the carpet so we might never really know.

            1. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Just a coincidence that the Wuhan BSL4 lab was built next to the wet market or a convenient cover to provide plausible deniability?

              I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the BSL4 lab (Bio-Secure Level 4)

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      This kind of post is not helpful to anyone.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I watched this the other day - it takes quite a bit to shock my Internet desensitised mind - But this was shocking

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJbHREJGLY

      If I lived in China, and had to eat exclusively from these markets I would (gladly) be dead from starvation within a matter of months

      Noses, Tongues, Ears, Scorpions, Centipedes, Monkeys, Dogs, Cats...

      It’s a No from me I’m afraid Clive, a very strong No

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I don't see any issue with people dogs and cats etc. It's eating known dangerous craps that is the issue.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Yep, each to their own - eating dogs & cats is wildly popular in certain demographics

          Personally - I’d rather starve

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          So many typos but you get my point.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            That's a fair opinion. It's the way they handle these animals though, treat them and butcher them. Obscene.

            There's always more context as always and you can turn to the famines and communism as traceable explanation combined with is fortunate Westerners general outlook on life.

            Still, all debating aside and whether this Covid kicked off from there or not, these wet/wildlife markets are an abomination.

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              *is fortunate Westerners

              1. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                *us fortunate Westerners

            2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Absolutely. I'm fine with people eating anything they want (cats, dogs, slugs, whatever) as long as it is both safe and humane. I know very little about the wet markets but it doesn't sound like it meets my criteria.

              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                There’s no way to kill/murder animals humanely and choosing what animals people should or should not eat is just speciesism but I agree with a safe sterile environment for slaughter.

      2. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        We went on honeymoon to China. First hotel, lots of western guests, I asked for duck for dinner one evening.
        "It's not like the duck you have in the west."
        "Why?"
        "There's bones"
        "Oh that's OK."

        If you took a roast duck and put it through a woodchipper....whats this in my mouth, oh its a piece of vertebrae.

      3. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        That's a fairly normal market in the far East and of a reasonable quality by the looks of it, I have seen much worse.

        This is not for the squeamish and I wouldn't look unless you're genuinely interested.
        This is the kind of market where gods knows what virus could start.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Y4SFz_A-c

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I think it is illegal in China tbf but they were obliviously not enforcing their own laws.

      What i am really pissed off with is the criminal enterprise that is the Chinese government and their blatant cover up of what is really going on over there.Like for instance the drop in new cases in China at the moment.....

      Stopping testing people is one way to get the recorded number of new cases down to those bunch of utter scumbags i guess.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        I've read that Russia has an abnormally low amount of covid-19 cases with their population size.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Germany are coping better than most other countries too

          Their death rate is (in relation to other countries - not in absolute terms) phenomenally low

          They have 29,956 cases, with 129 fatalities

          To put that into context - the U.K. has around triple the fatalities (335) from around a fifth of the cases (6,650)

          Remains to be seen if Germany can maintain that (comparatively, not absolutely) low fatality rate over the coming weeks - but hopefully they can, and can also share how they are managing it

          1. Forgetmeknot
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I read somewhere that Germany can record primary reason for death as pneumonia (secondary as Covid-19) wish would explain their low rates.

            I can’t however seem to find a source for this so take with a pinch of salt.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              They wouldnt hide it though, probably just dont have the time to bother correcting the media

            2. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Ah, that's interesting **IF** true.

              I just assumed that they're (stereotype alert) all very well fed and so bursting with vitamins. Plus, they handle themselves very well and so subsequently very hygenic.

              1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                if it isn't true they are basically defying science/medicine - they are obviously reporting it differently to others

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  Indeed

            3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              I found this a very interesting read https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-is-the-coronavirus-mortality-rate-so-much-lower-in-germany-

              The TLDR attributes the low death rate to a combination of 3 things

              (1) That Italy were (and are) way too complacent on testing compared to Germany

              (2) The age demographic - Italy’s median age of fatalities is 81, with average age of cases being 63. Germany’s median age of cases is 45

              (3) The way Italy are reporting deaths - they are doing posthumous testing on all deaths, and if the deceased tests positive for Covid19, the death is attributed solely to Covid19. Now I am no doctor - but this seems like a borderline irresponsible way to inflate the Covid19 fatality numbers in a country, and the panic/fear that would come with it

              1. Ser Davos
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                Important to be wary of the supposed numbers.

                Ultimately, there's enough clarity from Italian healthcare workers:

                https://youtu.be/VgPZtTeEG5k

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  It’s a dark time, but Italy’s death toll, whilst utterly tragic and growing at a terrifying rate - has an average age of 79.5, a median age of 81 (80.5), and 99% of fatalities had at least one or more other underlying health conditions or illnesses:

                  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/99-of-those-who-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says

                  Also thankfully Italy’s infection rate and death toll BOU appear to be slowing :

                  https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0322/1124706-italy-new-death-toll/

                  And Germany’s success in flattening their curve is also being acknowledged:

                  https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-germany-flattens-the-curve-as-spain-pandemic-cases-surge-11962392

                  Hard to remember a darker time than this in living memory, but hopefully as many lives as possible can be saved worldwide

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Germans have been testing more also milder cases, so numbers are therefore better. And they are also behind France with this epidemic. (Here in Finland for example we have only one death atm and 700 hundred verified cases. Cases are so new, that most just haven't had enough time to die.)

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Yep testing is being called out as one of he biggest reasons for Germany’s lower mortality rate

              Basically the more you test, the lower the fatality rate - as you pull more & more of the mild cases into the sample size, getting closer to the effective “true” mortality rate

              Interestingly this article suggests that the actual mortality rate for Covid19 is around 0.5% (I.e very close to Germany) rather than the current 4.2% global WHO tally, the 9.5% rate in Italy or the 5.0% rate in the U.K.etc for precisely that testing-driven reason:

              https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-outbreak-diamond-princess-cruise-ship-death-rate

              1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                yeah this has been obvious for ages too, it's still terrible (and way worse than 'normal flu') but it's not 4%+ levels, and is overly concentrated in vulnerable groups.

                I don't know the viability of it but I can't help but think they should have gone nuclear with their over-65 (and im-compromised) population isolation (maybe offer free/heavily subsidised food/medicine delivery) and just kept the show on the road for everyone else (with as much social distancing as possible of course)

                1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  by should have, I mean should have 4 weeks ago (when Italy started isolating some places)

                2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  David Icke suggests a similar “cocooning” type policy for at risk demographics here:

                  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gMTZu6_TjU8

                  I do personally find some hope though in the thought that rather than defying medical science with such a low fatality rate, that Germany may be the ones who are actually getting closest to it with their exemplary focus on testing

                  As said above though, it’s a very dark time, and you have to look very hard/dig very deep to try find any good news in the current climate

                  1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    could have given me a timestamp 😀 a LOT of very questionable (but also very interesting) ideas in the first half, but completely agree with the ending - I don't really understand why we are putting pressure on everyone's livelihoods when the most vulnerable can be 'cocooned', it makes little sense to me - but maybe the virus has potential long term affects on the 'invulnerable?' that we are being protected from, who knows

                    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 6 days ago

                      obviously don't agree with the very end conclusion either, but it's far from the realms of possibility that certain people are taking this as a perfect opportunity to profit from the collapse and eventual recovery of the financial markets

                      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        *not far (at all) from the realms of possibility

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        He’s as mad as a box of frogs

                        And he has books to sell

                        But (like with a lot of seemingly “crazy” folks) if you listen, you may sometimes pick up one or two morsels of sense

                        The cocooning in particular resonated as a sound course of action, implementation practicalities not withstanding

                      3. THE WERNER DELUSION
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        yeah - if he just said 'cocooning makes sense but they are not doing that because they wanted to put an end to the recent bull market/bubble and then eventually profit from the recession', whilst more likely to be true, it wouldn't be as punchy/interesting/captivating as 'they aren't cocooning because lizard aliens want to enslave us all' or whatever (I'm exaggerating obv).

                        Yeah, people dismissed as crazy can often have some pretty good points - dare I say the Unabomber's ideas can potentially be looked on with hindsight as being 'right' (no need at all to blow innocent people up though).

                        I watched a video about someone who passionately hated roads the other day, the concept of them and all the negative effects (in his opinion) they have on society (some indirect that most wouldn't even consider, big corporations being one); obviously the comments were filled with people calling him an idiot, but it was pretty interesting

                      4. THE WERNER DELUSION
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        by 'they' at the start I mean government officials/leaders/their backers etc. but I guess we could call some of them lizards if we want 😀

                      5. Ógie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        I have read the Unabomber's manifesto (Industrial Society and Its Future) and scarily found it to be a very rational assessment of modern society.

                        His logic was impressive which should not surprise considering he had a higher IQ than Einstein did but his method of dealing with the problems of modern society was crazy.

                        Fascinating case how someone like that could turn to the dark side and the case has a lot of parallels to the Oklahoma bomber's.Ted Kaczynski actually met Timothy McVeigh in prison and said what he thought of him in a interview.

                        Here it is if you are interested.....
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWrv8GnYWDI

                      6. la boneza
                        • 8 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        Fairly well known now that Unabomber turned violent as a result of the CIA psychological "study" he took part in as a student at Harvard... It was a mind-control experiment obviously, and he determined a way to prove they couldn't control his....

                      7. Ógie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 6 days ago

                        Maybe so.

                        I have carried out enough of those "study's" on myself in my younger days to know that such things are pretty mind bending and have seen people that never recovered from the experience.

                        I have been down the rabbit hole of the Oklahoma bomber conspiracy theories too and the CIA link.
                        Not really a tinfoil hat guy but i sure would not mess with the Clinton's after some of the stuff i have read.

                      8. la boneza
                        • 8 Years
                        6 months, 5 days ago

                        Yea for sure, some crazy stuff went down after WWII through present times..

                      9. THE WERNER DELUSION
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 5 days ago

                        yeah, but without condoning their actions too much (nor at all, really) I guess we wouldn't have ever read them if they had just wrote an article somewhere..

                        Oh, didn't know that Og, thanks for the link

                  2. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    MBP you are gold mate, I learn more from you rather than news sites ha!

                  3. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    6 months, 5 days ago

                    On a very different note - I played agianst David Icke many years ago while we were both at school. Played them in the cup: 0-0 first match at home; we lost 1-0 away, so he didn't concede in 180 minutes .... he was a good keeper.

              2. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                The Diamond Princess makes an interesting case study - that was the cruise ship left isolated of the coast of Japan. Basically a confined lab experiment on the infection rate and mortality rate

                There were 3700 on board (passengers and crew) - 700 people were infected. 18% of those were asymptomatic and 8 people died

                1. sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  I live in Japan. That case you say is in fact like a lab experiment but we shouldn’t forget that this was one of the first cases found outside China. Meaning, Japan’s health system wasn’t strained and they could solely focus on these group of people. A person who was in close contact or in proximity of an infected person was immediately tested and taken out to hospital before they showed any symptoms. So, most were taken care of before they even got sick. I do not think similar is the case across the world at this moment. Not everyone is tested and not even sick people are finding hospital beds.

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          I read that too.

          Russia is a different animal than the western democracy's though.Not as open a country as the likes of the European states are and Vlad did move quickly to close the borders tbf.

          Maybe it is just me and my imagination running wild but i would not be surprised if dark forces have weaponized this thing.It would be easy for enemies of the likes of the UK,USA and others to grow this thing in a petri dish and spread it among the populations.

          Lets hope that their are not people that crazy in the world but my experience says otherwise unfortunately.

    6. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Virus broke out long ago. It is history now. And no, people have been angry towards Chinese looking people etc.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Like the cretin that did this.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51771355

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Add those cretins to the teens who spat in OAP's faces or the individuals who slashed six ambulance's tyres...

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          That is terrible.

          Only a thin layer of civilization on this world.

    7. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Agree mate...!!

      I mean there’s a McDonald’s not a stones throw from that market...

  6. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    This season will not finish. It could only do so by wiping out the next one.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      There might not be any football this year or next.

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      When is the next one?

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      LFC will be champions of the 19-21 season

    4. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 6 days ago

      You’ve posted variations of this pretty much every day for the last week. I’m guessing you have a lot riding on this? Hope for your sake it doesn’t finish!

  7. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Don't worry. The Olympics still hasn't been postponed...

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      only good news if you still want it to go ahead without the GB, Australia and Canada teams.

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      2021

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        *cant tell the source so feel free to nominate me far a ban 😉

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Mods. Ban please.

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Check!
          You will read/hear about it soon so please write to mods at that time to cancel that ban. cheers.

  8. nerd_is_the_werd
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Hard to see how football can resume in late-April...

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Least of our worries right now, in fairness.

        Staying alive trumps it.

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        there was never a realistic chance of that happening, an earlier lockdown increases the chances of it happening later in the spring or summer however.

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      In some ironic way, we can be glad that people did what they did because they forced the PM’s hand.

      This should have happened last week and it wouldn’t have happened tonight if the pictures of the nonsense that went on this weekend hadn’t gone worldwide.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        24/7 news channels (several) and 24/7 news updates on our smartphone. Unprecedented advantages we have in tackling this...

        ...and yet, the PM still has to go on TV to tell the kids to behave and wake up to the imminent reality.

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          He himself had trouble to see that London is soon new Wuhan (and/or Lombardy).

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          He's not even gone full lockdown. Parks still open, people able to go for a run. Other nations absolutely aghast at arrogance and/or stupidity

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            *our

          2. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            It will happen eventualy, no doubt. I just dont know why many people must die to authorities make those decisions.
            Thats sad, really sad...

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              It's insane. The lack of flexibility, willingness to think outside the box and improvise is a recurring theme throughout.

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 6 days ago

                From the other hand those decisions are really complicated. Its not the place to talk about it but nevertheless they shoul have done it some time ago.

                1. Ser Davos
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 6 days ago

                  True, the complexity of this is not lost on myself and you're right, perhaps this is not the place to discuss this.

                  But to not learn from Iran and particularly Italy with their parallels and their timetable being so closely matched with ours? That's what I have difficulty in accepting

                  1. Stoichkov#8
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    Agree

                  2. Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    6 months, 6 days ago

                    This

          3. SackWenger
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            I think Parks are closed now.
            For me Boris has done well in the circumstances between dealing with Brexit and now this which is a pretty damn challenging combo for first week in office. But then there will always be some that complain/moan that things should have been done differently.
            Easy to criticise

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 6 days ago

              Overall I think he and the Chancellor have done extremely well. What a task they've had and still have. As I reiterate, the issue I have is not learning from the Italy scenario.

    • KingRichud
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Supposed to be completing my house move tomorrow. You wise FPL fellas think this can happen?
        Removable companies able to work?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          They are able to work. Dont be offended if they tell you to f**k off and keep well out of the way.

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          I'm supposed to be pick up my new car on Wednesday (not sure if that can happen now).

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            First world problems.

            1. Soto Ayam
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 6 days ago

              This

          2. Fantasy Gold
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            lol

      • RealVirg
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Asking for a relative.

        They own a shop which is rented by a takeaway. Due to the lockdown, rent might not be obtainable.

        What actions or creative solutions can the landlord approach this issue from?

        Thanks in advance

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Just assist the takeaway in getting government loans. Or cancel rent for a while.

        2. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          firstly just wait to see if they pay it, or just suspend payments for 2 months as a matter of 'goodwill'? no-one is going to take over the rent for that shop over the next two months anyway, and it makes it more likely that they will be able to operate again when they get the go-ahead from government.

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            should be the possibility of grants and interest free loans too, but the business should be looking into that really - guess they could help as Gink says

        3. RealVirg
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks both I am a asking to see a copy of the contract and also when the lease is due for renewal.

          Think you guys are right we will have to be flexible, as otherwise no good will come from this.

        4. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Work something out that can let both sides survive.

          If they can't afford the rent and you can, give them a 2 month moratorium as a goodwill measure.

          If you need also, try to work something out - maybe pay just half or something like that?

      • Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        This virus is bad for every business

        https://twitter.com/AndrewCesare/status/1242174265547468803?s=20

        1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          thanks for keeping things light. especially here. 😉
          or has Homer would say, "it's funny cause it's true"

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        In other news, Andy Carroll is now fit in time for no football whatsoever

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 6 days ago

          He'll get injured during the warm up

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          😀

      • Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Football news flash:

        Major story developing...

        I traded Stephens (of Southampton) for Cathcart (of Watford)

        Will keep you all posted for any more developments on this breaking story

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          can't wait to the update

          1. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 5 days ago

            It's all kicking off. 1 FT left.

            Pandemonium.

            Transfers left, right and centre.

            Who knows how this conundrum will unravel itself.

            Henderson for Shilton perhaps?

      • TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Price Changes - 24th March 2020

        🔻  Ryan (4.7), Dummett (4.3), Jagielka (4.1), Ramsdale (4.5)

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          Numb has a lot to answer for recommending Aaron Ramsdale in his first wildcard article for FF Hub.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe FFS sent Numb over there to sabotage the operation Virg?

            1. FPL Virgin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 5 days ago

              😀

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks TM

        3. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          perfect time to sell Ryan. He is deadwood practically

        4. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          I am responsible for Ryan price drop

        5. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Transfered Ryan in last week

      • PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks TM!

      • Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        I live on the main road into my town opposite a Morrison’s petrol station.

        Genuinely seems like business as usual out there.

        What is wrong with people in this country!!

        If I had my way, they’d all be locked up or at the very least given some sort of fine.

        Wake up and smell the coffee, PLEASE!!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 5 days ago

          Blaming government is much easier than self discipline !
          Not following rules atm around the world should be considered as a Crime IMO

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            Couldn’t agree more, Amey.
            The sooner they start to get a bit more heavy handed with these people, the better.

            I think the trouble with people in this country is we don’t like being told what to do.

            Ask my wife 😉

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 5 days ago

              Ha ha
              No wife No kids here so I'm happy in that regards atm 😀

              Actually it's easy to get urge to go out IMHO. But you are creating a trouble to government + risking your safety + Risking everyone else's safety too. No brainer to stay home.

              I mean I'm also having a tough time sitting home like a duck 😛
              I'm doing things which generally i wouldn't do to pass some time. Actually working 2 hours extra from home to avoid more free time, LOL

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 5 days ago

            I’d even go as far to say that there’s a high percentage of people in this country, with the mentality of, the more they’re told to do something, the more they’ll try and resist it...

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 5 days ago

              Or pig ignorant t**ts, is a better way to describe them...

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 5 days ago

              It's literally same everywhere mate.
              I'm from India. I can show you 100 videos of cops using long handle on guys here for roaming unnecessarily.

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 5 days ago

                I suppose it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing that here.
                I’ve got a prime seat where my house is located. 😉

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 5 days ago

                  Ha ha
                  Nice

        2. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 5 days ago

          It's fun to go against the rules though 😉

          Glad I'm not one of those extroverts, otherwise would have been on street as well 😆

      • Sedemuda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 5 days ago

        I have Sarr & Vardy or use 2 FT for Bruno & DCL just for something to do whilst isolating?