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by Hound
07 Apr 2020 13:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 62
Views: 2593

Re: Finance

I cannot see how we will escape a points deduction. For the three seasons from 2016/17 through to and including 2018/19 we are clearly in breach and will presumably be duly punished. You'd think so. I'm not sure how they wriggle out of this one tbh There was the odd rumour earlier in the season tha...
by Hound
07 Apr 2020 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Did the Oxford study actually say that half the people had the thing, or just that it was in the range of their modelling?

Basically until widespread testing took place, they also had no idea
by Hound
06 Apr 2020 14:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: What got you into supporting RFC?! And when you did who was your nearest team?

Was it family connections? yes - the wife is from Reading and moved here 6 years ago A memorable game? Fulham p/o. First game was I think a 5-2 win over Preston about 10 years ago watching with the FiL who had a ST Location? Nope. Born in London, moved over. Didn't actually support a team for 15 odd...
by Hound
06 Apr 2020 13:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

I am frankly bewildered why, in the middle of what looks like the biggest crisis since WWII, some people want to stick their head in the sand over this. I want to KNOW whether the lockdown is too loose or too draconian. I want to know the confirmed-case to actual-case ratio I want to know, if my lo...
by Hound
06 Apr 2020 13:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 62
Views: 2593

Re: Finance

I don't understand the whole thing tbh. How did we manage to lose that much? How have we not previously sold Loader and possibly Moore when interest for them? How did we make any signings at all this summer?

All very strange and not very pleasant reading
by Hound
06 Apr 2020 09:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Might be of interest looking at Ireland's figures. Of the 4,014 confirmed cases as of midnight 02/04/20, 1,118 required hospitalisation, i.e., 27.8% 158 of those 1118 required ICU treatment. (14.13% of hospitalised cases, 3.93% of confirmed cases) Ireland are testing a lot more per head of populati...
by Hound
04 Apr 2020 08:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 62
Views: 2593

Re: Finance

£3m for Aluko :lol:
by Hound
03 Apr 2020 12:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just spotted that Singapore, after apparently being very successful in containing the virus, are now starting to ‘lockdown’ after a second surge Again, just shows by flattening that first curve, it’s not really solving anything long term Is it the case that early lockdowns can actually be counter-p...
by Hound
03 Apr 2020 10:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just spotted that Singapore, after apparently being very successful in containing the virus, are now starting to ‘lockdown’ after a second surge Again, just shows by flattening that first curve, it’s not really solving anything long term Just because you flatten the curve doesn`t mean the virus has...
by Hound
03 Apr 2020 10:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Just spotted that Singapore, after apparently being very successful in containing the virus, are now starting to ‘lockdown’ after a second surge

Again, just shows by flattening that first curve, it’s not really solving anything long term
by Hound
03 Apr 2020 10:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

================================================ For about the fortieth time, the flattening of the curve is NOT designed to mean less people will get Covid-19. The flattening is to try to prevent very high infection peaks when a LOT of people get Covid at the same time thus making the NHS run out ...
by Hound
02 Apr 2020 18:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

So do you still want open Borders?, the free movement of people?, mass immigration? over population?. Me thinks the times (and mood) are a changing. What changes to our border policy would you like to see brought in that would have prevented this? Yep. Ban all Holidays to Italian ski resorts would ...
by Hound
01 Apr 2020 18:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

As long as this is keeping you busy and getting you through the day Snowball
by Hound
31 Mar 2020 20:58
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Omar Richards interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1805

Re: Omar Richards interest

Yep agree Gunts and Obita have been fairly similar this year

Obita is 5 years or so younger though

I’d be happy enough for both to sign on again, but presumably not on the type of contracts they’ve just been on
by Hound
31 Mar 2020 12:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 129566

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Looks like that thicko Russell Kempson has put his foot in it, I`m surprised he`s lasted this long, he really is useless. would love to know what a wrote. https://twitter.com/readingfclive/status/1244906319221530624 :lol: Does anyone actually like Kempson? Awful journo Has this at the bottom of the...
by Hound
26 Mar 2020 11:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

yeah its a bit strange with the flu. I think people will take it more seriously now, and not just call any runny nose a 'bit of flu' Basically if thats right, compared to the original govt figures, 10 standard years of flu = what we were expecting to lose with Covid-19 this year with the original st...
by Hound
26 Mar 2020 10:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

you've just compared them there fella You can compare a pygmy do a two-metre tall Masai warrior. Doesn't mean you're saying they are equivalent. well yeah and thats the point. I dont think its esp helpful to say 'In 1918 xxxx people died' because this isnt 1918 and it isnt the same flu. Obviously t...
by Hound
26 Mar 2020 10:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

you've just compared them there fella
by Hound
26 Mar 2020 10:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

Snowball, how useful is the comparison with 1918 though? It does sensationalise it.

Different viruses, different mortality rates, particularly amongst the young. Different levels of health care and communication now.
by Hound
25 Mar 2020 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 980
Views: 43106

Re: Coronavirus outbreak

I do kind of get the point the krapmle is making in a very clumsy fashion Solely from statistics and taken without emotion, it does seem a brave response to tank your economy for the number of corona related deaths likely However it isn’t quite as simple as that - obviously a flood of cases over 3 m...
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