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by Spijed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The virtual grand national with a difference.
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: The virtual grand national with a difference.

Will they be having a virtual shooting of any horse that comes a cropper going over Becher's Brook ?
by Spijed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ABBA on BBC4
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: ABBA on BBC4

hang on, catchy tunes maybe, but if just the 4 of them had to perform without the enormous studios and session musicians, it would sound like a cats chorus. it was all about vids and slick production. I can never grasp why shite like bananarama were seen as decent, those 3 dollops couldnt do anythi...
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ABBA on BBC4
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: ABBA on BBC4

exilecanada wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:28 pm
ABBA were ridiculed by some back in the day, turns out their music is timeless, Funny innit?
Not bad for a group who won the Eurovision Song Contest!
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ABBA on BBC4
Replies: 19
Views: 524

ABBA on BBC4

Just don't realise how sucessful they were.

Never seem to get mentioned in the same way as the Stones, Beatles, The Who etc, but they certainly sold enough albums to justify being one of the greatest groups ever.

And they had some fantastic songs.
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Sorry. I understood that. I meant this had better not turn out to have been much much less of a threat than we've reacted to. If we end up locked down for months and (say) the consensus coming out of it is that we'll have a five year recession to have saved the lives of 50,000 people - the vast maj...
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Fear of Social Gatherings - The Future
Replies: 57
Views: 1473

Re: Fear of Social Gatherings - The Future

I thought this was interesting: Whilst much of the time we focus on sterling and its shortcomings, as discussed in yesterday’s update; as always, it is vitally important to always consider the other side of the coin when discussing currency pairs. The euro, for example, is now at two-week lows agai...
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

thatdberight wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:52 pm

https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1375

This had better not be how this pans out.
Actually it's not a bad thing because if as suggested yesterday the R0 number might be less than one then the rate of infection will slow far quicker than anticipated.
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Several means 7 or more, I don’t disagree with the 6 listed by the way, I can’t believe some people are having a moan about a new hospital getting built to be fair, not implying you are, yes there will be teething problems & it’s not an established hospital it’s a makeshift operation to divert away...
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1364

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

The simple rule for weight is eating more calories than you burn will see you lose weight, and vice versa. The problem with this lockdown is that most of us will be doing less 'natural' exercise than we would do at work walking around an office, factory, etc as well as getting to and from work. So ...
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

This is a “pop up” emergency ICU facility for Covid and it’s almost ridiculous you should berate it for not having a@e ,X-ray ,cardiology etc , it’s not what it is or was ever going to be ,neither are the other U.K. units . They’re based off field hospitals and it’s about quick access ,wide isles a...
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

They are obviously confident in Germany that they have it under control as Schalke have returned to training.
by Spijed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

paulatky wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:32 pm
China locks down 640,000 amid ‘silent’ coronavirus outbreak,

Flaring up again in China
If my post at 7:31 is true then the rate of infection in the UK will slow quite dramatically if it's less than one person.
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Italian football - very ambitious
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Italian football - very ambitious

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:43 pm
ironic as the Belgians have just scuppered their league.
Apparently the Belgians have to ratify it on the 15th April so there could be a u turn if necessary
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Italian football - very ambitious
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Italian football - very ambitious

by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Coronavirus: 'Transmission rate may have fallen below one', says NHS England In the government’s latest coronavirus briefing, Steve Powis from NHS England has said there was early academic evidence that showed the "transmission rate may have fallen below one". However, he said this would take time t...
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

I’d imagine the approx 550k annual deaths we have in normal circs won’t change that much due to many dying of Covid who would have died anyway in that period . Not that that justifies anything but 45k ish deaths a month is quite a figure Sadly, many of those with terminal illnesses would have died ...
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Interesting bit here, on perspective and assessing risk around Covid19. Pretty unpalatable today, but attempting to save every life in the next month by any means will unquestionably cost lives over the next few years. Like it or not, we'll have to find a balance somehow. With the current frenzy an...
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Possible Premier League solution : "NRL Island"
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: Possible Premier League solution : "NRL Island"

Goobs wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:56 pm
How about one of the remote islands off Scotland?

Not sure they windy conditions up there would help our direct style of play though :D
Helped against Southampton with the first goal! :)
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Going to be awful decisions to make before the peak - supposedly around next weekend. Terrible for the doctors involved. Of course, on a removed from the reality level, NICE make decisions like this all the time. Isn't it about £30,000 put on the value of one year of life? That's how they work out ...
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Adamson Out – that’s the cry from Burnley fans
Replies: 28
Views: 923

Re: ARTICLE: Adamson Out – that’s the cry from Burnley fans

With Bob Lord being the chairman how much say did managers like Adamson have when it came to buying and selling players?
by Spijed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Analysis: 'UK Government sees antibody test as exit strategy' Norman Smith Assistant political editor I thought it was interesting in the video posted by the prime minister he did not mention this 25,000 daily testing target we have heard from government ministers throughout the crisis. There is a s...
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 2514

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

Analysis from Bryan Swanson from Sky. UEFA's decision to postpone all national team matches in June was a formality. Footballers cannot play games during an international crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic has not yet peaked throughout Europe. The video conference call lasted nearly two-and-a-half...
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 2514

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

That's just the way things could be, winners & losers it's a freak occurrence, what about Sheffield United on course for maybe Europe, moaning & reflecting on what could have been isn't helpful. If the decision gets made it will be mixed emotions everywhere, that's the brutal reality of life. That'...
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spurs cut non-playing staff wages by 20%
Replies: 40
Views: 1383

Re: Spurs cut non-playing staff wages by 20%

I've been saying this for a while now, whether due to the above, or just realising that there are other options in life. For as many fans who will flock back when this is over, I suspect equally many won't. The thing is, football is very tribal. The only reason supporters of clubs like Man U and Ma...
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

Lowbankclaret wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:46 pm
As I have said we have not locked down to the extent of Italy.
And neither has Germany.
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

It’s the general trend I am looking at. The general trend is still looking similar to Italy.. And I don’t like that. We are going to bust our ICU capacity at this rate. Isn't one of the problems with any lockdown in Italy is that entire families (often four generations) are in the same house togeth...
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

:D very true I find it fascinating the number of people who don’t understand statistics who are transfixed by exponential mortality graphs. My wife is one. Let’s just say the number of people transfixed is rising as quick as the number in the graph. I’ve prepared mortality graphs for a living and n...
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Smokers !
Replies: 18
Views: 1071

Re: Smokers !

It's also worth mentioning that those who like a drink or two the liver or kidneys won't be as efficient if you get the virus, thus leading to further complications.
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coronavirus and 'ghost' programmes
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Coronavirus and 'ghost' programmes

Interesting article for collectors about those printed programmes but which were never sold:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52090818
by Spijed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 2514

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

Option 1 is a complete wipeout as if the season never started or existed, so with starting the next season (this coming season) what happened last season in terms of who finished where to qualify for Europe would just be carried over & Norwich Sheffield United & Aston Villa would be starting afresh...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

Many Rugby associations have called their 19/20 domestic seasons null and void,no promotion or relegation,what makes football such a special case?,apart from the money. The 2019/20 domestic rugby season in Scotland has been classified as null and void, with Scottish Rugby joining its Irish, Welsh a...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

In press conference today when was asked about low number of tests being done Gove said there was now a shortage of chemicals needed to make new testing kits. Peston: "I've just talked to the Chemical Industries Association, which represents the UK's very substantial chemicals industry. It has cont...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 2514

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

It's a moot point in this scenario, the players would be in lockdown anyway & unable to work, unless there decided to go overseas & play even there they've suspended the league's apart from Belarusian, everybody's in the same boat the players can't do anything apart see it out, it just wouldn't hap...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/foo ... 37081.html "The regulations and agreements dictate that the Premier League cannot unilaterally void a season without the agreement of the Football Association and the English Football League. For the same reasons, the top division can’t just decide to re-a...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 2514

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/premier-league-void-season-2020-coronavirus-liverpool-title-efl-legal-challenge-a9437081.html "The regulations and agreements dictate that the Premier League cannot unilaterally void a season without the agreement of the Football Associatio...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

Jakubclaret wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:48 pm
It is what it is, there’s no perfect answers or solutions to this, you’ll never get everybody agreeing & they’ll be positives & negatives to whatever the ultimate decision is.
But why cancel now. Why not wait until it becomes clearer?
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 2514

Re: How would you like to see the Premier League season end? - Voting Poll

Jakubclaret wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Pretty sure they’ll be clauses embedded within contracts protected against this, be daft drawing up 1 without anyway.
And if clubs can't pay wages then players have the legal right to walk away and join clubs who will pay them.

You can't be legally forced to work for nothing.
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

It will be, you are also leaving the argument wide open or should I say door to, well if football can go ahead why can’t this that & the other go ahead & before you know it we are pretty much back to square 1, where we are now. Kind of makes a mockery of the early lockdown, all this is based upon t...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

paulatky wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:28 am
So we really are fcuked !!!
How many people do you really think are going to die from this in the UK, for example?
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

Up until a few days ago the Japanese were saying that the Olympics would still go ahead in a few weeks time! Some officials from both the Japanese organising committee and the Premier League are maybe finding it a little difficult to comprehend the current world health situation? The Olympics ARE g...
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

If this season is cancelled how on earth can clubs survive when no money is coming in, especially those further down the leagues?
by Spijed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2607

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

The problem is that if this season is cancelled it'll render next season pretty much worthless in terms of any achievements.
by Spijed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

dsr wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:40 pm

But I went to A&E with stomach ache, contrary to instructions, and within an hour I was in a hospital bed with a drip in my arm. Who knows where I would have been a fortnight later?
Indeed! I went there with stomach pains and didn't leave for six weeks! ;)
by Spijed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

paulatky wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Makes you wonder why they all went to A & E before
That's been a debate for years in that many people who go to A&E often don't need to go there and could easily see their GP instead as this poster campaign emphasized
https://www.door22.co.uk/work/nhs-accid ... -campaign/
by Spijed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 5901
Views: 107873

Re: Covid-19

As soon as someone is intubated the ventilator is doing all the work delivering positive pressure ventilation, compared to negative pressure ventilation which is how we normally breath. This means you lose muscles associated with breathing. It can take months to recover from less than a week intuba...
by Spijed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Jamie Oliver
Replies: 37
Views: 1484

Re: Jamie Oliver

Anyone watch the food channel?

Man v Food?
by Spijed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Non league clubs unhappy about expunging the season
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Non league clubs unhappy about expunging the season

My local club, Worthing, aren't happy. Were odds on for promotion to National South for first time in their history having spent a lot of money on facilities in recent years. Pulling in four figure crowds too so a real shame for them. Surely the best way should be a wait and see approach for the ti...