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View m/k mick's Profile m/k mick Flag milton keynes 09 Sep 22 7.03pm Send a Private Message to m/k mick Add m/k mick as a friend

Just been told cricket is on at the Oval, how come, my brother is going

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 09 Sep 22 7.05pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

It is...a chance to show that the history and heritage of these islands are more important than anything or anyone

Well, yes, and last time I looked football was also a pretty significant part of the history and heritage of these islands so quite how shutting it down achieves anything at all rather eludes me. All you're doing is denying the various different aspects of our history and heritage the chance to acknowledge in their own unique ways the Queen's passing and denying them an opportunity to pay their respects. The most important thing at a time of death is not to stop life from going on, but to continue it with an added measure of dignity and gratitude. We have been denied that. As I said before, this is the football authorities - as usual - playing to the crowd rather than taking an appropriate and measured decision.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 09 Sep 22 7.05pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by m/k mick

Just been told cricket is on at the Oval, how come, my brother is going

How’s that?

 


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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 09 Sep 22 7.07pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

Plenty of other sport is being played.
Concerts and theatre continue.
I find football's stance baffling as to why it should be some sort of exception, as if it's trying to demonstrate it's worthy credentials.
As others have pithily observed the traditional pursuits of the gentry (hunting, fishing, horse riding) will be pursued whereas 12 year olds are forbidden from playing football.
All very confusing.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 09 Sep 22 7.12pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

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The postponement of games this weekend is nothing more than yet another sickening example of people's modern-day desire to bathe in the spotlight of a major event; to somehow make ourselves central to a narrative which is entirely unrelated to what we are doing. By postponing football a statement is being made about football, not about the death of the Queen.

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The social media era has bred so much gratuitous corporate virtue signalling that it's now almost impossible to distinguish genuine sentiment.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 09 Sep 22 7.18pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

I’m in two minds about this for one reason postponing football. It is a major time for this country and a chance to show that the history and heritage of these islands are more important than anything or anyone, especially those who detest their own, and for that reason I can accept it. You know the weekend would be ruined by the behaviour of a self obsessed footballer.

A counter argument for you Rudi:

It is exactly this type of hollow gesture that woke, virtue signaling, positively discriminating, anti-competence organisations cloak themselves in to avoid detection.

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 09 Sep 22 7.23pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

The social media era has bred so much gratuitous corporate virtue signalling that it's now almost impossible to distinguish genuine sentiment.

Nail, head. It's utterly sickening. Everything is about ME and very little else. Today has been as bad as it gets. Self-aggrandizement masquerading as dignity; pretty much everything the Queen didn't stand for.

 


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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 09 Sep 22 7.26pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by m/k mick

Just been told cricket is on at the Oval, how come, my brother is going

I think in the immediate wake of the announcement of the Queen's death and given that the Prince of Wales is the patron of Surrey (and, therefore, it's home where the Test Match is being played) it was reasonable to suspend the next day's play, today. But suspending play on Saturday, two days later, would make no sense at all. Life goes on and the fact that it does is not a barrier to showing respect (a fact entirely lost on the football authorities).

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 09 Sep 22 7.39pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Just maybe the fact that the weed cancelled next week as well is clouding our judgement !

 

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View pompeyeagle's Profile pompeyeagle Flag Relocated to Shropshire 09 Sep 22 7.52pm Send a Private Message to pompeyeagle Add pompeyeagle as a friend

Can you imagine what will happen if we get a really bad winter with loads of postponements? The authorities will have an absolute nightmare trying to find ways to fit all the games in.

 

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View batcountry's Profile batcountry Flag Melbourne 09 Sep 22 8.18pm Send a Private Message to batcountry Add batcountry as a friend

Three pages in and “woke” appears. I guess it had to happen.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 09 Sep 22 8.29pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by m/k mick

Just been told cricket is on at the Oval, how come, my brother is going

Presumably he has a ticket

 

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