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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 10 Sep 22 4.21pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Bearcage

I also think matches should have gone ahead. However I sympathise with those who made the decision. What may have influenced this is the f***wits amongst football fans have regularly and repeatedly demonstrated their in ability to respect a minutes silence at matches, hence authorities have resorted to a minutes applause (which although inappropriate in such circumstances, is less so than the alternative of showing no respect).

Liverpool were to play at home. Say no more.

 


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View Swindy's Profile Swindy Flag Bromley 10 Sep 22 4.26pm Send a Private Message to Swindy Add Swindy as a friend

Test Match was always going ahead (no bad thing), the Queen followed cricket and in the day was presented to the teams at Lords' tests.
Black armbands, 2 minute silences and the National Anthem would have sufficed.
We are a very much more diverse nation nowadays and people could have been given the choice, particularly as the games may well be postponed again next weekend.
Postponements in and around London were handy as it freed up police resources for the Back into Europe march & event in Central London today, especially if it did take place.

 

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View TheGreatGorbo's Profile TheGreatGorbo Flag sunbury 10 Sep 22 4.56pm Send a Private Message to TheGreatGorbo Add TheGreatGorbo as a friend

On a plus side it means palace unbeaten in September conceding no goals vieira manager of the month?

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 10 Sep 22 5.05pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Will the pools panel be in operation today? If they are I reckon Brendan Rodgers will be given the sack if they give Leicester's game as an away win to Villa.

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 10 Sep 22 5.16pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

Watch out in November for more twisting of ethics & morals by the FA when the World Cup is being played in Qatar.

You're a bit wrong there, Jimenez. I don't think you can twist morals and ethics when you haven't actually got any to twist in the first place. :-)

 


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View robdave2k's Profile robdave2k Flag 10 Sep 22 5.35pm Send a Private Message to robdave2k Add robdave2k as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

Well reasoned Syd. I totally agree. Yet again our sports regulators have got it all wrong. Who are these people?

I think a lot of it will be to do with the fact police forces are having to provide officers to assist the Met with the funeral.

 

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View ATL Eagle's Profile ATL Eagle Flag Atlanta 11 Sep 22 2.30pm Send a Private Message to ATL Eagle Add ATL Eagle as a friend

The people posting about the two minutes' silence reminded me of the best two minutes' silence I have witnessed.

Back in March 1994 I went with a West Ham mate to Upton Park to see the Bobby Moore Memorial match - the Hammers against a PL 11. The only thing I remember about the game was that Glenn Hoddle was by far the best passer on the pitch, pinging long balls anywhere he wanted.

Not surprisingly, the two minutes' silence at the start of the game was almost religiously observed. There was a fine rain falling and you could actually hear it landing on the grass. A beautiful moment for a legend.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 11 Sep 22 2.45pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by robdave2k

I think a lot of it will be to do with the fact police forces are having to provide officers to assist the Met with the funeral.

what, yesterday and today? Where?

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 11 Sep 22 2.47pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Just been sent my electronic ticket update. Get it about one hour before each game. Does that mean the game is on? Come on Palace sort it out!!

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 11 Sep 22 4.11pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

The same people who instead of reasoning a sensible response to some of the awful racism in the game albeit by a significant minority.
Instead hoist the awful BLM mantra on all & sundry including the insipid kneeling to that criminal & scumbag George Floyd when they had a perfect moment (even call it good PR)to introduce something more palatable & worthy that everyone could of embrace.
Watch out in November for more twisting of ethics & morals by the FA when the World Cup is being played in Qatar.

I'll preface this post by observing that, criminal scumbag though he seemingly was, Floyd was certainly murdered, and that criminal charges against the (diverse) trio of policemen responsible were appropriate. That said, I agree entirely with your post.

The problem you highlight began when commercial organisations developed manipulative and subtle form of advertising relating to social/political issues. We all wanted them to stop using third world sweatshops, trade fairly, not dump s*** in rivers, treat cattle humanely etc and so on, and once the commercial sector realised it couldn't avoid social responsibility, it began using it as a marketing tool instead. Adverts became less about the quality of the product and more about appropriately paid locals harvesting crops in Sri Lanka, poverty stricken Mexican lads being saved from a life of gang violence, or of drinking wells being constructed in Africa.

Add in social media and soon enough everyone from craft breweries to lawnmower companies feel obliged to announce their socially progressive position on just about everything. Partly this is for free advertising, partly to try and do the right thing, and partly a response to fear of being shamed if they don't.

The problem of course is that whilst there is no limit to the number and complexity of social/political issues, there certainly is a limit to the ability of commercial organisations to fully understand and address them, hence the trend for gross oversimplification.

As you say, the most prominent example of this was the FA, Premier League and football broadcasters rushing to throw as much visible support behind BLM as possible without stopping to assess what they were doing. The process that followed still begars belief. Music or recorded applause being played at high volume at Wembley to drown out any dissent as the knee was taken, complete denial that respectful and reasonable opposition existed, regular misrepresentation of opposition as either flagrant racism or the result of ignorance (BLM were, all of a sudden, not a political organisation apparently), before they slowly and very privately designed a method to reverse out of it all without ever acknowledging possible error, let alone the damage done.

All of which leads us to the decision to cancel football this weekend. It's not the decision itself I am frustrated by (incorrect though I think it is), its the people and process leading to it. These are organisations labouring under the misapprehension that they are required to develop social/political views, that they are capable of doing so to an appropriate standard, and that they don't need to consider the views of the people who pay for the whole gravy train. They are are stuck in an ongoing addiction to the social media popularity contest, and this just feels like the latest consequence.

Apologies for the long post, but I appreciate the opportunity to articulate my feelings. I'm sure the mods will move the post to a different thread if necessary.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 11 Sep 22 7.12pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Took this off the bbc site, note the snippets about 'police resourses' as a few posters have alluded to, so, with this in mind, i personnally dont think our game on the south coast will go ahead, tho, loads will . . . [Link]

 


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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 11 Sep 22 7.58pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

For those who remain baffled by the decision to call off games at all levels this weekend may be interested to learn that the Telegraph is reporting today that Eton college managed to play two games this weekend.
This probably won't be a surprise to many.

 

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