Hamilton Accies Statement.

1288Bear

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Once everyone has played each other once I would think
38 is the correct answer, however, in the absence of a full seasons fixtures I would think two rounds of games would be more suitable (play everyone home and away).

Whatever happens if the season is called and we are top we will probably be just short of whatever figure they come up with as being appropriate to award the league and, if bheast fc are ahead, they will have just passed the magic yet to be decided number of fixtures.

Yes I am indeed a cynical old b'stard.
 

Bowery Boy

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Even if they say “too bad Hamilton, games must go ahead!”, if we then got into situation where we were days away from playing the scum and they had 5 players test positive, there’s not a doubt in my mind they’d simply move the goalposts and change the approach so that it could be postponed and they could get off the hook.

There’s not a chance Liewell and co would simply agree to crack on like Hamilton etc, and not a chance his lapdogs at the SPFL would even risk upsetting him or his club.
Whilst I completely agree that would happen in such a scenario, I've zero sympathy for Hamilton and St Mirren. They voted in support of this shower.
 

vinnie

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Play the games.

And use the international periods to play games too. They do it rugby union! if you have enough players, game on. Will get the season done and will remove the drought during international weeks.

queue the SFA calling up all of our eligible players!!
 

roffey

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Sporting integrity is totally out the window already.

It’s time they cancelled both cup competitions this year and try to get the league finished as fairly and as early as possible. Just rearrange the league fixtures and get the games played. If there’s time for a cup so be it, maybe the fans can attend by then and the clubs will make money.
 

1288Bear

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Sporting integrity is totally out the window already.

It’s time they cancelled both cup competitions this year and try to get the league finished as fairly and as early as possible. Just rearrange the league fixtures and get the games played. If there’s time for a cup so be it, maybe the fans can attend by then and the clubs will make money.
They need the cup competitions for the lower league clubs who have already agreed to a shortened season (3 rounds of games).

They could, however, restrict the cup competitions to the lower league teams and allow the Premiership clubs to focus on completing the league campaign.
 

1288Bear

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Think there’s needs to be a rule brought in stating x no of players out with covid game get suspended.
Chances are we will be affected sooner or later.
More likely to be based on available/fit players rather than players out as the number out will affect clubs differently depending on the size of their squad.
 

Remo-town

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Goodness me. This thing seems to have got a hold of everyone big time in this country.

Games are being played all over Europe and crowds are getting back, meanwhile we in the uk are still running scared.

Players have tested positive in other countries, are they discussing their leagues getting stopped? Poland even allowed some away fans at the weekend.

What's happened to the people in this country?
 

Irvinebear

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Will be interesting to see what happens when the scum have a number of players with it pretty sure they would get special dispensation to cancel until a later date.
 

Fergie90

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How can this league season be taken seriously ?

We have had a team with no keepers forced to play and other teams players having to self isolate for 14 days while matches go on etc.

Its giving teams unfair advantages and it based on pure luck if you catch covid or not.

I'm probably in a minority here I wouldnt feel the same about beating Hibs if they have 6 players out isolating or if we draw with a team because our regular back four is out because of self isolation or false positives etc
 

chilebear

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Goodness me. This thing seems to have got a hold of everyone big time in this country.

Games are being played all over Europe and crowds are getting back, meanwhile we in the uk are still running scared.

Players have tested positive in other countries, are they discussing their leagues getting stopped? Poland even allowed some away fans at the weekend.

What's happened to the people in this country?
The people of this country are led by corrupt wonkers
They’ve set the precedent and created an absolute failure of a league
 

heresto55

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You could argue St Mirren didn’t though. They had to scrape around for a goalkeeper to sign on emergency loan on Saturday and register him and their 42 year goalkeeping coach to play at the last minute.
St Mirren were forced to play Hibs because if that game had been called off they would probably have had to cancel their game tomorrow night, guess who they play ?
 
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Woodrow Call

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they are if you meant legally just like any other person is. But part of the deal with allowing football is they don’t But both us and that lot have banned it . It’s training - game- home - repeat. Other clubs haven’t and it’s no suprise it’s the wee diddy teams so far .
Aye they might not live to a hundred but it will phuckin feel like it.
 

Remo-town

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The people of this country are led by corrupt wonkers
They’ve set the precedent and created an absolute failure of a league
I know that. What I'm asking is why the hell are people talking about having the league stopped. There's absolutely no reason for it.

Have a look at the revised figures for scotland on the covid thread. Whole things a shambles.
 

bigy

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The biggest lesson from this and St Mirren are that all Rangers players should be under strict instructions. No going to restaurants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the training centre.

And more than that arrangements should be made to ensure the players close family members (those who they share a house with) are able to operate in the same bubble.

I know it might seem draconian. But it's the way it needs to be.
 

RabSpackman

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This will continue to happen at the smaller clubs. There players are not on great money and will not make the same sacrifices to their lives that players at us and them will. They will be going out for dinner and bars etc. Which isn’t breaking any rules right now but even being their increases your risk . Players at thee clubs will not accept the training -game -home repeat schedule that us and them are doing
It’s as likely to be people’s kids coming back from nursery or school hoaching of viruses.

I think the claim that the players at lower down clubs in the league aren’t as dedicated is condescending and inaccurate. Looks at Doc when he came from Hamilton to Rangers and compare to some of the shambles we’ve seen in the Rangers first team over the years.
 

marmaladebear

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Goodness me. This thing seems to have got a hold of everyone big time in this country.

Games are being played all over Europe and crowds are getting back, meanwhile we in the uk are still running scared.

Players have tested positive in other countries, are they discussing their leagues getting stopped? Poland even allowed some away fans at the weekend.

What's happened to the people in this country?
hunks mate, hunks. It's now the number one excuse for individuals, companies and every other organisation to not do something they no longer fancy doing.
 

DunantBlue

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Sorry mate just mean if it happens to us or them then I think the games will be cancelled. Whole thing is just a mess and only going to get worse
It is a cluster %^*&.

To be fair to them, the government in Scotland have given the Scottish football authorities (a) clear enough guidance on what is required, and (b) note latitude than they perhaps deserved to recover and learn from mistakes. The response from the governing bodies has, so far, been as predictable as it is lamentable.
 

A1bertz

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Even if they say “too bad Hamilton, games must go ahead!”, if we then got into situation where we were days away from playing the scum and they had 5 players test positive, there’s not a doubt in my mind they’d simply move the goalposts and change the approach so that it could be postponed and they could get off the hook.

There’s not a chance Liewell and co would simply agree to crack on like Hamilton etc, and not a chance his lapdogs at the SPFL would even risk upsetting him or his club.
That have this and the move the game for sky/ later crowds shit to fall back on also.
 
We are in the final stages of our second wave in Melbourne of covid ,six weeks of total lockdown and curfew after eight pm I fear the worse for the uk and Scottish football I hope I’m wrong.
 

BlueNoseBlueblood

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How can this league season be taken seriously ?

We have had a team with no keepers forced to play and other teams players having to self isolate for 14 days while matches go on etc.

Its giving teams unfair advantages and it based on pure luck if you catch covid or not.

I'm probably in a minority here I wouldnt feel the same about beating Hibs if they have 6 players out isolating or if we draw with a team because our regular back four is out because of self isolation or false positives etc
Understand how you feel, but did any SPL opposition say the same for
4 league games in 8 days in 2008?
 

Humbug

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hunks mate, hunks. It's now the number one excuse for individuals, companies and every other organisation to not do something they no longer fancy doing.
Hey mate do yourself a favour take this conversation to PM, good to see your brave about your sexuality all the same.
 
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