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St. Maximin

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    COVID-19

    It’s a fair point about contradictions/mixed messages/stupid guidance though. So many people actually don’t know some of the rules at any given time and I think you can’t just expect the whole population to be aware of them without clear and logical messaging from the top. Can have severe negative impacts, whether that’s health or otherwise.
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    COVID-19

    Well sadly I don’t know solution, but there comes a point where all this isolating is becoming a nuisance. Might as well just have a proper lockdown again for a few weeks than let covid run wild if services and businesses are going to suffer anyway because of the self-isolating. The sheer amount of self-isolations doesn’t really make sense given how few people would have actually caught covid. Then you have that app that people still don’t realise you can just ignore… it tells people they need to self-isolate despite that merely being advisory rather than mandatory. Not everyone know
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    Cricket 2.0

    Graphics aside, how? It’s not like it’s a completely different form of the game.
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    Cricket 2.0

    Think it’s decent tbh. Not a whole lot different to T20 and not like all formats must be the same. It’s not like longer limited overs or first class matches are always exactly the same length. Good to have it on TV and new fans also.
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    Cricket 2.0

    Change ends every 10 balls I believe. Bowlers can bowl 5 or 10 each in one go and 20 in total.
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    Cricket 2.0

    Didn’t see all of it but quite liked it tbh. Similar enough to T20 for it to not be a completely different game and I think some fans are just scared their preferred formats are being eroded. If this is the future and test cricket/ODIs are being steadily scrapped I’d be fuming but that seems hypothetical right now. Every sport will have commercial tournaments where non-followers will get into them also. We’ve just had the Euros and got the Olympics soon after all. It’s great for the women’s game also.
  7. St. Maximin

    COVID-19

    Indeed, but context is key here as we’re talking restrictions and oversight that could significantly impact our health, social life and employment situation in a way that goes beyond relatively minor inconveniences.
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    Cricket 2.0

    Went to the match yesterday at Old Trafford. Great finish and atmosphere brilliant. So good to see big crowds at sport again and the Pakistan fans really play their part also (little time for those vuvuzelas though I have to say…). Pretty indifferent to the Hundred really. As long as it doesn’t adversely affect the other great domestic tournaments then I’m all for it, but not too excited overall. Saying that I got tickets to the eliminator and finals days so maybe I’ll be really impressed. Devastated about the lack of Sweet Caroline though. Big mistake.
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    COVID-19

    Not really opposed to the passports but I do agree on the last point. I think we’ve come to accept restrictions and oversight as part of life now and it’s like people are shamed into agreeing otherwise they are deemed selfish, despite everyone’s situation being different. Also seems to be a grass is greener thing - I’m sure a lot of people always calling for more restrictions will be moaning once they’re in place and not quickly removed. Or many who don’t complain just aren’t as badly affected.
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    COVID-19

    I think it’s fair enough even if any solution is flawed. They can still go lots of places regardless, but if you’re a danger to people in certain public places then security can keep you out, so I feel it can work that way with health also.
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    COVID-19

    Yeah I don’t think it has that much to do with the pub for the most part, but being able to see people. I could cope comfortably without going to the pub over winter and in some ways life was better, but it’s certainly grim when you can’t see people. Whatever restrictions we bring in again, we can’t have people isolated over long periods like that again.
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    COVID-19

    Fair enough, never had that temptation myself. I think we’ve realised how much we’ve missed these things and the atmosphere around them, even if they aren’t the be all end all. Was nice getting to go on holiday in the UK mind without considering abroad options.
  13. I agree on the current joke of a manager but at the same time I think that was partly fuelled by the fans’ reactions at first. He’s just completely lacking in class and continued the comparisons rather than trying to make amends for being clueless.
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    COVID-19

    Wait, so banning all those things makes the world better or do you just mean for now? It’s great seeing so many people out having fun, especially with the Euros recently. Especially in London where I am, where I love the buzz now but it was a depressing place over winter. Nightclubs reopening I feel a bit uneasy about. But given the devastating impacts of the pandemic on them I can’t blame some for being happy about it.
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    COVID-19

    I think it’s odd when people use the term ‘lockdown’ now, when this is the least locked down we’ve been since March 2020 and for most people life will barely charge as we hit ‘freedom day’ today. As you say though, it could have that effect on people running businesses that are strongly affected etc. Yeah this is a good point about the linguistics. I admit when I talk about the harm done to the majority, I guess you can counter that with the decreased risk of losing a loved one even if the virus won’t strongly harm them. I just feel that while nobody should want to catch the virus, i
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