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  • #1519031
    Gingertipster
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    They’ve had enough time to change celebrations now and not taking any notice :negative: :negative: :negative:
    And presenters are just as bad for virtually ignoring it.

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    #1519040
    Nathan Hughes
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    The positive covid tests on players have dropped loads since its highest recorded level when this all kicked off just before the lockdown.
    However I agree they should be more aware of their actions but can also understand the relief at scoring a goal and the pressure it can release in that moment of getting a goal.
    It’s not basketball when teams score regularly

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    #1519044
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    Wouldn’t want Ginge as my doctor – go to see him with an ingrowing toenail and he’d book you in for surgery to have your leg amputated.

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    Tank
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    Just my little joke, Ginge

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    #1519056
    Gingertipster
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    I’d gladly amputate some of those footballer’s legs, Tank. ;-)

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    #1519058
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    There’s been some great celebrations over the years, Nathan.
    Doesn’t take much invention to come up with an alternatrive celebration.

    What about a Cantona-like arogantly standing nodding his head, slowly turning… While team mates kneel 2 metres away doing the “we’re not worthy” with their hands?

    Or miming a celebration 2 metres apart – without the hugging and breathing in each others faces from close proximity.

    F…… Invent a celebration and practice it whenever they score in training.

    Just seems they don’t care.
    Either change the celebration or cancel football completly. Not to do so is unfair on all the other sporting events and peoples shops closed for Covid reasons.

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    #1519062
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    When I was at school, our games master would not let us celebrate goals at all. Not even a firm handshake. We just had to run back to our half of the pitch and take up our starting positions.

    One lad did celebrate after he scored a long range effort into the top corner. He was promptly substituted and sent for an early bath.

    #1519064
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    Doesn’t work like that in the heat of the moment Ginge,
    Its a kin to having a bet, sometimes you can see your horse in cruising around and it wins easy, you can reel your joy in
    Same if you are on a winning run, you can mutter “come on my son”
    Imagine now you are on a long losing streak(the pressure is on), you’ve had twenty on 33/1 shot, it has run well but looks held, all of a sudden the leader starts peddling and yours is making ground up hand over fist, there is still 100 yards to go and its nip and tuck as the leader has run on again once yours drew level with it.
    You going to sit there nodding your head like Eric Cantona
    PMSL

    Yes, Cork All Star that was my celebration too.. :rose:

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    #1519065
    Nathan Hughes
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    Just seems they don’t care.
    Either change the celebration or cancel football completly. Not to do so is unfair on all the other sporting events and peoples shops closed for Covid reasons.

    Of course they care.
    They want fans back in the stadiums as soon as possible

    The big problem I have is players like Kyle Walker having sex party’s
    and the Spurs/West Ham players having a mass Christmas get together

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    #1519066
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    It is that easy, Nathan.
    Using their celebration every time they score in training gets them used to it. After this long it should come naturally.

    Of course there will be times when they’ll forget. But would they forget more or less every time?
    Point here is right now there’s little evidence of them even making an effort!

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    #1519082
    Nathan Hughes
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    Why are they asking to make an effort now.?

    Football resumed in June, why not then, was obvious from day 1, same with spitting
    Yet, this all came about either end of December or start of January because more tests came back positive than normal and games got called off because teams had to self isolate
    The numbers are back down now.. Yes it would help if they kept celebrations low key but again since June numbers have been very low and crazy comparison with shops considering they are in small bubbles plus get tested twice a week

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    #1519083
    Nathan Hughes
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    Scoring a goal in training is hardly the same emotion as getting one in a big game… :wacko:

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    #1519345
    Nathan Hughes
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    The season fixtures are already rammed to the bone
    so is your suggestion to null and void the season.?
    The Euros are at the end of the season so not if any wriggle room for this
    Its just not going to happen is it
    Unless cases, infection rates and more deaths kick right off again after relaxation of lockdown. Fingers well and truly crossed that the vaccination programme will work and at least stop the mass deaths

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    #1519357
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    Why are they asking to make an effort now”?
    Point about “now” is they’ve now had a considerable amount of time to get used to different celebrations needed.

    “Season started in June, why not then“? Come off it Nathan, you’ve answered your own question. In June there was very little Covid about. Hardly the same.

    For sure scoring a goal in training is not the same as scoring in the competition, but getting in to a routine helps. Footballers were capable of inventing great celebrations before, so shouldn’t be difficult to do so again.

    Yes, footballers are “tested twice a week“, they’re in a very privileged position. Am sure shop owners would love themselves and customers to be tested and be able to work; but that’s unworkable. Footballers should not take liberties with their privileged position.

    When shops can not open primarily because the risk of Covid with close face to face transmission… For footballers to do that exact same thing while celebrating goals is a kick in the teeth for those who’ve lost their livelihoods.

    Yes, there are less Covid cases amongst footballers than there was. But is now a worse variant and the NHS is in a much more vulnerable state than then. So – like the rest of us – footballers and management should be making an effort.

    Football should be a good thing for the rest of us, good entertainment and good for our mentality. However, that could be the opposite if they’re such poor role models.

    My suggestion” Nathan, is for footballers to do the right thing like everyone else has to. Of course everyone makes mistakes but they’re either not trying or not trying hard enough. If they can’t change then yes there is no other option than voiding the season. :yes:

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    #1519360
    Nathan Hughes
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    I’d have rather seen stiffer punishments for those breaking the rules off the pitch which would have made players think twice about breaking rules and thus keeping positive covid tests to a minimum.

    Froden/Greenwood taking young ladies back to hotel on England duty – punishment didn’t play one game for England
    Spurs/West Ham players mixing over Christmas – punishment (Don’t think they had one)
    Walker sex parties, has tested positive for covid, City squad riddled with it – punishment ???

    Celebrate a goal in Football – Null and Void

    Makes sense for this backward country

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