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KingstonMariner
September 26, 2020, 9:42pm
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I’m beginning to like the cut of his jib.

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.c.....l-crisis-4551102.amp


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Yep, it’s a peach of an article.
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Great read. Agree with every word.


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Completely agree,  great article.
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Great article, agree with every point made.
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He's absolutely nailed it there, great article.
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Well said indeed. I clearly wasn’t the only one to think that the photo-op of Boris and “our” MP’s was in spectacularly bad taste with things as they are. I know Martin Vickers does attend matches, I’m fairly sure Ms Nici doesn’t. She has the excuse of not knowing what the football club means to us lot. He at least should know better.


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I appear to be the odd one out - I didnt agree with most of it.

The situation GTFC are in at the moment cancelling games is down to their own stupidity - allowing someone to enter and leave their "bubble" who was also "bubbbling" away from home so to speak was asking for trouble.

Even if we had a government that had done everything correctly we would still face a massive realignment in consumerism and jobs, Football is probably way down the list of importance, as it should be as the basics of our society are at risk. Just because the EFL is not up to it, it is footballs, and only footballs problem. Remember the club chairmen were happy to attend EFL meetings in exotic locations and support the EFL so they are as much responsible
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Quoted from realist
I appear to be the odd one out - I didnt agree with most of it.

The situation GTFC are in at the moment cancelling games is down to their own stupidity - allowing someone to enter and leave their "bubble" who was also "bubbbling" away from home so to speak was asking for trouble.

Even if we had a government that had done everything correctly we would still face a massive realignment in consumerism and jobs, Football is probably way down the list of importance, as it should be as the basics of our society are at risk. Just because the EFL is not up to it, it is footballs, and only footballs problem. Remember the club chairmen were happy to attend EFL meetings in exotic locations and support the EFL so they are as much responsible


So we should restrict our young players' opportunities by not allowing them to play competitive football which will aid their development, or not allow them to train like a full time pro?

The problem is, the EFL is supposed to represent it's members and do what's best for them, ie the clubs. Do you think pushing football with no income was what the clubs wanted? Do you think wishy washy advice, that clearly isn't being interpreted or followed the same by everybody is what the clubs wanted? Were clubs even asked what they wanted?
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Well said indeed. I clearly wasn’t the only one to think that the photo-op of Boris and “our” MP’s was in spectacularly bad taste with things as they are. I know Martin Vickers does attend matches, I’m fairly sure Ms Nici doesn’t. She has the excuse of not knowing what the football club means to us lot. He at least should know better.


Culture secretary on TV this morning pushed the issue on the Prem, couldn’t give detail on the science behind not allowing people back.

Said they’d done loads for clubs with furlough and rates relief etc... all he really could give as an explanation was “not the right time”.

Andrew Marr used the model Germany is using but clearly once again we’re miles behind our teutonic cousins, again posh boy didn’t have an answer or credible alternative.

The MP then talked about the Prem “relying on the EFL to bring up grass routes talents” which indicates he knows f**k all as that league is full of imports from abroad.

I clearly believe that not allowing fans back to football (and other sport) is a mix of political positioning, having no solution and in reality not giving a sh1t about something that’s important to the fabric of so many communities.

All we see is the MP for Grimsby presenting the head of her Party with a Town shirt...... whatever happened to back bench politicians lobbying for the people they represent?


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