Corona Virus - We're Doomed

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Think you will find closed door matches wont be our problem. Really cant see us opening our borders if it continues to be a clusterfudge across the ditch.

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Ryan wrote:

djtim3000 wrote:

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coochiee wrote:

Why closed door matches could be with us (when leagues resume) for quite some time.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/world-game/120591914/game-zero-spread-of-coronavirus-linked-to-champions-league-game-in-italy

Yeah. The first confirmed positive case in Croatia was traced back to this game.

Would closed door matches be a better financial proposition for the league (or at the very least for Fox who apparently props up the league)? Broadcast advertising revenues would increase dramatically.

There was an article when this all started that out of all the Australian professional codes the A-League is less dependent on ticket sales than others, I'm sure they'll be making more of a loss but hopefully the councils jump in with discounts on venues, etc.

Games wouldn't need to be played at top tier stadiums, you could really play anywhere fenced with a decent pitch, this would certainly save clubs a considerable amount of stadium rental costs too.

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I find it interesting to note things are starting to get better in China unless they are conning everyone.  8 - 12 week problem?

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Lonegunmen wrote:

I find it interesting to note things are starting to get better in China unless they are conning everyone.  8 - 12 week problem?

It's quite possible this will be the case in NZ as long as social distancing rules are followed as strictly as they were in China, things could be mostly back to normal in NZ in a month or two. Wouldn't expect international borders to properly open up for a few months after though. Australia would naturally be the first country NZ would allow international travel with, but as someone else has mentioned its a bit of a clusterfudge over there right now.

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Lonegunmen wrote:

I find it interesting to note things are starting to get better in China unless they are conning everyone.  8 - 12 week problem?

China, but also now improvement in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

As soon as you can convince me that the Aussies will obey the regulations and restrictions related to lockdown, I will believe this season will still be completed say 6 months from now.

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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Lonegunmen wrote:

I find it interesting to note things are starting to get better in China unless they are conning everyone.  8 - 12 week problem?

Current players that are off contract at seasons end. I think that's end of May? two months from now there should be a much clearer picture of where this is all going to go and how long it might take. Especially viewing what is happening in China and South Korea.

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Lonegunmen wrote:

I find it interesting to note things are starting to get better in China unless they are conning everyone.  8 - 12 week problem?

It's the end of a 8-12 week lockdown.

But it's a lot more than only a 8-12 week problem.  Life has far from returned to normal in China.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/120581983/china-further-eases-restrictions-that-kept-millions-at-home-in-coronavirus-epicentre

Maybe not a lot of relevance, given over 100 years ago, we now have modern medicine & vaccines, plus much of the 2nd wave was spread by returning WWI soldiers - but it was that later 2nd wave of Spanish Flu that was far more deadly. 

Basically the world will need to remain on some sort of alert for many many months, even years. Certainly until there is a widely available vaccine.

Expect restrictions on travel, and large group gatherings eg football crowds, to remain in place, way after the end of the lock down. 

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Financially-smashed A-League clubs can expect another huge hit in April, with a TV broadcast rights expert predicting Fox Sports will cancel future payments while the competition is shuttered - and possibly walk away altogether.

A quarterly installment believed to be around $900,000 is due to each of the 11 clubs next month but with the league locked down by the coronavirus, rights holders Fox Sports aren’t expected to sign any cheques for non-existent content.

Colin Smith, head of the consultancy Global Media & Sports, fears the beginning of the end of Fox Sports’ $57.6 million annual commitment to football may be imminent, with the sport unable to deliver on its contractual obligations and now technically in breach after Tuesday’s suspension by FFA.

“In normal circumstances Fox Sports would not want to shoot down football when the A-League is facing its toughest scenario,” said Smith.

CLICK THE LINK read the rest. help out SBS

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/fox-sports-primed-to-pull-pin-on-a-league-claims-broadcast-rights-guru

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Blew.2 wrote:

Financially-smashed A-League clubs can expect another huge hit in April, with a TV broadcast rights expert predicting Fox Sports will cancel future payments while the competition is shuttered - and possibly walk away altogether.

A quarterly installment believed to be around $900,000 is due to each of the 11 clubs next month but with the league locked down by the coronavirus, rights holders Fox Sports aren’t expected to sign any cheques for non-existent content.

Colin Smith, head of the consultancy Global Media & Sports, fears the beginning of the end of Fox Sports’ $57.6 million annual commitment to football may be imminent, with the sport unable to deliver on its contractual obligations and now technically in breach after Tuesday’s suspension by FFA.

“In normal circumstances Fox Sports would not want to shoot down football when the A-League is facing its toughest scenario,” said Smith.

CLICK THE LINK read the rest. help out SBS

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/fox-sports-primed-to-pull-pin-on-a-league-claims-broadcast-rights-guru

Probably why the league was ‘postponed’ not cancelled - so A League lawyers have a better shot 

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It's a perfect storm, even if Fox didn't want to cut the A-League deal they kind of have to just to keep their heads above water, the lost 1.9 billion last year and we all know that their business model is dieing so it's not going to get better.

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does anyone else find it extremely hard to get any work done at home?

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Ryan wrote:

It's a perfect storm, even if Fox didn't want to cut the A-League deal they kind of have to just to keep their heads above water, the lost 1.9 billion last year and we all know that their business model is dieing so it's not going to get better.

so why exactly are people hating on Fox so much?

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Or why hating on the 'greedy' FFA?  Ill informed criticism.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/a-league/120629090/coronavirus-ffa-stands-down-70-per-cent-of-staff-due-to-global-pandemic

You would think the clubs, incl Nix will have to be next to cut costs.

There are no winners with Coronavirus.

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coochiee wrote:

Or why hating on the 'greedy' FFA?  Ill informed criticism.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/a-league/120629090/coronavirus-ffa-stands-down-70-per-cent-of-staff-due-to-global-pandemic

You would think the clubs, incl Nix will have to be next to cut costs.

There are no winners with Coronavirus.

The only winner is the positive impact this will all have on the environment. 

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talayvision wrote:

does anyone else find it extremely hard to get any work done at home?

Nah, I've worked form home off and on for years - I'm way more productive.

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Ryan wrote:

talayvision wrote:

does anyone else find it extremely hard to get any work done at home?

Nah, I've worked form home off and on for years - I'm way more productive.

So have I and I love it.  Now try with a four year old off kindy :'(  My wife works for an essential service so i've got about 4 hours work done over the past few days!

Edit: Have to add, we are incredibly lucky though, wife has so far kept all her hours and pay, and although my work has reduced, the subsidy will cover most of it.  Very grateful that we are in this position when others are struggling.

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Ryan wrote:

It's a perfect storm, even if Fox didn't want to cut the A-League deal they kind of have to just to keep their heads above water, the lost 1.9 billion last year and we all know that their business model is dieing so it's not going to get better.

so why exactly are people hating on Fox so much?

Because it's owned by the dirty digger Murdoch.

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aitkenmike wrote:

Ryan wrote:

talayvision wrote:

does anyone else find it extremely hard to get any work done at home?

Nah, I've worked form home off and on for years - I'm way more productive.

So have I and I love it.  Now try with a four year old off kindy :'(  My wife works for an essential service so i've got about 4 hours work done over the past few days!

Edit: Have to add, we are incredibly lucky though, wife has so far kept all her hours and pay, and although my work has reduced, the subsidy will cover most of it.  Very grateful that we are in this position when others are struggling.

Yep, it can only work if you have an area which is separate from your living area or family areas to work.

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A Phoenix coach tests positive for covid? 

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