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Recent content by liquidfootball2

  1. liquidfootball2

    Sport Cricket

    Yes knew a lot of it but the way the professionals were treated as 'recently' as the early 1960's an eye-opener. Knew it was always class-ridden with amateur captains common to all counties - picked because of status rather than any playing ability, but different days - I think amateur status...
  2. liquidfootball2

    Sport Cricket

    The Golden Era of the Lancashire Leagues Everyone in those days was pulling in different directions. League cricket was always threatening to siphon off those cricketers who wanted to play less than six days a week, or for more money. The great days extended into the 1950s, when Lancashire...
  3. liquidfootball2

    Sport Cricket

    early 1850s. Before the heroine finds herself a rich mill-owner, she leads us through the cobbled streets of the Industrial Revolution at its most inhumane. English factory-workers live in abject grime and poverty, and Irish workers - brought in to under-cut the wages of the English workers -...
  4. liquidfootball2

    Sport Cricket

    Old Trafford was entrusted with the Cup semi-final too, when New Zealand’s pace bowlers overwhelmed India’s batsmen, habituated to flatter pitches. The carry which Old Trafford had before the square was realigned a decade ago has gone, and the pitches are simply quicker than most, but there was...
  5. liquidfootball2

    Sport Cricket

    County File: Lancashire are finally in full bloom after more than 150 years The county has had periods of success before, but Lancashire now possesses the rare combination of success on and off the pitch ByScyld Berry, CHIEF CRICKET WRITER25 May 2020 • 10:30am It has taken more than 150 years...
  6. liquidfootball2

    Sport Cricket

    There follows a long article on Lancashire (copied in -several installments - well worth a read if you have a fair amount of time and interest - covers their history too Excellent..
  7. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Definitely this, London hasn't reported a single Covid death in the last 48 hours and with most of the establishment being London based and therefore London centric - the massively reduced risk in the capital will produce a feeling of it's the right time to relax some of the measures. Other...
  8. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Agree with this, the outrage is just a response to an apparent prioritisation of football when lockdown still exists and some businesses are still on hold. To me football is a multi million pound business and a highly profitable one at the top level. The premier league does bring prestige and...
  9. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Yes that's it in a nutshell, it's finance that's the driving force - when isn't it ?.....and the imperative to keep the premier league in the preeminent position it currently holds. Personally I couldn't be bothered if it didn't return for a long time but understand the reasons for it. Just...
  10. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    . From reports he was absolutely stunned to receive the news too, he displayed no symptoms whatsoever, completely asymptomatic and that mirrors the case with the Dynamo Dresden players and staff too. It must be remembered that having no symptoms whatsoever is very likely to be the norm rather...
  11. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Yes I'd imagine all in regular contact with the players, ALL the management and their staff plus all the referees, would have to undergo similar quarantine, and live in the artificial bubble like environment for the period too or it wouldn't make any sense at all. Yes there are those NOT in...
  12. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Yes the virus will NOT discriminate in who it effects but surely this misses the point to an extent as it's the damage it can likely do that must be the important factor. What is absolutely massive and completely different are the consequences of being infected, it is the difference between...
  13. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Need to take like with like for any comparisons, no underlying illness or conditions, young and extremely fit - put it into context with the number of people exposed and the chances of this are so small they're virtually zero. If a young, super fit individual with no underlying conditions...
  14. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    That's really not taking into account the period of regular testing and quarantine before the 'tournament' in the artificial bubble like environment which should, as far as it is practicably possible - 14 days, minimise any risk of anyone going into games carrying it. It is true we don't know...
  15. liquidfootball2

    Sport Football 2019/2020

    Presumably like any other restarting industry there would be protocols to follow as industry and football adapts to the new environment. I would imagine the whole management team would also have to undergo a period of quarantine if that's envisaged for the restart, they would be in close...
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