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CORONAVIRUS - JOINT RESPONSE GROUP UPDATE

THE JOINT RESPONSE GROUP CAN CONFIRM THE DECISION OF THE SCOTTISH FA BOARD TO SUSPEND ALL DOMESTIC PROFESSIONAL AND GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE SCOTTISH FA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

As a result, the SPFL has announced the postponement of this weekend’s and following midweek’s fixtures, starting with tonight’s Premiership match between Motherwell and Aberdeen and the Championship match between Queen of the South and Ayr United.
 
The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments and UEFA in relation to domestic, European and International fixtures in the coming days and more information will be communicated at the appropriate time.
 
The Scottish FA Board made its decision in the interests of the health and safety of players, match officials, staff, supporters and the general public.

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “Since the guidance outlined by governments last night we have been engaged in extensive dialogue to clarify the position and implications of that guidance for Scottish football.

“Today’s announcement is made in the interests of public health but, equally, the health and safety of players, match officials, and staff across the game. This is of paramount importance as the country enters the ‘delay’ phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is also why the Scottish FA is compelled to ensure that the suspension is cascaded through the non-professional and grassroots games until further notice.”

Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive, said: “As everyone knows, this is a fast-moving and unprecedented situation for the entire country.

“We have been in intensive and detailed discussions since last night and have also been taking on board the experience of our counterparts in England and across Europe. As a result, the board of the SPFL has agreed this morning that all league fixtures this weekend and next midweek will be postponed until further notice.

“The health and safety of fans, players and officials is absolutely paramount. We have not yet had any confirmed cases of Coronavirus amongst players in Scotland, but, given the nature of this outbreak, it seems only a matter of time.

“We realise that many people will be bitterly disappointed, and we would obviously prefer to be in a position where we can continue as normal, but that’s neither realistic nor possible.”

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Just now, Twonky65 said:

NULL AND VOID

NULL AND VOID

NULL AND VOID.

 

Start the season again with the killie boys back in Europe 

You want to go through that again ? 

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only sensible thing to do was suspend the league.

 

was a nonsense situation even thinking about letting the games go ahead this weekend.

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1 minute ago, casual observer said:

What about the league 2 clubs (and below) that don’t get 500+ gates as a norm? 

They can't take the risk that people will go to these games because there's nothing else on. It isn't about numbers as such, it's about providing police and ambulance staff when they could be required elsewhere. 

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I think it is the right decision to slow the spread of Covid-19 but having watched the Cheltenham festival go ahead all week with 250000 people attending and 20000 returning to Ireland after today...still disappointed...will miss going to the game

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Take those loons the green brigade for example:

Nae Selick, go watch reserves

Nae Reserves go watch St. Roch's

Nae Juniors, go watch the kids

Hence everything need to shut down.

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5 minutes ago, jock said:

I think it is the right decision to slow the spread of Covid-19 but having watched the Cheltenham festival go ahead all week with 250000 people attending and 20000 returning to Ireland after today...still disappointed...will miss going to the game

Massive earner for the treasury, many predicted after Chelts it would be close down.

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Worryingly Cathy said last night the club relies massively on the match day income.

 

From the horses mouth.

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1 minute ago, Andy said:

Worryingly Cathy said last night the club relies massively on the match day income.

 

From the horses mouth.

The club should have "loss of income" insurance in place

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3 minutes ago, Andy said:

Worryingly Cathy said last night the club relies massively on the match day income.

 

From the horses mouth.

Maybe a blessing in disguise that so many players are out of contract soon. 

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7 minutes ago, Andy said:

Take those loons the green brigade for example:

Nae Selick, go watch reserves

Nae Reserves go watch St. Roch's

Nae Juniors, go watch the kids

Hence everything need to shut down.

Not that I'm a big Celtic or GB lover, but haven't you just described a reasonably normal course of action for someone who just enjoys football? 

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I've got tickets for Scotland v Israel and EURO 2020, presumably will be offered a refund, could punt some of that money to a Killie fund to help tide us over. 

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Chief Medical Officer & Scientific Adviser both still saying mass events especially outdoors a far lesser risk to public health than smaller indoor gatherings. 
 

I fully understand the need for emergency personnel to be focussed on providing vital services however. See you in September!

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Correct decision in the circumstances of this dreadfull virus...with the predicted peak of it still weeks away the chances of a return to even closed door games before May is questionable to say least......a real headache for football authorities all over......

Wonder if clubs like ours will just shut down for a period and tell staff/players to stay away

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16 minutes ago, jesper said:

Not that I'm a big Celtic or GB lover, but haven't you just described a reasonably normal course of action for someone who just enjoys football? 

Was more for the scale of the potential support at silly wee games, yes all footy fans will want a fix.

Might get us all playing in the streets again.

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18 minutes ago, Killiesince69 said:

The club should have "loss of income" insurance in place

I asked this very question last night, they are in the process of checking insurance be amazed if we are covered.

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17 minutes ago, KillieDIV said:

Maybe a blessing in disguise that so many players are out of contract soon. 

I wonder when the contracts actually expire and what happens if the season goes beyond that date?

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1 minute ago, Graeme S said:

I wonder when the contracts actually expire and what happens if the season goes beyond that date?

I just thot the exact same.

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3 minutes ago, Andy said:

I asked this very question last night, they are in the process of checking insurance be amazed if we are covered.

Insurances usually only cover a list of specified diseases or infections. Our golf club insurers have emailed this morning to say as this virus wasn’t on that list then no insurance available for loss of earnings anywhere.

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