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How can we use this time?

Morning guys. Hope everyone is safe and as well as they can be in the current climate

I’ve commented on a few articles since this started about my current situation, which is basically working from a home I live alone in and staying here in an evening, and it sucks (I appreciate how important it is though).

I’ve read that other people are in the same boat, or may even be isolated with family but having a tough time, so I thought we could throw together some ideas of how we can use this we have as an advantage rather than sitting and watching tv for months.

So to start off, I’m a very keen CrossFitter and usually train every day with very close friends. Obviously we can’t do that, but we are doing group home video workouts which although aren’t the same, they do help. I’m also using the time to work on some weaknesses as I do have some equipment at home.

I’ve also picked up my guitar again for the first time in a good few months which has been a welcomed relief.

Finally, I’m also aiming to read 1 book a week, as between work, travel and a heavy training schedule I usually don’t have the time.

What is everyone else doing?

Admins if you could multi board that would be great

Look after yourself guys.

posted on 30/3/20

comment by Lexington 125.2 (U8879)
posted 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
You raise a very interesting point, Grand Cannon. You probably won't be alone by any means with your thinking, and I think (hope) football clubs won't just assume that everything will instantly revert to 'normal' whenever football starts up again, and they're able adjust accordingly.

There are plenty of supporters who were already feeling a disconnect with their clubs. This break in action, plus the seriousness of the situation away from the game, will only have magnified that for some.

Then there'll be the financial aspect to consider. There will be a lot of supporters that might not have felt any disconnect before, but after this will have to consider whether they can justify going to as many matches as they have done previously. Many sports subscriptions will undoubtably be cancelled too.

The same will have to happen across the entertainment sector. Who's going to still pay £70 and over + a booking fee to travel to a sports stadium to watch a rock band on a facking screen, between spending most of an evening queuing for beer and the loo, when they realise they can go see 3 or 4 bands for the same money?

Think regular cinemas will struggle even more now, which could actually mean the smaller, fancier, artier model thrives? Again though, they will probably have to adjust their prices.

Perhaps this is too gloomy an outlook for things, and instead not having such easy access to such things will make us all a little more appreciative of them when they return?

However, whilst it's laudable that so much free content is being provided currently at a time of need, one thing that we know all too well about people is, once something has been made available for free, few are prepared to carry on paying for it.

Especially in the entertainment world.
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Loads of people will. they are called millenials.

there's people right now crying out to be ripped off for any old rubbish put on as entertainment.

if pubs were opened they'd be out partying right now.

even as the respirators get rationed and the OAPs get dr death coming along and sedating them til they pass.

They'd be partying. make no mistake, the world and people dont "change"

Was football different after WWi, or WWii. some people might be old enough to remember still or have written it down some place.

And don't forget the euphoria effect once this is over.

posted on 30/3/20

comment by Grand Cannon (U18697)
posted 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
For me it's an opportunity to detox from football. As fans we have allowed football to literally takeover our lives. And now without football some of us feel suicidal. There are more important things in life than football. But as fans we have just set ourselves up for ruthless exploitation by football vultures. Do we ever take stock how much we spend on football? I'm not abandoning football at all but I want to manage my passion for it much more strictly and sensibly.
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Are you serious?

Who honestly feels suicidal from lack of football? Why on earth would be that depressed about there being no football?

posted on 30/3/20

comment by palmers_spur (U8896)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by Grand Cannon (U18697)
posted 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
For me it's an opportunity to detox from football. As fans we have allowed football to literally takeover our lives. And now without football some of us feel suicidal. There are more important things in life than football. But as fans we have just set ourselves up for ruthless exploitation by football vultures. Do we ever take stock how much we spend on football? I'm not abandoning football at all but I want to manage my passion for it much more strictly and sensibly.
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Are you serious?

Who honestly feels suicidal from lack of football? Why on earth would be that depressed about there being no football?
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Its only a game.

Anyone that takes it more seriously than that needs to give their head a wobble

posted on 30/3/20

comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 35 minutes ago
comment by palmers_spur (U8896)
posted 23 minutes ago
comment by Grand Cannon (U18697)
posted 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
For me it's an opportunity to detox from football. As fans we have allowed football to literally takeover our lives. And now without football some of us feel suicidal. There are more important things in life than football. But as fans we have just set ourselves up for ruthless exploitation by football vultures. Do we ever take stock how much we spend on football? I'm not abandoning football at all but I want to manage my passion for it much more strictly and sensibly.
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Are you serious?

Who honestly feels suicidal from lack of football? Why on earth would be that depressed about there being no football?
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Its only a game.

Anyone that takes it more seriously than that needs to give their head a wobble
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Exactly, it’s like people who idolise the thick idiots go play it. Get a grip.

posted on 30/3/20

I care so deeply about football. I scream, shout, beg, plead, pray and dance around the room. Then I turn off the tv and get back to my life. It's hard to imagine carrying it with me.

posted on 31/3/20

Can't say i have missed any sport as yet but mostly due to being invested in the chaos surrounding us. Football isn't one that takes over my life anyway, outside of Wolves and major tournaments i rarely watch it. Would be far more gutted right now if it was the NFL and College Am.Football season.

Outside of that my days are the same as before, get up, go out into the country enjoying all manor of nature.

posted on 31/3/20

I am a Psychotherapy Masters student and work four days a week, under normal circumstances. So I am using this time to catch up on essays, had four due, just finishing off my second from psychoanalytical module, then move on to existentialism. Honestly, it’s been a blessing in disguise from that point of view.

posted on 31/3/20

comment by Cinciwolf----JA606 NFL Fantasy Champion 2019----No Emotional Attachments....five long years (U11551)
posted 20 minutes ago
Can't say i have missed any sport as yet but mostly due to being invested in the chaos surrounding us. Football isn't one that takes over my life anyway, outside of Wolves and major tournaments i rarely watch it. Would be far more gutted right now if it was the NFL and College Am.Football season.

Outside of that my days are the same as before, get up, go out into the country enjoying all manor of nature.
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The only sport I miss is golf

posted on 31/3/20

comment by palmers_spur (U8896)
posted 21 hours, 49 minutes ago
comment by Grand Cannon (U18697)
posted 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
For me it's an opportunity to detox from football. As fans we have allowed football to literally takeover our lives. And now without football some of us feel suicidal. There are more important things in life than football. But as fans we have just set ourselves up for ruthless exploitation by football vultures. Do we ever take stock how much we spend on football? I'm not abandoning football at all but I want to manage my passion for it much more strictly and sensibly.
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Are you serious?

Who honestly feels suicidal from lack of football?
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DJ?

posted on 31/3/20

Liverpool fans.

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