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  1. This may well be the greatest scientific discovery since Alexander Fleming sneezed on a petrie dish.
  2. Aye - am down in the West End area on Thursday and likely to be on my todd. Couple of cracking games to watch that night as well.
  3. Well said. Marvin Bartley applauding Scotland fans on Twitter for their pressure on the players speaks volumes.
  4. From SFA statement.... The squad, coaching staff and backroom members will stand up to racism ahead of the Group D matches against Czech Republic, England and Croatia. Andy Robertson, Scotland Men’s National Team captain: “It is important we continue to tackle the issue of racism and raise awareness of the need to change people’s mindsets but also their behaviours. “Prior to our World Cup qualifiers in March we spoke as a group and felt that taking a stand was the best way for us to show solidarity and also to reinforce the need for meaningful change in society.” So I genuinely have no idea why you think I have misinterpreted the statement. Would be delighted if you enlighten me. Also, mental health is covered under the Equalities Act 2010, so calling me a lunatic really illuminates your disposition. You'll be moaning about the Pride flag using your favourite colours next. 😘
  5. You are so lovely. Thank you. 😍
  6. This is the issue right here. Narcissism and ego. We're not constructing gestures, be it kneeling or "standing up" in Scotland's case, so people think we are lovely. It needs to be a direct challenge to a bigoted mindset and a show of support to those who have suffered bigoted abuse. People need to feel uncomfortable so there is change. And it's not just the players. It should be the coaches, the administrators, the fans, the media - anyone who wants to combat racism needs to move from passive whispering to literally demonstrating it won't be tolerated any more. I'd advocate a player jumping in the stands and lamping someone or throttling the Czech player against Rangers if it would help - as Uefa are hopeless in legislating against it. Calling someone a gammon because they are a gammon is perfectly acceptable. If they are not a gammon, then their feelings won't be hurt.
  7. The way the statement was worded, it's the players that have made the decision. I can understand if they felt taking a knee had not been a powerful enough message, but to meekly just stand there at kick off and not construct a gesture of their own to combat racism is heavily flawed in its synthesis. Scotland vs England will be watched by billions and is the perfect opportunity to show that Scotland not only abhors racism, but is a leader in combating it. Sadly, we are now going to look like a herd of cucks,watching on meekly as England at least try to make a gesture. You'll notice that the gammons on here who delight in the fact we are not taking the knee also don't volunteer a more powerful alternative that we should take because it does not further their agenda.
  8. You'd think Forrest would be all for it as it would be the first time in his career he is the same height as everyone else in a team photo!
  9. I have complete appreciation of the issue and your stance.
  10. "Let folk stand if they want " You are clearly not a steward in the North Stand at Hampden.
  11. You'll be telling us you have a black friend next and that all lives matter. 🙄
  12. Just standing there does nothing to highlight the fight against racial inequality. I would have liked us to have formed some manner of demonstration. Linking arms with the opposition would have been a powerful gesture. Perhaps a warm up top with an anti-racist message. Or holding up a sign before kick off, or when the captains exchange tokens. England's battle with their racist support and their player's highlighted stance of taking a knee just makes it look like we are being contrary and our players perceived as bigots. I feel the majority of players may well have ceded to a couple of more vocal voices in the group who are against taking a knee, to the detriment of the group.
  13. Just got an email from UEFA. They apologised for being the biggest bunch of charlatans since Houdini and admitted their genitals were non-functional, prompting their poor behaviour. They then stated.... Mandatory Stadium Entry Requirements For Wembley Stadium Ticket Holders Mandatory stadium entry requirements are in place for all ticket holders with tickets for the group matches (13, 18 and 22 June) at Wembley Stadium. Procedures for the remaining EURO 2020 matches in London may change and will be confirmed shortly. Wembley Stadium entry You must demonstrate you are at a low-risk of transmitting COVID-19. All ticket holders aged 11 or older must show evidence of one of the following to be allowed entry to Wembley Stadium: For ticket holders based in the UK Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT), reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time stadium gates open (meaning three hours before match kick-off). Or proof of full vaccination - both doses received at least 14 days prior to the match (demonstrated via the NHS App or via the Scottish or Welsh vaccination record services). For ticket holders based elsewhere: Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT), reported and demonstrated via a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time stadium gates open (meaning three hours before match kick-off).Any other test results, e.g. a PCR test result from a private company, will not be accepted and entry will be denied. Failure to provide one of these forms of evidence will mean you are unable to enter the stadium. NHS Lateral Flow Test (LFT) The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time gates open (meaning three hours before kick-off). All tests will be self-administered. The results of the Lateral Flow Tests need to be uploaded using the NHS self-report tool, whether you are a UK resident or a ticket holder from abroad. You must show proof of your negative test result (text message or email) upon entry to the stadium. This can be on your device or a printout. The Lateral Flow Tests for stadium entry are free of charge. Options available for ticket holders: 1. At Home testing (Recommended) UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) can order Lateral Flow Tests for home delivery online. 2. Asymptomatic Testing Site (ATS) testing Alternatively, you can go to an ATS to take your test. Find a test site on this website. Apply filters under the heading “test site for people without symptoms”. You will need to book an appointment. If you’re an international ticket holder and unsure which ATS to pick, check out the list of recommended sites. 3. Lateral Flow Test - Collect Another option is to visit a Test Collect Site or pharmacy to collect your Lateral Flow Tests for self-testing. Remember if you’re an international ticket holder who is required to quarantine, you can only visit an ATS site, Test Collect Site or pharmacy once you’ve completed your quarantine period. Example text message or email: Vaccine Certification If you live in England, you can see your vaccination status via the NHS App. Please note the ‘NHS App’ is different to the ‘NHS COVID-19’ app. If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can show your certification on the NHS app when entering the stadium. Ticket holders are required to have had both vaccine doses at least 14 days prior to attending their match. From 10 June - select the “Share your COVID-19 status service” on the homepage, then select "Attending an event as part of a trial? Use the test service.” This is currently a test (beta) service and you will be required to enter the passcode ‘euros’ (not case sensitive) in the app. In order to use the NHS App you must be registered with a GP in England and over 16 years of age. Keep in mind you will need to download and register for the NHS App, prove your identity and check your vaccination status BEFORE travelling to Wembley Stadium. This process may take up to 7 days, so we recommend you do this as soon as possible before attending the match, however on average this is completed in a quicker time frame. You need to check if your vaccination data is correct in the NHS App. If you need help, you can check the official website for detailed instructions. A step by step guide on how to find your ‘COVID-19 event status’ within the app from 10 June is available. Example screen: If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your vaccination status on this website. If you live in Wales, you can request your vaccination status by following these instructions. It can take up to 10 working days for a certificate to arrive. At this stage, there is no process for residents of Northern Ireland to evidence their vaccination status. All ticket holders should expect queues at the entrances to the stadium. You must arrive in the entry time slot indicated on your match ticket. The UK Government is working with UEFA and The FA to explore all possible ways of allowing greater numbers of fans to return to stadia as safely and efficiently as possible. As such, these events require proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test, or proof of vaccine via the NHS App. Safer Travel Guidance See here for government advice of how to travel safely to the venue. Please see here for EURO 2020 matchday travel information. International Attendees See here for travel guidance for international attendees. A message from UK Government Event Participation EURO 2020 matches being played at Wembley Stadium on June 13 and June 18 will be part of the UK Government’s ongoing Events Research Programme. As well as requiring attendees to meet the conditions above, ventilation and behavioural studies will also be conducted at these events. The UK government may ask UEFA to contact ticket holders after the event to complete a survey and volunteer to take part in an interview about their experience. While steps are being taken to minimise risk of infection from COVID-19, attendance at this event is at your own risk. It is your responsibility to decide whether or not it is appropriate for you to attend this event. This decision should be based upon your own health status and susceptibility to infection, and that of members of your family, social bubble or, where applicable, your support bubble, together with an assessment of your own attitude to the potential risks. Please refer to the UEFA Ticketing Terms and Conditions and the UEFA Ticketing FAQs on the conditions for transferring tickets. For details on Data Privacy please see here
  14. Reports are that any food or drink is prohibited. If you have kids, that is difficult enough. But what if you are diabetic, hypoglycaemia, have psychological conditions around food. If it's an incredibly hot day, then dehydration comes into effect, with even more risk to the elderly or those with preexisting health conditions. People are not frustrated that they "can't have a pie". They are concerned that an illogical regulation preventing the possession of your own drink/snack is prohibited, but you can buy a Euro 2020 souvenir pencil from a kiosk, which is little help if someone has a diabetic episode. Essentially, someone with a clipboard who enjoys listening to The Lighthouse Family has made a headscratching decision and we are frustrated as we can give them the boot in the haw maws they deserve.
  15. Mark Walker is the writer - he is freelance and a good guy, so will have done his due diligence. What happens when everyone needs to pee at half time? Do we have an entry slot to gain access to the toilets. Do you have to pee 1.5 metres away from the next person?
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