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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 290746 times)

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1830 on: April 06, 2020, 06:26:05 PM »
In addition to all of the necessary discussion around finishing/voiding the season, the powers that be will have to void or at least amend FFP requirements too given the potentially massive financial fallout from this pandemic.

If things get too  bad then FFP wont come into it. It maybe a case of who is solvent.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1831 on: April 06, 2020, 06:31:44 PM »
The integrity of a home and away league season is that all games are played within the same framework, rules and criteria. Playing behind closed doors affects some clubs much more than others and is therefore unfair in my opinion.

I do wonder what the bottom 6 clubs will do if this comes to pass as they will have most to lose - and all clubs in similar positions across Europe. None have said anything yet except Brady at the start of all this.

They’ve just had the chairman of Burnley on Radio 5 live insisting the season should be finished behind closed doors. Easy to say when your club have 39 points and the season is over bar collecting the money.

Finish the season but scrap relegation.  Give 2 promotion spots if necessary to the Championship.  Abort the play offs.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1832 on: April 06, 2020, 08:20:10 PM »
The major moral problem is that, in all probability, playing the games out behind closed doors, there's a very good chance you will be playing a contact sport whilst at the same time urging the population to stay away from other people at all costs, and all - basically - in the name of money.

I think we have to realise is that we are not going to come out of this crisis like turning a light back on. We will have to be eased out of it, and slowly transition back to 'normality' and that is going to take a very long time.



Look at the US, for example. There are currently 350,000 people with coronavirus. How does that figure get reduced and how long does it take? And then how long does it take for that to progress to normality?

Then look at Italy, Spain and France, or here. So many cases. When do things like travel return? When can people travel from Germany to here, for example?

All these monumentally challenging questions that need to be addressed before the trifling matter of finishing a football season.

When the authorities in NYC are talking about the real possibility of temporarily burying people in public parks, it seems grotesque for football clubs to be fretting about money.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1833 on: April 06, 2020, 09:04:29 PM »
Scrap the season and start again from scratch when we can apart from City who won the Carabao cup fair and square (officials decisions apart) and should rightly keep the victory. Although it is strange to think that if we had won that game we could have gone down in history as the only team to win a major trophy in the 2019/2020 season. Nobody has been relegated or promoted and nobody has won the league so the only team it really impacts on is Liverpool who would surely have been champions.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1834 on: April 06, 2020, 09:17:45 PM »
Make them Champions-elect. No relegation as it is an unfair representation at the moment. Promotion from Division 2? Sandwell and Dirty Leeds would probably have come straight up.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1835 on: April 06, 2020, 09:25:04 PM »
Make them Champions-elect. No relegation as it is an unfair representation at the moment. Promotion from Division 2? Sandwell and Dirty Leeds would probably have come straight up.

Nah, they've both got a long and distinguished history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  Leave all the divisions as is and start again when it's safe to do so with fans in the ground.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1836 on: April 06, 2020, 09:28:45 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1837 on: April 06, 2020, 09:30:39 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

Yup.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1838 on: April 06, 2020, 09:31:15 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

I'm with you.  The more we've moved away from it, the less I care.  Normally during the summer I'm like a cat on a hot tin roof waiting for the season to start again, but now, couldn't care less.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1839 on: April 06, 2020, 09:31:42 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

In the grand scheme of things of course it is.  But then you could've said that six months ago, before all this even started.

As it is, we'll get through this, football will start up again, and I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to be distracted from the pretty horrendous goings on in the world at the moment.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1840 on: April 06, 2020, 09:34:15 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

I'm with you.  The more we've moved away from it, the less I care.  Normally during the summer I'm like a cat on a hot tin roof waiting for the season to start again, but now, couldn't care less.

With the actions of Uefa, PFA, some of the players and clubs, showing what truly matters to them even at a time like this, I actually think I actively dislike the game right now.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1841 on: April 06, 2020, 09:42:27 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

I haven't given it a second thought since all this kicked off. Yes, It'll be great when we're back to normality and going to games again but it can take as long as it needs to.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1842 on: April 06, 2020, 09:42:59 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

I'm with you.  The more we've moved away from it, the less I care.  Normally during the summer I'm like a cat on a hot tin roof waiting for the season to start again, but now, couldn't care less.

100% agree with you both.


 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1843 on: April 06, 2020, 09:44:06 PM »
I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.

But discussing options is valid.  As is discussing football in general.

I 100% care about what division we're in.

If the season is played out properly (with crowds present) then we finish the season properly.

If the season is played out artificially (behind closed doors) then we finish for the benefit of TV money but nobody should be relegated.  If the Championship is finished, it would then be fair to allow the top 2 admission to the PL.  Either way, play offs should be scrapped due to time frames.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1844 on: April 06, 2020, 09:45:45 PM »
I didn't tell anyone not to discuss it, I was saying how I feel. Didn't say anyone had to agree with me.

 


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