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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 405534 times)

Offline Ad@m

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5115 on: December 30, 2020, 08:22:14 AM »
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.

I'm sure they'll be glad to hear that the ones you expect to die are acceptable collateral damage to boost the nation's morale!

PS For what feels like the millionth time, Covid-19 affects people in more ways than just killing them - just ask these guys https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55400922

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5116 on: December 30, 2020, 08:35:00 AM »
In postponing our game vs Newcastle the PL created a precedent that went against their own rules which has now caused them a big problem.

I see there was an official statement from Everton asking to see the evidence for the Man City postponement.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5117 on: December 30, 2020, 10:00:17 AM »
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.

Blimey. Without getting into whether it should go on or not that’s quite the line to draw.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5118 on: December 30, 2020, 10:12:41 AM »
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.
I presume then the staff at football clubs, players and managers are all very similar to teachers, class room assistants, school cooks and cleaners and are immune to this illness already.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5119 on: December 30, 2020, 10:17:57 AM »
The idea that these young footballers will just brush it off is al
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.
I presume then the staff at football clubs, players and managers are all very similar to teachers, class room assistants, school cooks and cleaners and are immune to this illness already.

A great morale boost, unless you're on the receiving end https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/18/newcastle-manager-steve-bruce-shocked-by-effect-of-covid-on-players

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5120 on: December 30, 2020, 10:48:18 AM »
The idea that these young footballers will just brush it off is al
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.
I presume then the staff at football clubs, players and managers are all very similar to teachers, class room assistants, school cooks and cleaners and are immune to this illness already.

A great morale boost, unless you're on the receiving end https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/18/newcastle-manager-steve-bruce-shocked-by-effect-of-covid-on-players
It was meant to be tongue in cheek..

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5121 on: December 30, 2020, 10:54:55 AM »
The idea that these young footballers will just brush it off is al
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.
I presume then the staff at football clubs, players and managers are all very similar to teachers, class room assistants, school cooks and cleaners and are immune to this illness already.

A great morale boost, unless you're on the receiving end https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/18/newcastle-manager-steve-bruce-shocked-by-effect-of-covid-on-players
It was meant to be tongue in cheek..
It was a good enough reason to justify ‘project restart’.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5122 on: December 30, 2020, 12:47:30 PM »
Fat Sam very concerned apparently.... After a 5-0 defeat of course.

So concerned he was wearing his mask incorrectly the other day at Anfield.

His chin received full protection.

Well one of his chins did at least

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5123 on: December 30, 2020, 12:54:28 PM »
An overweight 66 year old multi millionaire comes out of a 2 year retirement during an unprecedented year long pandemic at the very time when a new much more contagious variant of that virus has been confirmed in this country leading to higher rates of infection.
 
Just 13 days later following a 5-0 home defeat he expresses concern for his own health and football in general and calls for a circuit break.

If Sandwell had won would he have been expressing the same health concerns ?

Should this really be posted in the Coronavirus c**t thread ?

Yes

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5124 on: December 30, 2020, 01:11:23 PM »
The problem with a circuit breaker is that it could increase the number of players that get the virus. So what happens when they come back and the level of infections have gone up?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5125 on: December 30, 2020, 01:45:54 PM »
I wish this virus would just disappear too many people dying and suffering through it.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5126 on: December 30, 2020, 01:47:03 PM »
Some of these posts are really harsh.
There's a real bad virus that is very real so maybe we could be bit more respecting to the situation


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5127 on: December 30, 2020, 01:56:19 PM »
I wish this virus would just disappear too many people dying and suffering through it.

Well said DW Well said.
Small saving grace is how amazing Villa are playing amd prominent performances but this nightmare is really real. So sad. I rather have football stopped if saves lives whatever impact it has to the season.

Another nice thing is theres also a lot of solidarity here when we discuss on h and v and that is also a very good thing.  more so at this time to read and write  but Darren am in agreement Covid-19 needs a straight Red not just for football matters.  Hoping the vaccine and lockdowns help us sooner

And wish you all best for 21 as much as best wishes can be made at this time

Up the Villa.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5128 on: December 30, 2020, 03:38:54 PM »
One thing I would like to see the govt do is state that sporting teams are not allowed to travel in and out of the country to fulfill sporting fixtures - European club football & internationals should have been canned for the season, utterly pointless levels of travel when you add players, staff, officials, broadcasting, journalists etc.

Not sure what a short circuit breaker would achieve other than letting all players and staff to be in home/training ground only environments for a period whilst they test more?

One thing that does always strike me as weird is that before the game they’ve made a thing of not doing the handshake bit yet at the end of the game you have all players & officials wandering round hugging / shaking hands - I get that players on field are in contact but why does one assistant mgr need to hug the other teams goalie coach??

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5129 on: December 30, 2020, 04:55:46 PM »
Neville is right, it would be pointless. If we're off for two weeks, they're going to need to train anyway and they're still knocking about in general society, so what changes.

Play on. The bubbles and testing are rigorous, if the players don't want to play, then that is their choice, but we all heard SJM; they're desperate to play.

 


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