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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 256307 times)

Offline rjp

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1590 on: April 01, 2020, 01:06:20 PM »
There's 750 million reasons why they want to finish the season if the reports of the Sky deal penalties are correct.  Although I'd be happy to see it cancelled for obvious reasons I'm expecting them to find a way to finish it.  Would it be plausible to start next season late and play the cups etc. in full but only play each other once in the league rather than home and away?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1591 on: April 01, 2020, 01:11:12 PM »
There's 750 million reasons why they want to finish the season if the reports of the Sky deal penalties are correct.  Although I'd be happy to see it cancelled for obvious reasons I'm expecting them to find a way to finish it.  Would it be plausible to start next season late and play the cups etc. in full but only play each other once in the league rather than home and away?

To me that would be worse than cancelling this season now. How could you have a fair and competitive season of 19 games with no home and away games?

They're clutching at straws now just to keep Sky happy


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1592 on: April 01, 2020, 01:18:38 PM »
And this is where it all makes no sense.

The PL needs Sky.
Sky needs the PL.

Under the circumstances, it should be the easiest thing for them to come together and mutually agree the void this season and neither party will be financially punished.



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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1593 on: April 01, 2020, 01:23:55 PM »
And this is where it all makes no sense.

The PL needs Sky.
Sky needs the PL.

Under the circumstances, it should be the easiest thing for them to come together and mutually agree the void this season and neither party will be financially punished.

Sky already are by having lost a lot of subscriptions from homes and pubs etc. They've paid for a product they aren't getting.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1594 on: April 01, 2020, 01:53:47 PM »
Are other sports also having to stump up bazillions in compo to Sky?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1595 on: April 01, 2020, 01:56:28 PM »
This crisis is revealling how morally corrupt football had become. I read today that non-playing staff are taking a pay cut at Spurs, whilst their millionaire players continue to earn as normal. Also, cases of the coronavirus are soaring in Liverpool, brining into question why on March 11 3,000 fans from Madrid (in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak) were allowed to come to Liverpool, drink and socialise in pubs and then attend football match. Hopefully this crisis will drain the coffers of football and allow some normality in the game to return.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/coronavirus-data-shows-sudden-rise-18012228

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1596 on: April 01, 2020, 02:03:49 PM »
Listening to John Murray this morning and the behind closed door option is still being talked about.

They need to knock this shit on the head. Football is NOT an essential industry.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1597 on: April 01, 2020, 02:07:09 PM »
these fucknuts are going to ensure the game dies if they persist in finding excuses not to respond to the circumstances surrounding them.

Many grounds are being given over to help with treatment, players before lockdown were going out and helping in community so I'd say Football is playing a small part although of course stories like Spurs yesterday don't help with that perception.

Think Football is just saying in 3-4 months if things are slowly getting back to normality give us the chance to get back to our normality and plans have to be drawn up for that (of course these can be quickly scrapped if it's simply not safe to do so).

One thing I won't miss this summer though is in the last decade the ridiculous hyping up of transfer windows and long sagas (seemed to start the year Barry was on verge of joining Liverpool for two months). I'd like to think that particular part of football industry will have a reality check and some yellow ties will be burnt.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 02:08:50 PM by SoccerHQ »

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1598 on: April 01, 2020, 02:09:14 PM »
I don't know what's been asked or offered, but looking around a lot of clubs seem to be doing much more than us.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1599 on: April 01, 2020, 03:08:47 PM »
With things like the Edinburgh Festivals going west the idea of Football being anywhere near resumption is more than fanciful.

I said before, we'll be lucky to see the new season KO in normality never mind anything else. An autumn re-start is the most likely with a suspension of the League Cup for a season to allow for the delay.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1600 on: April 01, 2020, 03:42:43 PM »
I don't know what's been asked or offered, but looking around a lot of clubs seem to be doing much more than us.
(Apologies if this topic has already been hammered into submission) Any club statement yet on whether the non-playing staff will have their wages honoured in full or will they be relying on the government 80% scheme?  (In contrast to our players - who I don't think will miss a Mercedes or two while they're 'suffering' the constraints of the lockdown.)

If all of us are part of the 'family' of Villa, then proper financial consideration and regard for those (in the background, but essential) members of the family who depend on the club for their wages and livelihoods should be a priority.  If not, why not?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1601 on: April 01, 2020, 04:02:29 PM »
What's the point of behind closed doors games? It's a form of entertainment isn't it?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1602 on: April 01, 2020, 05:10:17 PM »
I don't know what's been asked or offered, but looking around a lot of clubs seem to be doing much more than us.
(Apologies if this topic has already been hammered into submission) Any club statement yet on whether the non-playing staff will have their wages honoured in full or will they be relying on the government 80% scheme?  (In contrast to our players - who I don't think will miss a Mercedes or two while they're 'suffering' the constraints of the lockdown.)

If all of us are part of the 'family' of Villa, then proper financial consideration and regard for those (in the background, but essential) members of the family who depend on the club for their wages and livelihoods should be a priority.  If not, why not?

My brother works on the turnstiles and he hasn't been told anything at all. He wants to know before deciding whether or not to claim Universal Credit, but his manager won't give him an answer.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1603 on: April 01, 2020, 05:12:26 PM »
What's the point of behind closed doors games? It's a form of entertainment isn't it?

Well, it used to be, until about 2010.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1604 on: April 01, 2020, 05:40:23 PM »
How many people will think twice about going to football matches until the threat of this virus is gone? Which won't be for another 12 months.

Everyone is taking a financial hit, so why shouldn't football?

 


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