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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 249243 times)

Offline CyprusVillain

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1605 on: April 01, 2020, 06:57:21 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

Should this not prompt all fans, including fans of AVFC, to seriously reconsider their relationship with their team? I have waited, and waited and waited for self driven initiative to come from the players themselves.....instead I get rank hypocrisy and a car crash.

My loyalty is the the AVFC community first, the club second and the players, now and sadly, a distant third.

Offline algy

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1606 on: April 01, 2020, 07:00:38 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.
It's not even that though, cos the teams will need some time to train & prepare for the new/resumed season - at the moment a week or two would do, but leave it to August and it'll be more like a month.

 You can't allow professional football to start of you're not allowing park football to take place, and with that in mind I think August would be fanciful. If it turns out to be a seasonal virus, I can't season either this season or next being viable

Offline Villan82

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1607 on: April 01, 2020, 07:01:24 PM »
With each passing day I am less bothered about the football.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1608 on: April 01, 2020, 07:03:05 PM »
I miss it and the normality that came with it. It's hard to be engaged with anything particularly current about it, given the absence of games or the summer window tediousness.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1609 on: April 01, 2020, 07:17:40 PM »
You are a very good and committed judge of the game and the Villa Ads, it is inly to be expected that you are chafing to get some action.  I want it back but not at any price.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1610 on: April 01, 2020, 07:42:57 PM »
All PL players should take a 50% cut in wages for a few months. That would avoid putting other club workers onto the Government 's furlough scheme. It's immoral that the likes of Spus are going down that route. Plenty of other companies need the furlough scheme not greedy football clubs.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1611 on: April 01, 2020, 08:51:37 PM »
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Offline CyprusVillain

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1612 on: April 01, 2020, 08:52:20 PM »
All PL players should take a 50% cut in wages for a few months. That would avoid putting other club workers onto the Government 's furlough scheme. It's immoral that the likes of Spus are going down that route. Plenty of other companies need the furlough scheme not greedy football clubs.

The tone deafness of the footballing world is astonishing.

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Premier League football plays a central role in British life. Clubs and players are put on pedestals, treated as role models and heroes. They did not ask for it to be that way but to say those at the top do not benefit, and enjoy benefiting, from that privilege is nonsense. That is why actions such as those taken by Newcastle, Tottenham and Norwich have immediately and pungently failed the smell test.

In the middle of all this are the players. We are used to the fetishisation of their great wealth and the question, never far behind, as to whether they deserve it. They did not create this problem but their union, the Professional Footballers’ Association, is wrangling with the Premier League over whether their wages should be subject to alteration in order to help clubs stay afloat.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/apr/01/premier-league-clubs-have-failed-the-smell-test-in-furloughing-their-staff

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1613 on: April 01, 2020, 09:06:34 PM »
https://twitter.com/afcbournemouth/status/1245358133628801026?s=19
The club can confirm chief executive Neill Blake, first team technical director Richard Hughes, manager Eddie Howe and assistant manager Jason Tindall have taken significant, voluntary pay cuts.

#afcb 🍒

https://t.co/IJ7A4h5nhp

Still furloughing staff, mind.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1614 on: April 01, 2020, 09:07:30 PM »
All PL players should take a 50% cut in wages for a few months. That would avoid putting other club workers onto the Government 's furlough scheme. It's immoral that the likes of Spus are going down that route. Plenty of other companies need the furlough scheme not greedy football clubs.

Or a week's worth of their monthly wage. That in itself should be sufficient.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1615 on: April 01, 2020, 09:15:46 PM »
Football clubs will be in huge Financial Distress, unless they can come to new arrangements with players you will potentially see the use of Insolvency procedures across the leagues.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1616 on: April 01, 2020, 09:24:00 PM »
Osman started all this.  Clubs racking up unsustainable debts to buy and pay players.  It was never going to end well.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1617 on: April 01, 2020, 09:26:16 PM »
Premier League players should take significant paycuts. These could be weighted so the stupidly high earners hand over the most. The proceeds should be used to protect jobs and salaries accross the football league; and the Premier League's privilleges ended.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1618 on: April 01, 2020, 09:41:20 PM »
I miss it and the normality that came with it. It's hard to be engaged with anything particularly current about it, given the absence of games or the summer window tediousness.

I agree. Trying to work up about whether Dean Smith is a good manager or not at premier league level  or whether we should spend/waste another 100m in the summer feel very trivial atm.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1619 on: April 01, 2020, 09:56:33 PM »

 


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