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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 256729 times)

Offline rjp

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1635 on: April 02, 2020, 01:13:22 PM »
According to the Guardian article that CyprusVillain linked earlier the PFA are representing the players and I've read elsewhere (can't remember the link) that they're refusing wage cuts for their members but considering wage deferrals.

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They (the players) 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.

The PFA does not trust the clubs and perhaps rightly so. On the other hand the PFA is an opaque organisation with questions that linger over what it does with its substantial revenues beyond paying its chief executive, Gordon Taylor, a salary comparable to that of a Premier League player.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/apr/01/premier-league-clubs-have-failed-the-smell-test-in-furloughing-their-staff

I think Gordon Taylor is a good candidate for the c*** list.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1636 on: April 02, 2020, 01:25:40 PM »
Fair play to Eddie Howe. It does emphasise that Bournemouth,  with a ground capacity of only 10,500, are wholly reliant on TV revenue. They've applied for the Government's furlough scheme.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1637 on: April 02, 2020, 01:53:58 PM »
Appears the Belgian league is over. Brugge are champions and no relegation but 2 promoted.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1638 on: April 02, 2020, 02:02:57 PM »
Appears the Belgian league is over. Brugge are champions and no relegation but 2 promoted.

Firmly expect the same decision in the EPL.

Any confirmation that all high earners at Villa Park are donating or sharing their wages with the rest of the workforce at the club? Would be a noble gesture from those who can well afford it.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1639 on: April 02, 2020, 02:14:51 PM »
Appears the Belgian league is over. Brugge are champions and no relegation but 2 promoted.
This would be great.  Only bettered if there's no promotions.  FTA.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1640 on: April 02, 2020, 02:20:41 PM »
How close is the Belgian 2nd division? How are they deciding who goes up?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1641 on: April 02, 2020, 02:32:26 PM »
How close is the Belgian 2nd division? How are they deciding who goes up?

I. Don't. Know.
It's the First Division B, only eight teams, play home and away twice in two phases. And then a relegation phase. Whoda thunk it, Belgians being weird...

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1642 on: April 02, 2020, 02:35:09 PM »
Actually, looking at it, I think they've actually finished their regular season. They've all played 14 games in the second phase.

Offline aev

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1643 on: April 02, 2020, 03:21:50 PM »
English RFU have I think decided to promote and relegate as the table stand (with an adjustment I think for games played).

Saracens had already been relegated for cheating, so makes perfect sense there. They deserve to be punished. We don't deserve to be punished for making the League Cup Final.

They haven’t actually worked out what to do with the Premiership (though the financial cheats will be relegated).

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1644 on: April 02, 2020, 06:41:06 PM »
Actions from some of the clubs around non-playing staff are disgraceful.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1645 on: April 02, 2020, 07:01:38 PM »
Maybe blame the PFA as it seems they won't currently allow any wage deductions for players, and have instructed every player not to accept any wage deduction offers until they've spoken to the PFA as a squad and the PFA have seen each club's finances.
It may seem shit that clubs are doing it but they are still paying out massive sums with nothing coming in apart from maybe online merchandise sales.

Offline BC Villain

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1646 on: April 02, 2020, 07:59:01 PM »
Gordon Taylor urging players NOT to accept pay cuts.

Utter bastard

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1647 on: April 02, 2020, 08:03:33 PM »
Gordon Taylor urging players NOT to accept pay cuts.

Utter bastard
Utter utter and always has been

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1648 on: April 02, 2020, 08:12:08 PM »
Mrs Exeter has just come in from the doorstep applause to inform me that someone was playing  Sweet Caroline through a boombox and it was suitably punctuated Holte End-style during the chorus by pretty much the whole cul-de-sac!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1649 on: April 02, 2020, 08:12:20 PM »
Seems like a negotiating position. No point in condemning while you don't know what the other side are offering. Also worth remembering that the majority of his members are lower league players and not multi-millionaires.

 


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