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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 245054 times)

Offline Dinas_Caerdydd

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1710 on: April 03, 2020, 10:02:55 PM »
can't be arsed reading all posts but wouldn't it be best for you if the FA & Prem league just scrapped this season off ?

start the season again in late August / September providing this virus is under control with the current sides in all divisions


Offline colin69

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1711 on: April 03, 2020, 10:08:15 PM »
I care about Aston Villa but I couldn’t give a toss if we are in the PL or Championship if and when things get back to normal.

I just cannot see this season being completed or football restarting for quite sometime.

There are far more serious things to worry about.

Offline Dinas_Caerdydd

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1712 on: April 03, 2020, 10:11:28 PM »
same as me colin69

human life is far more important than kicking a ball about at the minute

Offline BoVillan esq

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1713 on: April 03, 2020, 11:21:23 PM »
same as me colin69

human life is far more important than kicking a ball about at the minute

Goodness me Dinas, your couldn't be more right if you tried, we need to be grounded on this and its fantastic on a Villa forum that we see people speaking like this, football is an entertainment and that's all it is in the scheme of things, as I type this there are NHS workers doing there very very very upmost trying to keep people alive, FA, f*** off and grow up and get some.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1714 on: April 03, 2020, 11:24:33 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52148768

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However, Aston Villa, 19th in the Premier League, two points from safety with a game in hand, could argue that denying them the chance to play that extra match was effectively relegating them.

They could also point out that, with six of their remaining 10 games to be played at Villa Park, they fancied their chances of getting out of trouble.

Being the saddo that I am, I averaged out each teams points on a home and away basis.  Ours was fractionally higher than most, if not all of the others but it still wouldn't have been enough to claw ourselves out of the bottom 3.  Watford's was the worst but even with the extra home games, we wouldn't (by averaging points) bridge the 2 point gap that exists.

Naturally, I am a strong advocate to void the league with no averaging of points from games played.

EDIT*  Just to add to this, I think we'd end up in the bottom 3 by less than 1 point.  You shouldn't be able to relegate a team by 0. something of a point.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 11:48:45 PM by Brassneck »

Offline Brassneck

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1715 on: April 03, 2020, 11:29:36 PM »
Personally, I would have rather seen it played out to a conclusion. However, as things stand it should be voided. Award Liverpool the title to shut them up and start again in 2020-21 with the fixtures as they were for 2019-20.

The longer the gap the less legitimate it becomes to carry on. Add in neutral venues , no VAR , 5 Subs , weaked teams , allowed to play youth team and no fans ..it's a shambles

100% spot on - It cannot possibly be played out as a season if it goes on beyond the parameters of a season.

Teams have prepared differently and those who were better prepared for the 2nd half/ run in will be unduly penalised.

Playing at neutral venues/behind closed doors also disadvantages those with extra home games (we have 2 more than some).

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1716 on: April 03, 2020, 11:43:56 PM »
I do care because it will represent some sort of return to normal life. I do not think Football has got its  head around the reality of the situation.
There will not be large gatherings of people for some time So they are going to have to rethink the future calendar from some point in the future.

Offline Damo70

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1717 on: April 03, 2020, 11:58:28 PM »
I think we have now gone way past any chance of this season being resurrected. We just need to start afresh at some point in the future. Hopefully August but who knows at this point. Having looked at the current league tables for the first time in ages it would be quite harsh on Leeds, Albion and Coventry but with 27 points still to play for in the EFL the only team to really lose out would be Liverpool.

Offline colin69

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1718 on: April 04, 2020, 12:20:09 AM »
I think we have now gone way past any chance of this season being resurrected. We just need to start afresh at some point in the future. Hopefully August but who knows at this point. Having looked at the current league tables for the first time in ages it would be quite harsh on Leeds, Albion and Coventry but with 27 points still to play for in the EFL the only team to really lose out would be Liverpool.

Liverpool deserve to win the league (whatever we think of them) i couldn’t give a flying fuck what happens to anyone else......including Villa.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1719 on: April 04, 2020, 02:01:48 AM »
The more you look at this the more you see and hear the end the season now in their current position or average out the games in hand re points. Both of which see us down.

Which makes me even more pissed of with Smith and the team for those 3 utterly insipid performances in 3 of our last 4 league games. Anything in them and we’d have nothing to worry about.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1720 on: April 04, 2020, 03:51:29 AM »
I think we have now gone way past any chance of this season being resurrected. We just need to start afresh at some point in the future. Hopefully August but who knows at this point. Having looked at the current league tables for the first time in ages it would be quite harsh on Leeds, Albion and Coventry but with 27 points still to play for in the EFL the only team to really lose out would be Liverpool.



Liverpool deserve to win the league (whatever we think of them) i couldn’t give a flying fuck what happens to anyone else......including Villa.

Deserve? Nope. Not for me, the season hasn't been completed.


Offline mr underhill

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1721 on: April 04, 2020, 06:54:03 AM »
even now these fuckwads still can't bring themselves to end the season now. It doesn't matter to me at all now when the PL restarts as i'm never attending another PL game. Repugnant oafs.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1722 on: April 04, 2020, 07:10:47 AM »
Never say never Mr U.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1723 on: April 04, 2020, 07:39:40 AM »
Season needs to be null and void. End of. The oafs at the FA are totally out of touch with the crisis the whole world is in. They remain in their deluded bubble.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1724 on: April 04, 2020, 07:50:17 AM »
A colleague emailed me yesterday and ended by saying that I should have a good weekend and on the bright side at least I didn’t have to watch Villa. I replied that as a Leeds supporter he could empathise with not being able to watch Premier League football for a very long time.

 


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