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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 233803 times)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1725 on: April 04, 2020, 07:57:49 AM »
Liverpool are so far ahead that they will be de facto Champions, everyone will be in broad agreement. The fans can sing about it, the pundits can talk about it but it must not show in the records because the season wasn't completed. We won't "stay up" in the traditional sense we just start again in the PL because the season wasn't competed and so it goes on.

What Football has shown once again is the juvenile, illogical refusal to accept what is inevitable, the inability to take it on board and move on.

Such an attitude lead to VAR and look what happened there.....

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1726 on: April 04, 2020, 08:09:16 AM »
Agree Nev.  VAR is a very good example.  The refusal when in a hole to stop digging.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1727 on: April 04, 2020, 09:11:38 AM »
The whole thing is simply being dictated to by money, which is pretty distasteful with everything going on around us.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1728 on: April 04, 2020, 09:32:14 AM »
The whole thing is simply being dictated to by money, which is pretty distasteful with everything going on around us.

Come the eventually restart how much money will there be. Will sky still put as much in ? Will sponsors cut back dramatically?  Corporate entertaing, will companies cut back on that ?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1729 on: April 04, 2020, 09:47:17 AM »
“Uefa, Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus shutdown, with Uefa saying it may not accept clubs into next season’s Champions League if they have not qualified in the normal way.

In a joint letter sent on Thursday night to Europe’s national FAs, leagues and top-division clubs, the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, the chairman of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli, and Lars-Christer Olsson, the president of European Leagues, maintained that remaining club matches in national leagues and the Champions and Europa Leagues could be completed by playing into July and August. However they acknowledged the scale of the crisis means they do not expect to have a clear idea of how that may be done until mid-May at the earliest.“

From David Conn.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1730 on: April 04, 2020, 09:54:16 AM »
And if the top clubs decide to sell their rights and form a new competition?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1731 on: April 04, 2020, 09:57:52 AM »
And if the top clubs decide to sell their rights and form a new competition?

Well a super league has been mooted for so long maybe this external shock will be the impetus for it. I assume however that their are contracts in place that need to be honoured?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1732 on: April 04, 2020, 10:04:48 AM »
And if the top clubs decide to sell their rights and form a new competition?

I'd like this.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1733 on: April 04, 2020, 10:55:43 AM »
The whole thing is simply being dictated to by money, which is pretty distasteful with everything going on around us.

Agree in fact its downright ugly, in fact I've read something this morning that's completely blown my mind, from a bloke called 'Graham Medley' for the Times, an apparent expert in infectious diseases, he's calling on the government to change course, change there strategy and to look again at the concept of 'herd immunity', to drop all restrictions, everything, re start everything and allow people to get infected as much as possible so we over time develop a complete natural immunity to this horrible virus.

Can't believe this guy, he's recommending this on the basis that the economy is breaking, people are running out of money and poverty will become rampant very soon, other side issues like mental health problems etc.

Money money money, the guy is an idiot, millions will die before you have sufficient people or hosts that will develop this immunity, basically what he is saying is we should wheedle out the weak let them die, reduce the population significantly and we end up with a virus that's harmless, what he's not saying is how long this will take to happen, the fact it will ravage all families, talk about damaging mental health and just how disgusting this will be for everybody watching relatives and friends driving of to hospitals unwell, 48 hours later getting a phone call to say the hospital is turning off the vent's to let them die, you never see then again.

The point is, the powers that 'Be' are now realising that the economy will be in such a state it will probably never recover for a generation if ever, my point is when we make decision about money over people lives we are way deeper in the shit than any virus can cause, but at least the FA would get there way, the season would restart, without question.   

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1734 on: April 04, 2020, 12:44:44 PM »
“Uefa, Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus shutdown, with Uefa saying it may not accept clubs into next season’s Champions League if they have not qualified in the normal way.

In a joint letter sent on Thursday night to Europe’s national FAs, leagues and top-division clubs, the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, the chairman of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli, and Lars-Christer Olsson, the president of European Leagues, maintained that remaining club matches in national leagues and the Champions and Europa Leagues could be completed by playing into July and August. However they acknowledged the scale of the crisis means they do not expect to have a clear idea of how that may be done until mid-May at the earliest.“

From David Conn.



To be fair that is the exact immoral stance I would expect from UEFA.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1735 on: April 04, 2020, 12:59:52 PM »
Just lost 5-3 to Wolves with Konsa playing Jota on AVTV fifa.

Fifa John McGinn < Real John McGinn.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1736 on: April 04, 2020, 01:05:01 PM »
Just lost 5-3 to Wolves with Konsa playing Jota on AVTV fifa.

Fifa John McGinn < Real John McGinn.

Smith out!!!!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1737 on: April 04, 2020, 02:58:17 PM »
Just lost 5-3 to Wolves with Konsa playing Jota on AVTV fifa.

Fifa John McGinn < Real John McGinn.

Our defending hasn't changed then.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1738 on: April 04, 2020, 03:03:37 PM »
“Uefa, Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus shutdown, with Uefa saying it may not accept clubs into next season’s Champions League if they have not qualified in the normal way.

In a joint letter sent on Thursday night to Europe’s national FAs, leagues and top-division clubs, the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, the chairman of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli, and Lars-Christer Olsson, the president of European Leagues, maintained that remaining club matches in national leagues and the Champions and Europa Leagues could be completed by playing into July and August. However they acknowledged the scale of the crisis means they do not expect to have a clear idea of how that may be done until mid-May at the earliest.“

From David Conn.



To be fair that is the exact immoral stance I would expect from UEFA.

It really is pretty fucking disgusting.

These people care about nothing but money.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1739 on: April 04, 2020, 04:48:28 PM »
“Uefa, Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus shutdown, with Uefa saying it may not accept clubs into next season’s Champions League if they have not qualified in the normal way.

In a joint letter sent on Thursday night to Europe’s national FAs, leagues and top-division clubs, the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, the chairman of the European Club Association, Andrea Agnelli, and Lars-Christer Olsson, the president of European Leagues, maintained that remaining club matches in national leagues and the Champions and Europa Leagues could be completed by playing into July and August. However they acknowledged the scale of the crisis means they do not expect to have a clear idea of how that may be done until mid-May at the earliest.“

From David Conn.



To be fair that is the exact immoral stance I would expect from UEFA.

It really is pretty fucking disgusting.

These people care about nothing but money.

I'm sort of on the fence with it.

The money pumped in during the season enables clubs to run for the whole year round.

I get that if there is a chance to complete the season, most will want to do so.  Burnley announced today that they stand to lose £50 million if the season is voided.  It's probably money they don't have.  We would probably lose more.

For me, I accept that the leagues should aim to finish if possible (not at all costs or in a way to place anyone in danger).  We are very much in the unknown.  We don't know how long lock down or bans on public gatherings will last.  I have no issue with them keeping on postponing a decision.  I do think that as each day passes, it is less and less likely that the season can be completed.

I wonder whether lifting the ban on 3pm televised games has been introduced in case they can get some kind of behind closed doors system in place?  Again, I have no problem with this as long as it is safe.  It would not be possible to relegate teams though - How could they when we would be deprived of 6 home games compared to some teams 4?

 


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