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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 245231 times)

Offline tomd2103

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1755 on: April 04, 2020, 11:32:43 PM »
Sure it has been mentioned in the thread already, but was reading something earlier today questioning whether the timing of the 2022 World Cup might be a factor in all of this. 

The point was that say the end of the season could be played out in September and early October.  Rest of October and November off and the 20/21 season starts in December and runs to end of August.  Euros take place at end of September / October 2021 and 21/22 season starts again in December 21 running through to September / October 22 and then the World Cup takes place in December that year with a view to the next season then starting in August 23 as usual.

A lot of upheaval, but the biggest issue I see there is you would need something to at least the April after the World Cup. 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1756 on: April 04, 2020, 11:45:11 PM »
Get the players to make a deduction from their net pay, 30% of that on the average PL wage is still a drop in the ocean to them. The PFA are really digging their heels in but the tide of resentment against them is only going to increase when they come out with statements like today.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1757 on: April 05, 2020, 12:22:01 AM »
How many Premier League clubs have to vote in favour for a decision on any matter to be made ?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1758 on: April 05, 2020, 01:03:54 AM »
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70% over 2/3
Depending on what vote is.


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1759 on: April 05, 2020, 03:37:30 AM »
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James McClean has now donated more to the NHS than the queen and all her family. Yet all you will hear on the news is that he refuses to wear a poppy.


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1760 on: April 05, 2020, 09:18:30 AM »
Sure it has been mentioned in the thread already, but was reading something earlier today questioning whether the timing of the 2022 World Cup might be a factor in all of this. 

The point was that say the end of the season could be played out in September and early October.  Rest of October and November off and the 20/21 season starts in December and runs to end of August.  Euros take place at end of September / October 2021 and 21/22 season starts again in December 21 running through to September / October 22 and then the World Cup takes place in December that year with a view to the next season then starting in August 23 as usual.

A lot of upheaval, but the biggest issue I see there is you would need something to at least the April after the World Cup.
Another thing is that we don't know how it'll pan out, but it was reported that the seasonality the virus could be between a common cold & flu. If that's the case, there may be a lull around August-October then the virus come back for the next winter.

If it turns out to be that, the most sensible course of action may well be to abandon the 2020/21 season, and just try to finish this season in late 2020.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1761 on: April 05, 2020, 09:20:28 AM »
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James McClean has now donated more to the NHS than the queen and all her family. Yet all you will hear on the news is that he refuses to wear a poppy.


Plus he teaches his kids how to be terrorists.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1762 on: April 05, 2020, 09:51:13 AM »
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70% over 2/3
Depending on what vote is.

This will be a different kind of vote though.  It HAS to be decided.  It isn't like a normal resolution that either succeeds or fails.  This decision has to be determined.  I wonder what would happen if the vote was 12-8 or 11-9?

For me, the ability to play next season is key.  If that looks like it can go ahead, most clubs would be in favour of that instead of playing out this season.

As it stands, you would think that some kind of mini pre-season would be required in order to get teams up to speed again and then around 6 weeks to complete the season.  If that can't be done by the end of July, I don't see any other option other than to void the league.

Obviously, if we complete the leagues, the FA Cup and European competitions would also need to be completed.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1763 on: April 05, 2020, 10:04:54 AM »
I love the un-ironic way the PFA is defending no pay cuts because of the loss of Money to the NHS at this time.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1764 on: April 05, 2020, 10:32:52 AM »
that fuckwad Taylor's hung on to the gravy train longer than Corbyn - i thought he was supposed to retire a year ago?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1765 on: April 05, 2020, 10:33:51 AM »
Sure it has been mentioned in the thread already, but was reading something earlier today questioning whether the timing of the 2022 World Cup might be a factor in all of this. 

The point was that say the end of the season could be played out in September and early October.  Rest of October and November off and the 20/21 season starts in December and runs to end of August.  Euros take place at end of September / October 2021 and 21/22 season starts again in December 21 running through to September / October 22 and then the World Cup takes place in December that year with a view to the next season then starting in August 23 as usual.

A lot of upheaval, but the biggest issue I see there is you would need something to at least the April after the World Cup.
Another thing is that we don't know how it'll pan out, but it was reported that the seasonality the virus could be between a common cold & flu. If that's the case, there may be a lull around August-October then the virus come back for the next winter.

If it turns out to be that, the most sensible course of action may well be to abandon the 2020/21 season, and just try to finish this season in late 2020.

I heard something similar just more serious, that is, as the weather warms up we could see a lull around June/July/Aug time, they then fully expect a second wave to start around the same time as you would expect the Flu season to start, so, November, they know this virus has the capability to mutate, so it could become less lethal or indeed more lethal, either way the important thing here is the definition in this case of what they mean by lull, so if during the quiet period it still goes on infecting and killing at 10% of the rate its killing at the moment, that is still horrendous, plus what a winter we have to look forward to.

Trump made it clear yesterday in his daily update that he wants America out of lock down at some point very soon, the suggestion was for America to carry on like this would floor the economy, 30% unemployed, probably resulting in more deaths than the virus itself would do, because of the amount of poverty it would cause, any way you look at it its horrendous, we need a vaccine and quick.   

Offline tomd2103

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1766 on: April 05, 2020, 10:57:47 AM »
Sure it has been mentioned in the thread already, but was reading something earlier today questioning whether the timing of the 2022 World Cup might be a factor in all of this. 

The point was that say the end of the season could be played out in September and early October.  Rest of October and November off and the 20/21 season starts in December and runs to end of August.  Euros take place at end of September / October 2021 and 21/22 season starts again in December 21 running through to September / October 22 and then the World Cup takes place in December that year with a view to the next season then starting in August 23 as usual.

A lot of upheaval, but the biggest issue I see there is you would need something to at least the April after the World Cup.
Another thing is that we don't know how it'll pan out, but it was reported that the seasonality the virus could be between a common cold & flu. If that's the case, there may be a lull around August-October then the virus come back for the next winter.

If it turns out to be that, the most sensible course of action may well be to abandon the 2020/21 season, and just try to finish this season in late 2020.

Agree and to be honest, when the football season starts and ends is not of any real importance at this point.  I do think, however, the timing of the 2022 World Cup does give some flexibility and different options. 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1767 on: April 05, 2020, 11:33:36 AM »
that fuckwad Taylor's hung on to the gravy train longer than Corbyn - i thought he was supposed to retire a year ago?

The highest paid union leader in the world.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1768 on: April 05, 2020, 11:54:17 AM »
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come out ye melts and bams Retweeted
Ruairi McGhabainn@Rorie_82
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James McClean has now donated more to the NHS than the queen and all her family. Yet all you will hear on the news is that he refuses to wear a poppy.


Plus he teaches his kids how to be terrorists.

Yawn.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1769 on: April 05, 2020, 12:11:51 PM »
I love the un-ironic way the PFA is defending no pay cuts because of the loss of Money to the NHS at this time.

Can he put it on the side of the open top bus to be used for the victory parade around the empty streets of Liverpool?

 


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