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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 397258 times)

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1815 on: April 06, 2020, 11:30:11 PM »
I didn't tell anyone not to discuss it, I was saying how I feel. Didn't say anyone had to agree with me.

Yeah I know

And i'm just saying I don't agree with you.

What don't you agree with? That PWS does not care less right now?
Probably PWS's opinion that it's meaningless I expect.

Meaningless to him is possibly what he meant and at the moment, to some people it is.

Well regrettably, I'm not a mind reader so I have to respond to what is written.  Besides, PWS himself stated that people didn't have to agree with him so I'm not sure where you got your theory from.

To me, football is still important, as is the state of our economy and everything else that will play a part in our everyday lives once this is over.

As he has over fifty thousand posts on here, I'm pretty sure Villa are fairly important to him.

Probably not as significant as his friends and family.

Not as significant as my friends and family either.....But that wasn't what was written was it?

He stated that he doesn't care what division Villa play in when football starts.  I do

He stated it was all pretty meaningless.  I disagree.  That doesn't mean I don't have a perspective.

What's your point then?

It's his take on it!
He's not saying you have to agree.
My point?

You're the one who is posting after me.  I didn't have a point - I simply responded to a post disagreeing.

What's your point?

No problem, you didn't have a point.

No. I disagreed with a comment. Is that not allowed any more?

You didnít have a point either.  In fact you didnít even manage to read the posts properly before sticking your oar in.

He gave his own opinion - that football doesn't matter.

You are arguing the toss.

Arenít I a naughty boy?  How dare I have my own feelings and opinions.

Iíll go and stand in the corner with a dunces cap on for an hour.


I genuinely couldn't give a shit about football, don't care when it starts again, don't care what division we are in when it does. It really is all pretty meaningless.









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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1816 on: April 06, 2020, 11:31:16 PM »
Pack it in with a) the arguing and b) the endless quoteathon.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1817 on: April 06, 2020, 11:40:17 PM »
I think postponing indefinitely is the only way to go.

We don't know when football can start again, it may be that it can't start this calendar year and if so, finishing this season could work just fine, just a year behind. If the players change due to contracts then so be it.

Income would obviously be hit re the TV deals. But there's just no way of deciding and no rush either.
I've come to pretty much the same conclusion. Postpone the season until we're at a point where a sensible decision can be made. There's very different choices to be made if the league restarts in the summer Vs start in 10-12 months time.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1818 on: April 06, 2020, 11:48:27 PM »
Pack it in with a) the arguing and b) the endless quoteathon.

Aye.


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1819 on: April 07, 2020, 01:01:16 AM »
The legitimate question will come though, not just with football or sports but just about everything. When is the right time to start things up again? When will you have confidence we are past the worst? Or that it wonít happen again? Or that the person at the bus stop next to you, or at the supermarket or lined up at Greggs doesnít have it? When will it be ok in this instance football to say that itís time? Because on that day some will be overjoyed as the monotony caused by all of this will start to lift while others will be appalled that itís being contemplated without a full cure being discovered. While someone somewhere is dying of it.

There wonít be a perfect time for the world to start up again. Let alone sports. So what will be acceptable?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1820 on: April 07, 2020, 02:17:07 AM »
Nothing will go back to normal until there is a vaccine which the experts say is twelve to eighteen months away, even if percentages drop there will still be outbreaks, not sure why the FA are delaying the decision.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1821 on: April 07, 2020, 07:33:19 AM »
If you scroll down this page at the right speed, it's quite hypnotic!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1822 on: April 07, 2020, 08:25:58 AM »
The legitimate question will come though, not just with football or sports but just about everything. When is the right time to start things up again? When will you have confidence we are past the worst? Or that it won’t happen again? Or that the person at the bus stop next to you, or at the supermarket or lined up at Greggs doesn’t have it? When will it be ok in this instance football to say that it’s time? Because on that day some will be overjoyed as the monotony caused by all of this will start to lift while others will be appalled that it’s being contemplated without a full cure being discovered. While someone somewhere is dying of it.

There won’t be a perfect time for the world to start up again. Let alone sports. So what will be acceptable?

Right now I would void the season and propose to start the new season in September. This gives time for everyone in football to plan for the future within the current restrictions.

There would be no League Cup and no Europa League for this season only to aid the late start and also to give flex were the season not to start on time. The FA Cup is a tricky one, it starts in the late summer for non-league and perhaps this can happen with the expected small crowds. If not a delay may instigate the need to start the competition higher up the pyramid with compensation given to those unable to take part.

This all relies on a return to relative normality at the end of the summer which is by no means certain but at least gives some sort of structure to work to. It is based purely on the advice of the government and not on the economic factors, Sky or any other irrelevant factor that could peoples lives at risk.

Playing the remaining games some 6 months late and calling it the same season is frankly, bollocks, it becomes a mini season in itself and is unrepresentative of what came before.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1823 on: April 07, 2020, 08:53:13 AM »
It's got the point where I don't give a shit who become champions, who goes down and who comes up, or if anyone does.  It all seems so immaterial.  I can't go and visit my 80 year old parents, what do I care which division anyone is in next season?

Totally agree mate.Ii can't come over to the UK to see my elderly Mother, I can't see my kids or my grandson. I had a holiday booked in the Cook Islands which has been cancelled. My wife has lost her job and is driving me mad while I am trying to work from home. Realistically who really cares what happens with the football season.   
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 08:57:19 AM by JD »

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1824 on: April 07, 2020, 08:59:49 AM »
The legitimate question will come though, not just with football or sports but just about everything. When is the right time to start things up again? When will you have confidence we are past the worst? Or that it wonít happen again? Or that the person at the bus stop next to you, or at the supermarket or lined up at Greggs doesnít have it? When will it be ok in this instance football to say that itís time? Because on that day some will be overjoyed as the monotony caused by all of this will start to lift while others will be appalled that itís being contemplated without a full cure being discovered. While someone somewhere is dying of it.

There wonít be a perfect time for the world to start up again. Let alone sports. So what will be acceptable?

Right now I would void the season and propose to start the new season in September. This gives time for everyone in football to plan for the future within the current restrictions.

There would be no League Cup and no Europa League for this season only to aid the late start and also to give flex were the season not to start on time. The FA Cup is a tricky one, it starts in the late summer for non-league and perhaps this can happen with the expected small crowds. If not a delay may instigate the need to start the competition higher up the pyramid with compensation given to those unable to take part.

This all relies on a return to relative normality at the end of the summer which is by no means certain but at least gives some sort of structure to work to. It is based purely on the advice of the government and not on the economic factors, Sky or any other irrelevant factor that could peoples lives at risk.

Playing the remaining games some 6 months late and calling it the same season is frankly, bollocks, it becomes a mini season in itself and is unrepresentative of what came before.

Clubs are claiming that they can't last until September with no income.

I fully understand why they are delaying a decision.  While there is still hope of getting the games finished, they have to look at it.

It's looking less and less likely that games played in front of crowds will be an option.  They appear to be pinning their hopes on games being played behind closed doors.  This of course would involve gatherings of around 200 people.   I'm not sure how this can be encouraged/accepted?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1825 on: April 07, 2020, 09:19:12 AM »
Nothing will go back to normal until there is a vaccine which the experts say is twelve to eighteen months away, even if percentages drop there will still be outbreaks, not sure why the FA are delaying the decision.

Or at least an ability to test who has had it and who hasn't.

Anyone who hasn't had it would be more at risk in training, playing etc and as mentioned here, all you need is for 2-3 to come in and that is one or two teams who might not be able to fulfil fixtures again.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1826 on: April 07, 2020, 09:25:21 AM »
Re the quotathon argument.

Obviously football pales into insignificance in the wider context of what is going on.  Nobody will care more about football than whether friends or love ones come through this crisis unscathed.  Even for those who get through with their health and job, as a country we'll be paying this off for two generations.

But caring about the real world doesn't mean you should have to suspend your interest in a game and team you have followed all your life.  I care deeply about what happens to Villa, as when we get back to some sort of normality I'm sure they will be playing a big part in my life.  Whilst accepting in the scheme of things it's not that important, nobody should be made to feel callous or uncaring for wanting and hoping the best for Villa.

Football is escapism.  It is important to millions of people around the world.  It is the glue that holds communities and friendships together.  In the current shit storm people should be allowed to escape to their favourite footy forum to chew the fat about their team without inference that they are uncaring for doing so.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1827 on: April 07, 2020, 09:41:32 AM »
I do care about Villa, it's my oldest love and passion, but unfotunately it does not compare to not being able to see my 3 year old grandson, who I love to bits. My escapism is spending a whole day delighting a 3 year old with simple things like a trip to a park, or an ice cream.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1828 on: April 07, 2020, 09:45:40 AM »
It's not football supporters who look callous or uncaring at all, more the custodians of the game itself. We all love the club and personally that will never fade, but it will always come second to the health and well being of me, my family and friends and the country as a whole. Once this is on something of an even keel we can consult the internet as to the latest scores rather than the latest death toll.

At the outset I identified how important this forum was to us all, and the myriad discussions about the Villa give us that valuable escapism and long may they all continue.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1829 on: April 07, 2020, 10:39:15 AM »
I second that emotion.

 


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