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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 394988 times)

Offline Clampy

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1830 on: April 07, 2020, 10:54:02 AM »
I second that emotion.

Thats because you've given a lifetime of devotion.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1831 on: April 07, 2020, 12:37:50 PM »
yes we need a miracle

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1832 on: April 07, 2020, 03:30:40 PM »
It is interesting following journalists on Twitter.

One of them has quoted Greg Clark(e) from the FA saying there is a danger of the leagues not being completed (which is the first I have seen from anyone in an official capacity mentioning this). He has obviously done a press conference today because Henry Winter has also tweeted a couple of thoughts and comments from him, with nothing about his concerns about the season.

Henry Winter was also on R4 the other morning stating the league had to be completed, with no mention of anything else.

I find it interesting how journalists decide what to tweet - if one was feeling uncharitable it could be suggested they are pushing their own agenda / self interest.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 07:00:01 PM by aev »

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1834 on: April 07, 2020, 07:20:49 PM »
Every government, business and individual is going to take a financial hit from this. Things won't simply pick up where they left off.

Football cannot isolate itself from this, there's going to be a financial hit on owners, players, agents & the broadcasters just like the rest of society. Trying to force through a return to normality whilst people are dying makes the whole industry look immoral & heartless.

I get that society wants to return to normality, as everybody's wellbeing is being tested, but playing football in empty stadium's is not normality.

When all this is done hopefully society will re-evaluate what's really important.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1835 on: April 07, 2020, 08:22:22 PM »
Next season is pretty likely to be disrupted once we get to the winter and annual flu season starts so think we have to factor that in aswell.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1836 on: April 07, 2020, 08:33:33 PM »
View from Spain https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52198036

Of the 3 dates mentioned, the 28th June seems the more likely and even then I imagine that's being very optimistic. The curve down is going to be much longer than the curve up.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1837 on: April 07, 2020, 09:40:20 PM »
Realistically, the start to next season could only be put back until the start of September and that's not even considering the impact of the Winter shut down they have in some countries.  With a reduced preseason down to a month (that's probably too short), that means if you play 2 games a week, the restart will need to be the last week in June.  With a 2 to 3 week build up, that means a return to training with a full bill of health by the end of next month at the latest.  Can people really see all clubs saying they are clear of the virus or the risk of it by then, either honestly or not.

With clubs having to extend some players' contracts by a month, have the extra cost of other part time staff during the summer months and running up costs now during the period in limbo, how are the ones that are saying they are having financial difficulties now going to survive.  Granted that clubs are losing money because of the situation now but if you say now that the season is cancelled, at least the clubs in trouble can save themselves from going out of business by looking to sell players.  Delaying making a decision will send more out of business, just so they can finish a season and disrupt next season.

All the talk about cancelling next season to finish this season does not make any sense economically.

I would say they have 2 weeks to make the call.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1838 on: April 07, 2020, 09:43:37 PM »
View from Spain https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52198036

Of the 3 dates mentioned, the 28th June seems the more likely and even then I imagine that's being very optimistic. The curve down is going to be much longer than the curve up.

If the UK is 3-4 weeks behind the curves of Spain & Italy, then we'll be 3-4 weeks behind them in restarting.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1839 on: April 07, 2020, 10:58:10 PM »
On the same day that their greatest ever player has been rushed to hospital, not a good look for them.

It is yet another thing that highlights the stupidity of the league's desperation to resume playing as soon as possible. Those clubs that have broken the Government guidelines to train will be fitter and better prepared than those that haven't flouted the rules.

(I'm not sure if "Government" should have had a capital letter in the sentence above but it didn't look right without it)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1840 on: April 07, 2020, 11:08:22 PM »
I can't really see the players having the right level of match fitness when they restart. Ok they're probably doing some running and weight work, but it's not at the same intensity required. Sessions won't be long enough currently.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1841 on: April 07, 2020, 11:32:10 PM »
Was he their greatesT ever player?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1842 on: April 07, 2020, 11:40:02 PM »
Chicago how are you and America life over there.
Best wishes at this time

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1843 on: April 07, 2020, 11:42:39 PM »
I've not been able to see my kids and my 87 year old mother who is terrified for 2 weeks.

Could not give a shit about football to be honest.

And as for sky - as soon as I can get through they can go fuckthemselves. Charging same price for more United loving reruns is taking the piss beyond belief.

I will always love the villa but it pales into insignificance at the moment.

As for the players wages.they could have stopped all the flak if they had decided to make a gesture themselves without bej g told. I fear they could also face a backlash. As someone said above how could a Muppet like walker even face Pep again.

Get that.
Best wishes at this time.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1844 on: April 07, 2020, 11:43:28 PM »
Chicago how are you and America life over there.
Best wishes at this time
All is well thanks.
A beautiful day today. Most people observing distancing.
Thanks for asking. Where do you live ?

 


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