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Offline Neil Hawkes

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2010 on: April 10, 2020, 10:29:50 AM »
Posted in another thread - but worth a repeat:
This playing behind closed doors bollox - I take it everyone is aware how much footballers spit?
22 players infected after 10 mins, (if anyone is carrying the virus)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2011 on: April 10, 2020, 10:33:45 AM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2012 on: April 10, 2020, 11:15:11 AM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

They're not talking about "at the moment", they're talking about some point in the future when the virus is under control.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2013 on: April 10, 2020, 11:16:09 AM »
Not sure if this has been asked before, but it Points Averages were used to determine finishing positions in the event of league abandonment, would ours improve if you averaged the home and away points separately, then multiplied them by the respective home and away games left?

It would mean us at least having the benefit of our better home form and more home games left.

Think we would still be in the bottom 3.
Yep by my calculation
=16 Bournemouth + Watford with 35.74
18th West Ham with 35.55
19th Villa with 34.98
20th Norwich with 27.95

Cheers both. Drat and double drat.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2014 on: April 10, 2020, 11:21:22 AM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

Also, on average each week, how many players get carried off with serious injuries that require going to hospital?  Who is going to treat them and what about the risk of being taken into hospital.  Footballers' current insurance covering that, doubt it.

This is not going to work, is it.

Either the situation regarding the virus improves and there is sufficient time to play the games under the same conditions as before the break and not impact on next season or you cancel the season and rewind to how things were at the start of 2019/20 season.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2015 on: April 10, 2020, 11:28:42 AM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

Also, on average each week, how many players get carried off with serious injuries that require going to hospital?  Who is going to treat them and what about the risk of being taken into hospital.  Footballers' current insurance covering that, doubt it.

This is not going to work, is it.

Either the situation regarding the virus improves and there is sufficient time to play the games under the same conditions as before the break and not impact on next season or you cancel the season and rewind to how things were at the start of 2019/20 season.

I think it's going to be played out whatever.  They've probably already held talks with the Government.  There's too much at stake to void it.

I would argue that if the same conditions cannot be met, then relegation should not take place this season.  I even think that the break has given certain teams an unfair advantage (Leeds, Wolves for example).

We also have to factor in FA Cup & European competitions as they will need to be played as well.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2016 on: April 10, 2020, 11:56:19 AM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

Also, on average each week, how many players get carried off with serious injuries that require going to hospital?  Who is going to treat them and what about the risk of being taken into hospital.  Footballers' current insurance covering that, doubt it.

This is not going to work, is it.

Either the situation regarding the virus improves and there is sufficient time to play the games under the same conditions as before the break and not impact on next season or you cancel the season and rewind to how things were at the start of 2019/20 season.

I think it's going to be played out whatever.  They've probably already held talks with the Government.  There's too much at stake to void it.

I would argue that if the same conditions cannot be met, then relegation should not take place this season.  I even think that the break has given certain teams an unfair advantage (Leeds, Wolves for example).

We also have to factor in FA Cup & European competitions as they will need to be played as well.

I keep on hearing that there is too much at stake to void it but I have not seen an honest assessment of the pros and cons of voiding it.  All I have seen is self-interest reaction.  Yes, I will own up, at this point in time I want the season cancelled as it would suit Villa.  However, if it was proved that postponing the season until it is safe to continue works for everybody, I would accept it.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2017 on: April 10, 2020, 11:59:00 AM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

They're not talking about "at the moment", they're talking about some point in the future when the virus is under control.

They're talking about playing games this summer. The deluded twats. My post was in response to one about playing behind closed doors. Why would they be playing behind closed doors if the virus was under control.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2018 on: April 10, 2020, 12:01:16 PM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

Also, on average each week, how many players get carried off with serious injuries that require going to hospital?  Who is going to treat them and what about the risk of being taken into hospital.  Footballers' current insurance covering that, doubt it.

This is not going to work, is it.

Either the situation regarding the virus improves and there is sufficient time to play the games under the same conditions as before the break and not impact on next season or you cancel the season and rewind to how things were at the start of 2019/20 season.

I think it's going to be played out whatever.  They've probably already held talks with the Government.  There's too much at stake to void it.

I would argue that if the same conditions cannot be met, then relegation should not take place this season.  I even think that the break has given certain teams an unfair advantage (Leeds, Wolves for example).

We also have to factor in FA Cup & European competitions as they will need to be played as well.

I keep on hearing that there is too much at stake to void it but I have not seen an honest assessment of the pros and cons of voiding it.  All I have seen is self-interest reaction.  Yes, I will own up, at this point in time I want the season cancelled as it would suit Villa.  However, if it was proved that postponing the season until it is safe to continue works for everybody, I would accept it.

Common sense alone should tell you that if most clubs make losses when 100 of the season is played then those losses are going to be a lot higher if only 75% is played.

Burnley have gone public and stated that they will be insolvent by August without any income.  In the EFL, the impact is going to be even greater.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2019 on: April 10, 2020, 12:03:33 PM »
They have to have medical staff at every game, since Muamba collapsed on the pitch. Anyone think the best use for medical staff at the moment is keeping an eye on football?

They're not talking about "at the moment", they're talking about some point in the future when the virus is under control.

They're talking about playing games this summer. The deluded twats. My post was in response to one about playing behind closed doors. Why would they be playing behind closed doors if the virus was under control.

Simple - To minimize the risk of a 2nd outbreak.  It is widely expected that people will be back at work by July/August.  Not sure why you think footballers are different?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2020 on: April 10, 2020, 12:06:49 PM »
Because most people's works don't have to have medical staff on hand. Footballers do. We need all the medical staff we can get for helping fight the virus, even if some people are back at work.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2021 on: April 10, 2020, 12:12:47 PM »
Because most people's works don't have to have medical staff on hand. Footballers do. We need all the medical staff we can get for helping fight the virus, even if some people are back at work.

If there are still large numbers in hospital then I agree with you.  However, it is expected that in 3 months time, the numbers will be way down (that is the purpose of us isolating at present).

I don't think anyone would support medical staff being used at football games when they can be deployed to help save lives.  We have to understand and accept that this is a very temporary situation and that we will be moving back towards normality at some point sooner rather than later.

If it is safe to go back to work, it will be safe to play behind closed doors.  Obviously, if the NHS are still stretched then it won't be safe to go back to work.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2022 on: April 10, 2020, 12:27:47 PM »
Because most people's works don't have to have medical staff on hand. Footballers do. We need all the medical staff we can get for helping fight the virus, even if some people are back at work.

If there are still large numbers in hospital then I agree with you.  However, it is expected that in 3 months time, the numbers will be way down (that is the purpose of us isolating at present).

I don't think anyone would support medical staff being used at football games when they can be deployed to help save lives.  We have to understand and accept that this is a very temporary situation and that we will be moving back towards normality at some point sooner rather than later.

If it is safe to go back to work, it will be safe to play behind closed doors.  Obviously, if the NHS are still stretched then it won't be safe to go back to work.

“Very temporary”?

The peak may well be sooner rather than later, but this won’t mean that scores of people won’t be dying each day.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2023 on: April 10, 2020, 12:55:16 PM »
Because most people's works don't have to have medical staff on hand. Footballers do. We need all the medical staff we can get for helping fight the virus, even if some people are back at work.

If there are still large numbers in hospital then I agree with you.  However, it is expected that in 3 months time, the numbers will be way down (that is the purpose of us isolating at present).

I don't think anyone would support medical staff being used at football games when they can be deployed to help save lives.  We have to understand and accept that this is a very temporary situation and that we will be moving back towards normality at some point sooner rather than later.

If it is safe to go back to work, it will be safe to play behind closed doors.  Obviously, if the NHS are still stretched then it won't be safe to go back to work.

“Very temporary”?

The peak may well be sooner rather than later, but this won’t mean that scores of people won’t be dying each day.

If lock down is adhered to, we should soon pass the situation where scores are dying each day.  The biggest task will be ensuring we don't face a fresh outbreak.  This is why I don't envisage crowds at football games for long time (certainly well into next season).


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2024 on: April 10, 2020, 01:02:00 PM »
Obviously it will be safer to play behind closed doors as opposed to filling football stadiums and all the pre and post match social interaction that involves. But if they show the games in pubs, then they will still be creating unsafe environments.
Completely safe means close to full immunity and without a vaccine that is many months away.

 


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