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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 256457 times)

Offline Behind Bluenose Lines

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2025 on: April 10, 2020, 01:06:20 PM »
Ultimately, Mother Nature will continue to call the shots, despite any human self-interest there is, us Villa fans, Sky, Liverpool, etc etc...

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2026 on: April 10, 2020, 01:14:01 PM »
Ultimately, Mother Nature will continue to call the shots, despite any human self-interest there is, us Villa fans, Sky, Liverpool, etc etc...

This is football we are talking about. Self interest appears to be part of its DNA.

Offline wolfman999

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2027 on: April 10, 2020, 02:25:50 PM »
Without wishing to appear crass at this difficult time but has any thing been said as to how season ticket holders at all clubs, not just ours,will be handled. If the season is just ended, ST holders and those who have bought match tickets would need to be reimbursed. If a discount is given on next seasons ST purchase, this would obviously have an effect on clubs revenue.

Please don't take this as being insensitive and I fully understand there are many more important things to worry about at present.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2028 on: April 10, 2020, 02:28:00 PM »
German Bundesliga warning that all games could be behind closed doors until 2021! 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2029 on: April 10, 2020, 02:42:18 PM »
German Bundesliga warning that all games could be behind closed doors until 2021! 

It's more likely than not I'm afraid.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2030 on: April 10, 2020, 02:58:41 PM »
CGI crowds and 'canned' noise, anyone?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2031 on: April 10, 2020, 03:03:47 PM »
A lot of supporters will walk away from it if they force it back with behind closed doors, shitshows.

It'll prove, as if it wasn't already known, that the game is for the armchair Sky fan and not the supporters.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2032 on: April 10, 2020, 03:06:09 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.
A “virus under control” is an oxy-moron. Only control is a vaccine.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2033 on: April 10, 2020, 03:26:06 PM »
HIV?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2034 on: April 10, 2020, 03:30:07 PM »
But that took about 10 years.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2035 on: April 10, 2020, 03:34:24 PM »
Without wishing to appear crass at this difficult time but has any thing been said as to how season ticket holders at all clubs, not just ours,will be handled. If the season is just ended, ST holders and those who have bought match tickets would need to be reimbursed. If a discount is given on next seasons ST purchase, this would obviously have an effect on clubs revenue.

Please don't take this as being insensitive and I fully understand there are many more important things to worry about at present.

It's not insensitive, and for a lot of people I'm sure the money would be very useful about now.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2036 on: April 10, 2020, 05:15:23 PM »
£120 plus postage outstanding on Newcastle and Liverpool away twisting in the breeze too.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2037 on: April 10, 2020, 06:06:58 PM »
CGI crowds and 'canned' noise, anyone?

SKY have been using "canned" crowd noise for a while now.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2038 on: April 10, 2020, 06:16:19 PM »
They will play out the season in June / July behind closed doors. That's 8-10 weeks away. Players will train in camps where they are locked in.

I can't see mass gatherings being permitted next season, unless they find some viral treatment that significantly minimises the symptoms.

Many won't have money for season tickets, many more won't take the risk. If we're waiting for a vaccine it's 2021-2022 season before it will be safe to go to matches again.

How many overseas will pay to watch football without an atmosphere? The whole model doesn't work if there's no crowd.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #2039 on: April 10, 2020, 07:05:26 PM »
They will play out the season in June / July behind closed doors. That's 8-10 weeks away. Players will train in camps where they are locked in.

I can't see mass gatherings being permitted next season, unless they find some viral treatment that significantly minimises the symptoms.

Many won't have money for season tickets, many more won't take the risk. If we're waiting for a vaccine it's 2021-2022 season before it will be safe to go to matches again.

How many overseas will pay to watch football without an atmosphere? The whole model doesn't work if there's no crowd.

It's making the best out of a bad job - There is no other alternative.

At least if we get relegated, there's a chance of us being back up by the time crowds re-appear.

 


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