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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 287468 times)

Offline chrisw1

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4665 on: May 28, 2020, 02:56:59 PM »
Again to our disadvantage.
Probably not much more so than our relegation rivals?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4666 on: May 28, 2020, 02:59:17 PM »
Telegraph reckon majority keen to restart 19/20th June, with our game against Sheff Utd possibly played a few days before.

So 10 games to play in 5 or 6 weeks, after months out, and with coronavirus still a thing.  Great.

No cricket before August 1st.

Money.
Well yes, and probably the very existence of some clubs.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4667 on: May 28, 2020, 03:00:30 PM »
Telegraph reckon majority keen to restart 19/20th June, with our game against Sheff Utd possibly played a few days before.

So 10 games to play in 5 or 6 weeks, after months out, and with coronavirus still a thing.  Great.

No cricket before August 1st.

Money.
Well yes, and probably the very existence of some clubs.

Premier League clubs?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4668 on: May 28, 2020, 03:03:13 PM »
i suppose every team will be in the same situation

Some have 9 games.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4669 on: May 28, 2020, 03:04:44 PM »
BREAKING: The Premier League will restart on June 17th with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City at home to Arsenal.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4670 on: May 28, 2020, 03:11:48 PM »
Telegraph reckon majority keen to restart 19/20th June, with our game against Sheff Utd possibly played a few days before.

So 10 games to play in 5 or 6 weeks, after months out, and with coronavirus still a thing.  Great.

No cricket before August 1st.

Money.
Well yes, and probably the very existence of some clubs.

Premier League clubs?
Very possibly, didn't the likes of Bournmouth and Watford say they would struggle to survive?  I thought I'd heard something along those lines anyway. 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4671 on: May 28, 2020, 03:12:55 PM »
Also some vague talk about having friendlies against each other before it starts.

This surely has to be nonsense?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4672 on: May 28, 2020, 03:18:55 PM »
BREAKING: The Premier League will restart on June 17th with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City at home to Arsenal.

A friend of mine who works in a senior role at the football league (not the premier league) told me two weeks ago that the first games would be us vs Sheff Utd, and Man City vs Arsenal. He claimed it was because as soon as everyone is on the same number of games, they'll feel much more comfortable 'ending' the season, without the pressure of having to get everyone level.

I told him to stop indulging in conspiracies.

I can't help but think it's an absolute must-win, which is a pain, as they could get into a European place if they win, so will be VERY motivated.  I would much prefer such a potentially important game to be against someone with nothing to play for.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4673 on: May 28, 2020, 03:19:00 PM »
The integrity of the competition is compromised, and 3 teams are going to suffer and will feel rightly miffed once they are relegated.

It doesn't say where the games are to be played - isn't it down to each individual police force to give it the ok?

Also, what happens if teams suffer with players availability if the are forced to self isolate? Do teams play youth team players?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4674 on: May 28, 2020, 03:23:00 PM »
The integrity of the competition is compromised, and 3 teams are going to suffer and will feel rightly miffed once they are relegated.

It doesn't say where the games are to be played - isn't it down to each individual police force to give it the ok?

Also, what happens if teams suffer with players availability if the are forced to self isolate? Do teams play youth team players?

They don’t care. They just want to finish their season.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4675 on: May 28, 2020, 03:27:33 PM »
2 games in 3 or 4 days straight away for us.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4676 on: May 28, 2020, 03:32:30 PM »
Too early for a pre-match thread?!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4677 on: May 28, 2020, 03:33:32 PM »
BREAKING: The Premier League will restart on June 17th with Aston Villa at home to Sheffield United and Manchester City at home to Arsenal.

A friend of mine who works in a senior role at the football league (not the premier league) told me two weeks ago that the first games would be us vs Sheff Utd, and Man City vs Arsenal. He claimed it was because as soon as everyone is on the same number of games, they'll feel much more comfortable 'ending' the season, without the pressure of having to get everyone level.

I told him to stop indulging in conspiracies.

I can't help but think it's an absolute must-win, which is a pain, as they could get into a European place if they win, so will be VERY motivated.  I would much prefer such a potentially important game to be against someone with nothing to play for.

Assuming the Telegraph story is correct, the straw that I'll be clutching to is the interruption of momentum for both Sheffield Utd and Villa (theirs great, ours terrible) might act as something of a leveller.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4678 on: May 28, 2020, 03:36:59 PM »
Well I figure us having to play another game within a few days of the first could go either way. We’ll either be sharper than the team playing their first game in months or we’ll be absolutely fucked after playing that first game. Especially since our lack of squad depth doesn’t allow for much rotation.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4679 on: May 28, 2020, 03:50:07 PM »
Too early for a pre-match thread?!
May give us a slight advantage in our second game as our players will be more up to speed and familiar with the process?  Could well cause fatigue a little later on though.

 


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