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Offline steamer

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4770 on: May 29, 2020, 07:29:37 PM »
o yes we do

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4771 on: May 29, 2020, 07:56:27 PM »
When we stay up, we'll have satisfied the owners' original plan of, I believe, kicking off the 20/21 season as a PL club with Smith having got us there. I'd hope they'll look at the situation then in a similar light to if we'd got promoted this season rather than last.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4772 on: May 29, 2020, 09:33:48 PM »
Yeah five subs allowed out of seven, and you would only be able to make substitutions on three occasions.

So, for instance, you could bring on two at once, then two at once, then one. If you bring on one, then another, then another, you wouldn't be able to make any more subs.
That's actually a good idea.

For some time now I've been advocating (to my brother and  the man in the pub) the five subs option from the same amount of maximum stoppages as now - three. Having more unused subs than actual ones used in a match day squad of 18 (11 in internationals I think?) always struck me as a bit silly.

Offline Damo70

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4773 on: May 29, 2020, 10:31:39 PM »
Villa 2/1
Sheff U 11/8
Draw 12/5

Relegation Odds -

Norwich 1/10
Villa 2/5
Bournemouth 5/6
West Ham 7/4
Watford 9/4
Brighton 11/4

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4774 on: May 30, 2020, 12:13:48 AM »
Villa 2/1
Sheff U 11/8
Draw 12/5

Relegation Odds -

Norwich 1/10
Villa 2/5
Bournemouth 5/6
West Ham 7/4
Watford 9/4
Brighton 11/4

Any chance that you have backed us to go down Damo? 😉

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4775 on: May 30, 2020, 12:21:19 AM »
Any chance that you have backed us to go down Damo? 😉

I too hope so given his track record. ;)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4776 on: May 30, 2020, 12:45:24 AM »
Heartening to see that they look like they've looked after themselves, judging by Instagram.

Offline Pete3206

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4777 on: May 30, 2020, 01:36:33 AM »
I hope so, it's their job to be fit.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4778 on: May 30, 2020, 08:33:23 AM »
My position on football has been relatively consistent until now, it's a sport that has developed into entertainment and therefore a business of sorts, but, it remained ostensibly a sport. From 40k at Villa Park to next to no-one at Moor Lane, the game was the same but with the resumption of the "season" that is no longer the case.

Despite the veneer of noble intention, the EPL restarting is about money and nothing else at all. Now I don't have any issue with Football being played again under the necessary conditions that are dictated by concern for public health but to call it the same season is a fallacy worthy of the current Governments paper thin defence of Cummings. Before you mention the unnatural break in proceedings you have the new subs rule, removal of the hated VAR, continued consideration for neutral venues and players genuinely reticent to play the game at all.
We are supposed to be grateful for a few free to air games while the subscription services have a virtual monopoly with pubs closed and gatherings at properties outlawed.

And what of the other leagues, PPG'd or void with all the respect you would expect from people who just could not give a flying fuck about anything other than cash.

Money has long poisoned our game but never to the extent that we are expected to swallow the complete change of the definition of a season.

Of course I will follow our progress but certainly with less enthusiasm and whatever our fate, to try and tell me that this is the same season is utter nonsense and proof that business comes first and sport comes a long way behind.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4779 on: May 30, 2020, 09:13:29 AM »
Well said, Nev.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4780 on: May 30, 2020, 01:51:51 PM »
Nev, you have stolen my thoughts

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4781 on: May 30, 2020, 01:58:39 PM »
Any chance that you have backed us to go down Damo? 😉

I too hope so given his track record. ;)

Certainly more reliable than the Orange Dot.

Offline Damo70

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4782 on: May 30, 2020, 02:34:17 PM »
I seem to be bucking the trend of popular opinion. Firstly I agree with the season being played out (I suspect Scotland now regret not holding fire on the decision to end the season). It has been more of a mid season break than anything. I also don't think we will go down.

Offline exigo

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4783 on: May 30, 2020, 02:53:40 PM »
Looking forward to it too. At least it puts our league survival in our own hands. Integrity will soon be forgotten as long as we can get up to 17th.
Wonder if we'll see a few additional touches at Villa Park too, to try and create some more home advantage. The owners dipped their hands in their deep pockets last summer to give the Villa Park exterior a spruce-up, so maybe they'll do some more now.

Pretty straightforward to get the WE ARE VILLA banner hanging from the Holte End roof again I would imagine. And the big screens would be easy to use in some way. Perhaps a surprise or two still to come.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4784 on: May 30, 2020, 03:13:53 PM »
Completely agree Nev.

 


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