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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4845 on: June 01, 2020, 10:29:50 PM »
It was mainly St Johns ambulance as they were at the games.

And to the same tune "you're gonna get your fucking heads kicked in"

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4846 on: June 02, 2020, 12:10:50 AM »
Didn't the ambulance workers go on strike in the 80's or 90's and it was changed briefly to "you're going home in an army ambulance"?   I actually thought that one rolled of the tongue better.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4847 on: June 02, 2020, 11:27:44 AM »
I finally got mine, and to be fair to the club, the actual refund arrived very shortly after.  To be less fair to them, they calculated it as if the first two cup games which my contract clearly states are "free" and "at no extra cost" as if they were paid for, which is a bit cheeky.
Was it just a straight refund or credit for the same amount?  No incentive to take the credit like enhanced value, future discount etc?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4848 on: June 02, 2020, 02:01:34 PM »
Didn't the ambulance workers go on strike in the 80's or 90's and it was changed briefly to "you're going home in an army ambulance"?   I actually thought that one rolled of the tongue better.



Regarding injured opposition players I actually remember The Holte singing three versions of the song to the same tune.

"Your going home in a St' John's ambulance" was the standard one.

"Your going home in an army ambulance" (sung during the ambulance strike).

Also the classic song during the heyday of Crossroads "Your going home like Sandy Richardson".*

*For those who don't know Sandy Richardson was a disabled character on Crossroads and not as one of my mates thought an old time Villa player who had once been badly injured.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 02:03:30 PM by Damo70 »

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4849 on: June 02, 2020, 02:19:48 PM »
So many great memories.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4850 on: June 02, 2020, 04:49:27 PM »
Bloody hell some of them make ĎOn the piss mílordí sound refined!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4851 on: June 02, 2020, 08:30:43 PM »
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The Premier League has given clubs permission to play friendly matches, with strict restrictions, before the restart on 17 June.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52896129

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4852 on: June 03, 2020, 07:36:05 AM »
Bring on the Bostik

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4853 on: June 03, 2020, 11:55:36 AM »
I didn't realise how tricky our remaining fixtures looked before the lockdown.

On our form at the time, I think we would have been dead and buried if the season had continued the way it was going. Grealish was running on empty, holes everywhere in the defense, keeper at sixes and sevens, crowd on the team's back, McGinn almost ready to come back but lacking match fitness, etc....

Sheffield Utd (H)
Chelsea (H)

Newcastle (A)
Wolves (H)
Liverpool (A)
Man Utd (H)
Crystal Palace (H)

Everton (A)
Arsenal (H)
West Ham (A)

I think this break will have done us the world of good. Players will have had time to gather themselves and recharge, management team will have had time to take stock of the situation (hopefully!), and hopefully we're in for the Jack and John Magic Show for the remaining 10 games!

UTV!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4854 on: June 03, 2020, 12:18:32 PM »
Still looks like a huge challenge when you look at those fixtures.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4855 on: June 03, 2020, 12:20:00 PM »
I think Sheffield United will probably benefit from the break more than any other team. They hardly rotate their team, have been very lucky with injuries and have a style that relies on hard work and pressing the opposition for ninety minutes. They were always likely to fade in the latter section of the season, but the break will have negated that possibility.

I expect Norwich to go down and the two that join them will likely be the two strugglers that are worst affected by players being unavailable due to Covid. Which is what makes the desperate rush to restart all the more ridiculous.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4856 on: June 03, 2020, 01:14:28 PM »
I finally got mine, and to be fair to the club, the actual refund arrived very shortly after.  To be less fair to them, they calculated it as if the first two cup games which my contract clearly states are "free" and "at no extra cost" as if they were paid for, which is a bit cheeky.
Was it just a straight refund or credit for the same amount?  No incentive to take the credit like enhanced value, future discount etc?

Straight refund.  I stated that it should be worked out as 6/19, but they've calculated it on 6/21.  Just debating whether to take it any further, as I've had a lawyer friend look over the contract and she reckons they haven't got a leg to stand on.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4857 on: June 03, 2020, 01:30:44 PM »
I think Sheffield United will probably benefit from the break more than any other team. They hardly rotate their team, have been very lucky with injuries and have a style that relies on hard work and pressing the opposition for ninety minutes. They were always likely to fade in the latter section of the season, but the break will have negated that possibility.

I expect Norwich to go down and the two that join them will likely be the two strugglers that are worst affected by players being unavailable due to Covid. Which is what makes the desperate rush to restart all the more ridiculous.
The counterpoint is that Sheffield were in great form and the break may disrupt that.  With that said I expect Wilder to have them right back at it.

As for the strugglers, I don't think many teams will be effected by Covid cases.  I think it will just be down to which teams get up to speed the quickest both mentally and fitness wise.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4858 on: June 03, 2020, 01:37:37 PM »
I think Sheffield United will probably benefit from the break more than any other team. They hardly rotate their team, have been very lucky with injuries and have a style that relies on hard work and pressing the opposition for ninety minutes. They were always likely to fade in the latter section of the season, but the break will have negated that possibility.

I expect Norwich to go down and the two that join them will likely be the two strugglers that are worst affected by players being unavailable due to Covid. Which is what makes the desperate rush to restart all the more ridiculous.
The counterpoint is that Sheffield were in great form and the break may disrupt that.  With that said I expect Wilder to have them right back at it.

As for the strugglers, I don't think many teams will be effected by Covid cases.  I think it will just be down to which teams get up to speed the quickest both mentally and fitness wise.

I don't think Deeney has started training with Watford has he? Them missing a player like him or at best, not being as fit as others, could be a big factor.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4859 on: June 03, 2020, 01:58:37 PM »
Teams have had positive tests for Covid every week since training started, I think? Seems unlikely that will magically stop in three weeks. Talking of which, have any further fixtures been confirmed yet? Seems that we are getting a bit close now they may as well tell us who we are going to be playing and when.

 


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