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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 396611 times)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5085 on: September 23, 2020, 12:47:03 PM »
Liverpool were able to fulfill a fixture last season with their whole first team squad out of the country.

Nah, you must be mistaken, the records clearly show their first team lost to the might of Aston Villa.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5086 on: September 23, 2020, 12:55:15 PM »
I think it's highly unlikely this season won't be cancelled. You just have to see updates to restrictions being added every day/hour. Very reminiscent to before the original lockdown. Someone has seen the figures and projections we haven't yet and they realise its going to go tits up. Only thing stopping a national lockdown now is the political damage imo.
If the season was to be scrapped it would spell the end of football as we know it in this country. The only way it could survive would be to mothball all grounds, and furlough every member of staff at each and every club. No games= no income.

I totally agree. Thing is at the moment there is a balancing act between keeping sport going, schools open, business working and the collateral damage of deaths, with public opinion the judge. My view is it only takes a death or two of a school kid or a footballer in a coma and it will go full lockdown
Yes it's a pickle alright. A forensically accurate track and trace system is the best way out of this situation in my view or a reliable vaccine but neither seem to be on the cards any time soon. The country cannot sustain the economy for much longer and football is run in a precarious way financially as it is. The outlook is bleak however you look at it.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5087 on: September 23, 2020, 01:07:18 PM »
I can't see any way they will cancel the season even if there's a few positive test.  Whilst the situation is far from ideal, it is better than clubs going to the wall.

As for a footballer in a coma etc, it's highly unlikely. I'm sure I heard a stat that anybody under 50 without health conditions is more likley to die in a car accident than of the virus.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5088 on: September 23, 2020, 05:05:11 PM »
I think I have read somewhere that the PL have made all clubs agree that even if players test positive then all matches will still be played even if it means fielding several youth team players.  The show must go on!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5089 on: September 25, 2020, 11:17:33 AM »
Well that's just screwed over the smaller clubs even more.

Carabao Cup: Tottenham handed bye into fourth round after Leyton Orient tie called off - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54295512

I think there's a genuine risk now that clubs try to hide covid cases amongst their players if they get penalised for doing the right thing.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5090 on: September 25, 2020, 11:23:08 AM »
That's such a shit decision.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5091 on: September 25, 2020, 12:34:00 PM »
What a load of bollocks.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5092 on: September 25, 2020, 12:40:45 PM »
What a load of bollocks.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5093 on: September 25, 2020, 01:06:58 PM »
Shit outcome but not sure what other decision they could have come up with.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5094 on: September 25, 2020, 01:37:08 PM »
Shit outcome but not sure what other decision they could have come up with.

Naked wrestling between the two managers. First one thrown over the top rope loses.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5095 on: September 25, 2020, 01:38:05 PM »
Can you imagine how much shit we would be in now if Xia was still in charge.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5096 on: September 25, 2020, 01:39:48 PM »
The EFL clubs have requested a 250m bailout from the Premier League.  The PL naturally want to some more details surrounding this request!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5097 on: September 25, 2020, 01:41:17 PM »
Shit outcome but not sure what other decision they could have come up with.

Naked wrestling between the two managers. First one thrown over the top rope loses.
Would keep the betting companies happy!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5098 on: September 25, 2020, 09:02:57 PM »
Grimsby have one player with the virus, so they reckon can't play for a fortnight. OTOH West Ham had two players test positive on Tuesday and played on the same day (in an EFL competition). Why the difference?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54298824

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5099 on: September 25, 2020, 09:16:57 PM »
Someone on the Guardian Football Weekly podcast yesterday pointed out that it's a bit rich for the Tory government to be pushing the Premier League to help out the EFL clubs.
If they want that to happen then perhaps they'll suddenly realise that the way forward is for the rich to sacrifice some of their wealth to help the poor? A kind of redistribution of wealth across society, like, you know, they've been arguing against since they first sucked nanny's tit?

 


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