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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 395713 times)

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5100 on: September 25, 2020, 10:33:51 PM »
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.

I get the feeling it was something FA wanted given Spurs fixture schedule. If they didn't have all these euro games v FC Timbuktu then you could've just played it in 10 days or something but little space in schedule and eventually you'd play it when other teams are 2-3 rounds ahead.

At least Spurs giving them tests meant Walsall players didn't get infected and the weekend match got called off in time.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5101 on: September 25, 2020, 10:55:44 PM »
Tim Vickery seemed to think they’d be a problem with the upcoming South American World Cup qualifiers scheduled for the start of October. The campaign is already 4 games behind (I think) so unlikely to be postponed further given the money that’s already being paid by sponsors. The virus  is hitting SA hard with many countries having not started their domestic leagues yet.
European clubs wouldn’t want to release their South American players to go and play in countries heavily effected, although they’d be obliged to, and players potentially having to quarantine upon their return. This could cause us problems with Doug and Martinez.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5102 on: December 02, 2020, 09:46:30 AM »
So we were involved in....

The last game to play in front of a full crowd.

The first game back after the restart.

The first game to be postponed due to Covid.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5103 on: December 02, 2020, 09:54:17 AM »
Well, surely the first games to be postponed due to Covid were in March...

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5104 on: December 29, 2020, 07:48:01 PM »
Talk of a two week break for the Prem in January given the number of cases.

Everton getting a bit pissy with the Prem over their cancelled game with Man City too.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5105 on: December 29, 2020, 07:48:31 PM »
Doubt over Fulham Spurs now....

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5106 on: December 29, 2020, 07:55:11 PM »
Excellent. Cancel proceedings now. 5th will do nicely.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5107 on: December 29, 2020, 07:57:18 PM »
Only half percent of players tested have tested positive. 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5108 on: December 29, 2020, 08:25:05 PM »
Excellent. Cancel proceedings now. 5th will do nicely.

3rd on points per game.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5109 on: December 29, 2020, 11:04:07 PM »
Fat Sam very concerned apparently.... After a 5-0 defeat of course.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5110 on: December 29, 2020, 11:16:46 PM »
Fat Sam very concerned apparently.... After a 5-0 defeat of course.

So concerned he was wearing his mask incorrectly the other day at Anfield.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5111 on: December 30, 2020, 07:16:48 AM »
An overweight 66 year old multi millionaire comes out of a 2 year retirement during an unprecedented year long pandemic at the very time when a new much more contagious variant of that virus has been confirmed in this country leading to higher rates of infection.
 
Just 13 days later following a 5-0 home defeat he expresses concern for his own health and football in general and calls for a circuit break.

If Sandwell had won would he have been expressing the same health concerns ?

Should this really be posted in the Coronavirus c**t thread ?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5112 on: December 30, 2020, 07:21:24 AM »
In postponing our game vs Newcastle the PL created a precedent that went against their own rules which has now caused them a big problem.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5113 on: December 30, 2020, 07:24:56 AM »
Fat Sam very concerned apparently.... After a 5-0 defeat of course.

So concerned he was wearing his mask incorrectly the other day at Anfield.

His chin received full protection.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5114 on: December 30, 2020, 07:58:03 AM »
The vast majority of those involved in the game are young and very fit. So won’t die.

So let it carry on.  Great morale booster for the people.

 


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