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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 381741 times)

Offline fredm

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5175 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 #5176 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 #5177 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 #5178 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 #5179 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 #5180 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 #5181 on: September 25, 2020, 01:37:08 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 #5182 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 #5183 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 #5184 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 #5185 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 #5186 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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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5187 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 #5188 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 #5189 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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