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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 395803 times)

Offline oishiiniku

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5655 on: January 17, 2021, 12:23:54 PM »
There's an interview with Dean Smith up on the AVFC Twitter. It sounds like some players have been affected more than others and will be coming back to fitness at different times as a result. Smith seems pretty upbeat though, so hopefully nobody's been affected too badly:

https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1350775626865774593?s=20

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5656 on: January 17, 2021, 09:45:37 PM »
Pretty sure they said that Jesus (Man City player, not son of God) was out for ten weeks following Covid.  Finger’s crossed no-one else is similarly affected.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5657 on: January 17, 2021, 10:32:06 PM »
Isn't Newcastles fast as fuck Saint Maximillion still out since their game against us was postponed in early/mid-December ?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5658 on: January 17, 2021, 10:48:49 PM »
Isn't Newcastles fast as fuck Saint Maximillion still out since their game against us was postponed in early/mid-December ?

Apparently. Although most Geordies are convinced that's a cover story to hide the fact that he and Bruce had a massive falling out.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5659 on: January 17, 2021, 11:18:28 PM »
Isn't Newcastles fast as fuck Saint Maximillion still out since their game against us was postponed in early/mid-December ?

Just got back into training so will probably return v us.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5660 on: January 17, 2021, 11:34:48 PM »
Dean Smith
“I told one player that he’d tested positive and he said ‘no chance, I’m flying, really good, totally asymptomatic’, two days later he’s laid up in bed,”  “And he ended up symptomatic. So we’ve had a mixture of some players being asymptomatic and some with symptoms.

“The hardest part about this is they all come back at different stages now as well, some have obviously got the symptoms earlier than others.


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5661 on: January 17, 2021, 11:47:40 PM »
Which players does your research indicate will be missing?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5662 on: January 18, 2021, 12:25:39 AM »
Where are Dean's comments from  Footy? Didn't think he'd done any pressers yet since the outbreak.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5663 on: January 18, 2021, 12:41:18 AM »
He’s done quite a long interview with Michelle Owen, Eamonn. OS, Twitter etc.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5664 on: January 18, 2021, 01:44:56 PM »
Ah yes, ta, just seen.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5665 on: January 18, 2021, 02:56:52 PM »
My research leads me to assume that I have...............no idea who will be starting on Wednesday.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5666 on: January 18, 2021, 03:04:41 PM »
Targett did drop himself and Grealish from his fantasy team. 

But before anyone panicks that was on 13th Jan and at that time it was a pretty sensible transfer given the likely game cancellations.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5667 on: January 18, 2021, 03:31:50 PM »
Neil Lennon throws some shade after the criticism of Celtic's Covid-contagion upon returning from warm weather training in Dubai (would Scunthorpe not have sufficed? Compared to Glasgow's climate anyway...):

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We've been held to a far higher standard than any other club," Lennon said.

"Protocols at different clubs are inconsistent. As soon as Celtic are deemed to do something wrong, bang, you're all wanting blood, it's absolutely scandalous. The fallout from this has been way too much.

"Aston Villa have shut down, Raith Rovers. They haven't travelled anywhere. We could easily have stayed here and had an outbreak, but because our protocols are so good, we've been able to quell that."

"My apology is to the fans because 13 players and three staff had to isolate for 10 days, which is ludicrous," said Lennon, who will return to the dugout when Celtic face hosts Livingston on Wednesday.

"I'm not apologising for anything else. I'm not apologising for going out there and training for a week. Hindsight's a wonderful thing. We did everything we possibly could to avoid the damage.

"The whole squad is negative bar two players. I think that is remarkable and I think it totally blows out of the water the way the training camp has been portrayed by certain quarters of the media, by certain pundits and by certain government officials as well.

"We did not abuse any privilege, we did the right things. We were absolutely totally professional. We had a little drink in the afternoon on a day off, completely allowed, no law breaking - yet we come back to this barrage of absolute hypocrisy.

"We've come back, we've been absolutely decimated by these rules. It seems political."

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5668 on: January 18, 2021, 03:55:46 PM »
Bit harsh for him to blame us for shutting down Raith Rovers.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #5669 on: January 18, 2021, 05:34:03 PM »
Bit harsh for him to blame us for shutting down Raith Rovers.

Yeah we’ve have never liked those fuckers

 


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