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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 585779 times)

Offline charlatan

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #6660 on: December 30, 2021, 03:57:24 PM »
2 games in 48 hours is clearly too many

Why? A slightly elevated risk of injury (in which case why not bin headers, slide tackles, etc?) or simply not having a full complement of optimally rested players? It hardly compares with great endurance events (grand tours and so on). And obviously it's the same for both teams unless one feels it has bigger fish to fry....

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #6661 on: December 30, 2021, 08:03:01 PM »
Not Villa-related, but the EFL have decided that the best way to solve the problem of games being cancelled due to players testing positive on match day is to just not test players on match day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59830127

Genius!!

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #6662 on: December 30, 2021, 08:09:24 PM »
Not Villa-related, but the EFL have decided that the best way to solve the problem of games being cancelled due to players testing positive on match day is to just not test players on match day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59830127

Genius!!

I can sort of see where they're coming from though. All that appears to have happened in the last 3-4 weeks is that non-symptomatic players have been tested and found to have it and are then required to isolate. There have probably been loads of non-symptomatic but positive players this season, but this panic over the Omicron variant seems to have been a bit of an over-reaction.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #6663 on: December 30, 2021, 08:14:21 PM »
But all this approach does is save games in the short term at the risk of spreading covid further and cancelling more games in the long run.

And it's got sod all to do with match going fans, but rather to ensure the TV companies don't have to deal with a short-notice cancellation and the impact on advertising revenue, etc.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #6664 on: December 30, 2021, 08:17:57 PM »
2 games in 48 hours is clearly too many

Why? A slightly elevated risk of injury (in which case why not bin headers, slide tackles, etc?) or simply not having a full complement of optimally rested players? It hardly compares with great endurance events (grand tours and so on). And obviously it's the same for both teams unless one feels it has bigger fish to fry....

There simply not enough physical recovery time. This isnít an endurance event like the Tour.

 


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