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      HUYTON RED
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      Re: Coronavirus effect on football
      Reply #1950: Jan 10, 2021 12:43:13 pm
      So mothers working in Sainsburys become essential workers. The husbands/boyfriends who have lived on benefits all their working life, are getting part time jobs in B&M or Wilko's and similar places, just so they don't have to look after their own bloody kids.They become essential, and the kids go to school!

      F***ing hell lad!!
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      Reply #1951: Jan 10, 2021 02:21:17 pm
      But they did postpone Euro's, should have been last summer, they can do it again, FIFA & EUFA hate each other anyway.

      quote author=TameImpala link=topic=51497.msg2357194#msg2357194 date=1610229228]
      Possibly mate but I wouldn't put it past them postponing it until 2023 (or even maybe summer 2022 with the world cup being played in the winter). I think with the money involved in club football, the international side of the game will always have to play second fiddle
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      Re: Coronavirus effect on football
      Reply #1952: Jan 10, 2021 04:00:40 pm

      Hahaha some proper Karen style ranting that!
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      Reply #1953: Jan 11, 2021 02:04:36 pm
      Hahaha some proper Karen style ranting that!

      what is a Karen??
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      Re: Coronavirus effect on football
      Reply #1954: Jan 11, 2021 04:07:24 pm
      Despite all the testing, and the 'bubble', they're as equally affected it seems as the general population.

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      Re: Coronavirus effect on football
      Reply #1955: Jan 13, 2021 08:15:35 am
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      Surprised it hasn’t been stopped already l but I’m wondering if this is looked at as something that is essential to the economy and also people’s mental well being so they are trying their best to keep it going?

      I mean if you look at it just by case numbers it’s odd that the season was halted before when numbers where much lower than they are now. It’s weird how perspectives have changed.

      The sport must continue as there is simply no other space to play games in the calendar.  There are 2 major international tournaments in the summer which won't be postponed again, followed by the Olympics, and all the demands on players that come with that. The tournaments might be restricted to one country, behind closed doors if necessary, but they will go ahead.

      There are procedures and rules to deal with the virus now. There was nothing in place when the sport was closed down last year. No testing, no protocols, no guidelines. Now there are, and if everyone follows them, the risk of outbreaks is reduced. Forfeiting games would make players think again about travelling hundreds of miles to attend house parties. While Celtic still thought that travelling to the UAE this year, as they would any other January, was a wise thing to do. Clearly when Sturgeon said she gave Scottish football the yellow card after the teams players went on long haul flights at the start of the season, nobody at the club was listening.
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      Re: Coronavirus effect on football
      Reply #1956: Jan 15, 2021 09:09:31 am
      I hope that our Brazillian trio have all their immediate families over here safe and well.
      Fabs, Bobby and Allison will have to holiday down Formby beach for a little while longer until this new covid strain is sussed out.
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      Reply #1957: Jan 15, 2021 12:24:54 pm

      Sort of a blanket term for a serial curtain twitcher / complainer
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      Reply #1958: Feb 23, 2021 04:37:17 pm
      According to the recent roadmap, am I right in thinking it'll be full capacity for the start of next season if all goes to plan?

      Suppose it's a big "if", like...
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      Reply #1959: Feb 23, 2021 06:20:49 pm
      According to the recent roadmap, am I right in thinking it'll be full capacity for the start of next season if all goes to plan?

      Suppose it's a big "if", like...

      Yep - and hopefully we will have at least 10k fans at Anfield for the last game
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      Reply #1960: Feb 23, 2021 10:44:42 pm
      Sort of a blanket term for a serial curtain twitcher / complainer

      Ask someone named Karen what they think to it. Your ears may ring for a while...

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      Reply #1961: Feb 23, 2021 10:45:38 pm
      Yep - and hopefully we will have at least 10k fans at Anfield for the last game


      A bit early for that call, but fingers crossed...

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      Reply #1962: Feb 24, 2021 01:02:58 pm
      Yep - and hopefully we will have at least 10k fans at Anfield for the last game

      Belter. Will have to build my fingers up between now & the summer for the July bulk sale!
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      Reply #1963: Feb 24, 2021 02:21:31 pm
      Bittersweet about the fans being back, delighted obviously but also a bit pissed that after 30 years waiting our fans couldnt be there but this years winners will have 10k behind them.

      Next season 55 thousand in celebrating number 20.

      Speaking of Anfield cant see the Anny road development going ahead until a lter date anyway
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      Reply #1964: Feb 24, 2021 02:46:14 pm
      Bittersweet about the fans being back, delighted obviously but also a bit pissed that after 30 years waiting our fans couldnt be there but this years winners will have 10k behind them.

      Next season 55 thousand in celebrating number 20.

      Speaking of Anfield cant see the Anny road development going ahead until a lter date anyway

      Was revised plans published in the Echo today about them re routing Anfield Road so hopefully it hasn't been put on the backburner
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      Reply #1965: Feb 24, 2021 03:18:53 pm
      Was revised plans published in the Echo today about them re routing Anfield Road so hopefully it hasn't been put on the backburner

      Cant see them forking the money into this at the minute with no matchday revenue there. Im only guessing of course
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      Reply #1966: Feb 24, 2021 03:24:07 pm
      Cant see them forking the money into this at the minute with no matchday revenue there. Im only guessing of course

      It may have already been set aside/invested. I expect this will go through when the actual construction work is allowed.
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      Reply #1967: Feb 24, 2021 03:31:43 pm
      It may have already been set aside/invested. I expect this will go through when the actual construction work is allowed.


      Yeah fair point
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      Reply #1968: Mar 13, 2021 01:36:37 pm
      Premier League chief says 2 billion lost due to pandemic (also says they are hoping to have a "normal" next season, including full stadia) - from The Guardian:

      Richard Masters, the chief executive of the Premier League, has admitted the current season has proved “brutal” for top-flight clubs and warned of a financial loss heading “towards £2bn”.

      Speaking on the anniversary of the suspension of England’s top league, Masters reflected on the impact of the pandemic on football and looked forward to the return of fans, with the aspiration being a “normal Premier League” from the start of next season.

      “It’s been a hell of a journey,” Masters said. “

      We had to get the 2019-20 season finished. That felt like more of a sprint, and this season has been a long haul, getting to this point.

      “The schedule that we’ve put in front of the clubs and the players is pretty brutal: they’re playing a full Premier League fixture list, European competitions, two cup competitions as well, all in a truncated period.”

      Masters, speaking to Premier League Productions, confirmed he expected the Premier League’s financial losses to have reached “towards £2bn” by the end of the season. But with the government releasing a roadmap that could result in crowds of up to 10,000 being allowed into grounds for the final two matches of the season, there was cause for optimism.

      “We can see the end of the season on the horizon; we’re really looking forward to that moment, hopefully with the fans back,” said Masters. “From next season our goal is to have full stadia. There’s a lot of water to pass under the bridge before that can happen but that’s our ultimate goal.”
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      Reply #1969: Mar 13, 2021 04:34:17 pm
      Full stadia by August? not buying it, but would love for it to happen.

      What i didn't get when there were 2,000 fans allowed a couple months back is that they would all be in the same area/stand. Why not spread them over the entire stadium so that they are truly "social distanced"? and if you could have 2,000 in a section of the stadium, why couldn't you have another 2,000 in the opposite section where (presumably) they would have separate entrances, concessions, bathrooms, etc?
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      Reply #1970: Mar 13, 2021 05:35:51 pm
      Full stadia by August? not buying it, but would love for it to happen.

      What i didn't get when there were 2,000 fans allowed a couple months back is that they would all be in the same area/stand. Why not spread them over the entire stadium so that they are truly "social distanced"? and if you could have 2,000 in a section of the stadium, why couldn't you have another 2,000 in the opposite section where (presumably) they would have separate entrances, concessions, bathrooms, etc?

      Public transport or congested streets perhaps?
      Not really sure. The entire lockdown has been full of contradictions.
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      Reply #1971: Mar 13, 2021 06:59:23 pm
      Public transport or congested streets perhaps?
      Not really sure. The entire lockdown has been full of contradictions.

      Contradictions and a whole lot of ARBITRARY standard setting re distances, time period, numbers, etc. Not saying there is no science, of course there is, but too often I feel like governments are just assigning policies in a subjective, making-it-up as you go kind of way. Now what I keep hearing from them is the phrase "the science is evolving."

      I'm going to hold out hope on a close-to-normal return for late summer.
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      Reply #1972: Mar 14, 2021 07:17:54 am
      Full stadia by August? not buying it, but would love for it to happen.

      What i didn't get when there were 2,000 fans allowed a couple months back is that they would all be in the same area/stand. Why not spread them over the entire stadium so that they are truly "social distanced"? and if you could have 2,000 in a section of the stadium, why couldn't you have another 2,000 in the opposite section where (presumably) they would have separate entrances, concessions, bathrooms, etc?
      Yeah I never understood the 2.000 rule myself,as you say you could have easily had another 500  in the anny road and maybe another 500 in the centenary & main stand,if they had  concerns over social distancing  then they could have staggered the leaving of the fans which they already do on normal match days anyway.
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      Reply #1973: Mar 14, 2021 07:32:57 am
      Public transport or congested streets perhaps?
      Not really sure. The entire lockdown has been full of contradictions.
      Public transport was one of main reasons
      Nigel Huddleston( U.K. sports secretary ) gave when he was asked why only 2.000 fans.but there was loads of coaches & I imagine the drivers ( furloughed I imagine ) of the coaches laying idle that could have possibly been used in addition to the busses or at least relieved the reduced capacity enforced  on the buses due to social distancing measures.
       I live just off one of the main arterial routes used to get to & from anfield but with the sheer volume of people shielding & working from home at the time congestion caused by commuters was at a minimum.
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      Reply #1974: Mar 14, 2021 01:45:39 pm
      Yeah I never understood the 2.000 rule myself,as you say you could have easily had another 500  in the anny road and maybe another 500 in the centenary & main stand,if they had  concerns over social distancing  then they could have staggered the leaving of the fans which they already do on normal match days anyway.

      It conveniently was the figure of most capacities of theatres in the west end.

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