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      Coronavirus effect on football

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      Billy1
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      Re: Coronavirus effect on football
      Reply #775: Mar 29, 2020 07:44:24 am
      It's not doom and gloom it's when a whole host of knobheads like Rio Ferdinand are determined for the season to be voided, all ulterior motive pricks, I hope the FA, PL and UEFA I suppose don't fall for their tricks.

      This post is spot on and I totally agree with it.
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      Reply #776: Mar 29, 2020 08:16:58 am
      I said a few weeks ago that as time went on and the epidemic grows that the resolve to finish the current season would soften and it appears that this is coming into reality and will only continue as things get worse. I just hoped that when we get through this, common sense and fairness prevails and they put in place the ability to finish the season. Truthfully, if they screw us the game will never be the same for me and I promise i'll never give another penny to sky or BT ever again.
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      Reply #777: Mar 29, 2020 10:26:11 am
      You folks need to keep away from social media, or at least stop reading the opinions of people who really don't matter. Stop allowing people to wind you up, it's what they want and the last thing you should let them do, you're in control of that.

      Qué Sera Sera and nothing anybody says will change that.
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      Reply #778: Mar 29, 2020 10:29:11 am
      I said a few weeks ago that as time went on and the epidemic grows that the resolve to finish the current season would soften and it appears that this is coming into reality and will only continue as things get worse. I just hoped that when we get through this, common sense and fairness prevails and they put in place the ability to finish the season. Truthfully, if they screw us the game will never be the same for me and I promise i'll never give another penny to sky or BT ever again.

      Exactly how I feel, I'll never be able to concentrate watching a game again, the sense of injustice would eat away at me all game. We can't let this lie if the worst happens, the club and supporters.. Only time will tell now.
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      Reply #779: Mar 29, 2020 10:31:46 am
      You folks need to keep away from social media, or at least stop reading the opinions of people who really don't matter. Stop allowing people to wind you up, it's what they want and the last thing you should let them do, you're in control of that.

      Qué Sera Sera and nothing anybody says will change that.

      You're right, I need to stop looking. Being stuck in isn't helping.. I'll stop now I promise
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      Reply #780: Mar 29, 2020 10:40:37 am
      Ceferin is talking about leagues being closed if theres no other solution.

      The worst case scenario is on the table, hopefully it wont happen!!
      sms1986
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      Reply #781: Mar 29, 2020 11:00:43 am
      Ceferin is talking about leagues being closed if theres no other solution.

      The worst case scenario is on the table, hopefully it wont happen!!

      You should read the earlier posts where this has been discussed, he only has power over the UEFA competitions, not the domestic leagues. Of course the worst case scenario will be on the table if there's no other solution, that's an obvious conclusion.

      The Premier League and FA will do whatever they can to finish this season.
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      Reply #782: Mar 29, 2020 11:04:59 am
      I said a few weeks ago that as time went on and the epidemic grows that the resolve to finish the current season would soften and it appears that this is coming into reality and will only continue as things get worse. I just hoped that when we get through this, common sense and fairness prevails and they put in place the ability to finish the season. Truthfully, if they screw us the game will never be the same for me and I promise i'll never give another penny to sky or BT ever again.

      I don't see any escalation other than a few loudmouths in the media who won't have any real say talking about their own opinions as if they mattered. The pandemic is going to get worse as it peaks, but we're still only in March - let's see how things are in May/June.

      If they decide to cancel the season, which will be a very last resort, it won't be to screw us over, they won't risk massive financial losses just so they can please fans of City or Everton who would get a laugh out of it.
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      Reply #783: Mar 29, 2020 11:20:28 am
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      Reply #784: Mar 29, 2020 11:26:10 am
      I don't see any escalation other than a few loudmouths in the media who won't have any real say talking about their own opinions as if they mattered. The pandemic is going to get worse as it peaks, but we're still only in March - let's see how things are in May/June.

      If they decide to cancel the season, which will be a very last resort, it won't be to screw us over, they won't risk massive financial losses just so they can please fans of City or Everton who would get a laugh out of it.

      That's true mate but in the modern world that can have an affect as opinions are shared and regurgitated online and certain arguments gather pace. I just feel that as the death toll rises the way sport is viewed will shift may change also. Hopefully the sheer amount of money involved and the threat of clubs suing the leagues should they null and void will ensure they do the right thing.

      The prospect of them voiding the season will increase however, if there is still not football being played by late may and into June. That's my worry. I think the European competitions are unlikely to continue personally but the domestic leagues have to be finished.
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      Reply #785: Mar 29, 2020 01:38:37 pm
      The solution for me is to get the season finished whatever, or however, long it takes.  If that means delaying next season, so be it. Cut out the league cup and the f a cup, and meaningless friendlies, and adjust next seasons prem and leagues to finish over a shorter term. Could even adjust the promotion/relegation places to reduce the amount of teams in the top 3 or 4 divisions. Thats what has been called for for seasons now. This would be a good opportunity to implement it ! Just needs someone with the balls to do it.
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      Reply #786: Mar 29, 2020 02:03:12 pm

      I seen an interview with the Klopp the other day where he said he tried to dance like Chamberlain but he would not cut grass like Milner!!

      Also saying they have a club whatsapp were they've been literally laughing at what the players have been getting up to keeping everybody's spirits up at the club.
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      Reply #787: Mar 29, 2020 02:14:56 pm
      That's true mate but in the modern world that can have an affect as opinions are shared and regurgitated online and certain arguments gather pace. I just feel that as the death toll rises the way sport is viewed will shift may change also. Hopefully the sheer amount of money involved and the threat of clubs suing the leagues should they null and void will ensure they do the right thing.

      The prospect of them voiding the season will increase however, if there is still not football being played by late may and into June. That's my worry. I think the European competitions are unlikely to continue personally but the domestic leagues have to be finished.

      I don't think there will be any prospect of clubs suing to be honest, this like if your house floods or something similar would void your insurance and / or the prospect of suing as an act of god

      I still think the seasons will be completed personally but truth be told it's not a priority for me right now. Until this thing runs its course (the worst part of it anyway) and we know where we are then, in terms of timescale, I dont think any decisions  will be made one way or the other no matter what some gobshites on the internet say.. whether that's you or me, or whether its Rio Ferdinand and other talking heads who are asked about it

      We literally have no idea when this will be over at this moment in time. No decision will be made whilst this is still ongoing. It would be deemed premature and insensitive if they made a decision in the middle of it

      I'll be honest, I'd forget about this current season for the time being, there is no point anyone saying what will happen with it right now because the truth is no one knows
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      Reply #788: Mar 29, 2020 03:50:08 pm
      Surely the rest of the season can be completed in mid summer, next season could be put on hold for at least a few weeks. That of course if we can control this coronavirus.
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      Reply #789: Mar 29, 2020 06:37:22 pm
      I see Kane is the latest one to chip in and say there’s ‘no benefit’ to delaying this season beyond June.

      Desperate to cling on to another season of Champions League football the tw*t.
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      Reply #790: Mar 29, 2020 06:53:45 pm
      How about if they cancel the season,all money is refunded,tickets,sponsors,all the suits at the fa,all the players,all the pundits,no wages for anyone that'll shut all the fuckers up.
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      Reply #791: Mar 29, 2020 07:31:44 pm
      I see Kane is the latest one to chip in and say there’s ‘no benefit’ to delaying this season beyond June.

      Desperate to cling on to another season of Champions League football the tw*t.

      I don’t see the point of mentioning every loudmouth idiot coming out with this crap, they’re not the ones who will decide anything.
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      Reply #792: Mar 29, 2020 07:46:22 pm
      How about if they cancel the season,all money is refunded,tickets,sponsors,all the suits at the fa,all the players,all the pundits,no wages for anyone that'll shut all the fuckers up.

      Spot on love to see what Ferdinand would have to say if they were in the position we are in
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      Reply #793: Mar 29, 2020 09:56:57 pm
      Football will be back by June I reckon. Wouldn't surprise me to see crowds at the games either.

      I think the Premier League shouldn't rush to make any daft decisions until the end of April.
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      Reply #794: Mar 29, 2020 10:04:10 pm
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      Reply #795: Mar 29, 2020 10:24:48 pm
      I see Kane is the latest one to chip in and say there’s ‘no benefit’ to delaying this season beyond June.

      Desperate to cling on to another season of Champions League football the tw*t.

      Absolute waste of time asking this plank, said that, then follows it with “ I’ve no idea how they’ll do it Behind the scenes or how it works financially” ........ 🤦‍♂️
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      Reply #796: Mar 29, 2020 11:07:31 pm
      Gundogan thinks it would be right to give us the title if the season is cancelled - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52086371.
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      Reply #797: Mar 29, 2020 11:36:18 pm
      Football will be back by June I reckon. Wouldn't surprise me to see crowds at the games either.

      I think the Premier League shouldn't rush to make any daft decisions until the end of April.


      I really hope you and that article are right, would be a terrific lift for the country.
      However, the powers to be are saying it could be 6 months before we get back to any kind of normality.
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      Reply #798: Mar 29, 2020 11:46:17 pm
      Surely this is now the best time to rejig the football calendar to fit in with the next World Cup?

      I haven't thought much about it to be honest but finish this season when possible before the end of the year, start next season after Jan and run to Sept/Oct, the same for the next which then runs into the World Cup. Once over a big break or even fit other postponed tournaments in before getting back to the usual run after that summer.

      Obviously this is just me thinking off the top of my head but surely an opportunity is there that normally wouldn't be even considered?
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      Reply #799: Mar 29, 2020 11:59:08 pm
      1,200 people have died in the UK 'with' covid-19 in the last month, not necessarily due to it. In that time about 12,000 people have died from cancer and about 16,000 have died from heart disease.

      Football should be back by June. Maybe with less pies and booze to really protect peoples health. 🤔

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