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Re: Coronavirus Thread - Games postponed until April 3rd - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« Reply #350 on: March 19, 2020, 02:35:55 PM »
1, there is no "cannot let it last that long" its a biological phenomenon which will pop back up as stated.
2, the world cannot afford it, is irrelevant argument, afford it or not without immunity / anti-viral it will be there waiting
3. Lockdown does NOT kill it off
3, Influenza has not been cured ever! we can manage it as it fortunately isn't as virulent or lethal as this Covid-19
If you locked down for a whole month we zero contact....how does it continue?
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Re: Coronavirus Thread - Games postponed until April 3rd - CLUB RELATED ONLY
« Reply #351 on: March 19, 2020, 04:15:10 PM »
If they carry on like this you can say goodbye to the 2020/2021 season completely. Let's just say for example that the situation stays the same until July. The season will be about 5 months behind schedule. Little chance you're going to finish this season starting again with all remaining games after July and then also get a proper 2020/2021 season in too.

...and if they're going to just change their mind and decide that playing behind closed doors is OK in a couple of months time, why are we wasting this time now when we could already be playing behind closed doors and limiting the negative impact on the upcoming programme next season?
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« Reply #352 on: March 19, 2020, 04:41:23 PM »
If they carry on like this you can say goodbye to the 2020/2021 season completely. Let's just say for example that the situation stays the same until July. The season will be about 5 months behind schedule. Little chance you're going to finish this season starting again with all remaining games after July and then also get a proper 2020/2021 season in too.

...and if they're going to just change their mind and decide that playing behind closed doors is OK in a couple of months time, why are we wasting this time now when we could already be playing behind closed doors and limiting the negative impact on the upcoming programme next season?


Next season will not happen in the current format.
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« Reply #353 on: March 19, 2020, 04:48:50 PM »

Next season will not happen in the current format.

There's 9/10 games left so you could get through that in 5 weeks at a push.  Can imagine that we start next season a bit later and remove the league cup or something.

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« Reply #354 on: March 19, 2020, 05:09:46 PM »
Suspension extended until 30th April. Current season to be completed irrespective of length of total suspension.
Even if you are right, there will be some huge issues to sort out, particularly regarding loans, contracts ending, transfer window activity etc. I wouldn't like to be in the shoes of the people having to sort out what will inevitably be an almighty mess.

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« Reply #355 on: March 19, 2020, 05:39:02 PM »

Next season will not happen in the current format.

What format do you envisage it happening in?
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« Reply #356 on: March 19, 2020, 06:51:42 PM »
Even if you are right, there will be some huge issues to sort out, particularly regarding loans, contracts ending, transfer window activity etc. I wouldn't like to be in the shoes of the people having to sort out what will inevitably be an almighty mess.


The shoes they don't want to be in are Leeds, ourselves, Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth all suing them for circa £170 million.
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« Reply #357 on: March 19, 2020, 06:53:39 PM »
What format do you envisage it happening in?


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« Reply #358 on: March 20, 2020, 12:13:01 PM »

The shoes they don't want to be in are Leeds, ourselves, Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth all suing them for circa £170 million.
That's true, but all the other issues that I raised will also potentially end up as conflicts and/or litigation unless they come up with fair and balanced solutions, which frankly don't exist. There isn't an outcome that doesn't bring huge problems and unfairness with it.

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« Reply #359 on: March 20, 2020, 12:18:44 PM »
That's true, but all the other issues that I raised will also potentially end up as conflicts and/or litigation unless they come up with fair and balanced solutions, which frankly don't exist. There isn't an outcome that doesn't bring huge problems and unfairness with it.


There is nothing unfair about completing this season at the expense of next. If loan players have to return, so be it.
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« Reply #360 on: March 20, 2020, 07:41:47 PM »

There is nothing unfair about completing this season at the expense of next. If loan players have to return, so be it.
That's fine. I'm not disagreeing. But, say the end of this season is completed between July and September. Would it be fair to be able to buy new players during that time? Loan new players during this time? Maybe it would, but the poorest clubs at the top and the bottom of the league might disagree.

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« Reply #361 on: March 20, 2020, 07:43:33 PM »
That's fine. I'm not disagreeing. But, say the end of this season is completed between July and September. Would it be fair to be able to buy new players during that time? Loan new players during this time? Maybe it would, but the poorest clubs at the top and the bottom of the league might disagree.


They won't open a new transfer window until it has finished imo.
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« Reply #362 on: March 20, 2020, 07:53:10 PM »

They won't open a new transfer window until it has finished imo.

I think, on sky sports earlier,  they alluded to the fact that current contracts would be frozen and several high profile players, whose contracts are up, we’re saying they would stay and see the season completed. Willian of Chelsea spring to mind.
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« Reply #363 on: March 20, 2020, 08:05:23 PM »

They won't open a new transfer window until it has finished imo.
So with no new platers coming in, loan players returning and not coming back, and out of contract players leaving, some squads are likely to be spread pretty thin.

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« Reply #364 on: March 20, 2020, 08:22:03 PM »
So with no new platers coming in, loan players returning and not coming back, and out of contract players leaving, some squads are likely to be spread pretty thin.

Is that metal platers?  :)
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« Reply #365 on: March 20, 2020, 08:51:50 PM »
Is that metal platers?  :)
Ideally not, I've never rated him. One trick pony. Electroplate would be a good signing on the wing and would certainly consider Tinplate if we were going to play one upfront.

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« Reply #366 on: March 20, 2020, 09:01:20 PM »
Ideally not, I've never rated him. One trick pony. Electroplate would be a good signing on the wing and would certainly consider Tinplate if we were going to play one upfront.
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« Reply #368 on: March 20, 2020, 10:18:10 PM »
Ideally not, I've never rated him. One trick pony. Electroplate would be a good signing on the wing and would certainly consider Tinplate if we were going to play one upfront.
That’s all well and good, but we need someone to weld it all together. 
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Regarding the end of this season and start of next, how about finishing all this seasons games, even if it's October and then have one month break and next season clubs only play each other once. Home or away games to be decided somehow (the EFL can do that bit!). Its fair then for every club.
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Regarding the end of this season and start of next, how about finishing all this seasons games, even if it's October and then have one month break and next season clubs only play each other once. Home or away games to be decided somehow (the EFL can do that bit!). Its fair then for every club.
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News report from health experts in US are seeing signs that this virus could be seasonal like flu. Probably won't get back to normal until vaccine is found but at least there's a glimmer of hope.
Football for forcible future when ever it returns will probably have to be played behind closed doors.
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I was wondering if they might insist games are played respecting the 2m distancing.  That could be fun - it would quite suit Matty Phillips.

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Absolutely no change for Charlie Austin then when we are off the ball and he is closing down defenders
For Charlie, 2m would be a vast improvement