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The Coronavirus and its impact on sport


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The Premier League season will be completed in June at the FA’s St George’s National Football Centre (NFC), with players from every club staying at local hotels under lock-down, according to sources who spoke to the SKWAWKBOX.

The FA is arranging hotels for each club, but only players and staff will be there – players will be apart from their families for the duration of what will become effectively a World Cup-style finish to the season.

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14 minutes ago, havanatopia said:

The Premier League season will be completed in June at the FA’s St George’s National Football Centre (NFC), with players from every club staying at local hotels under lock-down, according to sources who spoke to the SKWAWKBOX.

The FA is arranging hotels for each club, but only players and staff will be there – players will be apart from their families for the duration of what will become effectively a World Cup-style finish to the season.

Source ?

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1 hour ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

One brief football note.

Bundesliga has been given green light to return (behind closed doors).

Mixed reports as to whether it's May 15th or May 22nd but it seems to be between these two.

Think we should set a start date for around a month later, should be enough time to see how Germany copes and whether they have any problems before we’d be due to restart, if it goes wrong we can cancel the plans.

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1 hour ago, havanatopia said:

The Premier League season will be completed in June at the FA’s St George’s National Football Centre (NFC), with players from every club staying at local hotels under lock-down, according to sources who spoke to the SKWAWKBOX.

The FA is arranging hotels for each club, but only players and staff will be there – players will be apart from their families for the duration of what will become effectively a World Cup-style finish to the season.

 

59 minutes ago, Vincent Vega said:

Source ?

I should be amazed if there was just one iota of truth in this.

Apart from the fact that SKWAWBOX is, let's say, not the most reliable of sources, it was 'announced' on their site yesterday evening and, to the best of my knowledge, there has been not one mention of it on more serious and reliable sites such as SKY or even the BBC.

As Dear Old Donald would say, Fake News.

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4 hours ago, daored said:

Can’t see the government lifting lockdown measures enough to allow football to return. Certainly appears that social distancing will be in place - and hard to see how football being played with so many people involved will meet the rules and restrictions. 
This has been a farce.

Sounds like Golf, Fishing and Tennis will be lifted.

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1 hour ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

One brief football note.

Bundesliga has been given green light to return (behind closed doors).

Mixed reports as to whether it's May 15th or May 22nd but it seems to be between these two.

Anyone know what order the games will Be played in? I assume it picks up with the first postponed game

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4 hours ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

One brief football note.

Bundesliga has been given green light to return (behind closed doors).

Mixed reports as to whether it's May 15th or May 22nd but it seems to be between these two.

That's very good news. They relaxed restrictions 10 days or so ago successfully and today opened all shops. With Boris going ahead with relaxing restrictions from Monday it seems we are following the German route. Fully expect our Football to be given go ahead as well and more widespread restrictions lifted on Monday May 18th. We are getting there.

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Saw an article, think it was the NY times saying it was the bottom 6 clubs dithering and deliberately holding up meetings, making things go in circles as to why they hadn't made more progress with decisions. Basically doing everything they can to ensure no relegation this season. Problem is all you need is the bottom 6 and one other to vote against restart proposals, just above that you have Southampton who had lost 4 of the last 5 and Newcastle who would hardly want the risk of relegation with the potential for Saudi owners, mega rich owners in an upcoming transfer market where prices will hit big lows.

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13 minutes ago, OldlandReddies said:

That's very good news. They relaxed restrictions 10 days or so ago successfully and today opened all shops. With Boris going ahead with relaxing restrictions from Monday it seems we are following the German route. Fully expect our Football to be given go ahead as well and more widespread restrictions lifted on Monday May 18th. We are getting there.

Ah but it’s the Germans. They might be able to make it work but our bunch of profiteering scumbags will only have their eyes on the Yankee dollar. If fans, players and officials get sick, they won’t be bothered as long as the Sky moolah rolls into their and the marquee players’ pockets. 
Hope it all implodes so we can start football again with a level playing field, salary caps throughout and a ban on foreign corrupt investment. 

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28 minutes ago, OldlandReddies said:

That's very good news. They relaxed restrictions 10 days or so ago successfully and today opened all shops. With Boris going ahead with relaxing restrictions from Monday it seems we are following the German route. Fully expect our Football to be given go ahead as well and more widespread restrictions lifted on Monday May 18th. We are getting there.

We’re miles behind Germany in this pandemic.

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Prepare for the world's smallest violin...

Mr. Purslow and Aston Villa.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/11983955/premier-league-relegation-could-cost-200m-aston-villa-against-neutral-venues-christian-purslow

What a shame!! 🤣

As it goes I wonder about his workings here, how many years that projected figure or loss is spread over- but anyway! He's been in the industry a long while, I'll take him at his word!

Wonder if he's ever so slightly concerned about the views of the EFL- and Parry is far superior to Harvey- and other clubs- on their 3 years of spending and how they appeared to achieve compliance in the period running to May 2019...?

Or better yet, the wrath of his owners if his grand plan which they doubtless took in good faith, was in fact deemed in breach of FFP rules- they will be less than happy at him leading them up the wrong path...

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6 hours ago, Super said:

Sounds like Golf, Fishing and Tennis will be lifted.

Yep. Mate of mine says his local golf course told ok to open May 18th, my garage text me to say they are reopening same day and IKEA stores to open that day as well. Bye, bye Lockdown, hello sunshine!

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54 minutes ago, OldlandReddies said:

Yep. Mate of mine says his local golf course told ok to open May 18th, my garage text me to say they are reopening same day and IKEA stores to open that day as well. Bye, bye Lockdown, hello sunshine!

You know it’ll be rain for a week, we’ll get a spike and restrictions will come back 

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19 minutes ago, hodge said:

You know it’ll be rain for a week, we’ll get a spike and restrictions will come back 

Funnily enough I think this weekend will be chaotic with the nice weather and impending relaxation of lockdown. 

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The relegation spot in League 2 just became interesting, Macclesfield deducted 7 points (4 for charges and 3 previously suspended) for not playing the game v Plymouth and not paying players on time in Feb, they also have 2 points suspended providing they don't break any rules this season. That reduces them to 25 points in 23rd place. Stevenage are on 22 points but have a game in hand. However Bolton had a suspended 5 point deduction for not playing at the start of the season (compared to the 4 points for Macclesfield for 2 offenses including same charge). If this had been a 5 point deduction with the 3 suspended points then Macclesfield would have only been 2 points ahead of Southend who could have then argued their game in hand could have seen them out the drop zone. 

The inconsistency in points deductions is a problem.

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On 04/05/2020 at 00:23, Mr Popodopolous said:

That idea is a load of bollocks, the removal of relegation!

Incidentally, read stories today that there are six sides who have or are known to have problems with neutral venues- this is the bottom six.

All I can add on that, the PL majority voting regulations stipulate 14/20 needed to carry a motion, implement a rule/rule change.

If 14 do and 6 don't, they're in breach surely- 3 of them would go down certainly... could always send all six down:whistle2:

Hmm, wasn't far off by the looks!? 😆

https://mobile.twitter.com/MattHughesDM/status/1258293453806600194

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3 minutes ago, mozo said:

The lobbying and self-interested scheming is embarrassing. Particularly when disguised as ethical concern.

Think the gist of the tweet/story.

Not read it the article yet but seems to be that the other PL clubs could relegate the bottom 3 if they block project restart.

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3 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Think the gist of the tweet/story.

Not read it the article yet but seems to be that the other PL clubs could relegate the bottom 3 if they block project restart.

Haven't read it but I think the PL would vote for a system like France where the table stands/season completed as is and the bottom 3 would go down.

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