Coronavirus: Football Discussion Thread

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  1. deafmanstevo

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    Football is back 53 people were spotted playing football in Ardwick according to the MEN.
     
  2. Marvin

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    The season is unfinished. That leaves massive logistical problems re European qualification, promotion and relegation. It also means that football is likely to breach numerous contractual arrangements which could lead to losses in broadcasting and commercial revenue at a time when match-day revenue will likely vanish for a season. It is a crisis within a crisis.

    Even if they restart the Premier League the BBC reports they the PL will lose £340m which will be deducted from payments to the clubs.

    I don't believe that Sheikh Mansour finances City any more, but that avenue doesn't look too rosy either. The Gulf nations are in crisis too with Saudi Arabia hiking VAT as it struggles with plunging oil revenues.
     
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  4. marco

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    im not sure what stage we are at ive lost track,the last i heard was clubs do not want neutral venues so the FA were going to ask government for home and away games,if thats where we are at then im pretty sure they are not going to grant that, that pretty much puts it to bed IMO, as it stands they have around 11 weeks from now to complete,they cant push back next season because of the Euro's,i really cant see it happening,and thats without the R rate climbing or 2nd wave which probably will happen and a player revolt
     
  5. deafmanstevo

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    You are not wrong , many City fans would be the same even tho they wouldn't admit it.
    Its human nature or rather football fan nature.
    And on the flip side you can bet that utd fans would praying that the season would be null and void.
    Interesting Liverpool fans prob wouldn't be at that time, , they were genuinely pleased about the aguero moment our rivalry with them came much later
     
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    Love how you post it keeps the forum going keep it up.
     
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  7. OccupiedPalestineBlues

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    So we open football stadia, allow those under 45 in to watch the games and the effect is that in the first month only 200 people under 45 contract the virus, 190 recover well, 4 eventually make recovery, 4 are invalids forever and 4 are killed. . Is that ok in your world?
    Then consider the families that the not quite impervious under 45’s take the virus home to - and say another 50 or so over 45’s die, a couple of children too (it can actually kill at any age) another 200 people are hospitalised and half a dozen medical staff contract the virus, a couple more die.
    Is it still ok in your world?

    The fact of the matter is that deaths are actually increasing in some areas and Salford, which is where 2 of my kids live, is one example.
    It doesn’t take that many idiots thinking that they're Impervious to it for us to see the numbers of those affected and those dying horribly rising suddenly.

    As another example; in Korea (where the government took quick and effective action, so they got right on top of it), they recently opened some nightclubs. Attendees had to give their names, phone numbers & addresses upon entry so that the authorities could act promptly if a new outbreak arose.
    An outbreak did arise and it was found that one bloke with no symptoms (a shedder) had infected 85 other people in the space of 2 hours in one nightclub.
    Now Korea have mass testing and squads of trace and test specialists who quickly search out those at risk of having been in proximity to someone infected, so they can act effectively to eliminate new outbreaks.
    We have a bumbling shambolic government so we have none of that, zilch, nada, zip, nowt - so every new outbreak here spreads like wildfire and kills many.
    Even those not killed can take many months to recover, some will never fully recover because their lungs are so badly scarred that they’re invalids dependent on care for the rest of their miserable lives.

    If you think about it fully, I think you’ll agree that you getting together with your mates to watch 22 blokes hoof a bladder up and down a pasture isn’t on, even if it means the loss of just one life.
    If it kicks off and someone special to you gets affected I’m sure you’ll be furious at the uncaring idiots who called for its resumption.
     
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  8. marco

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    thank you Marvin,,its a can of worms mate,even without completing this season the revenue from next season will be a token on what they normally receive, lets face it and its going to happen a lot of clubs will go to the wall over the next 12 months, we could be looking at a two table premiership when things get back to normal and the lower divisions at semi profesional level
     
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  9. tonea2003

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    course we can when its safe to do so
     
  10. Boris Becker’s Backhand

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    Wow you’re patronising. I’ve got a better idea- why don’t you think about it fully. If you take your argument to the nth degree life is put on hold til a vaccine arrives which most likely will be years away, deaths from other health issues rise exponentially and society is broke with no means of paying for a healthcare system. Is that ok in your world ?

    Tel Aviv blue ;-)
     
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