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So we lose Balcombe for 10 days. I hope Raya doesn't go otherwise with Gunnarsson out on loan, we will i think only have Luke Daniels as G/K?
Andersson, B team player.
 

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bench might be a bit bare this evening
I doubt many B team players would have been involved after playing 120 mins two days ago, but I assume Balcombe would have been a sub again. Possibly no GK on the bench then because Andersson would surely have been in close contact on Monday too?

I know it's not exactly productive to speculate, but I wonder if the player in question is Hammar as his performance was rather below par on Monday and he was subbed off.
 

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Yeah, tomorrow will likely be a second string, but certainly some B-Team would have been involved! Will limit options somewhat, and we don't know if any first team players came into contact with this individual. There will certainly be some first team games for clubs that are affected in a way like this.
 

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There is a good debate on talksport at the minute. I wasn't aware football clubs down the pyramid from L1 right the way down don't have the finance to test players therefore testing is just not taking place. If opposing teams like Hendon are not being tested surely the B team games are going to be high risk. In this situation it's not a surprise a B team player tested positive. Whilst the Hendon game was a cup final should we be more creative when selecting our B team games; as playing untested teams could put the whole club at an increased risk!
 

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I wasn't aware football clubs down the pyramid from L1 right the way down don't have the finance to test players therefore testing is just not taking place
How are they allowed to play matches then? Very strange
 

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How are they allowed to play matches then? Very strange
Talksport were asking the same question! It was reported the EFL have removed mandatory testing to play which has led to some PL clubs offering to pay the bill if they are drawn to play untested clubs in cup games. This way those clubs are sure their opposition are tested prior to the match. If what was discussed is true it's highly unlikely Hendon would have been tested.
 

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Talksport were asking the same question! It was reported the EFL have removed mandatory testing to play which has led to some PL clubs offering to pay the bill if they are drawn to play untested clubs in cup games. This way those clubs are sure their opposition are tested prior to the match. If what was discussed is true it's highly unlikely Hendon would have been tested.
Believe its about £150 a test
 

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Significant news today - reports Tottenham paid to test Orient's players ahead of their cup game this week and the results show a number of positive tests in the Orient squad. Surely this raises concerns on the EFL's policy of changing mandatory tests. If Orient weren't playing Tottenham I wonder if these tests would ever have taken place and if Orient would just have continued playing; also what risks are in the lower leagues with no testing! Our first team are ok I'd imagine but certainly food for thought for B team fixtures.
 

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Significant news today - reports Tottenham paid to test Orient's players ahead of their cup game this week and the results show a number of positive tests in the Orient squad. Surely this raises concerns on the EFL's policy of changing mandatory tests. If Orient weren't playing Tottenham I wonder if these tests would ever have taken place and if Orient would just have continued playing; also what risks are in the lower leagues with no testing! Our first team are ok I'd imagine but certainly food for thought for B team fixtures.
I don't think Leagues One and Two are tested unless the club pays for it itself so there is a big risk of it spiralling if undetected
 

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