Bristol City and Reading Matches POSTPONED

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We have something like 50+ players on our books including B team. To be unable to fulfil fixtures like this is a big deal.
 

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Bristol City can't complain, however we must have a lot in order to do this because most other teams are made to play with juniors etc.

The big suspension of pro sport is only days away I reckon.
 

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Not good news.

We have no idea about the affect C-19 has on athletes/footballers. If it’s now in the squad and it isn’t just one player or coaching member then it isn’t good.

Just look back at Mbeumo. He just had a positive test...... goodness knows how this will affect the season now. ☹
 

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Bristol City can't complain, however we must have a lot in order to do this because most other teams are made to play with juniors etc.

The big suspension of pro sport is only days away I reckon.
brizzle werent made to play with juniors. Only Villa and derby in cup isnt it ?
 

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We have something like 50+ players on our books including B team. To be unable to fulfil fixtures like this is a big deal.
Not sure that is the case. As our B team and first team train together you only need 1 or 2 cases and lots of players will have to self isolate meaning we would have few players available. In addition other clubs may not wish to play us. We will not be alone in this I am sure.
 

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I hope everyone is as well as possible and anyone ill gets better soon. On a selfish note I miss any games as they help me get through this (pathetic though it sounds).
Not pathetic at all mate , i am same .
got nothing except work and not dying otherwise
 

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We have something like 50+ players on our books including B team. To be unable to fulfil fixtures like this is a big deal.
I'm sure we have 18 players amongst that lot who are Covid-free, but that's not the point.

Afaik, you can have the virus for up to 3 days before a test will pick it up. So if someone tested positive in the last 24 hours, we'll have` tested everyone at the club, but we won't know for sure whether all his contacts are clear until we test them again in another couple of days.
 

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You can't be too safe. I suspect the last round of testing meant that there was more than Frank and 1 player now testing positive.
 

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Bristol City can't complain, however we must have a lot in order to do this because most other teams are made to play with juniors etc.

The big suspension of pro sport is only days away I reckon.
They wont suspend it now, cases are coming down.

Best wishes to all the players and families involved .
 

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Not sure that is the case. As our B team and first team train together you only need 1 or 2 cases and lots of players will have to self isolate meaning we would have few players available. In addition other clubs may not wish to play us. We will not be alone in this I am sure.
Probably the case that a game involving us in the next week would be a super spreader event.
 

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I'm sure we have 18 players amongst that lot who are Covid-free, but that's not the point.

Afaik, you can have the virus for up to 3 days before a test will pick it up. So if someone tested positive in the last 24 hours, then we won't know for sure whether his contacts are clear until we test them again in another couple of days.
but when we’ve had 1-2 positive tests before we haven’t had to postpone fixtures. Must be a higher number this time around.
 

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I think the key point is:-

" the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and Government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection. "

Presumably they will have been in contact with those now positive so have to follow the above.
 

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Didn't Derby and Villa virtually volunteer to play weakend sides as it was "only" the cup. Having to rearrange cup games would surely have put a massive strain on the fixture pile ups. Silver lining is that injured players have more time to recover and likely to be available for the rearranged games. Also means Josh will miss Leicester game game.
 

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I'm sure we have 18 players amongst that lot who are Covid-free, but that's not the point.

Afaik, you can have the virus for up to 3 days before a test will pick it up. So if someone tested positive in the last 24 hours, we'll have` tested everyone at the club, but we won't know for sure whether all his contacts are clear until we test them again in another couple of days.
Will be interesting to see if there are any reports of COVID at Middlesborough FC in the coming days
 

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I hope everyone is as well as possible and anyone ill gets better soon. On a selfish note I miss any games as they help me get through this (pathetic though it sounds).
Not at all pathetic. Football/sport is a lifeline for many people.
Having said that, it does seem strange that football continues when we have such high infection and death rates.
 

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On a positive note -

1. Lets hope its a few people with the rest isolating due to close contact
2. It removes the constant risk to the players, staff and their families whilst the numbers are so high
3. Everybody deserves a bloody good rest.
 

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Didn't Derby and Villa virtually volunteer to play weakend sides as it was "only" the cup. Having to rearrange cup games would surely have put a massive strain on the fixture pile ups. Silver lining is that injured players have more time to recover and likely to be available for the rearranged games.
no they would have been thrown out if they didn't play afaik
 

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Didn't Derby and Villa virtually volunteer to play weakend sides as it was "only" the cup. Having to rearrange cup games would surely have put a massive strain on the fixture pile ups. Silver lining is that injured players have more time to recover and likely to be available for the rearranged games.

Yep. I think they just wanted it out of the way to avoid further fixture congestion rather than being "forced" to put out B/development teams.
 

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but when we’ve had 1-2 positive tests before we haven’t had to postpone fixtures. Must be a higher number this time around.
It all depends how close to a game when the positive occurred. In other words, if someone eg tested positive on a Monday, when our next game was the following Saturday, we could isolate him and all his contacts and test them all. Then if we tested them again eg on the Thursday and they all returned a negative, we can be pretty sure they're all ok to play two days later (assuming they kept to their bubble).

But in the present case, if someone tested positive in the last day or so, we cannot conduct the necessary follow up tests in time for tomorrow's game.
 

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but when we’ve had 1-2 positive tests before we haven’t had to postpone fixtures. Must be a higher number this time around.
As Torbay Bee says it's probably more to do with every one having to self isolate because they all train together.
 

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It all depends how close to a game when the positive showed. In other words, if someone eg tested positive on a Monday, when our next game was the following Saturday, we could isolate him and all his contacts and test them all. Then if we tested them again eg on the Thursday and they all returned a negative, we can be pretty sure they're all ok to play two days later (assuming they keep to their bubble).

But if someone tested positive in the last day or so, we cannot conduct the necessary follow up tests in time for tomorrow's game.
But in this case we’ve postponed two matches in advance, not just one.
 

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As Torbay Bee says it's probably more to do with every one having to self isolate because they all train together.
And what I’m saying is that was the case when Mbeumo got COVID and it was also the case when Frank/Unknown got it. They all train together. It’s surely more significant that 1-2 if we’ve postponed two matches in advance.

Hopefully I’m wrong of course
 

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I thought the season would have to finish before the euros?
Yes. UEFA won’t want to ditch their money spinner. Also, their own Club comps too.

Things need to change. A radical rethink.
 

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It all depends how close to a game when the positive occurred. In other words, if someone eg tested positive on a Monday, when our next game was the following Saturday, we could isolate him and all his contacts and test them all. Then if we tested them again eg on the Thursday and they all returned a negative, we can be pretty sure they're all ok to play two days later (assuming they kept to their bubble).

But in the present case, if someone tested positive in the last day or so, we cannot conduct the necessary follow up tests in time for tomorrow's game.
We've also had to close down the training ground and it might well be that a large number will be having to self isolate
 

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They are all young, healthy lads. It’s extremely, extremely unlikely to be an issue for any of them.
More of an inconvenience.
Seeing what happened to Mbeumo, who tested positive and wasn’t, as far as we know, struck down severely with COVID. We have no idea how it’ll affect the players individually.

I can see a suspension coming soon.😩
 

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Wishes to all those affected for a swift recovery.

Like many on here football is a lifeline at the moment and one of the few opportunities I get to spend time with my son - who doesn't live with me. Things can only get better :unsure:
 

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And what I’m saying is that was the case when Mbeumo got COVID and it was also the case when Frank/Unknown got it. They all train together. It’s surely more significant that 1-2 if we’ve postponed two matches in advance.

Hopefully I’m wrong of course
Its possible many will be self isolating as per the rules, whether they have it or not .
 

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They wont suspend it now, cases are coming down.
There's a lag of quite a few weeks between cases testing positive, symptoms, hospitalisation, ICU, deaths so the general pressure on authorities to shut down more of society won't ease in the short term.
 

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There's a lag of quite a few weeks between cases testing positive, symptoms, hospitalisation, ICU, deaths so the general pressure on authorities to shut down more of society won't ease in the short term.
i agree, but horse has bolted. vaccine is being rolled out and football will continue IMO. If they were going to stop it it would have been 2 weeks ago.
 
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