Bristol City and Reading Matches POSTPONED

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I really hope football can continue because there’s very little else to enjoy at the moment.

I do think though that clubs and leagues need to demonstrate, very quickly, that they have a grip on this because at the moment I don’t think they do.

It was interesting how Sky Sports reported yesterday’s PL test results. The headline was “a drop in positive cases’ even though it was still very high by historic standards. I think they realise we’re on a precipice and are trying to do their bit to avoid further suspensions so they don’t have to refund advertisers
 

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I can see the FA playing hard ball very soon, ie if you cannot fulfill a fixture then you forfeit the 3 points. Time for clubs to smarten up.
How do you smarten up though? Short of locking the players away at the training ground 24/7 there's not a lot you can do beyond normal precautions if players are going to go about their normal business..
 

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I can see the FA playing hard ball very soon, ie if you cannot fulfill a fixture then you forfeit the 3 points. Time for clubs to smarten up.
FA can't enforce that, it will be up to the competition organisers to do so.

And they won't
 

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How do you smarten up though? Short of locking the players away at the training ground 24/7 there's not a lot you can do beyond normal precautions if players are going to go about their normal business..
Huddles, goal celebrations, post match hugs, might be a simple place to start.
 

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...no mate....stopping hugging and group huddles would lessen the risk......imagine we saw this happening in our local park....rather than MOTD.......we'd be outraged......its only the testing of professional footballers that provides the MOTD scenario with validity.....apparently......imo anyone who believes the testing system in elite sport is working is delusional.
it would be interesting to see just how much difference stopping hugging and group huddles would change things. Maybe make it a bootable offence? Might sound daft but no more so than booking someone for taking off their shirt when they score
 

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At the rate players and clubs are being hit with the virus, I just dont see how the season can be completed in the normal time frame assuming the euros go ahead, i think theyre going to have to start thinking of a plan b
As long as the prem is OK that all that matters. Virus outbreaks causing cancellation of fixtures in the lower leagues will not matter one bit. Don't kid yourself otherwise.
 

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Indeed , Accrington came back buzzing and yes they have a few games to catch up but they looked far fresher than Charlton and a good bet for a promotion challenge
Problem is you don't know how it affects players longer term. Everyone is different. Hope you are right.
 

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Not really. They’ve had games postponed and loads of mass outbreaks within teams.

The Browns played at the weekend with half their squad and coaching staff missing
Let's be honest. This is the U S A. Not the sharpest knives in the draw when it comes to wearing face masks and social distancing, and from what I've seen the people in the UK also need to improve.
 

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If it was cancelled then refunds would be given I am sure. Haven't seen the post myself so not sure of the scenarios. The fact that UEFA think it could still be at 70% capacity and played in numerous venues is just bonkers to me
Not really. If all vulnerable people have been vaccinated by Feb/March which they are saying today then the hospitals will be free and the rest of us can carry on probably at a sensible 70% of normal until we get ours.
 

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it would be interesting to see just how much difference stopping hugging and group huddles would change things. Maybe make it a bootable offence? Might sound daft but no more so than booking someone for taking off their shirt when they score
One of the best spelling mistakes for a while, a bootable offence. Bend over here please sir.
 

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Not really. If all vulnerable people have been vaccinated by Feb/March which they are saying today then the hospitals will be free and the rest of us can carry on probably at a sensible 70% of normal until we get ours.
I mean we have said we will get there by Feb or March but I'd be surprised if that is the case. But either way have other countries committed to the same timescale in terms of getting the vulnerable vaccinated. Also I know the majority of deaths have been in the elderly but not solely and therefore there are people that are still susceptible to harsher symptoms and potentially life threatening outcomes. To clarify I'm not saying keep us locked down until everyone that wants a vaccine has had one but to host an international tournament with 70% capacity across multiple countries seems rather frivolous at times like these.

Further to this by hosting at that time it is also the knock on effect it is having on domestic football now
 

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The NBA and NFL seem to manage thus far so why can't the UK
Come on Ken, players are dropping left, right and centre in both of those. The NFL too late now but the NBA could do with a break already as plenty of teams are suffering
 

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it would be interesting to see just how much difference stopping hugging and group huddles would change things. Maybe make it a bootable offence? Might sound daft but no more so than booking someone for taking off their shirt when they score
Given that players on a match day will likely have been tested negative I'm not sure how much difference that would make but it certainly doesn't look good.
 

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I always find it rather odd that when teams come out for a match, they come out separately, socially distanced, and sometimes via different routes on to the pitch.

Yet as soon as the kick-off whistle blows, players are all over each other, regardless of team, in close contact, holding each other and sweating, spitting and breathing in very close proximity for 90 minutes.

Plus, the goal scoring celebrations when the goal scorer gets mobbed.
Football is a very close physical game, and therefore it can be no surprise that the virus can spread quickly between players, once it grabs hold.

As has been mentioned above, looking forward to a Bees match, every 4 days or so, has been one of the main things that keeps you feeling a bit more normal.
Otherwise, as for so many of us, it all feels like walking through a bit of a nightmare.

The worst thing mentally is feeling like a prisoner on day release if you go out. You’re outside but now you feel like you’re committing a crime if you do anything, go anywhere, speak to anyone else.

Sadly, we have become a socially distanced society for all the obvious reasons, but it sure doesn’t help your mental state.

Writing on the GPG and watching the Bees is a positive, but there are so many negatives outside the front door, that you have to stop overthinking about them.

Look after yourselves everyone.
 

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Ive got a load of Euros tickets including every England game, and every Wembley game and one in Amsterdam.

I’ve long ago come to terms with the fact I won’t see those matches and have already budgeted for the refund!

However the chances of the Euros being postponed again are slim to none. The governing body of European football would lose too much money. They will go ahead but probably in one country behind closed doors.
I agree, I've got tickets for Munich and Budapest but I cannot see that when it does go ahead will they be allowed to have fans travelling all over Europe to watch the games. Which then makes little sense in having the teams travelling around too.
 

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it would be interesting to see just how much difference stopping hugging and group huddles would change things. Maybe make it a bootable offence? Might sound daft but no more so than booking someone for taking off their shirt when they score
Mr Simpson please disparing the boot is a boot able offence
 

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Correction re game. Frozen pitch.
:judge:Correction re game: Power cut. It's a rearranged game following the original abandoned game which was due to a frozen pitch.🥶
 

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Selfishly I want football to continue. It’s been one of the very few escapes I’ve had since last March and I felt noticeably ‘better’ when football resumed last June.

Think it’s inevitable that it will be suspended though. Some politicians have already fired warning shots and there have been too many selfish footballers who have deliberately flouted the rules.
 

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I mean we have said we will get there by Feb or March but I'd be surprised if that is the case. But either way have other countries committed to the same timescale in terms of getting the vulnerable vaccinated. Also I know the majority of deaths have been in the elderly but not solely and therefore there are people that are still susceptible to harsher symptoms and potentially life threatening outcomes. To clarify I'm not saying keep us locked down until everyone that wants a vaccine has had one but to host an international tournament with 70% capacity across multiple countries seems rather frivolous at times like these.

Further to this by hosting at that time it is also the knock on effect it is having on domestic football now
I said vulnerable not elderly.

Once the hospitals are empty we need to move on, we can’t just sit in limbo.

it may not seem frivolous if the virus is having little or no impact as the people carrying don’t know and those in danger at vaccinated.

We need to get everyone vaccinated so when it comes round next winter we don’t start passing it Onto the same people who are now susceptible to it again.

I don’t think 70% capacity in 6-7 months time is an unrealistic target.
 

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Why can’t footballers go in to proper bubbles (like the cricketers) for 6-8 weeks?

Surely that would start to reduce transmissions across the teams until we get through the worst winter months?
 

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Why can’t footballers go in to proper bubbles (like the cricketers) for 6-8 weeks?

Surely that would start to reduce transmissions across the teams until we get through the worst winter months?
the problem with that is there isn’t a lot of places in the Uk that can accommodate a bio secure bubble. Which I assume is what you mean.

unless they all literally stay in a mini town and only play games at 1/2 dedicated stadiums. Which won’t happen.
 
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Why can’t footballers go in to proper bubbles (like the cricketers) for 6-8 weeks?

Surely that would start to reduce transmissions across the teams until we get through the worst winter months?
A football season is a bit longer than a test match.
 

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The elite football industry came up with pretty effective procedures, it seems, but a mixture of discipline fatigue and a more contagious strain seems to be taking its toll. Perhaps tightening the first would mitigate the second. Watching your heroes hugging etc could have broader effects than with your club employees.
 

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I said vulnerable not elderly.

Once the hospitals are empty we need to move on, we can’t just sit in limbo.

it may not seem frivolous if the virus is having little or no impact as the people carrying don’t know and those in danger at vaccinated.

We need to get everyone vaccinated so when it comes round next winter we don’t start passing it Onto the same people who are now susceptible to it again.

I don’t think 70% capacity in 6-7 months time is an unrealistic target.
To be fair you are probably right and I am being a bit glass half full when it comes to the timescales of when this will pass.

I do still struggle to see how you fit in the domestic games before the Euros this summer with the amount of postponed games increasing as they are.
 

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To be fair you are probably right and I am being a bit glass half full when it comes to the timescales of when this will pass.

I do still struggle to see how you fit in the domestic games before the Euros this summer with the amount of postponed games increasing as they are.
take us as an example , we have 2 games to make up and at least 6 spare mid weeks .

we still have 5 months left !
 

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take us as an example , we have 2 games to make up and at least 6 spare mid weeks .

we still have 5 months left !
Plenty of time. Really pi**ed we're not playing tonight. With the Muff dropping points last night a win would have put us in 2nd ;)
 

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Plenty of time. Really pi**ed we're not playing tonight. With the Muff dropping points last night a win would have put us in 2nd ;)
i know , was looking forward to beaitng those feckers
 
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