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Reading now Wed 10 Feb (FA Cup 5th Round day) or Wed 10 March. Both 7pm KO time.
 

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By the time we play Wycombe at the end of this month, we'll still be only half-way through the league programme. I won't be at all unhappy if we lose against Leicester in the cup, after we've played them off the park, of course.
 

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By the time we play Wycombe at the end of this month, we'll still be only half-way through the league programme. I won't be at all unhappy if we lose against Leicester in the cup, after we've played them off the park, of course.
I expect we'll have a match in the midweek before Wycombe - we're probably just waiting for the FA Cup 4th Round TV matches to be confirmed
 

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By the time we play Wycombe at the end of this month, we'll still be only half-way through the league programme. I won't be at all unhappy if we lose against Leicester in the cup, after we've played them off the park, of course.
That is not true . The Luton match will be our 23 game of the season ( half way )
 

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This graphic is usually updated weekly but appears overdue at the moment. The individual stats are out there are showing further decreases since 2nd Jan but this website simplifies the view for plebs like me 😊👍🏻


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Not sure if you’re point is in agreement or disagreement but the date of the map is almost 2 weeks ago.
For example, my home area, East Cheshire is showing as increasing but is now decreasing albeit still very high.
Nationally there is a week on week decrease but no room for complacency obviously. It’s still grim out there but it maybe have stopped getting grimmer.
 

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Apologies GABS, I couldn’t see your comments on your post. Only the map.
Strangely when I posted my reply your comments became visible, so I can now see the point you were making and agree (y)
 

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Is it time to cancel the FA cup and the Euros in the summer to give clubs the chance to stretch their seasons and still give players a rest over the summer before the 2021/22 season starts in Aug?
 

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Is it time to cancel the FA cup and the Euros in the summer to give clubs the chance to stretch their seasons and still give players a rest over the summer before the 2021/22 season starts in Aug?
UEFA won't cancel the Euros
 

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Is it time to cancel the FA cup and the Euros in the summer to give clubs the chance to stretch their seasons and still give players a rest over the summer before the 2021/22 season starts in Aug?
I agree but no way Uefa will cancel the euros it's a massive cash cow for them . All the cups should have been cancelled this season to allow for fixture congestion. The games we played in the efl cup early in the season could have been league game . They would have been played when the covid numbers were lower and less chance of the games bring called off for covid or postponed for weather etc in a season with already a very tight schedule .
 
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Still increasing in Ealing and Hounslow according to that map.
 

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UEFA won't cancel the Euros
100% don't expect UEFA to cancel ... even if a player collapses on the pitch and dies, VAR would say there was an infringement before that and so the death does not count.

Seriously, if countries such as England pulled out unilaterally or if the insurance companies invalidated the travel and health policies .... what then?
 

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100% don't expect UEFA to cancel ... even if a player collapses on the pitch and dies, VAR would say there was an infringement before that and so the death does not count.

Seriously, if countries such as England pulled out unilaterally or if the insurance companies invalidated the travel and health policies .... what then?
Then the FA would get absolutely clobbered.

It won’t happen. There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding football but I think we can be pretty sure the Euros will go ahead even if domestic seasons are curtailed.

UEFA has postponed them once to allow other competitions to finish. No chance they’ll do it again
 

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Then the FA would get absolutely clobbered.

It won’t happen. There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding football but I think we can be pretty sure the Euros will go ahead even if domestic seasons are curtailed.

UEFA has postponed them once to allow other competitions to finish. No chance they’ll do it again
It should always have been a cancellation not a postponement. It was pretty clear, that to finish the previous season and starting the new season late, there was always going to be fixture congestion. I suspect most football fans would not miss the Euros. But as we all know, it won't happen (cancellation, that is).
 

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It should always have been a cancellation not a postponement. It was pretty clear, that to finish the previous season and starting the new season late, there was always going to be fixture congestion. I suspect most football fans would not miss the Euros. But as we all know, it won't happen (cancellation, that is).
Agree. Should have been cancelled not postponed
 

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It should always have been a cancellation not a postponement. It was pretty clear, that to finish the previous season and starting the new season late, there was always going to be fixture congestion. I suspect most football fans would not miss the Euros. But as we all know, it won't happen (cancellation, that is).
They were never going to cancel it and lose all of sponsorship revenue which was already agreed.

In hindsight, a postponement to December 21 would have made sense. That would’ve allowed plenty of time to complete domestic matters and the following season could’ve then been aligned with the 2022 WC.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing though.

Anyway, there’s no chance of the Euros being cancelled just so English football can complete its domestic season, particularly when the other major European leagues are getting their fixtures played.

The issue here is the ridiculously crammed English football season. As much as we enjoyed it, the EFL Cup should’ve never been played this season and the FA Cup should’ve been reformatted to allow for fewer games.
 

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Assuming the Euros are not going to be cancelled is there not a possibility that everything below the Championship could be suspended for a couple of months on the basis the lower leagues can extend into June with minimal impact on players.
 

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Assuming the Euros are not going to be cancelled is there not a possibility that everything below the Championship could be suspended for a couple of months on the basis the lower leagues can extend into June with minimal impact on players.
i think that is a very real possibility.
 

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Assuming the Euros are not going to be cancelled is there not a possibility that everything below the Championship could be suspended for a couple of months on the basis the lower leagues can extend into June with minimal impact on players.
Theoretically yes, but if L1/L2 were played in June, they might do morning kick-off times to avoid clashing with Euro matches!
 

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If they end the season early there might be no playoffs, so 3rd could become an automatic promotion place.
Or, as they did last season in L1&2, they could run the play-offs there and then.
 

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Testing will never be enough to stop the spread unless you could guarantee the test was done as soon as they contracted the virus. This is impossible as how on earth would you know unless you did daily testing but it takes a day to get the results so always a risk of transmission in between tests or I'm between being tested and the results. This season will be finished but I think it will need a pause. What I cannot understand is why it is even being considered that the Euros go ahead and that players will be travelling to different countries in the when the virus will not have vanished. This to me seems ridiculous and spells out a bit of a disaster. We should sack off the Euros and get these seasons finished and allow for a proper break for the world to get in top of this before we start thinking about people flying all over the place
They should move all the games to England, Wales and Scotland, as we have the venues and stadia already in place, plus by the late Spring/Summer we will (hopefully have rolled out one of the largest vacations programmes anywhere in the world).
 

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Not socially distanced. The Referee’s boot would be within 2m....
I think they could make it work. They could 'promote' Keith Stroud to be the special big-game booter, as he's quite low to the ground anyway. Infringement - Keith trots on - quick spritz of sanitizer to his boot and a hint of a smile for the camera - administer the booting - fake cheering - Keith trots off again to his special booth, until needed again.
 

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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.
Clearly much more difficult for lower leagues (and a lot of championship clubs) but don’t most premier league teams have hotels (or hotel type accommodation) within the grounds or training complexes?
 

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A football season is a bit longer than a test match.
which is why I haven’t stated it should be for the length of the season or length of a test match, I’ve suggested 6-8 weeks (not too dissimilar from the length of a test series), which should be enough to get through the worst period, winter pressures etc and their emergence from the bubble coincide with wider società restrictions.
 

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If they end the season early there might be no playoffs, so 3rd could become an automatic promotion place.

Last years lockdown stopped football for 3.5 months, just let that sink in for a moment.

This year it hasn't stopped, how can we ever be in more time trouble this year than last year?

By mid Feb all the vulnerable people will be vaccinated, that is 4 weeks from now, no way are we going to be locked down for 3 months this season. I wouldn't be surprised if we just muddled through.
 

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They should move all the games to England, Wales and Scotland, as we have the venues and stadia already in place, plus by the late Spring/Summer we will (hopefully have rolled out one of the largest vacations programmes anywhere in the world).
We also have the worst varient of covid and brexit immigration restrictions. :fishing: 😉
 

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Last years lockdown stopped football for 3.5 months, just let that sink in for a moment.

This year it hasn't stopped, how can we ever be in more time trouble this year than last year?

By mid Feb all the vulnerable people will be vaccinated, that is 4 weeks from now, no way are we going to be locked down for 3 months this season. I wouldn't be surprised if we just muddled through.
That is definitely what will happen.

In late March, there will be a charge to normalise when the 50 plus age groups are all vaccinated.
 

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That is definitely what will happen.

In late March, there will be a charge to normalise when the 50 plus age groups are all vaccinated.
I so hope you are correct. I had biopsies extracted yesterday on some lesions on my scalp. As I was laying face down on a trolley with my face buried in a pillow all I could think was Christ I hope this pillow is sterile - Guess I'll find out in 7 days as well as the result of the biopsies.
 

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We also have the worst varient of covid and brexit immigration restrictions. :fishing: 😉
The strain in South Africa is worry . The strain reported in England, was also apperently reported in Denmark and Holland around the same time or just after?. It has also been found in South of France, despite their strict Lockdowns and strict restrictions entering their country before Xmas. I won't respond to your brexit immergration restrictions (non political complient post).
 
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I so hope you are correct. I had biopsies extracted yesterday on some lesions on my scalp. As I was laying face down on a trolley with my face buried in a pillow all I could think was Christ I hope this pillow is sterile - Guess I'll find out in 7 days as well as the result of the biopsies.
Sorry to read this, hope that you get a good result. Sod the COVD the biopsy is more of a worry.
Father in law get his yesterday, 81 years old and last in the alphabet (which he was told is how they are working through it)
The local Royal Mail Office is closed re COVD 19, and we have had no letters for two weeks so not even had a letter yet! There must be thousands like me.
 

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The strain in South Africa is worry . The strain reported in England, was also apperently reported in Denmark and Holland around the same time or just after?. It has also been found in South of France, despite their strict Lockdowns and strict restrictions entering their country before Xmas. I won't respond to your brexit immergration restrictions (non political complient post).
It wa a joke hence the emojis.

I don’t think anyone should worry about the other strains too much, it looks like the vaccines will work on them and if not only a slight tweak is required. I do think the whole vaccination thing has been remarkable, last year some experts were warning a vaccine would probably never be accomplished.
 

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It wa a joke hence the emojis.

I don’t think anyone should worry about the other strains too much, it looks like the vaccines will work on them and if not only a slight tweak is required. I do think the whole vaccination thing has been remarkable, last year some experts were warning a vaccine would probably never be accomplished.
I would wait for the end results before getting too excited - I'd want to see a dramatic drop in cases/deaths first, admittedly that will potentially take months whilst all the most vulnerable groups are vaccinated...
 

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It wa a joke hence the emojis.

I don’t think anyone should worry about the other strains too much, it looks like the vaccines will work on them and if not only a slight tweak is required. I do think the whole vaccination thing has been remarkable, last year some experts were warning a vaccine would probably never be accomplished.
(y)
 

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I would wait for the end results before getting too excited - I'd want to see a dramatic drop in cases/deaths first, admittedly that will potentially take months whilst all the most vulnerable groups are vaccinated...
They have already said the South African strain will very likely be affected by current vaccines and if not it will take 3-4 weeks to adapt it, there has alrready been 1000 mutations on this strain I saw last week.

I would rather stay positive until someone gives me a real reason to actually worry about something that is unlikely to happen.

Most vulnerable groups will be vaccinated by mid Feb, that is just over one month not several months.
 
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