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Football and the Coronavirus

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Robbo, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Robbo

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    Thought we should have a thread for all of this as it's affecting all competitions quite seriously.

    From The Times:

    Season ticket holders can stream games
    No games in pubs
    No 3pm live games for rest of season


     
  2. Pigeon_Killer

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    Probably a good idea. I would guess a lot of people won't really be effected by this but they could easily infect people around them that are more susceptible.

    I know my Dad was classed as high risk when he was having chemo, and that was just if he picked up a cold, so this could easily wipe out a lot of cancer patients.
     
  3. Shamikebab

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    The second one is most important really. Like tonight the PSG game was behind closed doors but moronic fans were gathering outside the stadium instead. Do they not understand why these measures are happening?
     
  4. robfosters

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    No 3pm live games. What does that mean? No 3pm games are shown live anyway in the UK?
     
  5. BaZ87

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    I read somewhere that PSG were actively trying to get a big screen set up in Paris of supporters to watch the game :o Thankfully the local authorities stopped them.

    Unfortunately you're not going to be able to prevent supporters gathering. At some point in the next 10 days or so it's likely that Liverpool will be playing to win the League, there's not a chance that supporters are staying at home. There will be fans lining the streets to welcome the team bus and hopefully celebrate at the final whistle.
     
  6. robfosters

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    Would be a massive bummer if Liverpool couldn’t have a parade after so many years of waiting :(
     
  7. explicit4u

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    I haven’t even thought about the risks of watching football live in my locals. That's it for me, I travel on multiple trains to commute, work in a university, provide support to students that are 80% international on one campus, and care for someone close to 60 with tonnes of underlying health conditions. I’m a walking incubator for it.

    That’s a baffling one, I can only assume the 3pms won’t be ticketed and played behind closed doors.
     
  8. robfosters

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    But it says all matches will be played behind closed doors anyway :confused:

    Also, will clubs have to offer a partial refund on season tickets?
     
  9. BaZ87

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    No parade would happen until after the season anyway and at this rate that could be the end of the summer, hopefully by then things are under control.
     
  10. robfosters

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    You’ll be lucky, the experts are saying this may not peak until next winter.

    I think next season is in danger too.
     
  11. Colonel_Klinck

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    I think as soon as some players start testing positive the season is done.
     
  12. wedrum

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    But seriously what happens then if it does ?
     
  13. robfosters

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    This season cancelled. Much more important issues in the world than football.
     
  14. Colonel_Klinck

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    That's the million dollar question. My guess is the whole season is null and void, no relegation or promotions. Positions from last season will be used to say which teams play in which European competitions next season. I guess if Liverpool manage to win the league before it gets stopped then that could stand. Would be interesting to see how authorities deal with it all.
     
  15. wedrum

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    Ok list the more issues in the world then please?

    I was just stating what happens.
    This thread is about football and the coronavirus not issues. You make it sound anti football..
     
  16. robfosters

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    No ones win can stand. Totally blank year, we start again when the worlds situation allows us to.
     
  17. wedrum

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    There is no way they will abandon the premier league.
     
  18. BaZ87

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    I'm curious as to why people think the League would be completely cancelled. Put football to the side for a minute, do people believe that the world is just going to stand still for x months or years? There might be restrictions on travel and events that involve large gatherings but generally speaking we're still going to be going about our daily lives as before. Games might be delayed and or played behind closed doors but football is not just going to stop.
     
  19. Colonel_Klinck

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    They might have no choice. They can play behind closed doors but as soon as players start testing positive thats it, no more games or training until this passes. When will they finish the Prem? It can't just be extended indefinitely, much more than a month and its over.
     
  20. Raymond Lin

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    Italy have suspended all their games and might not finish the season...if things go the way they are, it is possible that happens here and Liverpool might not get to be "champions", well they could by default by calling the season as it stands but technically they won't be mathematically. That will put a cloud on otherwise a pretty much flawless PL season. To be Champions with a * attached to it in history.