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Football and the Coronavirus

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

  1. HangTime

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    I like like the idea of postponing Euro2020 which potentially frees up some time for all the European leagues to extend their seasons. Clearly we don't know yet whether that will be sufficient but it would at least give associations the option of putting a halt on proceedings without having to instantly create a fixture bottleneck.
     
  2. Yas786

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    Crikey Arteta has tested positive for Coronavirus now :/.

    Yeh I’m thinking the season is either going to be postponed or cancelled.
     
  3. Azza

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    Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive too. Whole Chelsea team and backroom squad in self isolation.
     
  4. LeMson

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    Hope they void the season, so funny for Liverpool not to win the league lolz
     
  5. omnomnom

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    Grow up.
     
  6. Josh

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    I see the PGA have cancelled Golf tournaments, I can't see the FA going ahead this weekend.
     
  7. omnomnom

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    It will be postponed today i imagine.
     
  8. ThundyCat

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    This, they're looking at moving the Euro's to next year.
     
  9. mid_gen

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    With players testing positive now they have no choice but to postpone.

    You can't play games when half the teams are in isolation, not fair or sporting at all.

    Best option is probably to just wrap up leagues at today's standings, no promotion or relegation, see you next season.

    Someone is going to lose out whatever happens, can't please everyone.
     
  10. rebel rebel

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    Yeah not fair on the players, refs or the ballboys to be playing any games now.
     
  11. omnomnom

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    There would be legal challenges for years. Postpone and play it later.
     
  12. mid_gen

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    Postpone first, but most likely this is what will happen when there's no time to finish the league before the next season starts.

    You would think the league legal agreements would have provision in them for responding to public emergencies.
     
  13. rebel rebel

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    The problem with postponement is if all the other countries void the season and start a new one in August/September, then we will probably have to do the same.
     
  14. Azza

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    4 weeks suspension.
     
  15. Cosimo

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    A postponement is now an inevitability.
     
  16. The_One

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    Man city
    Leics
    Arsenal

    just shut it down now
     
  17. rebel rebel

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    And Chelsea
     
  18. adam cool dude

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    What happens if it goes on into summer? Surely league will be cancelled. What happened when WW2 broke out?
     
  19. rebel rebel

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    Link
     
  20. omnomnom

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    Yea...this isnt world war 2 though.