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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptySun May 10, 2020 11:43 pm

Where’s their little hats?
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyMon May 11, 2020 7:23 pm

The EFL had a meeting today to discussing finishing the season, rumours coming out by the press that the discussions today. all seem positive
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyTue May 12, 2020 5:59 am

This is just plain bizarre with the EPL starting up again on June 1st onwards
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyTue May 12, 2020 7:39 am

harvetheslayer wrote:
This is just plain bizarre with the EPL starting up again on June 1st onwards

EPL> Some press suggesting that cancellation of the season is in play again.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyTue May 12, 2020 8:17 am

I don't think any decisions will be made by the EFL this week. It's 100% obvious to everyone L1 and L2 cannot finish the season but the EFL will want to kick the can down the road again until at least the end of the month to avoid making any tough decisions for as long as they can.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyTue May 12, 2020 1:00 pm

The logistics in completing the EPL are horrendous, gargantuan, nigh-on impossible to please anyone.
The FA are only desperately trying to restart the EPL because the clubs are crapping themselves about paying back TV sponsorship money.

Money money money. The EPL make me spit horse shit.

Cancel then fecking lot. Take it on the chin. All start afresh next season - when ever that will be.

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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyTue May 12, 2020 1:09 pm

Just seen on Facebook that Peter Hall (who worked at Argyle for 40 years) has Covid 19-

‎Bob Wright‎ to SENIOR GREENS
51 mins
Just had this news from Ken Beale.

Hi all just to let you know my dear friend Peter Hall has caught the dreaded corona virus. A statement from the family says - Peter is stable at this present moment. I am sure all members of the Green Army hope Peter will get well soon. Bless him.

Everyone at the Senior Greens wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyTue May 12, 2020 7:40 pm

harvetheslayer wrote:
This is just plain bizarre with the EPL starting up again on June 1st onwards
Is it that bizarre Harve? they will do anything to keep the TV money, even at the expense of their own players safety, at least Danny Rose and a few others have spoken out today.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] pitches and no tackling - they are getting desperate.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyWed May 13, 2020 11:45 am

No tackling. lol! A whole team of Capaldis?
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyWed May 13, 2020 9:22 pm

The EFL Statement


The EFL Board has met today to further consider the many complex financial and operational matters resulting out of the COVID-19 crisis, including how the 2019/20 campaign is concluded.

While there is much debate and discussion taking place publicly and privately regarding what should, or could, happen next, the EFL will continue to undertake consultation with our members before the next steps are determined.  

Current attention is clearly on the immediate next steps, but the long-term impact on the League and its Clubs remains as stark as previously outlined, and solutions are still required to fill the financial hole left by the crisis. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be rectified simply by a return to play behind closed doors.

In addition, the EFL is mindful of the pressing need for clarity in a number of areas, including the practicalities and timeframes of Clubs being able to facilitate a return to training. To address this, Clubs have today been issued with the latest draft of the EFL’s ‘Return to Training Protocols’, so that they can prepare appropriately.

However, until all outstanding matters are concluded, including finalising a comprehensive testing programme on matchdays and non-matchdays, the EFL Board has informed its Clubs that a return to training should not take place until 25 May at the earliest.

Dialogue continues with our colleagues across the footballing and political landscape regarding these and other issues, and the EFL is committed to keeping all relevant parties updated on key decisions and developments as they occur.


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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyThu May 14, 2020 9:07 am

Quote from sun

ONE DAY IN JUNE Premier League restart heading for a week delay until June 19 so scared stars won’t be rushed back
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyThu May 14, 2020 9:35 am

Tgwu wrote:
Quote from sun

ONE DAY IN JUNE Premier League restart heading for a week delay until June 19 so scared stars won’t be rushed back

can they not just admit defeat and cancel the season and put more of an effort into getting ready for next season as this is rudiculous.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyThu May 14, 2020 9:35 am

This is just going on and on and on. Wish the EFL and EPL would just hurry up and make a decision.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyThu May 14, 2020 12:37 pm

Government seems determined to get things "back to normal" as soon as possible (Go back to work but don't catch the bus, don't visit family but can sell your house etc etc) so I wouldn't be surprised if they're putting pressure on the PL to stage games. Until the PL decide what they're going to do, no one else can make a decision.

If the PL do decide to complete the season, I wonder how many games will actually be played. Three rounds of games might well see top 3 and bottom two places decided so would teams be made to play the remaining meaningless matches, or just games where something is still at stake? Any point in say Man U playing a mid table team just to get points to confirm a final league placing?

Of course, the same applies to the lower Leagues, Argyle v Exeter City could be a promotion decider, but is there any point in Walsall v Grimsby for example.  

Unfortunately, I think whatever happens, some clubs will feel they have lost out  and will will be  taking legal action.  Even at L1 and L2 level, clubs like Sunderland and Salford have wealthy backers who
might put up a fight. If the season is voided, I wouldn't be surprised if SH got litigious.

Edited to add.

As finishing the season would involve lower League Clubs losing more money (extending player contracts with no additional  revenue) there might well be several challenges (a Class Action perhaps) if this was enforced.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyThu May 14, 2020 7:15 pm

Football in England: Government 'opens door for safe return in June'

The government says it is "opening the door" for the return of professional football in England in June.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said Thursday's meeting with the Football Association, Premier League and English Football League had "progressed plans".
He added that plans for the sport to resume should "include widening access for fans to view live coverage".
Meanwhile, England's deputy chief medical officer said any return would be "slow" and "measured".
The Premier League met on Monday to discuss "Project Restart" and hopes for a return to action on 12 June, with matches played behind closed doors.
"We all agreed that we will only go ahead if it is safe to do so and the health and welfare of players, coaches and staff comes first," said Dowden.
"It is now up to the football authorities to agree and finalise the detail of their plans, and there is combined goodwill to achieve this for their fans, the football community and the nation as a whole.
"The government and our medical experts will continue to offer guidance and support."
He added that plans to return should "ensure finances from the game's resumption supports the wider football family".
The next meeting of Premier League clubs will take place on Monday, when top-flight players may return to initial group training under social distancing protocols.
Footballers have so far been limited to individual training but Premier League bosses hope a first phase of team training, under strict guidelines and restricted to 75 minutes, can begin next week.

England's deputy chief medical officer, Jonathan Van-Tam, said: "There will be small, carefully measured, step-wise approaches to see what can be achieved safely. The first of those is to return safely to training, still observing social distancing.
"We will have to see how that goes before we can even think about moving on to the return of competitive football matches."
The Premier League has been suspended since 13 March because of the Covid-19 pandemic and most teams have nine fixtures left to play.
Brighton had a third player test positive for coronavirus earlier in May and boss Graham Potter is wary about a return to action.
"We are in uncharted territory. It's a hugely complex situation," he said.
"It's very difficult to call one day to the next. The general will from all the clubs is to play out the season as close to the format as possible. Whatever date that is remains to be seen.
"We are sanitising the environment. The players are not coming in for any length of time.
"It will be as safe as it is made to be. The challenge will be when [we have] contact, larger groups and different teams. We need to see where we are on Monday and then Tuesday."
He added: "There are concerns, of course. We have come out of lockdown. The situation is not totally resolved.
"I have a young family. My wife's family has health issues. We are human beings.
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A Journo twitter


EFL clubs finding out full costs of tests ... that’s a bit of an eye opener. Need to match Premier standards. However Championship should be able to afford it. Can’t see how League One and Two manage. And the subject of who pays for it also something of a problem
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Six clubs unite to deliver strong message to EFL ahead of crunch talks on Friday



A collective of promotion-chasing League One clubs have made a blunt statement to the EFL in a bid to continue playing this season.
Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony says he is speaking on behalf of Oxford United, Fleetwood Town, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Ipswich Town in a demand not to pull the plug on 2019/20.

The League One promotion chase - fighting, hopefully, for a place in the Championship with Stoke City next season - had been at a fascinating point when football shut down in March.
Only three points separated Rotherham, in second, with Wycombe, down in eighth - and Peterborough were sixth with a kind looking run-in. Fleetwood Town, led by Stoke h are fifth and unbeaten in 12.
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Harper's Park looking good. photo from the gate shows the new electric cable to run the irrigation pumps. The main pitch is behind the growth of the training pitches. I understand players has been in training.

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Tgwu wrote:
Six clubs unite to deliver strong message to EFL ahead of crunch talks on Friday



A collective of promotion-chasing League One clubs have made a blunt statement to the EFL in a bid to continue playing this season.
Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony says he is speaking on behalf of Oxford United, Fleetwood Town, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Ipswich Town in a demand not to pull the plug on 2019/20.

The League One promotion chase - fighting, hopefully, for a place in the Championship with Stoke City next season - had been at a fascinating point when football shut down in March.
Only three points separated Rotherham, in second, with Wycombe, down in eighth - and Peterborough were sixth with a kind looking run-in. Fleetwood Town, led by Stoke h are fifth and unbeaten in 12.

Whatever happens today at the EFL meeting there will be no decision this week, particularly now as some 'big' and 'monied' clubs in play-off contention - Pompey, Sunderland, Ipswich and Fleetwwod - are vehemently opposed to the season being ended on current positions/PPG. There will be a big push now for the L1 and L2 season to be completed behind closed doors, which of course the vast majority of clubs simply cannot countenance for financial reasons. It's going to get messy.
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PostSubject: Re: Coronavirus and Football   Coronavirus and Football - Page 24 EmptyFri May 15, 2020 10:15 am

Freathy wrote:
Tgwu wrote:
Six clubs unite to deliver strong message to EFL ahead of crunch talks on Friday



A collective of promotion-chasing League One clubs have made a blunt statement to the EFL in a bid to continue playing this season.
Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony says he is speaking on behalf of Oxford United, Fleetwood Town, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Ipswich Town in a demand not to pull the plug on 2019/20.

The League One promotion chase - fighting, hopefully, for a place in the Championship with Stoke City next season - had been at a fascinating point when football shut down in March.
Only three points separated Rotherham, in second, with Wycombe, down in eighth - and Peterborough were sixth with a kind looking run-in. Fleetwood Town, led by Stoke h are fifth and unbeaten in 12.

Whatever happens today at the EFL meeting there will be no decision this week, particularly now as some 'big' and 'monied' clubs in play-off contention - Pompey, Sunderland, Ipswich and Fleetwwod - are vehemently opposed to the season being ended on current positions/PPG.  There will be a big push now for the L1 and L2 season to be completed behind closed doors, which of course the vast majority of clubs simply cannot countenance for financial reasons.  It's going to get messy.



For the majority of clubs in League One and Two, they need the money from attendances and simply could not afford to play behind closed doors. The only way that could happen was is if the EFL were to pay compensation of sorts.



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Could end up with some Clubs threatening or actually refusing to play matches as it will cost them money! Bizarre!
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Grovehill wrote:
Could end up with some Clubs threatening  or actually refusing to play matches as it will cost them money! Bizarre!  


The EFL put £55 million aside for issues relating to the shutdown, that was topped up by the EPL with a further £125 million.

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Andy Holt (Accrington Chairman) has tweeted that Covid testing will cost on average about £140k per club.
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And should the football clubs be using any testing capacity when they are still struggling to test frontline workers?
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