Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

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How should we deal with the rest of the season?

Continue as normal, evaluate along the way.
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Just ban the older supporters from games.
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2%
Play games behind closed doors, games to be shown on a TV.
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7%
Postpone games until it all blows over.
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Cancel the season and let the current results stand.
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Cancel the season in its entirety.
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Total votes : 61

Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Harry Dowd scored » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:06 pm

After watching Boris just now effectively locking us down, even the most fervent of the must finish the season brigade, will realise there will be no football ant time soon.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby sheblue » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:41 pm

Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.


Hopefully. But long way to go.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Beefymcfc » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 pm

Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.

They finally understood that they needed to let the virus burn itself out in the hosts that it infected. We have the worst to come and need to brace for what is about to happen.

The league, like the government, have been reactionary and I’ve not seen once ounce of leadership from any of them.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby salford city » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:38 am

Beefymcfc wrote:
Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.

They finally understood that they needed to let the virus burn itself out in the hosts that it infected. We have the worst to come and need to brace for what is about to happen.

The league, like the government, have been reactionary and I’ve not seen once ounce of leadership from any of them.


Agree with you mate in the main however, to be fair, Boris obviously had a staged plan which he has stuck to. He shit out of announcing the lock-down at a usual q and a session despite it being the right thing to do. As for the PL, they must be working furiously behind the scenes trying to salvage the funding as I'd imagine (?) that there will be no prize money available if the season does not finish & no-one can reasonably state if and when that may be
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby nottsblue » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:47 pm

Olympics unsurprisingly postponed
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby harveytravis » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:06 pm

Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.


Looking at the stats for China is quite useful. They are about 6 weeks ahead of us in the disease process.

As of today 90% of their infected cases (72000/83000) have now recovered and restrictions in the original City for non infected cases are to be lifted tonight.

Japan and South Korea have a recovery rate of 30%

Europe is still on the upward curve with estimated total numbers of infections believed to be reaching around 12000 in the UK.

Recovery rates in Europe are still in single figures

Extrapolating these figures means we should start seeing countries recovering from the virus by the beginning of May
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby harveytravis » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:07 pm

harveytravis wrote:
Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.


Looking at the stats for China is quite useful. They are about 6 weeks ahead of us in the disease process.

As of today 90% of their infected cases (72000/83000) have now recovered and restrictions in the original City for non infected cases are to be lifted tonight.

Japan and South Korea have a recovery rate of 30%

Europe is still on the upward curve with estimated total numbers of infections believed to be reaching around 12000 in the UK.

Recovery rates in Europe are still in single figures

Extrapolating these figures means we should start seeing EUROPEAN countries recovering from the virus by the beginning of May
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Im_Spartacus » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:18 pm

harveytravis wrote:
Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.


Looking at the stats for China is quite useful. They are about 6 weeks ahead of us in the disease process.

As of today 90% of their infected cases (72000/83000) have now recovered and restrictions in the original City for non infected cases are to be lifted tonight.

Japan and South Korea have a recovery rate of 30%

Europe is still on the upward curve with estimated total numbers of infections believed to be reaching around 12000 in the UK.

Recovery rates in Europe are still in single figures

Extrapolating these figures means we should start seeing countries recovering from the virus by the beginning of May


It's expected that removal of restrictions will see the virus bounce back within 8-10 weeks or so to a level requiring further spells of social distancing. This means in the 18 months it's expected before we have a commercially available vaccine, it's hard to see any meaningful organised sport taking place over a prolonged period.

We'll see soon enough with what happens with China, but the minute they open the borders and stop internal movement restrictions the shit will just start again, so with borders needing to be shut to keep this at bay international competition would be out of the question for the foreseeable future which completely rules out finishing this year's champions league.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby carl_feedthegoat » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:29 pm

Im_Spartacus wrote:
harveytravis wrote:
Dameerto wrote:
sheblue wrote:As this thing hasn't even reached a peak in any European countries yet, infection and death tolls still rising and on the upward curve each day. We might not even be able to start the 20/21 season on time.

There's (very early) signs it might have peaked in Italy - falling numbers of deaths and new infections for two days in a row.


Looking at the stats for China is quite useful. They are about 6 weeks ahead of us in the disease process.

As of today 90% of their infected cases (72000/83000) have now recovered and restrictions in the original City for non infected cases are to be lifted tonight.

Japan and South Korea have a recovery rate of 30%

Europe is still on the upward curve with estimated total numbers of infections believed to be reaching around 12000 in the UK.

Recovery rates in Europe are still in single figures

Extrapolating these figures means we should start seeing countries recovering from the virus by the beginning of May


It's expected that removal of restrictions will see the virus bounce back within 8-10 weeks or so to a level requiring further spells of social distancing. This means in the 18 months it's expected before we have a commercially available vaccine, it's hard to see any meaningful organised sport taking place over a prolonged period.

We'll see soon enough with what happens with China, but the minute they open the borders and stop internal movement restrictions the shit will just start again, so with borders needing to be shut to keep this at bay international competition would be out of the question for the foreseeable future which completely rules out finishing this year's champions league.


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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Michigan Blue » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:14 pm

"Certainly our programme is a full one, but as a player and as a manager I've always felt that there is only one way to go into a season...and that's to try to win every game.... While we are in four major competitions we shall try to win four major competitions." - Joe Mercer

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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Simister » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:02 pm

zuricity wrote:
salford city wrote:
City64 wrote:Bin dipping scouse murdering thieving cunts parade cancelled , there is some good news about ! :lol:


Again? Surely not. They are one unlucky set of fuckers......


Like you , my thoughts go out to them at this terrible time....... NOT :lol: :lol: :lol:



God obviously didn't want them to win the Prem.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby PeterParker » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:06 pm

Simister wrote:
zuricity wrote:
salford city wrote:
City64 wrote:Bin dipping scouse murdering thieving cunts parade cancelled , there is some good news about ! :lol:


Again? Surely not. They are one unlucky set of fuckers......


Like you , my thoughts go out to them at this terrible time....... NOT :lol: :lol: :lol:



God obviously didn't want them to win the Prem.


When all of this is over we can say: Remember that time Liverpool almost won the title but then the plague came?
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 pm

Pep has donated €1m to fight coronavirus; Messi and Ronaldo too.

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Mike Ashley's Newcastle, on the other hand, have started to charge fans for next season's Season Tickets!
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:57 pm

All English football below the National League has been abandoned and the results expunged (i.e. they will not attempt to complete the season and no promotion/relegation/prizes awarded). The commercial issues at these levels are obviously less complex and valuable than at the higher levels, but it wont be long before the others have to follow suit.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Beefymcfc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 pm

Hutch's Shoulder wrote:All English football below the National League has been abandoned and the results expunged (i.e. they will not attempt to complete the season and no promotion/relegation/prizes awarded). The commercial issues at these levels are obviously less complex and valuable than at the higher levels, but it wont be long before the others have to follow suit.

Isn’t that called ‘Setting precedence’?

My honest thoughts on the league is that The majority of the clubs want it binned but have to say they are available to adhere to the PL contract which, in turn, is governed by the PL contract with the broadcasters. That’s why the likes of Jim White are saying that this season will be played out regardless whilst the PL haven’t stated that. They have said they will do everything in their power to complete the season in the time available, nothing more. Clubs are then asked by the broadcasters and toe the line by saying they are ready to compete when it is safe to do so.

I’ve got a feeling that the broadcasters are the main losers finance wise.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby PaulieIrish » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:40 pm

That will make us premier league champions (holders) for the 2020/21 season, which is effectively 3 in a row.

At least that's how I'm positioning it to Liverpool fans....
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby sheblue » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:11 am

Can we not just show a bit of common sense and face reality.
Declare the season null and void, then just start a new season when we can. Maybe October.
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby salford city » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:51 am

sheblue wrote:Can we not just show a bit of common sense and face reality.
Declare the season null and void, then just start a new season when we can. Maybe October.


No facing reality for the PL. They've got to figure out how to give scouse the league whilst avoiding the relegation issues. Their biggest issue outside of that is keeping the revenue streams from advertisements as you can bet they've already spunked the current seasons and will not want to pay back any pro-rated overspend
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:32 pm

According to the MEN, the FA are saying that the FA Cup will be completed, even if that means playing this year's remaining games in the first part of next season (the article mentioned October).
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Re: Coronavirus - Should Sporting Events Be Cancelled?

Postby bigblue » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:43 pm

salford city wrote:
sheblue wrote:Can we not just show a bit of common sense and face reality.
Declare the season null and void, then just start a new season when we can. Maybe October.


No facing reality for the PL. They've got to figure out how to give scouse the league whilst avoiding the relegation issues. Their biggest issue outside of that is keeping the revenue streams from advertisements as you can bet they've already spunked the current seasons and will not want to pay back any pro-rated overspend


Maybe the best thing to come out of all of this is the PL going bust and returning to the league system as it was before
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