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  1. I hope you're correct but given the numerous statements about the need to complete the season, I still think they will do everything they can to play the remaining games as soon as possible, even if that's behind closed doors in an attempt to minimise the impact on when the next season can start. I think they will find a 'work around' the contract issues that, given the extreme circumstances, the vast majority of players will accept.
  2. "30 quid NOW or the uniform comes off!" ??
  3. Takes me back to summer term at school when the milk monitor wasn’t quick enough to move the daily crate out of the mid-morning sun.
  4. Another to add to the many reasons I”m happy not to be on FB.
  5. Had a work colleague stopped by police asking where he was going - no further action as he was driving to work but it did prompt an emailed letters that individually name staff. Letter states ‘it is important that this person is not stopped travelling to and from work’. Letter also states it is valid for the named person only when accompanied with photo ID.
  6. True. Contract amendments will need to be mutual.
  7. Amendments to contracts are likely to be required - not just in professional football.
  8. I do agree with much of the first half of your post but I think many people are so fixated with an August to May season that they think the season must be voided unless it can be completed without affecting next season. I don’t think that necessarily follows.
  9. Unless professional football is never played again, I think the push to complete the remaining fixtures is strong enough that even if the virus is declared no longer prevalent (through drastic reduction or an available vaccination) in one years time, the remaining fixtures will be played in April/May 2021. In other words, I think the season will be completed literally whenever they can, although for obvious Villa related reasons I hope I’m wrong.
  10. I think it will be played whenever it can. Even if it’s 2 games per week for 5 weeks in July or August followed by a very short break and preseason before starting a new season in the autumn.
  11. I think many, many people will need to re-evaluate their levels of “that’s not fair”.
  12. Stopped at Asda Oldbury on way home from work at 5:50 this morning. 15 minute queue to get in the store. Got a few things that were unavailable yesterday but still no pasta and rice, whilst the single ‘cage’ of meat and poultry was being taken before the hard working Asda woman could put it on the shelves. Many items limited to between 1 and 3 per customer (correctly so in my opinion). 15 minute wait at the checkout - felt weird at 6:50 in the morning. Good news: shoppers were generally patient and calm. Not good news: ‘social distancing’ was non-existent. On a good note (I think), during my regular nightly M5 & M6 commute from Worcestershire to Greater Manchester, I noted that whilst the number of cars looked about 50% fewer, the number of lorries appeared about 25% greater. Hopefully this is a good sign that the distribution supply chain has stepped up to help meet the ridiculous demand of this current stockpiling phase. Hopefully the stockpiling will ease once people’s fridges, freezers and cupboards are full.
  13. From what I have read, the virus is relatively ‘heavy’. Whilst it is projected via a cough into the air (and could directly infect someone within 1 metre, much reducing at 2 metres), it quickly settles on to surfaces, active for up to 12 hours but that time is massively dependent on the type of surface and the immediate environmental conditions. I don’t think that qualifies it as an ‘airborne’ disease. Assuming @lapal_fan hasn’t coughed all over his car’s back seats, it seems a sensible and largely effective precautionary way to carry ‘at risk group’ passengers.
  14. Despite my wishes (for obvious Villa related reasons!), I think there will be a push to complete the leagues whenever possible. Even if that were in October and November with a shortened new season starting at Christmas (perhaps home or away, drawn by lots).
  15. After the UEFA video meeting they will announce a one year postponement of the Euros and an intention to complete all domestic leagues in full during May and June to establish relegation, promotion and European qualifications. If games are postponed until June and July, the domestic leagues will still complete but the 2020/21 season will have a delayed start in September with individual countries to manage their own congestion during a slightly compressed new season (for example, not playing the League Cup). Of course, they could announce the voiding of all domestic leagues but that could cause threats of court action by clubs seeking promotion so, at this time, I will be surprised if they announce anything other than the intention (above) and a ‘wait and see’ comment. I don’t think they will announce contingencies should games be delayed beyond June. All just guesswork and a short but appreciated distraction for me,
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