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Corona Virus - What happens to football?

Rex

Vital Football Hero
#2
Nice summary Tucks. In terms of spreading the virus, it is easier to isolate players and their contacts than it would be spectators with potentially many more unknown contacts should there be someone with the virus attending a match. However, what might happen to the season will depend on people with the authority making the decisions.

Is is almost an absolute certainty that they will get it wrong:shrug:
 

DRAYTON GREEN

Vital Football Legend
#5
e mail from club

Ticketing update: Upcoming fixtures


Following the announcement from the Premier League and agreement from shareholders to postpone games until April 3, Norwich City have issued the below update surrounding match tickets, matchday experiences and hospitality packages.


Southampton and Manchester United tickets

All match tickets, matchday experiences and hospitality packages for both the Premier League fixture against Southampton and the FA Cup tie against Manchester United will remain valid for the rearranged fixtures.

A date for the rearranged fixtures will be communicated by Norwich City, the Premier League and The FA. The club anticipates arrangements for both the Southampton and Manchester United fixtures not to be announced prior to April 3.

Should supporters be unable to attend either of the rearranged fixtures they will be able to claim a full refund when they are announced. A refund will only be issued upon confirmation of the rearranged date for either of the respective fixtures.

Future sale windows

For the Southampton and Manchester United games, new on-sale dates will be announced following confirmation of the rearranged fixtures.

Brighton home fixture

Following the above communication, the club have made the decision to move the on-sale window for the Premier League game against Brighton back to week commencing Monday 23 March.

Home Premier Members: Monday 23 March, 9am

Home Standard Members: Tuesday 24 March, 9am

Season ticket holders: Wednesday 25 March, 9am

General sale: Thursday 26 March, 9am

At present, there are no other changes to existing on-sale dates.

Supporters can keep up to date with the latest Club news via our website using the link below.
 

Canary Kevin

Vital Reserves Team
#8
Nice summary Tucks. In terms of spreading the virus, it is easier to isolate players and their contacts than it would be spectators with potentially many more unknown contacts should there be someone with the virus attending a match. However, what might happen to the season will depend on people with the authority making the decisions.

Is is almost an absolute certainty that they will get it wrong:shrug:
No almost Rex, Absolute
 

Bolshie Budgie

Vital Squad Member
#13
Some good news from Scotland.....


vaccine may be ready next month.......give it to medical personel, the old and vulnerable folk first.
 
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Tuckster

Alert Team
Staff member
#15
From The Athletic:

“The next big call will come on Tuesday, when UEFA hosts a video conference with its 55 member associations, the European Club Association, European Leagues and players’ union FIFPro to discuss a collective response to COVID-19.

The reality, however, is the main decisions will be reached by working groups long before anyone dials in and The Athletic understands the biggest of all, to postpone Euro 2020 until next summer has already, very reluctantly, been made.

This is because it is now accepted the disruption to the domestic and international calendars will continue beyond April, with public health experts predicting the pandemic’s peak in Europe to come in late May/early June, with some countries further along the curve than others.
As a result, it is almost impossible to believe the domestic seasons will be wrapping up in May — the last club game in England is the Championship play-off scheduled for May 25, the last game of the current European club season is the Champions League final scheduled for May 30.“
 

Tuckster

Alert Team
Staff member
#16
A bit more:

“The football authorities there (in Italy) have already revealed they are considering three options: declare the season null and void and start again in August; end the season now, dishing out the prizes, promotions and relegations on the basis of the current tables; or wait for the worst of the outbreak to pass and start playing again as soon as possible, perhaps with a series of play-offs to decide this season’s winners and losers.

In Italy, this boils down to arguments about whether it is fair to hand Juventus a ninth straight title on the basis of a one-point lead over Lazio with 12 games left not played, or relegate Lecce, despite them being only three points behind Udinese, who are five places above them.

This debate is just starting in England and The Athletic understands two clubs, reported to be Tottenham and West Ham, are in the “null and void” camp. The consensus, though, is to wait and see, with the vast majority of clubs keen to complete the domestic fixture list, even if that means playing until July.

The only thing currently stopping that — apart from a much graver health crisis than currently predicted — is Euro 2020. UEFA knows that and will move it. The Athletic has heard that the tournament’s suppliers have already been told to stop preparing for the tournament this summer and start thinking about how and when it can be squeezed in next summer.”
 
#17
FA chief 'says season cannot be finished', 'total shutdown' until September
FA chairman Greg Clarke told representatives of the Premier League clubs that he does not think the domestic football season will be completed, according to a report in the Times.
All elite football in England suspended until April 4
England friendlies against Denmark and Italy postponed
"Football matches really aren’t important at all" - Klopp's message to Liverpool fans
Clarke was part of Friday's emergency Premier League meeting, which agreed to suspend the Premier League, EFL, the FA Women’s Super League and the Women’s Championship until April 4 in the wake of a series of coronavirus cases.
The Times suggests that he told the meeting that he did not think it was “feasible” the season would be completed, due to indications that the virus will not reach its peak in England until June, meaning that clubs will not be able to fulfill their fixtures.
Broadcasting companies are sure to be heard screaming "Breach of contract along with COMPENSATION"
 

FCBEARS

Vital Football Legend
#19
Please explain the panic toilet roll buying...are people expecting the Trots with this virus?
This all started because people in Australia were running out of toilet roll and there was panic and so of course like the sheep we are we started to panic buy. The thing is Australia gets most of their toilet roll supplied by China and the reason for the shortage was because China stopped production of it. We don't get ours from China.