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The sheer passion and venom of other fans desperate to make sure Liverpool are robbed of the title has been astounding. If the premier league really do reward that mentality over the character of this Liverpool team the last couple of years then football really is lost and has very little to offer going forward. 

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47 minutes ago, Supremolad said:

The clubs kicking up a fuss about neutral venues are surely taking the piss.

 

All remaining games are to be played behind closed doors anyway, so there is hardly any home advantage to be had if they did play it at home. 

This. The one club others would say would want to play on their home ground would be us but, it seems we are happy to forego home advantage.

 

What 'home' advantage is there in an empty stadium anyway? All PL pitches are now the same size. Only grounds that cannot accomodate this remain but I dont think there's a ground in the PL that doesnt, St James' Park, maybe because they also have a 3 foot drop from one end of the pitch to the other?

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11 minutes ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

The sheer passion and venom of other fans desperate to make sure Liverpool are robbed of the title has been astounding. If the premier league really do reward that mentality over the character of this Liverpool team the last couple of years then football really is lost and has very little to offer going forward. 

It's not just the usual twats like Mancs and Evertonians. A lot of Arsenal fans seem bitter about Liverpool winning the league. Probably because they're shite and haven't won the league since 2004. That's one thing they have had over us as we always taunt them about their lack of European Cups. 

 

Then you have fans of other irrelevant teams like Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday who seem to hate us with a passion. 

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Bundesliga side FC Cologne have announced that three members of their staff have tested postive for coronavirus.

The playing staff, as well as coaches and backroom staff, were tested on Thursday at training and all three members whose results came back positive are all symptom free, the club confirmed.

The German club also confirmed they would not name the three people involved out of respect for their privacy, but confirmed that they will now enter a 14-day quarantine period.

 

The club statement also said that group training, which like all German top-flight clubs has been running since April 6, will continue despite the positive tests.

Cologne managing director Horst Heldt said: 'The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else. 

'The previous measures, as well as the strategy of regular tests, have proven themselves so that we can now react with individual solutions.'

The news has cast doubts on hopes of restarting the Bundesliga season within the next few weeks.

The German league was at the forefront of football's return, with initial plans to restart on May 9.

But that decision has now been put back to May 16 for safety reasons, and despite the wide-scale testing that is underway, the news will come as further bad news for organisers and players

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8278855/Bundesliga-Cologne-announce-three-positive-coronavirus-cases-tested-training.html

 

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31 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

Bundesliga side FC Cologne have announced that three members of their staff have tested postive for coronavirus.

The playing staff, as well as coaches and backroom staff, were tested on Thursday at training and all three members whose results came back positive are all symptom free, the club confirmed.

The German club also confirmed they would not name the three people involved out of respect for their privacy, but confirmed that they will now enter a 14-day quarantine period.

 

The club statement also said that group training, which like all German top-flight clubs has been running since April 6, will continue despite the positive tests.

Cologne managing director Horst Heldt said: 'The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else. 

'The previous measures, as well as the strategy of regular tests, have proven themselves so that we can now react with individual solutions.'

The news has cast doubts on hopes of restarting the Bundesliga season within the next few weeks.

The German league was at the forefront of football's return, with initial plans to restart on May 9.

But that decision has now been put back to May 16 for safety reasons, and despite the wide-scale testing that is underway, the news will come as further bad news for organisers and players

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8278855/Bundesliga-Cologne-announce-three-positive-coronavirus-cases-tested-training.html

 

Well, that’s the point of testing. If you’re going to cancel the entire thing as soon as you get a positive test, there’s no point doing said tests in the first place.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/coronavirus-season-meeting-project-restart-when-latest-a9494551.html

 

Apparently two clubs want to end the season now. I’m going to guess it’s two who are around, but not quite in, the relegation zone, one of which might be owned by porn magnates and run by Alan Sugar’s friend. The bottom three will know that they could go down without a ball being kicked, so if they were told that relegation was off the table, there’d be no point in resuming.

 

One thing I found interesting is the emphasis on clubs being told the situation could be the same for much of next season - can’t really cancel this one without consequence and risk the same happening again. The brand would be in tatters.

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3 hours ago, JohnnyH said:

The Premier league could have done themselves a favour id they'd stated as part of the press releases something like: "Whatever happens Liverpool will be declared champions as that matter is settled.  A decision will be taken on promotion, relegation and European places should the need arise, but as it stands the target is to finish the league."

 

It would shut up some many negative voices.  The people then calling for it to be cancelled could at least be somewhat considered authentic.

 

As funny as that would be it would then give us no motivation to finish the season. 

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41 minutes ago, Mathewbet1 said:

how many man city and Everton players will have symptoms once they get back to training.

Tom Davies will have CV defo. 
 

or is it VD?

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30 minutes ago, TheDrowningMan said:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/coronavirus-season-meeting-project-restart-when-latest-a9494551.html

 

Apparently two clubs want to end the season now. I’m going to guess it’s two who are around, but not quite in, the relegation zone, one of which might be owned by porn magnates and run by Alan Sugar’s friend. The bottom three will know that they could go down without a ball being kicked, so if they were told that relegation was off the table, there’d be no point in resuming.

 

One thing I found interesting is the emphasis on clubs being told the situation could be the same for much of next season - can’t really cancel this one without consequence and risk the same happening again. The brand would be in tatters.

Amazing isnt it? Never mind all the shouters, no one in the media seem to realise if you cancel this season, next season has to be in danger. It's beyond comprehension no one in the media has mentioned this and, it's taken some PL clubs to point out the obvious.

 

Even UEFA seem oblivious to it with their push to get this season finished, ready for the next to start. Well what happens if we cancel this season and cannot start the next? There seems to be no thinking what if we cannot start next season until January if at all?

 

Im usually one for helping lower league clubs out but Im fecked if I think the same way about some PL clubs. If you're only going to think of yourself and what's best for you, dont be surprised when you need to get your begging bowl out, it stays fucking empty.

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6 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

Amazing isnt it? Never mind all the shouters, no one in the media seem to realise if you cancel this season, next season has to be in danger. It's beyond comprehension no one in the media has mentioned this and, it's taken some PL clubs to point out the obvious.

 

Even UEFA seem oblivious to it with their push to get this season finished, ready for the next to start. Well what happens if we cancel this season and cannot start the next? There seems to be no thinking what if we cannot start next season until January if at all?

 

Im usually one for helping lower league clubs out but Im fecked if I think the same way about some PL clubs. If you're only going to think of yourself and what's best for you, dont be surprised when you need to get your begging bowl out, it stays fucking empty.

Thing is, the divs who think they can pull a fast one to avoid relegation risk snookering themselves. Let’s say they get their wish but next season is scuppered in similar fashion, the broadcasters will be out for blood and they’ll be wishing they had a parachute payment.

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15 minutes ago, RobbieOR said:

 

As funny as that would be it would then give us no motivation to finish the season. 

Disagree, everyone at the club would rather win it on the field.

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Other issues discussed at length included the importance of clamping down on spitting during both training and matches, leading to one suggestion to make it a yellow card offence

 

Won't be a player on the pitch after about 15 minutes...………..

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30 minutes ago, Bellflower said:

Other issues discussed at length included the importance of clamping down on spitting during both training and matches, leading to one suggestion to make it a yellow card offence

 

Won't be a player on the pitch after about 15 minutes...………..

Put spitoons around the pitch!

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Best case scenario is the season being ended with us declared champions and the Champions League cancelled without being completed. 
 

Imagine the piss boiling on Twitter as we remain World, European and English champions when football returns. 

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This is a totally unprecedented situation, so rushing to void things is a bit premature The Guardian is reporting today of a test that tells if you have Covid-19 days before you are even infectious. If this gets approved and mass produced, the stadiums wouldn't even have to be empty. They should hold off a decision as new discoveries are made. We might not have to live like this until 2021 when a vaccine is available. Mind you , if they just hand the league, which is rightfully ours regardless of any asterix seeing us we blew the others out of contention, it would be good for the boys to have a rest.

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