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28 Apr 2020 08:12:46
Ed with the possibility of ending this season and starting the next season behind closed doors is it being considered to conclude games at neutral stadiums or not?

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is possible; that is what The FA are suggesting.}

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28 Apr 2020 11:39:50
They should also look at point deductions if large groups of fans turn up at any of the neutral locations. Sure I read that this had been considered elsewhere in Europe.

{Ed002's Note - Punishments have not been considered by the Premier League; the FA want to rent out St Georges Park and possibly Wembley for games. It will be discussed on Friday but punishments will not be on the agenda.}

28 Apr 2020 12:14:15
Cheers Ed, should we take any notice of the date UEFA have put forward of May 25th were they want a proposal date on when all Leagues including the PL can conclude?

{Ed002's Note - Sure, but it is only for leagues to suggest a date to them - the decision is the individual leagues.}

28 Apr 2020 12:56:09
From what I've gathered this year, if they deployed a points deduction for fans turning up then 70% of opposing fans would be showing up to the Liverpool games dressed in red :)

28 Apr 2020 14:19:02
Let's play at tranmere right by arrowe park, were the government thought it was a good idea too ship in people with corona virus cos it's an isolated area .

28 Apr 2020 15:17:31
Sorry ed002 have I misinterpreted this but even next season could be at neutral grounds? Or did you mean if they resume this season?

{Ed002's Note - The neutral grounds relates to finishing this season if it is possible.}

28 Apr 2020 15:29:47
And I’m your opinion Ed is it viable to play games at the mentioned venues? There must be other groups as potential venues as the shear volume of games left to play, how would it work, what has been proposed please?

{Ed002's Note - I don't think it is viable to play games at all in the short term and the stating of dates is simply giving pointless targets. Wembley does not seem practical at all - St Georges perhaps as they have multiple pitches.}

28 Apr 2020 15:46:11
Thanks for clearing that up Ed.

I guess this season makes sense, it allows them to systemise everything for deep cleans and regular testing if games at same ground and staying in same hotel for the period to finish season.

Can't imagine players being overly happy in a hotel for 6 weeks tho away from family with what's going on.

28 Apr 2020 18:46:05
I’m not sure why the FIFA Medical Chief deems it necessary to get involved too. So many mixed messages from differing bodies. As if next season is miraculously going to be unaffected too. At best, delayed and behind closed doors, at worst all this could recur again!

{Ed002's Note - The comment from the FIFA medical perspective is based on advice that has recently changed. Your posts reflect your inability to see beyond Liverpool.}

28 Apr 2020 19:48:48
I wouldn’t say beyond Liverpool Ed, though admittedly Liverpool are at the forefront of my thoughts.
But the idea that say 100-150 people in a closed, controlled environment kicking a football around is going to suddenly exponentially increase a risk that is already present is difficult to bear. I’ll take you to any supermarket in the country with that number of people present, many of them working for £10 / hour too.
Risk and hazard are different things and the risk of a football game behind closed doors is not going to change the situation at all in my view.
The hazards have to be managed to reduce the risk, otherwise we’re all going to be sitting in our living rooms come Xmas?

{Ed002's Note - Nobody has ever mentioned an exponential increase in risk. You should write to the Premier League telling them football is no different to working in a supermarket. You are not grasping the true situation.}

28 Apr 2020 22:16:01
Juicer do you really need an explanation why FIFA's chief medical officer is getting involved? UNBELIEVABLE!

29 Apr 2020 06:45:41
Cloacina, does the FIFA CMO know if England will be in lockdown in June and July?
If it isn’t, then many people will be going back to work, sitting on buses, trains and tubes, and mingling in termini and in the street. Hotels, some football related, are already full of key workers and they’re able to operate.
And if this season is cancelled to prepare for next, how are those preparations made? Can footballers play competitively at all over Summer to prepare for a possible August CL resumption and September league return?
And if the league does return behind closed doors in September, then presumably mass gathering and social distancing is still in force yet the game can still be played?
That’s a contradiction in itself is it not?
The idea that football is not possible in July but suddenly is a month later is illogical.

29 Apr 2020 12:21:56
The wards used for at Arrowe Park were isolated well and away from the main hospital, so were one of the best places for the people returning from China.
None of them had the virus so aside from the fact you're talking out your backside, your insensitive statement was wrong, plus none of those people are at the hospital anymore. That was in February
Also, Prenton Park is 3 miles away from Arrowe Park.
Please feel free to leave your tin-foil hat by the door on your way out.



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