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Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Somethingfishy » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:00 pm

Fulhams game with Tottenham tomorrow is in doubt due to Fulham having Covid in the camp. Potential issue with our game too i would have thought?

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Kevwando » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:07 pm

Yes - Would it be a bad thing with our injury list?

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by NewClaret » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:10 pm

Kevwando wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Yes - Would it be a bad thing with our injury list?
Hard to say as we’re also in good defensive form and might have different injuries whenever it’s rescheduled. I’d rather play it.

If I were them, I probably would too, given we’ll likely strengthen in January.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Whitgord » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:24 pm

Hate having games in hand and playing catch up so I want it to be played.
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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by gtclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:23 am

I want it replayed with a stronger squad. If we were playing one of the big hitters, I would want it played to get it out of the way. We are playing a bottom 3 club though where 3 points is vital

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:33 am

I wouldn't mind a Spurs win tonight and then our game being put back.
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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by expoultryboy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:14 am

Wouldn't be a bad thing if it was off . More time to get players fit , plus hopefully new recruitments .

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Spijed » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:19 am

You'd have thought that if it was going to be called off they would have said something by now. They know which players are infected.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by NewClaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:41 am

expoultryboy wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:14 am
Wouldn't be a bad thing if it was off . More time to get players fit , plus hopefully new recruitments .
Certainly not the end of the world for us, but already being a game behind creates a fixture build up. Particularly if there’s an unplanned break at some point.

If Dwight is back, we don’t look that far off full strength so I’d rather it we’re played.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by conyoviejo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:43 am

The Fa are still discussing the game,no decision yet.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by mybloodisclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:44 am

Spijed wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:19 am
You'd have thought that if it was going to be called off they would have said something by now. They know which players are infected.
The problem is new cases in the club which had not been detected and new cases now being identified where players have been in contact with those prior to them returning a positive result.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Grumps » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:47 am

Premier league not discussing circuit break. No club has asked for one, won't be discussed till late next month.
If Fulham don't have more positive tests than Sheff utd, then it should go ahead.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by claret2018 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:36 pm

The most sensible thing to do would be to scrap the Euros to allow European leagues to stop until the vaccine can be administered across the board, and then hopefully pick up again early summer.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by randomclaret2 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:39 pm

International breaks largely filled with tarted up friendlies need to go as well
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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by tiger76 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:11 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:39 pm
International breaks largely filled with tarted up friendlies need to go as well
I don't disagree, obviously the play-offs for the Euro's had to be played, but did there really need to be NL games and friendlies condensed into an already packed calendar, also all European comps should have been straight 1 game ko's, as happened last season in the latter stages of both European competitions, this would have freed up space to play a few more PL games, and if a circuit-breaker is required later in the season, then the fixture backlog would have been nowhere near as heavy as it potentially might be in the event of football hitting the pause button.

All the talk I've seen is for a 2 week circuit break, I honestly don't see how that would help much, indeed if anything this could increaser the problems later in the season, a 2 week stoppage would still mean football resuming in mid to late January, when cv will still be a potential issue, and there's also the chance of severe weather hitting, if it' wasn't for the Euro's then clubs could simply extend the season by a week or two to complete their domestic fixtures, but that isn't really a viable option this year.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by LoveCurryPies » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:22 pm

Trouble with putting games back is eventually you have to play 3 games a week to catch up.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by jdrobbo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:38 pm

Game OFF

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Swizzlestick » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:39 pm

Confirmed called off by the Premier League

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by gtclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:47 pm

Do you mean the Burnley game or just tonights Spurs game

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Rileybobs » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:56 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:11 pm
I don't disagree, obviously the play-offs for the Euro's had to be played, but did there really need to be NL games and friendlies condensed into an already packed calendar, also all European comps should have been straight 1 game ko's, as happened last season in the latter stages of both European competitions, this would have freed up space to play a few more PL games, and if a circuit-breaker is required later in the season, then the fixture backlog would have been nowhere near as heavy as it potentially might be in the event of football hitting the pause button.

All the talk I've seen is for a 2 week circuit break, I honestly don't see how that would help much, indeed if anything this could increaser the problems later in the season, a 2 week stoppage would still mean football resuming in mid to late January, when cv will still be a potential issue, and there's also the chance of severe weather hitting, if it' wasn't for the Euro's then clubs could simply extend the season by a week or two to complete their domestic fixtures, but that isn't really a viable option this year.
But the Nations League provides a route for European Championship qualification. So surely those games had to be played.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by gtclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:59 pm

So it looks likely that the Burnley game will follow. FA Cup next week, so we have 2 weeks to get players fit for West Ham

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Spurs Fulham off

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:20 pm

Because of Fulham’s covid in squad. No news yet on Sundays match.
Gives us a chance to get a few back for West Ham, if it is cancelled.

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:30 pm

Shame, as I wanted Spurs to win, but it is what it is.

Don't players have to self-isolate for 10 days? When were they tested postive?

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:39 pm

It’s only a matter of time it’ll all be suspended/postponed, some sort of break will be needed across all the leagues.

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:41 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:39 pm
It’s only a matter of time it’ll all be suspended/postponed, some sort of break will be needed across all the leagues.
Maybe. But a lot more areas are going into Tier 4 from midnight (including Burnley), so the numbers will hopefully start dropping again.

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:47 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Maybe. But a lot more areas are going into Tier 4 from midnight (including Burnley), so the numbers will hopefully start dropping again.
That sounds hopeful, we will see no doubt, I’m actually doubtful if the tier differences make any substantial positive effects, the only thing I think that will make a difference is the whole population to be inoculated, with the changes on the MB I don’t wish to stray any further on the subject so this will be my closing comment.

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by mealdeal » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:56 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Maybe. But a lot more areas are going into Tier 4 from midnight (including Burnley), so the numbers will hopefully start dropping again.
lol

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by FCBurnley » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:02 pm

Be good for us not to play Sunday. Sitting nicely outside the relegation zone and Cork Bards and JGB not far from full fitness. McNeil would benefit from a couple of weeks off and Taylor will not miss as many games.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by tiger76 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:20 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:56 pm
But the Nations League provides a route for European Championship qualification. So surely those games had to be played.
Do they maybe your right there's so many tournaments now that I often lose track, I thought these NL games where part of the next qualification phase for the 2024 Euros so surely they could have been rearranged for a later date.

The playoffs were a carry over from the 2020 Euro qualifiers so yes they had to played, but common-sense should have prevailed and friendlies scaled back they weren't essential games, especially in light of many club managers bemoaning the hectic schedule.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Rileybobs » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:39 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Do they maybe your right there's so many tournaments now that I often lose track, I thought these NL games where part of the next qualification phase for the 2024 Euros so surely they could have been rearranged for a later date.

The playoffs were a carry over from the 2020 Euro qualifiers so yes they had to played, but common-sense should have prevailed and friendlies scaled back they weren't essential games, especially in light of many club managers bemoaning the hectic schedule.
You might be right. Although I sometimes think us 'die-hard' club fans think that domestic football is more important than international football - I don't think that this view will be universal.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by claret2018 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:30 pm

Makes the results seem a bit pointless doesn’t it, similar to last season after the restart. Has a whiff of not being a proper season and therefore achievements don’t really count

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Re: Spurs Fulham off

Post by Burnley Ace » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:33 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Maybe. But a lot more areas are going into Tier 4 from midnight (including Burnley), so the numbers will hopefully start dropping again.
They won’t start dropping until people start accepting and following the regulations and guidelines.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:53 pm

How many cases of Covid19 does a club have to have in order to get a game called off?

If there is no set number, then surely the timing is always going to be called into question.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:12 pm

I do hope the game will go ahead as with the takeover the existing players will probably have a last chance to impress Dyche.

Lots of "ifs and buts'' but that is my take on things at the moment.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Spijed » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:16 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:53 pm
How many cases of Covid19 does a club have to have in order to get a game called off?
Man City probably have more clout in the Prem than say Sheff United.
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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by SGr » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:25 pm

Few suggesting Fulham have a good number of cases now. They’ll keep testing them but as long as they’re positive it’s not happening.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:26 pm

Peter Loo wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:12 pm
I do hope the game will go ahead as with the takeover the existing players will probably have a last chance to impress Dyche.

Lots of "ifs and buts'' but that is my take on things at the moment.
Sorry, but why is it their last chance to impress Dyche?

Are we having a fire sale or something? :shock:

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:30 pm

SGr wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Few suggesting Fulham have a good number of cases now. They’ll keep testing them but as long as they’re positive it’s not happening.
Do you have a source? Not doubting you, just wondering. I do kinda want our game to be called off. McNeil aint making it and neither is Taylor. With JBG probably needing another game. And with Cork out, all 4 could be close for the game after.
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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:36 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Sorry, but why is it their last chance to impress Dyche?

Are we having a fire sale or something? :shock:
I didn't say "last chance" I said "will probably have a last chance". Due to the takeover probably being imminent and Dyche having money to spend on some new players

Got it now.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:39 pm

Peter Loo wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:36 pm
I didn't say "last chance" I said "will probably have a last chance". Due to the takeover probably being imminent and Dyche having money to spend on some new players

Got it now.
Semantics. If Dyche doesn't know what his squad is capable of by now, then he's not the manager I thought he was!

Nobody is on a last chance, or even "probably" on a last chance.
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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:49 pm

You have your opinion and I have mine that's what bulletin boards are for.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:52 pm

Peter Loo wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:49 pm
You have your opinion and I have mine that's what bulletin boards are for.
Fine, I just don't understand your logic.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:06 pm

Well perhaps you can ask someone else to explain it to you so you may then understand?

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:16 pm

Peter Loo wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:06 pm
Well perhaps you can ask someone else to explain it to you so you may then understand?
Not really, since it makes no sense whatsoever.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:35 pm

Oh go on be a devil and ask someone else to explain, what have you got to lose..

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:40 pm

Peter Loo wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Oh go on be a devil and ask someone else to explain, what have you got to lose..
I'd rather not hear from posters who think that certain players are on their last chance, but happy new year to you!

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by Peter Loo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:45 pm

And to you have a good one.

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by MT03ALG » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:55 pm

Rumour says that the Fulham game has already been called off but not publicised. Not sure if Rumour is telling the truth !!

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Re: Fulham game in doubt?

Post by FactualFrank » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:01 pm

MT03ALG wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:55 pm
Rumour says that the Fulham game has already been called off but not publicised. Not sure if Rumour is telling the truth !!
It wouldn't be such a bad thing. I expect Taylor will miss the Man U game, but it should allow McNeil time to recover for the next game and possibly JBG too.

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