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Fulham game off

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:43 am

Just been confirmed

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:45 am

When I say confirmed, it came up as a Sky alert on my phone. I'm just checking it out before getting anything on the site.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:45 am

Grrrr

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am

According to Gary Lineker

"Burnley against Fulham has been called off. Surely they can just put that one down as a goalless draw and move on."

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am

Nothing from either club as yet and nothing from the Premier League

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:49 am

For the FA cup the FA are saying they have to play the games if they have 14 fit players.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am

If it's true, what are people's thoughts?

On the plus side, it gives McNeil, Taylor, Vydra, Cork and JBG more time to recover.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Bosscat » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am

Watching Sky Sports News and they say its still on (at the moment) awaiting latest cov test results ... Fulham training before travelling north...

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by claptrappers_union » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am

It’s definitely off

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am
According to Gary Lineker

"Burnley against Fulham has been called off. Surely they can just put that one down as a goalless draw and move on."
I'd be surprised if he tweeted it, without knowing for sure. It's likely, he's just been informed before others have announced it.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am

Bosscat wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am
Watching Sky Sports News and they say its still on (at the moment) awaiting latest cov test results ... Fulham training before travelling north...
I've not put anything on the site here yet, nothing from the PL or the clubs but being widely reported.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Bigvince » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am
On the plus side, it gives McNeil, Taylor, Vydra, Cork and JBG more time to recover.
Or for us to pick up more injuries, and Tarks to be sold!

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am
If it's true, what are people's thoughts?

On the plus side, it gives McNeil, Taylor, Vydra, Cork and JBG more time to recover.
Annoying, but not surprising now.
Especially if the Fulham players have been out with Kyle Walker.

Agree about recovery time for our players, but I'd be interested to know how many Fulham players are out of action

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am

At least one of their players seems to have been mixing with players from another club New Years Eve even after having a previous game called off.
Staggering if true.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Murger » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am

If it's off, it's should go down as a forfeit and award us 3 points. Teams are just gonna keep letting their players do what they like if there isn't a punishment.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by jrgbfc » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am

This season has the potential to become a real mess now if games continue to get called off at this rate.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by DuckworthsEA » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am

They should have to forfeit and we get the points. With all the restrictions and procedures in place it’s not acceptable that they can’t make a squad of 14 players. And if their players have breeched the rules then they should be punished. Let’s hope when the game does get relayed some of us are there to see it.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:55 am

Bigvince wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am
Or for us to pick up more injuries, and Tarks to be sold!
And time for us to bring more players in.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by groove » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:55 am

This season is about to descend into farce, as it was always going to do.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Bigvince » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:56 am

Murger wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am
If it's off, it's should go down as a forfeit and award us 3 points. Teams are just gonna keep letting their players do what they like if there isn't a punishment.
They should award us a 3-0 win, we could do with improving our goal difference!

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:57 am

Not a hope in hell us being awarded any win, but this could easily be manufactured for future games to favour a team with players out injured.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:00 pm

They'd better make their minds up before I set off. I don't want another wasted journey ;)

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Re: Fulham game off

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by jrgbfc » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:01 pm

I'd have fancied us to grind out another 1 nil win tomorrow. If it turns out that City and Fulham players have been out partying then there needs to be serious punishments dished out.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by AfloatinClaret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:02 pm

Yes, BBC just confirmed it's off too.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Clarets4me » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:02 pm

DuckworthsEA wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am
They should have to forfeit and we get the points. With all the restrictions and procedures in place it’s not acceptable that they can’t make a squad of 14 players. And if their players have breeched the rules then they should be punished. Let’s hope when the game does get relayed some of us are there to see it.
Fulham need to be held responsible for the actions of their employees, which have led to them failing to fulfill a contractual obligation to the EPL, the Broadcasters, their sponsors and their opponents .....
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:02 pm

Murger wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am
If it's off, it's should go down as a forfeit and award us 3 points. Teams are just gonna keep letting their players do what they like if there isn't a punishment.
Totally agree.

How can a professional club not be able to muster 14 players to fulfill a fixture even it means having to play their reserves, is that not what reserves are for? :?

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:04 pm

They need to forfeit the game - no question. It’s just reckless behaviour from their player/s

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:07 pm

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:04 pm
It’s just reckless behaviour from their player/s
Is there proof of this? If so, I'm with you. Hold them accountable

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Hibsclaret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:08 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am
According to Gary Lineker

"Burnley against Fulham has been called off. Surely they can just put that one down as a goalless draw and move on."
Ahh Gary Lineker...surely they can just put that one down...
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by KRBFC » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:09 pm

DuckworthsEA wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am
They should have to forfeit and we get the points. With all the restrictions and procedures in place it’s not acceptable that they can’t make a squad of 14 players. And if their players have breeched the rules then they should be punished. Let’s hope when the game does get relayed some of us are there to see it.
Nonsense tbf, just because someone tests positive it doesn’t mean they’ve not followed guidelines. Not to mention the guidelines are rubbish too, no meeting others but you can cram 500 kids into one school, makes sense Boris.

Schools should be the first place closed given the size and little toddlers don’t even know what social distancing means. We can’t social distance inside an open roof football stadium but you can cram into shops.

You could enter pubs and restaurants but only until 10pm was one of my personal favourites, like COVID only appears after 10pm. The whole thing is rubbish and has been handled so poorly from the very top.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Roosterbooster » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:13 pm

Vintage Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Totally agree.

How can a professional club not be able to muster 14 players to fulfill a fixture even it means having to play their reserves, is that not what reserves are for? :?
In fairness to Fulham, the party rumours are just that. And most of the players with Covid will be asymptomatic enough that they could have played, but the rules state that they can't. If our players had done nothing wrong, but Mee, Pope, Tarks, and 3 or 4 others were all out with Covid, I'm sure we would want the game postponing too...

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by taio » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:15 pm

There is absolutely no way we should just get the three points.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Bigvince » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 pm

I can’t help feeling, that the reason Fulham had a training session this morning, was to enable them to get the game postponed if they had a positive test!

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by conyoviejo » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:19 pm

In all fairness,this is the correct decision. Players lives matter.
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Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:21 pm

Weak leadership and management at the clubs involved with the outbreaks

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Claretnick » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:22 pm

Roosterbooster wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:13 pm
In fairness to Fulham, the party rumours are just that. And most of the players with Covid will be asymptomatic enough that they could have played, but the rules state that they can't. If our players had done nothing wrong, but Mee, Pope, Tarks, and 3 or 4 others were all out with Covid, I'm sure we would want the game postponing too...
Seems to be more than a rumour according to this media report that contains a link to the Palace and Fulham player investigation;
https://www.football.london/tottenham-h ... s-19552136

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Ptangyangkipperbang » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:22 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:09 pm
Nonsense tbf, just because someone tests positive it doesn’t mean they’ve not followed guidelines. Not to mention the guidelines are rubbish too, no meeting others but you can cram 500 kids into one school, makes sense Boris.

Schools should be the first place closed given the size and little toddlers don’t even know what social distancing means. We can’t social distance inside an open roof football stadium but you can cram into shops.

You could enter pubs and restaurants but only until 10pm was one of my personal favourites, like COVID only appears after 10pm. The whole thing is rubbish and has been handled so poorly from the very top.
Stick to the football

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by LowtonClaret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:22 pm

The PL have hit the post on this. Rugby League said if you can't play the game, you lose 22-0. Maybe if the PL had said something similar, clubs would have been more vigilant on player movements.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Colburn_Claret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am
According to Gary Lineker

"Burnley against Fulham has been called off. Surely they can just put that one down as a goalless draw and move on."
That's why he's on the prick list, I'm sure he believes he's funny. Quite sad really.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:26 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm
That's why he's on the prick list, I'm sure he believes he's funny. Quite sad really.
People have been moved away from the BBC for less
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Petersa » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:27 pm

jrgbfc wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:54 am
This season has the potential to become a real mess now if games continue to get called off at this rate.
To be fair I would think that in years gone by there would have been far more postponements at this stage not from Covid but from unfit pitches. However the powers that be need to keep a sharp lookout for bogus positive Covid tests when a team simply fancy a rest not to mention an investigation into certain players alleged irresponsible behaviour if applicable with penalties if necessary.

I dont like the idea of awarding games to the opposition though, I for one would scream blue murder if other teams at the same level as Burnley were handed freebies in matches they would probably lose

The FA/PL need to be totally transparent in their decisions on postponements to ensure fair play to all especially those clubs and players who have done as they have been asked......I am not holding my breath though.
Has there been any official disclosure over the Everton/City game yet as requested by Everton?
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Duffer_ » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:27 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm
That's why he's on the prick list, I'm sure he believes he's funny. Quite sad really.
Lineker may be on your pr1ck list but he is not on THE pr1ck list. That is reserved for people who are unanimously voted on by all sane people and currently, to my knowledge, includes Tim Sherwood and Robert Jones.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:28 pm

Roosterbooster wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:13 pm
In fairness to Fulham, the party rumours are just that. And most of the players with Covid will be asymptomatic enough that they could have played, but the rules state that they can't. If our players had done nothing wrong, but Mee, Pope, Tarks, and 3 or 4 others were all out with Covid, I'm sure we would want the game postponing too...
I haven't mentioned the party rumours.

Regardless of how they've contracted Covid, innocently or otherwise, imo Fulham should be made to play the fixture with the players/reserves available or forfeit.

I'm sure we would want the game postponed in the circumstances you mention, especially as the precedent has now been set.
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Colburn_Claret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:29 pm

Duffer_ wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:27 pm
Lineker may be on your pr1ck list but he is not on THE pr1ck list. That is reserved for people who are unanimously voted on by all sane people and currently, to my knowledge, includes Tim Sherwood and Robert Jones.
My oversight, can I nominate the crisp sucking prat then, do I have any seconds?
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Post by Wellsy1882 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:30 pm

Pictures of their team players doin the rounds partying
1 was at the kyle walker party too

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Clarky » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:30 pm

If the allegations of the party are true, (and all other such cases), perhaps the broadcasters should take action against the players concerned. They can afford it.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Spijed » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:30 pm

I presume that Man city have had to play tomorow because they simply didn't have further positive tests, but Fulham have.

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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Hibsclaret » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:32 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:29 pm
My oversight, can I nominate the crisp sucking prat then, do I have any seconds?
Seconded

There’s probably sloppy ones on the party thread too...
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Re: Fulham game off

Post by Tall Paul » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:33 pm

Colburn_Claret wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm
That's why he's on the prick list, I'm sure he believes he's funny. Quite sad really.
It is quite funny though.

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