If we've lost players to the virus why can't we postpone the Man U. game?

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If we've lost players to the virus why can't we postpone the Man U. game?

Post by Spijed » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:51 pm

Surely it's within our rights to get it called off rather than play a weakened team.

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Post by KRBFC » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:54 pm

Like other sides if we can field 14 first team players we are fine to go ahead. Sheff Utd had a few out against us

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Post by Spijed » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:55 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:54 pm
Like other sides if we can field 14 first team players we are fine to go ahead. Sheff Utd had a few out against us
Surely Fulham could have done the same, likewise Man City

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Re: If we've lost players to the virus why can't we postpone the Man U. game?

Post by MDWat » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:56 pm

Because it isn’t just a case of a couple of your best players get in and you get a game postponed.

Fulham postponed their game at Burnley because they had positive cases and upon retesting, they had more positive cases. It wouldn’t be a good idea to send a squad up to us that is riddled with positive cases.

If we’ve retested, which I’m sure Dyche said we were on Friday, and they’ve uncovered further positive cases, we’d probably be able to put a case forward to the Prem. If it’s under control and there are no further cases in the retesting, then you just have to get on with it, like Sheff Utd did.

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Post by taio » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:00 pm

Spijed wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:51 pm
Surely it's within our rights to get it called off rather than play a weakened team.
Based on what we know we are not within our rights to get the game postponed because there are not enough first team players infected.

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Post by ksrclaret » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:02 pm

Oh be quiet.
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Post by Chester Perry » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:11 pm

currently 4 confirmed cased at the club according to reports

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Post by Wellsy1882 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:15 pm

Games are being stopped anytime
Be lucky to play em tues

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Post by FactualFrank » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:15 pm
Games are being stopped anytime
Be lucky to play em tues
Is the game going ahead?

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:42 pm

We should use the same rules as the FA Cup.

Minimum of 14 fit players or forfeit the game.

All PL clubs have u23 squads and academy players etc, so do what Derby did.

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Post by Wellsy1882 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:42 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Is the game going ahead?
Announcement tmoz?

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Post by beddie » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:48 pm

No idea but I do wonder why there's a need to kick off at 8.15 p.m. Is it just for tv. No crowds etc.

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Post by Burnleyareback2 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:56 pm

beddie wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:48 pm
No idea but I do wonder why there's a need to kick off at 8.15 p.m. Is it just for tv. No crowds etc.
We have had some bloody crap KO times this season.

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Re: If we've lost players to the virus why can't we postpone the Man U. game?

Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:19 pm

beddie wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:48 pm
No idea but I do wonder why there's a need to kick off at 8.15 p.m. Is it just for tv. No crowds etc.
Why is it a crap kick off time if you can't go to the game? It certainly would be crap for me if I was abl to attend because I would have to leave at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon and would not get home until around 2 o'clock in the morning. Switch on TV at 8-14 and switch off at around 10 o'clock and can drink as much as I want and then go to bed when I want.

Having said that, I would still love to be going to the Turf!
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Post by Bigvince » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:25 pm

If wellsy says it’s gonna be off, it’s gonna be off🤔
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Post by tim_noone » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:21 am

Why delay the inevitable....let's get the 3 points and the game over n done with.
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Post by FactualFrank » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:23 am

Bigvince wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:25 pm
If wellsy says it’s gonna be off, it’s gonna be off🤔
Unless he's doing a Wellsy.
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Post by jdrobbo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:31 am

Well Wellsy’s Well sure. We’ll know if Wellsy is right well soon, won’t we Wellsy?

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Post by mkmel » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:33 am

beddie wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:48 pm
No idea but I do wonder why there's a need to kick off at 8.15 p.m. Is it just for tv. No crowds etc.
Here in the Philippines it's a 4.15am kick off time :o

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Post by Wirvine » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:52 am

beddie wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:48 pm
No idea but I do wonder why there's a need to kick off at 8.15 p.m. Is it just for tv. No crowds etc.
It's so that I don't have to get up in the middle of the night to watch the game. 7.15AM is great.

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Post by SingaporeClarets » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:27 am

4.15am not so great.

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Post by KRBFC » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:43 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:42 pm
We should use the same rules as the FA Cup.

Minimum of 14 fit players or forfeit the game.

All PL clubs have u23 squads and academy players etc, so do what Derby did.
That isn’t fair though

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:51 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:43 pm
That isn’t fair though
What isn't?

PL clubs pour millions into their academies, are you saying that they shouldn't be made to use those players at this time?
If not, then what's the point in having u23 teams etc...

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Post by KRBFC » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:56 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:51 pm
What isn't?

PL clubs pour millions into their academies, are you saying that they shouldn't be made to use those players at this time?
If not, then what's the point in having u23 teams etc...
So you would be happy for us to be forced to play important league games with our u23 team? Basically forfeiting games randomly because of an unpredictable virus where you can follow all procedures strictly and still test positive.

If forfeiting games was in place, I’d rather they just scrapped the season or put it on hold.

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:01 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:56 pm
So you would be happy for us to be forced to play important league games with our u23 team? Basically forfeiting games randomly because of an unpredictable virus where you can follow all procedures strictly and still test positive.

If forfeiting games was in place, I’d rather they just scrapped the season or put it on hold.
What I'm saying is its amusing to watch clubs who make millions of ££ from their youth academies, but don't want to play them in the league if their first team squad is afflicted by Covid, but apparently its fine for a cup competition that they don't care about.

The rules should match, if you're gonna postpone league games, do the same for cup games.
If you're going to force teams to play or forfeit Cup games then do the same for league games.

Boro refused to play a game years ago due to flu at their club I think it was, they forfeited and lost points, which contributed to their relegation that season.

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Post by KRBFC » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:06 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:01 pm
What I'm saying is its amusing to watch clubs who make millions of ££ from their youth academies, but don't want to play them in the league if their first team squad is afflicted by Covid, but apparently its fine for a cup competition that they don't care about.

The rules should match, if you're gonna postpone league games, do the same for cup games.
If you're going to force teams to play or forfeit Cup games then do the same for league games.

Boro refused to play a game years ago due to flu at their club I think it was, they forfeited and lost points, which contributed to their relegation that season.
There’s a reason those players are in the u23s and not the first team squad, surprised you would be happy with us forced to play massive league games with our u23 squad, it simply isn’t fair and destroys the PL product. It’s like when Big Sam I think used to rest players against the big boys? pretty sure there’s a rule in place now to stop that.

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Post by boatshed bill » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:12 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:56 pm
So you would be happy for us to be forced to play important league games with our u23 team? Basically forfeiting games randomly because of an unpredictable virus where you can follow all procedures strictly and still test positive.

If forfeiting games was in place, I’d rather they just scrapped the season or put it on hold.
That's next month. ;)

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Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:18 pm

KRBFC wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:06 pm
There’s a reason those players are in the u23s and not the first team squad, surprised you would be happy with us forced to play massive league games with our u23 squad, it simply isn’t fair and destroys the PL product. It’s like when Big Sam I think used to rest players against the big boys? pretty sure there’s a rule in place now to stop that.
If a club had a dozen or so injuries to their first team squad, which players would they use to plug the gaps?
The answer would be..... The U23's, so why not use them now if a club has players who're incapacitated?
We've been using some of our lads due to our non Covid related injuries, if we'd sustained more injuries we would promote more U23's to keep the squad numbers up.

Mick Mccarthy was the biggest culprit I think at Wolves for resting players once.

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