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Orikoru

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A football match was played yesterday behind closed doors and didn’t have an affect on the way that the game can be played, to me that shows that the Premier League will be able to played behind closed doors to ensure the season finishes. If you don’t agree with that then that’s your prerogative to have that belief 👍
Are you really that simple? They could have just carried on the Premier League all along by that logic. It was always physically possible to play wasn't it? :rolleyes: It's about safety and common sense, not about let's just get some football played because we can. It can only be deemed successful if nobody caught the virus as a result of matches being played. As Kellfire said, you don't appear to have understood anything.
 

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Are you really that simple? They could have just carried on the Premier League all along by that logic. It was always physically possible to play wasn't it? :rolleyes: It's about safety and common sense, not about let's just get some football played because we can. It can only be deemed successful if nobody caught the virus as a result of matches being played. As Kellfire said, you don't appear to have understood anything.
Are you also that simple that you don’t understand the point I’m making 🙄

I’m talking about purely the game on pitch and how the players would react in regards playing the game with the worries of the virus - the game wasn’t stale in front of no fans , the players didn’t hold back , it was a proper sporting contest.
 

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Are you also that simple that you don’t understand the point I’m making 🙄

I’m talking about purely the game on pitch and how the players would react in regards playing the game with the worries of the virus - the game wasn’t stale in front of no fans , the players didn’t hold back , it was a proper sporting contest.
At some point but not immediately! There was never any doubt that you can play football without fans present, it's happened in the past already for other reasons.

"Yesterday showed that competitive football matches can be played in the “current situation” - so in the current situation Premier League can look to start in the coming month"

That's what you said, it doesn't say anything about playing football now in the 'current situation' because we don't know that it's safe yet.
 

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What happened with Dresden? Are their games being rescheduled?

It's BS that football is back on the cards.
They are missing one game and it‘s too be rescheduled for a midweek

When should football wait for ? All the sports are in constant talk with the government to see when they can move forward and start.
 

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They are missing one game and it‘s too be rescheduled for a midweek

When should football wait for ? All the sports are in constant talk with the government to see when they can move forward and start.
So they miss out on 2 weeks of training compared to everyone else? And some will have to go back really struggling for fitness and breath (that showed symptoms). Doesn't seem fair?

SD can't be maintained playing football. Until everyone else follows the same rules.....
 

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So they miss out on 2 weeks of training compared to everyone else? And some will have to go back really struggling for fitness and breath (that showed symptoms). Doesn't seem fair?

SD can't be maintained playing football. Until everyone else follows the same rules.....
Currently the SD rules in Germany allow sports teams to play - currently we don’t hence why they are solo training with the expectation that in June they will be allowed to train together and then play a match , same with cricket , rugby and other team sports.

Some form of social distancing will be in play for a good 12 months maybe more - sports can’t wait until it’s gone totally
 

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Currently the SD rules in Germany allow sports teams to play - currently we don’t hence why they are solo training with the expectation that in June they will be allowed to train together and then play a match , same with cricket , rugby and other team sports.

Some form of social distancing will be in play for a good 12 months maybe more - sports can’t wait until it’s gone totally
It's impossible to SD when playing football, that's a fact.

Contact sports can totally wait until there is an instant test or something that lets us get a head of this. Unless you go the American route of placing all players in a strictly controlled bubble, its just not possible or fair.
 

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I've only seen pictures of yesterday's games but it struck me as completely bonkers that you have two teams on the pitch, getting up close and personal, while you have all the subs sat 2 metres away from each other and all masked up......either it's safe or it isn't.....
Yeah that was such nonsense. Sitting 2m apart from your teammates, waiting to go and bash heads and knees with a stranger.
 

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It's impossible to SD when playing football, that's a fact.

Contact sports can totally wait until there is an instant test or something that lets us get a head of this. Unless you go the American route of placing all players in a strictly controlled bubble, its just not possible or fair.
Well it is possible just like it’s possible for many others to go back to work where there is chances of them breaking SD , same with people go on the tube , planes , trains , offices , shops. We all can’t wait around for everything to be perfect - players will be under strict testing procedures , plans will be in place.

Football and indeed many other sports are key both financially and mentally to keep the population going.
 

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There isn't a "chance" of breaking SD. Every corner, every tackle.
There are risks in everything in life - do you wrap yourself up in a bubble ?

Footballers looking at the stats are in the very low risk of serious harm in regards the virus. Things need to start moving forward and that includes sport.
 
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