- Mar 19, 2009
Great that all the FA cup games went ahead, without any postponement with a covid related reason. Really great.
Don’t blame them and the Pl should postpone the game based on how they’ve been so far. They allowed teams to take take the piss and get games postponed when they felt they weren’t in a good place and they opened up a can of worms. They must apply the same rule for everyone nowz
Everyone needs to put their knickers back on. TAA was Liverpool’s only positive case in their “outbreak”, where was this outcry for them?
Well Spurs had a Covid outbreak, which is what the rule was brought in for, not an AFCON and Xhaka being a moron outbreak.Why are Spurs and Pool fans getting so annoyed with this proposal? They used the same rules to postpone their games, Arsenal are within their rights to request postponing this game as they have only 12 outfield players available. Rules should be consistent for all or scrap this rule and ask everyone to play youth players.
For what it’s worth, most completely recover from myocarditis, which is essentially an inflamed muscle…albeit in the heart, which is not the ideal place for that, of course.Alfonso Davies, Aubameyang and another player (forgot the name) have been diagnosed with a heart defect after recovering from covid. Bit worrying.
Exactly, its not as though they are Liverpool, the only club to confirm everyone is jabbed 20 times each, yet all have covid but turns out it was actually a runny nose from the groundsmans great great great Aunt who died 20 years ago in Spain.If City can play tomorrow (2-3 new cases yesterday) then Arsenal can play on sunday.
The PL wrote the rule in a way that makes the number of available first team players the key criterion for postponement, not the number of Covid cases. That was probably a dumb choice, but that's the way the rules were written and that's the way they've been applied to all other requests during the past month or so. Leicester just had their mid-week fixture with Everton postponed and its not clear they had any positive Covid cases at all. Other clubs have done similar, requesting postponements when it was clear that it had little to do with a Covid outbreak. So why should one set of rules apply to all these clubs and a different set to Arsenal?Premier League need to draw a line on this now. This farce has dragged on long enough.
There was a similar outcry especially as it’s crystal clear they were making it up.Everyone needs to put their knickers back on. TAA was Liverpool’s only positive case in their “outbreak”, where was this outcry for them?
The guidelines aren’t about positive covid cases they’re about minimum numbers of available players. It’s pretty explicit.
I would guess it is quite common to have lung issues (see Kimmich) or a minor inflammation of the heart muscle (see Davies) after having Covid. Us mere mortals just don’t get checked for it and it mostly does not influence our every day lives. It is of course a completely different story for world class athletes who always operate at their body‘s limit.For what it’s worth, most completely recover from myocarditis, which is essentially an inflamed muscle…albeit in the heart, which is not the ideal place for that, of course.
Injured v LFC Soares Saka (knock) Chambers (knock) Tierney (knock) Injured longer term Tomiyasu Kolasinac Smith-Rowehow many injuries have Arsenal got?
You already know the answer to that! They are totally taking the piss and twisting the COVID rules. I can list our own injured players - Son, Romero, Sessegnon, Dier (COVID). I remember lasagne gate when we literally had to play guys who were throwing up with stomach cramps but now 1 covid case and you can just cancel at will.This is mental I guess my biggest question would be how would the exact same case have panned out in say 2018/19 with no COVID?
Would this still have been postponed or would they be told to get on with it?
injuries have been made worse by covid as well though, players that are fit to play not being allowed means players carrying a knock who would be left out are forced to play making the injury worse and putting them out for longer, unless a player is actually positive for Covid they shouldn't be made to isolate, that change alone will make a big difference to availabilityNormalising postponing games due to injuries