- Jun 17, 2017
There's no changing of goalposts, I've repeatedly stated that several teams, including United have had player/s missing due to this virus, even if they are symptom free and ok to play, be that in the league or cup games.There’s no anger or outrage, I’m making posts on an Internet forum.
A two week break would be completely pointless, and would just be something done to make it look like something is being done for the sake of doing something. Thats why it’s not even being considered by those in football. All it would do would is massively disrupt the season.
At any point in this corona outbreak, has a two week cut off been enough to curtail any sort of outbreak? Nope.
The majority of PL teams would then have a huge fixture backlog even though they’ve handled their covid situations perfectly. Something like this would show a lack of fairness and integrity.
‘Faux outrage’ isn’t specifically targeted to you, Which is why I said “people” and not “you”. Look in this thread and the general public and you’ll see lots of outrage about football continuing whilst everything else stops. All of a sudden there’s a deep concern for footballers health too.
You seem overly concerned about fairness and integrity. And now it’s the League Cup you mention after I pointed out nobody actually played any league games with most of their team missing. Looks like a change of goalposts.
You’re 100% right, the double standards is shocking. The government are happy to bail out banks, multi million pound private businesses etc but refuse to help the football league meaning they have to survive on their own.
This is even worse in the lower leagues.
Training grounds have had to be closed, putting the likes of Villa, Derby, Newcastle etc at an immediate disadvantage, be that in the cup or league.
A two week circuit breaker has been discussed, and considered and accepted by numerous managers both at top level and lower leagues. It has also been thrown out by multiple managers at both levels, but to say it hasn't been considered is inherently incorrect.
A two week breaker would stop alot of the infections if the rules are adhered to correctly, hence the reason it's been discussed and USED in other leagues, Ireland for example, so to throw it out with such disdain is again slightly wrong footed.
I get your take, and I understand your opinions regarding the whole situation.
They make sense, but so too do the points I'm making, so you can't disregard them because they don't fit in with your opinions.