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    Have you missed football?

    I'll miss the Euros not being on. Love a good summer tournament - even if England are crap or haven't qualified. Premiership football I'm less bothered about. Not missing it currently.
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    The problem is we don't know yet. If previous virus pandemics are anything to go by, there might be another spike in the autumn / winter, in which case we might need to go into lockdown / quarantine again. What's needed is wide scale antibody testing (whenever it happens), to determine current...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    For next season perhaps, but not for the next couple of months (not the best source admittedly - The Sun 🤢 ) : https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11653438/european-football-threat-government-travel-sports-stars/
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Quarantining travellers across Europe would make it difficult. UK belatedly starting this soon and apparently sports people won’t be exempt. Of course the quarantine measures might be relaxed eventually but bear in mind next season’s Euro competitions are supposed to start soon - and this...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Yes, you're right this isn't the thread for this debate, but there's no evidence that the UK is being "more honest and accurate". In fact, we may be doing less well with our reporting than some other countries, according to a study by The Economist:
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12040/11984902/fiorentina-six-test-positive-for-coronavirus-at-serie-a-side
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    I didn’t know it was that high in the EFL. Blimey:
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    An interesting read, thanks. Notable that both ourselves and Arsenal top the league for "Matchday income as % of total revenue" which means we might be adversely affected by no spectators at matches? Also: "The fans of Arsenal and Tottenham, both with 60,000-plus capacity stadia and...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Yes I agree those other industries will naturally be lower but my point was that the football ratio is too extreme. Everton spending 78% of their revenue on player wages for example is irresponsible IMO.
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    I agree with you that football needs to adapt and it's sad for those football clubs - many in the lower leagues - that won't survive this. However I don't have much sympathy for some premiership clubs who have been living beyond their means for many years. There aren't many other industries...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Agreed. 7 weeks on from 1st symptoms I still have an occasional cough and am slightly out of breath after exerting myself. I was previously fit and healthy and was in the gym 4 days a week. My GP actually said I might have lung damage (whether temporary or permanent - who knows). This virus is...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Loved USA 94. I enjoyed Italia 90, but was still a bit too young at the time to fully appreciate it. The 94 World Cup was the first proper tournament I got into - immersed myself into in fact. Bought loads of magazines and books beforehand, studied the squads and players, put up the wall charts...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    That’s the point isn’t it. Football is non essential. We’re all trying to minimise risk. Adding a football squad plus support staff to a hotel with the existing staff and suppliers going in and out is irresponsible IMO. Not to mention you’re asking the football people to stay away from their...
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Are the football authorities aware that hotels have hundreds of employees as well as suppliers? Or do they think they can be quarantined/isolated too? Sounds ridiculous.
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    Premier League officially postponed until ...

    Agreed we don’t deserve it but we’re only 4 points off 5th- which could end up being good enough if City’s ban is upheld. With Kane and Son back I’d fancy our chances. However with everything going I shouldn’t be worrying about this and there might not be any European competitions next season...
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