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Re: Coronavirus latest
« Reply #17 on: Tue 10 Mar 2020 18:38 »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/03/10/wolves-talks-uefa-postponing-europa-league-tie-olympiakos-chairman/

Posting links to the Torygraph are not useful as they are behind a paywall!

I was able to read this much:

Europa League tie after Olympiakos chairman contracts coronavirus

Evangelos Marinakis, who is also the owner of Nottingham Forest and was at their match last week, confirmed the news on Instagram

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John Percy
10 March 2020 • 1:06pm
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Wolves in talks with Uefa over postponing Europa League tie with Olympiakos after chairman contracts coronavirus

Wolves are in talks with Uefa over a potential postponement of their Europa League tie with Olympiakos, after the Greek club's chairman Evangelos Marinakis revealed he has contracted coronavirus.

Officials from Wolves are growing increasingly concerned over the risk factor involved in travelling for Thursday's game, with the tie already to be played behind closed doors.

Marinakis, who is also the owner of Nottingham Forest, posted on Instagram that he has coronavirus and it is understood Olympiakos's players and coaching staff are also to undergo tests to discover if they have also picked it up.

Wolves are in dialogue with Uefa and asking if the game can be postponed, with a decision likely to be made in the next 24 hours. Wolves staff and players are set to fly out to Athens on Wednesday afternoon....
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Re: Coronavirus latest
« Reply #18 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 05:55 »
The rearranged game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed.

https://mancity.com/news/mens/man-city-arsenal-postponed-63719481
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Re: Coronavirus latest
« Reply #19 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 06:46 »
What are the implications of Arsenal players self-isolating? They've played two games since the Europa League. Will it affect Portsmouth/West Ham and their opponents? What about the match officials?

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« Reply #20 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 08:49 »
What are the implications of Arsenal players self-isolating? They've played two games since the Europa League. Will it affect Portsmouth/West Ham and their opponents? What about the match officials?

This could be the beginning of the end for the PL season, and everything else thereafter.
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Re: Coronavirus latest
« Reply #21 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 12:36 »
Getafe announced that they won't travel to Milan to play Inter.

Also Roma can't go to Seville.
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« Reply #22 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 15:40 »
I've got a feeling that this weekend will see the last of "normal" matches in the UK. After that games will either be played behind closed doors or postponed. And I really can't see how the Champions League and Europa League will continue.

Not that stopping sport on its own will make much difference unless it's combined with things like school and college closures and many more people working from home.

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« Reply #23 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 15:48 »
I've got a feeling that this weekend will see the last of "normal" matches in the UK. After that games will either be played behind closed doors or postponed. And I really can't see how the Champions League and Europa League will continue.

Not that stopping sport on its own will make much difference unless it's combined with things like school and college closures and many more people working from home.

Having got a ticket for the Palace v Burnley game on 4th April, it grieves me to say it, but I think you're right. No doubt the PL clubs will survive based on broadcasting revenues, but where does that leave clubs such as Macclesfield which are already struggling? A nightmare if ever there was one!

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« Reply #24 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 17:02 »
Inter - Getafe and Seville - Roma (EL) are officially postponed.

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/news/newsid=2640703.html
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« Reply #25 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 19:29 »
It was quite odd last night in the Valencia game being able to hear the referee at times, especially when asking the goalkeeper to stay on the line at penalties.

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« Reply #26 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 20:35 »
I've got a feeling that this weekend will see the last of "normal" matches in the UK. After that games will either be played behind closed doors or postponed. And I really can't see how the Champions League and Europa League will continue.

Not that stopping sport on its own will make much difference unless it's combined with things like school and college closures and many more people working from home.

That was last weekend in Hungary as it turns out! 

Our Prime Minister declared a state of Emergency from 3pm today, limited flights in and out of Hungary, various curfews, no sports meetings of any kind with more than 100 present indoors and 500 outdoors, universities and schools being closed from tomorrow, visitors banned from hospitals a few days ago already. Federation have followed that up with announcing all matches will be behind closed doors, effective immediately, match officials, players, coaches & necessary staff (eg medical staff) only in the grounds. No press except for very limited M4sports staff (2-3 cameramen) who will live stream all the games (which they do on their website every week anyway). Commentators in studio not at ground, rest of the press will have to use the live streaming for reporting, no entry to grounds.

We only have 13 reported cases currently. 2 are British husband & wife, who had been in Italy & returned to Debrecen, a Hungarian couple in their 70's, 8 Iranian students & the girlfriend of 1 of them. Those 9 all known to each other. Szent Laszló hospital in Pest is the designated quarantine hospital. It has already been prepared & all other patients moved out. Disobeying going into isolation, if ordered to do so, has been declared a crime whilst the state of emergency is in force. Overkill maybe considering it's very low level here still but Mr Orbán is determined to stop it before it becomes a major problem & I respect that. He's protecting his country.
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Re: Coronavirus latest
« Reply #27 on: Wed 11 Mar 2020 21:57 »
The decision from UEFA to reject Wolves' request to not play their game away at Olympiacos, especially given the current state of affairs, is laughable and clearly shows that their priorities lie with their sponsors and bank balance, and not the welfare of the players.
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Re: Coronavirus latest
« Reply #28 on: Thu 12 Mar 2020 06:10 »
I really can’t see anything other than a total suspension happening by the end of the week.

On another note... please stay safe to all members on here!
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« Reply #29 on: Thu 12 Mar 2020 08:11 »
The Times reports that all Premier League and EFL games set to be played behind closed doors soon. It seems fans who have bought tickets will be able to view a stream of the game and all Premier League games will seemingly be moved away from the Saturday 3pm slot and televised (but pubs won't be allowed to show them.)