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    Three Covid positives at Cologne...

    https://fc.de/en/fc-info/news/detail...ovid-19-tests/

    The logical disconnect in otherwise incredibly smart people trying to get football played to save TV deals is astonishing. The sooner we accept there is no return for months the better.

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    Football won't and indeed shouldn't be back any time in the foreseeable future, the same goes for anything else that would require social distancing rules to be relaxed in order for it to work. The effects of this could well be felt for years, rather than months because the return to anything remotely normal will need to be extremely gradual when the time is right.

    It's going to be a tough and horrible decision for those who run the country to make as to when things can even begin to start back again because the reality is that this virus is going nowhere, but at the same time keeping entire counties shut down forever just isn't sustainable. So, a balance will need to be found somewhere along the line but it's far too soon to be able to start making moves to get football and other businesses back on track, because the risk that would pose to people's lives is just too high.

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    Welcome back.

    Completely agree. And while tough decisions do need to be made on which businesses can resume when, I doubt anyone outside of football thinks it should be anywhere close to a priority. Football is an industry where each TV deal brought more money than it ever thought possible and it chose to channel that cash into the hands of a few elite clubs who promptly spent nearly all of it on wages. Football can choose to save itself if it likes through clubs (and therefore players) taking less of the pie. If it doesn't there's absolutely no reason why anyone else should help it and if that means club going bust then I've absolutely no problem with that.

    The Netherlands and France have led the way - it's great when sport can start again but pipe down, get a grip, it's not happening soon.

    A crisis like this can bring out the best and worst in people and institutions. It's no surprise the former is being seen in how clubs deal with their own community, if only for cynical reasons in places, and the latter with how they deal with each other. This is the very system they created.

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    Two sets of well expressed and valid points. And good to see LSM posting again.

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    Trying to get football back this side of Christmas is a fekkin joke. Football authorities ... live with it and deal with it accordingly. Cease this nonsense now !!

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    Declare the season over now and everyone including players, managers, clubs and us fans know where we stand and we can all move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaco cup View Post
    Declare the season over now and everyone including players, managers, clubs and us fans know where we stand and we can all move on
    And it's now up to 10 players who are C-19 positive in Germany. If the super-efficient Jerries can't manage it we've no chance.

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