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How can you socially distance playing football.

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HeIenaDove Mon 27-Apr-20 23:45:04

Given how people were asking the same thing about hair its a fair question to ask.

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HeIenaDove Mon 27-Apr-20 23:46:37

As in cutting hair obviously.

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Maybethemoon Mon 27-Apr-20 23:46:41


HeIenaDove Mon 27-Apr-20 23:56:39

How can a contact sport be deemed acceptable when the poor sod down the road cant open his shop.

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HeIenaDove Tue 28-Apr-20 00:01:39


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Catsmother1 Tue 28-Apr-20 00:04:27

I really don’t understand this. They might be able to play football soon, and train for hours together, with quite a lot of people. But teenagers can’t play their weekly 5 a side game, which only lasts 40 mins plus a 5 min half time. And two friends can’t meet up, even at a distance. One rule for some, and another rule for everyone else. It doesn’t make sense.

HeIenaDove Tue 28-Apr-20 00:05:57

All in this together my fucking backside

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whatacrazytime Tue 28-Apr-20 00:07:12

Completely agree when it suits

JulietTango Tue 28-Apr-20 00:17:43

Socially distanced judo

Moonflower12 Tue 28-Apr-20 00:37:24

Ooooh I wonder if this is to do with vast sums of money....<ponders>

Rebootingagain Tue 28-Apr-20 00:41:19

It is undoubtedly to do with vast amounts of money.

I would guess players etc will all be forced to self isolate in their mansions for the duration or maybe even put up by the clubs in hotels.

If none of them have seen anyone else for a couple of weeks before it starts, and that remains throughout the remainder of the season, I can’t see a risk.

Same will possibly apply to formula one which is planned to resume in July

ZombieFan Tue 28-Apr-20 00:43:38

Yea but who cares for a bunch of millionaires killing a ball about? If they catch the virus its their choice.

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Tue 28-Apr-20 00:45:48

Money hmm

This did make me laugh though “Each player is assigned their own ball” grin

user1471453601 Tue 28-Apr-20 00:50:55

@ZombiFan, as a football supporter and a human being, I care if one single player died because of C19. It will not be their choice in most cases, it will be the choice of the club owners and the likes of Sky

HeIenaDove Tue 28-Apr-20 00:56:09

Moise Kean: Everton set to discipline striker for lockdown breach

Everton striker Moise Kean is set to be disciplined by the club after being filmed at a house party in breach of government coronavirus guidelines.

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ZombieFan Tue 28-Apr-20 01:13:02

Sorry @user1471453601 a millionaire is not forced to play football. They could refuse and still spend the rest of their life in luxury. They choose to play football to get more money, nothing more nothing less. They are not a minimum wage worker trying to feed themselves.


ToffeeYoghurt Tue 28-Apr-20 01:20:43

The non football player/coaching team staff often are on minimum wage or not much more. They certainly can't afford to say no. It's a difficult decision. Another poster on a different thread pointed out having football to watch on the telly might help a lot of people cope (and therefore comply) with lockdown and continued social distancing. Behind closed doors is relatively low risk. Minimum staff required. That said, I don't see many clubs being too keen on playing in London or other Covid hotspots.

ViciousJackdaw Tue 28-Apr-20 01:46:01

How can you socially distance playing football

Well, we don't actually know yet and we won't until Friday's meeting. ATM, they are training individually. It says all this in the article you linked...

I imagine that staff and players will be tested and will isolate as a group, either at the training grounds or club hotels. Matches will be played behind closed doors. Balls will be disinfected. Completing the season isn't just about money either. Supporters of certain teams affected by this do not let injustices lie. The FA will have big problems if they cancel.

I suspect football will be going ahead whether you like it or not. Personally, I think it will be good for morale.

nex18 Tue 28-Apr-20 03:13:22

I’m assuming clubs will be paying for frequent and regular testing followed by appropriate isolation as needed.

HandfulOfFlowers Tue 28-Apr-20 06:47:07

I personally am not a football fan but anything that starts off a return to normality is a good thing in my book. Hopefully it will pave the way for more activities to start back up again.

DeathByBoredom Tue 28-Apr-20 06:49:29

Oh good, people are starting to learn to live with it. Next stage is on its way.

HeresMe Tue 28-Apr-20 07:20:07

I would guess players etc will all be forced to self isolate in their mansions for the duration or maybe even put up by the clubs in hotels.

Quite a few have struggled to follow the lockdown up to now.

Letsdrinkgin Tue 28-Apr-20 07:29:26

You do know that not every player has mansions and are millionaires? Ffs

AmelieTaylor Tue 28-Apr-20 07:30:36

* Yea but who cares for a bunch of millionaires killing a ball about? If they catch the virus its their choice*

🙄🙄 yes but the virus WONT just affect them. They'll spread it to others, who will spread it to even more people.

Plus people will go to each other's houses to watch it. Lots of blokes will get the beers in & it will add to the DA

It is NOT a good thing. It's also a shocking example to children who can't go out & play with their mates.

I hope the GOVT says a big fat NO. But I suspect they're too wet

GhostofFrankGrimes Tue 28-Apr-20 07:31:37

The professional players are training individually. There is a long way to go before competitive matches resume. Let's not get carried away here.

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