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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:37 am

Think we’d need a lot more players to go down with it for the PL to consider a postponement.
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Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:08 am

It’s a pretty good excuse for Bruce to use after losing <whistle>

I wonder how long he can use it for.

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Post by Speedo » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:20 am



Entire squad self-isolating... surely we can’t play Villa?!
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:32 am

According to the article, if you can field a starting XI and name 3 subs then no postponement.
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Post by jpg » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:10 am

I’m astonished outbreaks like these haven’t happened sooner.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:31 am

Within 2 weeks of an international break, coincidence...?
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Post by UlversToon » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:01 am

After watching some of our performances under Bruce I was just surprised to read we had a training ground!

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:58 am

UlversToon wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:01 am
After watching some of our performances under Bruce I was just surprised to read we had a training ground!
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I remember watching a documentary with Bobby Robson in the early 2000s and he was saying how impressive and state of the art the training grounds were, which was true...20 years ago. When you compare it to the likes of Brighton's training ground now (we're not being deluded trying to compete with Brighton are we...) it's pretty embarrassing now and you can see the lack of investment in infrastructure.
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Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am

Will this involve a points deduction?
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:45 am

biggeordiedave wrote:
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Will this involve a points deduction?
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Presumably only if the PL said the game was to go ahead and we just didn't turn up, which is highly unlikely to happen.
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Post by Don Sholeone » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:56 am

biggeordiedave wrote:
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Will this involve a points deduction?
Yes, 10 points.

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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:57 am

Happened to Napoli. We can appeal to have postponed but the calendar is full and Mike hasn't exactly made us popular with the Premier League
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:01 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
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Happened to Napoli. We can appeal to have postponed but the calendar is full and Mike hasn't exactly made us popular with the Premier League
Yeah, that was for a fail to show though (-1 point) when the Italian FA said that the game was on. Napoli just decided not to travel due to Covid. I'd be very surprised if we did the same.
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Post by overseasTOON » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:27 pm

Hopefully Bruce can put together a group of players who haven't had the ability to play football trained out of them.

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Post by Colly » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:34 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
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Hopefully Bruce can put together a group of players who haven't had the ability to play football trained out of them.
Doubt it, the youth team have been training under Beardsley until far too recently. Dogdirt.

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Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:44 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:56 am
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am
Will this involve a points deduction?
Yes, 10 points.
Too lenient <fist>
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Post by seatonsluicetoon » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:59 pm

biggeordiedave wrote:
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Will this involve a points deduction?
Yes. We’ll drop precisely three points when our kids team loses to Villa.


Not that the 1st team would have done much better...
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:34 pm

seatonsluicetoon wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:59 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am
Will this involve a points deduction?
Yes. We’ll drop precisely three points when our kids team loses to Villa.


Not that the 1st team would have done much better...
Villa and Leeds both get heaps of praise from pundits but both are beatable and inconsistent. They both lose almost every other game (Villa lost 4/9 and Leeds lost 4/10. They're generally either excellent or a bit s****. We're the same in that we've also lost 4/10, difference is we're generally crap to watch most games but other than that there's not much at all between the three teams and we'll all be around about the same position come the end of the season.

Edit: that's not to say I think we'd go to Villa and win, just that they're not exactly unbeatable. Brighton just beat them.
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