Finishing the season.

Boyo

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I desperately hope I'm wrong, but I think we need to prepare for the idea that we're not going to see any football for over a year, probably longer.

It's difficult to see how many Clubs will be able to continue to pay wages.
 

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I desperately hope I'm wrong, but I think we need to prepare for the idea that we're not going to see any football for over a year, probably longer.

It's difficult to see how many Clubs will be able to continue to pay wages.
Why would you think that...?
 

malcolms

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Because the modelling suggests that the current situation could last that long.
I'm sure of one thing and that is that no one knows for sure...There are many models and some see it being impacted by the Summer heat in Europe and dying back to perhaps re emerge next Winter. The reality is that IF this is not resolved by October and carries on into next year, then the social damage will be far beyond any specific concerns for the football industry...
 

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I'm already going off my nut homeworking and having nothing to plan for or look forward to
 

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It sounds wrong but maybe this will be a valuable lesson to all sports. Football players are over paid by millions, clubs risk things like this by having a 2 million pound wage bill per week. Maybe if a few of the bigger clubs struggle they'll bring in a wage cap.
 

Boyo

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I'm sure of one thing and that is that no one knows for sure...There are many models and some see it being impacted by the Summer heat in Europe and dying back to perhaps re emerge next Winter. The reality is that IF this is not resolved by October and carries on into next year, then the social damage will be far beyond any specific concerns for the football industry...
Indeed. Hopefully we'll see some kind of normality in the summer, but even if that transpires it's easy to argue that social distancing will continue for a long time.
 

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It sounds wrong but maybe this will be a valuable lesson to all sports. Football players are over paid by millions, clubs risk things like this by having a 2 million pound wage bill per week. Maybe if a few of the bigger clubs struggle they'll bring in a wage cap.
Yes , the Premiership has got too big for its boots literally. A hard way to find out a few home truths though. Sad for the little clubs too with no tv income buffer and just gates to rely on.
 

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Hummingbirds hum, why do they hum?
Because the modelling suggests that the current situation could last that long.
Which modelling is that?

Trouble is, it appears that all the modelling is being done on a very weak statistical basis as we have insufficient reliable data on the real numbers infected, how, or when they were infected. Or in the case of deaths whether some, many or most they would have died anyway from underlying conditions.

Also, the reality is that the measures being taken to isolate people will at some point mean that the people dying or being seriously impacted by the cancellation of operations, inability to travel, neglect and other unintended consequences of isolation will need to be weighed against the impacts of the virus itself.
 
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