Coronavirus: Premier League 'as confident as we can be' about June return
23/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,985
The Premier League is "as confident as we can be" about restarting in June, says chief executive Richard Masters.
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It's nailed on that fans will congregate outside stadiums, especially kopites
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22/05/2020 18:04:04 13 6
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@1 Will you go to congregate with others outside the ground of your club? I ask the same of all other posters.
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22/05/2020 18:42:18 6 4
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1. Posted by jacko It's nailed on that fans will congregate outside stadiums --- why? when you can actually watch the match at home...
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22/05/2020 18:02:23 47 101
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Football to return in June. Fantastic. If Germany can do it then we must. Its lame to end the season on PPG or null and void. The EPL is the biggest and best league in the world it needs to restart.
The greatest French league outside France will return soon. Removed
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22/05/2020 18:48:51 0 0
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@3 I think you mean French coloured players :) Which adds another of which white foreign players make up the most from another country...prolly Spain.
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22/05/2020 18:03:34 17 36
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Oh great another HYS of "Read it and weep null and voiders, this will make you mad" posturing when it's been so long since the season was postponed most non Liverpool fans are indifferent to their so called 'win' Most of us just want to see our own teams play and to hell with the rest.
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22/05/2020 18:03:44 36 26
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If lfc get awarded the trophy 1000s will gather that day!
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22/05/2020 18:08:47 6 3
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@5 Do fans have no self-control?
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23/05/2020 08:28:53 13 4
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@5pm today on ITV the greatest end to any season will be broadcast, I follow none of the teams involved but was curious to see how much SKY and the Prem had brainwashed people into think football was invented in 1992. Vote Up for Liverpool/Arsenal in 89 Vote Down for City in 2012
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It's nailed on that fans will congregate outside stadiums, especially kopites
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22/05/2020 18:04:04 13 6
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@1 Will you go to congregate with others outside the ground of your club? I ask the same of all other posters.
23/05/2020 10:23:00 6 10
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18 + 6 Read it and weep ManUre's ???? #KSAM
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22/05/2020 18:04:04 33 24
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time to man up lads! Also Liverpool fans will gather at Anfield irrespective of where the team is playing . UTA!
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22/05/2020 18:04:54 309 63
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Why all the fuss about footballers returning on obscene wages? NHS staff, care-workers, teachers , supermarket staff etc. put themselves at far higher risk every day, carrying out key roles that are essential for a mere fraction of what Premier League footballers earn.
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22/05/2020 18:12:40 17 25
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@8 So what should happen? Are you saying that all essential workers should be paid millions? No country could afford that. Footballers get paid lots because they generate lots of revenue. Just as other entertainers do. And there are fewer of them than in other occupations – their scarcity value means that they get paid more.
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22/05/2020 20:17:04 2 0
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@8 'Why all the fuss about footballers returning on obscene wages?' Even worse they were still on the same wages for doing even less than they did before. But they will be keen to return. Otherwise SKY and BT will be demanding repayment of TV money. Players wages would then almost certainly fall.
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22/05/2020 18:04:54 29 76
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Great news. Something we football lovers have been waiting too long for...
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22/05/2020 18:05:35 66 26
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Oh god here we go again.... hundreds of pointless comments incoming
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22/05/2020 18:49:22 2 3
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10. Redman - "hundreds of pointless comments incoming" - Your absolutely right Redman, and your comment is right at the top of the "pointless comments" list.
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23/05/2020 08:53:05 6 1
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Thank God the game is coming back. Then the hard working agents who have put so much back into football in these difficult times can start earning their millions again. I doubt very much if there is a fan or football employee in the country who begrudges a single penny these agents earn . They must be under severe stress negociating their cut of a £50,000,000 deal. @10%.
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22/05/2020 18:05:35 495 20
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How can players prepare when the hairdressers are closed?
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22/05/2020 18:05:35 32 22
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Project Greed 1-0 Our Lives Goalscorer - The Government OG 90'
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22/05/2020 18:05:35 77 59
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It is idiotic for football or any other team sport to start while we are finding 300 new case of the virus each day. You cannot trust supporters to abide by any rules as evidence by the fools who packed beaches yesterday and who obviously didn't care about the health of the nation just like sports admin men who only care about their finances
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22/05/2020 18:06:05 417 61
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Has anyone REALLY missed the fashion & coiffure offering of the EPL? It's not proper sport really is it? As for Savage calling Downing Street and calling it a working man's game just shows how utterly deluded he is - working man's game at £50+ per ticket!
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22/05/2020 20:06:28 4 3
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@14. Posted by chatsy on 2 hours ago “As for Savage calling Downing Street and calling it a working man's game just shows how utterly deluded he is” To be fair to Savage, he was asking a question about young football players, ie kids in grassroots football clubs up and down the country. Don’t think he’s deluded, it is a legitimate and fair question. And fair play to Savage for asking it!
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22/05/2020 18:06:05 9 5
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I wonder which club will be crowned the team who clean their balls the best.
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22/05/2020 18:17:23 8 0
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@15 West Ham would win that contest – they rarely touch their own balls during a game.
15 EFL clubs now in danger of collapse, let erm burn, didn’t care when they were taking it I did they.... Removed
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22/05/2020 18:06:05 45 20
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Wondered how long it would take for someone to mention Liverpool or the fans..... 1st post ?????????? Could you be more obsessed mate?
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22/05/2020 18:15:31 15 8
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16. Grayl1701 Wondered how long it would take for someone to mention Liverpool or the fans..... 1st post ???? Could you be more obsessed mate? - Agree. Repeat of all other HYS. Liverpool fans cheering and boasting. Other top 6 teams fans calling for Null and Void to stop Liverpool. Bottom 6 will call for Null and Void to avoid relegation primarily. BBC, Copy and past last HYS
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22/05/2020 18:06:15 25 14
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If footballers can go back to work then the rest of us can. Unless you want social distancing at corner kicks. Funny how the fatcats at the top make these decisions without consulting the players. After all they are the guys putting they and their families health on the line.
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22/05/2020 18:07:26 47 35
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Imagine how empty Anfield would be on a match day with the fans flying in from Scandinavia and the likes having to self isolate for 14 days, they'd probably have about 15,000 fans inside (who had driven from Cornwall and Norfolk of course)
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22/05/2020 18:12:29 3 2
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@18 Car sharing with ManU fans....
23/05/2020 10:12:04 4 4
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18+6 > 20+3 FACT That's not even including this season. #KSAM (Keep Solskier At ManUre)
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22/05/2020 18:03:44 36 26
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If lfc get awarded the trophy 1000s will gather that day!
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22/05/2020 18:08:47 6 3
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@5 Do fans have no self-control?
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22/05/2020 22:22:55 5 5
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Man Utd have by far the most VAR decisions in their favour. Check the PL stats. Athletico are not the best they have ever been but they were still in the CL...which EU comp are Man Utd in? Man city bought it for several years. LFC will do it this year through bloody hard work #19. And we all start again on zero points.
19 titles. And more in next few years Steve0.001 keep hating it’s funny to see u getting all upset. Love it. Old div 1 according to some m@r@n is championship. Lol. Lol. Lol. Removed
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22/05/2020 18:08:47 21 24
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Let’s see them tears null and voiders
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22/05/2020 18:12:19 29 22
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20. Posted by John Marston on Just now 'Let’s see them tears null and voiders ' It will be the season that never really mattered. Shame for the Liverpool fans but that's life. The (*quarter of season played behind closed doors and at neutral venues) will always taint the title.
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22/05/2020 18:09:27 19 17
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Where are all null and voiders now?
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22/05/2020 18:10:08 40 34
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The game in this country is finished my friends ! Anyone tuning in to watch it behind stadiums will see it for what it really is, dross & more dross !
23/05/2020 22:02:58 4 5
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22/05/20 C19, Biggest amount of new cases in 24 hours, and this idiot Roan , believes that football in England could start in June. No chance. All the Pl Players, ex players in the media, Pl bosses and the rest just want to get their wages, so they try to convince it is ok . Most Fans will go to their mates to watch games and the figures will spike a second rise in C19.
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22/05/2020 18:10:28 19 20
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The fume continues ??.....accept it boys and girls, we’re Champions ??. And as a long time season-ticket holder, I can confirm I will stay in the house, and every single one of me Red mates have said the same. Course, youse all know better......??
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22/05/2020 18:10:28 24 14
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So 748 COVID-19 tests were completed for premier league players and staff. In the midst of a global crisis how have they even been tested? Even if they have privately funded the testing, the company and government should be working together to test more of the front line workers, i.e. NHS staff, teachers, those working in the supermarkets, all the elderly and most vulnerable! It is unfathomable!
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22/05/2020 18:10:38 43 29
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Football without fans is utterly pointless. Wait til the ground can reopen, anything else is a sham. The players can all be furloughed by the clubs, they can survive on £2,500 a week like anyone else.
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22/05/2020 18:25:08 6 0
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@25 Steve: The terms of your furlough are pretty generous!
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22/05/2020 18:29:20 4 4
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25. Posted by Steve on 16 minutes ago Football without fans is utterly pointless. Wait til the ground can reopen, anything else is a sham. The players can all be furloughed by the clubs, they can survive on £2,500 a week like anyone else. Not really Steve. How do you propose paying the mortgage or rent on a million pound house with 2.5k?
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22/05/2020 18:40:37 3 2
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25. Steve.... Furlough cap isn't £2,500 per week. It's £2,500 per month... Alexis Sanchez spends more that £600 a week on his dog! ..... and piano lessons!! Stadiums crammed with 9 people per square metre isn't happening for years... ...to the people that say no football without fans - the clubs will be long bust by the time normal service can resume!?
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22/05/2020 19:12:45 152 30
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@25 F"without fans is utterly pointless. Wait til the ground can reopen, anything else is a sham" It won't be safe for fans to return till a vaccine is developed which could be years. By that time all but the richest clubs will be extinct. Behind closed doors isn't what we want but it's the only solution at this time.
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22/05/2020 18:10:38 36 24
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Well, this is going to be pants....like watching a kick about in the car park.....enjoy!
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22/05/2020 18:10:59 40 26
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The German stuff I saw momentarily on BT Sport was sterile, dull and frankly boring. This will not be football, there will be no passion, tension or excitement. It's guys going through the motions to satisfy Chief Executives of clubs and TV Companies. Anyone who thinks crowds won't gather are deluded. This could all end in tears.
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22/05/2020 18:23:54 7 2
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@27 As someone said on another HYS, many EPL games only appear to be exciting due to the crowd noise. Take away the fans from those games and all you’d have left would be the sterile, dull and frankly boring play of the likes of Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth.
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22/05/2020 18:11:39 30 27
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Project hand over to the Scouse brigade is rolling on, sod people's health as long as LiVARpool get their grubby fingers and thumb's on the premier League title by any means necessary, then it is ok by them and the greedy fat cats involved in this continuing farce.
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22/05/2020 18:15:31 15 21
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@28 No hand over involved we are worthy champions and are gonna win it by a landslide anyway! the greatest prem champions the league as ever seen FACT!
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22/05/2020 18:08:47 21 24
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Let’s see them tears null and voiders
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22/05/2020 18:12:19 29 22
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20. Posted by John Marston on Just now 'Let’s see them tears null and voiders ' It will be the season that never really mattered. Shame for the Liverpool fans but that's life. The (*quarter of season played behind closed doors and at neutral venues) will always taint the title.
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22/05/2020 18:15:52 16 8
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29 outby. Season that never mattered?Even though majority of rival fans are begging for the league to be cancelled to deny Liverpool a deserved title..
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22/05/2020 18:18:03 25 8
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@29 how so? Liverpool are way to far ahead for this season to be tainted
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22/05/2020 18:07:26 47 35
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Imagine how empty Anfield would be on a match day with the fans flying in from Scandinavia and the likes having to self isolate for 14 days, they'd probably have about 15,000 fans inside (who had driven from Cornwall and Norfolk of course)
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22/05/2020 18:12:29 3 2
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@18 Car sharing with ManU fans....
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22/05/2020 18:12:29 15 5
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The fun will come when one team cannot fulfill a fixture due to Covid-19. Do they forfeit the points, postpone, forced to play the reserves. Precedent was set when spurs had to play West Ham a number of years ago, you cannot postpone a match due to illness.
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22/05/2020 18:37:45 2 0
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#31 Curt1711 Don't forget that the original suspension happened as a result of Mikel Arteta and others testing positive - including a couple of Peterborough players after the infection got from Olympiakos to Peterborough via Arsenal and Portsmouth. We'll see how Dinamo Dresden resume in Germany, and adjust fixtures accordingly should current infections at Watford, Burnley etc spread.
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Why all the fuss about footballers returning on obscene wages? NHS staff, care-workers, teachers , supermarket staff etc. put themselves at far higher risk every day, carrying out key roles that are essential for a mere fraction of what Premier League footballers earn.
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22/05/2020 18:12:40 17 25
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@8 So what should happen? Are you saying that all essential workers should be paid millions? No country could afford that. Footballers get paid lots because they generate lots of revenue. Just as other entertainers do. And there are fewer of them than in other occupations – their scarcity value means that they get paid more.
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22/05/2020 18:13:00 10 11
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What happens if Watford are relegated coz Deeney did not play any games? Will they sack him?
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22/05/2020 18:13:00 8 37
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All systems go for Project Restart. FAB!! If golf courses can re-open to their well-fed & entitled members (along with all the elitist private sports clubs) to enable the wealthy, privileged class to pursue their price-prohibitive leisure activities, why can't the People's Game resume??
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22/05/2020 18:13:40 10 5
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Phew where to start! Some players don’t want to be involved Some don’t get it And are lockdown breakers and high risk contacts...do you really want to play with these guys! And then there is the money...sky, BT etc can’t afford not to play yet phew premier league players like overseas teams have taken any form of pay cut! A few deferrals but that not a cut..get playing, cut pay To match income
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22/05/2020 18:28:10 2 1
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@35 I agree with the spirit of what you say, but the problem is that world football wasn’t prepared to deal with a season being interrupted in this way. That is down to poor planning by everyone – FIFA, UEFA and the individual FAs and leagues.
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22/05/2020 18:14:41 18 21
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This season must be NULL and VOID. End of!
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22/05/2020 18:14:51 18 9
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So prem players have been tested. What about the other 2750 people (300 per game) we've been told will be present for every matchday (10 games)?
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22/05/2020 19:36:19 118 16
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@37 "players have been tested. What about the other 2750 people (300 per game) we've been told will be present for every matchday" Yes they will all be tested. The premier league have purchased 40,000 tests from Hong Kong, you don't think they're all for the players do you? I wish every business was paying for testing of their employees, the UK would be in a much better position right now!
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22/05/2020 18:14:51 13 10
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Super. Another HYS that’ll be filled with the usual comments. FoOtBaLl Is GrEedy. VoID ThE LeAgUe. Loads of anti Liverpool sentiment. Agenda driven bile. The same comments from the same accounts. I’m bored. Let’s say we void the league. Do we just void it again next year when the corona virus returns?
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22/05/2020 18:15:21 10 5
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I think this season needs to finish as soon as possible, by whatever means. Then to prepare for the next season. If teams are promoted and relegated so be it but it needs to finish, than drag on and on. Try and make something of next season.
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22/05/2020 18:11:39 30 27
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Project hand over to the Scouse brigade is rolling on, sod people's health as long as LiVARpool get their grubby fingers and thumb's on the premier League title by any means necessary, then it is ok by them and the greedy fat cats involved in this continuing farce.
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22/05/2020 18:15:31 15 21
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@28 No hand over involved we are worthy champions and are gonna win it by a landslide anyway! the greatest prem champions the league as ever seen FACT!
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22/05/2020 18:06:05 45 20
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Wondered how long it would take for someone to mention Liverpool or the fans..... 1st post ?????????? Could you be more obsessed mate?
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16. Grayl1701 Wondered how long it would take for someone to mention Liverpool or the fans..... 1st post ???? Could you be more obsessed mate? - Agree. Repeat of all other HYS. Liverpool fans cheering and boasting. Other top 6 teams fans calling for Null and Void to stop Liverpool. Bottom 6 will call for Null and Void to avoid relegation primarily. BBC, Copy and past last HYS
Well if L/pool fans do gether...and spread the virus amongst themselves and around the city.....lets not rush to condemn them... Removed
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22/05/2020 18:12:19 29 22
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20. Posted by John Marston on Just now 'Let’s see them tears null and voiders ' It will be the season that never really mattered. Shame for the Liverpool fans but that's life. The (*quarter of season played behind closed doors and at neutral venues) will always taint the title.
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22/05/2020 18:15:52 16 8
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29 outby. Season that never mattered?Even though majority of rival fans are begging for the league to be cancelled to deny Liverpool a deserved title..
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22/05/2020 18:16:12 352 87
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Liverpool’s title will not be tainted or diminished given the 25 point gap. They build enough of a gap to eradicate any mention of ‘what if’.... I am a Man Utd fan, but recognise success when I see it, regardless of club. Liverpool have smashed this season.
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44. Posted by Curt1711 on 57 minutes ago Great big respect to you mate, the most heartening post of this sad COVID era. For that, I hope Utd get a European place now, if only for decent, respectful Utd fans like yourself that stand out as being a rarity right now. Have a great summer to you mate!
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22/05/2020 18:16:32 21 25
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Well the premier league wants everyone to die then. ?? This carnivorous is killing everybody and anybody without prejudice. ?? And the PL is going to return NOW? ?? Just so that Furlough United (formerly Liverpool) can finally win their first domestic trophy under Klipp's 5 year reign? ?? Goodness me. ?????
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45. Boris Johnson "This carnivorous is killing everybody" --- Definition of carnivorous: (of an animal) feeding on other animals If you meant that you're either very smart, or very ****
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22/05/2020 18:16:42 21 23
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If season resumes I bet my house and life savings (even at even odds) that huge crowds of idiotic fans (ok Liverpool) will gather as soon as they mathematically win title. That reason alone makes not voiding season a risk. Grounds can be as crowd free as possible but as soon as Liverpool win title of EPL-for their only time in history remember-Liverpool will be awash those wanting to 'be there'.
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22/05/2020 18:06:05 9 5
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I wonder which club will be crowned the team who clean their balls the best.
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22/05/2020 18:17:23 8 0
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@15 West Ham would win that contest – they rarely touch their own balls during a game.
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22/05/2020 18:12:19 29 22
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20. Posted by John Marston on Just now 'Let’s see them tears null and voiders ' It will be the season that never really mattered. Shame for the Liverpool fans but that's life. The (*quarter of season played behind closed doors and at neutral venues) will always taint the title.
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22/05/2020 18:18:03 25 8
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@29 how so? Liverpool are way to far ahead for this season to be tainted
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22/05/2020 18:18:03 17 5
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Now you're gonna believe us
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22/05/2020 18:18:13 17 13
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It's a contact sport. End it now and stop talking sh*te.
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22/05/2020 18:19:04 25 17
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Well the nation is now saved. Don't worry about the tens of thousands of Corona deaths or millions of ruined livelihoods. As long as the premier League is on, we're saved! #clapforfootballheros
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22/05/2020 18:19:44 14 18
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All the Coronavirus has done is delayed the inevitable Liverpool were always going to be champions one way or another and rightly so a truly MIGHTY TEAM.
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22/05/2020 18:19:55 19 6
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If anybody doubted that football is in the hands of the TV companies, this should dispel all doubt. Sad indictment of our game.
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22/05/2020 18:31:42 4 5
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@53 How would you feel if we went back to no TV coverage of games at all? If that’s the problem then eliminate TV coverage, and let clubs play without that TV revenue. Would you like that?
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22/05/2020 18:20:15 3 4
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Wow, every post is about the biggest club and best team in the world. What about the other 19 clubs?
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22/05/2020 18:21:15 11 11
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Liv-Furlough-Pool
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22/05/2020 18:30:01 7 4
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55. Posted by Stulad Liv-Furlough-Pool -- Wow, and that took you 10 weeks to come up with? Is that a small bean I can still hear swirling around your head ? It's an absolute joke on all these BBC HYS where you get so many childish comments instead of actual sporting/football debates whether you support one team or another. I would prefer it if I do get battered for my team losing?
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22/05/2020 18:23:27 5 3
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Never mind hundreds per day. There are 61000 confirmed new cases per week. That's during a supposed lockdown. Borders being open doesn't help either. It's not the footballers fault, it's an absolute farce of a Easing of lockdown
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22/05/2020 18:23:54 9 3
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I know there could be some contractual and financial obligations involved for the league to be completed to declare the winner but it doesn't make sense when Liverpool with a 25 point gap could easily be declared winner than expose players to the disease. This is just a sport and should therefore not be a matter of life or death.
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22/05/2020 18:10:59 40 26
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The German stuff I saw momentarily on BT Sport was sterile, dull and frankly boring. This will not be football, there will be no passion, tension or excitement. It's guys going through the motions to satisfy Chief Executives of clubs and TV Companies. Anyone who thinks crowds won't gather are deluded. This could all end in tears.
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22/05/2020 18:23:54 7 2
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@27 As someone said on another HYS, many EPL games only appear to be exciting due to the crowd noise. Take away the fans from those games and all you’d have left would be the sterile, dull and frankly boring play of the likes of Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth.
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22/05/2020 18:24:48 9 4
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Put this into perspective.. premier league footballers have been tested for the virus above and before those risking there lives keeping us safe and the key aspects of the economy going....
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22/05/2020 18:16:32 21 25
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Well the premier league wants everyone to die then. ?? This carnivorous is killing everybody and anybody without prejudice. ?? And the PL is going to return NOW? ?? Just so that Furlough United (formerly Liverpool) can finally win their first domestic trophy under Klipp's 5 year reign? ?? Goodness me. ?????
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45. Boris Johnson "This carnivorous is killing everybody" --- Definition of carnivorous: (of an animal) feeding on other animals If you meant that you're either very smart, or very ****
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22/05/2020 18:10:38 43 29
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Football without fans is utterly pointless. Wait til the ground can reopen, anything else is a sham. The players can all be furloughed by the clubs, they can survive on £2,500 a week like anyone else.
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22/05/2020 18:25:08 6 0
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@25 Steve: The terms of your furlough are pretty generous!
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22/05/2020 18:25:18 103 17
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I am looking forward to a massive deflation in player's 'wages' and a massive kick up the rear for their greedy agents...
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22/05/2020 18:25:48 19 49
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Don't worry Liverpool fans, the season will implement the little known secret rule of Klopp-age time and do if it takes another 6 months to complete this season they'll keep going until they cry "IT'S OURS AND NOBODY IS EVER GOING TAKING IT FROM US" #Klopp-ageTime #Whambulance #30years ??????
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22/05/2020 18:25:48 5 6
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Where are all the mancs that keep crying null and void!
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22/05/2020 18:26:08 8 2
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Restart the season by all means. But we will never know how the table would have looked like had the season carried on as normal. It will be like a new season.
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22/05/2020 18:26:18 8 5
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That's a terrible shame to hear Red Hits losing £28 Million, How are they according to every Red Hits supporter the richest football club in the world with debts of £429.1 Million and rising...Theatre of Dreamers... Wake up!!!
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22/05/2020 18:30:21 3 2
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66. Have My Say manu have announced it, but that doesn't mean ALL other clubs aren't losing 100s of 1000s to millions too you imbecile!
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22/05/2020 18:33:43 8 3
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66. Posted by Have My Say on 5 minutes ago That's a terrible shame to hear Red Hits losing £28 Million, How are they according to every Red Hits supporter the richest football club in the world with debts of £429.1 Million and rising...Theatre of Dreamers... Wake up!!! That awkward moment when you don’t understand gross debt, net debt and cash reserves.......
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22/05/2020 18:35:14 9 5
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@66 Do you not know how the business world works? Some of the biggest, and most successful, companies in the world operate with massive amounts of debt. Man U also has assets on their balance sheet, so why don’t you mention those? How are your defining richness?
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22/05/2020 18:26:49 14 5
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So everyone else has to social distance, how can the government say it is safe to go and play football when they are not risking their lives. They are definitely not professionals. I watched some of the bundisliga last weekend it was like watching a training session ( Boring ) There is no atmosphere. is this what professional sport has come to. Stop it now until it is really safe to do so.
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22/05/2020 18:26:49 6 9
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Excellent. Time for this madness to stop and normal life to resume
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22/05/2020 18:27:09 23 6
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it is never going to be 100% safe to return to football if it isn't covid its another virus or you get run over going to the match but as a society we really do need to start getting some form of normality back we can't lockdown forever ,what if a vaccine is never found some life that would be
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22/05/2020 18:27:19 13 10
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For gods sake just end it! The desperation of greedy greedy people. It’s grubby to even talk about this. People are dying and we are about to embark on the deepest recession in history. Football doesn’t matter. If Liverpool are that desperate let them be awarded the title. Who cares? And if they do carry on behind closed doors in the future fans should be charged £10 a ticket tops.
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22/05/2020 18:27:29 9 5
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To be fair, we’d already wrapped up the league before anyone had heard of COVID-19 ??
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22/05/2020 18:27:59 5 5
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So the Scientific evidence says it is ok , regardless of the fact the R figure is not falling as one expected. Those administrators who are urging football to get back for the fans ( behind closed doors of course ) need to get real the Virus is still here and one death caused by football is one death too many. Stop letting money cloud your judgements and protecting your own self interests
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cb
22/05/2020 18:13:40 10 5
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Phew where to start! Some players don’t want to be involved Some don’t get it And are lockdown breakers and high risk contacts...do you really want to play with these guys! And then there is the money...sky, BT etc can’t afford not to play yet phew premier league players like overseas teams have taken any form of pay cut! A few deferrals but that not a cut..get playing, cut pay To match income
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22/05/2020 18:28:10 2 1
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@35 I agree with the spirit of what you say, but the problem is that world football wasn’t prepared to deal with a season being interrupted in this way. That is down to poor planning by everyone – FIFA, UEFA and the individual FAs and leagues.
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22/05/2020 18:28:10 15 10
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How can it be safe to return to a full contact sport like football, but not other sports which involve far less contact, cricket, tennis etc...I’m not anti football, I miss it too but surely this is just the ridiculous money men getting their own way again!
Just put Kyle Walker in permanent quarantine and we're good to go. Lord knows how many STDs he's harbouring. Removed
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22/05/2020 18:29:20 7 7
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Usual numptys jumping on bandwagon using situation we are in to void season,it ain't happening get used to it 19 coming home mind the gap ynwa??
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22/05/2020 18:10:38 43 29
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Football without fans is utterly pointless. Wait til the ground can reopen, anything else is a sham. The players can all be furloughed by the clubs, they can survive on £2,500 a week like anyone else.
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22/05/2020 18:29:20 4 4
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25. Posted by Steve on 16 minutes ago Football without fans is utterly pointless. Wait til the ground can reopen, anything else is a sham. The players can all be furloughed by the clubs, they can survive on £2,500 a week like anyone else. Not really Steve. How do you propose paying the mortgage or rent on a million pound house with 2.5k?
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22/05/2020 18:21:15 11 11
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Liv-Furlough-Pool
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22/05/2020 18:30:01 7 4
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55. Posted by Stulad Liv-Furlough-Pool -- Wow, and that took you 10 weeks to come up with? Is that a small bean I can still hear swirling around your head ? It's an absolute joke on all these BBC HYS where you get so many childish comments instead of actual sporting/football debates whether you support one team or another. I would prefer it if I do get battered for my team losing?
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22/05/2020 18:30:01 5 4
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About time. Everyone else is going back to work. Now just get on with it.
66
22/05/2020 18:26:18 8 5
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That's a terrible shame to hear Red Hits losing £28 Million, How are they according to every Red Hits supporter the richest football club in the world with debts of £429.1 Million and rising...Theatre of Dreamers... Wake up!!!
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22/05/2020 18:30:21 3 2
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66. Have My Say manu have announced it, but that doesn't mean ALL other clubs aren't losing 100s of 1000s to millions too you imbecile!
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Sam
22/05/2020 18:30:31 5 1
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(it's a hoax)
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22/05/2020 18:30:41 8 5
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Boring Liverpool posts, blue sh##tes and mancs make me laugh. Post about your own club, jealousy is a horrible trait!
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22/05/2020 18:30:41 5 4
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Where are my favourite voiders at? Hopefully they are taking their own advice and made a glass bubble under their stairs for them to live the rest of their lives, heaven forbid anybody should be allowed to do anything if there is a tiny risk involved.
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22/05/2020 18:30:41 8 3
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Just give it to Liverpool, as much as I hate to say it, THEY DESERVE IT!!!!
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22/05/2020 18:31:11 18 12
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Got to be done as the telly companies run the show & have the PL over a barrel. If it was about "preserving the integrity of the season" they wouldn't be giving this half baked sideshow the time of day. Not a "voider", a NL match goer & proud supporter of real football which this won't be by any stretch. Armchair plastic's wouldn't understand.
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22/05/2020 18:38:56 3 6
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@85 The TV companies just want the product that they paid massive amounts of money for. Nothing wrong with that. The leagues obviously want to be able to supply the product, to fulfil their commitments to the TV companies.
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22/05/2020 18:19:55 19 6
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If anybody doubted that football is in the hands of the TV companies, this should dispel all doubt. Sad indictment of our game.
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22/05/2020 18:31:42 4 5
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@53 How would you feel if we went back to no TV coverage of games at all? If that’s the problem then eliminate TV coverage, and let clubs play without that TV revenue. Would you like that?
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22/05/2020 18:32:52 8 4
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Players that dont want to come back the neutral venues a non starter any player still abroad 14 day isolation positive test results footballers breaking rules partying haircuts it really does sound like everything is in place
88
22/05/2020 18:33:02 15 15
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So Liverpool are about to win the most pointless season ever?
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22/05/2020 18:33:43 7 6
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Totally agree. Liverpool deserve the title. 30 years of waiting is coming to an end.
90
22/05/2020 18:33:43 4 6
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so will it be named the premier league covid 19 interrupted championship
66
22/05/2020 18:26:18 8 5
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That's a terrible shame to hear Red Hits losing £28 Million, How are they according to every Red Hits supporter the richest football club in the world with debts of £429.1 Million and rising...Theatre of Dreamers... Wake up!!!
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22/05/2020 18:33:43 8 3
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66. Posted by Have My Say on 5 minutes ago That's a terrible shame to hear Red Hits losing £28 Million, How are they according to every Red Hits supporter the richest football club in the world with debts of £429.1 Million and rising...Theatre of Dreamers... Wake up!!! That awkward moment when you don’t understand gross debt, net debt and cash reserves.......
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22/05/2020 18:34:33 7 7
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One of the really great things iv'e missed about the prem being suspended for so long is all the crying manure fans on a saturday evening /sunday evening getting all frustrated and crying into there milk after another Liverpool victory and another non event of a game from there team! the Liverpool HYS boards just haven't been the same since the suspension but soon it will be business as usual :)
93
22/05/2020 18:34:43 7 6
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Table doesn't lie life goes on mind the gap mancs and say hello to europa league next season again????
66
22/05/2020 18:26:18 8 5
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That's a terrible shame to hear Red Hits losing £28 Million, How are they according to every Red Hits supporter the richest football club in the world with debts of £429.1 Million and rising...Theatre of Dreamers... Wake up!!!
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22/05/2020 18:35:14 9 5
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@66 Do you not know how the business world works? Some of the biggest, and most successful, companies in the world operate with massive amounts of debt. Man U also has assets on their balance sheet, so why don’t you mention those? How are your defining richness?
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22/05/2020 18:38:25 8 4
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@94 we can all see that their revenue is roughly the same as Liverpools now. Except Liverpool dont have that huge debt or owners taking millions every year. Or such a such a huge wage bill. Time for the 'richest club in the world' bragging to end.
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22/05/2020 18:35:54 12 6
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how sad is this country putting money before peoples health.......and before anyone says it will raise peoples spirits etc have a look at that German football last week,listening to a politician or watching paint dry would have been more exciting.......and what happens when the first player tests positive and the rest of his team have to isolate? this is pure madness
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22/05/2020 18:36:44 6 3
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So they all get tests yet I’ve friends who have to go back in to the factory with no tests and have to just hope for the best, just wish this talk would end and give up till next year, come on let’s get real
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Ken
22/05/2020 18:37:25 12 10
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The season needed to be voided weeks ago.To play at neutral empty stadia completely undermines the integrity of the Premier League season 2019/20.It is all about the money.
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22/05/2020 19:27:04 2 5
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97. Posted by Ken on 45 minutes ago Neutral grounds was kiboshed a week or so ago. Why dont ppl keep up? Its like all the Voiders thinking Curtails are things that City tried to hold onto in the Winter but they couldnt (LFC's coat tails...). Or they think Curtails are the things they pull before going to bed......where they then pull something else...
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22/05/2020 18:12:29 15 5
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The fun will come when one team cannot fulfill a fixture due to Covid-19. Do they forfeit the points, postpone, forced to play the reserves. Precedent was set when spurs had to play West Ham a number of years ago, you cannot postpone a match due to illness.
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22/05/2020 18:37:45 2 0
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#31 Curt1711 Don't forget that the original suspension happened as a result of Mikel Arteta and others testing positive - including a couple of Peterborough players after the infection got from Olympiakos to Peterborough via Arsenal and Portsmouth. We'll see how Dinamo Dresden resume in Germany, and adjust fixtures accordingly should current infections at Watford, Burnley etc spread.
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22/05/2020 18:37:45 8 4
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There is no chance of starting on this date. With loads of players refusing to train let alone play.
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22/05/2020 18:46:40 15 1
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#99 Trytastic The important thing is that football games are played again - whenever it becomes safe to do so. The 12th June date appears to be an aspiration to satisfy UEFA, and I expect that after their bizarre deadline passes, 12th June is quietly put back at least a couple of weeks. 2020-1 won't start in August, so there's no pressure.
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22/05/2020 18:38:05 8 9
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If Liverpool continue to complain about not getting handed the title, I am suggesting that they are relegated to league 2 to teach them a humbling lesson and the most they can pay the players and staff is £500 per week