17:27, Tue 7 Dec
[www.theguardian.com]

Wonder whether we'll see more of this over the Christmas period.
17:47, Tue 7 Dec
Covid has been with us for nearly 2 years now and the vaccine has been available for 9 mths or more. If teams haven't worked out how to keep themselves Covid free by now they should be made to forfeit the match and the points.
17:48, Tue 7 Dec
lowercaser
Covid has been with us for nearly 2 years now and the vaccine has been available for 9 mths or more. If teams haven't worked out how to keep themselves Covid free by now they should be made to forfeit the match and the points.

That’s not how it works at all.
Tell you what that crack is really moreish.
17:57, Tue 7 Dec
Could be worse. This is more problematic than a football match

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18:08, Wed 8 Dec
Leicester aswell
19:51, Wed 8 Dec
Super Hans
lowercaser
Covid has been with us for nearly 2 years now and the vaccine has been available for 9 mths or more. If teams haven't worked out how to keep themselves Covid free by now they should be made to forfeit the match and the points.

That’s not how it works at all.

How does it work then? Be interesting to know how many unvaccinated Spurs players have got Covid. If it's the majority of them, then they should forfeit the match. End of. Fed up of people making excuses not to be vaccinated and then not being accountable
20:17, Wed 8 Dec
You can very much be vaccinated and get Covid. Everyone I know who has it currently or in the past few weeks is/was double jabbed
20:51, Wed 8 Dec
Le Mod
You can very much be vaccinated and get Covid. Everyone I know who has it currently or in the past few weeks is/was double jabbed

I get that and wouldn't argue with your point. However, people who have been jabbed have taken steps to reduce the chances of becoming seriously ill or passing the virus on. People who haven't been jabbed haven't taken such steps and therefore if they get Covid, they shouldn't be surprised. No vaccine is 100% effective, but reduces the chances of becoming really ill or dying. Problems seems to be a lot of footballers think they are young and fit, and therefore immune. Guess what? They ain't
12:27, Thu 9 Dec
Almost makes you wonder what is the point of having a whole squad, U23s and youth academy when you can postpone a game when you have a few first team players catch any sort of virus.

At this point, you either go ahead with the game, utilizing your whole squad, or you forfeit the game and take a 3-0 loss.

We need to learn that COVID is here to stay, we need to get on with life and live with it.

There is no such thing as stopping the spread, the spread will never stop. The virus has already shown it can mutate into different variants, like Flu does every year. As a society, we need to accept that and basically have a yearly vaccine for it like you do flu to try and minimize the impact on society and the NHS.
12:53, Thu 9 Dec
BluesPasy
Almost makes you wonder what is the point of having a whole squad, U23s and youth academy when you can postpone a game when you have a few first team players catch any sort of virus.

At this point, you either go ahead with the game, utilizing your whole squad, or you forfeit the game and take a 3-0 loss.

We need to learn that COVID is here to stay, we need to get on with life and live with it.

There is no such thing as stopping the spread, the spread will never stop. The virus has already shown it can mutate into different variants, like Flu does every year. As a society, we need to accept that and basically have a yearly vaccine for it like you do flu to try and minimize the impact on society and the NHS.


Cracking post.
It's easier to beg forgiveness than ask for permission.
13:20, Thu 9 Dec
BluesPasy
Almost makes you wonder what is the point of having a whole squad, U23s and youth academy when you can postpone a game when you have a few first team players catch any sort of virus.

We need to learn that COVID is here to stay, we need to get on with life and live with it.
13 first team players is quite alot tbh.

This isn't footballs problem to solve, its the governments. The game is cancelled cause half the first team squad are having to isolate, not because they're actually ill. Doesn't matter if 100% or 10% of the team are vaccinated.

The government need to come up with a plan to end isolation regarding Covid once a certain percentage of adults have had their 3rd jab I think. Until then we won't learn to live with it.
13:48, Thu 9 Dec
Whilst Covid will become endemic and we will just have to live it at some point, it is football's problem that vaccination rates are so low in PL football in the midst of the pandemic. They are professional athletes, surrounded by all sorts of advisors (including medical) and should know better really.

The survey published back in October said Wolves had a 100% vaccine rate and Liverpool's was 99%. Well done them. Other clubs were woefully low though and PL vaccine rates were amongst the lowest across many professional sports globally. There really is no excuse for that.
14:02, Thu 9 Dec
How can Liverpool have a 99% vaccination rate, how many players do they have?
14:33, Thu 9 Dec
81% of Prem players have received a first dose which isn't bad, the 68% double jabbed figure needs improvement though however this was 2 months ago so I'd imagine it's well over 70% now which is almost inline with the UK population.

[www.skysports.com]
14:34, Thu 9 Dec
Here Here....!!!!