Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by S-H » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:10 am

Just seen Neville and spit the dog on SSN, from last nights game, criticising teams for wanting games called off..

Spit: " every team has done it"

Erm, no they haven't..

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Rays Rock » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:17 am

I personally think it benefits us every time a rival stacks up their fixture list. It also goes to confirm who the biggest touchline liars and cheats are. No surprise to see Klopp using such bullshitery, and Arteta seems to be becoming quite a disturbed individual with every passing day.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by e17 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:43 am

The Old Man of Storr wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:56 pm
We've supposedly got 2 out with Covid yet we don't ask for a cancellation - how on earth can Arsenal justify this ?????????????
They’ve spent the last twenty years with old chums like David Dein being some of the most popular lads amongst the golf jumper and 18 holes brigade. These sort of connections and friendships were allegedly pivotal in landing Hodgson the England job back in the day.

I’m sure they won’t get any iffy decision go their way TOMOS, just as I’m sure their cup numbers aren’t weirdly beneficial every single time there’s a 3rd and 4th round draw.

Funny thing is it never makes any really difference anyway. But still : truly loathsome football club

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by e17 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:44 am

Rays Rock wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:17 am
I personally think it benefits us every time a rival stacks up their fixture list. It also goes to confirm who the biggest touchline liars and cheats are. No surprise to see Klopp using such bullshitery, and Arteta seems to be becoming quite a disturbed individual with every passing day.
Arteta looks like the sort of bloke you wouldn’t want as a neighbour

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by e17 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:46 am

f*** you Arsenal, for making me want Spurs to win a game.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by PF. » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:08 am

e17 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:44 am
Arteta looks like the sort of bloke you wouldn’t want as a neighbour
Yup. Going back to our match when he rolled his injured player back on to the pitch.

I mean, what type of manager does that? I’d understand if it was a young player, but a manager of a premier league football team? Disgraceful behaviour.

At least he’s at the right club.

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Post by e17 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:15 am

Artrta is a perfect storm of cuntishness - thinks he’s the heir to Pep and the horrible football that entails (the template of niggly little fowls and begging for cards first half, domination through wealth and resources by full time - horrible football throughout), managing a club that, if anyone every doubts how loathsome and poisonous they are, remember that this is the club that managed to begat Arsene Wenger believing himself to be some sort of messiah figure who could force supporters into wanting an annual World Cup.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Billydinho » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:24 am

The hypocrisy of Spurs to moan about it when they did exactly the same thing when Conte came in and they were a shambles.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Albie Beck » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:02 am

wolf359 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:26 am
Won't work, what about the ones you've sold, do they return for the games?
I suggested this a couple of weeks back. In light of the Woods transfer it would be hilarious seeing him have to return to turn out for a random game in Burnley colours in February :D

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Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:05 am

Albie Beck wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:02 am
I suggested this a couple of weeks back. In light of the Woods transfer it would be hilarious seeing him have to return to turn out for a random game in Burnley colours in February :D
If your squad is so thin you can't fulfill fixtures you probably shouldn't be selling players, or loaning two players out cough Arsenal cough.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by ironilunga » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:09 am

NWhammer wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:27 pm
Refuse their request and see what team they put out.
I shan’t believe Arteta’s claims of a depleated squad until I see seaman on the goal line and Woodcock lining up next to Saka.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by hammers92 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:10 am

To play devils advocate, don’t Arsenal have a point in expecting their game to be postponed? The league have allowed others to flout the rules and make it up as they go along so I can see the logic in Arsenal thinking “well if they can get away with it, f*** it.”

The Premier League have opened the box and now it can’t be closed.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Albie Beck » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:12 am

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:05 am


If your squad is so thin you can't fulfill fixtures you probably shouldn't be selling players, or loaning two players out cough Arsenal cough.
Quite right. There are two separate issues though: one is obviously the shithousery of which Arsenal are masters, especially under Helmet-head. The other is the distortion caused by postponing games beyond the window so squads are strengthened or depleted. The PL should have got a grip but the "integrity of the competition" only runs one way.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by aaronhammer » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:18 am

You can see what will happen. The league will move the goalposts soon to say teams have to play regardless - even if it’s the kids - after all these teams have got away with postponed games, only for us to get a genuine outbreak immediately after they make the change.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by S-H » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:22 am

Assume if it goes ahead, Arsenal will play a complete youth side..

They couldn't possibly field a team with regular first team players.. if they all have 'covid' could they..

Make them play it, call their bluff.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:30 am

As much as I hate Arsenal and Arteta you can't blame them for trying, AFCoN was given as one of the reasons for Leicester's postponement so why not chance it themselves?

They've seen Man Utd, Tottenham and Liverpool game the system.

That being said, there needs to be a minimum COVID requirement for these postponements, one case is a joke.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Albie Beck » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:45 am

No surprise clubs are trying it on - they've been encouraged to. But you can rely on Arsenal to take it to an extra level.

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by hammer1975 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:48 am

It’s all building up to a situation where we have every senior player bar David Martin out with COVID at the exact point that the powers-that-be decide not to grant any more postponements and we’re the first club to be told to get on with it (with genuine cause).

A lot of reporting starting to suggest that some of the latest requests aren’t justified but implying the earlier requests were perfectly valid (implied anyway). Am I the only one who thinks the Man Utd and spurs decisions should have been more robustly challenged (and we may not be in this mess)?

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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by Tarte Encore » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:50 am

Moyes won't entertain asking for postponements if at all possible because as of Saturday 26/2 (Wolves at home) and if we navigate past Kidderminster in FAC4, we're back to 2 games a week for the entirety of March as FAC5 is being played midweek on top of our UEL commitments.
If we progress to the FACQFs then Tottenham away will need rescheduling anyway.
Unless covid rips through the squad at some point we'll honour every single fixture in their designated slots and contest any requested cancellations by any opponent in those fixtures.
Moyes wasn't over the moon when Norwich pulled the plug. He's looking months ahead. Quite right too.
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Re: Is now a good time for the season to be suspended?

Post by prophet:marginal » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:52 am

S-H wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:22 am
Assume if it goes ahead, Arsenal will play a complete youth side..

They couldn't possibly field a team with regular first team players.. if they all have 'covid' could they..

Make them play it, call their bluff.

:wink:
They're so full of faux-outrage, anyway, they'd need the Fire Brigade outside to avoid full stadium combustion.

It's a difficult challenge, but their coach, players and fans are making them as dislikable as Liverpool Football Club :shock:

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