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 delbert » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:35 am

funky chicken wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:07 am
So, that’s all our competitors for a top 7 place; let alone for 4th place now having at least 1 game in hand.

They really are scared of us, aren’t they? :wink:
That's cos we're massive........ :smiler:

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

Post by e17 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:00 pm

funky chicken wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:07 am
So, that’s all our competitors for a top 7 place; let alone for 4th place now having at least 1 game in hand.

They really are scared of us, aren’t they? :wink:
I’d be appalled and ashamed if I was a Goonslag. Imagine knowing your manager bottled it against Spurs so badly that he had to cowardly use Covid protocols to get out of playing them?

He’s a creepy looking bloke anyway, but wouldn’t be able to look my family in the mirror if I was Arteta. Paid a fortune but not good enough to win with a few youth and a limited facilities, and clearly couldn’t give a f*** about his own paying punters.

I know a couple of Arsenal STH’s who are livid about the timing and manner of all this - you don’t come back from a decision like this

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

Post by RaddyKovac » Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:42 pm

Cowardly is absolutely the right word for some of these so-called big clubs with limitless resources begging for matches to be abandoned with only one covid case in their squad.

I'm proud of Moyes for not playing that sordid little game.

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

Post by fmgod » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:15 pm

Bunch of absolute weapons



Basically life lesson, if you can get away with it, do it...according to Micah Richards

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

Post by the pink palermo » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:28 pm

Doible proud of our club for not calling games off.

Arsenal should be ashamed.

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Post by e17 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:35 pm

Always like Micah on MOTD

Comes across as an absolute entitled helmet here

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

Post by fmgod » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:35 pm

Arsenal sell and loan out out today....

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

Post by sutts07 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:39 pm

Spurs now have four games to catch up on, Arsenal two and counting, you'd assume they might have to miss more than just one if they do have covid in the camp.

We looked leggy and stretched as a result of all the games we have had to play over the past two months, this will be turned on it's head in the run in when we are playing once a week but Spurs and Arsenal have to try and get their games played.

Really hope there is a complete fixture pile up that bites these clubs in the backside and they have to play two or three times a week for the final month of the season.

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

Post by sendô » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:44 pm

e17 wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:00 pm
I’d be appalled and ashamed if I was a Goonslag.
Except none of the are. Gooner in my office this morning who is generally reasonable and level headed cannot see what is wrong with what they did because "Liverpool did it before us".

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

Post by wolf359 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:47 pm

Another request - Burnley tomorrow as expected.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60028973

Burnley has requested Tuesday's Premier League game at home against Watford be postponed because of a high number of injuries and Covid-19 cases in the squad.

The fixture was originally due to be played in December but was called off because of an outbreak at Watford.

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

Post by e17 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:14 pm

Dyche hates his teams playing football so this is hardly surprising

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

Post by paulhs1 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:18 pm

the pink palermo wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:28 pm
Doible proud of our club for not calling games off.

Arsenal should be ashamed.
Agree in part and I think that its shameful what Arsenal and some of the other clubs have done.

But I do wonder if the ruthlessness of Arteta, Conte and others will see a reward at the end of the season in terms of league table positions.

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

Post by e17 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:37 pm

I bet it keeps Newcastle up

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

Post by fmgod » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:12 pm



It's just so corrupt and cheating

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

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:22 pm

EFL (who run the Carabao Cup) have different rules to the Premier League
They include more youngsters in the 'available' players (not those who have made a league appearance this season)

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

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:24 pm

sendô wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:44 pm
Except none of the are. Gooner in my office this morning who is generally reasonable and level headed cannot see what is wrong with what they did because "Liverpool did it before us".
\It probably depends on whether they go to matches or not
The group of Arsenal season ticket holders I know are well pissed off with it all and think they should have played

The Premier League have had a mare with all of this

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Post by e17 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:41 pm

Now confirmed that Burnley have sacked off their next game too due to injuries and lack of players.

Selling them to relegation rivals is OK though despite already not having enough.

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

Post by Believer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:03 am

sutts07 wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:39 pm


Really hope there is a complete fixture pile up that bites these clubs in the backside and they have to play two or three times a week for the final month of the season.
Unfortunately it won’t bite them though as neither are in Europe and Arsenal have no FA Cup. At least one of those 2 will most probably get top 4 now when both looked likely to miss out. It is a disgrace that teams have been able to manipulate the way they have.

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

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:46 am

Of course it might bite them
Instead of having only one game a week, they will have to fit midweek games in somewhere. This will create additional problems for them, especially if they have injuries later in the season

Interestingly, Bielsa said they didn't ask for an postponement vs us as they knew they didn't meet the criteria laid down by the league - they have a lot of young players who have played this season and who are deemed available

They also take into consideration the impact of Covid on the overall squad, so if the training ground has to close (like it did for SPurs), then this is taken into consideration

Again, it really all boils down to the Premier League making a flawed set of rules and dealing with requests on 'an individual basis' - IMHO every young player above a certain age (i.e 17) should be included in what is considered available

Personally, i don't think that players should be forced to miss the game just because they have a positive test. Some of them will be fine to play (and yes, i do appreciate the risk of of transmission but there is a risk to players health/fitness everytime they go on the pitch)

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

Post by sendô » Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:51 am

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:24 pm
\It probably depends on whether they go to matches or not
The group of Arsenal season ticket holders I know are well pissed off with it all and think they should have played

The Premier League have had a mare with all of this
He's got a season ticket, he goes all the time.

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