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Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by UEA_Hornet, Mar 6, 2020.


Which game do we fans get banned from first?

  1. It’ll never happen. The virus will wipe out everyone before that.

  2. Leicester (H)

  3. Burnley (A)

  4. Southampton (H)

  5. Chelsea (A)

  6. Norwich (H)

  7. Newcastle (H)

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  8. West Ham (A)

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  9. Man City (H)

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  10. Arsenal (A)

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  11. First match 20/21 season

  1. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    Yeah you're right cus they are proper big clubs that "should" be in the top division!
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Sheff Utd away. No date for it yet.
  3. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I absolutely would dispute Liverpool being awarded the title. Maybe controversial, but I’d be against them being given the title even if they mathematically win it but don’t complete 38 games.
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    They will do their best to get games played behind closed doors for as long as possible and thrn delay the season.

    Guess the issue is the European Championships?

    Presume teams won't be going on world wide Pre-season tours this summer !?
  5. Not yet but 2 months to go in their and our season. By that time we will all know or know of someone who has it.
  6. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    If the current season is voided, could Bury return? Effectively they won’t have been expelled...
  7. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Next you will be saying that VAR never happened :p
  8. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    Surely the easy answer in the PL are the PL rules that all clubs sign up to? If the games are suspended for 60 days the season is null and void.

    The problems come from the Football League, unless they have similar rules
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  9. I think stop it now, have playoffs for relegation and promotion. Would love to see Liverpool beaten 1-0 in "the final" by Man C and therefore not winning the league. Salah etc all head off in the summer and their chance has gone....
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I had a cursory look at the PL handbook when you posted that earlier and couldn't find a reference to it in the competition rules. Where did you hear this?
  11. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    We will see.
  12. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    And maybe Deulofeu's knee problem goes away too and we get Javi Gracia back.
  13. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    I saw it mentioned on another site and assumed it was a given. I’ll have a look and see if it’s wrong
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  14. We can check VAR for 100% confirmation on that.
  15. Yes, we will.
  16. Do you think we could reset as far back at 17th May 2019 ?
  17. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I’d rather not.
  18. I'm sure we'd win if we had another chance. Either that or become sole record holders.
  19. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Take the betting odds.

    Do a representational draw.

    If Watford are four time more likely to survive than Norwich, then they have a 1/4 of the balls in the hat Norich do.

    Pick the three relgated teams.
    Pick the three promoted teams.
    Have a play off between them.
  20. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    That's just silly, you might as well just decide it all on the betting odds without bothering with the draw, given that the chances would be exactly the same.
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  21. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Move the Euro's until next summer then continue the leagues when it is safe to do so. Obviously if this goes on for a very long time then that's a very different story. I don't see how you can promote/relegate sides without completing the season. I would cancel the European competitions now. There are no fans at a lot of these games now and football in my view is all about the fans (I know it's not but it used to be and I like to hark back to the good old days) so what's the point.
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  23. Yes this.
    The problem will come when players get the virus and clubs can't field a team due to players in isolation. Up until then I'm sure TV money will dictate that games continue but with no fans. Only issue with that is that fans seem to be congregating outside the grounds in some cases.
  24. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    It was a joke.
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  25. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Oh bugger!
  26. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Not 10, but I am a very attractive 34 yr old male, with a wife and 2 sons, you interested?
  27. We need a "Dating" or "Lonely hearts" thread.
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  28. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Sadly you're probably right
  29. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    I really do not understand why people go to a football ground when they have no chance of getting into the game. What do they do, stand outside watching on their phones? complete madness.
  30. I see the BBC footy page currently has a clickable link on ladies footy entitled "Is it time for lionesses to "unleash" Nobbs". Interesting response to the virus.
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  31. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    I wonder if UEFA are regretting scheduling the Euros to be held in 12 (I think) different countries?
  32. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Should be put back a year right now to take the pressure off countries finishing their leagues
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  33. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    'Winky' emoji required! ;)
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  34. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    With postponements already trickling in without widespread quarantines being implemented across most countries, I feel it's more likely than not that the Premier League season will end up being abandoned at this point.

    I fully expect to see black humour submissions of "Coronavirus" for our POTS if that happens.
    Otter likes this.
  35. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    It could be extended into next season and an abbreviated 2020/21 season played. It's all up in the air but sport should take a secondary role in such times. The vulnerable is what we should be looking out for.

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