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Leicester City, EURO 2020, La Liga, And Portugal – Latest On The Coronavirus’s Impact On Football

There have been a couple of updates recently involving football both in Europe and England that may impact Newcastle and some of our internationals.

The first of which involves Leicester City. Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that a few players are showing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. They are being isolated from the rest of the squad as a precaution.

This is significant due to the following statement the Chronicle has published which is attributed to the Premier League.

“The first team environment is especially crucial: an outbreak affecting the first team of just one club could make completing the season very difficult to achieve.”

There is also the following revelation from L’Equipe about this summer’s European Championships likely being postponed until 2021. There is a meeting scheduled for next Tuesday when the fate of the Euros, Champions League, and Europa League will be decided.

Also, today it was announced that Real Madrid’s squad have been sent home to self-quarantine after a member of the club’s basketball team tested positive for the virus. La Liga have subsequently announced that the league will suspend activities for two weeks.

The top two divisions in Portugal have also been indefinitely suspended. So they join Spain and Italy in halting games to try and contain the virus.

Major League Soccer has also suspended their season for 30 days.

It looks almost a certainty now that the Premier League will be affected in some capacity. It will likely start with games being played in empty stadiums, but we could also see the league postponed while we deal with this virus.

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14 comments so far

  • toon22

    Mar 12, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Hiya JIB

    Were sick of Jabba and his goons

  • Jib

    Mar 12, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Hiya Mr Tuff/toon22
    You were ?
    You love him now ?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 12, 2020 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Can’t see the construction industry closing down.

    Health and safety are just two words they tell you about during induction, after that if you say it three times your thrown off site.

    It’s just something else to joke about.

    We’ll just graft through it, made of tough stuff, a cold won’t stop us.

    Wheres me lemsip?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 12, 2020 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #4


  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 12, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Even Forest Gump couldn’t outrun Coronavirus

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 12, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    If we’re doing the Alts thing again, Munster is Michael Owen.

    Two peas in a pod, nowt decent to say about Nufc, loves to slate and wind up the fans, no fan of Rafa and knows naff all about football.

    Every time Owen is on TV I half expect him to speak with a Irish Accent.

  • toon22

    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #8


    Both parties are appealing to the Supreme Court

  • toon22

    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9


    Undisclosed Payments


  • Online Guy

    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10


    It’s shameful that you shun well meant advice on how to avoid upsetting other writers here .

    Why don’t you actually listen and take it in and try such like ? It will help you in that people will take you seriously when you post .

    As for calling people childish names in a fashion that a school kid would regret later , you calling someone a bellend, dear me , resorting to that kind of disrespecting language towards others not to mention telling folks to Fk off, as you resort to with alarming regularity, is the language of the mentally challenged when they resort to insult when they know they are losing the …in your case argument, and losing the plot.

    The language of the defeated does not look good and certainly does not sit well on Eds website, it shows a lack of respect for Ed and what he wants his website to be , a friendly place where we share our thoughts on all things Newcastle United and generally get along .

    You are causing argument every day because of your daily Rafa digs..knowing your going to kick off trouble as Rafa supporters know what your doing and so do you.

    You owe me an apology but I will forgo that apology if you just take my advice and stop upsetting others who have not forgot what Rafa Benitez gave to Newcastle United.

    Have some respect Munster cease the daily Rafa slurs.

  • Online Guy

    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Mr Tuff

    Well said previous page Sir .

  • hibbit

    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #13

    that guy is flying from Ed’s home town,

    British musician Kevin Knowle flying out of Raleigh Durham airport in North Carolina to the UK

  • DaveD1000

    Mar 12, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Froggy it has been going 4 years bud


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