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Report – Government Considering Measures To Allow Supporters To Return By Christmas

There is a shock report from The Telegraph claiming that the Government is considering options to allow fans back at football stadiums by Christmas.

According to the report, the likeliest scenario would be a few thousand fans attending matches in low infection-risk areas. So it would not be a uniform measure for all clubs.

The Premier League had done extensive work in trying to get fans back to stadiums before Covid-19’s second wave put that notion to rest. It is a bit of a surprise that this is even being considered at the moment.

With the strict measures that have been put in place for the second wave, it seems highly unlikely that the Government will go through with this plan. Especially as positive cases continue to rise.

This past week was also the worst for coronavirus cases among EPL players and staff. The latest round of testing revealed 16 positive tests eclipsing the past high mark of 10 from late September.

This is a statement from the league on the recent uptick in cases:

“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 9 November and Sunday 15 November, 1,207 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.

“Of these, there were 16 new positive tests. Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.”

The return of supporters by Christmas just doesn’t seem like a realistic proposition considering the ultra-cautious path taken so far. It seems far more likely that this will be an entire season without fans than having even a handful return by the end of the year.

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49 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #41

    After giving yesterday’s info time to soak in my view is….

    The legal dispute the club is having is over whether the PIF and Saudi are separate.

    The letter to me says theres nothing to answer as a decision hasn’t been made on the takeover.

    The PL haven’t rejected the deal so there’s no case there.

    I really can’t see how this can be resolved, the PL is a independent body, everyone in the world can claim their separate entities but that doesn’t mean the PL has to accept it.

    Its seems we’re still stuck at the same cross roads!

  • Mund

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #42

    Pool don’t like what you strange man?

    I don’t need you to confirm to me if I’m a bully or not I couldn’t care less what you think as it’s normally misery anyways and your a nobody to me. I’m a respectful person on here and in the real world unlike you cronies but saying that half the stuff you all spout you wouldn’t have the balls to say it in the real world, you are well protected behind your screens.

  • Mund

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #43

    The legal case is to get an answer as they still haven’t given one.

  • Dondatta13

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #44

    Sorry OP… But one of the worlds leading sports QC believes the PL have a case to answer.

    Time will tell where the chips will fall.

  • HpoolMag

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #45

    Hey Mund a veiled threat spoken like a true bully

  • Mund

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #46

    Pool perspective is a beautiful thing

  • Adamn_92

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #47

    My guess is that the legal case is to question why the league felt the evidence provided by the consortium to show PIF and the state are seperate, was not adequate for them. They could then pry this question further by suggesting outside influences against the deal, asking to see evidence of any outside correspondence surrounding the deal and bring that into question. Which would coincide with questioning why no decision has been made by the league yet. Again questioning whether any outside influences are making the league not accept the deal.

    With his reputation I don’t think De Marco would accept the case if he didn’t believe Newcastle/Ashley had a strong one. Why would he take on the league and risk losing a case when he has such a good track record?

  • Dondatta13

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #48

    Strange fact I heard on T*lkSport today…

    Harry Kane has managed to score an international goal on everyday of the week except on a Wednesday!

  • triggerman

    Nov 18, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #49

    Fish n chips day Wednesday


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