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Airfixx

Death to petro-murder-ball sports-washing.
Bad rule setting by the EPL. They didn't make the distinction between Covid and available players. Leicester taking the piss enabled by the poor wording by the epl

Have they even published the upshot of their meeting a few weeks back then?


I thought it had been left entirely contentious with no distinct statement of policy......

But yes EPL ultimately to blame.
 
This whole debacle further highlights the need for the FA to really crack the whip on some of these utterly ridiculous postponements when a teams tea lady etc tests positive.
If you have 11 fit players and lads from the u23s to supplement the bench, you play the match. End fucking off.
There are blatantly teams trying to cheat the system at this point.

Look at those dickheads at Palace the other week, trying to cancel our match at the 11th hour, throwing fans plans into chaos and then they rock on with a full strength team? There should have been repercussions for them for that too.
 
This whole debacle further highlights the need for the FA to really crack the whip on some of these utterly ridiculous postponements when a teams tea lady etc tests positive.
If you have 11 fit players and lads from the u23s to supplement the bench, you play the match. End fucking off.
There are blatantly teams trying to cheat the system at this point.

Look at those dickheads at Palace the other week, trying to cancel our match at the 11th hour, throwing fans plans into chaos and then they rock on with a full strength team? There should have been repercussions for them for that too.
EPL not FA, FA have stricter rules hence Leicester played FA Cup and postponed the Everton game.
 

Airfixx

Death to petro-murder-ball sports-washing.


Tbh blame the EFL...... If they're putting themselves in a position where the testing proceedure (irrespective of results) isn't certified legit before acting then that's their own shortcoming.

Same as the EPL blatantly allowing clubs to abuse the cancellations to navigate injury and AFCON issues


Now compare with how strict UEFA were with us over Rennes.
 

Guido 🇺🇦

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Tbh blame the EFL...... If they're putting themselves in a position where the testing proceedure (irrespective of results) isn't certified legit before acting then that's their own shortcoming.

Same as the EPL blatantly allowing clubs to abuse the cancellations to navigate injury and AFCON issues


Now compare with how strict UEFA were with us over Rennes.
Agree. And I've lost track of what one of our games was when we had our outbreak, but we didn't name any names but did make a statement that a number of players had returned a positive test but were awaiting results of the 2nd. We also confirmed (may have even been another occurrence to the above) that we had players who were confirmed negative on the 2nd test (showing false positives - those players, along with the team played).
 
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Of the 20 teams in the Premier League, if you had to pick one team that would look to abuse Covid protocols I think the overwhelming majority would have picked these.

Standard behaviour for them.
 
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