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That would be the ultimate P**s take if two teams could pick and choose when they want to play us but Tranmere we’re forced to play there game the other week with youth players
 

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That would be the ultimate P**s take if two teams could pick and choose when they want to play us but Tranmere we’re forced to play there game the other week with youth players
Tranmere decided to play their game, pretty much out of spite, to make a point to the EFL who they're still having arguments with over issues relating to the end of last season and other events that followed.

But the inconsistency continues -
Accrington called their game off tomorrow due to 8 cases.
Notts County have withdrawn from the FA Cup due to positive cases amongst their club.
York City's next two games are off due to one positive case.

Yet Barnet intend to play despite a handful of positive cases their.
 

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if the match is postponed, I hope it is rescheduled for next year when there is a small chance fans will be allowed in to watch. It also probably helps us as well with all the injuries we currently have,
 

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The big home match for this season. Let's make it 8 in a row, the confidence should be back and if Atkinson is fit to play we should be able to rub those 6-fingered Homo Sapiens into the ground.
Malc
Are you saying we haven’t lost to the scum for seven games? Which is correct
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We haven’t beaten them seven in a row, because I’m sure we drew with them in some tin pot game

Someone must know
 

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At some point there needs to be firm rules about this. You can’t have a world where one club has four or five positive cases one week and plays regardless, and another has four or five cases the next and calls it off.

Whether it’s sensible to be carrying on playing football or not in the current climate is a separate issue - if it IS going to carry on then there has to be firm rules on numbers of cases, and something that says you need X to be able to postpone a fixture, otherwise you just have to live with it and carry on. They need consistency, otherwise the fixture list is just going to fall to pieces over the next 2/3 months, to the point that it hugely handicaps some clubs versus others. You’re going to get to February and have some clubs ten games behind others, and playing three games a week for three months just to try to finish on time.

Either stop the season as the number of cases continue to rise - which is not slowing down any time soon - or figure out what the exact rules on numbers are and get the games played.
 

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Malc
Are you saying we haven’t lost to the scum for seven games? Which is correct
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We haven’t beaten them seven in a row, because I’m sure we drew with them in some tin pot game

Someone must know
Wasn’t a first team fixture as the under 21 teams entered at this point so weakened side was put out
 

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According to the rules the game must go ahead. If it’s postponed, its a KR decision.
 

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It must go ahead, only 2 players have it ffs and the tests came back this morning so nobody else is at risk.
 

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At some point there needs to be firm rules about this. You can’t have a world where one club has four or five positive cases one week and plays regardless, and another has four or five cases the next and calls it off.

Whether it’s sensible to be carrying on playing football or not in the current climate is a separate issue - if it IS going to carry on then there has to be firm rules on numbers of cases, and something that says you need X to be able to postpone a fixture, otherwise you just have to live with it and carry on. They need consistency, otherwise the fixture list is just going to fall to pieces over the next 2/3 months, to the point that it hugely handicaps some clubs versus others. You’re going to get to February and have some clubs ten games behind others, and playing three games a week for three months just to try to finish on time.

Either stop the season as the number of cases continue to rise - which is not slowing down any time soon - or figure out what the exact rules on numbers are and get the games played.

Yeah. Like before a ball is even kicked you'd have thought.

Absolutely shocking neglect.
 

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What are the rules?
They must field a side. Same thing happened at Tranmere a couple of weeks ago. Same thing happened with Crewe but we rightfully chose not to play as the postive player travelled on the day. Days notice means there’s no reason it can’t be played according to EFL
 

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“Do you have 14 fit and available players over the age of 18, so that you can name a minimum of a starting 11 and three subs?”

“Yes.”

“Are two of them goalkeepers?”

“Yes.”

“Enjoy your game.”
 

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alkmaar missed 13 players due to covid and won away at napoli yesterday. A number of youth team players played.
 

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I just hope the club call it off today rather than tomorrow.
 
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