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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas 12:52 - Dec 21 with 603 viewsMunichBlue

I know the old arguments of a winter break have been going on for years and years but in light of all the teams that have players and staff with Corona wouldn't it make sense to have a 3 week winter / Corona break this year?
If we started today that would mean 4 matches. Since we are more than likely going to have to miss 2 anyway why not just make the pause and have everyone self quarantine for those 3 weeks?
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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 12:54 - Dec 21 with 585 viewsjayessess

Might never re-start at this rate!

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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:02 - Dec 21 with 549 viewsNthsuffolkblue

The season is being paused for those that have to. To pause it for those that don't is only going to mean even fewer matches are played.

However, it is not going to be long before a team that has already called off 3 games will have to call off 3 more and there are going to be some teams with an impossible fixture pile up.

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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:05 - Dec 21 with 544 viewsjayessess

Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:02 - Dec 21 by Nthsuffolkblue

The season is being paused for those that have to. To pause it for those that don't is only going to mean even fewer matches are played.

However, it is not going to be long before a team that has already called off 3 games will have to call off 3 more and there are going to be some teams with an impossible fixture pile up.


Just checked and we've still got 11 empty Tuesdays between now and the end of the Season, so there's still plenty of scope to pile up fixtures for the moment.

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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:17 - Dec 21 with 514 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:05 - Dec 21 by jayessess

Just checked and we've still got 11 empty Tuesdays between now and the end of the Season, so there's still plenty of scope to pile up fixtures for the moment.


3 of those are in January and 3 in February so, if we don't start rearranging fixtures before the end of February, there will only be 5. Some clubs have up to 2 matches in hand on us too. If every 10 day isolation period leads to the loss of 2 or 3 matches, you only have to factor in a couple of matches lost to bad weather or other unexpected circumstances and those dates are soon filled. I am not sure many clubs would accept playing Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or similar in order to get the season done.

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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:26 - Dec 21 with 496 viewsjayessess

Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:17 - Dec 21 by Nthsuffolkblue

3 of those are in January and 3 in February so, if we don't start rearranging fixtures before the end of February, there will only be 5. Some clubs have up to 2 matches in hand on us too. If every 10 day isolation period leads to the loss of 2 or 3 matches, you only have to factor in a couple of matches lost to bad weather or other unexpected circumstances and those dates are soon filled. I am not sure many clubs would accept playing Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or similar in order to get the season done.


So, probably space for 3 more isolation periods. Plus you could make another 2 game days by extending the season by a week.

We can't have had more than 1 or 2 games cancelled due to weather or anything else in the last decade, surely?

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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 13:59 - Dec 21 with 448 viewsGeoffSentence

Because there is just as much chance of games being postponed after those 3 weeks are up due to corona. So we have a backlog of games that would have been played during the break and a backlog of games postponed for covid. We need as much time as possible to play.

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Why dont they pause the season for 3 Weeks over Xmas on 14:06 - Dec 22 with 274 viewsMunichBlue

Good to see Mat Byard is reading the forum...
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