Holy: Weird to Be Without Football For So Long But Health is the Most Important Thing
Friday, 20th Mar 2020 14:33
Blues keeper Tomas Holy says it’s weird being without football for such a long period but fully understands why the campaign has been suspended with fixtures now not set to resume until April 30th at the very earliest.
The Czech keeper, like the rest of the Town squad, is currently at home and says he’s spending his time “chilling” with his girlfriend and watching TV box sets.
But Holy, 28, says he’s not getting too stir crazy about being stuck in the house.
“I am quite a lazy person, I have no problem with staying home for a while doing nothing!” he told
Reflecting on the hiatus in the season, he added: “It’s weird, I have never been without football for that long. It’s so weird for me. But it is what it is. We can’t do anything about that. Health is the most important thing.
“It wouldn’t make any sense if we trained together in this situation because health is much more important.
“Football is my life, that’s all I do, that’s all that I love, so I miss it all day long. But, like I said, it is what it is and we can nothing about that, so we just have to wait for another instruction from the club and we’ll see what will happen in the next weeks.
“But if the worst thing happens and the season is called off completely I will just pack my stuff and go back home to see my family probably. But until then I’ll be here and hopefully we will be able to finish it. But we’ll see.”
Holy, who is keeping in regular contact with his family in the Czech Republic and with developments relating to the coronavirus crisis in his home country, is working on maintaining his fitness at home, preferring to stay away from gyms in the current circumstances.
“One day it’s just stretching, one day I’m doing yoga, it’s about 30 minutes, just keeping our bodies fit,” he continued.
The keeper, who joined the Blues on a free transfer after leaving Gillingham last summer, says it’s important for everyone to act responsibly during the ongoing crisis.
"Stay home if you don’t have to go somewhere,” he added. “Stay safe and be responsible to yourselves, to people around you and to other people in the town. We all have to get through this and we can only do that if we all do it together."
Meanwhile, the annual Legends of Darts academy fundraiser featuring Keith Deller and Colin Lloyd scheduled April 21st is the latest event to have been postponed. Town say the evening will be rearranged.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 270 bloggers
Lambert's Goals Take Town to the Top by clivebleedingthomas
The summer of 1974 had been an anxious period for Town fans. Will he or won’t he leave us? That question hung over us as uncertainty grew about Bobby Robson’s future. Don Revie had left Leeds to take up the England job and Bobby was seen as his likely successor.
And Along Came Jim by Moggasknockdown
Life without football is a funny old thing. Currently, in these most testing of times, the idea of missing football might seem like a triviality, an inconsequential itch amidst an existential crisis. Many of us miss the routine of it, the communality and regularity of it.
City Floored by Brilliant Viljoen by clivebleedingthomas
My father, Owen Sturley Nunn, known as 'Bob' to his many friends at Portman Road, kept an archive of newspaper reports of notable Town matches. I inherited the archive upon his death in 1987 and continued to keep reports of noteworthy games.
The Way Back From Here Will Be Long, But There is a Way by SomethingBlue
It's a delicate situation now, perhaps an existential one. People need to stay engaged, focused and angry – which I know isn't easy to do given the endless stream of kicks in the teeth. But articulated vocally and consistently – which hasn't ever happened yet – it will have an effect in time.
Scapegoats by bbg
A lot of blame gets thrown about on this site and on other media with owner, manager and players on the receiving end. I haven't seen too many posts where supporters have taken the blame for the current predicament, because you had a massive role in it.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]