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Lambert: We May Have to Accept Behind-Closed-Doors Games
Monday, 6th Apr 2020 15:03

Boss Paul Lambert concedes that the 2019/20 season may have to be completed behind closed doors, even if he is far from a fan of games being played without supporters present.

Earlier today, it was reported that there are proposals to restart the season in June with matches played behind closed doors.

“There are a few reasons this season has to finish,” Lambert told the club site.

“For us, we have a good chance to be involved in the promotion race and for football in general, there are too many questions left to answer for the season to be null and void.

“In an ideal world, we will finish the season with supporters in stadiums. The timescale is the problem, we just don’t know when we will be able to start again.

“We may have to accept that we play behind closed doors when the season resumes. I don’t like that.

“Football is for the fans and I can guarantee you that it won’t feel the same if you are winning games and lifting trophies if there are no fans there.

“Liverpool have waited 30 years to win the league. Imagine them celebrating at Anfield with no one there.

“People’s lives are more important than football though and if it means we have to go down the closed doors route, we will just have to accept it.”  

The Blues, 10th in League One, seven points off the play-offs, have eight games left to play, five at home, three away.


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Bergholt_Blue added 15:11 - Apr 6
What will he say in his press conference if he can’t talk about the fans to cover up for his terrible management?
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JaySwitch added 15:22 - Apr 6
Lifting trophies 🤣🤣🤣
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slade1 added 15:23 - Apr 6
Would season ticket holders get the games on ifollow for free?
I think that was talked about before?
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IpswichTownNL added 15:47 - Apr 6
Pretty sure Lamberts management is best suited to be kept behind closed doors. Forever.
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ArnieM added 16:13 - Apr 6
I’d suggested this might be the only course of action nearly a month ago.

Interesting that they are planning for June (hopefully) and that even at that point gatherings of people is still being viewed as unlikely It seems, which makes me seriously wonder how next season will be affected going forwards.

Stay safe people 🌈
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therein61 added 16:39 - Apr 6
Seems to be the only way if the season is to be completed, Be safe all on twtd and your families.
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TractorRoyNo1 added 17:15 - Apr 6
Players to keep 2m apart? Player A catches it from Player B - court case.
Team A has 5 out with virus, Team B has full squad - court case!
Total bollox!
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TractorRoyNo1 added 17:16 - Apr 6
Paper, scissors, stone - anyone?
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ericclacton added 17:27 - Apr 6
Emyr Hooos is still walking off the pitch after the last game.
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OwainG1992 added 18:23 - Apr 6
Promotion hopes? Good one Lambo!
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runningout added 19:13 - Apr 6
If they are willing to play behind closed doors with so many lives been/being lost. I for one will debate with myself desire for the game
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Carberry added 22:27 - Apr 6
Ridiculous story, he's said all this before, must be missing the limelight.
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Dissboyitfc added 12:32 - Apr 7
I nearly agreed with all he said, but then he got to point of us winning games and lifting trophies, not a snowballs chance in hell of that happening!

just imagine watching Wembley empty, wont be us of course but will be very strange!

I agree that when safe to do so the season must finish!
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r2d2 added 13:40 - Apr 7
Us winning trophies?! Not with Lambert in charge.
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essextractorboy93 added 16:03 - Apr 7
Season has to be completed but unfortunately I think it will be behind closed doors.

Stay safe people
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JCTractorboy added 19:52 - Apr 7
Where does he mention we’ll be lifting trophies? Clearly means for those who are going to be lifting trophies... he references Liverpool in sentence after.
Not that it matters in the grand scale of things. Just making the point.
Said before I believe current season has to finish whenever that may be.
Just my opinion, may not be possible.
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JCTractorboy added 19:55 - Apr 7
Oops my bad. Does mention us being in a promotion race haha!
Deluded
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Razor added 09:46 - Apr 8
running out-----yes I have to agree with you, how can we even contemplate playing football with hundreds of lives being lost everyday?
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