Fleetwood Game Postponed
Thursday, 31st Dec 2020 13:32
Town’s game at Fleetwood on Monday is now off due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests at the home club.
In a statement on their website the Lancastrian club confirmed that their next two matches, against the Blues and Sunderland a week on Saturday, are now off.
“The club has advised the EFL that it is unable to fulfil the fixtures following several positive COVID-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and government guidance in order to mitigate against the risk of further infection.
“The circumstances surrounding the postponement will now be the subject of an investigation in accordance with EFL regulations.”
Yesterday, it was announced that the match would move from Saturday to Monday to give the five Town players who returned to training on Wednesday longer to recover and get up to speed, but those plans have now been abandoned due to positive the tests in the Fleetwood squad.
The Blues have now had four games in a row postponed due to Covid-19. The away game at Peterborough scheduled for Saturday 19th December, the Boxing Day home match with Northampton, the trip to AFC Wimbledon which was set for Tuesday and now the match at Highbury.
Town last played on Tuesday 15th December when they beat Burton 2-1 at home with their next scheduled match the home game against Swindon on Saturday 9th January, which is being shown live on Sky with a 5.30pm kick-off, the first of 28 league fixtures to be played before the season’s end currently set for Saturday 8th May.
New dates for the postponed fixtures will be announced in due course with the Northampton match already rescheduled for Tuesday 16th February as long as the Cobblers don't make the semi-finals of the Papa John's Trophy.
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|OwainG1992 added 13:36 - Dec 31|
Surely we need to just have a break again.
Stop it for maybe a month.
Otherwise this season is going to go on and on all year.
|alfromcol added 14:00 - Dec 31|
EFL are relying on herd-immunity taking effect. ie the day when all EFL players have contracted the disease. Probably won't be long, when social distancing is impossible, before, during and after games.
|Wooly74 added 14:01 - Dec 31|
It’s becoming a farce, end the season now and start again after mass vacations have been performed. The clubs aren’t making any money anyway to keep operating!
|DebsyAngel added 14:41 - Dec 31|
Didn't need Nostradamus to predict that one! I said it would be off just last night!
|BettyBlue added 15:51 - Dec 31|
The end of another season, and fortunately thanks to Paul Lambert we are 7th so won't be involved in the play-offs .
You'd think there would be someone at the club learning from our past.
|MickMillsTash added 16:23 - Dec 31|
PFA should pay for the vaccinations for all the players and coaching staff at all clubs ASAP and then season can be played out. If publicised, Good will gesture needs to be made due to players getting priority over others.
|Cloddyseedbed added 16:51 - Dec 31|
MickMillsTash. Why should footballers be prioritised over others just because they are footballers? Are you for real. Footballers health before the general population just so you can watch football. Been supporting ITFC since 60's but football isn't the most important thing in my life, human life is.
|BettyBlue added 17:05 - Dec 31|
can't think of any reason to get our season finished.
football without fans, its a nonsense. paul lambert is another nonsense.
|grumpyoldman added 17:07 - Dec 31|
MickMillsTash so you think footballers should take priority in getting the vaccine over vulnerable in our society. That sums up up the utter stupidity of some.
|TimmyH added 17:43 - Dec 31|
What a giggle...it will come to a break in a couple of weeks which is needed.
|norfolkbluey added 17:45 - Dec 31|
WE CAN ALL HOPE BUT WE MUST GET THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE. SOME PLAYERS MUST BE IGNORING THE ADVICE AND NOT TAKING ENOUGH CARE HENCE THE PROBLEM AND HEY AS LONG AS THEY GET THEIR MONEY THEY DON'T GIVE A FIG ESPECIALLY WITH THEIR PAY. WE NEED TO STOP FOR A MONTH WHILE WE ARE IN TIER 4 AND SEE IF THE SITUATION IMPROVES. SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T CARE, THEY FORGET THE RULES AND BASICALLY DON'T GIVE A T**S, IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY. JUST BEEN TO LOCAL POST OFFICE AND MAN WITH NO MASK BEING SERVED. THATS MY RANT OVER FOR TODAY!!!
|istanblue added 19:33 - Dec 31|
TWTD: Game certain to be on
Next day: Game off
|dirtydingusmagee added 20:06 - Dec 31|
the circus rolls on , this season once started was always going to be a shambles , the virus situation is now worse than it was in the spring, it will be months before we get it under control Thats IF vaccine really solves the problem .
|ThaiBlue added 21:17 - Dec 31|
People are more important than football we all miss it but we have to be patient and we will all get it right together.HNY to every blue.
|BettyBlue added 08:22 - Jan 1|
Football without fans is pointless.
Still we might win the club with the most covid positive cases competition.
|dirtydingusmagee added 09:04 - Jan 1|
Betty, no doubt about it in these dark and worrying times,you are a dazzling ray of sunshine .
|ArnieM added 10:47 - Jan 1|
Can’t believe this game was ever a serious contender to be played. The EFL snd PL need to get a bloody grip . What arrogance that they should even consider playing football matches when the whole Country is in the grip of CoVid. The whole of their industry really goes live in it’s on little bubble doesn’t it - do they not even recognise that there are bigger things in life than their sport?
|Linkboy13 added 13:24 - Jan 1|
If it takes two years this season must be finished even if it means cancelling the cup competitions. The future of some clubs is very bleak especially those without an owner to keep them afloat . Surely footballers travelling the length and width of the country is not helping the problem.
|Ipswichbusiness added 16:17 - Jan 1|
MickMillsTash I understand that there are no vaccines available on the private market (except those being sold by criminals, which probably aren’t vaccines). Therefore the football authorities couldn’t vaccinate the players even if they wanted to.
I don’t know of any evidence of football players spreading the virus. If their bubbles are maintained properly that shouldn’t happen.
|Europablue added 16:46 - Jan 1|
norfolkbluey almost all the people I know who have got the virus have been following the rules. It isn't a crime to catch a virus, you don't need to stigmatize everyone who gets it.
|Edmundo added 20:03 - Jan 1|
I'm sure the Chinese would sell EPL/EFL some vaccines, especially with their human rights record, they would just take them off the Uighurs and other persecuted minorities in their country.
Or football could just stop and players learn to wait their bl00dy turn.
|bobble added 07:38 - Jan 2|
so many dead, so much economic damage and disaster, and all a choice of the poor inept UK government, who could have chosen a different safer path through covid 19s pandemic......
|Northstandveteran added 10:52 - Jan 2|
We were 4th in the premier league 20 years ago today.
Just to cheer you all up.
|Ipswichbusiness added 14:17 - Jan 2|
Northstandveteran correct, the decline pre-dates Mr Evans.
|BettyBlue added 16:56 - Jan 2|
Momentum definitely with ITFC.... unfortunately its downwards with nothing to oppose it.
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