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  1. Liverpool have been denied the opportunity to become the earliest team to clinch title this century or last. The earliest remains April 1 - 1970, when Everton were champions. Leicester were last team to stop Liverpool winning at home in PL (Jan 19). And another - The team who has not finished in the top five of any division since 1967 that were top at the CV break - Coventry.
  2. He was also something of a legend at Oxford, where he played nearly 150 games, for the similar attributes he showed at City. His transfer fee was a record at Oxford for 19 years.
  3. I think he is. "The BBC has published the latest list of its highest-paid stars later as part of its (latest) annual report. Some stars have had pay increases, while others have dropped down the list and there are also some new joiners. Bear in mind that not all earnings are published - for example, Zoe Ball's earnings for Strictly: It Takes Two are not included, as that is produced by BBC Studios, which is classed as a commercial entity.The stars of other high profile programmes produced by BBC Studios - such as Top Gear and Doctor Who - are also missing for the same reason. Here's a list of the biggest earners at the BBC in 2018-19: Gary Lineker - £1,750,000-£1,754,999"
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/apr/03/jamie-vardy-golden-boot-unfinished-subplot-premier-league Another article appreciating JV
  5. On a broader theme -iIt seems that most countries are in lockdown of one sort or another. There are millions of workers across Africa, Asia in particular who rely on a daily income through work to survive. There is the potential for a huge loss of life in these countries through starvation.
  6. I don't disagree about some huge sums earned - but they will be working from home. Banks do have a huge job now processing all of the applications for and as part of the government's loan for businesses. If the players agree to this, I hope no PL club furloughs non-playing staff and those that have, reverse their decision
  7. Decision stilll to be ratified as 66 clubs ask for this to be reconsidered: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52098137
  8. This would work, as Man City home game v Arsenal postponed and Villa's home game v Sheff Utd before big shutdown. Still likely to legal challenges though
  9. I won't express my thoughts about this policeman fining a shop owner for chalking marks on pavement to show 2m distancing... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8159177/Police-forces-accused-overzealousness-follow-dog-walkers.html Regarding police actions to stop people driving to take exercise: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 state that no person may leave home without reasonable excuse, a reasonable excuse being to take exercise either alone or with members of the household. This does not state the exercise must be immediate, so a drive in a car to immediately take exercise must, in my view, be lawful
  10. Interesting article in Independent suggesting ban is likely: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/man-city-uefa-champions-league-ban-premier-backlash-united-liverpool-chelsea-a9429786.html
  11. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52052650 English clubs should do the same
  12. The 30 April return for football to be changed (unsurprisingly) according to DM: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8156383/Coronavirus-UK-English-football-NOT-return-April-30-new-date-announced-week.html I guess till end of May with likelihood it would be delayed again.
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/mar/19/you-dont-know-what-youve-got-sports-fan-till-its-gone-coronavirus It's true (although I think as a professional reporter he does not recognise fully the importance for the average sports fan of watching games in a crowd, rather than from press gallery).
  14. With a shutdown likely to follow PL I can see may cubs within the Football League structure folding with no income coming in. Many were struggling before this crisis, and I can see a fair number going under. Bury went last season, Bolton not far away and others this season have struggled to pay wages. Similarly in non-league semi- professional structure where there may be no income other than on match days. Locally - to Oxford - , Didcot (Southern League Central Div 1) have already launched a crowd funding appeal which somehow seems unlikely to be successful in current economic situation. The Football League pyramid may be very different next season whenever that starts...
  15. A bit authoritarian - importan tto keep a sense of humour. Below are covers of Sound of Silence and Torn (Natalie Imbruglia) which are clever versions about 'the virus'. DW
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