Nine people from six different Championship clubs test positive for covid 19

03 Jun 2020 08:05 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Wednesday 3rd June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Second Preston player confirmed with Covid19, but only after full contact match

The Daily Mail have revealed that another Preston North End player has contracted the Covid-19 virus. We heard last week that fellow Lilywhite Jayden Stockley had returned a positive reading and is self isolating for 14 days as per the Government's track and trace guidelines released last week.

It was only after Preston's first full contact match (yesterday) that the latest results were revealed! The identity of the individual is unknown but the result raises concerns that not only is the season returning too early but will Alex Neil's squad have to self isolate for two weeks?

This will have a massive impact on Preston's preparations for their opening games against Luton and Cardiff. As far as Leeds are concerned, they also still have to play Nottingham Forest and Brentford.

Robbo sceptical that fans will stay away from Elland Road

Former Leeds and England shot stopper Paul Robinson has been discussing the recent article in the Times deeming the Whites 'high risk' of fans turning up in their droves at Elland Road on match days prompting authorities to consider switching home games to neutral venues. Robinson said...

You don’t know, you’d really like to be able to trust people. But then you read the newspapers about the beaches in Cornwall over the weekend. I live in a beautiful place here and the amount of people here has been absolutely unprecedented. The way people aren’t social distancing and the way they’re ignoring all the guidelines that have been set out, it’s terrible.

There are 50 times more people here than normal because it’s a really nice place for a day out. The car park was overflowing. That will happen at football grounds – you’d like to think not but you don’t know. I suspect a minority of fans will turn up, unfortunately.

Pick your favourite Managers

On this day in 2016 Garry Monk took charge of Leeds Utd. At the time the vast majority of the Football World said he was mad to take on such a challenge. Obviously a season later Monk left, saying Leeds would not match his expectations and joined Championship rivals Middlesbrough. Was Monk only using Leeds as a stepping stone? Was Monk's signature the first sign at Eland Road that things were changing for the better? How does the former Swansea Midfielder compare to other Managers?

Pick your favourite three Managers, and your three least favourite!

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dezzy wrote on 03 Jun 2020 09:21 pm

Let’s hope the measures put in place will have stopped any positive cases spreading in the clubs. Still nervous that we will get so see the season finished, the positive being the German league is going along smoothly

Ellandback1 wrote on 03 Jun 2020 07:05 pm

The EFL have confirmed nine people from six different Championship clubs have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing.

A total of 1094 players and staff from all 24 Championship clubs were tested over the course of

Saturday, May 30

Sunday, May 31

Monday, June 1

Tuesday, June 2.

An EFL statement read: “Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 1094 players and Club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June with nine individuals testing positive from six Clubs.

“Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.”

gessa wrote on 03 Jun 2020 06:44 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:33 am
It will be interesting to see if Poveda can break into the firs team. He was expected to over the Summer

Tbh, I'd forgotten all about him.

John in Louisiana wrote on 03 Jun 2020 06:26 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:34 am

Best three Leeds coaches


Ellandback1 wrote on 03 Jun 2020 11:33 am

It will be interesting to see if Poveda can break into the firs team. He was expected to over the Summer