The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 14th May) Training can recommence, but you're not allowed to tackle

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The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Thur 14th May) Training can recommence, but you're not allowed to tackle

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Good Morning. It's Thursday 14th May, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Premier League seek permission to scrap neutral venues

The Premier League (and the EFL) are to set for crunch talks with Government officials regarding the vast majority of their members from the top two tiers of English football showing resentment at the proposition of having to play the remainder of their games at neutral venues. The Government's position is not fixed in stone, although head of UK football policing Mark Roberts told the whining bottom six clubs from the PL last week they should 'get a grip'.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: 'Obviously it is the preference of all our clubs to play at home if at all possible. But all must be cognisant of what authorities are telling us and we will continue with that conversation. It is an ongoing dialogue. We are in contact with the authorities and listening to advice while representing club views in those discussions.'





Canaries throw toys off their perch

Norwich City's Sporting Director Stuart Webber has told Sky Sports they will not swap places with Leeds unless all Championship games have been concluded! The Canaries, who are currently perched bottom of the Premier League, and are seven points from safety insist they will not allow a scenario that they are relegated, unless all fixtures from the Championship have been fulfilled.

What we could not accept is a situation where we play all our games and get relegated, but the Championship can’t play, and they automatically promote some teams who haven’t finished the season. For anyone who has got promoted from the Championship, it is a 46 or 49 game slog. It needs to be settled on the pitch — both coming up and going down.

Unfortunately for Webber, his brave words won't have much of an impact on the FA who have wide-ranging powers as a 'special shareholder' within the Premier League's founding constitution, including a veto on issues involving promotion and relegation.





Special measures being put into place so training can resume.

Football authorities and Government officials are setting special guidelines which will ensure that training can recommence on Monday 18th May. A list of the guidelines have been sent to players and managers of the Premier League, though it is expected the EFL will follow suit. The strict protocols include:

Tackling will be banned
Pitches disinfected
Players restricted to groups of five (to start with)
Corner-flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session.
Training restricted to 75 minutes.
Twice-weekly testing
Daily pre-training questionnaire
Daily temperature check.
Meticulous personal hygiene and use of PPE [personal protective equipment]
No congregation in communal areas
Cannot share transport with anyone to and from the training ground
Team vehicles and public transport should not be used.


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Not allowed to tackle has been gradually phased out of the game to a certain degree for a while now.
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We'll take you on by playing our full quota of games Mr Webber

Can't wait to see the canaries feathers plucked when relegation is a certainty

Norwich are at the bottom for a good reason, they have a poor squad & are out of their depth
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Mr Webber is a Leeds season ticket holder too.


This was Gary Neville's response “I suggest you steer clear of Leeds in the next few months.”
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gessa wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 8:26 am Mr Webber is a Leeds season ticket holder too.
What?
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1964white wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 amWhat?

From MOTLeedsnews


Webber was shameless on Sky Sports. What’s worse is that he’s a Leeds fan, a season-ticket holder.

We agree with Neville here and Webber is perhaps lucky that he can’t try and support his team at Elland Road in the near future.
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Q) Without the intervention of Corona Virus were Norwich going to be relegated?

A) Yes

As such all Webber is doing is using the deaths of thousands as a way of trying to avoid what was going to happen. Sickens me.
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I think Webber should put his words into action if Norwich are relegated and/or Leeds are promoted under a 'points awarded' system.

Next season Norwich should turn up to every Leeds fixture and not their own. With Norwich's opponents then awarded a 3-0 win each time, we'll see how long he and the club refuse to accept the reality of the situation.

Not that I can't understand his stance, he is looking after Norwich's interests, but in the end, he and Norwich will just have to accept the situation, if decisions are made in accordance with the rules.
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weasel wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 8:57 am Q) Without the intervention of Corona Virus were Norwich going to be relegated?

A) Yes

As such all Webber is doing is using the deaths of thousands as a way of trying to avoid what was going to happen. Sickens me.
Couldn’t agree more Weasel, he should have some honour and balls like our ex-Owner Massimo who said that all the Italian leagues should all be cancelled as a safety issue for the players and supporters, when it was pointed out his team Brescia Calcio would be relegated he responded and so we should we’ve been s**t all season - he maybe mad but class always shows through
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Ratscoot wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 am Couldn’t agree more Weasel, he should have some honour and balls like our ex-Owner Massimo who said that all the Italian leagues should all be cancelled as a safety issue for the players and supporters, when it was pointed out his team Brescia Calcio would be relegated he responded and so we should we’ve been s**t all season - he maybe mad but class always shows through
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As we prepare again this evening, to recognise the underpaid primary care workers and all other key workers who are risking their lives to keep the country well and fed, with 5 minutes applause, isn't it heartening to hear the the most pampered people in the UK moaning and groaning about going to their job, for which they are paid extortionate amounts, and in the safest environment possible. I don't see a 5 minute applause for our wonderful Premier league footballers any time soon.

Thank goodness, the only sounds coming from our club, is that we will keep our players safe, and will be prepared to play our games whenever the EFL say that we can. Also the tweet from Andrea saying that all season ticket holders who cannot attend our home matches, will be sent a free programme through the post.
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gessa wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 8:26 am Mr Webber is a Leeds season ticket holder too.
What a jerk of a Leeds fan :geek:
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Ellandback1 wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 10:15 am Weasel is very wise
But often wrong...
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Gandalf wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 10:52 am As we prepare again this evening, to recognise the underpaid primary care workers and all other key workers who are risking their lives to keep the country well and fed, with 5 minutes applause, isn't it heartening to hear the the most pampered people in the UK moaning and groaning about going to their job, for which they are paid extortionate amounts, and in the safest environment possible. I don't see a 5 minute applause for our wonderful Premier league footballers any time soon.

Thank goodness, the only sounds coming from our club, is that we will keep our players safe, and will be prepared to play our games whenever the EFL say that we can. Also the tweet from Andrea saying that all season ticket holders who cannot attend our home matches, will be sent a free programme through the post.
Well put indeed. They expect to be paid yet some moan about not returning to work when they will likely be returning to the safest possible environment with regular testing and all this cleaning. Do Tesco workers get tested twice per week? Does every single product get disinfected before I pick it up at the supermarket and then again before the cashier handles it and then again before I put it in my bags? Yet balls have to be disinfected and posts - are these footballers about to lick the posts?

These players, in the premiership and championship, aren't people who have no choice but to return to work. If they don't want to return to work then give up their wages and spread it out amongst the people who haven't had a choice to work and put themselves at genuine risk by doing so.
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faaip wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 12:39 pm But often wrong...
I agree - see I am wrong again!
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