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Re: Covit -19

Post by seand » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:59 pm

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Analysis of implications for European competition please seand and any other euro-anoraks (that's a term of endearment btw)
From our point of view there shouldn't be any real impact. We qualified for the 2020-21 Champions League in October, and there'll be no problem completing a League of Ireland season in time for 2021-22 qualification. The only likely impact is that the 2020-21 season will presumably be pushed back a bit. Instead of playing the qualifying rounds in July it will probably be a bit later. The real impact is in countries with winter seasons... in England 8 or 9 teams have a realistic shot at making the CL, they need to get their season finished ASAP. Similar challenges in Northern Ireland, Scotland and elsewhere.

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Re: Covit -19

Post by colymull » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:02 pm

June 19th set as a target for the season to resume. Not too sure it'll happen myself but we live in hope. Also one round of games shorter.

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Re: Covit -19

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:29 pm

colymull wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:02 pm
June 19th set as a target for the season to resume. Not too sure it'll happen myself but we live in hope. Also one round of games shorter.
What home games to we lose?

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Re: Covit -19

Post by oldfogey » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:04 pm

Martin Lawlor80 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:29 pm
colymull wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:02 pm
June 19th set as a target for the season to resume. Not too sure it'll happen myself but we live in hope. Also one round of games shorter.
What home games to we lose?
If they just drop the 4th round of games then

MD29 - Shelbourne
MD31 - Shamrock Rovers
MD32 - Finn Harps
MD34 - Bohemians
MD36 - Sligo Rovers

Having to play Rovers away twice and home once would be a big deal. The other big question would the timing of the CL & EL. The 4 preliminary round leagues have between 7 and 11 rounds left to play. Only 13 of the first round leagues are completed, with the other 20 having anywhere between 4 and 13 rounds left. That's a minimum of 7 weeks from when games recommence plus a couple of weeks between the draws and the preliminary ties. They could play single leg ties for the QR but teams drawn away would have to be compensated. Logistically it would be a nightmare as a club could get drawn away 4 weeks in a row, with only the first round seeded geographically.

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Re: Covit -19

Post by seand » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:05 am

Would be a minor disaster for us. 2 aways and 1 home v Rovers and 16 homes/17aways overall (Rovers also with 16home/17away), and normally that'd be reversed the following season but presumably that won't be the case in 2021. The FAI Cup final is still scheduled for early Nov, which means we're racing through 4 rounds of the cup in 2 months too which is even more insane with the league squeezed

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Ezeikial » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:24 pm

The Demo gives Gerry a platform to gives his insights on some solutions for the league
Gerry Malone outlines a way to complete 2020 League of Ireland season in full
https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/spo ... -full.html
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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:33 pm

Very proud of the club for stating that all the players and staff will continue to be paid. They could have made the hard nosed business decision and didn’t.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:30 pm

El Paso wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Very proud of the club for stating that all the players and staff will continue to be paid. They could have made the hard nosed business decision and didn’t.
Great credit is due to the owners for this commitment
Although these are stressful times, the Board of Directors would like to make sure that no member of Dundalk FC is stressed about losing their job and wages. You will all continue to be paid and the Board of Directors is committed to keeping stability in your daily lives and homes as we all get through this difficult time.
https://www.dundalkfc.com/a-message-fro ... directors/
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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:18 pm

Hopefully the club can use the wage subsidy scheme given that clearly revenue is currently zero

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Pepsi » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:42 pm

Nice gesture from the owners. Again shows there are people who care behind the money.....could have easily done it all differently.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by El Paso » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:26 pm

Club contacting fans they have phone numbers for to check on them and offer help.

The above and beyond community spirit demonstrated by the ‘new’ management is incredible and deserves all the praise.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm

El Paso wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Club contacting fans they have phone numbers for to check on them and offer help.

The above and beyond community spirit demonstrated by the ‘new’ management is incredible and deserves all the praise.
This, encouraging local causes to have bucket collections and the Temple St initiative last year all show a really positive side to the club and indicate to me an ownership and management that are not just profit based. Compare this to say Mike Ashley for example.

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Re: Covid -19

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:40 pm

El Paso wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Club contacting fans they have phone numbers for to check on them and offer help.

The above and beyond community spirit demonstrated by the ‘new’ management is incredible and deserves all the praise.
It appears that the calls were being targeted at concession season ticket holders, checking-in with them and offering to do shopping or other task as necessary. It is a brilliant and practical initiative to reach out to supporters who may benefit from additional support

Well done to everyone involved
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Re: Covid -19

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:42 am

A recent memory to brighten up any day...

Neil O'Riordan talks to Chris Shields and Gary Rogers about that brilliant day in Tallaght against BATE

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/52 ... ry-rogers/
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Re: Covid -19

Post by Jojo » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:37 pm

I was one of those contracted by phone. Really impressed by this and it makes me very proud of our club. Keep safe everyone.

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