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Im struggling to see what was in it for them to have the game called off on purpose.

Even the most hardened rams fans must admit it was easy to percieve that there was a very good reason for calling off the cardiff game (not saying we did it on purpose but you cant argue we have severe injury issues), but for Rotherham whats going to happen? Game pushed back to January and in all likelyhood we will strengthen more than they do, even their manager admitted we wont be in the relegation battle and will likely strengthen the squad.

Just cant see what benefit there would be to them.

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37 minutes ago, SamUltraRam said:

Ignoring any conspiracy theory, this could be very serious for Rotherham.

If they now have to cancel some or all of their Christmas fixtures it's going to be mighty difficult to fit in any outstanding fixtures into an already congested schedule.

Exactly but I would say they won’t be the only ones and this could easily derail the whole season.  As an aside how do the isolation rules work, when would they be returning to work in the real world.  Perhaps I should post the question on the coronavirus thread but I’m a bit scared to go on there!

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56 minutes ago, SamUltraRam said:

Ignoring any conspiracy theory, this could be very serious for Rotherham.

If they now have to cancel some or all of their Christmas fixtures it's going to be mighty difficult to fit in any outstanding fixtures into an already congested schedule.

And this is why all the cup competitions should have been cancelled this year, to allow for situations like this to potentially occur across the season. But of course, money.

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Looking at the fixture list, it’s hard to say when this match might be played. There’s the midweek gap when it’s the League Cup quarter-finals, but that would leave both teams at a possible disadvantage for the following match.

Best choice might be in January between the Chorley match and the reverse Rotherham fixture as it wouldn’t disadvantage either team going into the weekend match as we would’ve played each other midweek.

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8 minutes ago, roboto said:

Looking at the fixture list, it’s hard to say when this match might be played. There’s the midweek gap when it’s the League Cup quarter-finals, but that would leave both teams at a possible disadvantage for the following match.

Best choice might be in January between the Chorley match and the reverse Rotherham fixture as it wouldn’t disadvantage either team going into the weekend match as we would’ve played each other midweek.

just make the next rotherham fixture double points..job done.  🤣

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2 hours ago, roboto said:

Looking at the fixture list, it’s hard to say when this match might be played. There’s the midweek gap when it’s the League Cup quarter-finals, but that would leave both teams at a possible disadvantage for the following match.

Best choice might be in January between the Chorley match and the reverse Rotherham fixture as it wouldn’t disadvantage either team going into the weekend match as we would’ve played each other midweek.

I guess this will mean they can’t play Saturday if so some exhaling is required

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

Who this guidance is for

This guidance is for people who have been notified by NHS Test and Trace[footnote 1] that they are a contact of a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19 and who is not from their household.

There is separate guidance for health care workers and those working in health and social care settings.

Contacts of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 need to self-isolate at home because they are at risk of developing COVID-19 themselves in the next 10 days. They could spread the virus to others, even before any symptoms begin.

 

 

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3 hours ago, SouthStandDan said:

And this is why all the cup competitions should have been cancelled this year, to allow for situations like this to potentially occur across the season. But of course, money.

At the very least the league cup should have been cancelled. Without crowds virtually every club will lose money on those matches since there is basically no prize money. I guess money would be made on advertising, but who knows how much

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I wonder if each team should be given a maximum number of games they can miss. After that forfeiting results comes in.

I know its not fair, but lots about this arent fair.

Its not fair some teams get fans and some dont. Its not fair on F1 drivers who couldnt drive because of a positive test while the championship goes on. Imagine if Hamilton had lost the WDC because of the his positive test.

 

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3 hours ago, Sith Happens said:

just make the next rotherham fixture double points..job done.  🤣

Going back to the 80s when local football was flooded and most games were postponed, Towards the end of the season there was a huge backlog of games, So the local leagues came up with a plan of playing 2 games in one match, 1 hour 1st game HT scoreline was the result, Same in the 2nd half, 2 games over 2...1 hour halfs.

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On 20/12/2020 at 16:23, Spanish said:

I guess this will mean they can’t play Saturday if so some exhaling is required

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

Who this guidance is for

This guidance is for people who have been notified by NHS Test and Trace[footnote 1] that they are a contact of a person who has had a positive test result for COVID-19 and who is not from their household.

There is separate guidance for health care workers and those working in health and social care settings.

Contacts of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 need to self-isolate at home because they are at risk of developing COVID-19 themselves in the next 10 days. They could spread the virus to others, even before any symptoms begin.

 

 

 

9 hours ago, Beetle said:

Be interesting to see what the outcome of the EFL investigation is on this. So far they have another player that has tested positive and have not called their Boxing Day game off yet. Cannot find what the covid rules are anywhere but hey have 29 players listed in their first team squad.

 

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On 20/12/2020 at 09:37, Sparkle said:

So if Rotherham are self isolating as a whole squad that would make their next game against Derby county - so they will be well rested for that one won’t they according to some on here ?

Couldn't they have played the game wearing masks, which would have been advantageous for us.

Besides, if any of them have got coronavirus, they may get puffed out during the game.

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