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St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20

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Yeah more info on the BBC saying it will be fine: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53668239

"New lockdown restrictions imposed on the city of Aberdeen will not impact Aberdeen's Scottish Premiership visit to St Johnstone on Saturday.

Footballers and club staff are tested regularly and can still travel.

The SPFL has been told the fixture in Perth will go ahead as planned.

Aberdeen are scheduled to host Hamilton at Pittodrie next Wednesday and, as things stand, that game is also unaffected.

On Tuesday, it was announced that there were no positive results from the latest round of coronavirus testing among Scottish clubs."

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Lets wait and see, if tomorrow's infection figures are still climbing the lockdown could be tightened further.  Getting the schools open is the priority not getting football matches played as per the fixture list.

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I would like to see Rooney play at some point as got great reviews from last season at Inverness. But thought McNamara was great at the weekend and deserves to keep his place against Aberdeen. Would bring May in for MOH and swap wings with Spoony

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Aberdeen pretty much exclusively play 4-2-3-1 so I cant imagine McInnes deviating.

Think we'd be wise to put three CMs on the park for this one, as we cant give Aberdeen the freedom we gave United.

3-5-2 would do, don't think any of the injured players will be able to start by the sounds of it.

Parish

Kerr - Gordon - McCart

McNamara - McCann - Craig - Spoony - Booth

Hendry - May

 

Edited by RandomGuy

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And it gets worse. Allegedly, and I stress that, 8 of the team were in an Aberdeen pub together  on Saturday night. So much for the bubble.

Don't want to get carried away, but this will invite speculation about how the match is dealt with, wider punishment for Aberdeen, and possible repercussions for the restart of football in general in Scotland. Or it might be nothing, and forgotten by Sunday. Enjoy.

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Give us the three points.

If one player tests positive, fine. If they were all out together at a pub on Saturday night, there needs to be punishment for that and giving the other team the points is the only way to keep clubs in order. Otherwise we could be in a position where some clubs will have played 4 or 5 games fewer than others halfway through the season if it keeps happening.

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26 minutes ago, RandomGuy said:

 

"All contacts of the player will now be asked to self isolate".

If that email is genuine then the game will be off.

@RandomGuy i would suggest that  you delete that. I think whoever posted that on the BBC site will be in trouble. It not only is an internal Scottish Government email but includes names of staff from within the Office. 

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57 minutes ago, Linky said:

Give us the three points.

If one player tests positive, fine. If they were all out together at a pub on Saturday night, there needs to be punishment for that and giving the other team the points is the only way to keep clubs in order. Otherwise we could be in a position where some clubs will have played 4 or 5 games fewer than others halfway through the season if it keeps happening.

If it does turn out that the match has to be postponed as a direct result of their staff breaking protocols, then there definitely should be some sort of sanctions imposed on them. LASK were deducted 6 points in the Austrian league for breaking rules regarding training during lockdown. I've also seen some suggest that the players involved should be given a ban of some sort. Giving the 3 points to Saints definitely seems like the best course of action to me though. :)

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27 minutes ago, blueheaven said:

If it does turn out that the match has to be postponed as a direct result of their staff breaking protocols, then there definitely should be some sort of sanctions imposed on them. LASK were deducted 6 points in the Austrian league for breaking rules regarding training during lockdown. I've also seen some suggest that the players involved should be given a ban of some sort. Giving the 3 points to Saints definitely seems like the best course of action to me though. :)

Yes, I say this genuinely, not just as a Saints supporter. If a number of players have a positive test due to breaking the rules, and the game has to be postponed, this is the only course of action that will stop it.

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There should be some kind of punishment for Don's but it won't advantage Saints. 

Aberdeen deducted 3 points at worst.That way it helps the rest of the teams ,some of whom may end up above Aberdeen. 

Saints should be compensated in some way. Maybe a minibus. 

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