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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 28 Nov 21 3.10pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

The new coronavirus variant Omicron could see the Afcon football tournament cancelled altogether.
Therefore no players would leave their clubs to meet up after the Boxing day fixtures!

Also, if it spreads around the UK we will all be watching bloody football from home again!!!!

Edited by Pierre (29 Nov 2021 9.10pm)

 

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 29 Nov 21 9.04pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Originally posted by Pierre

The new coronavirus variant Omicron could see the Afcon football tournament cancelled altogether.
Therefore no players would leave their clubs to meet up after the Boxing day fixtures!

Also, if it spreads around the UK we will all be watching bloody football from home again!!!!

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 29 Nov 21 9.23pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

FIFA needs to get its s*** together with regards to AFCON. Every other region manages to get by with its Championship played every four years if it's in season. Why Africa needs to do it at double that frequency is extremely questionable. FIFA needs to put its foot down and back a rule where each region can host as many championships as often as it likes, BUT it's only allowed to demand primacy of player selection once every four years. If it chooses to hold events more often than that, then it'll have to be done and they'll have to be played with only those players clubs are willing to release. It's wrong on every level that clubs are held hostage to AFCONS financial needs every other mid-season.

 


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View Aray's Profile Aray Flag South London 30 Nov 21 11.20am Send a Private Message to Aray Add Aray as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

FIFA needs to get its s*** together with regards to AFCON. Every other region manages to get by with its Championship played every four years if it's in season. Why Africa needs to do it at double that frequency is extremely questionable. FIFA needs to put its foot down and back a rule where each region can host as many championships as often as it likes, BUT it's only allowed to demand primacy of player selection once every four years. If it chooses to hold events more often than that, then it'll have to be done and they'll have to be played with only those players clubs are willing to release. It's wrong on every level that clubs are held hostage to AFCONS financial needs every other mid-season.

have you noticed Fifa is trying to get the WC to happen every two years?!

 

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Originally posted by Pierre

The new coronavirus variant Omicron could see the Afcon football tournament cancelled altogether.
Therefore no players would leave their clubs to meet up after the Boxing day fixtures!

Also, if it spreads around the UK we will all be watching bloody football from home again!!!!

Edited by Pierre (29 Nov 2021 9.10pm)

Sadly I think this is a real possibility. However if it does go ahead most clubs have 2 or 3 African players so everyone will be a effected similarly.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 02 Dec 21 9.26am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by babylonjohn

Sadly I think this is a real possibility. However if it does go ahead most clubs have 2 or 3 African players so everyone will be a effected similarly.

I'm not so sure about that [Link] Burnley and Brighton have one a piece (albeit both key players), Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds have none. Everton have two but neither are that integral. Among those teams more likely to be fighting the drop I would say us and Watford are going to be far more significantly hamstrung than the rest. It is a bit of a worry if AFCON goes ahead.

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 02 Dec 21 9.55am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

I'm not so sure about that [Link] Burnley and Brighton have one a piece (albeit both key players), Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds have none. Everton have two but neither are that integral. Among those teams more likely to be fighting the drop I would say us and Watford are going to be far more significantly hamstrung than the rest. It is a bit of a worry if AFCON goes ahead.

Edited by taylors lovechild (02 Dec 2021 9.26am)


Fortunately, there are only 2 (or 3 if one of our player's nation reaches the final) league games during the competition. The games are Brighton and Liverpool and possibly Norwich.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 02 Dec 21 10.03am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

I'm not so sure about that [Link] Burnley and Brighton have one a piece (albeit both key players), Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds have none. Everton have two but neither are that integral. Among those teams more likely to be fighting the drop I would say us and Watford are going to be far more significantly hamstrung than the rest. It is a bit of a worry if AFCON goes ahead.

Edited by taylors lovechild (02 Dec 2021 9.26am)

If were really interested in Joe Aribo hed be another one going.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

If were really interested in Joe Aribo hed be another one going.

True, but wouldn't make any difference to us as he probably won't start playing for us until after AFCON. Transfer window is 1st-31st Jan, Afcon is 9th Jan-6th Feb.

 


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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 02 Dec 21 11.00am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


Fortunately, there are only 2 (or 3 if one of our player's nation reaches the final) league games during the competition. The games are Brighton and Liverpool and possibly Norwich.

Perhaps a very good time to play Liverpool though even with our potential player losses given they could be without Salah and (how) Mane (goals is he going to score against us?)

 

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This post has been merged from a topic called 'Africa Cup of Nations' by becky

This is commencing in early January. With the amount of African Nations on our red list today ( Nigeria just added) I will be surprised if any players from English clubs go. It would certainly be frowned upon at least. That would obviously help us enormously.

 

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This post has been merged from a topic called 'Africa Cup of Nations' by becky

Might not necessarily be a bad thing if Kouyate, Schlupp, Ayew and Wilf go other players can get a chance and might do well e.g. Hughes, Eze, Olise, Riedewald and maybe Rak Sakyi might get some minutes if he is lucky. Also might make Vieira play 2 up front Edouard and Benteke which is better than putting one on the wing which does not really work.

 

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