Villa clash moved back a day

Monday, 11 January, 2021 5comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's game against Aston Villa at Villa Park will now take place at noon on Sunday 17th January instead of 5pm the day before.

This follows the move to postpone Tottenham's Premier League fixture against the Villains that was scheduled to take place this Wednesday. Spurs will play Fulham instead.

Aston Villa had to field a team of youngsters in their FA Cup clash with Liverpool last Friday because of a spate of positive coronavirus cases in their squad.

Their meeting with Everton will be the first Premier League game the Midlands club will play since that outbreak was announced.  

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Brian Wilkinson
1 Posted 11/01/2021 at 19:06:53
Strange that they had to play the cup game with the U23s, but allowed to cancel the league game.

Cup game should have been cancelled as well.

Thomas Richards
2 Posted 11/01/2021 at 19:09:02
Does the extra day mean Villa will have isolated players available for selection?
Mick Conalty
3 Posted 12/01/2021 at 17:45:08
The covid situation.
Why did the Villa game go ahead and the Southampton
game get postponed ???
Craig Harrison
4 Posted 12/01/2021 at 21:27:35
Because a cup postponement would have caused a huge knock-on fixture backlog and effected all further rounds. Missing a league game can be played any time up and including May.
John Keating
5 Posted 13/01/2021 at 16:54:59
So it looks as if this game could be off to be played whenever.
There seems to be a very mish mash system in place. Fulham told a few days in advance they have to play Spurs after their game called off.
Cup games where teams have to play regardless of players isolating, villa v the RS.
Up in Scotland after the idiocy of Celtic swanning off to Dubai. Hibs were told they had to play or THEY would face serious consequences
I believe Man City did well out of our game being called off and miraculously all fit s few days later.
So like the Cup should teams be made to play the game?
Should a postponement only come in if a certain number of players call off and they must complete the full isolation period - no miraculous recoveries
Do we stay as we are and lengthen the season sod the Euros
I doubt things will improve

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