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Daily Mirror Northern Football Correspondent
10 Mar 20
A short thread on the insanity of the Tory Govt’s reckless approach to Coronavirus, as they refuse to take action to restrict travel from Madrid, despite a major outbreak there, where the contagion rate is growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (1/8)

In Spain, the authorities have ordered all La Liga games to be played behind closed doors with no fans. That is sensible - and necessary - because there have already been 35 deaths after a 100% increase in cases in less than 2 days, with HALF of them coming in Madrid (2/8)

That means it is illegal for Atletico Madrid fans to watch their own team in their own stadium, or travel to upcoming games in Bilbao or Pamplona, for fear of the very real risk of spreading the deadly virus and creating a pandemic. (3/8)

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8 Mar 20
A short thread on Coronavirus and #LFC's prospects of winning the title in front of their fans. Hate to say it, but it seems inevitable the govt will insist games be played behind closed doors soon - possibly by end of month or first week in Apr. (1/4)
So suddenly the 2nd half of the Manchester derby becomes huge for Liverpool, who currently require 3 wins to become Champions. They play #EFC Mar 16, #CPFC Mar 21…and City Apr 5. By then, a ban on public gatherings could be in place. (2/4)
If Liverpool don’t win at City, then it would be Villa at Anfield on Apr 12. Realistically, there seems a very strong prospect that will be a football match played without fans attending, with a ban in place. A painful experience after a 30 year wait for the title. (3/4)
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