Premier League: No positive signs in Norwich City – Which is a good thing

Norwich will resume training on Friday after the club announced a successful first testing session. No cases of COVID-19 gives them the green light to get football going.

The Premier League conducted their first testing assembly of  “748 players and staff members from 19 clubs”. Most of them were successfully found negative. Worryingly, six pronounced EPL members tested positive for COVID-19.

Four known victims, one coming from Burnley, three from Watford while two remain unknown. Can’t understand why they are keeping their identity a secret. Should they not be tracking down the particulars’ whereabouts and who they have been in contact with?

Anyway, is this a setback? Yes, surely it is to the predicted restoration date. Does this have to stop the rest of the league from maintaining their comeback program? No, it shouldn’t. In place is a self-isolation procedure of seven days for all who test positive for COVID-19.

One team who is not dealing with positive issues is Norwich. They had a clean bill of health and manager, Daniel Farke, announced outdoor training will be back by today.

The Canaries get back to work

Norwich City are returning to training on Friday after tests revealed players and staff did not record positive for coronavirus.

Daniel Farke and his squad will report back for non-contact training later this week after the last Premier League club to undergo testing were given the news they were all-clear. (Via: telegraph.co.uk)

Norwich must fight for survival

There is work to be done for the teams facing the relegation rally. It must be noted in the early days where “Project Restart” was just an idea, the bottom six clubs were said to be against it and till today, they never really changed their stance.

Part of their decision to act this way was thinking they could stay in the Premier League if the league was null and voided. There have been countless talks about how greater the consequences are if the current term is not played out, making it impossible to end proceedings like the French top leagues.

The Premier League has spoken

Clubs will still be promoted and relegated from the three divisions of the English Football League if seasons are ended amid the coronavirus crisis. Play-offs will also be played, but with no more than four teams.

The EFL has confirmed that 51% of Championship, League One and League Two clubs need to agree for the campaign in each division to be curtailed. This could pave the way for the League One season to be cancelled, with teams currently split over a resolution. (Via: bbc.com)

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Now adding pressure to their decision, clubs are being warned by the FA that there will be relegations and promotions, regardless if they finish the season. This will be in effect for all three divisions.

Norwich, Aston Villa, and Bournemouth must fight to stay in Top Flight football. I’d rather fight than have my spot taken away by chance. Nine games left, 27 points to play for, while only eight points split last placed, Norwich and 15th placed, Brighton.