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Football was fine in its biosecure bubbles – now it’s not looking so simple | Paul Wilson

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Allowing players a break with no travel restrictions was laudable in some ways but the Premier League is counting the cost as some players test positive and many face quarantine

Now the pandemic-interrupted 2019-20 season is over and a new one is ready to start, it is easy to believe some sort of normality is around the corner, that football at least has found a way to play through the complications imposed by Covid-19.

By the same token it is easy to forget that just a few months ago the main item of news when there was no football anywhere in sight was the drip feed of test results from the Premier League, which would release weekly figures on how many tests had been carried out and how many positive cases had been confirmed.

Continue reading…Allowing players a break with no travel restrictions was laudable in some ways but the Premier League is counting the cost as some players test positive and many face quarantineNow the pandemic-interrupted 2019-20 season is over and a new one is ready to start, it is easy to believe some sort of normality is around the corner, that football at least has found a way to play through the complications imposed by Covid-19.By the same token it is easy to forget that just a few months ago the main item of news when there was no football anywhere in sight was the drip feed of test results from the Premier League, which would release weekly figures on how many tests had been carried out and how many positive cases had been confirmed. Continue reading…