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Chelsea v Bayern Munich (CL) Tues 25th Feb 20:00 GMT


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23 minutes ago, Strider6003 said:

It's a joke for me not shaking hands in a physical contact game yet that is the recommendation.

What I am hearing so far here is that only people with existing conditions are actually dying so perhaps this is an overreaction. 

Yes, it usually seems to be only really dangerous to older people and people with existing conditions. Problem is that it is a new virus and when it extends without slowing down it might lead to undercapacities of hospitals, medicine etc. So the activism right now is more about slowing down the spreading of the virus to get into the warmer months and getting time. 

Germany right now just has two deaths. 

It is not official now but the state Bavaria will prohibit that any festivities and event with more then 1000 people will take place until Good Friday. With the international break that means two Bayern home matches - the one against Chelsea and a Bundesliga home match against Frankfurt. 

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Never suggested it before but I’m inclined to the team running dead in this match. The squad is threadbare and while hope springs eternal the odds of turning this around and then going deeper in the CL this season are low.  The team is not strong enough to make the effort worthwhile. That’s a defeatist view of which I’m not proud. And it can be counterproductive destroying team morale. And it’s only worth it if it results in more sustained performance in the league. 

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33 minutes ago, Baba said:

I regret this 0-3 defeat.. With "behind closed doors", we could have a chance to win this game but we're not going to score three goals.. 

No. Write off this game, but as long as the team shows desire to win the game, then that's all we should expect. 

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2 hours ago, ozboy said:

Never suggested it before but I’m inclined to the team running dead in this match. The squad is threadbare and while hope springs eternal the odds of turning this around and then going deeper in the CL this season are low.  The team is not strong enough to make the effort worthwhile. That’s a defeatist view of which I’m not proud. And it can be counterproductive destroying team morale. And it’s only worth it if it results in more sustained performance in the league. 

Imagine if we thought scrap it play a B team, Bayern had a shocker and we won on the night 1-0? We'd be forever kicking ourselves knowing that with our best lineup we may have actually done it.

No matter how unlikely it is, going there with any intention other than turning it around is unthinkable.

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6 minutes ago, Argo said:

Imagine if we thought scrap it play a B team, Bayern had a shocker and we won on the night 1-0? We'd be forever kicking ourselves knowing that with our best lineup we may have actually done it.

If the B team beat Bayern 1-0, they would become our first team, and we'd be pissed we never played them in the first leg.

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I'm certain it will still be televised. I wonder what difference a crowd makes. I've done public speaking to audiences as large as 500 and also run a specialised podcast with 5000 downloads an episode. I enjoy the podcast just as much as the live performance. Lighting Hopkins hated playing live and he had a brilliant feel for the blues.

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43 minutes ago, ozboy said:

I'm certain it will still be televised. I wonder what difference a crowd makes. I've done public speaking to audiences as large as 500 and also run a specialised podcast with 5000 downloads an episode. I enjoy the podcast just as much as the live performance. Lighting Hopkins hated playing live and he had a brilliant feel for the blues.

They're pretty awful tbh, I've watched a few international games where the fans have been banned and it's so strange watching it. But it will definitely work in our favour, a big home atmosphere can be terrible to play against and Bayern have one of those, the Germans have huge atmospheres. 

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19 hours ago, enigma said:

No. Write off this game, but as long as the team shows desire to win the game, then that's all we should expect. 

Never say never look what Liverpool did to Barca last year, if we are bang on it we are a team that can score, we scored 4 goals last game and the two games previously dominated last years CL finalists and scored 4 into them collectively. 
 

It’s certainly a long shot but if we get an early goal we can start to dream and I’m sure that ms what frank will demand. 
 

At the very least we can play with no fear and that was our problem last game far too nervous not relaxed on the ball at all, we’ve nothing to lose and their home crowd advantage us gone let’s not totally write us off just yet. 

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We've always had the odds stacked upon us in the seasons where we won trophies. Even the 2012 season, that Napoli side almost killed our hopes and we beat them then. No reason why we can't win. We have 90min to turn the tie on it's head

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If anyone watched the Valencia/Atalanta game last night, you will know how weird it is to play a match with no fans. Feels strange listening to the players shouting at each other and the silence when a goal goes in.

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2 hours ago, Slojo said:

That'll actually be quite fun, like a club world cup, just a shame we've got no chance of advancing. 

Instead of a mini tournament we should insist on a micro tournament, 2 minutes each half, no keepers. Should get the whole tournament done in about 15 minutes.

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