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    The new Euroleague season is now only a couple of months away. However, in football they are finishing the Champions League and Europa League seasons this month using neutral venue hubs. Some countries have offered to act as neutral venues for upcoming UEFA marches as well.

    https://www.eurosport.com/football/f...18/story.shtml

    Is an arrangement like this not inevitable if the next season is ever to finish? There are Euroleague teams from 10 countries and it's hard to believe right now that there won't be outbreaks and then subsequent travel restrictions. Has anyone heard what contingency plans are in place for what seems like inevitable disruptions to the schedule? I'm aware that some Interbasket posters believe the next season won't finish (or maybe even start) but at the very least it seems improbable that a competition which involves so much travelling won't be impacted in some way.

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    They should have a 'bubble' plan at the ready at the very least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oly_fan View Post
    They should have a 'bubble' plan at the ready at the very least.
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    You guys are really too worried about Corona. They will start without fans or limited fans. The player will be tested before the game. If someone was tested positively then they will take him out till he is healthy again.

    Someone will come up with a vaccine anyway in a couple of month. Although i would never take that shit.

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    Toruko, it's not about anxiety over Coronavirus, it's just the reality that there are likely to be multiple travel restrictions at the very least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Toruko, it's not about anxiety over Coronavirus, it's just the reality that there are likely to be multiple travel restrictions at the very least.
    Then just change the spot if a country gets messed up with Corona again. I mean if you are in Italy and things go in a wrong way, play on Malta and dont cry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    Then just change the spot if a country gets messed up with Corona again. I mean if you are in Italy and things go in a wrong way, play on Malta and dont cry about it.
    You mentioning Malta is an interesting point because presumably there is no need for the same arena requirements that Euroleague usually demand.

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    Jokes aside, a bubble wouldn't work with Euroleague. The season is too long for that, and I don't think you can convince players to spend like 8 months in a different country etc. It is interesting to see when the travel restrictions will be resolved

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    Last season cancelation was shameful decision by Euromafia and coward loser clubs.
    I don't see any reason why next season would continue in their weird logic. But those chicken clubs now strengthened their rosters and they would probably vote now to play even in a bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivo View Post
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    Ha, made me laugh. Bojan's best moment for Fener? Not much social distancing there though. :P

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    At this point barring a miracle i give euroleague or any other european competition a 0.5% chance of finishing.I dont even think the competitions will start.Cases are on the rise everywhere in Europe before schools opening and before winter which will make things worse.Games in Greece are allready being cancelled because of positive cases in players,and the total cases in the country are relatively low.A bubble is the only solution but i dont think Jordi League has the logistics to pull this off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Koncak View Post
    At this point barring a miracle i give euroleague or any other european competition a 0.5% chance of finishing.I dont even think the competitions will start.Cases are on the rise everywhere in Europe before schools opening and before winter which will make things worse.Games in Greece are allready being cancelled because of positive cases in players,and the total cases in the country are relatively low.A bubble is the only solution but i dont think Jordi League has the logistics to pull this off.
    Glad to see you back posting again!

    To be fair, aren't positive tests expected at this stage? The NBA had a load of positive tests before the bubble, same when all the football leagues returned.
    Like you say, cases are rising in some countries. I just don't see how there won't at least be a lot of postponements. Under the old format they could have had a few bubbles for the group stages but now with one long regular season involving 18 teams that just isn't possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Glad to see you back posting again!

    To be fair, aren't positive tests expected at this stage? The NBA had a load of positive tests before the bubble, same when all the football leagues returned.
    Like you say, cases are rising in some countries. I just don't see how there won't at least be a lot of postponements. Under the old format they could have had a few bubbles for the group stages but now with one long regular season involving 18 teams that just isn't possible.
    Well, there will be some positive tests. They will lose some weeks and come back again. There might be off weeks but these losses can be compensate with more 2 game weeks etc. It must happen some critical things to stop playing. If some countries close borders etc.

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    Who cares if season will be played or not. Euromafia ruined last season with stupid cancelation decision, quit unfair to at least four teams that could fight for the title.

    I don't see any reason for next season to start in this situation, except some sort of tournaments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Ha, made me laugh. Bojan's best moment for Fener? Not much social distancing there though. :P
    Ah, only now seen this. Not sure about the best moment as those were thots but Bojan can score even with bad shot selection

    About Covid, if I know something about Euroleague, nothing can surprise me. Hopefully Turkey can somehow turn the tide of the increasing cases otherwise we might never have a full arena this year
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    Fenerbahce had its first game against Besiktas and won with 79:77. Melih and Eddie looked in shape. Biberovic played just 4 minutes and looked fairly lost in the game. No points, one attempt, bad try

    On Besiktas side Sengün had as expected 12 points in 20 minutes (with 6/8)
    Egehan Arna had a good game against his old team with 12/6/6
    Ercan Osmani, surprisingly Eray Akyüz and Sehmus Hazer had good games too.




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    Real Madrid won the Spanish Supercup for the third time. As I claimed before you cant win a shit with Calathes and even worse Heurtel.

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    There's now talk of the BCL having a reduced number of games for its regular season.

    https://sportando.basketball/en/bask...egular-season/

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    there is only one way to held this season..
    in first part of the season bubble for european competitions(el, ec, fiba ec..), in 2nd part of season bubble for domestic competitions..

    to specify for el, but same pattern for others competitions aswell..
    17 rounds in regular phase,(one game against each other), and then starts play offs..in 2-3 months should be over...

    everything else would be circus..
    but since there won't be bubble, be prepared for circus.

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    ECA Shareholders Executive Board approves modification of the Special Regulations due to COVID-19
    https://www.euroleaguebasketball.net...ue-to-covid-19

    The modified Special Regulations will have retroactive effect toward any decisions already applied regarding the 2020–21 season, allowing cancelled games to be rescheduled by the Euroleague Basketball CEO. The games affected to date by these modifications are:

    LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (Regular Season, Round 3)
    LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne - Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (Regular Season, Round 4)
    TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - Zenit St. Petersburg (Regular Season, Round 3)
    Valencia Basket - Zenit St. Petersburg (Regular Season, Round 4)

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