The late start of the 2020-21 season pandemic and the tight deadline for completion by the European Championship this summer caused a crowded schedule. With elite-level matches, it’s a tiring experience for fans looking from home without worrying about the players. I played almost every day.
However, Rotherham United, who bids to avoid being demoted from the championship, is about to embark on a truly tough climax for the 2020-21 season. I have won 2 of the last 10 games. Millers sits 22nd on the table, 2 points off the bottom, 7 points off safety.
Fortunately, Paul Warne’s team has some games for all the other teams in the championship, playing only 36 games at this point against the league average of 40. .. This leaves Mirrors with 10 league fixtures. We got out of the swamp.
Bad news? They will be forced to play all the remaining 10 games within 28 days:
April 10: Huddersfield Town (A)
April 13: Queens Park Rangers (H)
April 15: Coventry City (H)
April 18: Birmingham City (H)
April 21: Middlesbrough (H)
April 24: Barnsley (A)
April 27: Brentford (A)
May 1: Blackburn Rovers (H)
May 4: Luton Town (A)
May 8: Cardiff City (A)
The problem began to rise around Christmas when the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Rotherham squad canceled the match between Derby County and Middlesbrough. Then last month, an even bigger outbreak of positive tests in Millers’ camp saw the match against Luton, Brentford and Coventry drop in the middle. At one point, both manager Warn and his assistant Ritchie Barker were forced to quarantine at home at the same time. That is, some senior members of the first team were left for training. And in addition, the Yorkshire club has been postponed for three games due to bad winter weather.
“Simple, I thought back in December that the season could be extended if there were real problems,” Warn said. Times.. “Looking back now that the playoff dates are written in blood and euro, it was naive.
“I thought I had to do something if three or four clubs were in the same position as us, but that’s just us. I don’t think we were treated hard, we We were just out of luck. We said, “Unfortunately, it’s been built up to this crescendo. It could be the most exciting end of the season and it could be the biggest anti-climax. We You have to wait. “
Rotherham’s extreme misery has certainly made them face it this season, but they are not the first club to have a packed schedule.
Back in the winter of 2019, Liverpool Was needed j To meet two competitive fixtures in a 24-hour space, Matches are taking place on various continents.Reds had to face Aston Villa Before playing against the Mexican side of Monterrey in the FIFA Club World Cup at Villa Park (Kick-off at 7:45 pm Greenwich Mean Time) in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals on December 17th. Qatar The next day (kick off at 5:30 pm GMT).
Liverpool solved the problem by splitting the ranks into two because of Jurgen Klopp’s regret. A group of inexperienced youth players and reserve players lost 5-0 to Villa. Meanwhile, the senior counterpart flew to Doha, defeating Flamengo and raising the trophy after winning the semi-finals against Monterrey.
Liverpool announces teams to play in the Carabao Cup 24 hours before the Club World Cup semifinals 👀 pic.twitter.com/5HHiYxK9T0
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) November 5, 2019
Arsenal Although the doubleheader in question has returned to the 1896-97 season, it also suffers from the stigma of having to play two games a day. This situation was set up for Arsenal’s reserve team to comfortably beat Layton 5-0 in the FA Cup, while perhaps the first good team was 8-0 against the old second division Loughborough. It meant that it had fallen. Record.
Manchester United From 1991 to 1992, when the intensive execution of the game messed up title tracking, it wasn’t very successful. EnglandThe old first part before the Premier League. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team had to play four games in eight days to finish the campaign that took the lead in most of the campaign.
However, United scored only one point in the match against Nottingham Forest (April 20th), West Ham (April 22nd) and Liverpool (April 26th). The latter handed over the title to its rivals. Leeds United -Before United finishes the season with a win Tottenham Hotspur (May 2nd) Last day.
Barcelona And real Madrid When it comes to the most spectacular opportunities for Spanish football, it is often considered inseparable, but the proportion they faced each other in 2011 was ridiculous.Indeed, because of the way equipment fell, we were treated to at least four grandstands Classicos In the space of j18 days.
The run began on April 16 in Madrid, which hosts Barca in Liga (a game that ended 1-1) and defeated Catalan rivals 1-0 in the Copa del Rey final four days later. After that, two consecutive games were played in the Champions League semi-finals (April 27th and May 3rd), and Barca won a total of 3-1 before winning the tournament for the first time in three years.
Perhaps the stakes in non-league weren’t that high Canvey Island FC I was forced to embark on a quick finish for the 2000-01 Lyman League season, but the schedule was much tighter. Faced with a ridiculous pile of seven plays 12 days ago, the seagull ended the campaign by playing the last five games for five consecutive days.
Ran featured the game daily from May 1st to 5th, all finishing in second place behind Farnborough Town and missing a promotion to the conference.
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