Talk of a circuit-break in football is mounting, but I am not in favour of it, and here’s why. If football is brought to a halt again as happened last season, then there is no certainty that it will re-start! The fear of finding ourselves in a similar position, which is just outside those elusive play-off places, would be disastrous for the club and supporters alike.
Obviously, health issues cannot be ignored, but if we were to see a complete abandonment of football once more, then we must have an effective strategy to deal with it. The EFL can put thinks on hold if they must, but this has to be a short-term fix and nothing more. This season is condensed enough as it is without another curtailment in my view.
The Blues are due to visit Fleetwood Town on Saturday. The match is still scheduled to take place, but the situation could change suddenly. Town has a number of players still recovering from positive Covid-19 tests, and with a dozen or so Town players still out through injury, the game might be moved to Tuesday, the 5th of January, 2021.
This year has been one to forget for so many different reasons and all related to this horrid pandemic. We are, by nature, social animals and this disease has disrupted massively the way we live out our lives and those close to us, who are a part of it.
All it leaves me to say, dear readers, is enjoy the rest of your Christmas in the best way that you can, and I look forward to the New Year with anxious anticipation because the quicker we leave the current one behind the better for everyone.