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  1. so, no Friday game matchday 26. because politics said it can Restart the second half of may. thats may 16. full first matchday: Saturday-monday https://www.kicker.de/1-bundesliga/spieltag
  2. Germany. Bundesliga Restart: may 15. duesseldorf-padeborn. Friday evening game. Saturday-Sunday will follow. thats the regular matchday 26. so i expect BVB-schalke Derby on sat may 16.
  3. DFL will meet with all Clubs tomorrow to discuss Dates. definite plan should be clear then. my guess is may 22. some smaller Teams complaining, because they havent trained full Team size yet. Problem are some other Dates. Cup semi final and final are also up. Maybe that has to take Place in july then.
  4. News from Germany. Bundesliga will Restart! when? it is up to the league. every Team will have to go in a time of quarantine before the restart. unclear how long. 7-14 days. it is not the "normal" 14 days because they test more. realistic now is a Restart may 15 or may 22. i expect the league to announce today or tomorrow.
  5. thats not the main Problem. its 2nd Bundesliga too. 1700 Tests taken, 10 positive. the Question now, is it all over the Place or located in 2-3 spots. then this would be positive News. the real Problem now is a 10 Minute Facebook live stream by a Player from Hertha Berlin. Walking around, no distancing, shaking Hands with teammates and People from around the Team. so now, everyone is saying "nice Concept bundesliga-but nobody follows through". we will see. Wednesday should be the big day. but Overall the pressure here in Germany is really rising to reopen more. our numbers are Looking really good. declining all over the map. 80 Million People-under 7k death-only around 1k new cases a day for the past days-active cases going down too.
  6. so...korean Baseball is coming to ESPN. the struggle must be real.
  7. will be interesting to see if this affects the decision on may6. there is a General discussion here going on. why make exceptions for Sports, Soccer? does it set a bad example for Young People and Kids. they are not allowed to Play. why can the Bundesliga simply buy Tests? should we put more effort in Hospitals and nursing homes first. on the other Hand large number of tests went unused, because there are not that many cases anymore. and Overall numbers are declining. other Things will reopen for sure after next week. my opinion. a week ago i would have said it is 80-20 for a Restart of the Bundesliga. now i would guess its 50-50.
  8. maybe was in the wrong thread earlier… so here too: News from Germany. (Merkel met with local goverment today, with presser). 11 days after Opening small businesses. Overall good News. numbers looking good. new infections still going down (between 1000 and 1500 per day for the last days, they say they can handle it and track that amount down). r0 under 1. enough beds and stuff in hospitals. playgrounds, churches, Zoos can reopen. under restrictions. more businesses too. BIG next meeting will be may 6. regarding Schools, Kids day care, SPORTS, Restaurants/bars. for sports. soccer. Nothing specific today. may 6 looks like the date for a definite decision. bundesliga is ready. may 9 looks a little too early. i would expect, with numbers staying in the current ballbark, that it will restart may 16 or 23. with empty stadiums, testing. but still a little unclear what happens when a player tests positive (player is out 14 days, team is out 14 days, both teams that played out 14 days). i guess they will figure it out on the fly. France stopped their league. paris champion. plan to start next season late august. italy, spain, england still up in the air.
  9. News from Germany. (Merkel met with local goverment today, with presser). 11 days after Opening small businesses. Overall good News. numbers looking good. new infections still going down (between 1000 and 1500 per day for the last days, they say they can handle it and track that amount down). r0 under 1. enough beds and stuff in hospitals. playgrounds, churches, Zoos can reopen. under restrictions. more businesses too. BIG next meeting will be may 6. regarding Schools, Kids day care, SPORTS, Restaurants/bars. for sports. soccer. Nothing specific today. may 6 looks like the date for a definite decision. bundesliga is ready. may 9 looks a little too early. i would expect, with numbers staying in the current ballbark, that it will restart may 16 or 23. with empty stadiums, testing. but still a little unclear what happens when a player tests positive (player is out 14 days, team is out 14 days, both teams that played out 14 days). i guess they will figure it out on the fly. France stopped their league. paris champion. plan to start next season late august. italy, spain, england still up in the air.
  10. yeah. one of the first tests was developed in berlin-charite by professor drosten. highly regarded expert here. he posts a daily podcast now for weeks. with updates and scientific stuff. also advises angela merkel (with others). thats part of the success here. they are all open with information. and they dont mind to say "folks, we dont know. its new, we will see". thats why everybody here has big trust in merkel, goverment etc. a guy like trump who says daily "everything is fine. i m in control of this" is just an idiot and a clown to most germans. everybody knows that nothing really is under control. there is lack of masks here also for example. but merkel just today admitted it. and says they will try to do better now and in the future. she then asks everybody to make the best of the situation. i hope you ll catch up. you will need it. testing and tracing is key. but its way more difficult for you guys. we are 80+ million in a small country compared to the US. in order to reopen you ll have to reduce your numbers first. to be honest, they look ugly still. and trump wasted a month+. its difficult to catch up.
  11. first-italy, spain, france will take longer. france for example expanded their stay at home orders til may 15th. germany has by FAR the most ICU beds/1000. compared to them. germany 8 ICU beds/1000- USA <3 ICU beds/1000. france and the others are in between. thats why our death numbers are so low. same goes for testing infrastructure. and there is the problem. germany is VERY organized down to the local goverments (region-city-town level) regarding testing, tracing, labs, manpower, funding. thats not the case in the other countries. they dont have the infrastructure, the amount of labs, the manpower. so its difficult to copy germany on the fly. could we do more? I think so. on the other hand we are taking in patients from other countries. espacially from france, netherlands, italy and spain. our system allows that. is it enough? I dont know. its a tricky question, because you dont know how the numbers will develop when you start to reopen. but the first peak is over in most of europe. so this should not be the biggest problem in the future. most critic I hear is regarding money. who pays for this after its over? its pretty clear that espacially italy and spain will need massive help. so on EU level there is much discussion over debt and who pays for it. germany, netherlands and other northern countries doesnt want to vouch for debt in the southern countries. this will be a big problem for the EU in general. to find that compromise. but thats nothing new. for decades its that way. they ll figure it out. or something out....
  12. News from Germany. we reopened small businesses today. next week schools will continue for students to graduate (because they are older and should be able to follow distancing rules). after 2 weeks reevaluation of the Situation and if positive, reopen will continue. beaches and crowded places are closed and will be closed longer. personal opinion: you are flat out crazy to reopen beaches in your Situation. someone who did this here, political Career would be over immediatly. for Sports (Soccer first, Bundesliga, only Soccer really matters for germans). talks ongoing. Looks like 9th may or a week later they will try (if the reevaluation in 2 weeks brings positive results). stands empty. Minimum People involved. Players tested often. the DFL is working out concepts. I know from Bayern munich they are testing their Players 3 times a week the past weeks. Training ground they expanded to Groups of seven today (strikers-midfield-defenders). small steps. but there is hope for Soccer mid may!
  13. sorry there is Nothing official. trust me, i would know. im German and a huge Soccer fan. they plan some Things. they want to start may 2nd or ninth. but before April 19th there will be no decision. til then the shutdown is for sure. week before politics are discussing the way ahead. i would assume around April 15th we ll here About it. my opinion: Germany does Things more on the sure side. i would assume it will take a Little bit longer. they ll give it a try with small businesses first. for 14 days or so. then see the results. if good, we should be good to go.
  14. trust me. many discussion here too About that. many think it was/is to strict. and many want them lifted earlier. but in the end everybody sees our very low death numbers and new infections decrease by the days. so my Feeling is we will pull through. and most will give it a week or 2 longer. even if it is proven that 2 weeks less would ve been enough. Overall there will be a new normal anyway for a year+. masks, distance, no big crowds and so on.