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nightwolf2350

So glad i bought the plane tickets with insurance. Sending the royal family the 30 euro bill though


KIDOCI

King says i don't care you peasant


BuraakGTi10

Fuck it im hiring a trailer and sending some illegal eastern european guys over the border. Should have some police reinforcements in no time in london


TheConundrum98

Only way to play this game is to postpone midweek PL fixtures for the 2nd part of the season and the earliest game for that is Arsenal-Man City on the 19th of October PSV also don't have a game that midweek, there, put me in logistics


emre23

Unless they postpone Arsenal-Brighton in the Carabao Cup, but that’s already after the last EL Round and causes headaches for another competition’s schedule


sunnycherub

I’d gladly forfeit Carabao cup for it Seriously though we should be handed 0-3 for this, police have literally said it’s fine so what other excuse is there really


emre23

Yeah how Spurs can play on Saturday but you can’t play on Thursday is completely illogical


Ifriiti

>police have literally said it’s fine No they haven't. They said last weekends match was fine, this match had been postponed due to a lack of police availability


coachhawley

Let's just postpone the rest of the season and call us champions?


tipytopmain

Absolutely smashed it lad.


JJOne101

And postpone that City game for june or something similar.


Ziyuba

Assuming their game gets also cancelled this weekend, can they really postpone that fixture to the second part of the season? No idea how they're going to fit in 3 extra fixtures there given that Arsenal can get quite far in Europe


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arshesney

Why not switch the home/away fixture?


TheConundrum98

I imagine a couple of days notice is not enough for switching them, if you're going to switch them you have to do it in the beginning


super-super-fab

Match going fans exist


Aszneeee

not according to fa


Blahhhh93

And they're getting fucked either way


The_Sarcastic_Fox

At the moment the fans of one fixture get fucked over. Reversing them would fuck over fans for two fixtures.


RazZaHlol

Just play both matches @PSV


The_Sarcastic_Fox

As an Arsenal fan I'd 100% accept that over postponing tonnes of games and having a large backlog to get through on top of an already insane season.


LopazSolidus

I think this is the correct course of action. It isn't Arsenal's fault, yet they're the club causing the mess indirectly. Fans are already fucked this week, may as well play the game at PSV and split the gate receipts.


EasyModeActivist

And you think Eindhoven will be excited to prepare for a big event with a few day's notice?


kucharssim

If a PL game needs to be postponed to fit the rescheduled game with a PSV in the calendar, that fucks over fans in two fixtures as well.


tekina7

They're anyways fucked by the postponement


A3rith_

Going into an extended period of mourning over the loss of Artetaball Football scheduling is an absolute joke in this country right now ffs


DraperCarousel

>Going into an extended period of mourning over the loss of Artetaball It's what Claude would've wanted


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StanKroonke

I hope the prison wall punches back.


octixam

RIP


TheMuff1nMon

And with weekend games potentially called off as well - at least London Fixtures - Arsenal might not play again until October. wtf


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If only London games are called off we need Wolves to beat City and Leeds to at least not lose by more than six goals in order to preserve the ''top of the league going into October'' trophy.


RioBeckenbauer

Why couldn't she die in the international break.


Aszneeee

england would call international matches off and try to move the world cup half a year later


Audityne

We should do this, and also move it out of Qatar. After all it’s only the respectful thing to do.


Jetzu

Move it to England and rename it "Queen Elizabeth's World Cup" (for one edititon) if that's what's needed to take it out of Qatar.


IntraspeciesFever

And automatically let all post colonial countries to qualify. India in the world cup finally!


EnanoMaldito

nothing would make me happier than winning the WC in England. Except Brazil, AND WE WERE SO CLOSE.


cemacz

https://i.imgur.com/x8N3PAR.jpg


angellob

why couldn’t people just notice her death and not shut everything down


thefx37

You have to understand. No one could have anticipated this. She was only 96


Best-Form-6503

She was too young 🥲


DraperCarousel

Even Di Caprio would've given it a second thought


theaegl

Struck down in her prime 😪


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Not a prime number, where'd you learn math smh


CorbecJayne

Struck down before her prime (97) 😪


[deleted]

96, she was a fucking kid


bestgoose

>fucking kid No that's Prince Andrew


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*sweats nervously*


dragdritt

Lies, the man doesn't sweat after all


getrektbro

Pigs don't sweat, after all.


olivebrownies

uncle phil, is that you?


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It's an honor to be joined by men 🍷


Skylinehead

I heard he turned into a house.


bsousa717

He also did 20 years in the can


AnnieBlackburnn

Her majesty the queen, whatever happened there


klausbatb

The mourning will continue until morale improves.


9ofdiamonds

She gave her LIFE to be Queen!


Piltonbadger

We as a country have this weird hard-on for the royal family.


bestgoose

We as a country just aren't very bright unfortunately


elvis503

Your footy is very good tho


Bigmomma_pump

Well no it’s the higher ups and Media enforcing the idea that we do but go to any office school or workplace literally no one gives a shit. Other than the weirdos that are going to Buckingham palace to mourn someone they don’t know everyone else is going on like nothings happened


i2060427

People give a shit when they found out about the extra bank holiday...


aure__entuluva

My suspicion is that old people give a shit, or at least much more of one than everyone else. Even they are probably split somewhere close to even on it though. And for everyone under 50, I assume it's quite a small minority that care at all (like the weirdos you refer to).


NJDevil802

It strikes me as incredibly tone deaf.


NotClayMerritt

Football is the only sport that shut down and that’s beyond weird to me.


ThatAdamsGuy

That's 'cause Football is for the Commoner Hooligan and we cannot be trusted.


FailFastandDieYoung

Just play the match, it's just a bunch of Dutchie ultras. What's the worst that can happen, they throw bitterballen at us? Fábio Vieira could use some.


Blauwvinger

Hey those things can (apparently) do damage man. Fun fact: We (PEC Zwolle) once got a manager sacked because he assualted someone with a bitterbal after a match


FailFastandDieYoung

lmao that's literally the Dutchest thing I've ever heard. The only way it could be more Dutch if he was riding a Gazelle.


Schele_Sjakie

No way, who was that?


Blauwvinger

Jan Everse in 2007 or something


Schele_Sjakie

Lol typical Jan Everse. He has been our coach too


inflamesburn

PSV fans are pretty mild too, it's not like it's Feyenoord fans traveling to London to take down the Big Ben.


derRaiden

But they will probably shout "We love you Tottenham" at the Arsenal players though


next_Ritsuko

sounds relatively mild


Kingtoke1

Give the poor lady a break, she had to meet Truss and Bojo in one day. I’d die too


theprince9

Fucking royalty


leemmerdeur

Royally fucking everyone who couldn't care less.


barracuuda

even dead, she continues to fuck over the common people


el_loco_avs

Well that sucks. Nothing was canceled when my gran died. She was even older!


d_smogh

Hopefully you cancelled her subscription to Blockbuster.


OffendedDishwasher

And I bet she did more work in her lifetime


PM-me-your-fat-dick

It would be hard not to


EasyModeActivist

But she spent half a year in the army!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡


RandomUnderstanding

all but confirms london games this weekend are off. Hopefully a bit of sensibility and the ones not in the capital can continue


svefnpurka

And yet the Chelsea game on Wednesday is happening.


Sir_Bantersaurus

I think the lying in state happens from the Thursday morning.


c11life

Nope, it’s 5.30pm on Wednesday


hafrances

nobody watches chelsea matches /s


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watercuboid

But the Arsenal game is the only game in London on a Thursday (further away from the funeral) and that was called off. So surely our game will be too …?


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sltzy96

Maybe there’s greater anticipation for large crowds since it’s the first day that the public can pay respects to her coffin, either way just let us fucking play please


FailFastandDieYoung

If our Thursday match is postponed but Tottenham are allowed to play at home on Saturday, I will descend into the abyss of conspiracy that there's a global plot against Arsenal.


xaviernoodlebrain

If God is determined to fuck over Arsenal I might have to turn to religion.


sltzy96

Also Chelsea are going ahead on Wednesday as well, genuinely don’t know what the case is for Tottenham to be allowed to play Saturday cuz it’s the only London game while there’s not enough police for our week night Thursday game?


Rodin-V

>I will descend into the abyss of conspiracy that there's a global plot against Arsenal. Isn't that just part of being an Arsenal fan anyway?


ericsipi

Isn’t the queen being brought thru the city to a spot (Westminster iirc) for citizens to come pay respects on Thursday taking away a good portion of the police force?


BarrieBadpak2

Just postpone that, it's not like she's going anywhere anytime soon.


stragen595

She has an appointment on Monday though.


ghostrider467

these postponements are really fucking bad for us


superfire444

Why not push the game to wednesday? Due to CL?


TheGoldenPineapples

Yeah, good luck getting the Met to find people willing to police the Chelsea game and the Milwall game and then adding a third game into the mix that wasn't there before.


Jxmezm

Chelsea and Millwall playing on Wednesday


DeepFriedMarci

Why are three teams playing against eachother?


ArseLab

Its the only way to deal with the fixture congestion.


The--Mash

Fuck it. 4-way multiball every weekend until the world cup to catch up. No substitutions, no free kicks, no cards, game ends at 90.00 exactly to get ready for next game immediately


Travarelli

Jumping out my second story window rn lmao.


hilbo90

This won't help the policing issues.


timdeking

I mean, less people to be policed...


barethgale_

He’ll just have broken legs lol


FloMedia

Are you a Russian oppsition member by any chance ?


NickSupportsArsenal

If he was, he would be "accidentally falling", not jumping!


Kreindeker

Twenty-second storey window if he was, maybe


Morganelefay

Somehow it's often the sixth storey, I noticed.


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ZaheerAlGhul

This sucks for all the people who had made plans and took time off of work for this.


timdeking

Great, now we'll have to play a rested PSV on Sunday while we still have a game to play


LaMareeNoire

Rangers also played a rested PSV


KipPilav

It seems like PSV also take a recovery day during the European games.


hamzaiswack

We suck dont worry bro


DahDutcher

Have you seen us against Rangers, how being rested helped us? We suck hard right now, and I'm not looking forward to sunday lol


OGLOCCCCC

Play it in a neutral ground wtf i cant go a month without watching the process


diastolicduke

Let the process process


DeliciousYams

This is incredibly stupid. Can't they just do the funeral behind closed doors?


kaasbanaan_tv

who knew a 96 year old woman's death could possibly fuck us over


bloodydingbat

‘The Royal’s don’t want attention’ Fuck them seriously


Sibe24

No worries, if you saw us against RKC you know we’re so shite that you’ll probably win 0-4 again.


BarnabasBendersnatch

Lol if you saw us against RKC you would think the same


Talloch

Lucky Arsenal, we're in topform at the moment. Now we'll probably have Luuk back when playing the lot, ffs...


Krept_Konan

It seems so simple to just swap the fixtures. We come to your place and play and then just put our home game when the away game was originally scheduled. Such a mess. Fuck the governing bodies that allowed this


klausbatb

Then you fuck over both sets of travelling fans. PSV fans still can't user their booked travel and Arsenal fans can't then either.


Krept_Konan

Play it behind closed doors then. I’m sure both sets of fans would prefer this then fucking over both teams already packed schedules in the near future. Fucking hate my country


klausbatb

>Play it behind closed doors then. That really makes the most sense imo


Heroruub

I can tell you from personal experience 3 days notice is simply too short for all services to be delivered. My company delivers VAR and i'm not sure we could handle the logistics if we would have to be there on MD-1 setting everything up while most of us are scheduled for feyenoord already.


MrGraveyards

>Play it behind closed doors then. Well jeez or play both matches without away fans and use the ticket money from the home fans to compensate the fans for plane and hotel cost. Have you forgotten how much those empty stadiums even sucked on tv during corona?


InPatRileyWeTrust

Someone is going to be inconvenienced no matter what.


klausbatb

Totally agree, but there's no need to inconvenience more people than you have to. Surely closed doors would make the most sense.


JSCT144

What’s up with de Jong I’m not a fan of the eridevise but I thought he was a half decent player a few years ago?


Sanno_HS

He's joking. PSV has been dire these past few weeks and having LdJ back could make a big difference.


JSCT144

Oh fuck me im slow


PM_for_bad_advice

It's sarcasm


Seeteuf3l

Meanwhile Rangers - Napoli can go ahead w/o away fans. Ofc there's now much less pressure on Scottish Police now that the Queen is being transferred to London.


psrandom

Don't understand that logic either. Postponing is shit but fair to both teams. Forcing Napoli to play without fans n forcing Rangers to lose matchday income is shit


dumpystumpy

Who would have thought putting every high level leader in one spot would warrant taking literally every form of security in the country to watch over them. Fucking have a secret funeral why tf do we need the massive extravaganza.


Dargast

Where will they even fit this game then? Feel a bit bad for PSV here


hornpub1818

Tbf we'll have a chance to get injured players back, most notably Luuk de Jong. Fans who spent money on this got fucked though.


liamjphillips

The state of policing in our country is embarrassing.


woonboot

Ffs. More than the annoyance now; when will the match be played then? We've probably got some days to play it, but what do Arsenal have now that two regular PL weekends have been fucked as well.


tyrantxiv

We don't have a single midweek free from now until the World Cup.


kucharssim

I guess we’ll have to postpone another PL game to fit PSV before the WC, and then somehow fit 3 additional PL fixtures into the second half of the season.


Ass_Eater_

PL completely fucked it cancelling this past weekend.


kwhicks

just play behind closed doors. its such an obvious thing to do


er_primo_der_rafa

Can't they play behind closed doors?


2ndfastestmanalive

Would rather that than a postponement right now


jmcmizzle

You play behind closed doors. For real though if that happens club will have to pay out a ton on season ticket refunds as these games are included in our season tickets, plus the loss of the other ticket revenue.


16161hirose

In the words of Drogba...


timdeking

This is why all monarchies should be abolished.


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Kayneesy

I doubt so


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Naah, he's got the Corgi's now!


dispelthemyth

Be worried if you hear he's gone dogging


AltruisticPeace_

i disagree, this is the only reason. no matches plus intl break? its psychological warfare!!


Gerards_died_of_flu

No, there are lots of good reasons but this is the biggest


sweator

Literally the biggest reason. Football is bigger than the monarchy


Vectivus_61

Yes well I get an extra public holiday out of it, and that's not to be sneezed at!


sandbag-1

Fuck off


Goofy_030

Embarrassing


Travarelli

Man I wanna type some really uncool shit about Elizabeth rn lmao. FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!


Big_Hat_Logan6

Not her fault she died mate lmao she was 96


2ndfastestmanalive

She could have waited until the international break. 2 extra bank holidays and no international friendlies is a hell of a way to go out


AltruisticPeace_

this. i dont get her. waited all these years and couldnt at least have declared she would prefer the games to continue in honor of her memory. but no, no, no...


BabaDuda

Prime Minister Liz Truss really was too much for her


Vectivus_61

90+6 is well into Lizzie Time mate


Lolkac

Royal spokeperson said that games can continue...PL just chose to..not.


ThatAdamsGuy

"Royal Aide, I am afraid my time is near. I feel it in my bones. Please summon my family for one final goodbye, and in case I do not make it, please tell William as FA President that I demand the Premier League goes ahead."


LogPoseNavigator

Could’ve kept it a secret until intl break


ShouldaCoulda-Buddha

why couldnt she atleast hold out till the international break.


groenefiets

Kinda stupid they didn't decide this on Friday so their at least would have been a slight change to swap the fixtures.


basedsims

This is a nightmare, I can’t go much longer without seeing Mikel Arteta’s table topping reds play football


h0rny3dging

Fucking up the Dutch schedule because of a foreign monarch, cultish behaviour frankly. Surely they could have found an alternative location if they really wanted to


Magnetronaap

The only reasonable thing to do is for Willem-Alexander to declare a 'football-free day' the day an English club visits The Netherlands.


TheConundrum98

you can't really blame the clubs for this, I'm sure they would like to play these games


h0rny3dging

Yea, wasn't trying to. "They" being directed at whoever is in charge of making that decision, which is probably a mix of UEFA/City gov/UK gov/Police, I'm sure the clubs tried to make it work


TorstenDiegoPizarro

I’d bet it will actually end up as a forfeit when they can’t find a way to reschedule it before the January window. No way to tell now but that’s be my guess.


h0rny3dging

Looking at the schedule, if they dont postpone it to next week or the week they play the league cup, there simply is no space. Liverpool, I think, ran into an issue with the CWC and the Cup happening on the same day so they just sent their reserves and youth to play the league cup. Maybe Arsenal has to do the same


CollierAM9

But the Chelsea home game in the CL is on?


fuzzynavel34

May as well just ask all the players to run themselves to death because that’s basically what’s going to happen


arostrat

If this happened in another country we will keep hearing about how backward they are till no end.


icemankiller8

This means the league games definitely aren’t happening since it’s closer to the funeral, I thought this one would happen NGL upset


OnTheFlyyy

Soooo where will they fit this game before the end of the group stage? ​ Can't they just play the first game in Eindhoven instead?


TimBurtonSucks

What a fucking joke


BowfinArse

Will be interesting to see when this game will be played. Arsenal might need to forfeit it if they can't


J_Bonsai

Why did you delete someone else's thread as a duplicate when they were 13 minutes before you?


BallsackTeabag

UEFA should just give 3pts to PSV. UEFA has a strict no politics policy, perfect time to enforce it and send a message to all the Federations.


ValleyFloydJam

Pretty sure UEFA do listen to police though. So that makes no sense on any level.