North East UK news Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert says there's a 'strong case' for football to be halted PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Ipswich Town boss has spoken to BBC Radio 5 Live about his own coronavirus battle
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert believes there's a "Strong case" for elite level football to come to a halt. The Tractor Boys boss has spoken to BBC Radio 5 Live about his own coronavirus battle, saying it's the "Worst ever." Like Sunderland, the Norfolk were among the League One clubs to have a number of festive fixtures postponed - leading to a number of managers, players and clubs calling for a circuit break. However the EFL have recently announced they, and the PFA would introduce bi-weekly coronavirus tests, in an attempt to ensure the 2020-21 campaign continues. Lambert said: "One of the lads got tested and it came back positive. We had a goal celebration and thought he had it, then it turned out he never had it. "One of the other lads had it. We all got tested and all of a sudden about eight of us got it, including another member of staff. Read More Related Articles Lee Johnson gives insight into how League One salary cap will affect Sunderland's transfer window Read More Related Articles 'I've only been able to judge three games' - Johnson not worried about amount of draws Sunderland have this season "I was nowhere near 'em. I was two metres apart in the dressing room at that time. I don't know [if football should be stopped] but what I do know id I've never felt as bad as that in my life - in a long long time. "When you're in the shower your hair is sore, your head is sore, the headaches and pneumonia - everything was breaking down.
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Paul Lambert at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland AFC take on Ipswich Town (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) With the rest of the country under national lockdown and only essential travel permitted, Lambert has questioned how footballers can be exempt. He said: "I think you're asking players to go an play a game and everybody else can't move - different tiers. "For example, how can Ipswich go and travel to play Sunderland or Fleetwood or wherever, because everybody is in the same boat with this virus? Nobody is immune to getting it. "How can you stop tennis and other tiers of football playing and keep the bigger ones going?
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Lee Johnson eyes Papa John's Trophy as first Wembley triumph since 1973 "I think there's a strong case for it and it's my opinion. I've had it and I'm going off the symptoms and the way I felt. It was the worst ever it really was. "People who are elder than myself, the NHS and care workers are doing an incredible job putting themselves in that line. "Footballers are asked to go and play a game. I just don't get it. There's no entertainment. It's not the same game without fans."
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