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  1. the only change we will see come from this is having set rules within the PL rulebook as to what happens if the season is unable to be completed so that clubs know the score before they start the season i.e. PPG being used etc
  2. it wouldn't be the official line, but i definitely see there having to be a pause once the season starts due to an outbreak. if liverpool have won the league by that point, it's one less problem the PL have
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52726278 so that's 3 matches affected presuming they are playing 3 different teams. or they are told to just treat as injuries a part of me (wishing no ill against anyone) hopes that it's a high profile player, a sterling or salah perhaps. i think the premiership will care more about them than those at the bottom end
  4. i went to bournemouth v man u this season and the crowd was quite lively by their standards...they won 1-0. we wont have a chance to have that effect on the team when we play utd it's a complete farce but i've long accepted that regardless of the decision, it will be unfair on someone. it is completely impossible to make it 100% fair. void season = unfair on liverpool who have near enough won the league; unfair on teams that were among favourites for relegation in august who find themselves safe (palace, sheff utd) PPG = doesnt take into account games still to be played, where history tells us that freak results and great escapes are highly likely - unfair on current bottom 3 behind closed doors = doesnt give teams with big, lively home crowds the chance to cheer their team to victory (only really unfair on us and west ham...not many of the remaining clubs in and around the relegation zone - hence the most logical option in the eyes of the PL) from what we've been reading these are the only options...the whole "no relegation but promote 2 teams" doesnt appear to have ever been a genuine consideration
  5. he said jack has a decision to make in the summer. last i checked jack's got 3 years left on his contract and to our knowledge no bid has been accepted, so he has no decision to make it's not as bad as berger, but certainly same ball park
  6. reminds me of patrick berger talking about gareth barry. not quite as bad, but along similar lines
  7. really dont see an issue? he so easily could have said "hope he keeps us up, and then helps us take the next step next season, and one day captains us in europe" why on earth is he talking about him 'making decisions'
  8. wherever you reside, i have no doubt that you sit there chucking at these gullible villa fans biting on your posts. it's getting silly mate...please stop trolling the site but yet i find myself biting! so, on the small chance that you're actually serious, how do you think that a sunday league team that supposedly knows how to defend a corner would fare against a premier league side? serious question
  9. i can see it being a farce anyway, especially if they take relegation off the table...every game involving sides not aiming for europe will be like pre season friendlies
  10. hope so. i'm not so sure. as CP said there is 10s of millions at stake in tv money. the mid table sides just wouldn't risk their best players and could just field a side in order to fulfill the contracts
  11. my worry is that it comes down to a vote...only those in danger of relegation are likely to vote against it
  12. interesting he did allude to something along the lines of "are we going to agree to rule changes that increase our chances of relegation? probably not"
  13. Missed it...can anyone give a summary of what he said please?
  14. the PL could argue that they're still getting the product they paid for i agree he'll want relegation taken off the table...of course he will...but he doesn't need to look on VT to know that's what the fans want per my earlier point, they may be able to say that they've met their contractual obligation on the basis that the advertising boards are still showing the companies that have paid for them on the telly. all they lose is the 40k or so watching in the stadiums. all this is speculation, and playing devils advocate. i want us to stay up...it's just my opinion that our best chance is if we dont have to play football to do so!
  15. well i have to say you're deluding yourself if you think the PL cares about the fans. that has been evident for some time. furthermore the UK makes up only a portion of worldwide viewing figures...we are but a small few of billions of 'clients' they have. the majority of whom are not in this country. their priority is delivering their service to their majority...those in asia, the US, africa, etc. the loyal fans that attend matches of the teams are bottom of the pile. hence why i stand by how they will not be in the least bit concerned about what the likes of us think. i do agree that villa will take feeds from pages on here, social media etc with regards to opinions on manager/player performances, but the decisions on how the season will be completed will be largely out of purslow's hands. and, with the greatest respect to purslow, he wont take our view into account at the meetings with the PL and other clubs. he will do what's best for the club, not what appeases fans the most. we dont have a view on player contract obligations, sponsor deals that are in place etc. we have no idea how much money the club stands to lose by not playing its games. every time you see an advertisement pop up on those digital advertising boards during games, that's a sponsor deal being fulfilled. that's sponsor money that was taken into account for FFP, that last i heard, we only just had our head above. this is no longer happening, and we could be royally **** by not playing our games. it will be spun such as "we want to prove our worth in the league" but in reality, it could be financially necessary.
  16. well it's my opinion. the optimism gauge on here was about as low as it could be before the virus hit. reputable journos had smith to be sacked if we lost to chelsea. i know it was a long time ago but i remember that southampton away game...that was a side destined for the drop. calling off the season, or playing it with relegation scrapped is our only hope IMO. yes everything you say COULD happen...my opinion is that we are one of the 3 worst sides in the league, and the other 2 are in the relegation zone with us and my point simply is that if we end up in the championship next season, it wont be because of some ridiculous expected points calculation, it will be because us, bournemouth and norwich have been largely crap this season
  17. LOL...trust me, no one from the premier league powers that be will be looking on here, much less giving 2 **** what we want/think
  18. well...we're the 3 lowest placed teams in the league with 3/4 of the season gone, so sorta is based on some degree of fact
  19. if the season ended and relegation was confirmed i dont think any of the bottom 3 could have any complaints. we can argue the game in hand till the cows come home but the current bottom 3 are the worst in the league IMO. we've been abysmal for a lot of the season and deserve relegation if that's the decision that's made. i'd LOVE it if we are handed a get out of jail free card though
  20. over 1.5m to each of the 72 outside of the premiership by my calcs...doesnt sound much but would go a long way
  21. interesting point from glenn murray on bbc this morning that if there was no relegation then theoretically there would be 3 clubs worth of unused parachute payments that could be used to help the lower leagues
  22. Is it me turning crap or has the whole world suddenly turned brilliant? Getting done by at least 4 or 5 every game
  23. That's subjective...I'd say relegation fights are only exciting to the teams involved. Think many fans of the big sides watch the relegation scraps? I doubt it. The European places is incredibly important to sort out and the finish the season with no relegation idea seems the most reasonable so far
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