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In the Sunday Times today, this is one of the options, that the PL is reported to be considering: 

 

"Should completion not be possible an alternative is a “curtailed” season, raising the possibility that the Premier League could credibly conclude if it were able to play only two more games: Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the two fixtures postponed because of the Carabao Cup final.

Playing those would leave every team having completed the same number of matches (29), allowing the league to stop with finishing positions at the time of curtailment. Liverpool would be champions, Norwich City and Bournemouth would be relegated and Aston Villa v Sheffield United would become a match of enormous significance, with Villa able to survive — at Watford’s expense — with a victory and United, if they won, finishing fifth and qualifying for the Champions League should the Court of Arbitration for Sport uphold Manchester City’s Uefa ban."

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

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33 minutes ago, John said:

In the Sunday Times today, this is one of the options, that the PL is reported to be considering: 

 

"Should completion not be possible an alternative is a “curtailed” season, raising the possibility that the Premier League could credibly conclude if it were able to play only two more games: Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the two fixtures postponed because of the Carabao Cup final.

Playing those would leave every team having completed the same number of matches (29), allowing the league to stop with finishing positions at the time of curtailment. Liverpool would be champions, Norwich City and Bournemouth would be relegated and Aston Villa v Sheffield United would become a match of enormous significance, with Villa able to survive — at Watford’s expense — with a victory and United, if they won, finishing fifth and qualifying for the Champions League should the Court of Arbitration for Sport uphold Manchester City’s Uefa ban."

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Obviously it's a terrible idea and flies in the face of upholding integrity even more than playing all remaining fixtures behind closed doors in a short space of time, but just to play devil's advocate, a one-off "home" game (which it wouldn't really be, but still) versus Sheffield United to avoid relegation might a fairly good deal for us given our current position. If we won it of course 😛

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28 minutes ago, fightoffyour said:

Obviously it's a terrible idea and flies in the face of upholding integrity even more than playing all remaining fixtures behind closed doors in a short space of time, but just to play devil's advocate, a one-off "home" game (which it wouldn't really be, but still) versus Sheffield United to avoid relegation might a fairly good deal for us given our current position. If we won it of course 😛

Yes, integrity would go out the window. It would be 50/50 and it would offer a "get out of jail free" card, to West Ham & Brighton, so it's a no from me, as well as from Bournemouth and Norwich...As you say, the idea is terrible, as is the idea of someone playing football at the moment as well.   

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1 hour ago, John said:

In the Sunday Times today, this is one of the options, that the PL is reported to be considering: 

 

"Should completion not be possible an alternative is a “curtailed” season, raising the possibility that the Premier League could credibly conclude if it were able to play only two more games: Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the two fixtures postponed because of the Carabao Cup final.

Playing those would leave every team having completed the same number of matches (29), allowing the league to stop with finishing positions at the time of curtailment. Liverpool would be champions, Norwich City and Bournemouth would be relegated and Aston Villa v Sheffield United would become a match of enormous significance, with Villa able to survive — at Watford’s expense — with a victory and United, if they won, finishing fifth and qualifying for the Champions League should the Court of Arbitration for Sport uphold Manchester City’s Uefa ban."

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Probably a better alternative than just voiding the season altogether. 

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FFP is in ruins. It'll be interesting to see what they do here - do they just reset and declare next year as year zero?

Everyone's calculations will be an absolute mess after the lost incomes for this period.

 

 

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32 minutes ago, PaulC said:

Probably a better alternative than just voiding the season altogether. 

I am sure Bournemouth and Watford be happy to hear they have been relegated just so Liverpool can get the title. Ending the season now will just be done for that reason only

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32 minutes ago, OutByEaster? said:

FFP is in ruins. It'll be interesting to see what they do here - do they just reset and declare next year as year zero?

Everyone's calculations will be an absolute mess after the lost incomes for this period.

 

 

If FFP drops for a year or so we need to spend BIG!!!

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2 hours ago, John said:

In the Sunday Times today, this is one of the options, that the PL is reported to be considering: 

 

"Should completion not be possible an alternative is a “curtailed” season, raising the possibility that the Premier League could credibly conclude if it were able to play only two more games: Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the two fixtures postponed because of the Carabao Cup final.

Playing those would leave every team having completed the same number of matches (29), allowing the league to stop with finishing positions at the time of curtailment. Liverpool would be champions, Norwich City and Bournemouth would be relegated and Aston Villa v Sheffield United would become a match of enormous significance, with Villa able to survive — at Watford’s expense — with a victory and United, if they won, finishing fifth and qualifying for the Champions League should the Court of Arbitration for Sport uphold Manchester City’s Uefa ban."

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Well that would keep the fans away!

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2 hours ago, Zatman said:

I am sure Bournemouth and Watford be happy to hear they have been relegated just so Liverpool can get the title. Ending the season now will just be done for that reason only

From what govt are saying today, it’s unlikely to happen anyway. Might as well void next season too 

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I read someone that If 80% of the season had been played they could end it as is based on some FA rules. So they are just 2 games short of doing that. 

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6 months would put us almost into October. The Euros will be next year. I don't see how we can do ish this season. Have a break for transfers etc and then complete the next season before the Euros.

I don't see this season being able to restart much before sometime in September. Which competition is going to be cancelled next season to allow any chance of the games being played. Caraboa Cup, FA. Cup, Europa and Champions League? There will be a lot of sponsors arguing that their competition should be played because they have paid for the exposure.

Any suggestions will have to be agreeable to a lot of people, not least the government and British public and I will be surprised if in 6 months time anyone really cares about this season.

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This season needs to be voided now so they can start to plan how to complete next season before the Euros, or be prepared for whatever situation we find ourselves in later in the year. Possibly make and state clear rules about how next season will be decided if not all games can be completed, if teams can agree on them in advance. Suggestions of finishing this season are pure fantasy.

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6 months or possibly longer. They are being conservative so has not create alarm. Also it seems the true death figure is much higher than what they are stating.  Yes I do agree now I can’t see it finishing and even next season is in doubt 

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This season is over . Next season.......split the premier, championship..... leagues into two divisions. Then have play offs for the final positions ? 

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‪The Premier League are planning to move clubs into quarantined training camps, similar to World Cups, and play all remaining games behind closed doors in the Midlands during June/July!‬

‪All 92 games would be broadcast live on TV

‪(via @MiguelDelaney)‬

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PL money-grabbers can plan whatever they like for June/July....meanwhile the government will say No, not a chance!

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9 minutes ago, Zhan_Zhuang said:

PL money-grabbers can plan whatever they like for June/July....meanwhile the government will say No, not a chance!

According to the article Government wants football played if there's still a lockdown within that period.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/coronavirus-premier-league-isolated-camps-remaining-fixtures-dates-suspension-latest-a9432961.html

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It is this aspect that has drawn increased government backing, too, as they like the idea of the population engrossed in the national sport, especially in the event that lockdown measures are tightened or extended.

It's still very unlikely though.

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8 hours ago, tinker said:

This season is over . Next season.......split the premier, championship..... leagues into two divisions. Then have play offs for the final positions ? 

How about a mega league? Championship and Pl all in one.

You have to finish in the top 20 to stay in the league. You only play against the other teams once.

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15 hours ago, MaVilla said:

If FFP drops for a year or so we need to spend BIG!!!

This won’t happen for a variety of reasons. Imagine if there is a second strain of this virus next season and a club has spent way over the means trying to get promotion or top 4 etc (very possible) but gamble on receiving TV money etc to keep them going.. football stops again - next season declared void, big debt left on club. I hate FFP and it clearly isn’t fit for purpose but for now it may actually be a saviour for some..

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