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14 Mar 2020 09:00:47
However long the current postponement is in place for, there will still be time to play remaining fixtures.

I don't think the Euro's will go ahead- definitely not as it has the new format of being played all over Europe in different venues and national governments have already closed borders to non-nationals.

That leaves a decent amount of time to get through the remaining fixtures- even if you had to tone down training and be able to go:

Sat/ Sun - Tues/ Weds - Sat/ Sun

2 weeks in May and 2 in June and it's done

Finish this season, cancel Euros, player break
Go again.

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14 Mar 2020 10:18:45
It’s all speculation isn’t it, but if I were to join. In the speculation- I would have thought the euros are under massive threat, as the mass movement of people all across the continent for a football tournament doesn’t seem like a sensible step, or one that governments would be hugely keen on. The league is suspended hopefully with players self isolating, so in 3 weeks time or whatever the players might be clear of it. Then play the games behind closed doors- maybe it’ll take 4 or 5 weeks to restart, but I can only see it restarting with empty stadia.

{Ed047's Note - I don’t think it’s going to be that simple, that would only work if every player had Covid 19 right now. Which is not the case.

People will be catching it over the coming months not just hours and days mate.

14 Mar 2020 12:24:47
I feel sorry for lower division clubs

We all know many are on the edge financially- a prolonged cash flow problem could see them go under

Losing gate revenue for the remainder of this season would be horrible for them- am guessing they still rely heavily on Matchday revenue as opposed to broadcasting rights.

14 Mar 2020 13:16:12
I think I heard that 3/ 4 of lower clubs revenue comes from gate receipts, which clearly wouldn't be good long term.

{Ed002's Note - It would not take much for money to flow down from the PL - and it would not take a fortune.}

14 Mar 2020 19:13:45
You’re correct of course Ed, but this virus will be around for evermore, not just even the next few months. I do feel that if a season must be affected then it should be next season and not the one that has largely been played. You could argue that august won’t allow sufficient time to have the risks reduced. Perhaps put everything on hold and resume this season in October, take a mini break and play an 18 game season next, starting in Jan - presumably a clever computer can work a roughly even distribution of home and away fixtures. If you only get to play city away you just have to take it on the chin, all sides would at least know the rules before the season begins.

{Ed002's Note - This is nonsense. It is a great pity you cannot look beyond Liverpool.}

14 Mar 2020 23:51:19
Hi ed, which bit in particular? If it’s the concept of an 18 game season then fair enough, that’s quite a leap and a novel concept, but is that a worse idea than abandoning a season without resolution to so many key questions?
It’s certainly not nonsense to say that this virus will be around forevermore, i sincerely hope that by august we will have seen a huge decline in the number of cases - but it’s not outlandish to suggest large public gatherings could still be an issue, or that players could still be contracting the disease then too.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody is cosidering playing a short term league next season. Not on the table.}

15 Mar 2020 08:35:21
Fair enough Ed, no matter what though i can’t help but think there’ll have to be some sort of novel solution to all of this. Keep washing those hands and singing happy birthday- I would say national anthem but don’t know how long the US one lasts!



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