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02 Apr 2020 22:48:19

Do you think the season is done? In your opinion.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know. The plan for all sees a preference to complete the season. I have explained a viable drop dead date of June 30. Tomorrow the PL meet - I would expect April 30 to slip to May 31 as an announcement in the afternoon. You can reasonable expect the lockdown to continue for longer than currently planned - perhaps the Government will say April 30 as the next target - we will see. It would be great to get it done, but I suspect we are looking at a tough ride for a while. Liverpool have done enough to be deserved winners but they would need to go cap in hand to ask if it could be awarded by the Premier League - I am not sure that they would want to face a black ball vote and then have the indignity of losing. Tough I know.}

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03 Apr 2020 10:02:20
I honestly think the decision should be made to end the season now and how it is with or without the trophy being awarded once this decision is made people will make thier peace and clubs can asses thier situation with regards to finances (obviously I have no idea how they work) players coming and going I can see this having a massive impact on the transfer window (if there is one) as clubs will have a lot less available to spend and the uncertainty of when football will be allowed to continue as this pandemic is unknown and could last longer than expected

How can clubs prepare for the unknown?

03 Apr 2020 10:29:42
If it weren’t for all the madness going on right now, fans of other clubs would be revelling in the circumstances of our situation. A lot of them probably still are. Record breaking season, to go down in the history books and now either tainted or quashed. Coronavirus is awful, but we’ll come out the other side and when we are Liverpool will be a laughing stock. Even I can't help but smile at the cruel irony.

03 Apr 2020 10:38:22
Oh yea, and end the season now, one way or the other. We have bigger fish to fry than to try and hold on to the hope of shoehorning a load of games in sometime in the summer, or before. Football will be far from the only sector to suffer greatly with several clubs likely going under, or close to, but hopefully this whole situation will show the world at large just how fragile we all are and that running on a month by month basis is just not sustainable. It’s carrying over your bet every week until you lose it all. Things are going to change.

03 Apr 2020 11:11:50
Quo Vadis, United supporter here. I don't think in any way Liverpool will be a laughing stock. Not that I enjoyed it but they have been a mile ahead this season. They deserve the title and I hope the season is finished out no matter how long it takes. Also United still had a chance of a cup win and were still on for a chance of CL qualification. Maybe get this season finished and have some kind of shortened season for 2020-21.

03 Apr 2020 09:56:38
Thank you for you reply! Stay safe! :)

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome and stay safe.}

03 Apr 2020 13:15:50
Ed02, Karl Heinz Rummeniege has come up with a briliant idea (INO) on how the European league season can be finished. Not sure you have heard what he said but essentially, he said that we can restart the season in Feb of 2021, finish it ASAP and then structure the next two seasons over 18-20 months to fit in with the 2020 WC staring in Qatar in Dec. of 2022. What do you think? Cheers and stay safe, my friend!

{Ed002's Note - Clubs will not want that to happen at all. What is happening that makes February a reasonable time to start this. If it weren’t for Liverpool you would also not agree with it.}

03 Apr 2020 16:55:24
Hi Ed002,
I hope that you are keeping well.
I just wondered whether any announcement is due today if the discussions have finished relating to the potential continuation of the PL?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Apparently a lot of distractions at the PL meeting today, not least from repeated interventions from one particular body. No decisions, no revised dates - just all under review and existing date scrapped. There is a push for clubs to make cuts in wages for players but that is from a misinformed position and is likely their attempt to placate the government. Generally there is a postion where most clubs want the season completed, but there are some who already think time has come and others will once we get to the end of May.}

03 Apr 2020 18:04:46
Thanks Ed002 for the detailed and hot off press update, really appreciated. I guess with so many uncertainties it makes it difficult to plan and as you say the PL are feeling the Governmental pressure regarding players wages so I guess a lot of that topic took priority. Can you see this meeting reconvening again say next week?

{Ed002's Note - There are many discussions going on and there is a push to try and separate all of the stuff the PFA with to deal with away from the larger forum as it is a distraction. I am aware that it was suggested that there should be a regular WebEx but right now it is a dynamic situation they are trying to deal with. If the situation deteriorates significantly then harsher decisions will need to be made. Stay safe.}

03 Apr 2020 18:19:00
Thanks Ed002 for the detailed insight, really appreciated. Please look after yourself also.

{Ed002's Note - Have a good evening.}

03 Apr 2020 18:55:22
Ed02, you are correct. I have an LFC bias cos yeah, I want us to complete the season and win the PL fair and square and I'm honest about it and will NEVER apologize for that.

Now in your response you said partly that, "What is happening that makes February a reasonable time to start this. ". It seems like that part o f your answer that was incomplete. What is happening that would make February a reasonable time to start this, exactly? Cheers, man.

03 Apr 2020 18:57:49
Thanks Ed, I'll try but already getting bored. I've saturated watching the movies I wanted to watch, have a day off from working out, and finished the spring clear up in the garden. I am contemplating breaking out my super size Lego Millennium Falcon set but not sure where I would display it once built! Have you anything planned for the weekend at home?

{Ed002's Note - I understand that many folks are struggling to keep busy - I have to work so it makes little difference to me really - aside from being in England rather than somewhere else. i also have a "to do" list which does include such things as putting up a new postbox. You should all set targets, or organise some sort of virtual get together on social media where you can sing famous Liverpool songs like "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Help" and "Oops Mrs Worthington" as a group. It should be pretty simple for one of you to set up.}

03 Apr 2020 20:09:55
Ed02, I have to work as well so nothing changes for me either so I am never bored. My wife and I have set up and very good daily routine that serves us well as a family, as a couple and individually and the kids love it. If I can do that then I believe anyone who doesn't want to be bored, can do so as well provided the conditions are favorable.

{Ed002's Note - Good for you - it is great if everyone is up to sped and doing something.}

04 Apr 2020 01:44:28
Is there any doctor fan here?

04 Apr 2020 04:35:42
Rummeniege's idea seems a sound one to me. And, like I've said repeatedly on here, it's nothing to do with who I support.

People need to think outside the box and sort a way forward. There are far more important and complicated things going on that the world is having to sort.

Coming up with a solution to sort a couple of seasons of football out isn't rocket science. A February start to next season maybe a solution. Hats off to KHR.

04 Apr 2020 12:13:07
Spot on, Rome 1977. This is not that complicated, IMO as ideas are being floated around outside of England (like Rummeniege's) that are not that bad. Rummeniege's idea is actually supported by AVB (OM's manager) and his team are second in the table and on course for the CL next season so of course, he wants the season to be completed. So does Rummeniege who's Bayern team have a chance to win the league this season as well. That doesn't mean they don't care about people's lives as that is a pathetic strawman argument to say tht if you want the season to finish, you don't care about people's lives, one that I do not bother myself with.

Another idea floated by another French manager Alain Giresse who simply said either we cancel the season and the points remain as they are or we restart the season when it is safe to do so. And if neither of those can't work, we cancel the season for now and then when next season starts, we complete the remaining games from this season, and then really start the 20/ 21 season a couple of weeks afterwards and in this case, the 20/ 21 season will only be a bit longer. Whether these ideas are workable, I don't know.

IMO, what is happening in England is that people have become so tribal about football and who they support as well as the agendas some clubs have, we cannot reach a sound idea like say, Rummenige's idea which looks sound to me as well.

{Ed002's Note - Which clubs have agendas and what agenda are they?}

04 Apr 2020 14:00:02
Ed02, well we know the two clubs who want or wanted the league voided cos their owners opened their gobs and told us i. e Karen Brady (WH) and the Villa owner (don't know his name and not arsed, really) who are staring down the barrel of relegation and wanted the season voided. I wonder why? To avoid relegation perhaps?

If they really felt that way then why did they walk their comments back? Cos it made them look like craven opportunists and got dog-walked by many in the media and on SM and only then did they walk back their comments.

In any case, that is what I think based on what both club owners have said along with how tribal fans and certain pundits sound in the media which is frankly, embarrassing. Do LFC fans have an agenda? Of course, we do BUT there is a diff., IMO. I want to win the PL, something my club earned on the pitch and on the brink of winning fair and square and I'm not going to apologize for that cos were there no pandemic, we are PL champs. and nobody would have said a thing. Peace and Love and Stay safe.

{Ed002's Note - You are leaping on something Karen Brady said right at the start. She later clarified the situation. The are clubs who would like a line drawn across that are not involved in any relegation issue and there is the most supported proposal on the table that would see no relegation as I have explained repeatedly. And that is similar to what Belgium has done (subject to ratification by the clubs which is very likely).}



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