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22 Apr 2020 09:53:23
Morning Ed002, I see that the Dutch Eredivisie is likely to be cancelled due to the Governement extending the ban of mass gatherings.

I assume they looked into a number of options to finish the season, eg. playing behind closed doors but concluded that it was too much of a risk?

{Ed002's Note - Playing behind closed doors before at least September 1 for the Eredivisie is not an option as too many people would been to be present to allow a game to happen - and such events and gatherings are not allowed by the Government in the Netherlands. My expectation is that they will formally notify UEFA today or tomorrow so it can be added to the agenda for their internal meeting.}

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22 Apr 2020 11:17:40
Understood, thanks Ed.

As per your post last week, it seems like most leagues will go the same way.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect that they will as there is no clear end in sight.}

22 Apr 2020 11:33:14
Do you think any league in Europe will be able to finish their respective seasons?

Playing behind closed doors for the PL seems too ambitious considering the lack of testing available, and there is no situation where football clubs should have priority of testing kits over NHS staff, care workers, emergency service workers, teachers, delivery drivers etc.

{Ed002's Note - I have no way of knowing. Whilst the majority of countries would like to finishing the season the health of individuals must be paramount and there are continued fears that we are far from clear of issues with the Coronavirus. There are issues which may well stop certain countries returning to play games behind closed doors. Idiots like UEFA should not be making any broad statements at all. They have had to climb down from their position last week after a letter was sent by the "elite" sides.}

22 Apr 2020 13:04:52
ed002 is the Netherlands ban on mass gatherings more strict than other countries or are they all about the same. is it more they have put the ban in till September bringing an end to there chances of finishing there season.

{Ed002's Note - Mass gatherings are banned in most countries - so they are the same. September is simply the date they have used at the moment - because, like everyone else, they don't know when this will end.}

22 Apr 2020 17:13:49
I think the dutch Government have just been decisive about what they think is required for safety.

We will just continue to stumble on and hope someone else makes the decision so we don't look like the bad guy.

22 Apr 2020 20:25:24
I do think it is still to early to give up as we do not know what is going to happen yet. Each league has to follow there own governments plan. I know it’s not looking good at the minute, to jump in now I think is to soon just keep changing the date as inline with the government and hope we get out of this as soon as possible.



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