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By Sam_Brown
#894546
Do feel bad for Liverpool. If the season gets cancelled they will either not win the league or if they do it will come with a massive asterisk next to it.
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By Hamburg Skate
#894547
I would like to think they could finish this season being realistic lets say by the end of september.
Then for next season have 8 mini leagues for one season only, 2 Prem, 2Chump, 2lg1 and 2lg 2. starting in December.
So hopefully get back to normal after that.
By Purbrook Chimes
#894548
Why do we have to do anything , just carry on when they can . 2020/21 hasn't started yet so any adjustment can be done then when people haven't got any vested interested because no one is winning or losing. I can't believe I'm going to say this but I agree with Wayne Rooney who pointed out there's a winter world cup coming so just slip everything forward a few months and then teams will be ready for the world cup at the end of their seasons.
By roubles
#894549
I can't see this season being finished, this whole sad situation will drag on for far too long to fit in the games required before the start of the next season.

Whatever is done, someone is going to feel hard done by, so my vote would be for a two season season. Start next season with every team keeping the number of points as they have now and fit in the games missed this season during the course of next season, dropping a cup if necessary. No transfers in between seasons, (likely international transfers will be banned this year anyway) and just allow a January transfer window in 2021. No one will be happy but, that will at least give everyone a fair chance.
By FatBlueAde
#894551
roubles wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:55 pm
I can't see this season being finished, this whole sad situation will drag on for far too long to fit in the games required before the start of the next season.

Whatever is done, someone is going to feel hard done by, so my vote would be for a two season season. Start next season with every team keeping the number of points as they have now and fit in the games missed this season during the course of next season, dropping a cup if necessary. No transfers in between seasons, (likely international transfers will be banned this year anyway) and just allow a January transfer window in 2021. No one will be happy but, that will at least give everyone a fair chance.

Really like that solution actually, best and fairest I've seen put forward so far, would need some "half-season" fund distribution of a sort to keep things ticking over.
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By Weybridge
#894553
I think by now, they have to null-and-void the season. Even if there was sudden disappearance of infection, you've had entire squads sitting idle for weeks. With back-to-back games, minimal training ground/fitness/medical prep - and pressure for results, there are some serious injuries just waiting to happen.

Its unfair on Liverpool - and maybe they'll get a vague 'honorary' title, like Esha Ness in 93 - but all leagues have to be treated the same. Bite the bullet, write it off and look to August - or maybe a little later.
By Dinksy
#894691
Chairman of the EFL, Rick Parry plans to finish the season in 56 days, according to The Snooze today. The eight-week period would include play-offs and the games would be played behind closed doors. As to 'when', obviously at this stage he can't say, but he rules out a return to training before May 16th.
How is this going to happen? Even if we started this programme in July (after a month's training), we're running into 2020/21.
By Sam_Brown
#894696
Dinksy wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Chairman of the EFL, Rick Parry plans to finish the season in 56 days, according to The Snooze today. The eight-week period would include play-offs and the games would be played behind closed doors. As to 'when', obviously at this stage he can't say, but he rules out a return to training before May 16th.
How is this going to happen? Even if we started this programme in July (after a month's training), we're running into 2020/21.
When is the Winter World Cup? Could move things around so that remainder of this season can be played this calendar year. Then you got between that ends and December 2022 to get another season in.
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By New Forester
#894768
No public events in Germany until 1 August at earliest. And we are likely to be later.
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