Pompey1984+1 wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:17 am
I don't understand why this was a straight vote to the 92 clubs. Void or play on. Majority wins it.
By the lack of direction from the football league it's rumbled on for ages and ages.
These clubs that can't afford to play out this season behind closed doors, what does that mean for the start of next season? Postponed till god knows when? How many clubs will be left by then?
Its also about Season Ticket sales. Too many of the smaller clubs are dependent on the up-front revenue. A delayed new season puts them at risk because they can't fund new player contracts. I'd argue the top 2.5 divisions could cope without season ticket sales, buts it'll be catastrophic to some clubs.
The Football League can't win. There's too big a disparity between clubs to make any one single vote fair. The best they can do is what they've done, leave it to the individual divisions to decide their own future.
I would have liked to have seen the Premier League step in and bail out the lower leagues by guaranteeing contracts. But that's never going to happen. They want the disparity.
"Look, we've all got something to contribute to this discussion. And I think what you should contribute from now on is silence."