Premier League to resume coronavirus talks next month with several return dates considered

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A return date of June 1 one of several considered, but clubs did not discuss fixture modelling in detail during an emergency call on March 19.

Source: Sky Sports
 

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If June 1 it will be behind closed doors. There i no way in the UK we will lift social restrictions by then
 

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Football behind closed doors should not happen in my view. Football is all about the fans, without the athosphere at grounds generated by the fans, all games would be a dreadful watch on TV. If fans can't go to the games then delay the restart to the season or cancel completely.
 

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Football behind closed doors should not happen in my view. Football is all about the fans, without the athosphere at grounds generated by the fans, all games would be a dreadful watch on TV. If fans can't go to the games then delay the restart to the season or cancel completely.

In exceptional circumstances such as these it's the only way to go. We won't abandon the season, as much as I'd like it to be, given what the broadcasters have paid for rights. But I can't see it happening on the given date. The country won't be sufficiently rid of the virus by then and if a single player were to get it then the whole squad would have to isolate for another 2 weeks. I reckon it'll drag on into September. Not sure what happens to next season...
 

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In exceptional circumstances such as these it's the only way to go. We won't abandon the season, as much as I'd like it to be, given what the broadcasters have paid for rights. But I can't see it happening on the given date. The country won't be sufficiently rid of the virus by then and if a single player were to get it then the whole squad would have to isolate for another 2 weeks. I reckon it'll drag on into September. Not sure what happens to next season...
No its NOT the way to go. Playing behind closed door implies that the coronavirus situation is not over. So why endanger the players and the support staff who would actually have to work? This much bigger than football so until there is an all clear across the board where fans will be allowed to attend, football like every other sports or social events will have to wait.
 

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No its NOT the way to go. Playing behind closed door implies that the coronavirus situation is not over. So why endanger the players and the support staff who would actually have to work? This much bigger than football so until there is an all clear across the board where fans will be allowed to attend, football like every other sports or social events will have to wait.
There will come a point when we'll gradually ease the restrictions and go about certain activities. Normality won't suddenly resume. Allowing Premier League football if players are monitored and tested is much more likely than thousands of people gathering at a stadium. It could be over a year before that happens.
 

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I will be very surprised if European football governing body will allow the various European football associations to find their respective league any date later 30th June 2020
 

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I think they are deluding themselves if they think regular games will be appropriate before the autumn imo.
 

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Can’t see it working behind closed doors.

The PSG fans have already shown that fans can’t be trusted to not congregate outside the stadium even when banned from going inside.

Without an incredible global turnaround and cases suddenly dropping within the next month I can’t see how they can realistically finish this season.
 
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