Professional football so often seems reluctant to acceptsocial,responsibility, and when it does it’s usually slowly, late and not very effectively.We're seeing that the Euros and Olympics are now being postponed and moved to next year because they fear the spread of the covid-19. You gotta ask; how realistic is it that the Premier League will continue this season? We're heading into April in a week and the UK have now realized that they got a pandemic on their hands.
Agreed just void the season, all we hear about is how unfair it is on Liverpool, Leeds & WBA and others but in the UK we have something like 4.8 million self employed with as yet no financial help announced .Professional football so often seems reluctant to acceptsocial,responsibility, and when it does it’s usually slowly, late and not very effectively.
Scrap the season.
This constant pressure to find ways to compress more games into a shorter period will do no one any good, no matter when the games eventually get played.
Very sorry LEDs. It was just a fat finger and stupidity.
I just don't think an official body can award a title if the season is void. In reality we all know Liverpool would win the league if the season was completed but titles can't be won based on probability.How about this for a deal?
Void the season, award Liverpool the title, on the condition that they agree to donate 100% of the prize money to struggling lower league clubs to help them stay afloat. 3 Champions League and 3 relegation places decided by qualifiers/playoffs, with the usual seeding requirements based on current league position, these being:
Leicester Vs Tottenham
Chelsea Vs Sheffield Utd
Man Utd Vs Wolves
Brighton Vs Norwich
West Ham Vs Aston Villa
Watford Vs Bournemouth
If the games can be played with a crowd, all gate receipts are donated as above. If not, play behind closed doors, single game, winner takes all. 25% of the European revenue that those clubs receive, or 25% (the amount of the season that we miss this time) of the PL revenue from staying up, is donated to the clubs who missed out.
If this season is void, then really there is a case that the teams in it this year need to stay in it again (as unfair to teams doing well this season) as this season never then existed.Yeah, but who will decide on which teams gets their spot if the leagues are cancelled? Will they just call it quit and pick from the current table?
As far as I know there is no legal precedent for this situation , the only thing remotely near it is when Sheffield Utd challenged the PL over not docking West Ham points which Sheff. Utd said caused their relegation but lost their case in the courts. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2007/aug/16/newsstory.westhamunited but Sheff Utd did eventually sue West ham ( not the PL ) and did get a financial settlement but it took two years to settle.South Shields threatening legal action https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11964256/fa-criticised-for-ending-season-for-clubs-below-national-leagues-north-and-south
It'd be more of a flap if they did it to PL clubs, so they'll just delay it imo. No idea how that will affect expiring contracts, transfer windows etc though