22:55, Mon 11 May
mad
It’s not feasible right now, but £ talks I guess.
Tell you what that crack is really moreish.
23:08, Mon 11 May
I posted a semi-realistic solution on this thread the other day.

Not too difficult if people are serious about it.
23:22, Mon 11 May
Super Hans
The Football Association has told the Premier League clubs that the 2019-20 season must be settled by “sporting merit”, potentially splitting the six bottom clubs over how to finish the season

[www.independent.co.uk]
Vile don't think it's safe.
PPG please
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23:36, Mon 11 May
Rab C Nesbitt
Super Hans
The Football Association has told the Premier League clubs that the 2019-20 season must be settled by “sporting merit”, potentially splitting the six bottom clubs over how to finish the season

[www.independent.co.uk]
Vile don't think it's safe.
PPG please
Just paid a quick visit to HIV - couldn’t resist. Our “‘ickle old villains” are getting their little pink knickers in a right old twist about the FA apparently vetoing no relegation. It’s rather marvellous!
07:22, Tue 12 May
mad
With the relaxation of the lockdown. Infection rates and deaths will go up in next 2-3. They will then have no option to cancel the season
What did the Knights in White satin?
mad
08:20, Tue 12 May
Unfortunately you are right.

If ever the season does plan to start something will scupper it anyway and like I said previously you cannot finish the Prem but leave the rest of football to rot for 6 to 12 months. If football returns it has to return in full somehow.

Players won't want to be seen to be taking resources away from the NHS nor splitting the unity between the Premier League, the EFL and the National League.

That's 5000 playing staff there who ought to act in unison to protect the interests of the wider game pyramid
08:50, Tue 12 May
mad
Playing a professional football match costs money - Hotels, transport, security etc. Most Clubs in League one and two will struggle financially to play games with no supporters.
09:03, Tue 12 May
They will finish the Premier League season, absolutely no doubt. If cleaners, teachers, construction workers and the suchlike can work, so can footballers, they're even most likely to be blessed with a world-leading testing regime that most of the essential workers and now non-essential workers in this country could only dream of.
mad
09:20, Tue 12 May
If Premier League footballers can work so can EFL and National League footballers
mad
09:23, Tue 12 May
Mad Blue
Playing a professional football match costs money - Hotels, transport, security etc. Most Clubs in League one and two will struggle financially to play games with no supporters.

Only if the Premier League continue to hoard all the wealth for it's players and owners

It's the duty of players/owners/the FA at that level to ensure there is a game further down the pyramid that can play also especially as quite a few of those players will want EFL clubs to sign for next season
10:27, Tue 12 May
mad
mad
If Premier League footballers can work so can EFL and National League footballers

National League football doesn't have the revenue to fund the strict testing regimes and be able to afford to stage games without spectators though - It isn't fair but it's a fact.

Also, National League footballers, upto probably a lot of league two footballers would be just as well off on furlough (if they're professional) as they would working - A Premier League and a lot of Championship footballers would survive all of 5 mins on 2500 quid a month.
11:25, Tue 12 May
mad
There has hardly been a football fan over the past few years who hasn't thought something along the lines of 'this can't go on, the bubble has to burst, it's not football anymore, etc.'

Perhaps one good outcome from Coronavirus will be a restructuring of football and fairer, more sensible financial affairs for all. £300k per week for a footballer will rightly be seen as obscene and unacceptable (I know it's not the footballer's fault) and maybe the TV income will be shared out in a way that secures a future for all of football not just 300 players and agents.
God
11:47, Tue 12 May
There is too many teams in our professional pyramid. I don't think the ones at the top have a duty at all. They are the best players, they get the most supporters and they demand the highest broadcast rights. They also pay into a union.

Edit sorry that was for mad not you.
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God
11:51, Tue 12 May
JohnP
There has hardly been a football fan over the past few years who hasn't thought something along the lines of 'this can't go on, the bubble has to burst, it's not football anymore, etc.'

Perhaps one good outcome from Coronavirus will be a restructuring of football and fairer, more sensible financial affairs for all. £300k per week for a footballer will rightly be seen as obscene and unacceptable (I know it's not the footballer's fault) and maybe the TV income will be shared out in a way that secures a future for all of football not just 300 players and agents.

The TV income is coming because people want to watch those 600 players at the top. Not some league 2 journeyman that they don't see anyway. You don't go to B and Q and expect them to send 25% of the money you spent to Homebase.
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11:56, Tue 12 May
God
God
There is too many teams in our professional pyramid. I don't think the ones at the top have a duty at all. They are the best players, they get the most supporters and they demand the highest broadcast rights. They also pay into a union.

Exactly this. All sentiment aside, over 100 professional clubs in England is a nonsense and has been ever since lifting the minimum wage took the game out of its cocoon and into the real world in the 60s (way before PL and TV money). This might be the tipping point that forces the Aldershots of this world to stop pretending they can operate as if they were Arsenal.
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