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Should we continue to have crowds at football stadiums?

  • Yes

    Votes: 17 18.3%
  • No

    Votes: 76 81.7%

  • Total voters
    93
Christ they're fucking thick, aren't they? The clubs not only have no source of money coming in, they probably have to pay some money back to broadcasters, sponsors etc. The best solution might if the clubs agreed to furlough all the players while agreeing to payil the government the costs of them paying all their staff, playing and non playing.
Exactly, no income to clubs and enormous outgoings. They know what they are doing, greedy bust!rds.

Not sure if they can furlough players, legality issues. Players are on contract for fixed period of time and set wage. Most high paid players not even on PAYE (government furlough requirement), they set companies and loop holes to reduce tax.
 
If he didn’t seem too thick to have studied at university I’d have thought he had a Masters in Cuntology.

He certainly seems to be an expert on the topic.
 
There’s going to be another meeting on Friday between the EPL clubs regarding what to do about this season.

One suggestion is to finish the season by the end of June, playing as many games as possible and accepting that not all fixtures will be completed.

Seems like a daft idea. Best case scenario is that the teams have a couple of weeks to get match-fit, then a month to play matches. However, it’s highly unlikely that the season will restart in three weeks, even with games behind closed doors. That would still be at least 50 people gathering together for non-essential events.

Even if they can get a few more games in, what about the games that cannot be played? You could have two teams fighting relegation, with one team beaten by the top 5 and another still due to play the top 5 in their last few games. Cutting it short simply wouldn’t be an accurate reflection of the season. That’s not even considering some teams playing less home games than others.

Season could be finished with 7 games played.

Liverpool awarded title

City excluded. Awarded 2nd place.

Play off comp for the 3 champions league spots. Top 6 contenders chosen.

Leicester (3rd) vs Tottenham (8th) or Woolwich (9th)
Chelsea(4th) vs Sheffield (7th)
United(5th) vs Wolves (6th)

** Woolwich have game in hand. Need a play off to determine who qualifies for the champs league palyoff game.


Same thing done with the bottom half of the table, with the bottom 6.
 
Someone made an interesting point about the amount of testing kits they would need to get the PL restarted.

It would be a PR disaster if they were hoarding them to run PL games when the NHS doesn't have enough and we can't test key workers.

Germany does have enough testing kits which is a key difference between us and them.

The clubs themselves have a duty of care to the players aswell. You can't force a player to run around on a pitch when the government are enforcing 2m distancing

There is doubts on Germany starting up now anyway because they might tighten up on lockdown measures.

If the PL restarts then surely all pro leagues have to.
 
Someone made an interesting point about the amount of testing kits they would need to get the PL restarted.

It would be a PR disaster if they were hoarding them to run PL games when the NHS doesn't have enough and we can't test key workers.

Germany does have enough testing kits which is a key difference between us and them.

The clubs themselves have a duty of care to the players aswell. You can't force a player to run around on a pitch when the government are enforcing 2m distancing
I think The Spanish football podcast put the number at 20K for their league (I think to be finished) - they currently do not have enough for the health workers... it appears to be the thing that stopped the government letting them proceed in early May.
 
The only reason the season hasn't been cancelled is money. Pure and simple.
Everton have decided to refund all fans for the remaining home games.
Imagine Levy offering up that?
 

Dr Rocktopus

🎃🦇🎃🦇🎃
It’s crazy that they want to restart so soon. The amount of testing required will be insane, and could clearly be put to better use with frontline workers.

If they have to finish the season they should just film the captains of each team stood 2 metres apart, both flipping coins twice. Heads is a goal.

Possible outcomes:

2-0
2-1
2-2
1-1
1-0
0-2
1-2
0-1
0-0

Seems reasonably fair and safe to me.
 
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