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« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2020, 04:12:39 PM »
Premier League now saying that if the remaining games are played at neutral venues, there may be no relegations.   :dontknow:

Is anyone really interested in the matches, if there's nothing riding on them.... Liverpool have the league won and no one gets relegated   farce...what incentive is there for players to perform, apart from those hoping for a place in Europe.

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« Reply #121 on: May 04, 2020, 12:02:18 AM »
Very disappointing that football cannot be concluded satisfactorily at any level.  But surely we have to face the fact that there can be no more games this season, and probably none next season either.  We are in a very serious situation for mankind itself, and any decision to put wishes ahead of reality could be disastrous for life as we know it.  If we, as a species, are determined to keep reality ahead of wishful thinking, we may be able to enjoy the lighter side of life again when it is safe to do so, in perhaps a couple of years.  I realise the vast majority of people do hold reality as the most important viewpoint, but Iím just trying to put it in a nutshell, at least my own !  And of course, my fingers are crossed for our club and all the personnel involved, starting with the Chairman.....and, personally, I feel the season should be cancelled and wiped altogether....

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« Reply #122 on: May 04, 2020, 06:43:35 AM »
Have to agree Dilly.   With all the messing about on voting for this and not being able to come up with a satisfactory answer., do people really now give a toss how this season ends? Past caring here.

The powers that be at non Levels 3-5 should be applauded.  No messing, straight in closing it all down and The Leagues becoming null n void.   

As for next season, reading/surveys  reports 40% of those surveyed would not attend a Sporting event until a vaccine is available.

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« Reply #123 on: May 04, 2020, 08:07:51 AM »
Don't agree with either of you there.
There are much more important issues than football at the moment and trying to get games played before Christmas at the earliest is farcical........ eventually I suspect those clinging on to the idea that they can recoup some of the tv finances, will have to concede that it's not possible...at least that's my hope.


But there's no reason for the current season's efforts to be rubbed out....just take the stance the French have...close the season down at all levels, use PPG to determine the outcomes and then hold your breath and just wait and see where things stand after Christmas.

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« Reply #124 on: May 04, 2020, 08:17:37 AM »
Totally with you there KES. Finish the season now then PPG to determine leagues promotion and relegation. No more football until it is safe which will be when vaccine is found.

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« Reply #125 on: May 04, 2020, 11:03:31 AM »
I'm with Dilly and Mallard.

Draw a line under it all. No promotions, no relegation's.
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« Reply #126 on: May 04, 2020, 12:25:25 PM »
Yes, as you have mentioned before B &G.
Interesting how divided opinion is on this amongst us Lynn fans.....most seem to agree, end the season from top to bottom now. Some of us would like to see the glorious efforts of this season rewarded, others don't think it appropriate (can't tell how the rest of the season would pan out etc) or can't be bothered anymore.
Just shows how difficult it will be for the NL over the coming days

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« Reply #127 on: May 04, 2020, 01:38:33 PM »
Yes, as you have mentioned before B &G.
Seems lots of people have given their opinion previously. Some, several times.

Just shows how difficult it will be for the NL over the coming days.

Lets hope they make a better decision than they did previously, when the decision was not to actually make a decision!
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« Reply #128 on: May 04, 2020, 01:50:44 PM »
FA chairman: Hard to see fans in stadiums any time soon


Football Association chairman Greg Clarke fears fans will not be returning to stadiums "any time soon" and has confirmed a £75m budget cut.

Clarke said the ongoing uncertainty means that the board has agreed a "sensible" £75m budget cut. He said: "In a worst-case scenario, this would be necessary for the next four years to offset a £300m deficit."


The Premier League and English Football League both accept that any resumption to their schedule in the immediate future must take place behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is understood top-flight clubs were told on Friday that the remaining matches of the 2019-20 season must be played at neutral venues.

In a letter to the FA Council, Clarke said: "The reality is that we just don't know how things are going to pan out.

With social distancing in place for some time to come, we do face substantial changes to the whole football ecosystem.

For example it's hard to foresee crowds of fans - who are the lifeblood of the game - returning to matches any time soon."


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« Reply #129 on: May 04, 2020, 02:17:34 PM »
Thanks for that one B&G.
Glad that someone at the top has made such a statement.
There are so many statements without substance flying around in the media on all subjects at the moment...much is sheer speculation, but by the weight of their numbers, people start to buy into them a bit.

Still don't see how any football could be possible this year, with the social distancing requirements  whether it be neutral grounds or on the moon for that matter.

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« Reply #130 on: May 04, 2020, 09:19:22 PM »
Maybe Stephen Cleeve in his next blog should, address the issue of what would happen if he had to mothball the club for a season, and would it be possible?

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« Reply #131 on: May 04, 2020, 10:41:28 PM »
I'm with Dilly and Mallard.

Draw a line under it all. No promotions, no relegation's.

My view entirely. Solidarity with the lower leagues.

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« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2020, 08:55:37 AM »
Surely there has to be Promotion, even if itís by default.   EFL DIV 2 running one team short.  So Barrow will move up into the League.  Then the team National League Southern will move to ( best PPG).  Bury to join The National League North, with a team from that League being pushed into the National League South ( Brackley?)

If the above were to happen how costly will the slip ups at home  against BPA/Guiseley have been ?

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« Reply #133 on: May 05, 2020, 09:24:17 AM »
As I've seen with some posts on here, football won't be played next season in Non-League IMO. Social Distancing measures will be in place for some time, and it'll mean football played behind closed doors if it's to resume. Viable for Premier League, 50/50 in the EFL, impossible in the Non-League game.

PPG should be used to determine promotions/relegation. Barrow promoted to EFL to replace Bury spot and no-one relegated from L2. Chorley relegated from National League because they were almost down anyway, with Wealdstone and King's Lynn promoted based on PPG. You then mothball the leagues till the start of 21-22 season, where fingers crossed things will be able to resume with crowds.

This season coming, restructure everything in non league regionally to like counties. So if Non-League clubs want to play behind closed door games (possibly even have fans in ground in 2021 if measures allow for it then), they can against other local clubs. Not sure where King's Lynn would go, i.e. towards Wisbech - March and P'Boro way for Non Leagues, or East towards Dereham/Wroxham etc. Because again, there may be a limit on travel distance so can't be going to far. Just that way, certain Non-League clubs can still tick over playing wise if they wish to do so, and others who don't want to can sit out knowing they won't lose their spot. You will also have players that live far away from their current club so won't be able to play, but can play for another club (if not under contract). Essentially an extended friendly competition.

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« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2020, 09:32:51 AM »
Can see everything waiting for Government update on May 7th. If they were to extend the lockdown till the end of the month, maybe with slight easing of restrictions and say that football won't be possible at any level  till much later in the year (as the French have already done), then that would scupper the PL plan of finishing the season, which would put all the leagues in the same position of deciding between null and void (Netherlands) and PPG.(France).