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#91 26/03/2020 at 17:37 /national-league-void-season-premier-leag ue-and-efl-a4397136.html

Looking like National League and below going to null and void current season...
Baresi, 26/03/2020 at 10:27

I can understand fully amateur clubs wanting to call it a day and even semi pro clubs as they can finalise their accounts and start planning for next season.
But would Barrow be in the same place next season as they are now? They'd probably lose their best players to bigger wage paying clubs. Notts County still have a chance of auto promotion as well as Hartlepool
There'll be legal battles all over if the National League go unilateral on this and the EFL decide to play on.  

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#92 26/03/2020 at 19:07 50

Fair play to the top teams in the Bundesliga.

Wouldnt it be nice if the top clubs in the Premiership did something similar? Hm

Its now or never 

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#93 26/03/2020 at 20:39

National League are looking to finish the season during the summer, according to BBC website, so Barrow could still get promoted.

Some clubs further down the pyramid are somewhat pissed off to say the least! 

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#94 27/03/2020 at 11:50

EFL clubs 'in talks' over drastic changes to the transfer window - here's how it could impact Sheffield Wednesday

EFL clubs are reportedly in talks over drastic changes to the transfer window in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak – but what could they mean for Sheffield Wednesday?

By Jordan Cronin

National reports claim that discussions have already begun over the long-term impact of the suspension of EFL fixtures, so we take a look at what that could mean for the transfer window:

What changes are being suggested?

According to the Mirror, EFL clubs have suggested a bumper seven-month transfer window to address the logistical issues caused by deferring the end of the season.

Given that the season is unlikely to be concluded until July at the earliest, finishing the window at the end of the following month is viewed as impractical by a number of clubs.

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Therefore, the Mirror claim, they have instead suggested that the window be extended until the end of January – encompassing both the summer and winter windows – to restore some normality moving forward.

The plan would be for the window to open in August.

What would it mean for clubs?

Naturally, this would mean that individual sides could buy and sell players in August, September, October, November, December and January.

This has advantages in some respects, especially when addressing injury concerns or looking to bolster depth, but could also see some clubs stripped of their better players in months where they traditionally could rely upon them.

Practically, however, little would change from a normal transfer window – other than its length.

Will this definitely happen?

No. There are no concrete plans in place, but the Mirror state this is an option that clubs in the EFL are discussing.

FIFA have also set up a working group to address the problem, with a spokesperson telling the Mirror: “This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players’ to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.”

Would this be a permanent change?

No – if such a move is made, it will be a one-off to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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#95 27/03/2020 at 12:03

we can't buy anyone can we.  

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#96 27/03/2020 at 12:46

News coming tomorrow on further dates affecting the season. Players aren't allowed to train together until 14th April at earliest. Expect this to change.

The sooner they write this off the better 

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#97 27/03/2020 at 15:06 3085

Belarus season carries on with fans as they say fans would turn up anyway outside the stadiums  

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#98 27/03/2020 at 18:51

The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.

The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.

The leagues will not recommence until 30 April at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.

Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans.

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#99 27/03/2020 at 18:58 field-uniteds-european-dream-doubt-179912 79

Some premier clubs pressing for season to be declared null and void, allegedly. 

I ask you will Galway bate Mayo? Not if they have Willie Joe...they haven't a hope of beating Mayo! 

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#101 27/03/2020 at 19:01

What I don't understand are the mixed signals in dates every where.

Domestic football until April but Euro 2020 put back a year as are the Olympics

Vulnerable people to self isolate for 12 weeks.

Trump telling all and sundry it'll be over by Easter.

Folk furloughed to be paid for at least 3 months

Self employed not getting assistance until June.

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#102 27/03/2020 at 19:04

June at latest Skamp and backdated  

Consilio et Animis 

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#103 27/03/2020 at 22:16

So here’s an idea, probably a product of me gradually losing my marbles in lockdown.

Whenever it is deemed safe to play again, an expedited end to the season for the EFL divisions.

Top half play off over two legs 1v12, 2v11 etc. Six winners then play and the three winners of those games go up.

Bottom half play off over two legs 13v24, 14v23 etc. Six losers then play and the three losers of those games go down.

Gives an exciting and reasonably fair end to the season in quick time. If you wanted to take it a step further you could give a goal head start for every 5 points difference or something similar.

Only problem is that we would bottle it and go down without a doubt. 

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#104 28/03/2020 at 20:32

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the current football season could be lost if it cannot be restarted by the end of June.

Most leagues in Europe are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, with this summer's Euro 2020 tournament postponed for another year.

Ceferin says seasons could be finished behind closed doors.

"If we don't succeed in restarting, the season will probably be lost," the Slovenian said.

He told Italian newspaper La Repubblica:"There is a plan A, B and C.

"The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June.

"There is also the possibility of starting again at the beginning of the next [season], starting the following one later. We will see the best solution for leagues and clubs."

As it stands there are nine games to be completed by the majority of Premier League clubs, and up to 12 in the Football League.

All football in England is suspended until at least 30 April.

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Ceferin says that playing remaining games behind closed doors would have to be an option across Europe.

"It's hard for me to imagine all the matches behind closed doors, but we still don't know whether we'll resume, with or without spectators," he said.

"If there was no alternative, it would be better to finish the championships."

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#105 29/03/2020 at 21:39

England captain Harry Kane says the Premier League season should be scrapped if it cannot be completed by the end of June.

All elite football in England is suspended until at least 30 April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I know the Premier League will do everything it can to finish the season," said Tottenham striker Kane.

"There needs to be a point where enough is enough. Probably the limit for me is the end of June."

Kane echoes the thoughts of Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin, who said on Saturday "the season will probably be lost" it if cannot restart before the end of June.

Most Premier League clubs have nine games remaining in the 2019-20 campaign. Liverpool are 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City at the top of the table, while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City occupy the relegation places.

The European Championship has been postponed until the summer of 2021 to allow domestic competitions more time to be completed.

Speaking to Sky Sports pundit and former Spurs player Jamie Redknapp on Instagram Live, Kane said: "Playing into July or August and pushing next season back, I don't see too much benefit in that.

"Obviously I don't know too much about behind the scenes and financially.

"If the season's not completed by the end of June we need to look at the options and just look forward to next season."

Kane's Tottenham team-mate Toby Alderweireld told BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday that the players have to focus on a return date of 30 April - however unlikely.

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Kane, who is under contract at Spurs until 2024, said he could leave the club if the team does not progress because he wants to win trophies "sooner rather than later".

Tottenham have been knocked out of all cup competitions this season and were eighth in the Premier League before football was suspended. The club's last trophy was the League Cup in 2008.

"I'm an ambitious player, I want to improve and become better," added Kane. "I want to become a top, top player.

"It's not a definite: 'I'm going to stay there forever.' But it's not a 'no' either.

"I'll always love Spurs, but it's one of those things. I've always said if I don't feel like we're progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I'm not someone to stay there just for the sake of it."  

Post edited on 29/03/2020 at 21:41 by P_O_T_R

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