COVID-19 Disruption of football season

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COVID-19 Disruption of football season

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Read with interest about people's opinions regarding the Coronavirus outbreak and what should happen if the plug is pulled and the season is prematurely ended. I think there has been sensible talk but also some nonsense.
This aside UEFA were forced in to a massive call in 1999 when the 1st Division in the former Yugoslavia was cut short by ten games (24 of 34 games played) due to NATO's bombing of the country. Partizan Belgrade were a mere 2 points ahead of rivals Obilic and UEFA and the Yugoslavian Football authorities declared that Partizan Begrade to be the 1998/1999 title winners. Although a unique circumstance UEFA could be seen as setting a precedent with this decision.
By coincidence one of the Partizan players from that season currently manages Polish outfit Legia Warsaw who are 8 points clear and they will also have an anxious wait if their season is prematurely finished.
There is also the problem of remaining domestic Cups to be played out and in Scotland it has been touted that the four remaining teams in the Scottish Cup (Hibs, Hearts, Celtic and Aberdeen) may play the games NEXT SEASON!
I do agree that all options should be explored to finish off the existing season to keep in line with 'sporting integrity' but totally refute the null and void option touted by some. If the season is prematurely ended the teams at the top should become Champions. Tougher at the promotion/relegation end but it would be difficult to go against current positions being final positions as long as games played are equal (not the case in some leagues).
The vast majority of clubs in Scotland will struggle without the revenue from games and some will go to the wall if it drags on. Sponsorship alone in Scotland (and other Leagues) is not enough to maintain their livelihoods over an indefinite period of time. Sincerely hope that the respective Governments can help financially to keep them afloat.

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Big question should the EPL clubs give up small percentgae of their TV revenue to ensure survival of many of the 72 EFL? Unlike EPL clubs, EFL clubs biggest revenue stream is gate receipts.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... clubs.html

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One weekend without Football and I'm having to talk to my wife, didn't know she'd stopped working at John Martins.
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Old Master wrote:One weekend without Football and I'm having to talk to my wife, didn't know she'd stopped working at John Martins.


I thought you went to all AU games?

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:lol:

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Old Master wrote:One weekend without Football and I'm having to talk to my wife, didn't know she'd stopped working at John Martins.



Brilliant!!
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Michael wrote:
Old Master wrote:One weekend without Football and I'm having to talk to my wife, didn't know she'd stopped working at John Martins.



Brilliant!!
:lol:




Glad somebody got it. :)
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Michael wrote:
Old Master wrote:One weekend without Football and I'm having to talk to my wife, didn't know she'd stopped working at John Martins.



Brilliant!!
:lol:


Yes the old John Martins I enjoyed my time there pretty sad to see it go when it did.

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You forget most of us weren't born in.1905
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Old Master wrote:
Michael wrote:
Old Master wrote:One weekend without Football and I'm having to talk to my wife, didn't know she'd stopped working at John Martins.



Brilliant!!
:lol:




Glad somebody got it. :)


mines not speaking to me because im grumpy without it. she does not regard football as a religion. :roll:

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theorakle wrote:
Old Master wrote:
Michael wrote:

Brilliant!!
:lol:




Glad somebody got it. :)


mines not speaking to me because im grumpy without it. she does not regard football as a religion. :roll:



That's because, it isn't!
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No because it actually exists

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Nikos Sampson wrote:You forget most of us weren't born in.1905



What's 30 years???


ps, John Martins closed in 1998!
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no....not your average supermarket....Millwalls trophy room


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MegaBonus wrote:no....not your average supermarket....Millwalls trophy room


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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Except Millwall has won a trophy.
Retards who can't quote go on the foes list.

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Mal Venus wrote:Except Millwall has won a trophy.



Was that for the cleanest trophy cupboard?
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I am surprised you don't know someone who was involved in that team.
I hate ethnics like Cyril.

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Nikos Sampson wrote:I am surprised you don't know someone who was involved in that team.


waiting for GIAE to have some imput into this one. :wink:

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He's probably waiting for you to answer his question.
I hate ethnics like Cyril.

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Nikos Sampson wrote:I am surprised you don't know someone who was involved in that team.




Sigh, the ignorance of the young and historically challenged.

Believe it or not, the Second World War finished before I was even a twinkle in my Father's eye - 1946, I was born in 1949.
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Who said anything about the 20th century?
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Nikos Sampson wrote:Who said anything about the 20th century?



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Old Master wrote:
Nikos Sampson wrote:Who said anything about the 20th century?



:clown:


I think Nikos is referring to Millwall winnign a trophy.
Retards who can't quote go on the foes list.

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Sky news just saying Prince Charles has tested positive.

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eagleboy wrote:Sky news just saying Prince Charles has tested positive.


Does he play for Nigeria?
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I didnt really care about the virus until it started to cancel sports events. I started taking it seriously when I heard from the news that it cancelled football events. I hope they can find a vaccine soon.

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Liverpool great Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus but "remains asymptomatic", his family have said in a statement.

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