Like you in the UK, we are in near total lock down here in France but I have absolutely no doubt that the Premier League will end its season although it is likely to affect the start of the 2021 campaign.
From everything I know and have heard there’s a total determination that promotion and relegation will take place and even if we have to wait until August I’m convinced it will happen.
The PL is a massive exporter for this country and the government will want it to be back on the road whenever safety allows.
And when it does I hope to see Xande Silva, Nathan Holland, Conor Coventry, Ben Johnson and Grady Diangana in the Hammers first team squad which will need to go into training and play ‘pre-start of season’ matches.
I would envisage those being in the form of matches involving the Under 23s with ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams being put together.
There are always upsides to any situation and in these circumstances West Ham is well placed for youngsters as the game looks to be heading for a financial turn down over the next two or three years.
We could see the game heading back to the days of community football where clubs produce their own players rather than pay astronomical sums in transfer fees and wages.
And let’s not forget the agents who are going to take a hit as far more clubs tell them to clear off with their regularly ridiculous demands.
It’s never all bad and there will be a lot more financial common sense being applied . The game at the top could be all the better for it although I am really worried about the lower divisions.
This will be the end of many as far as I could see which will be a devastating blow to many communities across the country.
Stay safe everybody – see you soon and COYI
Terry was talking to Hugh Southon