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Chairmen meet on Friday with odds high against season cancellation

Despite many calls from fans for the Premier League season to be cancelled it seems likely chairmen will again delay their decision at their next meeting on Friday (April 3).

It will need 14 to vote for a null and void season with no relegation or promotion and in the present circumstances that seems unlikely to happen.

Indeed, the odds are high the chairmen will delay perhaps until the end of May at their video conference which was preferred to a large room with suffcicient social distancing space and the use of microphones.

They all remain deeply aware of severe financial implications from a situation which would see positional fees and  broadcasting fees lost.

With no revenue coming in from anywhere, a transfer window looming and next season’s wage bills and the like to consider they – like all businesses – are in a chaotic scenario.

With the UK’s coronavirus infections forecast to peak across the country over  the next three to four weeks they may well hold on believing there is a chance of getting the season finished by June and July.

The reality is  they will have to be guided by Premier League officials with the more likely outcome a further delay of the current April 30 deadline into May.

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6 comments on “Chairmen meet on Friday with odds high against season cancellation

  1. I think there is a huge lack of respect being shown towards the Country. With a rampant COVID-19 and everyone fighting for their lives. The PFA or whoever is pulling the strings are focussed on completing the season which is a very low priority. How can we complete a season, start a new season and then finish that in time to prepare for the re-arranged Euros.

    Come if gentlemen. Get your priorities right and decide.

    • 100% agree……………… Who are these idiots and have they ANY idea how they look during these unprecedented times where nations are being ravaged? The ONLY option is Null and Void.

  2. The season is over. Or so it should be. Football at the moment is very very low on priorities.

  3. only money grabbing chairmen and ex-Liverpool player/pundits want the season finished.

  4. Must add to all above health first football second juß null and void. And it’s nothing to do with relegation as west ham would definitely survive if games were played .

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