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Former Hammer suggests scrapping next season

Former Hammer David Cross has given his view on Project Restart saying he would rather scrap next season to finish this season after another pre-season period.

Speaking Exclusively to CandH Associate Editor Sean Whetstone on West Ham Podcast Moore Than Just A Podcast on Sunday Cross said: “I worry logistically how you could do it, we don’t know how long this lock is going to take and we don’t really know when lockdown is finished, whether we will get back to any normal kind of life where people can go out and watch football or watch cricket so the main thing that sticks in my mind is constantly is most people in our country believe in fairness.

Liverpool has been the best team this season and they deserve to win the Premier League and if you scrubbed it completely and said this season didn’t take place at all, that would desperately unfair on Liverpool. You have the other side like someone like West Ham would avoid relegation, it is so difficult to look at it from all sides.

What do you say to Leeds and West Bromwich Albion? Top of the championship, sorry you are not going to get promoted this season.

Going back the thing about being fair, I think we are a nation of fair-minded people, I think it would be fairer if you going to scrap the season, is scrape next season and finish this one and see how it pans out.   

Logistically it’s not great because the footballers have had two months off now, they need a pre-season, they can’t be the same they were two months ago when they were in full flight ready for the last few games of the season, it’s so difficult and I am glad I am not part of any decision-making process.

Whatever happens you are gonna make a lot of people very unhappy, there’s gonna be some people very happy and people very unhappy, its a no-win situation for whoever makes those decisions.”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Former Hammer suggests scrapping next season

  1. exactly, finish this season when it it is safe to do so, its unfair to change the rules – neutral venues, 5 subs etc – have short break, Christmas maybe? then start next season, football could be played through the Summer till after the November/December World cup in 2022 and then have a shortened season in the spring 2023 to bring things back to normal. Or shorten next season (4 groups of 5 and playoffs = 16 games or play half the season and split the table in top and bottom like in Scotland = 28 games) there are so many options for doing that or simular, all of which are better then forcing this season through and playing half of next season behind closed doors too. Voiding doesnt really help, as nobody knows when we can start next season, and the same applies for finishing the season using points per game.
    I think that could be sold to the TV companies, but would players agree to no wages for say 6 months so that clubs dont go out of business?

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