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Let’s hope players sort this out once and for all

Brighton’s Glenn Murray has big reservations about playing on.

Ok, here’s the answer – the PL season can be finished by playing 10 minutes each way five a side games!

The five will have been tested and the games can be played in school halls – now empty – and after deep cleansing!

Well, it’s about as ridiculous as everything else I’m reading for Operation Restart.

The PL’s plan to restart the season it seems under any terms is utterly ludicrous – more subs, the game reduced from 90 minutes and on neutral grounds are among the suggestions – all of which will change the season out of any recognition.

Preserve the dignity of the League? OH PLEASE

Question: Would we have accepted any of that – even if these circumstances could possibly have been forseen when we bought our season tickets?

I wouldn’t.

The whole thing is a nonsense but hanging in the background to all this is the answer l – the players who actually have to go out there and put themselves on the line.

I’ve believed from the start of this that no player – locked up in quarantine  for say three weeks away from his family and worrying about them all – can be mentally fit to play vital games.

How can any of them remain focused on a relegation battle which can change the course of their club’s history in such circumstances?

No doubt they will find themselves under pressure from the club owners to play. I hope they resist and show the common sense safety first and family values approach that are required in times such as this.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Let’s hope players sort this out once and for all

  1. I will say it again, for risk of boring everyone: this season will not be played out – for all the reasons which you have stated in this, & other, comments. It is, in the words of John Cleese, “a dead parrot”. It is, like the Olympics, over & done with. The best that can be hoped for is that it is played out in the first couple of months of next season – IF there is a next season .
    Apologies if this is duplicated – having some problems posting on your site.

    • “The best that can be hoped for is that it is played out in the first couple of months of next season”

      I think that’s a good shout. This season must be finished but when that is who knows, so next season may have to be much shorter to get everything back on track.

      Next season, teams only play each other once all behind closed doors at neutral venues.
      At some point if a vaccine came along perhaps some fans could be allowed in but cross that bridge later!

  2. The PFA is being seen in a very bad light and we all now why they have become more desperate…..Money.

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