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Owner declares voting clubs to relegation “unfathomable”

Amid speculation that the Premier League could follow the vote in Scotland to relegate two clubs after a vote has been described as “unfathomable.”

Brighton owner Tony Bloom will speak for all those clubs involved in battling to remain in the PL when saying: “I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis,”

Partick Thistle and Stanraer, already odds on with Sportingbet mobile to go down, were both relegated from their respected leagues after a Scottish Professional Football League vote to finish, with speculation that the Premier League could follow suit.

The London Evening Standard reports that Bloom believes it would be unfair to relegate any club in such conditions.

He said: “You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it, you may use that criteria for European qualification but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the per cent needed (70 per cent), for teams to get relegated. I really cannot foresee that.”

ClaretandHugh says: Total madness and how the Scottish FA came to such a decision is beyond any reasonable debate. The Premier League has made a point – along with its chairmen- of claiming the League’s integrity must be preserved by the season being completed but how does a vote on ho is to be relegated even come close to such a position. We assume, despite us being clear only on goal difference, that we would be safe but whether that’s the case or not it remains such a discussion – never mind a proposal to vote teams down – is  entirely unacceptable. With so many different scenarios being suggested as to how the season ends it’s becoming almost impossible to believe that the PL has got this right in pressing on with such a hope. Yes of course there is the financial position for them to consider but anything approaching this idea – or most of the others is becoming more and more unrealistic.

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5 comments on “Owner declares voting clubs to relegation “unfathomable”

  1. It’s a simple solution here, void the season. It’s a game, wake up everyone FFS. People are dying in their thousands, another example of football being so far out of touch with reality

  2. Totally agree with Mark Wilson void the season no up or down anywhere in the English Leagues , come to some deal with TV Companies and start completely afresh next season when this nightmare is over. We must never forget the thousands who have died recently maybe a show of hands for the and the NHS and carers at the beginning of games.

  3. If we must talk about it then here’s my angle on it. As the situation stands nobody but nobody can be certain when or if this virus will subside enough for football to be played to a finish. There cannot be a fair conclusion to the season unless it’s played. To make a decision on relegation and promotions is not an option as this does not factor in each clubs teams still to be played, injuries or suspensions. My feeling is that if the season cannot be completed by,say,the 1st June, then the season should be void.

  4. Well said Mark Wilson. Been banging on about this for ages. Otherwise we shall be looked upon as money is all that matters like USA morons going out and spreading this virus as USA is open again .

  5. Well said westhamsteve. Then champions league places will be decided by where everyone finished last season. 😂

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