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PL chairmen ‘phone discussion agrees to wait and see

West Ham  were among the club who agreed with all other PL outfits  to wait and see before making any dramatic decisions on where the season should go next when the matter was discussed by chairmen yesterday.

A telephone discussion was held among them with matters moving fast on the Covid19 outbreak and the decision’ was ‘no decision.’

Currently the game in this country is suspended until  April 3 but is looks certain to go on for some time longer than the current deadline.

In reality, the chairman and PL itself will be led by Uefa who hold a conference next week when a range of issues will be discussed including the postponement of the summer international Euro tournament.

No vote was taken during yesterday’s telephone conference with one insider telling CandH during a separate call this morning: “It’s far to early to decide what should happen next. A vote at this stage is out of the question – it’s basically a Uefa thing anyway.

“Essentially, everybody would prefer this season to be completed and the integrity of the league preserved – nulling and voiding only happened in the last war – we don’t want a repeat if it’s humanly possible.”

However, there are some who believe that will become the only solution should the epidemic fail to relent and there are fears that even the start of next season could be delayed.

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5 comments on “PL chairmen ‘phone discussion agrees to wait and see

  1. I think it should be stopped now and start afresh next season must think safety first but I also think that they should hand the premier league trophy to liverpool and that’s coming from a west ham supporter

  2. What would you hand to West Brom and Leeds and who would you hand CL and Europa League places to??It’s an absolute financial minefield and a lawyers “wet dream”!!

  3. Typical of Brady to want the season declared null & void.

    Since we are 2 months off the virus peak, the likelihood of the season being completed before the 30 June (contract end date) is remote.

    So, the best option I have heard is:

    Award Liverpool the title
    No teams relegated
    Promote Leeds + WBA
    So, 22 teams next season
    4 relegated at end of next season to restore status quo.
    Likewise for lower divisions.

    That would mean no play-offs for 3rd team to be promoted, which will be tough.
    However, aiming for the lottery of the playoffs is hardly an admirable aspiration.

  4. Only fair way is to wind the clock back as if this season hadn’t occurred and start from scratch again next year.

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