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Premier League to face legal challenges

The Premier League face a legal minefield unless fixtures are fulfiled in the normal way with supporters present at home grounds.

The prospect of finishing the domestic league normally appears to be a non-starter with games behind closed doors the only viable options. Variation to themes includes playing behind closed doors at neutral grounds.

Alternately the Premier League could decide final league possessions on a Points Per Game (PPG) model either a straight average on games played or a combined total of home and away PPG.

The last resort is to declare the season null and void which is exactly what the Dutch league did last week,

Dutch clubs are already threatening legal action which could see a U-turn in Holland, the same situation exists in Belgium who have yet to ratify their decision after declaring their season null and void.

Today the French cancelled their remaining fixtures for Ligue 1 and 2 but have yet to announce how relation, promotions, champions and qualification to Europe will be decided.

The Premier League face the same dilemma with whichever club is disadvantaged by their decision likely to sue which could drag on years.

Club owners relegated from the top flight league will full they have nothing to lose and will threaten legal action to ensure they get maximum compensation.

We could see the Premier League put aside millions in a compensation fund to try to settle these claims out of court.

There is one thing that is not in doubt, a lot of lawyers will make a lot of money out of this complex situation.

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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

2 comments on “Premier League to face legal challenges

  1. Don’t relegate anyone and instead accept a legal challenge from the EFL teams it will be cheaper as promotion / play off is far less certain.

  2. Why not promote the two teams that are currently top of their respective divisions and relegate no one. Play next season with expanded leagues and demote one extra team for the next two seasons. we would then be back to normal.

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