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Relegated clubs would sue if formula is used says club owner

An unnamed Premier League club owner warns teams are facing “a summer of chaos” if the season is not restarted and says there is a “40 per cent” chance the campaign will be cancelled. The owner, who did not want to be named told Sky Sports that many players do not want to go back to work yet and believes relegated clubs will sue no matter what mathematical formula is used to work out the final league table if the season is not finished.

“Nobody knows how to settle things if we don’t play again,” he added. “I still believe no relegation would be the best solution and we can go with having a 22-team league for one season with Leeds and West Brom coming up.”

The prospect of the season being cancelled was discussed at the Premier League shareholders’ meeting for the first time on Monday.

The FA has made it clear they would not sanction the season being voided or allow relegation to be scrapped. In that scenario, the only solution would be a points-per-game formula.

A simple points-per-game formula would see Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich relegated but a formula weighted to take into account home and away games could mean different teams going down.

“Whatever happens relegated teams would sue, that’s why I favour no relegation,” the club owner said.

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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

5 comments on “Relegated clubs would sue if formula is used says club owner

  1. That for me sean would be fairest solution and west Brom and Leeds come up making four extra games to play next season and either four or five down next season with three coming up until this gets back to some normality. Clubs won’t be paying out fortunes around the world in transfers so can gradually start looking at paying some of the owed cash back also and only start football when fans are allowed to come back as that’s what football is about not closed doors and farcical ideas coming from the greed of money is all that matters.

    • What about the third club. Fulham Forest Brentford all wanting promotion this season Three up this and six down following season. Sure football authotities trying to fo best for football. For me, next season should be cancelled and this one concluded if t├ákes to december. This I know is what many beleive should happen.

  2. Can I ask what has happened to the site recently ? When clicking on ” comments ” I have found it next to impossible to read them or indeed add a comment using my Samsung phone due to an avalanche of adverts and pop ups . The comments label keeps disappearing and I have to scroll up and down to find it again, only to click on it and it disappears again.
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  3. A 22 club PL is something I suggested way back in March .

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