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Voiding Premier League season is ruled out

According to a report by Sky Sports Premier League clubs have been warned by the FA that the 2019/20 season must be decided on sporting merit ruling out the possibility of the season being declared null and void.

Whichever way Premier League clubs vote on how to proceed, the future must include promotion and relegation, clubs were told today.

The idea of the season being null-and-voided was officially ruled out by an FA intervention at a teleconference meeting of Premier League executives on Monday the report claims.

With the report that twelve clubs oppose playing behind closed doors time is running out for Project restart.

No votes were taken today and they have kicked the can down the road to next week yet again.

Should the remaining fixtures not be completed that it likely that a Points Per Game system will be used to calculate the final positions including relegation places. West Ham will be hoping they decide on the French model of straight points per game which will mean West Ham finish 16th, a weighed points per game method favored by the EFL and seen as fairer would relegate West Ham and save Bournemouth with the Hammers relegated by just 0.2 points.

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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

4 comments on “Voiding Premier League season is ruled out

  1. Not sure the EFL preffered method is fair either and I imagine West Ham would have a good case for a legal challenge were there be pushed from a position of safety based on actual results into relegation due to a contrived massaging of the figures.

  2. So the FA have ordered the players to risk the lives of themselves and their families in effect. Can they do this? What happens if the clubs vote down a restart on neutral grounds? What could the FA do? Oh yeah, fine them all. They’ve probably got a few beanos lined up and need the spends.This has got ridiculous now.

  3. Agree the weighted PPG average gives a completely skewed result and takes no consideration of how difficult a clubs remaining fixtures are. If I understand it correctly we would be relegated basis this formula we would be relegated due to relatively poor home form….but we have some very winnable home games left whereas a club like Brighton (only 2 points ahead of us) still have home games remaining against City, Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle so inevitably our home PPG is lonely to be worse than theirs….so any formula applied needs to consider likely outcomes of the renaming games for each club

  4. I give up …absolute ********s the lot of them..and the people who want to finish the season….I wonder if they would say this if they have lost people in there family…..

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