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West Ham could yet play behind close doors

UEFA announced yesterday that the Euro 2020 championships will be postponed until the summer of 2021.

There now seems a strong desire by domestic leagues including the Premier League to finish the current season to avoid the financial and legal ramification in declaring the current season null and void.  Premier League clubs would lose tens of millions and West Ham themselves have estimated their losses would be at least £43.5m if the season was cancelled with no further games played.

The Premier League meet on Thursday and they are likely to discuss various options but with the Euros cancelled May, June and July are now free to attempt to complete the season.

No-one knows what the state of the pandemic will be by then but some world scientists believe this disease like Flu may reduce the spread when warmer temperatures come to the UK.

How long the Government’s policy of social distancing will continue is unclear at the moment and they may still yet ban large public gatherings as a further measure.

The Premier League together with broadcasters will seriously consider playing the remaining games of this season behind closed doors to reduce the risk and get this season done.

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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

One comment on “West Ham could yet play behind close doors

  1. Continuing after over a month has passed since anyone played a competitive game, and when training has also been suspended. Players aren’t exactly match fit after that, which means enormous amounts of injuries.

    Then season ending in june, or july in worst case scenario. Which means no summer break or proper pre-season before the new season starts. Another mass of injuries incoming.

    £43,5 million will be pocket money when they start to deal with consequenses of this “complete the season” madness.

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