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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    And Forest are among several Championship Clubs who are apparently going to furlough their non-playing staff.
    (I read it on Nottingham Live, but they were merely using an Alan Nixon Tweet).
    Shame on them if they do.


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    If I were a footballer earning shitloads of money for doing what we can all agree is probably more akin to being a hobby than doing a professional job, I think I'd realise how lucky I was.

    And I'd like to think I'd want to give something back to people who hadn't been as lucky as I had been.

    But maybe that's just me.

    Lansbury on the bench earning £40k a week.....80 percent of that. What a hard life.


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    Lansbury could his ability to perform his role hasn't been affected.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Lansbury could his ability to perform his role hasn't been affected.
    He can only stroll about like a cock for an hour a day now.


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    And Forest are among several Championship Clubs who are apparently going to furlough their non-playing staff.
    (I read it on Nottingham Live, but they were merely using an Alan Nixon Tweet).
    No surprise there, I thought we'd be the first.


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Lansbury could his ability to perform his role hasn't been affected.
    He can't play golf though

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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    I'm not sure how it works in the uk but you can't sell anything here if any taxes are owed. Seeing as Newcastle and West ham are still under investigation with HMRC, how can this take place?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52284645

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    There appears to have been a proposal to play a 23 team Premier League next season. It looks like this is the first step in ending the season incomplete to me. No relegation and the 3 up from the championship promoted (possibly the top 3 if the Championship isn't completed). The following season 6 teams relegated and presumably, though not stated, three relegated bringing the number of teams back to 20. No League cup to be played either by the sound of it.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footb...-next-21956559

    I see problems with this The teams in the Championship in with a chance of a playoff would not be happy at being excluded if the season wasn't completed if the current top 3 were promoted. Although I dislike the playoffs on the basis that the 3rd place team earned it over the season, the season isn't complete, and we have no idea how the table would end up if played out. Leeds and West Brom for a start are not so far ahead that they couldn't be caught if they had a wobble.


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    From the Guardian:

    The English Football League’s preferred contingency for promotion from the Championship if the season cannot be completed as normal would be to promote Leeds and West Brom, who are clear in first and second place, and to play the play-offs as per current positions to determine the final spot.

    The play-off semi-finals would see Fulham face Preston and Brentford take on Nottingham Forest and could be played as one-off ties on neutral turf behind closed doors, rather than the usual two legs.


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    they are just trying to appease the PL clubs, how the fuck can they justify giving Norwich who are as good as relegated another season in the PL and the £120m that goes with it

    shove it up yer bollocks


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    If the EFL don't appease the EPL, then the EPL won't give the EFL the cash they need for the clubs to stay in existence while there is no gate income.
    If the EPL doesn't finish this season/start next season then they won't have the cash from the TV companies to pay their own clubs, let along the EFL clubs.
    It's all about money, nothing to do with sporting integrity. In theory you could keep the current season suspended for as long as necessary, and start again when allowed, then move onto the following season no matter what year it was.

    Whoever said football will be ruined by money was right. And whoever came up with the abbreviations EFL and EPL can go straight to hell. It's the Football League for fuck's sake.


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    Wouldn't the tv companies money only relate to the incomplete part of the season. Sky and BT's customers have already paid for the first 37 matches and I don't see the tv companies reimbursing their customers if the season doesn't complete.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    If the EFL don't appease the EPL, then the EPL won't give the EFL the cash they need for the clubs to stay in existence while there is no gate income.
    If the EPL doesn't finish this season/start next season then they won't have the cash from the TV companies to pay their own clubs, let along the EFL clubs.
    It's all about money, nothing to do with sporting integrity. In theory you could keep the current season suspended for as long as necessary, and start again when allowed, then move onto the following season no matter what year it was.

    Whoever said football will be ruined by money was right. And whoever came up with the abbreviations EFL and EPL can go straight to hell. It's the Football League for fuck's sake.
    which is why we shouldn't have different jurisdictions, if only the PL had never been formed


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    I would fucking love to see the PL skint, the only positive of Covid is watching the PL and Sky squirm

    I love it when things go wrong for the PL, I love boring 0-0s in big games that have been hyped to fuck, I love it when a small team beats the big teams, I love it when the English clubs get knocked out of europe


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    I would fucking love to see the PL skint, the only positive of Covid is watching the PL and Sky squirm

    I love it when things go wrong for the PL, I love boring 0-0s in big games that have been hyped to fuck, I love it when a small team beats the big teams, I love it when the English clubs get knocked out of europe
    Und ven England lose on ze penalties against ze Germans, ja?

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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Und ven England lose on ze penalties against ze Germans, ja?
    you're just trying to make me bite, I nearly did though


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    The problem with ppg or ending at it stands is that everyone hasn't played everyone. Some teams have played more of the top teams, some have played more of the bottom teams.

    2020-1 season hasn't started and can easily be delayed.

    The 19-20 season MUST be finished, how ever long it takes.

    THEN you start the 20/1 season.

    By "relegation battle", do you mean 7th, 12th or 14th?

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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    I would fucking love to see the PL skint, the only positive of Covid is watching the PL and Sky squirm

    I love it when things go wrong for the PL, I love boring 0-0s in big games that have been hyped to fuck, I love it when a small team beats the big teams, I love it when the English clubs get knocked out of europe
    Yowl do fer me Edz me owd cokka.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagman View Post
    The problem with ppg or ending at it stands is that everyone hasn't played everyone. Some teams have played more of the top teams, some have played more of the bottom teams.

    2020-1 season hasn't started and can easily be delayed.

    The 19-20 season MUST be finished, how ever long it takes.

    THEN you start the 20/1 season.
    Completely agree with this - I don't understand the rush to declare the current season completed, when it's obviously not possible to start the next season. It doesn't matter if it's June 2021, June 2022, or June 3022, just finish the current season, then work out how to move onto the following season.


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    I see the Government have given Rugby League a loan because they are the poor relations of major sports in England.

    No way will the Premier League get anything because the game is awash with money and the clubs just continue to piss it up against the wall.

    If it all goes tits up, they only have themselves to blame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    I would fucking love to see the PL skint, the only positive of Covid is watching the PL and Sky squirm

    I love it when things go wrong for the PL, I love boring 0-0s in big games that have been hyped to fuck, I love it when a small team beats the big teams, I love it when the English clubs get knocked out of europe
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    Completely agree with this - I don't understand the rush to declare the current season completed, when it's obviously not possible to start the next season. It doesn't matter if it's June 2021, June 2022, or June 3022, just finish the current season, then work out how to move onto the following season.
    How do you finish this season though?

    We'll be at a point where contracts are up, players playing but not getting paid, that affects integrity. The wait itself has an effect in itself IMO. We can't practically based on government guidelines actually feasibly play the game in any sort of safety at this point as well without changing the rules.

    I'm really personally struggling with this concept that football is trying to build itself an exemption from rules to get on with doing what it needs to do. I want to go back to work desperately, I want my life to get back to normal. I can't do it, I have to accept that, my employer has to accept that, football also has to accept that.

    I struggle with the idea of this being about the safety and health of people and sticking 2 fingers to that so players can kick a ball about. The decision makers will remain socially different whilst they put their assets in the face of something we are all being told to avoid. It disgusts me if I'm honest regardless of what I think of the dangers of Covid-19. The fact putting players in that position is deemed feasible and OK by so many, I think is disgraceful.

    I don't think it's right to play football behind closed doors. We are talking about 2021 before that starts I've heard. I'd happily go without to get back to a position where we can get people back in football grounds. It should be the most central, core thought of any process. Not how much money is there to be made or is set to be lost.

    That might be my airy fairy view in a cold business world but it morally stinks IMO and I find the fact it seems sensible to create a situation of testing footballers twice a week and wearing face masks at the games and training mandatory when these things have been so lacking to people who need it so badly. It's just not on.


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    Default Re: The Triffic Premier League as it 'appens Thread

    Have they said they are going to break lockdown rules to finish the football season or something?

    How they finish the season and sort out contracts is exactly what they have started to discuss. Surely it would be sensible for every kind of business to plan these kinds of things ahead rather than sit around twiddling thumbs until the government says ok go.


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    See I don’t mind if they void the season & we start again in August 2020 as we did August 2019 although that’s not gonna sit well with Liverpool, WBA, Leeds ect

    What happens in one league has to happen in them all, EFL leagues can’t be fudged while the all important PL is played to a conclusion

    Also the likes of Norwich would have to take a massive cut from next season’s PL money


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    France and the Netherlands declaring the season over could start a ripple effect.

    Not sure if other European leagues have done that. But if La Liga did that, Real and Barcelona aren't going to sit around and wait for the Premier League to finish before cracking on with the Champions League. The Premier League would be under pressure to declare their season finished. If that happens the Football League does the same.


 

 

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