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28 Mar 2020 23:56:32
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28 Mar 2020 10:14:19
Eds.
Any of you lovely lot know anything official regarding the future of Pogba?
Also, will the summer window even happen with the current state of affairs?
Cheers.

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{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed with Pogba - Mino wants Real Madrid to take him ideally but they are a little sick of trying to deal with the amateurs in Manchester and need to decide on priorities - but in any deal MU would have to accept a player as part of the transaction. It is the same with Juventus - they would be looking to include a player in any deal. The situation remains fluid timing wise at the moment}

28 Mar 2020 13:17:54
Ed 002. Based on the response given are Man United interested in any players from Real Madrid which will make the possibility of the deal easier or is it a case of Real Madrid offering players they want rid of and which Man United have no interest in at all.

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{Ed002's Note - Manchester United have not shown any interest in any Real Madrid players since they flirted with the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Kroos and Bale.}

25 Mar 2020 11:41:28
The world is a dark and uncertain place currently. So, let's discuss something a little lighter.

Odion Ighalo has been a breath of fresh air, he offers us something different and according to several sources been a positive influence on the dressing room.

So do we sign him permanently for the reported 15m deal that we have lined up? Or do we look to sign someone else?

The positives of signing Ighalo are that he is already settled, wouldn't take a significant amount of time to negotiate a deal, would be relatively cheap, wouldn't block Greenwood long term.

The negatives are that he hasn't yet proven himself for more than a few games, his age means we are only likely to get 2-3 years service from him. Then for some people he will lack the superstar pulling power, while some might prefer we sign someone to oust Martial and be genuinely first choice which Ighalo isn't likely to do.

For me it really comes down to what we do with Martial? As the question of whether Martial is going to be first choice or not will ultimately dictate whether we sign a genuine world class striker to replace him, or a top quality back up striker.

This season Martial has scored well when fit, but without fully convincing. He never leaves you with a feeling he gave his all and did everything possible to win the game. Which is fine when we win 2 or 3 nil, but in those games we lose or draw people will always question whether we might have got a different result if we had a striker who worked harder or made more gambles with making runs.

However, his recent performances have shown more application, and maybe with more reliable passes coming from midfield (Bruno) maybe Martial will make more of those runs and score more goals.

Personally I think Martial has shown just (literally by the skin of his teeth) ability and application to be given the chance to lead the line next season with more creative players behind him. Martial along with Greenwood who with a full season under his belt (one where he has scored 12 goals in 15 starts) offer pace and very lethal finishing. Maybe adding someone with experience like Ighalo could offer us a back to goal work horse striker who could help round off the younger two strikers games.

Add to this that very few top level strikers are available, and those that are cost a lot and are difficult deals to get over the line. Kane for example would be 120-150m at least, Martinez has only had one good season and looks set to sign for Barcelona. Aubamanyang is a possibility but we have got our finger burned signing 29 year old forwards from Arsenal in recent years. He is only a year younger than Ighalo but would be 4 or 5 times the cost in both fees and wages.

Then consider that this summer with the current world situation means deals will be extra difficult to complete. There is concern from clubs that throwing large sums of money around when many people will have lost their jobs and be under extreme financial difficulty might seem crass or provide backlash on those clubs. Also how much money clubs have to spend might be reduced if the season isn't completed with a reduction in TV money. While movement of people will be difficult, there might still be restrictions on international movement. Thirdly, most clubs work on a sell a player and bring in a replacement, this might take longer to sort out with clubs maybe being more restricted about where they can bring players in from and finding a suitable replacement will likely take longer. Finally with domestic seasons possibly being extended there is a issue with many contracts ending in June which will need sorting before incoming transfers.

Personally I think we would be best placed to bring in players from within UK boarders where possible to avoid restrictions or clashing with leagues being extended outside of the UK that could be on going. Therefore signing someone like Ighalo might make sense for many reasons.

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25 Mar 2020 11:55:27
Ighalo should stay atleast for 1year as along as he accepts bench role.

Unless Martial is sold which is unlikely i don't see any of the strikers linked with utd accepting to sit on the bench.

Martial has improved recently along with the whole team and still there is Greenwood.

Martial, Greenwood and Ighalo are good options with different applications.


The club needs to focus on the Rw, DM, and AM positions especially if Pogba leaves.

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25 Mar 2020 14:47:43
Sign ighalo and spend wheres its needed the most - cdm, right wing, cam and a rapid cb.

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25 Mar 2020 19:36:53
Keep him. Rashford will be back next season too and if we get Sancho I think we will have a very creative front line.

Sancho would be my priority signing.

Then a DM - Zakaria, Soumare, Neves.

That would be my first 3 signings. Then we would need to look at a new CM if Pogba were to leave and a new CB if we were able to sell Jones and Smalling.

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25 Mar 2020 22:36:35
Shappy - I think the re-building of this Utd team is almost complete. I've always maintained we were only 2-3 players away from having a very good team. That being said wether it'll will be good enough to challenge the likes of Liverpool and City remains to be seen.

Fernandes has now given us a creativity and goal threat from midfield we've been sorely lacking and just emphasises how the right player can re-galvanise a team and improve those around them. Fred and Mctominay look capable of forming a solid partnership providing industry and discipline in midfield.

Maguire has stiffened the defence, AWB is defensively one of the best full backs in the league and Shaw finally looks capable of fulfilling his potential. I think we probably need a bit more pace and physicality alongside Maguire however Bailly has looked promising since his return and I still have very high hopes for Tuanzebe.

Rashford and Martial have both shown glimpses of real quality and added a touch more consistency to their game. Ultimately their upper ceiling may just dictate how successful this Utd team will become.

In my opinion a RW should be our next priority signing. We need to bring balance to our attack and we need a consistent presence and threat from the right side. Sancho would appear to be our main target and a front four of Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho and Martial looks a mouthwatering prospect. I know Martial
divides opinion but I think he will be given another season to prove himself.

What we perhaps lack most is strength in depth and maybe it's this that needs to be addressed over the summer. Having said that many of our promising youngsters will be another year older and more experienced.

The world has been turned upside down by recent events and we just don't know what the landscape will look like when football returns.

In answer to your question I think the Club will probably sign Ighalo on a permanent deal. He's settled in quickly and made an immediate impact. He's appears content with a squad role but will fight for his place and has proven he is capable of making an impact when required. He certainly adds depth to our attacking options and gives us something others don't.

Could we see one superstar leave and another arrive in the coming months.

A first 11 of De Gea, AWB, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Mctominay, Rashford, Fernandes, Sancho and Martial isn't too shabby.

I wish everyone the very best in these most unnerving and surreal times. Stay safe guys and look after each other.

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26 Mar 2020 11:09:17
I would keep Martial but I wouldn’t rush to offer Ighalo a new contract. He has done really well but it was and should remain a short term fix. The focus should be on bringing someone in who we can rely on for 2 or 3 seasons.

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26 Mar 2020 11:15:00
Apparently Ighalo has been offered two years contract worth 400k by his club.

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26 Mar 2020 13:06:26
I read that it’s a 4 year deal and think he’d be mad not to take it.

I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen of him since he came to the club and would be happy if he stayed with us next season, but let’s be honest, once Rashford is fit again it’s likely that he’ll be a bit part player for us.

When it comes to players over 30, we seem very reluctant to offer more than 2 year contracts.

If it comes down to choosing between being a superstar in China and earning more than £80m over the next 4 seasons or earning just over £12m while barely playing for us over the next two seasons, I think he’d be a fool not to take it.

I understand that it was always his dream to play for us and respect that he took a cut in wages to make that happen, but the money being offered by SS could keep his extended family in riches for the next few centuries.

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26 Mar 2020 15:58:38
I think we should keep Ighalo unless Harry Kane is a serious possibility. We need strength in depth and Ighalo offers something different. Rotation without weakening the team was one of Fergie's main strengths.

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26 Mar 2020 17:07:48
If Ighalo is happy to stay for a year or two i think we should make his loan permanent. Sign Sancho for RW, Van de Beek or Niguez to replace Pogba and Koulibaly to replace Jones and Smalling. A luxury would be that Bellingham kid everyone raves about to replace lingard / perriera.
A dream match day 18 for next season would be:
DDG, AWB, mcguire, Koulibaly, Shaw (or) Williams, McTom, Niguez, Bruno, Sancho, Martial, Rashford. Subs; Ighalo, Greenwood, Fred, Matic, Dalot/ williams, Lindelof, Romero.
Rotate James, Williams, Tuanzebe, garner, Bellingham, Mata, bailly as required.

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27 Mar 2020 19:10:12
Sancho will be essential as that would be the first out and out winger the club has had in nearly a decade.

CDM to come in, Zakaria seems to be the name touted.

Ighalo was signed as a short term fix and that's how it should stay. Mertens available on a free and would provide great support to the front three.

If they could add a centre back such as Upamecano who is young strong and quick, I think you would have a top 3 side there. I feel like we might have to wait another year yet to get a complete side. But the below could be a target:

Henderson - De Gea
Shaw - William's
Maguire - Lindelof
Upamecano - bailly
Bissaka - dalot
Zakaria - Matic
Bruno - Fred
Pogba - Mctominay
Martial - James
Sancho - Greenwood
Rashford - (Mertens? )

That's easily a top 4 side with a chance to work through the champions league.

Leaves Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Pereira and Lingard to find a new club though. Fifa transfer market but a boy can dream.

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22 Mar 2020 09:00:55
Can I ask Ed002, most talk is about getting the season done by June 30th and 1st June start date being mooted in various quarters, what will happen to FA Cup, EL and CL games that are left, will they be allowed to complete aswell as the league season, surely would be unfair to just compete league games. United for example have 17 or 18 games left potentially if we go all the way in the 2 cup comps we are in?

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{Ed002's Note - The Premier League and FA Cup are planned to be completed if and when the remainder of the season can get underway. If the season does not get underway, the FA Cup will be scratched.

The CL and EL are a very different issue. UEFA are obviously keen to hold them and have a plan to play the EL semi-finals and final over a single weekend or a couple of days in Gdansk and the CL semi-finals and final on a similar basis in Istanbul. In all probability they will need to draw a line across and scratch the competitions for this season - but right now they are not doing that. I can't see them going ahead.}

22 Mar 2020 13:15:18
Thank you Ed, very informative. So there is a scenario where the premier league carries on and Europe does not or do you see all competitions domestic and otherwise scratched?

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{Ed002's Note - I really can't say with any confidence but doubt that the PL will be in a position to carry on in the near term, and I suspect the same will be true for most of Europe.}

22 Mar 2020 13:52:49
Thank you Ed.

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{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

21 Mar 2020 22:26:27
Rumours of Auba to Utd. No idea if this is now just crazy time due to lack of content. But I have to say, that would be an excellent signing for us. Last year with Arsenal, so they may be tempted to cash in. Almost has the feels of an RVP but he's not quite so deep into his career.

He would be an upgrade on Martial as a 9. Scores goals for fun. What do you all think, would you take him?

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22 Mar 2020 10:38:16
Rumours started last summer when Andy Goldstein from talksport said he was told Utd were in for him so maybe there is something in it who knows. Good player though wish he wasnt as old as he is.

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22 Mar 2020 10:54:42
I think we're done buying older players on high wages. He's a fantastic player but you'd imagine he'd demand Sanchez type salary. Just doesn't seem to go along with Solskjaer's plan.

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22 Mar 2020 12:02:02
I'd prefer lacazette to be honest. Although he's seemed a bit off this season.

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23 Mar 2020 11:10:01
I would rather save the money and buy ighalo and spend the big money on right wing, cm, pogba replacement and pacey centre back.

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23 Mar 2020 12:03:35
Thanks for replies guys. I think that Auba allows us to play how we have been playing, direct and very dangerous on the break, but hs also makes runs in the 6 yard area like a striker. He can score headers with more consistency. Depending on fee he could be interesting. Not for silly money either in transfer or wages.

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26 Mar 2020 16:05:39
who is Auba?

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20 Mar 2020 23:29:59
Back to a good ol fashioned rumour, ed do united see Thomas lemar as an option?

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{Ed002's Note - Not as far as I know.}

21 Mar 2020 16:58:29
Thanks ed 👍.

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21 Mar 2020 18:30:38
Could be a decent back up option for Sancho maybe. He played very well in France, but the move to Atletico hasn't worked out. Which isn't that surprising considering everyone knows how Simeone sets his side's out and how Lemar plays.

Some managers just don't suit certain types of players. For example you could never see Ronaldinho playing for Jose. You just can't see how he would fit into how Jose likes to set up.

Lemar is a creative player first and foremost, Simeone likes his players to work hard and be defensively sound first and attack second. Thomas Lemar never quite fitted that ideology.

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21 Mar 2020 21:12:09
Totally agree shappy, and tbh judging by recent transfers I would be liable to trust in the players being targeted 👍.

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19 Mar 2020 14:37:58
Seaosk suspended until April 30th 'at the earliest'. Even if cases of COVID dropped in say May time its cramming so much in to a short period up to June 30th.

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19 Mar 2020 16:36:15
Apologies for my spelling, I was obviously super keen to break the news.

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20 Mar 2020 12:12:56
WRD, at this point seriously don't care about football or any other sport. All such activities must be stopped indefinitely till each person is cured and there is no danger of spreading it further.

Hope everyone is safe from this site.

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20 Mar 2020 17:44:44
Kicked the cab down the road.

League is getting cancelled 100% things are a lot worse than anyone first feared and my WFH is expected to June as min and I cannot see the games getting played between Apr 30 - Jun 30 for EPL and Europe games, then a delay to next season too to allow for a rest period and preseason. I can’t see a way it is happening.

Jun 30th is also when contracts and sponsorships usually change/ break.

They will wait until the last minute and null and void the season. New season in August as usual. If they do it sooner there will be a huge stink and with nothing to talk about it will be big news, waiting until the last minute means there will be a stink but press will quickly move on to cover transfers and the new season.

Only possible outcome and most sensible.

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21 Mar 2020 11:00:59
I agree peoples health more important than our fight for 4th or anything else to do with any sport for that matter. I also agree I can't see the league resuming in time without disruption to next season. I have bought a ps4 and fifa 20 to get thru my social distancing, can take United to the top that way.

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21 Mar 2020 22:13:05
Global pandemic guys. We can’t even go out for a beer or bite to eat. Football is done for a while.

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15 Mar 2020 20:43:46
Can people honestly see the season finishing?

Be realistic?

The virus will be worse in April and May time and the country will be on lock anytime soon, for how long is anyone's guess.

For the the best course of action is to cancel the season start again August, keep the Champions League and Europa teams the same as this season.

I know it's frustrating situation but it's a serious event happening right now of which isolation is the best way to prevent spreading the virus.

Will players or teams want to continue the season in May/June? Because I very much doubt the season will be back up and running in 3 weeks when the cases are going up higher and higher everyday.


You could say realistically the only premier League teams who would want to finish the season is Liverpool for obvious reasons, Leicester and possibly Sheffield United and Wolves.

Teams at the bottom will not want the season to finish and probably say they refuse as players life's are at risk.

I doubt they'll play the remaining games behind closed doors.

I just hope hope it gets cancelled and have a null and void season.

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15 Mar 2020 22:21:00
End it, stand the tables as they are and promote Leeds and west brom, vote on scousers being champs, or not.

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15 Mar 2020 22:47:59
Yes, behind closed doors and next season delayed by 2 months.

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16 Mar 2020 06:43:47
There is only two fair ways to go from here in my opinion, neither is ideal but health is most important.
1. Cancel the season and start fresh next year meaning no promotion or relagation, no cup or league champs across the board.

2. Find a way to finish all leagues and cups wether with fans or behind closed doors.

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16 Mar 2020 09:15:41
I don't see there being a way to finish the season sadly. China have had this since October (6 months) and are still having to deal with it. To think we will have it under control in less than 6 months is a little optimistic. In 6 months time it will be August and what should be the start of next season.

So for me the idea that the season could be finished is just a pipe dream.

Which actually hits us pretty hard as it means we are almost certainly going to miss out out UCL football next year now.

I don't think there is any chance of having some sort of play off system to decide either relegation or qualification for the UCL. If we can play those games then we can play league games. Likewise the idea that they will have an extra qualifying round and have several extra teams that could have qualified enter at that stage doesn't sound feasible either, those games would need to be played in July which is likely to be an issue.

The most feasible thing is to null and void the season and go off of last year's final table for European places. That means no one gets promotion or relegation, while no one wins the league. It's unfair on everyone. But health has to come first.

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16 Mar 2020 09:24:38
Postpone the Euros to allow clubs to finish season and competitions.

Read an interesting idea about resolving current cup competitions in a mini-tournament consisting of last 16 in four tables.

If virus carries on beyond August and ne t season starts in, say, October, play leagues as normal but condense cup competitions and even scrap Euros/ International friendliest to wait for World Cup in 2022.

Awful not having any football but bigger issues out there at the moment.

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16 Mar 2020 11:23:37
Also, play offs for fourth CL spot between Chelsea, United, , Sheffield United and Woves?

Keep top 3 the same as now.

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16 Mar 2020 13:22:25
Wallace, the more bodies involved the harder it becomes to organise. The FA, plus the FA's of other nations, UEFA, FIFA etc will all have their own interests they will look to protect.

The idea that the UEFA would happily delay the Euro's so that club football could be played seems unlikely.

The same with FIFA and the world cup.

When dealing with bodies such as UEFA with regards to their club competitions (UCL and Europa League) they will have to have dialogue with many different national FA's, some like Italy's will have less flexibility than others due to government interventions.

It's not as simple as just delaying everything, or coming up with some sort of shorter play off tournament.

It will either be play the games or null and void the season. With the latter looking more likely due to the fact that we might be as much as 6 months away from actually being able to play games.

This has the potential to drag out for most of the year, That might make it hard to even start next season on time. That's the reality.

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16 Mar 2020 18:47:15
Thought-provoking argument Shappy but perhaps the main reason the Euros etc would dictate the agenda would be financial rather than for the good if the respective leagues which, after all, is the bread and butter of each country’s FA and without which there would be no lucrative International football. In other words, the leagues are the lifeblood of football and must be given priority.

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16 Mar 2020 23:47:51
Not going to happen. We are in it for the medium to long haul. No more football 😭.

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18 Mar 2020 09:30:27
If the season is voided there are going to be a hell of a lot of court cases to follow .

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18 Mar 2020 11:14:55
They will postpone the season. See the effect of the virus and realistically calculate if they can resume the season when the virus has been "controlled".

Until the country knows how long we have this virus for at a higher %. At the moment the % is getting higher and higher so first thing is we need to get the % controlled. (I personally think until late summer)

Then they won't be able to make a decision. Realistically I think you will have to void the season down the line as the season runs until 30 June. I don't think we be allowed to travel aboard until the end of the year.

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18 Mar 2020 18:20:50
I think it's just a slow death. The current suggestion is that social distancing measures will need to increase to slow the spread. We could be under lock down like many other countries within days. Parts of China are in the 10th week of a lockdown and it doesn't look like they can lift it any time soon.

The governments predictions that we could see 12 weeks of disruption seems optimistic at best. If we enter a lock down for 10 weeks that will take us until June. The idea that the EPL could fit in 90 fixtures in June is frankly ridiculous.

The likelihood is that even at the start of June that there will be social distancing measures still in place. In which case playing games is unlikely to be viable.

I hope they can finish the season, I want to see United play. I want to see us try and win the FA cup and the Europa League, I want to see us push to get top four. But the reality is that is very unlikely to happen.

My university exams for May have been switched to online tests as they don't expect people to be able to take them in person.

GCSE's and A level exams have been suspended. If kids can't take exams for their futures in May and June then the reality is that football matches won't be happening.

Firstly it's immoral to put players, club staff, TV and media crews, ground staff, as well as medical and police staff needed to play a game even behind closed doors, at risk of catching and spreading an illness that will still be keeping people shut within their houses.

Secondly, they would need to bring in private security and medical personnel to run to safety as the UK government has already said they won't be providing any to mass gatherings and that is unlikely to change unless we are over the crisis.

I believe they are making the right noises about trying to get these games played but are either fully aware they won't be or painfully ignorant of just how big this issue is.

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18 Mar 2020 19:49:46
Let's be honest nobody has any idea when "normal" life can resume. The football authorities are just as ignorant as us.

Maybe the best way forward is for there to be a three or four week period of friendlies amongst English clubs as soon as the all clear from the virus is given. This will give teams time to get match fitness.

Then let the leagues resume until final positions are decided. Then depending on how much time is left in what would have been a regular season but with teams playing each other only once. Half of a teams matches woukd be home and half away. Their would be an end of season champion for each division and promotion and relegation decided as normal. No one could complain as the rules would be clear to all from the outset.

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18 Mar 2020 20:33:08
There’s no way the current season can’t be resolved first. Too many financial implications across the whole pyramid from Liverpool down to the lower leagues. Maybe it’ll be behind closed doors, where a home crowd can’t influence a game and things won’t feel right. But they’ll be resolved.

There are no fixtures set in stone for next season or what remains of this season. Next season might go down in history as the one that didn’t start in August, and they might have to stagger them over a few seasons before we’re back to normal. But people set the dates, and they have the power to improvise. Forget a new season having to start in August.

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21 Mar 2020 09:27:25
They could look at it as an opportunity.

The world cup is in Qatar and would need to be played in the winter months as it is too hot in the summer. therefore by finishing the season when they can and then moving the next season on a few months it would be beneficial to them.

Say they won't be able to play football til july there is 10 premier league games per team, 3 games from the fa cup, 6 from europa league,6 from champions league. 25 games for teams still in the competitions stated.

even if they played 2 games a week your still looking at 3 months which would take you to end of october. You then have the off season so that would effectively move the new season to january or february depending on time they allow for offseason.

Then that off season becomes available for the world cup!

BOOM instant money going to FIFA, UEFA and all the FA's.

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13 Mar 2020 08:23:26
It looks as though there is now little to zero chance of the premier league being completed and it's possible no more matches will be played. This can only mean that this years premier league will be voided. Deciding who should play champions league football next year may need a play off system between all clubs who had the mathematical chance of making top 4.

Clearly this situation will not please all fans but there are things more important than football and people need to remember that before bemoaning the situation. The elderly and physically weak will be especially vulnerable to this pandemic and many will sadly not survive it. Prayers to them and all those who they leave behind.

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13 Mar 2020 09:23:38
There are several options they could choose to do.

Either a play off system as you suggest. Yet that might be hard if all matches are postponed.

They could just finish with the table as it is. Which would be a huge relief to Chelsea who are in indifferent form, with us and a couple other breathing down their necks.

They could choose to go back to last season's final table and go with that as that was the last completed season.

Or they could choose to use some sort of coefficient system to pick which teams will represent the EPL in which European competitions.

Currently by the sounds of it we are looking at a 4 week postponement of the league. However, current estimates put the UK as hitting peak infection rate in late April/ early May. In which case it seems unlikely that the league will restart when the risk is greater than it is now.

I think they will go with the approach of postponement to start with, but with the idea that they will cancel it further down the line when people have become more accustomed to the idea and they will face less backlash.

I'm 95% sure that if they just announce a postponement in the next day or so that it will lead to the cancellation of the league in a months time.

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13 Mar 2020 09:26:01
yes there is more to life than football and sport in general. what really angers me is the attitude of some that this disease only affects the elderly and therefore just quarantine them and let the rest of us get on with it. As someone in their 30's I might be less likely to have serious symptoms, b ut i don't want it passed on through me to someone who it will have serious affects on. The health and well being of ALL members of the public must be the top priority not entertainment and profits.

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13 Mar 2020 09:55:43
I think Ed said likely be that the table will stand as it is with no winner announced, not sure tho if relegation and promotion will happen or will the European places stand as they are? All guesswork atm. Now Everton are in isolation too.

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13 Mar 2020 10:15:35
In theory this could stop Liverpool winning the league and stop Leeds getting promotion. However, it would also leave us in 5th place.

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13 Mar 2020 10:18:14
In theory this could stop Liverpool winning the league and stop Leeds getting promotion. However, it would also leave us in 5th place.

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13 Mar 2020 10:27:16
Imagine that happens, City’s ban is upheld and we get given 4th place and CL qualification 😆.

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{Ed002's Note - That is not going to happen.}

13 Mar 2020 10:29:08
5th could be enough for CL with City ban.

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13 Mar 2020 11:03:53
unless the games are played at some point then there is no fair way to end the season. however this is an unprecedented situation and as such we just have to accept what happens. If united don't make champions league then we will have to deal with it, the implications on promotion/ relegation are much more pertinent especially with the monetary gains/ losses involved.

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13 Mar 2020 16:05:22
Premier league will be cancelled until the start of next season. All results, promotion and relegation will be null and void. The best 12 pictures of Liverpool fans, taken after hearing this news, will be made into a calendar and sold off for charity. 😂😂😂😂.

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{Ed047's Note - yeah that would be hilarious 🤦‍♂️

13 Mar 2020 17:03:13
Games will likely begin again just after the peak has hit as by that point we will have a majority of herd immunity to the virus so safe to play.

sounds daft but the fit healthy players should be actively seeking to contract the virus and immediately self isolate until free form spreading it to family members.

this would be the same for the support staff who are not considered "high risk".

At the end of the day the majority of the population is set to get it. the rich young healthy folk are most likely to not have ill recompense form the virus.

Its the older gen and those with high blood pressure and other such underlying health issues. (Like myself with chronic bronchitis and Asthma )

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13 Mar 2020 22:32:00
You sure you don't support liverpool, Ed?

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{Ed047's Note - no Sepp, just not a great fan of bitterness

13 Mar 2020 23:46:54
Only way to do it is to cancel it all. My concern is civil unrest when we have nothing to pre-occupy us when we are all at home with nothing to do.

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14 Mar 2020 07:25:15
Ed047.Bitterness? Really? Behave yourself!
😂😂😂😂.

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{Ed047's Note - I know mate, you’re well old enough not to be that! 😉🤣

14 Mar 2020 09:38:23
Indeed Ed047. This isn't the new years honour list. It's a sporting contest that has to be won and not just 'deserved'. Do you think for one moment the scallies wouldn't be all over this if it were us in their present position? The Kop songwriters would be burning the midnight oil composing for next season. Just as will the United and Everton songwriters if LFC are 'awarded' the title because they 'deserve' it. Not bitter. It's life. 😉🤣.

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{Ed047's Note - I know Scooby, it all makes for interesting reading on the relevant pages right now. Mighty Reds will never live it down bless him. 🤦‍♂️

I’d be the same with the Spuds! In fact, that they have lumbered themselves with Mourinho is an absolute delight 🤣🤣

14 Mar 2020 11:26:41
😂😂😂😂.

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14 Mar 2020 16:31:42
I'd give them the title now, they would always be the team who were given a league, it would be tainted forever and they would have the piss ripped out of them forever.

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15 Mar 2020 01:49:52
Not trying to set off the Liverpool supporters but this decision will set a precedent for if this ever happens again in the future.
I think ed002 said Italy were looking at leaving the table the way it is and not declaring a winner.

I'm all for this and I believe if the title race in England was closer then there would be calls for this to happen, I know Liverpool are along way ahead and they fully deserve it but they still haven't mathematically won it.

If they had mathematically won it, I would be all for them being awarded the title as there was no chance of anyone catching them, in saying that, there is no chance of anyone catching them anyway.
I wonder what the premier league rule book says, if they have anything written in there in case of something like this.

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21 Mar 2020 08:53:41
I’m surprised nobody has talked about the possibility of cancelling NEXT season instead. It would take the pressure off needing to finish this season quickly, allow players to rest before the euros, allow all competitions to conclude properly, and could even be a good opportunity to align with the unusual break in the 2022 season for the WC. Nulling a season where a ball hasn’t been kicked seems much easier than one where all is technically still to play for.

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