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‘This Season Is Done’ – Journalist Responds To Pending UEFA Announcement



The Telegraph’s Matt Law has an exclusive report claiming that UEFA wants all domestic leagues in Europe to conclude their seasons by the end of June.

They also want both the Champions League and Europa League competitions completed by the same date. According to the report, they will announce this after their meetings today.

It is also expected that UEFA will move the European Championships will be moved to next summer. The hope was that would allow time for domestic leagues to be completed this summer.

However, this pending announcement by UEFA will remove that as an option. With the coronavirus not expected to peak in the UK for another 10 to 14 weeks, the likelihood that the Premier League will be able to complete the season by the end of June deadline is minimal.

The Premier League has a second meeting on Thursday to discuss options. We just see no way that the league will resume in the first week of April as currently planned.

Telegraph Journalist Luke Edwards has tweeted the following response to his colleague’s article.

It’s looking more and more likely that the remainder of this Premier League season will have to be canceled. The league have some very tough decisions to make on Thursday and in the coming weeks.


51 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    As I said yesterday, there won’t be a ball kicked in anger until winter.

    They’ll have to finish this season next year as there won’t be enough time to start a new season.

    We’ll miss a season out, the league cup will be played to fill a void left.

    Theres more chance of a sale than premier league football before October!

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Worry not, there is an upside to the early cancellation of the season.

    We’ll have extended fakeover specuoation more and fanciful links to potential incoming players.

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    @2

    * speculation even

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #4

    And Jib and his colleagues’ll get another contract from Bishop. They’ll keep the Ashley flag flying in our hours of need.

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  • martoon

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #5

    If it’s true then it is a ridiculous announcement by UEFA – we don’t even know how long football will be suspended yet so to start putting dates on things is just stupid!

    On a lighter note you know the BBC Sport site are desperate for content when they start featuring a Badminton Rally:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/badminton/51901865
    :mrgreen:

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Due to Coronavirus I don’t have to watch a bunch of drunk morons behaving like children today, ever silver cloud.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t see us signing Willems now, reports he’s out until 2021.

    1
  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #8

    martoon

    Ashley be into the badminton coverage like a dog at broth and if he gets his snout in that trough, we’ll be seeing SD adverts plastered everywhere.

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #9

    OP

    And Willems’ll be another year older too

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Why is it easier to imagine Ashley dressed as a shuttlecock than it is to imagine him playing badminton?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Lesh

    I thought he did well for us, he’s probably done the most to warrant a permanent deal.

    Shame about his injury.

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  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #12

    BoycottAshley

    And you’re not the only one to say Willems brought something to the team and it was an pity he was injured. He’d make a good addition to the squad if he were signed so fingers crossed that he’s a good healer.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Shame they wouldn’t buy or loan Willems for Rafa instead of making him use Manquillo or a right sided midfielder as LWB.

    3
  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2020 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail for Ashley

    You mentioned R – expect Munster to be on the case before long.

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    lesh,
    It seems as quiet on here as it does in town. Can Ed put out an update that you can’t catch corona on the blog 😮

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  • DaveD1000

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #16
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #17

    SRV!

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  • DaveD1000

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #18

    and Lonnie lol

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #19

    So I donned my hazmat suit & off to the bakery this morning – no problems. Later, however, my wife tried to get into the local supermarket but gave up on account of crowds.

    1
  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #20

    In Bruce we trust.

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Had the SRV caravan concert playing earlier but I would have been hung if I tagged it here its nearly an hour long.

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #22

    If season ends now rumoured that Sky and BtSport not going to give refunds

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #23

    JohnJ from way earlier, I’m no folk music aficionado, but I do like to dabble from time to time. I like the Unthanks who I’ve seen a couple of times and I saw June Tabor and the Oysterband a few years ago at the Playhouse. Wierd gig, an older couple asked the sound engineer if he would turn it down as it was too loud!

    😉

    On holiday in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset over the years it feels like every pub you stop in has someone with an amazing voice backed up by someone else on a fiddle.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #24

    It seems like all the major companies are being really good with this COV-19, up until 30-4-20 all bookings can be refunded on hotel, train and plane. Mines not till 02-05 so hopefully It’ll be ok then and if not I’ll just get an e voucher for another date. I think the cushy number I’ve had in Blackpool for the last three years has ran it’s course though.All good things…..

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  • geordietom

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #25

    just wondering has Droppy been on? not seen him on here hope hes ok and his dad is alright …

    2
  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Charlie are the clubs refunding on season tickets ????

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Schools still open but my company has asked me to work from home indefinitely from tomorrow. I knew it was coming as they tested capacity last week.

    I’m convinced the government are keeping the schools open as a ‘handy’ disease vector to deliberately infect the young and healthy and their relatively young and healthy parents while advising them strongly not to visit their older and more vulnerable grandparents, scaring this latter group into not leaving the house.

    Their thinking must be that the population gets maximum exposure, maximum immunity and minimum actual fatality.

    Sounds great, until it’s not. Playing with fire? Certainly playing with the lives of tens of thousands of people.

    I’d love to know what the ACTUAL infection rates are across the UK. There’s a reason that they have stopped testing suspected mild cases – if the actual figures got out I think we’d be at least on a par with Germany and France, maybe getting on for Italy, but that would cause mass panic and force them to close schools etc, which is against what they want to achieve.

    If I’m right, this is not a caring, supportive Government, it’s a manipulative, secretive regime with no regard for the welfare of its individual citizens.

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    And great working conditions for the teachers, as more and more of their colleagues drop out.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #29

    i think the schools will be close by the end of the week,

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Rob weve got 4 times more deaths than Germany so we should have four times more confirmed cases – around 24000 plus those without symptoms. We only have 1600 confirmed cases. This means there are approximately 22,000 people walking about undiagnosed that the Germans would have got.

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #31

    In South Korea, the rate of testing has been quite high (3,692 tests per million people as of March 8), and its mortality among those infected quite low (about 0.6%, or 66 deaths, at last count).

    By contrast, Italy tests about 826 people per million and its mortality among those with diagnosed infection is about 10 times higher, with more than 1,000 people dead from the disease.

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Ron, there’s a suspected case in my wife’s school, a teacher who they’ve all shared a staff room with, who’s been teaching his kids as normal until this week. He’s been told to self-isolate but hasn’t been tested. Surely if they wanted to lock this down they’d be shutting that school and testing everyone associated with it?

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #33

    It makes sense the lower the death rate compared to confirmed, means that country will recover quicker. The key is getting to the mild cases quick ans stop them infecting people. The Germans ratio is ten times better than.ours and weve openly said we will only test serious cases.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Hibby
    Don’t know if clubs will refund
    Most likely if season ends will carry over remaining games 5 for the Toon to next season
    And most likely refund for cup game
    Don’t know to be honest!!!
    Bit like the government

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #35

    those stats are from cnn on march 8th. we can all see the direction the koreans have went in and the directions the italians went since. and we have opted to not only go the italian route but an extreme version. the west have tried to protect their sponsors. the east have tried to protect their people.

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  • martoon

    Mar 17, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #36

    hibbit & Charlie – I’m not expecting a refund on my season ticket but I certainly would on the cup tickets I bought if these games are not played.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Rob

    They’re trying to spin it that “the science has changed”!

    Hibbit’s probably right that the schools will have to shut soon.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 17, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #38

    RobLeenio at 32
    other areas are adopting a different approach, heads in north Yorkshire are been told adopt the safety first approach by the local authority

    ://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/pupil-1180-student-school-self-17937270

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 17, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Anyone in Italy posting today?

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