Balham_Green wrote:philevs wrote: Seems likely to me that this season will be completed, and that there may then be only a very short break (maybe even only two weeks) before next season starts more or less on time, maybe in mid-August.
This would mean that this season would re-start around mid-June and finish by the end of July, and that the players are in effect currently on their extended break, perhaps until about mid-May, leaving a month as usual to get match-fit for the re-start.
Will certainly be intriguing to see what the EFL come up with.
No way will the season start again mid June. Thats the earliest players could start training together again. I am increasingly pessimistic we can restart before August. Clubs already in promotion places go up and no relegation is the best option imo. Then start new season in Autumn. Other option is closed doors games but cant see EFL teams up for that.
Agreed. Sure, delay it as much as possible but there comes a point it you have to accept it can't be finished so you award the trophies & promotion/ relegation places based on the 75% . Yes, I know people will whine about games-in-hand etc. but it's simple enough to award average points accumulated based on all the other games so that everyone has then effectively played the equivalent (you could even factor in home & away averages and goals scored/ conceded). It would be much more easily understood than Cricket's Duckworth-Lewis thing that I bet no more than ten people on the planet have the faintest idea about. I think even the Rugby world cup had a match awarded based on average previous scores due to the typhoon if I remember correctly. Sh1t happens - all you can do is deal with it based on the data & evidence you have.