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COVID-19 Accepts No Substitutes All Games Off Until April 3rd!

Inevitably the Barclays Premier and EFL football clubs have come to the conclusion, in a similar way to how Australia did when canceling the Formula One grand Prix at the eleventh hour, that they can only sanction the playing of games behind closed doors in order to try and prevent the spread of The COVID-19 Corona virus. However with the situation being so fluid, it now transpires that all games will be postponed for an initial two week period but with the potential for the season to either terminate early or for all results to be nullified and the season played again next year!

Of course the logistical and financial consequences of such a decision would be massively felt, particularly for example by those clubs who are in the driving seat to get promoted and who will potentially miss out on the vast wealth attained by entering the 'promised land' that is the Barclays Premier League, with all it's commensurate wealth.

For teams currently in the middle order, who are not in danger of getting relegated or still involved in cup competitions, there will be little or no concern, but for those at the bottom or the top of their leagues there will could be serious implications. Some lower league clubs, as well as some more high profile clubs, could go to the wall as the financial restrictions of closed door matches, or even no matches at all, kick in!

West Ham United fans would be quite keen to see the season end as it is now, it would mean relegation for Norwich, Watford and one other from Bournemouth or Aston Villa because of Villa's game in hand. Meetings have been held this morning which confirm all Uefa competitions, including Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played on 17th and 18th March, have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The draws for the next rounds, set for 20 March, have also been postponed. In the Champions League, Manchester City v Real Madrid, Juventus v Lyon, Barcelona v Napoli and Bayern Munich v Chelsea are all postponed. Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers' matches in the Europa League are off.

In the light of this most recent development, it appears highly unlikely that ANY Barclays Premier League matches will occur after this weekend in front of crowds, the issue as whether to allow matches to be played at all is now being addressed and it seems as if the Premier League clubs will take their own decision rather than waiting for advice from the Government.
Current bottom six of Barclays Premier League Table
15 Brighton 29 -8 29
16 West Ham 29 -15 27
17 Watford 29 -17 27
18 B'mouth 29 -18 27
19 Aston Villa 28 -22 25
20 Norwich 29 -27 21
It would be a rum deal for any team relegated without the opportunity to make one last push to survive, equally it would be tragic for the supporters of Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion to be denied their place at football's top table,either way there will be winners and losers unless the Premier League and the EFL can come up with a cunning plan that suits all parties involved. We will bring you all the details as soon as they are available. Asst Ed

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moore 6 legend's picture

I think it's only fair for all results to be nullified,poor poo lol

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moore2come's picture

couldn't happen to a nicer football club

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moore 6 legend's picture

Tell you what m2c if they miss out on that title,you wont see so many sad faces since the invention of the locking wheel nut ;)

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Nice 1 stan,like it mate

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moore2come's picture

Now that's funny

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moore 6 legend's picture

Now our club has gone into self -isolation.

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Painted crosses on people's doors!

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Lol!!!! I know what you mean 65,feel exactly the same.

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mcbikeman's picture

How can it possibly go on? games suspended then two weeks time start again then say 6 fixtures go ahead but others stopped because someone again has come out with this virus and two weeks isolation starts again and so it drags on and on like it or not in this unprecedented situation the entire football season has to be voided surely? otherwise you could see lawyers being consulted if teams relegated when the seasons not over...its a can of worms

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Cos I know its serious for older people,especially ones with health conditions. But the mass hysteria from healthy young people is unreal imo...all our local supermarkets have now run out of toilet rolls,hand gel,pasta ffs!! What about the poor elderly people who can only just about get to the shops & if they can theres nothing left! Modern society for ya!!

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Right again 65,these younger selfish bastards are not thinking of the old,and those that really need the essentials,its the facebook superficial self centred over reactors.

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Remember in the 70s when they had the power cuts,all us kids used to walk round in the darkness with candles & bloody love it,can you imagine them nowadays having no wi fi!! ;)

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Yes mate,remember it well,i thought it was a big game,everyone survived,and got on with it,this lot now are shallow,no substance,wont put up with anything and need instant entertainment all the time.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

The selfish society that is great Britain has its roots firmly in the Thatcher years... lets do it to them before they do it us!

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About Thatcher,that's where it all started

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The big stores here are organising a two hour window in the mornings just for older people

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Let's hope they follow suit over here

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moore2come's picture

It'll get worse 65. Down here in Melbourne people are panic buying everything. Went to the supermarket Saturday, no meat, no toilet rolls, tissues, kitchen towel, crackers of any kind, biscuits, tinned food, only tuna left, no pasta, rice. It's effing ridiculous, and it's annoying me more cos I can't hold my tongue and keep having a pop at people when I see them packing too much in. Can't help myself. These people should also stock up on condoms to ensure they don't breed any more idiots

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Its getting ridiculous here where i live.soon as the supermarkets fill the shelves the selfish ones are having everything... Surely there needs to be some sort of rationing put in place soon

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moore 6 legend's picture

My daughter went into asda for some nappies,and some prick took the whole big box what they are delivered in,she went up to him and said excuse me we all have kids who needs those,he replied how many do you want, she said I want 2 pkts,he said I'll see what I can do,the cheeky greedy f@ck.anyway she got 2 pkts of him,and when he got to the payout they took the box off him and only let him have a couple of pkts lol.

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Dirty bastard,i would of ripped the box out of his hand,glad they wouldnt sell it all to him.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

what a knob!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yes boys there's some true bellends out there.

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nevillenixon's picture

It is our duty to try and look after the elderly, not the ones that have family but the ones who are alone, particularly those that aren't too friendly or popular. There is a miserable old git where I live who had barely any food in his kitchen because he can't walk far and our local sainsburys is like a scene from the third world war, empty shelves except for the expensive stuff left!

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mcbikeman's picture

I am a support worker and it is not fun watching these people worrying themselves silly that they cannot get the goods they need and we are just talking the basics here...of course myself and many others make sure that will not happen but seriously people think about others and stop being selfish and stockpiling.

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Well said

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So ive resorted to wiping my bum with lettuce leaves...I fear it's just the tip of the iceberg!!

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Lol!!!! Love that one 65,its like the bloke who invented hand gel,hes rubbing his hands together now lol!!!!!

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Nice 1 mate

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nice one 65 thats the British spirit that will see us thro lol!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

nice 1 dave,iv'e gone old school,im buying all the sun news papers in my local.

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Little squares & hanging them on string stan!
Brady's column is top of the pile!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Her mush get's it first mate.

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