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1Season Suspended. Empty Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 10:59

Sluffy

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2Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 11:04

wessy

wessy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
It's time the Premeir league trickled down some of the vast funds they have to the EFL to help protect the smaller clubs, it seems that paying 200 million on transfers not a problem, helping others seems to be a problem shame on the sport.

3Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 11:05

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It's time the Premeir league trickled down some of the vast funds they have to the EFL to help protect the smaller clubs, it seems that paying 200 million on transfers not a problem, helping others seems to be a problem shame on the sport.

Completely agree but doubt that will ever happen Wessy.

4Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 11:07

wessy

wessy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It's time the Premeir league trickled down some of the vast funds they have to the EFL to help protect the smaller clubs, it seems that paying 200 million on transfers not a problem, helping others seems to be a problem shame on the sport.

Completely agree but doubt that will ever happen Wessy.
Agree KP tight bastards, one weeks salaries would prop up Oldham etc

5Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 11:17

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
A lot of clubs lower down the leagues will struggle now as they rely on gate receipts but i suppose this is the best thing to do for now.

6Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 11:30

Bollotom2014

Bollotom2014
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
The EFL, which hopes to resume play a day earlier, 
said clubs were also advised to suspend "non-essential activities" such as "player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings".

7Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 12:06

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Good, that's one major source of pain out of our lives.

8Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 12:12

Guest


Guest
Let’s hope it gets voided and we start again

9Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 15:46

RangersDave

RangersDave
David Ngog
David Ngog
Have i not said i think you will stay up? didnt think it would be this way though. lol

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10Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 15:55

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I suspect the League will wind up calling the current table the final standings in the end. Of course it makes no real difference to us but I suspect a number of clubs at both ends of the table will call foul.

11Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 16:01

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I suspect the League will wind up calling the current table the final standings in the end.

There's absolutely zero chance of that happening. Half the teams in the Championship would sue, given they currently have a sniff of the Prem.

12Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 16:11

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
If the season is cancelled it will be like it never happened, no promotions or relegations, so we start next season as we did this, but with a team in place, I think we'd be a good mid table side given a full pre season and better players.

13Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 16:17

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I can't see that happening Martin , too many teams with a sniff of promotion would not be happy with that and would try and sue the EFL i reckon.

14Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 16:26

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I just saw UEFA are considering postponing Euro2020 until summer 2021 so leagues could play out their remaining fixtures over the summer. I don't know how practical that would be though given how short the gap would be between ending this season and starting the next one.

15Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 16:31

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I can't see that happening Martin , too many teams with a sniff of promotion would not be happy with that and would try and sue the EFL i reckon.
I get that, but where is the cut off point? we can't keep suspending indefinitely, as next season needs to be planned for, so the EFL have a huge decision to make, and we know a lot of teams will be outraged, but like I say there has to come a time when they need to cut and run.

16Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Fri Mar 13 2020, 16:47

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Neil Lennon was on today suggesting that the seasons could be ended by awarding every team their 'average points per game' for the remainder of the season's fixtures. So for instance a team averaging 2 points per game with 10 games left would get 20 more points than they have now while a team averaging say 0.5 ppg would get 5 more. I don't think that's going to happen but Martin's right; at some point the leagues will have to call time on the 2019/20 season whether there are unplayed fixtures or not and find some way to fairly determine the final league tables.

17Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 07:19

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Neil Lennon was on today suggesting that the seasons could be ended by awarding every team their 'average points per game' for the remainder of the season's fixtures. So for instance a team averaging 2 points per game with 10 games left would get 20 more points than they have now while a team averaging say 0.5 ppg would get 5 more. I don't think that's going to happen but Martin's right; at some point the leagues will have to call time on the 2019/20 season whether there are unplayed fixtures or not and find some way to fairly determine the final league tables.
There is absolutely no point to Lennon's suggestion as the places would be the same as they are now. No easy solution and seeing as the Chief Medical Officer reckons the epidemic won't peak for another 10 to 14 weeks in England I'm wondering when things will recommence - November?. Whatever the proposed solution, it won't be to everyone's liking.
We might just get lucky seeing as any solution can't really put us in a worse position than we're already in - providing the finances hold up.

18Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 11:20

terenceanne

terenceanne
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
I would vote for ending the season right now.  Whatever position the clubs are in right now is it. Makes no difference to us.  Or play the remaining games behind closed doors and get it over with that way.
Of course I would be playing the games as normal if I had my way - you attend at your own risk.

19Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 12:42

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Apparently there is a rule on the books that says the season can be deemed complete if 75% of fixtures have been played. In the Premier League that equates to 28.5 games. In the EFL it's 34.5 games. At this moment all three divisions of the EFL have passed that point while in the PL most teams have played 29 games with six on 28. That gives an average games per team of 28.7 games so in theory the regular season could be called finished now and we could go straight to play offs when football resumes.

However Aston Villa might well call foul on this as they are currently on 28 games and should they win their game in hand would rise from 19th (a relegation place) to 16th (safety). And Bournemouth are currently 18th but only on goal difference so they too might feel it's unfair but I think sooner or later this season will be deemed over (at least the regular season) if only to try and prevent massive fixture congestion or playing all summer. One thing that will not happen imo is the entire season being wiped from the books.

20Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 13:55

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Money talks. No way is anyone going to get relegated or miss out on promotion without legal action.

You could have half the Championship demanding £100m on lost PL revenues.

While cancelling the season would definitely benefit us, I really cannot see it happening.

21Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 14:00

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Money talks. No way is anyone going to get relegated or miss out on promotion without legal action.

You could have half the Championship demanding £100m on lost PL revenues.

While cancelling the season would definitely benefit us, I really cannot see it happening.
The only way around this is to suspend the season until June when the virus is expected to have passed it's peak, play 2 games a week, and delay the start of next season until October, no other way to set fair play.

22Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 14:15

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
There's been talk of no relegation from the Prem and Leeds and WBA come up making it a 22 team league. Not sure how that would help with fixture congestion and clubs like Fulham in the playoffs? They wouldn;t be happy with that's for sure.

23Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 14:22

MartinBWFC

MartinBWFC
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:There's been talk of no relegation from the Prem and Leeds and WBA come up making it a 22 team league. Not sure how that would help with fixture congestion and clubs like Fulham in the playoffs? They wouldn;t be happy with that's for sure.
I might be making this up, but didn't the Premier league start as a 22 team league? it's only 4 extra games per season so extra mid weeks wouldn't hurt, but as you say the teams in play off positions would make it extremely uncomfortable for the EFL.

24Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Sat Mar 14 2020, 15:11

luckyPeterpiper

luckyPeterpiper
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
It did Martin. In fact before the PL there were 22 teams in Div 1 and 2 and 24 in div 3 and 4. The first season of the PL was played that way before the change was made to the current format.

By the way I checked the PL/EFL rules and both leagues CAN declare the regular season complete since 75% of fixtures have taken place. If various teams wanted to try and sue I suspect they'd wind up being told they don't have a case since the league has simply abided by existing rules that all clubs must agree to in order to participate. The play-off's do complicate the situation somewhat but the clubs currently occupying play off spots could play them when football is resumed under the current rules.

25Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Wed Mar 18 2020, 23:12

Leeds_Trotter


El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Surely they just need to call off the whole season. No fair of teams fighting in relegation battles with games in hand over the teams above them.

26Season Suspended. Empty Re: Season Suspended. on Thu Mar 19 2020, 13:50

Sluffy

Sluffy
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English football will be suspended until at least 30 April because of the continued spread of coronavirus.

All games in England's Premier League, EFL, Women's Super League and Women's Championship, and all fixtures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are currently postponed.

The Football Association has also agreed that the current season can be "extended indefinitely".

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