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9 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

Wow. Desperate "null & void" brigade are tweeting Boris Johnson telling him to null and void it for safety reasons since the League have said they still want to finish the season. I'd like to personally punch every single one of them in the jaw. 

Be great if he tweeted back, 'Oh right, we'll stop it and sort Liverpool out with the title then.'

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It’s like Groundhog Day. Tomorrow some ex player / pundit / Gary Neville will talk about voiding the season again.

 

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32 minutes ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

I wish they showed the same passion letting him know about his Tory government fucking the working class from day one.

 

It shouldn't be rushed back but this season should be finished before a new starts regardless. My only concern after safety is how shit we are after time off.


They get off on what the Tories do to the working class. The same morbid pant sniffers will be petitioning the government to open schools, cafés and garden centres with immediate effect whenever they’re not occupied with Liverpool Football Club.


What part of void being off the table don’t they understand? I admit to harbouring a certain amount of pessimism, but given the continued desperation on the part of the PL to complete the season, it’s hard to see the next most likely step being one that denies us the title.

 

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2 minutes ago, TheDrowningMan said:


They get off on what the Tories do to the working class. The same morbid pant sniffers will be petitioning the government to open schools, cafés and garden centres with immediate effect whenever they’re not occupied with Liverpool Football Club.


What part of void being off the table don’t they understand? I admit to harbouring a certain amount of pessimism, but given the continued desperation on the part of the PL to complete the season, it’s hard to see the next most likely step being one that denies us the title.

 

 

You do a good job of reining it in.

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Premier League issue a statement saying they're committed to finishing the season, only when it's safe.

 

Twitter explodes with nobheads howling at Liverpool for putting lives at risk.

 

What the fuck is wrong with these people?  How did their obsession get this bad?  Did Liverpool FC finger them up the bum when they were kids or something?

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24 minutes ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

Premier League issue a statement saying they're committed to finishing the season, only when it's safe.

 

Twitter explodes with nobheads howling at Liverpool for putting lives at risk.

 

What the fuck is wrong with these people?  How did their obsession get this bad?  Did Liverpool FC finger them up the bum when they were kids or something?

'Herd mentality'?

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The Premier league could have done themselves a favour id they'd stated as part of the press releases something like: "Whatever happens Liverpool will be declared champions as that matter is settled.  A decision will be taken on promotion, relegation and European places should the need arise, but as it stands the target is to finish the league."

 

It would shut up some many negative voices.  The people then calling for it to be cancelled could at least be somewhat considered authentic.

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If I find out we have won the league from a text off a blue-nose or manc mate I'll be fucking gutted. 

 

For about half a second. 

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If there is a void, and we aren't given the league then it's not fair to give anyone a CL place who hasn't currently qualified. Ergo there'd only be us in the CL - number 7 in the bag!

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Just now, Jennings said:

If there is a void, and we aren't given the league then it's not fair to give anyone a CL place who hasn't currently qualified. Ergo there'd only be us in the CL - number 7 in the bag!

Not really the voiders mean cancelling it like it never happened, so the same teams as last season.

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Not a single quote about dissention but apparently 14 other clubs are against re starting? I think if that was the case, surely the 14 having the majority would push for a vote?

 

The Premier League's top six clubs warned the rest of the top flight today that voting to curtail the season on health grounds could set a precedent which would lead to the 2020/21 campaign also being scrapped. 

In a longer than usual conference call of the 20 clubs that lasted almost four hours a clear divide emerged between the biggest clubs and the rest, many of whom voiced reservations about the Premier League's Project Restart plan than would involve resuming the season next month with matched played at a limited number of neutral grounds.

Sportsmail has learned that the meeting ended with a rallying cry from Premier League officials emphasising their determination to finish the season, with a tentative kick-off date of Friday 12 June, but only after a series of disagreements. 

Representatives from several top six clubs are understood to have made the point that delaying the resumption until a vaccine for Covid-19 has been found would almost certainly lead to next season being cancelled too as that breakthrough could be as far as 18 months away, a drastic step which could bankrupt the entire sport and other related industries. 

The Premier League will hold another meeting next Friday, which could culminate in a vote of the clubs on whether return, the day after the government are due to publish their lockdown exit strategy.

The clubs keenest to resume also argued that many of the legitimate health concerns expressed by their rivals, such as the danger of the virus being passed between players and safety concerns about mass crowds gathering outside closed stadiums are still likely to apply later in the year.

As a result they argued that if a way can be found to hold training and matches safely with government blessing they should do so as soon as possible, whilst stressing that the safety of players and staff was their priority.

The Premier League remain committed to finishing the campaign and briefed the clubs on their plans for ensure they can do so, including detailed return-to-training protocols and plans for the resumption of matches. The Premier League want to complete the existing fixture list as it stood before the shutdown, but with all games taking place at five or six regional hubs.

Instead of using Wembley or St George's Park as had been discussed the preferred option is to use a select number of Premier League stadia, although clubs would be prevented from playing at their own grounds to avoid giving them an advantage.

The Premier League has commissioned a study to identify grounds that are most likely to be deemed 'bio-secure,' with the focus falling on those outside densely populated areas such as the Amex Stadium near Brighton, Southampton's St Mary's, the London Stadium which is fairly isolated when the adjacent Westfield Shopping Centre is closed and the Etihad Stadium on the outskirts of Manchester.

The proposal to use neutral venues is among the most controversial elements of Project Restart however, with clubs in most danger of being relegated vehemently opposed as they are reluctant to sacrifice home advantage ahead of crucial games that could cost them £200m if they go down. 

Other issues discussed at length included the importance of clamping down on spitting during both training and matches, leading to one suggestion to make it a yellow card offence.

In a statement the Premier League confirmed they are committed to completing the season whilst maintaining the integrity of the competition.

'At a meeting of Premier League Shareholders today, clubs discussed possible steps towards planning to resume the 2019/20 season, when it is safe and appropriate to do so,' it read.

'It was reiterated that the thoughts of all are with those directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Premier League's priority is the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.

'The League and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers. The League welcomed the creation of the Government medical working group for a return of elite sport, which met for the first time this morning.

'No decisions were taken at today's Shareholders' meeting and clubs exchanged views on the information provided regarding Project Restart. It was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted.

'The clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019/20 season, maintaining integrity of the competition and welcomed the Government's support.'

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8278615/Premier-Leagues-six-fear-cancelling-2019-20-season-set-precedent-SCRAP-2020-21.html

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18 minutes ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

Not really the voiders mean cancelling it like it never happened, so the same teams as last season.

Oh yes...I hadn't understood the basic concept of void.

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It's either finish the league as is (or on a PPG basis) and forgo the TV money.

 

Or play on.

 

The bottom three have nothing to lose, but all the teams who could fall into the bottom three (6 clubs?) Will be kicking and screaming to finish it now. Plus Chelsea who currently occupy 4th spot.

 

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The clubs kicking up a fuss about neutral venues are surely taking the piss.

 

All remaining games are to be played behind closed doors anyway, so there is hardly any home advantage to be had if they did play it at home. 

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That will just be their foil to avoid completion of the league. Anyone in the bottom three will take their chances even if they deem themselves to be at a disadvantage because of how the home/away games have fell.

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2 minutes ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

City have an empty seat advantage they know the atmosphere it creates. Everton players won't know when it's a throwing or a handball.

Goodison are drafting in hundreds of Cows so it sounds like booing. 

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If its at empty stadiums fully expect a massive sponsorship deal done for a banner to cover the empty seats

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I still think the TV companies won't go legal with claiming money. Its worth remembering that if the stadiums are just for even a quarter of next season then more games will be  televised. 

 

They'll plot kickoff times and expect more weekday games so they can make there money back over next season. The league might even give them a additional year of TV at the same cost. 

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3 hours ago, Doctor Troy said:

More void twats in the replies.

 


This is the main reason I want us to rightly be awarded the title .

I know it’s not great way to win it but a hell of a lot of people have shown themselves up in that even though thousands of  people are dying and suffering economically they couldn’t let their hatred of a football club get in the way of acting like nasty vile cunts 

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