Covid-19 & the 2019-20 season (or, Can a rabona inspire us?)

SocrManiac

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With respect to La Liga, I think we’re losing an awful lot elsewhere, too. The Spanish sides won’t be setting benchmarks for points or anointing long-lost sides as champions, though kicking Atletico out of the CL might be seen as a win for all of Europe.

Italy has its most interesting race in the last decade. Juventus is leading by a point, but Lazio might be more deserving of the title if it’s awarded today. For those that have been living under a rock, I have baby pictures in black and white stripes and will follow them to my death (even if I find the current iteration of the side with Ronaldo/Sarri’s completely unpalatable).

Liverpool seemed ready to set a number of records that would be difficult to touch, lending some drama to their campaign and weight to their title.
 

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Me, definitely. I'm not not watching sports.

Who are we supporting? I think Club America has the best logo, and as someone who lives in the Americas, I'm obviously captured in their fan base. Sort of like the California Angels on steroids.



But I'm open to anyone other than Guadalajara for Chivas USA-related reasons.
Liga MX is now suspended.

I had taken a liking to Pumas UNAM because according to lore they adopted my school’s colors as their own. It was suggested that I root for Cruz Azul because as Revolution fan, I would take well to a club with a history of losing big matches, but I declined.
 

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Germany extended its ban from April 2 to April 19 (not bothering posting the German link, I think you guys will take my word for it, right?)
 

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I don’t give a shit because Wednesday isn’t going anywhere good, but I don’t see how you decide Leeds and West Brom go up, given the unbalanced schedules. If I’m Fulham (who I think still has to play both), I’m suing the fuck out of the efl in that scenario.
League One and League Two are even messier...
 

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Yeah I've been thinking about this as well and am in the same (but lesser) boat with Reading...that said why not have the top 8 play single elimination at the higher seeds home ground with extra time and penalties and then two games at Wembley for the right to go up. The TV revenue alone would make most of those clubs whole for missing their remaining home schedule.
 

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Void the whole PLseason. Never happened. Start over with the same 20 and the same fixtures in August.

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Jorge Jesus has confirmed he had a positive test result. He is under quarantine for at least a week. He posted a video on Twitter where expressed that he feels normal and that he expects to be fine.
 

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UEFA will ask members for €275m if they decide to delay the Euros by 12 months.
This is what UEFA estimates it will cost to push the European Championships back by 12 months to June 2021 and will be relayed to European football’s stakeholders in emergency meetings on Tuesday, during which it will be confirmed the tournament will be delayed by a year.
The article further states that FAs are prioritizing trying to complete the club season by extending into the summer over the Euros in an effort to avoid a flood of lawsuits.
 

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UEFA will ask members for €275m if they decide to delay the Euros by 12 months.


The article further states that FAs are prioritizing trying to complete the club season by extending into the summer over the Euros in an effort to avoid a flood of lawsuits.
IAAL and I have no idea how force majeure clauses work in Europe, but it seems like everyone should get a mulligan on contracts. In other words, UEFA shouldn't suffer damages for postponement which would make this question irrelevant. But who knows.
 

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Jorge Jesus has confirmed he had a positive test result. He is under quarantine for at least a week. He posted a video on Twitter where expressed that he feels normal and that he expects to be fine.
A confirmation test turned out inconclusive, and he has being re-tested and is waiting for the new results.
 

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Couple of updates from the German press:

* Premier League plans to end the season within six weeks of June 1, without fans. New season to start on August 8. (my translation might be slightly off on this though. It's not completely clear through google translate, either.)
* Renowned virologist predicts no matches with fans (at least in Germany) until this time next year.
 

Mighty Joe Young

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Couple of updates from the German press:

* Premier League plans to end the season within six weeks of June 1, without fans. New season to start on August 8. (my translation might be slightly off on this though. It's not completely clear through google translate, either.)
* Renowned virologist predicts no matches with fans (at least in Germany) until this time next year.
reports from the English press indicate there was unanimous (ha!) agreement to finish the season - behind closed doors if necessary. Ideally they want things finished by the end of June.

The main drivers appear to be the threat of lawsuits if they don’t finish .. from Championship sides who don’t get promoted , champions league disputes. And above all else the 100s of millions of pounds they’d have to pay back to the TV providers for breach of contract.
 

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reports from the English press indicate there was unanimous (ha!) agreement to finish the season - behind closed doors if necessary. Ideally they want things finished by the end of June.

The main drivers appear to be the threat of lawsuits if they don’t finish .. from Championship sides who don’t get promoted , champions league disputes. And above all else the 100s of millions of pounds they’d have to pay back to the TV providers for breach of contract.
Yes, my summary was kind of awkwardly worded because of the translation. What I meant was that the PL wanted to restart by June 1 and finish within 6 weeks of that, in order to restart the new season in August. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.
 

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Union Berlin players and staff agree to waive their salaries (link in German, blog format)

 

Mighty Joe Young

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More news coming out of the UK (The Liverpool Echo in this case) that the PL is looking at a startup date of July 1st .. all behind closed doors .. three games a week to finish the season by August.

This certainly seems more realistic that the May 1st date

 

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More news coming out of the UK (The Liverpool Echo in this case) that the PL is looking at a startup date of July 1st .. all behind closed doors .. three games a week to finish the season by August.

This certainly seems more realistic that the May 1st date

Even putting aside the question of what the virus will be doing at that point, this plan involves players going from a long break immediately into a festive period like hyper-congested fixture list for an entire month, right before the start of another long grueling season. It’s insane.

Just end the season.
 

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3 games a week? Why would that be necessary when there's only 9 more matches to play in the league? Surely 2 games a week, no European or FA Cup competition, and a slightly delayed start to the next campaign would make more sense for all involved.