EFL Statement...

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  1. originallambrettaman

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    “The primary objective, in order to protect competition integrity, is to deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season, subject to the overriding priority around health and well-being. Plans continue to be developed on the agreed principle that it is in the best interests of the EFL and Clubs to complete the current season at the appropriate time.

    “The EFL is continuing regular dialogue with the Government and relevant health authorities and, as and when more information is known regarding the scale and extent of the coronavirus outbreak in this country, a decision will be taken on the resumption of the League’s fixtures.

    “Conversations will continue with the EFL’s counterparts at the FA, the Premier League, the PFA and the LMA to ensure football achieves a joined-up and collaborative approach.

    “As part of the League’s continued contingency planning, the Board heard the comments and observations from EFL Clubs, before discussing a number of issues including the current financial position and implications, insurance, regulatory matters and broadcasting arrangements.

    “Discussions centred on financial relief for Clubs in the short term and while there is no one single solution, measures are to be put in place to immediately assist with cash flow via a £50million short-term relief package.

    “This fund consists of the remaining Basic Award payments being advanced to Clubs immediately, with the remainder made up through interest-free loan facility available to Clubs, calculated in line with the EFL’s Article of Associations.

    “The cash injection is included as part of a series of measures, that includes potential Government support to help Clubs and their associated businesses through this period of uncertainty. The EFL welcomes last night’s announcement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and is continuing discussions to understand how our Clubs can access the funding made available to support businesses.

    “In addition, we will continue our discussions with our football partners to determine how we can all get through this difficult, challenging and unprecedented situation.

    “The EFL, through a dedicated taskforce, continues to review the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on our Clubs and competitions.

    “Alongside ensuring the 2019/20 season reaches a successful conclusion, protecting the EFL and its Clubs is a key priority for the EFL Board, who have today agreed on the following objectives to support future decision-making:

    • Ensure the health and well-being of our Clubs’ employees, supporters and communities

    • Make a positive contribution to the UK’s efforts to tackle coronavirus

    • Protect the EFL’s financial model and Club finances

    • Enable the EFL to continue to function as a business

    • Deliver a successful conclusion to the 2019/20 season.”
     
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  2. SW3 Chelsea Tiger

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    Lots of words, not much real help or information as per usual with that bunch of clown shoes
     
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    Vacuous fluff.
     
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    They’d be better been honest and say we’ve thought of all sorts of crazy **** but tbh
    Weve no ****ing idea what to do
    As nofucker does
     
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  5. tigermaul

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    It's clearly best to cancel the season because that messes up the white ****e promotion and ensures we stay up. If it's true all 24 Championship clubs voted to continue it, then Hull City (aka Ehab) was like a turkey voting for Christmas.
     
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    More or less what you would expect from them. It seems that the wording about financing is ambiguous enough for you to get the impression they are going to help clubs financially, whereas, in reality, it is probably only assistance by them for the clubs to access government money and not coming from their coffers.
     
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    The National League have asked the FA for £17m to keep clubs afloat during the summer.
     
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    No mention of what happens if the league can't be concluded by June when contracts run out.

    Also, to trigger 1-year extensions, don't City have to do that before the end of March? Surely the club can't do that not knowing which division we will be in - granted, they might not have known by the end of March if play hadn't stopped - but an extra 3 wins or 3 loses would have given a better idea I imagine.
     
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    the only good that can come of all this is if the season is cancelled , Leeds don't go up and we stay in the Championship.
     
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    If I was a betting man. I'd say season done. Null and void. 'Move on. Nothing to see here'.
     
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  12. originallambrettaman

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    I think it will be completed, quite probably behind closed doors, but one way or another I expect the season to be played out.
     
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    Hope you're right fella. Next season's going to start about now in 2021.
     
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    Hull City will receive an award payment of £800,000 from the Premier League.

    The English Football League has released a £50million short-term relief fund in order to help clubs with cash-flow issues following the coronavirus pandemic.

    An EFL board meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss how the spread of the coronavirus has affected clubs across the country. Following the meeting, an announcement was made confirming that support will be given to clubs across the Championship, League One and League Two.

    The £800,000 that will be paid now is an advance on the Premier League payment which is due to all clubs at the end of the season.

    On top of that, teams in the Championship will also be able to apply for a £584,000 interest-free loan.

    For League One clubs the figures are £250,000 and £183,000 respectively, whilst League Two sides will receive £164,000 and can apply for a further £120,000.

    "As part of the League's continued contingency planning, the board heard the comments and observations from EFL clubs, before discussing a number of issues including the current financial position and implications, insurance, regulatory matters and broadcasting arrangements," an EFL statement read.
     
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  15. AlRawdah

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    There is simply no justification for that. Why start another season before the last one has ended? It makes no sense, and would cost them gazillions to TV companies denied their big end-of-season viewing figures.
     
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  16. Stockholm Tiger

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    The clubs would stay afloat and see 90% of thier worries disappear if every player agree to only draw the national average monthly wage for the duration of the shut down.

    If clubs go to the wall it will mainly due to several hundred millionaires and the wages they are owed.

    I dont begrudge them in normal circumstances and believe in supply and demand but these are not normal times....
     
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    Borussia Monchengladbach players offer to forgo wages amid coronavirus crisis.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51960919

    On Wednesday the German Football Association (DFB) said the national team would donate 2.5m euros (£2.3m) to help fight the coronavirus crisis in the country.

    According to German newspaper Bild, Borussia are the first professional club in Germany at which players have voluntarily offered to sacrifice part of their salary, with coach Marco Rose and the club's directors following suit.

    "The team has offered to forgo salary if it can help the club and the employees," added Schippers.
     
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  18. Chazz Rheinhold

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    It’s a short career etcetc
     
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  19. Stockholm Tiger

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    True.

    Exceptional times. Just a few months etc etc....
     
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  20. StCloudTiger

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    Sad deluded greedy fools. A statement on the same day Boris says 12 weeks. And that is a hopeful projection. Players and clubs backing finishing the season just to get tv money and appearance money? Are they aware that people are dying?
     
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