If the season is abandoned

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  1. ellandback

    ellandback Well-Known Member
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    The FA / EFL will be meeting on the 3rd April, where they will assess whether the authorities have the corona virus under control. In the unlikely event that the deadly virus has declined sufficiently and 9 games can be rearranged in a very short amount of time, the season will need to be extended by another month, and with the play offs also needed to be decided, in all likelihood the season will probably be abandoned.

    With this being the case, how should relegation, promotion and Champions be sorted?

    i) The season is declared null and void

    ii) The season finishes as it is with promotion / relegation to as normal

    iii) The remainder of games are calculated by the EFL defined by league position, and reverse fixture result

    vi) The German proposal would mean there would be no Champion or no relegation from their top tier (Bundesliga). Instead, the top four teams from their second tier (our Championship) would all get promoted expanding their division from 18 to 22. Assuming 3 teams from the Championship were to go up, the Premiership would increase from 20 clubs to 23.

    5) Any other ideas?
     
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  2. Eireleeds1

    Eireleeds1 Well-Known Member

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    Some suggestions already put forward on other thread from this morning. Will we copy and paste
     
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  3. LeeUtd

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    If more than 75% of the season has been played, then current standings are taken as the end of season. Saw that quoted as an fa rule.
     
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    There is a Sticky started by Eire ;)
     
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  5. Eireleeds1

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    Matt looking to hog the limelight again <whistle>
     
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  6. Gessa

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    Which for the Championship is 34.5 games, so in essence 35 games, we've played 37, so WAGUAFC
     
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  7. FORZA LEEDS

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    Liverpool 'set to be handed the Premier League title' if season is ended now due to coronavirus crisis... with a '22-team division set up, FIVE teams relegated and EFL Cup axed' to make room for more games in 2020-
    Following the postponement of the campaign, until April 3 at the very least, big questions are now being asked regarding the possibility of being unable to conclude the English football calendar.

    In bold and controversial plans, five teams could be relegated from the top flight and the EFL Cup axed completely in order to facilitate football when it resumes, the Telegraph have reported.

    It is reported that one proposal which may be placed on the table would be for the top two in the Championship, currently Leeds and West Brom, to be promoted and for 22 teams to compete in next season's Premier League.



     
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  8. ellandback

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    As this rate Augustin may be fit to play the last few games..... <laugh>
     
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  9. Leedsoflondon

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    That was just an idea by someone who called into Talksport drive yesterday. Lazy journalism by the Telegraph.
     
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  10. JonnyLosAngeles

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    Page 4 of the FA's Standard Rules of Competition states:

    "This document contains the Standard Code of Rules developed by The Football Association for open age football(the “Standard Code”).

    The Standard Code is mandatory for all Competitions at Step 7 of the National League System and below, and The FA Women’s Pyramid excluding FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s
    Championship."

    Accordingly, I don't believe it applies to the Prem or EFL.

    Since EFL rules don't define "End of Season" which is quoted in many places, the FA rules might get used as a reference point.

    Hard to predict how this will go.
     
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    Andrew McGregor, a senior associate at the sports law firm Brabners said:

    “I think a full cancellation or early cancellation would be way down the list of possible actions, just simply because of financial or integrity issues that are unfathomable in terms of what they might look like.”
     
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  12. Emu

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    Don't worry, I will play it out on Fifa 20. We will be fine.
     
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  13. brisbane-lion

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    If your season is abandoned I see no reason why the current league standings should not be taken as if the season had ended. Leeds go up (it will save them from being knocked out in the playoffs) with West Brom and the bottom two in the Prem come down. Doesn't seem difficult and pretty fair.
     
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  14. Eireleeds1

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    Except villa are second from bottom and would be two places higher if they won their back match. Surely wouldn’t be right to penalize them
     
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    Pardon, why
     
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    **** 'em.
     
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  17. ristac

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    Villa have a game in hand.
     
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  18. Eireleeds1

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    Exactly. Would be grossly unfair to relegate them because they had got to Caraboa final and had to suspend a game
     
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  19. Leedsoflondon

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    They also had 27 other games not to be in the position they're in so do you base it on one game or twenty-seven?
     
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  20. Eireleeds1

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    Has to be a level playing field. Same games played by everyone. If it was Leeds we’d all be whingeing about the authorities having it in for us
     
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  21. Leedsoflondon

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    You can't just ignore the games played as if they haven't happened on the basis you might suddenly become liverpool
     
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