Practicalities Mar 26, 2020 19:04:44 GMT
Post by gasheadontour on Mar 26, 2020 19:04:44 GMT
Medical staff, police etc. are going to be needed in other areas rather than at football matches.
Fans over 70 etc. are going to be in isolation for at least the next 3 months.
Players will need a few weeks of training to get fit again.
Every player, manager, coach, medical staff etc. will need to be tested before a coaching session or match.
If any player catches Covid-19 then that club isn't going to be able to train or play matches for 14 days.
Many contracts expire etc. on June 30th. Some will have pre-contracts agreed with other clubs.
Some players will have bonus deals based upon final league position etc. Clubs might save that money if the season is declared void.
Some foreign players may have gone abroad and not able to travel back to the UK.
If the season is ended/void then perhaps Bolton could start next season with the same points deduction as they did this season.
It would be unfair to decide relegation and promotion places based upon the current league standings as clubs have not played all home and away matches. Relegated clubs could make massive claims for loss of income. Clubs who think they were denied promotion wouldn't be able to make such claims as the season wasn't completed.
It could be a good opportunity to delay the start of next season so that it runs throughout the summer months; fewer matches postponed due to the weather, kids can stay up later to watch more midweek matches etc.
TV companies could be offered additional matches next season to compensate for loss of matches this season.
Sponsorship deals etc. ending this season could be a challenge to negotiate.
It seems likely that the major European leagues will try to come to an agreement about what to do as there could be an impact upon Champions League places etc. for next season.
If government actions mean that the season isn't able to finish before next season is due to start then leagues could ask the govt for compensation. Therefore it could be in the leagues interest not to declare the season over until the government makes it impossible for this season to be completed.