FootyEra 19/2X Season |OT| This is the place where we're postponed

RocknRola

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Non-pro leagues all over are getting cancelled. Which makes sense tbh.

The longer this takes the likelier it feels like every single football calendar will be a mess for years to come unless they cancel this season.
 

Timbuktu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Non-pro leagues all over are getting cancelled. Which makes sense tbh.

The longer this takes the likelier it feels like every single football calendar will be a mess for years to come unless they cancel this season.
I don’t think this will be over before end of year, they would try to relax distancing measures and then have to tighten them again like in China. Next season is going to be screwed anyway and probably won’t start.
 

Tubie

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Non-pro leagues all over are getting cancelled. Which makes sense tbh.

The longer this takes the likelier it feels like every single football calendar will be a mess for years to come unless they cancel this season.
At least leagues like Segunda B (third division in Spain) most players have other jobs/professions, but I just feel horrible for all the staff and workers in the smaller teams/stadiums that really did lose all of their income for the foreseeable future :(
 

RocknRola

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At some point, since it's looking (right now) unlikely that even by Summer things will be okay enough to resume the various Leagues, the various FA's along with UEFA/FIFA will have debate whether it's actually worth finishing the current season and jeopardizing the next one OR taking these financial losses and making sure the next one starts/works under a normal calendar year (if at all possible, that is).

Of course a lot of clubs, even the big ones, will get screwed either way. The lack of revenue coming in and the high salaries is already screwing them over and I'd imagine the situation is far worse for the smaller clubs. Ideally some sort of solidarity fund is created to try and help everyone as much as possible.

The worst scenario is that even by September/October things will be a mess and sports in general will have to take an actual long break. Hopefully this won't happen, but it's not something we can fully rule out as of now either.
 

Sheepinator

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Jul 25, 2018
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Do you organize a vote on promotion, relegation, european slots, etc. too ?
If the season's canceled then that's that, everyone would be back to square one.
Good question. Title granted or not has no effect on any other club though, unlike promotion/relegation and Euro slots. If there is a CL next season maybe they do need to take a snapshot of the current positions, flawed though it is, is there any better way? And if you do that, no reason not to apply the same principle to the top spot.
 

ryodi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Cancelling the season is messy. They should play out the remaining games when they can they decide how to organise the following season from there. Harry Kane has now joined Brady is saying it should be cancelled but they aren't going to be playing again by August anyway so just finish the season off and work it out from there.
 

FairyEmpire

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Oct 25, 2017
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Cancelling the season is messy. They should play out the remaining games when they can they decide how to organise the following season from there. Harry Kane has now joined Brady is saying it should be cancelled but they aren't going to be playing again by August anyway so just finish the season off and work it out from there.
It's a global emergency and there's no ideal solution, really. If you play all remaining matches, chances are you risk compromising next season. If you call it a day now, you will help some teams who yet had to have some of their hardest matches, or penalize those who already threw away points in the most complicated fixtures (just think of how Liverpool nearly beat everyone so far, but there's teams who yet had to play them another time). Whatever solution you take, some will gain, others will lose from the decision. It would be crazy if Liverpool weren't awarded a title in the most dominant PL season ever, but likewise it wouldn't be entirely fair if some team got relegated because they were below at some point in March.

What a mess for all sports, all in all. I wouldn't be surprised if some smaller championships or disciplines failed to produce a season next year because of the enormous financial consequences of the premature end of this one.
 

FairyEmpire

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A bit delusional if true
So the expectation is that the players, the staff, the managers, the press, the stewards, etc. don't get in touch with anybody from the outside, that all of them start this tournament 100% sure to be negative, and that everything was immaculately sanitized to a point where it's physically impossible for any person involved to get infected.

Sounds like a reasonable plan.
 
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Been watching some classic Football Italia era games and YouTube compilations while slowly losing my sanity