Date: 14th March 2020 at 3:04pm
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I’m sure we’re all thinking about this to a certain degree. With the peak of Coronavirus not expected until June, it looks unlikely that this season will resume on 3rd April, or indeed any time before mid-summer. So how do we satisfactorily complete the current season?

One suggestion might be to:

1. Complete the current season between 1st August and 30th September with July as ‘pre-season’.

2. Play season 2020-21 from 1st Jan 2021.

Season 2020-21 could be designed either:

1. With only round of fixtures instead of two.

OR:

2. By splitting each division in half based on finishing positions and playing two rounds of fixtures home and away but in 10/12 team leagues. Bottom clubs in Pool B leagues would be relegated, top clubs in pool A leagues promoted.

These solutions would have the added benefit of scrapping the league cup, a move that could probably become permanent without too many people noticing.

Early rounds of the FA Cup could double as pre-season friendlies for non-league/Tier 3/4 clubs.

A problem with solution 2 is that the Prem big 6 would probably want to make the split permanent.

I would also consider abolishing this season’s play-offs to save time, promoting an extra club by league placing instead.

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Writer: simes69

 
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