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2019-2020 EPL season must finish even if it streches as far as November, followed by a shortened 2020-2021 league, each team play 19 matches only(10 home 9 away or vice versa depending on the draw) TV networks wont be happy but I cant see any other solution.
EPL just announced today they will finish the season no matter what. It would be STUPID to abandon the season, totally unfair to the Pool. Congrats Hooshi jaan.
 
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Where did you hear this?
I listen to the news everyday and didn't hear it.
After a meeting between the clubs on April 17, it was announced that the Premier League ‘will only restart when medical guidance allows’.
The situation is clearly evolving day-by-day and the league did not offer a deadline by which play must resume.
The Premier League remain determined to complete the current season and avoid it being written off completely.


https://talksport.com/football/684444/premier-league-dates-fixtures-postponed-coronavirus-statement/
 
So if other European countries decide to resume their leagues, teams will have a lot of games to play in a short space of time. Some teams more than others.
Add to that the fact that players haven't trained properly and won't be as fit as they were. Perhaps the quality will suffer bu it will be very interesting.
 

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Premier League doctors raise concerns over resuming season

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52536329


A number of Premier League club doctors have raised a range of concerns with league bosses over plans to resume the season, BBC Sport has learned.

One issue that the senior medics have sought assurances over includes their own liability and insurance cover if players contract the virus.

The Premier League has also been asked to provide some clarity over medical protocols, testing and player welfare.

The Premier League is hopeful of a potential 8 June resumption.

The 20 club doctors have been holding their own discussions about Project Restart - the label given to plans to resume action - with a view to feeding their thoughts into the Premier League's leadership.

A Premier League source told the BBC that they viewed the move by the medics as a natural part of the process with clubs, and a means of reaching "the best possible set of protocols".

They also confirmed that the league was in talks with insurance companies over the issue of club and doctor liability, and that this would be brought up with government representatives this week.

The Premier League is represented on a cross-sport working group of medical experts and public health officials which will meet for the second time in a week on Wednesday.

The panel is devising the health and hygiene measures that players, managers and club staff will be asked to agree to before full training and then competition can resume, but only if the government deems it safe to do so.

The government is set to review its lockdown measures later this week, with the Premier League meeting to vote on the plans next Monday. A number of players and sports medics have already voiced their concerns about whether it is safe to return to action.

Eamonn Salmon, the chief executive of the Football Medicine and Performance Association (FMPA), has told BBC Sport that opinion among doctors and physios at English football clubs regarding resumption plans was varied.

Speaking last week, he said: "I guess the views of our members will be a kind of snapshot of society really.

"There are those who think it can be done, there are those that are doubtful and there are those that probably suggest it is an impossible task.

"We have to wait, this is a waiting game all the time, it is such a changing landscape and fluctuating on a day to day basis.

"This is just the start in some respects, whatever proposals are put there it is then open to debate and for comment and opinion to feed into that."

If training is resumed before social distancing rules are relaxed, BBC Sport understands players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week and would be screened for symptoms every day.

All tests would be carried out by health professionals at a drive-through NHS testing facility that each club would have access to. Training grounds will be optimised for social distancing and high hygiene levels.

In addition:
  • Players must arrive at training grounds in kit and wear masks at all times.
  • They must not shower or eat on the premises. If clubs want to provide players with food, it must be delivered as a takeaway to players' cars.
  • Only essential medical treatment would be allowed, with all medical staff in full PPE.
  • All meetings and reviews must take place virtually and off-site.
In Germany, where the Bundesliga is set to become the first major football league in Europe to return to competition, 10 positive results have been returned from 1,724 coronavirus tests from clubs in the top two divisions.

Cubs have been training in groups and the tests are being taken before a planned return to training as teams.

Measures including "the isolation of the affected person" have been taken, said the DFL.

Top-flight side Cologne have had no further Covid-19 infections after three people tested positive last week.

Bundesliga officials suggested resuming on 9 May but the government delayed the decision and a restart may now be on 16 or 23 May.
 

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oh well this is not a known secret for persians only any longer.
covid-19 has outed the miserable rainy little island to the world now.

'The women are skinny, the food's disgusting... England's a sh*thole' - Di Maria's wife in extraordinary Man Utd rant

Angel Di Maria's wife Jorgelina Cardoso has revealed that she “didn't like anything” about Manchester after her husband swapped Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu for Old Trafford in 2014, describing the experience as “horrible” and referring to England as a “sh*thole”.

The Argentine spent just one season with the Red Devils despite joining for a then record fee for a British club, with his time at United largely remembered for a lack of consistency in performances given the money involved to prise him away from Madrid.

Things were not much better off the pitch either, according to Cardoso, as the couple had argued over the merits of a move to the Premier League long before Di Maria's ill-fated spell in England's top flight.

“I remember Angel coming up and saying, 'An offer from Manchester United has come in. Maybe we'll be a little more financially secure...'. We fought about it,” she told Los Angeles de la Manana. “I told him, not a chance, he could go on his own. 'No, come on. Let's go', he replied.

“There was a lot of money involved, and afterwards, the Spanish were calling us peseteros (people only interested in money). And they were right! If you are working for a company and the competition comes along and offers to pay you double, you take it!

“I didn't want to go to Manchester because at that moment in time, I was friends with Gianinna Maradona, who was married to [Sergio] Aguero, and we flew from Madrid to his house in Manchester to pay him a visit for two or three days when Angel had a few days off at Real Madrid.

“It was horrible! All of it was horrible, we went to the house and we were like... 'See you later guys, we're out of here'. When we left, I said to him, 'Go to any country - except England'. Anyway, one year later and there we were in England and it was horrible, a sh*thole.”
 

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“I remember Angel coming up and saying, 'An offer from Manchester United has come in. Maybe we'll be a little more financially secure...
Pretty stupid woman to put her husband in a shitty PR situation, but that quote is quite interesting. What does "financially secure" mean for a player of Di Maria's caliber? The guy was literally swimming in money when he said this to his wife! What 'security' was he looking for financially?