What Next If The Season Gets Voided?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Hogg-DEENEY!!!, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Do we (and other teams outside the elite for that matter) a) muddle on with next season's PL money, b) survive, but have to make cutbacks, or c) face a similar fate to teams like Barnet and Hearts?

    (Assuming it's just this season voided and that we're back to something like normality for next season)
     
  2. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    More importantly, what happens if the League can't start up against until the end of the year/next year - then we'll be ****** alongside many other teams.
     
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  3. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Probably b). But if we do end up going down we will make cutbacks regardless. Big wage players will be sold to ease the burn a bit and parachute payments only hold so long.

    I do not see us turning into Hearts/Barnet. Despite our p1ss poor transfer windows esp. Januarys, we are well run. If Gino jumped ship if we went down we might have to rely on bare bones like we did after Vialli screwed us over.
     
  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    You say we are well run but we aren’t compared to Burnley say. Despite numerous poor windows we have significant debt.
     
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  5. Kernunnos

    Kernunnos First Year Pro

    Can't see next season starting this year.

    The pyramid will probably have a fair few less leagues and divisions when it finally does get underway.
     
  6. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    That does seem a distinct possibility, yes.
     
  7. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Something some will say should have happened many years ago. Far too many professional teams. But who are we to judge ? We had it not been for God and SEJ been there ourselves still. Would we countenance it ? The problem is that all of the finances are concentrated on a few while the others scrape along on the crumbs. And reflecting society those that are awash with money want even more.
     
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  8. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    You can see quite a few clubs exiting the professional football business. Those with the resources to survive will always be able to sell the product through a subscription model. Either the current TV sports channels, new internet providers or direct to customer.

    Content always has a value. Football is in a stronger position than say Pro Rugby Union or Cricket. However it may mean a longer season, Saturday 15.00 on TV games, and other changes.

    I suspect lots of industries in the entertainment market are going to struggle to survive (can you see cinema recovering from 3 months of lock down and a scramble for internet subscriptions like Amazon Prime). So pervisely, live sport maybe become more attractive, it could also drive up stadium attendances. As people respond to the removal of the current restrictions.
     
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  9. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I fear we'll have to eat Rookery Dad,make some stock from Nnn and have a kedgeree from Kelso/Cley the day after.
    "We're done for,we're done for'.
    "Shut up Maudling".
     
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  10. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I think the best bet is it goes into hibernation until Covid is gotten on top of. Probably next year.

    get all the players to agree a reasonable wage £20000 a month tops or they get laid off.

    surely wages are the biggest costs they have? The other staff get laid through the government scheme
     
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  11. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Academy Graduate

    There's a scheme for this? Typical Boris...
     
  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Again, people live by their means. It’s not as simple as just making a player who used to get £80k per week suddenly get £5k per week. He will have a mortgage to pays. Probably kids school fees, child-minder fees, any number of other hidden costs.
    The idea comes from the right place but it simply isn’t practicable.

    Players should universally be being encouraged to donate a percentage of their wages that they can afford once they deduct what they absolutely need for however long this lasts.
     
  13. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Rugby players are being asked to take wage cuts. And some are high earners. Irish contracted players from the four provinces are already doing so.

    The WRU has cancelled and voided the entire domestic club season. No promotion or relegations at all. And at FC Sion what Burnsy was referring to has already been implemented. Some have refused and been sacked. Rightly so. Selfishness does not help. And who else is going to sign them up at the present time ? I feel for the upcoming younger players but those like Djorou and Song sitting on a pile need to take a look at themselves.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51980881
     
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  14. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    Got to be honest , the prospect of staying in the house with nothing to look forward to is killing me

    I think football should open behind closed doors next week , all of the players are fit and healthy (well not ours obviously) , most of them will be alright and let’s be honest some of our players like Bachman couldn’t catch anything anyway (yes I know this joke has been made many times before , but feel it’s our duty to get this into every thread until we are back)
     
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  15. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    You can’t actually be serious about this?
     
  16. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    no I’m not
     
  17. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

  18. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Have we been relegated yet?
     
  19. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Will be interesting to see if it’s written into their rules for that to happen. I have a real issue with allowing the top 2 from the Championship up unless their is a specific rule to allow that.

    Interesting if they do this though as I read that UEFA would pressure all domestic European leagues to adopt the same stance across the board.
     
  20. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    That's their emergency plan in case they can't finish in time. It's still not 100% out of the question that they are still able to start again or negotiate with UEFA for a slight extension to when the season could finish.

    Having said that, looking at their table it seems a tad less controversial for them to finish the season in that way then it would be for the PL - mainly because there is likely a 6 point gap between the CL and EL places. In the PL it is potentially only a 2 point gap. Man Utd or Sheffield Utd just won't accept missing out on a lucrative CL spot based on such a narrow margin, especially given Chelsea haven't been in great form lately.
     
  21. You think that's "many times" ? You ain't seen nothin' yet.
     
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  22. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Can’t see why the players can’t shipped to China, and the season is finished over there. They pretty much have the thing under control.
     
  23. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Don’t believe everything you read.
     
  24. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Now I don’t know whether to believe your post either.
     
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  25. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I wouldn’t.
     
  26. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Why do so many assume this is all bs? I'm not disputing it, just wondering were the evidence is!
     
  27. Once bitten twice shy. The Chinese authorities denied the existence of the virus, silenced a doctor who tried to warn everyone. Oh and they eat dogs. Can’t be trusted.
     
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  28. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    China has a track record of lying about anything that makes them look bad.

    It makes trusting any data coming out of the country difficult. They initially tried to cover up this outbreak. Bearing that in mind, expecting them to report factual case numbers/deaths/recovered might be naive of us. Best to treat them with a pinch of salt, I think.
     
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  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Well they're lifting the restrictions in place, so they've either got this under control, or are going to be completely ****** very soon
     
  30. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    they have to open up restrictions so they can release covid 20 to the world
     
  31. The Recluse

    The Recluse Academy Graduate

    Decisions starting to be made lower down the league system...

    http://nonleague.today/news/details.php?news_id=6613

    The 2019/20 Season Officially Over for Step 5 & 6 Clubs
    Following a meeting, via WebEx, today between all Step 5 & 6 chairman with the FA, the first clear decision has been agreed.

    The 2019/20 season has finished.
    There will be no more games played as part of this season.
    A full discussion took place about the ramifications of any decision on clubs hence the following:
    The decision is awaited now as to how we will conclude the season in one of two methods.

    They are:

    1. To decide that the season is Null and Void, no promotions or relegations and the FA’s reorganisation of the leagues is put on hold for 12 months
    2. The season is decided by using the average points per game to agree promotions and relegations

    Neither of the above can be agreed as the FA Leagues Committee need to await the decision of the Alliance Leagues above Steps 5 & 6 as their decision impacts either 1 or 2 above.

    Copyright of the above article belongs to Non League Today and there is a link to the page towards the top of the post.
     
  32. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    And sequels are usually worse than the originals.
     
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  33. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Seen that rumour doing the rounds, but I don't think it's been made official. Might just be a matter of time though
     
  34. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

  35. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

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