Games On (Now its Not)

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Bush

Re: Games On

Postby Bush » March 13th, 2020, 11:16 am

pembsexile wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:
George Street-Bridge wrote:I bet right now people are working on a Duckworth-Lewis formula for final placings of football teams in leagues that don't complete the season.

Or here's a more radical solution - expunge the whole season and everyone starts August 2020 where they started in August 1919.


Liverpool are gonna love that one. :grin:


Not a chance :grin: .Anyway Liverpool were in the old second division in 1919 :wink: It’ll probably start again mid April.

Listen to the howls of hypocrisy because the government haven’t called off all sporting events right now.


Every league will have to be finished by July 1st because isn’t that when player contracts finished? You can’t carry on the league with teams losing a chunk of they playing staff.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby UPTHEPORT » March 13th, 2020, 11:25 am

It will be as it was in 1939 no league winner or relegation

Hard lines Liverpool
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby faerun exile » March 13th, 2020, 11:51 am

Might be stuck with our sh*t tip of a pitch if season extends into the summer months.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 13th, 2020, 12:00 pm

faerun exile wrote:Might be stuck with our sh*t tip of a pitch if season extends into the summer months.


On the other hand a couple of months to recover now, five or six more games in May and June in peak grass growing time won't do too much harm.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby excessbee » March 13th, 2020, 12:21 pm

The missing piece of the jigsaw will be postponement of the Euros next Tuesday. That will allow the season to be restarted after a month's break and run through to the end of May. The FA will have no need to put up `keep off the grass' signs on Wembley. Playoffs could be in early June.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby excessbee » March 13th, 2020, 12:28 pm

It might have been a simple but smart move by the government not to interfere yesterday. It was obvious where this was heading but they allowed the football authorities to make the decision and appear to take the moral high ground. There would have been some, probably a minority, who would have shouted their disapproval if it had been a government decision but will nod their heads in agreement now, and say it was an obvious decision to make.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby UPTHEPORT » March 13th, 2020, 12:31 pm

excessbee wrote:The missing piece of the jigsaw will be postponement of the Euros next Tuesday. That will allow the season to be restarted after a month's break and run through to the end of May. The FA will have no need to put up `keep off the grass' signs on Wembley. Playoffs could be in early June.


Wembley has gigs etc in June
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby NearlyDead » March 13th, 2020, 12:35 pm

Stan A. Einstein wrote:
faerun exile wrote:Might be stuck with our sh*t tip of a pitch if season extends into the summer months.


On the other hand a couple of months to recover now, five or six more games in May and June in peak grass growing time won't do too much harm.


Though the grass will grow during the fallow period is good news, the point I think faerun exile might have been alluding to is that the pitch might not now be able to be dug up until the end of June/early July (can't see season restarting early April, at the moment), which would push it's first-use date after relaying well into September most likely. Options would then be playing elsewhere to complete our matches this season (so the pitch could be dug up on time) or early next season... though that may all be academic if they decide to write the season off with tables as they stand now.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby excessbee » March 13th, 2020, 12:38 pm

UPTHEPORT wrote:
excessbee wrote:The missing piece of the jigsaw will be postponement of the Euros next Tuesday. That will allow the season to be restarted after a month's break and run through to the end of May. The FA will have no need to put up `keep off the grass' signs on Wembley. Playoffs could be in early June.


Wembley has gigs etc in June


How can that be? England play three matches on it from June 13th, then it has the semi finals and final. They surely won't kill the surface with matting and 50,000 people stomping on it?
Perhaps they'll shift the playoff finals to other venues. Wouldn't be ideal, but needs must.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 13th, 2020, 12:51 pm

excessbee wrote:It might have been a simple but smart move by the government not to interfere yesterday. It was obvious where this was heading but they allowed the football authorities to make the decision and appear to take the moral high ground. There would have been some, probably a minority, who would have shouted their disapproval if it had been a government decision but will nod their heads in agreement now, and say it was an obvious decision to make.


I think that your analysis is spot on.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby Exile 1976 » March 13th, 2020, 1:17 pm

FAW has suspended football at all ages/levels until April 4th
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby faerun exile » March 13th, 2020, 1:47 pm

NearlyDead wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:
faerun exile wrote:Might be stuck with our sh*t tip of a pitch if season extends into the summer months.


On the other hand a couple of months to recover now, five or six more games in May and June in peak grass growing time won't do too much harm.


Though the grass will grow during the fallow period is good news, the point I think faerun exile might have been alluding to is that the pitch might not now be able to be dug up until the end of June/early July (can't see season restarting early April, at the moment), which would push it's first-use date after relaying well into September most likely. Options would then be playing elsewhere to complete our matches this season (so the pitch could be dug up on time) or early next season... though that may all be academic if they decide to write the season off with tables as they stand now.


Correct. Would think there would be insufficient time between an extended 2019/20 season and the start of the 2020/21 season in August for a new pitch to be laid. Normally time is of the essence for a new pitch to be laid and bed in and takes the full 3 months normally available May to July. Playing this football season into June will surely prevent a new surface going down, having said that the Dragons are due to be playing the Blues at RP at the end of May so may be possible if the football ends early June. WRU / Dragons / County have been discussing a new pitch based on not starting the work until after the last Dragons game after all.
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby reebok0165 » March 13th, 2020, 2:20 pm

Exile 1976 wrote:FAW has suspended football at all ages/levels until April 4th


And just been announced that the Wales v Scotland rugger at the Principality stadium is OFF too
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Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » March 13th, 2020, 2:32 pm

Grass will not grow where their is no grass to start with.
Some areas of the pitch are now purely sand.
When the pitch was last laid we played away games first also to give the pitch more time.
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Stan A. Einstein

Re: Games On (Now its Not)

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 13th, 2020, 2:47 pm

faerun exile wrote:
NearlyDead wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:
faerun exile wrote:Might be stuck with our sh*t tip of a pitch if season extends into the summer months.


On the other hand a couple of months to recover now, five or six more games in May and June in peak grass growing time won't do too much harm.


Though the grass will grow during the fallow period is good news, the point I think faerun exile might have been alluding to is that the pitch might not now be able to be dug up until the end of June/early July (can't see season restarting early April, at the moment), which would push it's first-use date after relaying well into September most likely. Options would then be playing elsewhere to complete our matches this season (so the pitch could be dug up on time) or early next season... though that may all be academic if they decide to write the season off with tables as they stand now.


Correct. Would think there would be insufficient time between an extended 2019/20 season and the start of the 2020/21 season in August for a new pitch to be laid. Normally time is of the essence for a new pitch to be laid and bed in and takes the full 3 months normally available May to July. Playing this football season into June will surely prevent a new surface going down, having said that the Dragons are due to be playing the Blues at RP at the end of May so may be possible if the football ends early June. WRU / Dragons / County have been discussing a new pitch based on not starting the work until after the last Dragons game after all.


You're probably right, I hadn't considered it being an entirely new pitch. I wonder if the 20/21 season might start in September.
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