As sporting events are wiped off the calendar day by day, it is becoming increasingly difficult to see if, or more interestingly how, the Premier League will finish the campaign in a reasonable amount of time.
April is already around the corner and there will be no football played this month in front of a crowd when the harsh reality of the pandemic virus hits us hard.
May and June are also starting to look dubious, although some Premier League clubs still think playing in camera is an option for them.
It’s hard to justify that right now in a week when we’ve already lost Wimbeldon, the County Cricket Championship and all of the international football games in June.
For moral reasons only, football has slipped on people’s lists which is really important in life and the safety and well-being of family and friends are at the top.
However, discussions between the people of football power continue by videoconference.
Today it appeared that the Belgian Pro League was the first to decide that the season is canceled and effectively ends with the league rankings as in March.
The Belgian Cup final also made the trip, something that sources in the country say will be confirmed later this month.
So what about the short-term future of our own beloved FA Cup?
Discussions at UEFA between member countries this week have resulted in a short-term future for national cup competitions.
Most countries, somehow, ALWAYS want to finish the league and cup program.
Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce said last week, “We have to try to finish this season, whatever it costs.
“Everyone wants it. But we must also remember that the health and safety of players and staff is much more important than football. “
However, if the cup is removed, they have learned that the resulting Europa League places for 2020/21 will instead be allocated to the league positions.
In terms of football, you couldn’t do a more cruel blow to Newcastle fans.
After years of injury in the FA Cup, the last eight games with Manchester City would be the game that never was.
We all know that it would have been difficult for United to get to Wembley, but 90 minutes from the famous arch they are now back to square one.
The puzzle to end the Premier League season seems increasingly difficult with nine games left for most teams.
By hugging them all, even in July, this summer poses training issues for next season in terms of a potential start time for the 2020/21 campaign.
But as the cries of common sense call the season a day as it was in early March, the passion for the game and the money from the men behind the scenes of the Premier League and EFL clubs as well as top flight bosses seem determined to somehow recover something from the fire. .