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What happens if they ban large gatherings due to COVID-19?

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You'd have to assume that subject to them either finding a vaccine, or agreeing that games can proceed "closed doors", that's the season over.  If the predictions are correct that they expect it to peak around May or June and therefore get progressively worse from now, I can't see how anything could start again as normal in the next couple of months.

So for the best part of 2 months clubs would lose additional matchday revenue - pay at the gate, food stalls, programmes.  Though the costs for supplying some of those won't apply either.  Won't affect season ticket revenue I'd assume, they should still be able to operate some kind of merchandise, and if they have additional commercials like lottery etc, that could still be done online.   So not great, but I suppose it depends on each club and how much they rely on the matchday revenue.

Who brings bats to a marketplace anyway ffs.........

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Players are not out of contract immediately after the last game of the season. Clubs basically pay players all summer now as far as I'm aware.
Airdrie tried this last few seasons. It generally 31st May

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Ultimately how they handle things like league standings and the potential hurt feels or sense of hard luck for some football fans is small cheese in the here and now. Beyond the health and well-being of the citizenry, in a football sense the priority is the survival of clubs in this league and others who might be in trouble. 

I'm sure Celtic, Dundee united, Raith and Cove will be irked if actions are taken that prevent title parties/promotions, but by and large their supporters, and those of all pother clubs, will be far more concerned with more serious matters than football league prizes. 

 

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That’s with players signed for the following season, not those from the previous season...hardly fair.
So for the last game of the season and say Falkirk are in contention what is to stop them buying a top player for one weeks work.

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Will be interesting to see what happens if games at our level cannot be attended, will it include HFL & LL games which could pass a Saturday afternoon until crowds grow too large the Junior games which in some areas would have too large crowds as it is.  
There will be an impact on the tills at junior games also. Good amounts of junior grounds have social clubs outwith the ground. Are they expected to go into the ground, get a ticket and leave to go to the bar. I could see a load of non junior fans arriving, going in and the regulars in the bar who arrive at kick off being turned away

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Aye that sounds shite. Either this season's a bogey and we start again once the virus is gone or we just decide to do 1up/1down or 2up/2down based on latest standings.
McGlynn's getting himself in some wee state about it though.
It's not McGlynn, it'll be the press looking for a story as there will be f**k all to read in the FFP for the next month or so.

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22 minutes ago, Gaz said:

I think the only fair and objective way to decide league winners is based on attendance figures.

Only if the 2nd highest average attendance club in league 1 is allowed to replace the 2nd lowest average attendance club in the championship.

 

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f**k sakes what are you meant to do at the weekend with no football
Go shopping like 500+ others in the enclosed shopping malls, with communal toilets and cafes

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Pretty dire situation only brightened up by the possibility of any one or all of the following;

1. All declared null and void and N Lennon goes in a big huff along with the unwashed and easily offended as their march to ten in a row is halted.

2. Liverpool lose out on the title again in England AGAIN.

3. Positions as at last Saturday are decided to be final and Thistle come down and play Falkirk next year in the 'we are bigger than youse' League 1 division.

Any of the above to set them all bat crazy please.

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25 minutes ago, SouthLanarkshireWhite said:

Pretty dire situation only brightened up by the possibility of any one or all of the following;

1. All declared null and void and N Lennon goes in a big huff along with the unwashed and easily offended as their march to ten in a row is halted.

2. Liverpool lose out on the title again in England AGAIN.

3. Positions as at last Saturday are decided to be final and Thistle come down and play Falkirk next year in the 'we are bigger than youse' League 1 division.

Any of the above to set them all bat crazy please.

3 is my favourite to be honest.  24 guaranteed points for us! 

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2 hours ago, stevoraith said:

 


From a selfish point of view, as Raith fans we have to be happy they’ve stopped it now.

We’re top now, we were top after the second round of games and top after the third round of games.
If they decide to abandon the rest of the season and award the league titles then there is no conceivable way they could give it to anyone else but us.

Who knows what they’ll end up doing but at least we’re in a favourable position.

 

Definition of clutching at straws.

If they can’t complete the season, it’s done and there is no other option but for it to become void.

Your logic that Raith have been top for 3 quarters so deserve to go up is mind boggling considering you’re only 1 point ahead and there’s still a full 4th round of fixtures to be played.

Edited by JinkyBairn

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Definition of clutching at straws.

If they can’t complete the season, it’s done and there is no other option but for it to become void.

Your logic that Raith have been top for 3 quarters so deserve to go up is mind boggling considering you’re only 1 point and there’s still a full 4th round of fixtures to be played.

Indeed, they were not even favourites to win the league with most bookmakers at the time it was stopped. Therefore why would they be declared Champions and good enough to replace the bottom side in the division above?…

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3 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:

Indeed, they were not even favourites to win the league with most bookmakers at the time it was stopped. Therefore why would they be declared Champions and good enough to replace the bottom side in the division above?…

Aye it’s an absolute bonkers opinion from the boy.

Edited by JinkyBairn

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Aye it’s an absolute bonkers opinion from the boy.

Well to be fair, I’d probably be taking the same position if it was us!
Really the key point is there one point between the two teams, we have vastly superior goal difference and home advantage for the remaining fixture.
It’s really too close to call a winner.
Sadly, it suits neither, but cancelling the season is the only fair solution other than the one I proposed at the start of this thread.....

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4 minutes ago, Mybitchunderprotest said:

Season ends. No winners or losers, no promotion or relegation and Falkirk have to stay in the diddy league for another season in 2020/21

Football:

No Losers - I would imagine that at least 5/6 clubs may be on the brink of folding If this season is a null and void.

No Winners - Partick & Hearts both chairman’s/chairwoman’s must be taking an extra lottery ticket tonight.

Kept old firm out of this as just can’t be arsed with the bigotry and the amount of shite filling the sports  sections of the Daily old firm for the next 100 years.

Real Losers:

Anyone that falls to to horrendous virus.

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Alternatively finish the season on Football Manager, with the FM20 database updated to include all current squads, managerial changes, injuries, suspensions etc and leave it to autoplay to the end of season. All results final and binding.

Or have the A View From The Terrace guys come to a collective bank or bust style decision re promotion and relegation places but only by virtue of a majority decision so R Borthwick may be required to ensure an odd number.

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Wonder how the the sport pages will continue. Surely they can’t talk about the old firm for weeks on end or can they. Will the sport journalist have to earn a living by reporting on more newsworthy events or will they be made redundant?

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