09 Apr 2020 13:33:00
The Telegraph plans are afoot to get teams training again by May 16th, start the season in June and finish in July.

That is ambitious, even if being played behind closed doors i would have thought October at the earliest.

1.) 09 Apr 2020
09 Apr 2020 13:54:43
I hope that happens because it will mean we are out of lockdown and we can all start putting our lives back together.
But lockdown will be a stage by stage easing of things so it will depend on how many people are allowed to be in a group at a time.
Even playing footballbehind closed doors would mean at least 150 people mixing especially if televised.
Freind of mine works for the greene king pub chain and has been furloughed but has been told that they aren't expecting to reopen till late june.
Football will just have to wait and see what they are allowed to do and when as they won't be given any special treatment.
If everyone just stays in the quicker we all get back our lives but when you have idiots having street parties and get togethers itslikely to take longer i'm afraid.

2.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 11:15:28
Too much money involved for season to be voided.
Season could be completed in a month. Playing Saturday Wednesday Saturday for 3 or 4 weeks.
Even if this takes place August. Would be done for September. Then start new season end October. But play more midweek games and cancel cup completions.

3.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 13:39:33
I’ve said this for a while but what they should do is put all games behind closed doors, then film it and put some games behind a paywall like £5-10 per game, season ticket holders get it for free. Then premiership games can be played 2 games a day every day one mid day one evening but on BBC one and ITV. That way those on lockdown have something to watch and there’s no risk to the public.

4.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 14:04:01
No way can thathappen mate every player would have to stay 2 metre away from each other.
They won't be allowed to play behind closed doors even until its allowed that groups of a hundred people can be together.
Footballers aren't imune from covid they aren't a special case because too much money at stake.
Think how much money got lost at wimbledon and the open?
Not to mention Glastonbury and all the other major events.
I have no idea why you think football will be the exception.

5.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 15:52:51
Come on guys-We shouldn’t start talking nonsense or we’ll sound like some of those idiots asking the questions after the daily updates. Why suggest early October at the earliest? The next person suggests late September and then another says mid October? Oh go on I’ll join in and say 11th of October 🤷🏻‍♂️
It’s a complete guess and is just literally a waste of time. We don’t know when the peak is coming, what will happen when we reach the peak or what the effects will be when the lockdown is lifted. It really is a waiting game and we must listen to the experts and follow their advice for the good of everyone.

6.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 16:22:13
Is the 11th of october a saturday 2 tone? 😁🍻
Hope you are well and the family mate stay safe.

7.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 17:42:17
The 11th could be based on a little alcoholic beverage FF👍🍻
Hope your keeping well too, along with everyone else who is doing their bit to battle through this - keep smiling and look after everyone you can.

8.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 19:14:51
Mate it makes you look at life in a different way.
I was bought up when shops shut at 6pm and on wenesday it was half day sunday they were all shut.
Then the rat race started and we've all been on that ride ever since.
At the end of the day without your health you have nothing.

9.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 19:50:53
When i was growing up a Curly Wurly was 10p and Fish with Chips were £1.

10.) 10 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020 20:31:33
First thing i remember after pounds shilling and pence was petrol being 30p a gallon yes a gallon and a pint costing 14p.
I wernt into curly wurlies only the perm on my head which i got done at kieth halls for £5
Cost more than the petrol in my car but went along way with the ladies though😉😉.

11.) 11 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020 08:29:07
Well put 2tone the way it is all we can hope for is getting through the next few months alive and with our health intact.
Any sport just pales compared to the battle being fought to keep civilisation afloat.
Any idiot breaking the curfew is spitting in the faces of our brave nurses, doctors and all those involved in putting our health before theirs.
Great pearls from 79 too.
These are unprecedented times and i hope that you are safe and able to put food on the table!

12.) 20 Apr 2020
20 Apr 2020 12:59:13
Lockdown is here for several months. A vaccine will take over a year. Large crowds of people will spread the disease. Forget sport for now, just concentrate on keeping alive and keeping others safe.