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The point of having the short break is to eliminate the cases specifically in football. Enforce the bubble. That should at least allow for a more consistent and complete resumption providing players continue to abide by the rules. If they are unable to do that then just shut it down and call the season off as it's getting to be quite a compromised competition at the lower levels.Theres no point hacing a short break now. Cases are goingbto increase significantly over the next month regardless of what football does.
You need to either have another proper shutdown or may as well battle on imo.
Cant recall if there were any positives.There weren't any cases during Project Restart were there? At least, I can't recall any. And in the UK the number of cases has never really gone away.
Liverpool v United on the final day as a title decider?I think they should get to the end of the first round of fixtures and then make a serious call, much harder in lower leagues because promotion/relegation is a big thing to decide, but getting to a point where everyone's played once is at least a point that is arguably fair to call it.
There's no point scrapping this season only for next season to be affected and also scrapped. One way or the other this season will be finished whether fully or in a shortened format agreed by the clubs.Cant recall if there were any positives.
Project Restart came at tge end of a three month national lockdown, when the virus was largely under control. Its a very different situation we're in at the moment, and in two to four weeks time its unlikely that there wont be any footballers bringing the virus back into clubs.
The way this variant spreads, we'll he back calling off games in no time.
Scrapping the season (for me) is realistic, but I suspect football authorities would rather extend and screw up next season as well.
Not sure youd get the majority of votes on calling it now. Reckon a 4 week shutdown could be pushed through (but no more than that due EPL teams competing in Europe at the end of Feb).We're close enough to half way that I think a very plausible case should be made for finishing the first round of fixtures (however long that takes) and call it after that point.