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What Premier League suspension means for FPL managers and FFScout

The Premier League have announced that all matches will be suspended until the weekend of April 4, 2020 in light of growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

That means that there will be no fixtures in Gameweek 30 and Gameweek 31.

That round of action is scheduled to take place after the next international break, although Euro 2020 play-off matches and friendlies are at risk of postponement in light of CONMEBOL already cancelling World Cup qualifiers.

As things stand, no decision has been taken on what the rest of the 2019/20 campaign will look like, or if the season will be declared null and void.

It looks as if the situation will be reviewed again as we approach Gameweek 32 next month while postponed fixtures will be rearranged when possible.

“Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so. In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.” – Premier League statement

We will endeavour to bring you a breakdown of the exact impact on FPL as and when we have it.

What does this mean for FFScout?

As a result of the Premier League’s unprecedented, but not unexpected, announcement, we will cease all coverage of the build-up to Gameweek 30 with immediate effect.

We will spend the next few days assessing the situation and working out what content we can produce for the foreseeable future.

In that time, the production of articles, videos and podcasts will temporarily experience a shift in focus until we know more about what the future holds for the Premier League and Fantasy Football.

Over the next few days, we will endeavour to bring you as much news as is relevant to the situation and our focus on FPL strategy will, in line with the gravity of the situation, be stripped back.

We will be temporarily suspending the FFS Cup and Head-to-Head leagues and making a decision further down the line on how best to proceed with the competitions.

What is the latest on coronavirus in football?

The news of the Premier League’s suspension comes in the wake of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta testing positive for COVID-19 in the late hours of Thursday evening.

The Premier League had originally planned to see all Gameweek 30 matches proceed as scheduled but the news coming out of the Emirates Stadium seems to have forced their hand.

Not only has Arteta gone into self-isolation, but the entire Arsenal squad has also done the same, following contact with their manager while he has had COVID-19.

Naturally, this put the Gunners’ trip to Brighton on Saturday at extreme risk, and later on Thursday evening, it was officially postponed by the Seagulls.

Meanwhile, over the last 14 days, Arsenal’s squad and manager have also been in contact with Portsmouth and West Ham in the FA Cup and Premier League respectively.

Since then, Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m) has tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into self-isolation, while his team-mates have also entered into the same protocol.

There have also been subsequent updates from Watford, Everton and Bournemouth on Friday morning revealing a number of Premier League players have gone into self-isolation.

The wider football world will now look ahead to Tuesday when UEFA will convene a video conference between the 55 governing bodies it presides over to discuss the future of European football and the fate of the upcoming 2020 European Championships.

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus*

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:

  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

* Information taken from the official NHS website.

820 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Well at least my team is all set for GW31 blank GW (gulp) not 🙁 :*

  2. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I might actually get some work done now

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      What’s that?

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Time to find a job 😮

    3. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Looks like that's next 🙁 damnnn 🙁

    4. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Today is my last day at work... now I have kids at home and no football!

      1. Ragnar Lothbrok
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        We will pray for you

  3. noquarternt
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Can someone please post an RMT or something to take away from the boring virus

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I hate RMT threads but even I would have to agree. This bloody virus has been so over hyped because it's got a sinister name! It's a bloody cold! Let's just embrace it, get the virus, get immune and move on!

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        .......

      2. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Overhyped? So you're saying the virus isn't as good as Messi and Ronaldo?

      3. KingRichud
          2 months, 17 days ago

          What an irresponsible cretin you are

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Lol!!

        • Ason Willa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Don't like your parents then?

    2. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Spot the scousers in denial on here. It almost certainly can't be completed.

      1. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’m not a pool fan but they’ll find a way to complete enough that Liverpool mathematically win it.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          And relegation?

          1. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            that’s a bigger problem but as I’ve said a few times since this post they should finish it however long it takes. Too much at stake for so many teams to void it

      2. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’m a Utd fan and can guarantee The FA will get the season back on for them to win the league. The refs all had a big meeting before the start of the season and decided they were going to win it

        1. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I think it will be taken out of the football authorities' hands soon enough

        2. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          The hypocrisy of a united fan saying this is hilarious

      3. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nonsense. Why wouldn't it be completed? Surely completing a season that is over 3/4 of the way through is more important than starting a new season? They will just push the start of next season back if need be.

        1. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          So how do you do that? Fixture planning? Need to finish on time for Euro 21/

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Well I'd imagine they play more fixtures at the start of the next season in a smaller period of time. It can surely be achieved with some planning. I honestly can't see any scenario where the entire season this year will be abandoned and void, it would cause uproar.

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Uproar on one half of Merseyside, elation and hysteria everywhere else

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I don't think the likes of Leicester, Chelsea, Sheffield Utd, Wolves etc would be too pleased

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Well I’ll be upset if Northampton miss out on the playoffs...not quite the same as Liverpool’s 30 year wait I admit

            2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              When will the next season start though?
              When will pre season start?
              Will they be more delays?

              These are uncharted waters and this season can easily stand null & void.

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Impossible to figure anything out until the dust settles but I'm sure it's achievable if sacrifices are made elsewhere i.e. less international friendlies etc. Like I say, the ramifications of voiding an entire season that is nearly finished is surely more important than the beginning of a season that hasn't happened yet

                1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Its far from finished though. Only Pool winning the tittle is close to confirmed.

                  1. Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    I don't get what your point is? I'm saying the league has to be finished. Why would they prioritize something that hasn't started over something that is 29 games in

              2. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Don't they also need to screw around with the fixtures to fit in the winter world cup

                Players are rich enough to go on holiday whenever they want .... so they don't need the summer off
                Should start the season in December with the usual mad crush of fixtures

          2. Hungry Singh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Eliminate Winter Break next year.

            Euro2021 starts slightly later than it would have done.

            International friendlies removed, to accomodate a tighter schedule.

            I expect a number of strategies could be implemented to ease a late 2019/20 season finish.

      4. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        There's only 9 games left, of course they can get it done.

        1. Jambot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah man. People lack imagination. Can’t people everywhere in life. The season can be completed. I think it will be.

      5. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Liverpool have dropped too many points to be confirmed champions as it stands.

    3. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Free WC!!!

    4. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      So much uncertainty. I just hope the FPL site actually put something out there explaining what happens now and not just leave us with 3 weeks of "what ifs". Even this week I now don't know whether to use my transfer or risk losing it.

    5. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It won't be fair to Liverpool fans to wait another 30 years. At least to win it in next 3 or so, after season is called off...

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I wonder when tf you are going to take a break.. Chill !

      2. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Boring AF

      3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This

    6. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      The strategy is to delay the peak until May/June. There is no way games will be played then.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Closed doors is still an option - though, it obviously won't work if the footballers/managers/coaches themselves have the virus like right now

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          They should have enough money to isolate themselves imo.

    7. CAPA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Do we think we will still get a FT each gameweek the matches are suspended?

    8. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mark my words: there will be no competitive football until August.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Liverpool supporters have been saying this since the season started.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Very good

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sadly, I fear that you might be right.

    9. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      At least Auba (c) is looking tasty for the game against Norwich in GW32 when we come back. 3x Wolves also looking good with the Villa fixture. So maybe planning for the BGW not so bad after all.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yea, we were not forgetting fixtures after gw31 🙂

    10. SackWenger
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      So 4th April Prem resumes, which is still unlikely.

      However, if it does go ahead Liverpool can win the league at City that weekend.

    11. Perthite
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      So if you have 2FT by the current GW cutoff (even though no games will be involved) you lose one of the trades?

    12. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If they can’t play it properly then give Pool the title and have a 8 team knockout tournament (2-10 minus city) in preseason for CL qualifying. Then have an 6 team relegation head to head 20 vs 15, 19 vs 16, etc to decide the three that go down. Seems fair on everyone involved based on what the table is now.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        In no way is it fair for the team in 15th to play a one off match and be relegated if they lose

      2. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        How is that fair at all? Why should city get a pass and not Leicester in a 4 point gap?

        What about palace and Newcastle who have had brilliant seasons and vying for top 10?

    13. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Liverpool as a football club will never recover from what Fergie did to them

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Do you realy think that united can do something in next 30 years while city is blue? 🙂

        1. Random Name
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          How is that relevant?

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            It's not but I'm just saying ')

        2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          The City is red and always will be

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            LOL

            Maybe but City is decade ruler

            1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Agreed this decade!

              But we have already beaten them thrice this season.

              1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Thats true, but your titles from the past are so suspicious (ww1 and ww2)

      2. How I met your Mata
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        20 times 20 times

    14. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      So Liverpool will get 2 titles this season?

    15. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Give Liverpool title. Others will play play offs for CL and EL.

      Also for relegation and promotion. Somewhere where is hot. For example Qatar.

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Wait why one tittle, they want two, right?

        0

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Dont get it why two? Im Liverpool fan

      2. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This is simply not an option. There's zero chance that Liverpool are just given a title without mathematically winning it

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          With 25 points more than 2nd thats only fair thing to do.

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            It's not. It's irrelevant how far ahead they are, they haven't won it.

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              We will see. If they take title Liverpool should leave the league.

              1. Random Name
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                “Leave the league” lmaooooooooooi

              2. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Personally I think the league will be completed regardless

          2. Random Name
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            As I said, it would be unfair on teams in the past that were top

      3. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Should we award Blackpool the 1939-40 title that was abandoned too?

        A precedent has been set. Doesn’t matter who’s top, nullified equals nullified

      4. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Qatar has over 250 cases

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          🙂

      5. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You can’t give a to title that hasn’t been won yet. You can finish the season through everyone’s losing their minds. Better to postpone a future tournament that hasn’t started than to scrap one 3/4 of the way finished.

    16. SackWenger
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Worth making a transfer still to keep it as part of GW30 but for the GW32 fixtures?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        There wont be GW 32. Relax

      2. PrettyDick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        missed this and wrote my own post just now, but I'm with you. Using mine this week in case we have a GW 32

    17. Invincibles
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This woman apparently predicted the coronvavirus: :O https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Browne

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Is she a Simpson writer?

        1. Invincibles
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Apparently she's predicted a fair few events that came to pass

      2. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        :0
        Even a stopped clock..etc etc.

        1. Invincibles
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          That's amazing

      3. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        She's got a load wrong too, by the looks of things.

        1. Invincibles
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bet you don't show your mates the acca's that you lost tho..

      4. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Looking at the link, all i can say is that this woman is a nutcase

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I stopped reading at Kim Kardashian

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Always a wise move.

      5. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Stopped reading at medium

    18. Dr.Oftaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Got all my chips
      Roll on all the double game weeks

    19. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Loud and clear for everyone. When a league is nullified, no champion is declared

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 17 days ago

          The season only ends in may plus the likes of Wolves and SHU have battled pretty hard to get a spot in CL next season so I reckon you are in for bitter disappointment:-D

          1. Random Name
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes let’s ignore people’s health because Wolverhampton wanderers battled hard

            1. Jambot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Or pay attention to people health and then finish the season.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  See, this is a sensible comment.

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Cry me a river.

                  1. Random Name
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    You’re the one crying tho wtf

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        No I am not because you are basing your opinion on the season being cancelled now which has not been done.

                        You are clutching at straws, that is all 😀

              3. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                It would be hilarious if they nullify it and Liverpool dont win the league after a 30 years wait, as they obviously would've won if it weren't. I do understand Liverpool fans would be fuming, because they do deserve to win it.

            2. Jullepuu
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Even if the season continues at some point this fpl season is over for me. I can't be bothered to care about this anymore

                1. Black Knights
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  I'm actually looking forward to the reshuffle. Makes things a bit more interesting (although i do still have my WC and FH, so it's a bit easier to navigate the madness).

                  1. Jullepuu
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Good for you. I just used my WC so I'm in a pretty significant disadvantage now. This game already had enough luck in it but now I don't have any control over it (at least that is how it feels)

                      1. PrettyDick
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        That's really unfortunate.. sorry.

                        1. Jullepuu
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            I was in the top 10k and the money league was really exciting but now..ugh don't even want to think about it.

                            1. Indpush
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Three weeks at least not to.

                  2. PrettyDick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    am I the only one using my FT before tomorrow's deadline? I'm thinking the game might not be flexible enough for this situation, so it'll still be 1 FT / GW. Using mine this week, and then saving GW31 FT so i have 2FT ahead of when the games MIGHT be resumed. Or is it a downside to it that I might be missing?

                    1. Indpush
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Seems reasonable

                    2. Klaren
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Yeah I'm thinking the same.

                  3. DA Minnion
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Not a liverpool fan but they deserve to be given the title. They're 20 points ahead for f sake.

                    1. andy85wsm
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      I agree they deserve the title, because they're basically won it anyway!

                      But these kind of decisions can't be done lightly. Whatever they end up deciding will set precedent for future years.

                      What if the same thing happens sometime in the future but they're only 1 point ahead?

                      Fingers crossed we just get the season completed, as long as it's safe to do so.

                      1. Random Name
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Exactly it’s all about the precedent it sets. Liverpool absolutely deserve the title but a line has to be drawn

                        The line currently is very black and white - have you mathematically won it? Yes or no?

                        Awarding Liverpool the title greys the line

                        1. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Get VAR to draw the line

                      2. DA Minnion
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Same. Hope the season does finish .

                    2. Jullepuu
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        I don't really care what happens. In my eyes they will always be the champions of this season. (Not a Pool fan either)

                        1. Dr.Oftaw
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Wish we could play them every week !

                      • potatoace'scott talent
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        I'm not sure liv will actually even want that. There will always be that large asterix over the title that even they cant get over fully.

                      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        I think they bought 10-15 games + VAR. I think they need to go 3 leagues down

                        1. ppv
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Fair point

                      • Bubz
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        They haven't won it though. Obviously they will win it, but they haven't. It makes no difference if you are 3 points ahead or 20, the principle is the same. They can't make one rule for being 20 points ahead and another for, lets say, 10 points ahead. It's like the off side rule, you are either offside or you're not.

                      • Annie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        If the season is scrubbed, what happens to CL next year - abandoned? You can't have the same teams qualifying.

                    3. Nomar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      As frustrating as it is for us FPL players this was absolutely the right thing to do.

                      1. Jullepuu
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Yeah for sure. Should have been done sooner but people like to under react first and then over react

                      2. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Lol@ anyone who thinks the television companies with the rights to next season will allow this season to go on 'for as long as it takes to finish'

                        1. Bubz
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Hang on, you think the television companies wouldn't want the remainder of the fixtures they have already paid for to be played?

                          1. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            They have paid for a period and that period is soon over

                            1. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              If I rent a hotel room from March to April it's not my problem that whoever had the room booked from February to March got his stay canceled due to renovation

                        2. the Penman
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Well, they still have the rights to the games to be played this season...

                          1. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            And they will get financially compensated for that but next season starts in August

                            1. potatoace'scott talent
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Not necessarily start in August. Companies have bought blocks of games. Not blocks of dates. That's why your hotel analogy doesn't work
                              If a game gets rescheduled for another date, the company still owns the option on that game

                              1. Brosstan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                Doesn't matter if that game is cancelled. It no longer exists

                                1. potatoace'scott talent
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  I'm talking about whether the new season gets rescheduled and not necessarily start in August. Which is not set in stone
                                  What are you talking about.

                        3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          You are quickly running out of troll posts aren't you! 😉

                        4. ‘Tis the Season
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Every time you say something on here I tend to think you couldn’t actually be more delusional and thick. Again you surprise me with this corker. Cant fix stupid.

                      3. gooberman
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        I think as a goodwill gesture FPL should give those who don't have any wildcards left an extra free wildcard! Those who do still have that wildcard chip left are at such an advantage here.

                        1. lespaul
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          are they?

                        2. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          I held onto mine in case of this eventuality. Why should I be punished for my good planning and discipline?

                        3. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Think everyone should get one to use before the next GW.

                        4. Keeptrying
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          but those who used there’s already did it to gain an advantage already?

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            I didn't in GW29 🙁

                            1. lespaul
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              TM your players will still get one extra game, i think you'll be well set

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                I don't want them now, they are sick.

                            2. Jambot
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Oh man that is incredibly unfortunate for you, sorry.

                              That said although it’s unfair from your unique perspective for overall fairness for the other 7million players a free wildcard isn’t a balanced and fair solution overall imo.

                        5. DeadStar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          I still have my WC and think it would be incredibly unfair to give everyone one for free.

                          1. baps sniffer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            It is fine for me. But the cost should be 50 pts.

                        6. Do I Not Like Orange
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          I'd be up for them giving everyone an extra one. Why prioritse those who've already spent theirs over those of us who saved it and used our FTs to fill up on players from crap teams for the now moot BGW31?

                          1. baps sniffer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Let's change the rules to my advantage, because unforeseen incident happened!

                            1. Jambot
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              This

                        7. Jambot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          completely unfair on those that saved. Not enough has essentially changed for it to be necessary. If anything those that saved may have lost the dgw they saved it for we don’t even know yet. I took -4 four times -16 over four weeks to save my wildcard I don’t want two now I kept one for the run in as I believe it was an advantage. Of course I didn’t expect this but that’s the way it goes. I TC’d Mane over Salah in a 50/50 (48 pts or 3 pts) i didn’t want fpl to give me a ‘good will gesture my because an unforeseeable event happens. Of course people who have used want a wildcard again it would be ridiculous if given though.

                        8. DNML
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Keep dreaming

                        9. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Well you should have been wiser then, no free wild cards for noobs I’m afraid

                        10. Smurf
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          What happens to those who have taken hits this GW?

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Free WC time.

                            1. Jambot
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Wouldn’t that be incredibly unfair on people who lost ground saving a wildcard for the run in compared to those who didn’t though?

                              1. The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                No because they would still have that WC up their sleeve.

                              2. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                Still have the anytime one.

                                1. Jambot
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  2-1 wildcards for the run in is very different to 1-0. People don’t need to have the chance to change their entire squad because a couple of rounds have been postponed

                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Sorry for them, was their choice.

                            • The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              I would expect a WC for or everyone. Those that haven’t used their existing WC would have two.

                              1. Smurf
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                This is what should be done

                              2. potatoace'scott talent
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                This is likely. They want to keep their product alive and loads of users to not lose interest when the league reconvenes.

                                1. baps sniffer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  No way 😉

                            • Jambot
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              I think fairest is teams will be reset to the end of the last game week as if this was a free hit where everyone scored zero. Fixtures have changed take the transfers back. I didn’t use one but think that’s fair on those that did l

                            • lindeg
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              tough luck, don think there will be anything done about it

                            • Jarvish Scott Talent
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Tough titties

                          3. Niho992
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            Random name is so desperate to Liverpool dont win title. Lol.

                            I mean even if they took title from us we will win it 3-4 times in next 5 seasons

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Didn’t know you are a Palace fan too

                            2. FOO FIGHTER
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                Random name is clutching at straws.

                                1. Random Name
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  I’m actually being impartial about things

                              • Random Name
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                I never said that

                                But you’re suggesting to just award Liverpool the league and have an “8 team playoff” . Ludicrous

                                1. Random Name
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  My point is you can’t just award the league. Can’t just relegate Norwich too

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      2 months, 17 days ago

                                      The season has not been cancelled so stop chasing your own tail.

                              • GREEN IS GOOD
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                They'll finish the league one way or another. Otherwise they're voiding all the achievements of 3/4 of the season.

                                All they need are healthy players so teams can play behind closed doors.

                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 17 days ago

                                    Exactly.

                                  • Random Name
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 17 days ago

                                    I think it will be finished but it’s not just players. Also need refs, coaches, physios, ball boys, camera men, media

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        2 months, 17 days ago

                                        Troll

                                    2. Indpush
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 17 days ago

                                      "All they need are healthy players so teams can play behind closed doors."

                                      And all players and staff stay isolated from others including family(unless family isolates with), for a couple of months until all games are played?

                                      Otherwise the virus will enter the league again, sure as day.

                                      1. GREEN IS GOOD
                                        • 3 Years
                                        2 months, 17 days ago

                                        Yeah, I know.

                                        Put the players and officials in isolation units for 3 months. No ball boys.

                                        Just kidding.