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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. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    For those still in Last Man Standing, take a seat.
    No idea on how things change for it.
    Less GWs would mean higher % out each week and an early final GW would mean winner takes all in a chipfest.

    1. Dr Mulholland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers TM

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

      roughly how many are left out of interest?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        279

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Still in 🙂

    4. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I am still in but I have no WC so I guess I will be out soon. We are all gonna need WC when it resumes 🙁

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

    So people are allowed to say “Give Liverpool the league” but when I say it’s unfair I’m “chasing my own tail”

    Some people really boggle the mind

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I don’t even believe they’d have gone onto win

      1. Indpush
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        hahaha

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          They’re bottlers bro

    2. Leander De Doncker
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I think the word "chasing your own tail" is not meant to you, but to Nih0 whoever that is ..

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Has anyone said LFC must be given the League?

        The season has not been cancelled.

        You are begging for the season to be cancelled when it has been postponed.

        You do understand that, don't you?

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

          Niho said it among others

          And quote where I begged for the season to be cancelled.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 4 days ago

            You were actually.

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              4 months, 4 days ago

              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21813217

              What is this?

              I do not think you understand the difference between nulified and postponed/suspended.

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

                hahahahaha. I’m just saying what were to happen when leagues are abandoned

                In no way was I begging for the season to be ended - absolutely clutching at straws lol

        2. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Governments all over the world expect this virus to expand much more and rapidly, and by May it will be a full on pandemic. Yes they postponed it now, because they desperately don't want to cancel it. What do people expect will happen in 2-3 weeks? Corona virus gone? It's not going to happen, this season is DONE.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              4 months, 4 days ago

              The Coronavirus is under control in China.

              Are China done, seeing that China was the source of the Coronavirus?

              Al you begging for LFC not to win the title, go was your hands please.

              1. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 4 days ago

                China are very different state to the UK, containment is a lot more difficult to achieve in Blighty.

              2. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                You’re in denial. Its rapidly spreading. China shut down thats why they controlled it. You will see.

          2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Nah. Pool have form for falling apart. City would have won it. Give it them

        3. davies
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Will we get another FT after tomorrow’s deadline?

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Good question - some people are currently on 2 x FT - should they be using one of these FTs now?

            1. davies
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              I would if I was them if no update on the site re: deadlines beforehand

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            There will be new deadline.

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              This is naturally just me guessing without any other reliable source.

          3. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            What transfer deadline though?
            The season has been suspended, it is no longer operating.
            When it recommences we will have to see.

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

              Gameweek deadline still stands for 11.30am tomorrow morning.

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                It takes time for them to change it...

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

                  Yep and they might not.

                  1. potatoace'scott talent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    True, they would be daft not to though.
                    "Deadlines are subject to change and will be 1 hr before the kickoff time in the first match of the gameweek"

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

            Why will there be a deadline if there are no matches?

            1. davies
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Still a deadline according to FPL site even with no fixtures

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

                I think they will give us an update soon.

          5. Woy of the Wovers
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Unless they move the deadline we’ll get another FT

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Other way round.
              Until they move the deadline we wont get a new FT.

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

                No, tomorrow at 11.30am you will get another FT if deadline isn't moved.

                1. potatoace'scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  "Deadlines are subject to change and will be 1 hr before the kick-off time in the first match of the gameweek"
                  If this is not changed, without clear notice they are breaking their own rules.
                  Expect it to be updated, or they will be facing the wrath of many a keyboard warrior.

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

                    Lol oh god, the worst kind of people.

                  2. Woy of the Wovers
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    I think we still have a 12:30pm scheduled kick off in the first fixture - it’s just that the game has been postponed.

                    1. potatoace'scott talent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      But if its postponed it's no longer scheduled for that date and time, no?

                      This is so confusing.

              2. ShababQ
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Actually no, the OP's right way around. Currently the FPL site shows the deadline for this GW at 23 hrs, which means we'll get another FT after 23hrs. The deadline for GW31 is also after 8 days, and I assume that will stay as well.

                What this means is GW30 and GW31 are both blank weeks, and EVERY team will have at least two double gameweeks if the season is to continue

                1. potatoace'scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  I expect his will be updated in time (or at least a clearer notice issued on what they have decided) , so as not to fall foul of their own rules. See above.
                  Time will tell. But whatever they decide they need to make it clear beforehand.

                2. Sir EFO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  And what about the rule "Deadlines are subject to change and will be 1 hr before the kick-off time in the first match of the gameweek" when there is no gameweek

        4. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          So I made a double change earlier in the week so I’ve got a -4. In my head to head if the other guy has made no changes do I lose -4 to 0???

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Use a FH Chippo?(just kidding)
            Who knows what's going to happen now.

            1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              I was thinking that actually so I’d at least get a point this week. Been top all season until last week!

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            There will be new deadline. Wait and see. My crystal ball is ok and works fine, I believe.

            1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

            2. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Hope so

        5. rokonto
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Well, we saw it coming at least 4 weeks ago, didn't we?
          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/21674142

          1. Woy of the Wovers
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Hardly a prediction.

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Damn 😮 :- o 😮 😮

            • Hot Toddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Who's we?

          3. L'Aeroplanino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Will the GW30 deadline be extended? because it still hasn't.

            1. lespaul
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              doubt it

              1. L'Aeroplanino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                wtf, then it is really stupid if that's the case

                1. lespaul
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  montella?

                  1. L'Aeroplanino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    🙂

                2. pablo discobar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Doubt it. Gameweeks will progress, 0 points scored and wd go again GW32 (although we all know gw 32 is ambitious at best)

                  1. L'Aeroplanino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    ok just saw all GW 30 and 31 fixtures removed from FPL site...

                    If the season is suspended, why don't just move the GW deadline (and freeze the price change) until April?

                  2. potatoace'scott talent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    How do you know it will be gw32 when it restarts. Nobody knows. It could well restart at gw30 again

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

              I guess it will be. Expect an update from FPL soon.

            3. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              The deadline is defined a 1 hour before the next scheduled kickoff. As we dont know when that is , they cannot logically close it.
              It will be reset once the next kickoff is known.

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

                Of course they can, the game was still scheduled to start at that time and still shows as such for tomorrow.

            4. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Set your team up just in case i guess

              1. L'Aeroplanino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                lol

            5. Lord Tachanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Lol @ anyone going out of the FPL cup on a -4!

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

            I don't trust the FPL site to actually sort itself out quick enough. I've just seen they've just made GW30 and GW31 blank weeks. What the hell does this mean for transfers and price changes? In this day and age can't they at least bloody tweet something? Why is their communication so bad? Moan over.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Bigger things to worry about etc. However it seems transfers are still open - so it seems people can still play the longest wildcard ever.

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

              We only found out it was cancelled a couple hours ago. Give them a chance, damn.

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

                This site reacts much much quicker.

                1. jason_ni
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  There is a massive difference between posting an article on here, to the FPL site, deciding firstly the best course of action to handle this new territory, and B implementing that onto their website.

            3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Because so long as they get the numbers and advertisement revenue people like us are irrelevant.

          5. Gobigorgohome
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            looks like I have a FT again after tomorow deadline.. optimistic 😉

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              What deadline.

              1. Gobigorgohome
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                check FPL site.. GW 30 deadline is 14 March.. after deadline I will get 1 more FT

                1. Gobigorgohome
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  which is for GW 31 😉

          6. GREEN IS GOOD
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Even if season is cancelled, Liverpool will be awarded the title as they're 99.99% certainty to win it anyway. It's simply the right thing to do, despite the rampant pedentry of some posters on here. It wouldn't effect anyone else either.

            Relegation, promotion, CL and EL places voided.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Have heard more about postponing Euros than cancelling the leagues so don't think we need to think about that option.

            2. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Not sure if trolling or not - but if not, this sounds like the most unlikely of all potential scenarios.

              I'm not a Liverpool fan btw, but would like to see Liverpool win it officially - they clearly deserve it, and I like Klopp and a lot of their players.

              1. GREEN IS GOOD
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I used the word 'if'.

                They'll do everything they can to play the matches of course.

            3. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Thats a legal minefield.
              So , do they void champions trophies in the leagues below because of the opposite reason, that the probability of winning was too low. And if so where is our cut off.

              1. GREEN IS GOOD
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Premier League could possibly do it unilaterally.

                And the EFL could potentially make the current leaders of the other divisions nominal champions, but without promotion.

                1. potatoace'scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Fair enough,
                  But if they all decide different outcomes legal minefield is back on .

            4. britzdubb
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              man city still have a mathematical chance to win it

              stopped reading after first sentence

              1. GREEN IS GOOD
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                No you didn't.

                I'll remind you if it ever comes to pass

            5. Bubz
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              No they won't

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

                Yes they will.

                Care to wager?

            6. scubasmithy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              no, you can't give out a title that has not been won

              1. GREEN IS GOOD
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                They can do anything they want if the other clubs agree.

            7. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Italy have announced their intentions to FIFA....the end of their season. NO Seria A champion and no relegations but all promotions go in to extended league for one season only...

          7. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Bus team captains for GW32 anyone? Difficult fixture for Liverpool, Bruno could be a tasty differential (he could be 10m by then!)

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Maybe Jota

            2. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Auba I think

            3. Hernandez Lynam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Time for a differential Doherty cap

          8. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Transfering Kane in befire the deadline

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              What deadline?

              1. Woy of the Wovers
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                GW

            2. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Might take a gamble in draft and bring Kane or Rashford in .

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

                Ive got Son & Kane.

                Rashford & Tammy still available but I got Jimenez & Jota too.

                1. The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  DCL,Lacazette and Deeney here.

                  Laca could go and maybe Deeney.

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

                    I sold Deeney for Kane and Foden for Son.

                    Rashford still looks far away from a return. Kane is already back on the grass.

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Kane was my first round pick. Dropped him for Deeney when he got injured.
                      Yeh he looks closer than Rashford

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

                        I think its fine selling Deeney for Kane.

                2. Dr. Agabuse
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Jotas form will be gone.
                  Get Tammy

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

                    Whats the deal with his injury though?
                    Chelsea were struggling to deal with his injury.
                    Wolves have the fixtures.

          9. caddy118
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            I am not a Liverpool Fan but if this causes the season to be declared null and void, it is not fair. The clubs that could mathematically catch them should consent to Liverpool winning the title. Biggest debate would be between clubs in relegation zone or automatic promotion if championship goes down the same route.

            1. GREEN IS GOOD
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Worst case scenario season cancelled, I believe no other teams or managers would object to Liverpool being awarded the title.

              1. Adetro
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                But that's such an underwhelming way to win, and being 'robbed' of the chance to surpass City's 100 point season. This must be maddening for their fans.

                1. Greek Freak
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Don't think so, if I were a Liverpool fan I'd just want to get the title officially wrapped up at this point.

                  1. Adetro
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Looking through their Reddit feed, there's a lot of very different attitudes to the current situation.

            2. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Good thing Liverpool didn't try and hack one of those clubs and steal scouting data, that would created bad blood for sure.

            3. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              It wouldn't really be a title though ... imagine how different all of sporting history would be if every event had been decided at the 3/4 mark

              It's like killing the legend that was Devon Loch

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Tbh I doubt any pool fan would be truly happy being awarded the title in this scenario, people would forever troll them and say it was a fake season and it doesn’t count. They have to win it

            4. sunzip14
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              So, make a FT now or wait? Wouldn't be able to forgive myself if a FT was lost and I still have Sidibe in my team!

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

                Wait till tom for FPL to given an update. Most likely you wont lose your FT.

              2. Podorsky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                What happens to the FT? Have 2, must I make 1 before tomorrows deadline so as nkot to loose it?

              3. Hernandez Lynam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I did Maddison > Sarr on a whim, why not at this point

            5. Dr. Agabuse
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              It could be that saving a transfer is a mistake.
              That we keep the teams, we have and each start with 1FT.

              That there will be a wc is more likely imo, as at beginning of the season 8yrs or so ago, when the servers went down and everyone had a wc in gw2.

              But ofc most likely is that we keep our Teams and deadline will be postponed.
              Stupid to have a Deadline now.
              But nexg gw will likely be 32.
              And postponed fixtures played after, so that planning was a bit stupid..again a reason for a free wc.. but i dont think they will.
              Its gonna be bad luck

              1. Dr. Agabuse
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Probably more likely is another postponement.

            6. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Would seem unfair if price rises/falls not suspended until game starts. Also why have fpl blanked weeks 30 and 31 but kept week 30 deadline.

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I agree but there will probably be close to no activity anyway so wouldn't make much difference.

            7. Random Name
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Liverpool just moments away fro-

              COVID NINETEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN. I swear you’ll never see anything like this again!

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                More importantly UTD stay where they belong. On Thursday night TV

                😀

              2. Indpush
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                " I swear you’ll never see anything like this again!"

                We will most likely see this again. This virus won't be the last to spread far and wide as this has. We were overdue.

            8. Trophé Mourinho
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I think I speak for everyone when I say the season should be scrapped, it’s been just awful for everyone. Let’s pretend it never happened and start again next season. It’s the fairest way

                1. Devo-McDuff
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Speak for yourself.

              • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                I've been gone for an hour - any new developments??

                1. potatoace'scott talent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  No. We're all having meaningless debates now.
                  Which is nice. Bar the odd troll.

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    'Many' not wanting Liverpool to win the League or should I rephrase, the vast minority on here.

                    1. HashAttack
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      If a match is abandoned in the 80th minute and the score if currently 7-0, what's the result?

                3. Here Comes The Son ★
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  People who want this season voided instead of postponed have a cheaters mentality imo. You know deep down Liverpool deserve to win this season. These are the kind of people who would end a game of monopoly early if their money was running low. Absolutely scummy little weasels.

                  Probably important that I point out that I'm not a Liverpool fan. Just respect fair play.

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

                    I want the season to end early but I dont mind if Pool are still given the title.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Joking aside, they can’t just be given the title. Either the PL continues and they win it outright or it’s scrapped. There’s no way Pool will be awarded the title without physically winning it, there would be law suits all over the place.

                    2. Devo-McDuff
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      I think it's more important that you point out you're a monopoly fan, an awful business.

                    3. tm370
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      The question of it being voided instead of postponed doesn't have anything to do with Liverpool - it has to do with the virus. It's very possible that this situation continues into the summer. Then what happens? Players will need a pre-season too, if they are not training. If things look better in June, what course of action will be pursued? Play offs seem unfair for obvious reasons in domestic competition. When will the new season begin? And when will it finished, with a Euros in the summer of 2021?

                    4. L'Aeroplanino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      People are just joking, no way it gets voided

                      1. scubasmithy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        it is a real possibility the season doesn't finish.

                    5. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      This is the correct take

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Fair to say do not bring in new faces to your team as tomorrow we could have another player being positive for Corona then you sit with a blank player once the matches kick off again.

                    • Lord Tachanka
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      COVID-19

                      19, nineteen, what number title would this be for Liverpool????

                      I think we all know this is an elaborate Machiavellian scheme by Man U fans to deny the title to Liverpool!

                      COVID, COVid, COVidic, yup COVID is the Cantonese Order of VIDic

                      It all makes sense now! Oi, stop wrapping that turkey with my hat!!!!!

                    • tm370
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Of course Liverpool have won and will win the title. There is no real doubt about it although it is not mathematically certain.

                      But how do you cancel a season - cancel promotion, champions league places etc etc but award Liverpool the title? If Liverpool are given the title, is it also correct to give City Champions league football, because they are a healthy margin away from 5th? And where does this approach end?

                      And if they choose to end the season here - to make the current placings the final placings, how is that fair/will work from a legal point of view?

                      This is new territory. I expect that the season will be played out but months from now. There is no way that it resumes in April when things will be worse than now.

                      1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        It is only reasonable to complete this season, although it will be finishing very late, and to settle all promotion, relegation and European qualification issues in the normal way.

                        If necessary, they might have to shorten next season though.
                        For a start, they could perhaps cancel the League Cup for one season.
                        And if that isn't enough, they could just play each other team once instead of twice.

                      2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        … And they could also allow matches to be played in the same midweeks as televised European matches.

                        1. Yank Revolution
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          That stupid rule needs abolishing anyway.

                    • I am Cantona
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      FPL app still says GW deadline is tomorrow.

                      What are people with 2 FTs doing? I don't wanna risk losing one!

                      1. Greek Freak
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Not sure how 'losing' one is a risk, especially given that we have no idea which players will be fit and ready to play if/when the league resumes.

                      2. Bubz
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        It obviously wont be tomorrow

                      3. Bossworld
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Changing my second keeper to a 'playing' one

                      4. baps sniffer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Wait until they change the date?

                    • pablo discobar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      As long as they freeze the prices I'm happy for deadlines to roll on as normal.

                      If and it's a big if GW 32 goes ahead I want to bring fernades and Alonso in for KDB and Stephens and I have .1 to spare

                      1. HashAttack
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        no way should they freeze prices ... still limited to + or - 300k per gw, and that's not going to happen

                    • KingRichud
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Might just use my wildcard so I have something to tinker with for the next few weeks/months

                        1. Bubz
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          That will drive you crazy 😆

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

                        If Liverpool were given the title you know yourself I wouldn't be the same as actually winning it and other fans would constantly remind them of this.

                        1. Bubz
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          They cant give Liverpool the title without also giving those in champions league spots right now champions league, and the europa league spot, and relegating the bottom 3. This of course simply won't happen because it would be completely unfair.

                        2. Yank Revolution
                          • 8 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Theyd forget. And the mathematical possibility of anyone else winning this year is virtually nil. Trust me, there will be zero taint associated with it.

                      • Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        IF the season finishes now I can see loads of arguments regarding paying out mini leagues ....

                        1. Trophé Mourinho
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Yea nightmare, I wouldn’t want to be running a cash league right now

                        2. HashAttack
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Mersey derby is called off but at least all those fans can still make plans to jet off with the England team for some IB fixture - that's a bit mad

                          1. Forza
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Aren't the national team games also postponed?

                          2. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Nope. They have been cancelled too.

                        3. FPL Pillars
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          See you guys in a month.

                        4. Mattious8
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          It took China about 3 months to control this virus, and they were super aggressive. I don't think 3-4 weeks will be long enough. I say 2-3 months at best.