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UEFA aims to have 2019/20 club competitions finished by the end of June

UEFA says that they are committed to seeing all 2019/20 club competitions, including the Premier League and UEFA Champions League, reach a conclusion by the end of June.

This follows the earlier announcements that the European Championship and Copa America will be postponed until 2021, thus freeing up the summer to accommodate any backlog of domestic and European club fixtures.

READ MORE: Euro 2020 put back until next year

The optimistic declaration obviously hinges on the coronavirus crisis easing, with football having reached a standstill at present and likely to remain in a state of limbo for the foreseeable future.

UEFA convened a video conference with representatives of the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPRO on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and potential solutions for football going forward.

The parties involved reiterated their desire to see the current season through to a climax “should the situation improve and resuming playing be appropriate and prudent enough”.

UEFA and its associates added that the competitions in question ought to be finished by “30 June 2020 at the latest”.

In order to make this doable, UEFA said that we could see current restrictions on exclusive calendar slots lifted, resulting in the scheduling of domestic league matches in midweek or Europa League and Champions League ties on weekends.

That is particularly pertinent to Fantasy managers and throws up some interesting possibilities regarding FPL deadlines and Double Gameweeks, should we ever get to that point.


A “working group” composed of representatives from UEFA, the various leagues and its associated clubs has been immediately established to come up with solutions for the resumption and/or conclusion of the current season.

The Premier League will stage its own emergency conference on Thursday, which may provide us with further news.

To read the full resolution signed by UEFA and other parties, click here.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, second-tier clubs in England and Wales unanimously backed a decision to see the 2019/20 Championship season through to its conclusion – should the opportunity ever arise, of course.

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243 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
    15 days, 18 hours ago

    The main thing is that cancelling this season and then not knowing when next season will start could criple football financially from top to bottom.

    They will try their utmost to avoid cripling the system.

    You just have to believe that if matches go beind closed doors, if that is the plan then proper measures would already have been put into place to try avoid harm.

    No fans at matches is a start. I also reckon by the time matches kick off again, any fan which had to rock up at the stadium, they shall most likely be detained.

    Obviously if any player, manager, staff etc from any club cannot attend the match then they will and should be excluded.

    So if matches do go ahead behind closed doors then surely extreme care will be taken.

    Just my 5 pennies worth.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      You really are utterly desperate for the Premier League games to resume on April 4th aren’t you.

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Almost convinced himself

      2. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Liverpool fan

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Arrogance is almost always a mask for insecurity

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Wrong comment

  2. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    Why are people still posting on here? Just logged on to see all the sad folk 😆

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Loads of reasons including how to use your FPL FTs which we are still getting game weekly despite there being no footie.

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      lucky your **** season is being wiped!

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 17 hours ago

        🙄 yours is no better big boy

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 17 hours ago

          it is actually

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            15 days, 17 hours ago

            He rates himself as an optometrist too... 😆

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 17 hours ago

              What’s that got to do with it? University medal and bulk dollars with multiple practices speak for themselves. Cheers though

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Some people like echo chambers, on here they like empty chambers.

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Even in the middle of a pandemic Irbox can't help but attempt to have a negative influence on others.

      Has anyone found out yet why this man with such an apparently enviable life and mastery of fantasy football is so utterly miserable that he compulsively has to foist it on others

      Tiny winkle?
      Over achieving sibling?
      No parental love?
      Needs to get laid?

      Wot up, boxy?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 17 hours ago

        😆 nice try.
        My life is as good as it gets.. high rolling and living the dream with a beautiful family.

        I come on here for laughs

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 17 hours ago

          You're fooling nobody. You come on here and work yourself into a far worse state than anyone who gets drawn into your sewer-tier cries for help. You couldn't be any more transparent if we hammered you out and stretched you across the sun

          Everyone else can see it and you can't. That's where the big laughs life, or would if it wasn't so bleak

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            This is exactly the comedic value I aspire for. Thank you

        2. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Please define "high rolling"

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      I love this community
      That's why 🙂

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        So does Irbox. Most posters who love FPL would come here and think 'hmm, not much going on here' and move on, or make a post, Irbox with the combined neurosis of Arnold J Rimmer and George Costanza is unable to process the strength of his attachment to FPL and the ease with much 95% of the community has fetched themselves. So instead of just making a post, he concocts a laughable story about purely coming here to laugh at the few people who are here

        I mean, it's armchair psychology but why extend yourself further when it's unnecessary.

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          *detached themselves

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Hmm

        3. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Some people are blissfully unaware about how transparent their performativity is. They just broadcast the insecurities they mean to hide.

    6. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      So you log on and post to criticize people for logging in and posting . You couldn't make this up

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        He is in excellent company:

        Principle Skinner going into the burlesque house to get directions away from the burlesque house

        Price Andrew hanging out with Epstein to tell him they couldn't hang out any more

        Irbox posting on FFS to laugh at people posting on FFS

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          😀

    7. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Oh goody. Our very own troll. 😀

    8. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Arrogance is almost always a mask for insecurity

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    Yaya Toure >>

    1. Lampard (nor)
    2. Dempsey (NEW)

    Cheers

    1. rnrd
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Hold imo. Yaya is Yaya

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 17 hours ago

        2012, Dempsey scored a hatrick in that fixture 😉

  4. 4-4-2
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    Sorry in advance if this is a dumb question, I currently have 2 free transfers, if I use one of those now will I keep getting my transfer as normal every week? If that’s the case you could effectively change your entire team in the coronavirus break like a 3rd wildcard.

    1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Yup, until and if the league restarts. IMHO i think it will at some point.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      This is the same for me and, essentially, that’s what I thought as well.

      Systematically change one every week until the season resumes and, hey presto, an unofficial WC.

      Mind you, everyone whose used their 2nd WCs already can also do the same thing, so they’re the real ones laughing here.

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 13 hours ago

      I would hope that after this game week they'll lock the whole FPL system until the league starts again. This is a selfish thought because I have most of my chips left. Who knows what they'll do?!

  5. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    Some selfish people at my local, guy had a trolley full of garlic and red onion. What a bell end.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Maybe he is a vampire hunter (who likes onions)

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 17 hours ago

        He must have just saw red

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      It’s beyond me how certain things are selling out... why on earth are people bulk buying garlic

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 17 hours ago

        Exactly, it’s just panic buying. No logic

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 17 hours ago

          I suppose in the FPL sense you can compare it to a week or so back when everyone was panic buying Aubameyang...

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        15 days, 13 hours ago

        It's a natural antibiotic.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Sanitizer sells must be all time highest !!

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Social isolation tactics.

      No one will want to get near him after he eats all that lot!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Lol

    5. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Irbox?

    6. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Maybe he is using the cloves to wipe his arse

  6. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    What players you trying to fit with your covid-19 transfers?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      are you planning for GW32?

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Current plan: Rico out for Alonso when I have two FT again

  7. Dr.Oftaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    15 days, 17 hours ago

    1st time this season I’ve had two free transfers I’m in fantasy football heaven

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm going to get GWR of 1.
      I know in advance !!

      😉

  8. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    Respect to Chelsea FC and Roman Abramovich, from a QPR fan.

    We are all in this together.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      What happened ?

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      What’s happened ?

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      https://t.co/bWoE5h76Zs?amp=1

      Sorry for the delay, but I’m working from home now, and actually working as opposed to skiving, so only posting on the coffee break times I would usually have if I was at work.

  9. Brehmeren
    • 9 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    I think the Premier League should just have one final game week where each team picks a player, who then enters into a royal rumble on the same pitch. Who would win? I think I know who Wolves would pick..

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Arsenal Kolasinac

      1. Brehmeren
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Good shout!

  10. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    Please rate my Icon team. Formation OK?
    Buffon
    Lahm, Maldini, Moore, Carlos
    Gullit, Zidane
    Maradona, Pele, Messi
    C. Ronaldo.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      I think only Gullit at holding midfield slot mate, move Messi up front with Ronaldo and move Zidane to where Messi is now imo

      1. SOTHPAW
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Nice one, thanks. Who would you captain?

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          Oooooh now there’s a question and a half!! Haha, Maradona for me, move ways of scoring, foot, head and hands!!!

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 16 hours ago

            *more

            1. SOTHPAW
              • 1 Year
              15 days, 16 hours ago

              Yellow card magnet though?

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                15 days, 16 hours ago

                Ah very true!! Pele then!!

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      I just don’t think you can have Pele, Messi, Cronaldo and Maradona in front of Zidane and Gullit with Carlos and Lahm at full back.

      You’ll effectively be playing a 2-0-4-4

      1. SOTHPAW
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        What changes would you make? Manuel Neuer in for Buffon?. Sweeper Keeper

    3. zotter
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Buffon
      Zanetti. Beckenbauer. Moore. Cannavaro. Maldini

      Maradona. Rijkaard. Zidane

      Messi. Ronaldo Lima

      Subs
      Yashin
      Baresi
      Cafu
      Desailly
      Ronaldinho
      Cristiano
      Muller

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Oops forgot Pele. Put Lima on bench. Drop Muller

      2. SOTHPAW
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        Benching headache 🙂

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      I haven't followed football before 2008 much
      Only know players from documentaries tbh.
      Some games occasionally from WC (Zidane headbutts in WC final at midnight here in India was awesome 😀 )

    5. SOTHPAW
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      OK more in fpl style with a bench. I would go for. 5-1-2-2
      Neuer.
      Lahm, Moore, Baresi, Maldini, Carlos.
      Gullit.
      Maradona, Pele(C)
      Messi, C. Ronaldo

      Buffon, Zidane, Klinsmann, Rijkaard.

  11. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    Pepe to Martial

    or

    Stevens to AWB/Maguire

    Need to use one FT.

  12. SOTHPAW
    • 1 Year
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    Nice one, thanks. Who to captain?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Jack Sparrow

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Mannering

  13. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    There is no way we are finishing the season. I think that things will be too bad for too long and players will need a couple of weeks training before football starts. The idea of finishing the Champions League and Europa too is laughable.

    Purely from an FPL perspective, I find that very irritating as I have all my chips in tact for some reason...

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      Apparently they are ready to finish the season behind closer doors at neutral venues and all matches will be on TV.

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 16 hours ago

        The issue with that, imo, is that certain players and staff will invariably be self-isolating. If they are, then whole teams will be. It is too infectious and too many footballers are already getting it.

        I also expect that things will look terrible in the UK in 3-4 weeks, and that will effect everything.

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          15 days, 16 hours ago

          This. Cosmetically it will look terrible. However I think reality is 500k already have or have had it. Death rate low

          1. tm370
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 15 hours ago

            Yeah exactly. I reckon it's at least 50k - the problem will be when hospitals are overrun and nurses and doctors are falling ill. Lots of reports of woefully insufficient protective gear (paper masks and aprons 🙁 )

            I'm in the Netherlands atm and pretty much everything bar supermarkets has been closed for a few days. The lines at the Coffeeshops on closing day were insane! I think that UK approach means that a lot more people will have it and be passing it on, so the strain will be huge in the next few weeks.

        2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 15 hours ago

          Too much money involved mate. They have to make it work somehow or at least try to.
          We are heading into a recession or almost have so many losses for would be unbearable for a lot of businesses including clubs.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      Doubtful imho. Too much money involved. 🙂

  14. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    Coronavirus: Premier League clubs 'to play remaining 92 games behind closed doors

    Clubs are reportedly set to unveil a plan at Thursday's Premier League meeting that would see all remaining matches played at neutral venues and broadcast live on TV

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/premier-league-clubs-plan-save-21710921

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 16 hours ago

      If this happens. Tv revenue HAS to be shared among all clubs

  15. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 16 hours ago

    UEFA chief saying Liverpool would 100% not be handed title if league is called off

    That settles that.

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      ... unless the league resumes play as UEFA wants to do. 🙂

    2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 15 hours ago

      30 years of meltdown incoming

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      15 days, 14 hours ago

      Do they have a say in what the Premier League decides to do, though?

  16. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Opened up my front door to clap the honourable last night and hundreds of my hoarded bog rolls came tumbling out.
    Never liked the neighbours anyway, so I don't give a feck!