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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. fusen
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    If they are willing to play games behind closed doors then I think they may have some luck doing this. If they want to play with fans in the stadiums I think it's unrealistic

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yip, exactly that.

      1. RamaLangaDingDong
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Neale - any idea what is happening with price changes? No movement since last Friday. Does this mean FPL has frozen until the season 'resumes' ... Not sure if this has been discussed already but it would be useful to get Scout's view on what is happening here as that may have also some impact on the need to make any transfers...?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      There comes a point where a lot of people will have had the virus and have developed an immunity. They’re ahead of the curve, as it were.

      The problem is whether clubs, medical staff, police will have enough healthy people to work on match days.

      1. Clayton Ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        But herd immunity only works when most people are vaccinated.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I’m not talking about preventing people from catching it. My understanding of herd immunity is that it takes affect and protects individuals from catching the virus because everyone they come in contact with is either immune or has received a vaccination; they don’t have any immunity themselves, it’s society (a significant number of immune people) protecting them from being infected. Like a bubble.

          1. Clayton Ash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Herd immunity works really well with an effective vaccine. Measles, TB, polio etc. Without the vaccine, it's going to take a long time, a lot of people dying, for enough people to become immune. This site is good for the opinions on herd immunity from qualified microbiology experts.

      2. dmhomag
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        You cannot even assume herd immunity. Even the flu virus changes so much each year that there is no herd immunity to each year's strain.

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If they are even allowed to play them behind closed doors too.

  2. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is there anybody there?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I’ll tell them you came and no one answered and that you kept your word

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Ey. And I ain’t looking forward to the journey home, neither.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Stick to horseback and avoid public transport and you should be ok

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            See you again in a month of Sunday’s.

  3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    They can think what they like. Right now the like of Macron and Pedro Sanchez will be deciding.

    Any thoughts that UEFA will be deciding when football restarts is for the birds...for now.

  4. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I'm a Brit living in Germany. Just had a couple of days in England with my German wife but she was panicking that Europe would shut down and we'd never get home again so we came back early. France is in a strict lockdown but when we rolled off the ferry at Dunkerque there was nothing. No checks. We could have gone to Paris for a couple of nights. No controls on the France/Belgium border and no controls on the Belgium/German border. I understand what the EU politicians are saying about containing Corona but I didn't see it in reality today.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I don’t think policies are being enforced, per se. How could they? They must be relying on people’s sense of responsibility.

      After all, rural pubs are going to stay open and local communities are going to continue their way of life.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        That's a given. But with France under a strict lockdown I would have been expected to questioned what I was doing in France.

      2. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Will be totally ignorant of them to stay open and continue on a normal.

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'm a Brit in Madrid- we're in lockdown..you can be fined for going out..
      Food shops and chemists open, but it's a ghost town

    3. Baravan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I am Iraqish, I live from Germany, I wonder how Iraq(with below 100 cases) reacted quicker than most of European countries, they should have knew that it is only matter of time until a country lockdown would be imminent, they are very late.

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I think Iraq (like any other country who is late to the prom) will see the virus escalate over the coming weeks. Stay safe Baravan.

        1. ted mcsheenery
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Pandemics don't respect borders. Some "lucky" countries have more resources and good leadership. Taiwan looks to have a great response.
          Good health to all of you.

          1. Jumpernot
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Taiwan have been amazing in dealing with it. The most conflicting thing I find is that the WHO won't allow Taiwan into its ranks as China don't recognise them as a real country, and I still don't think China are giving us their real numbers on cases and deaths.

  5. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Madrid's being hit hard. Stay safe Ted.

    1. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers Johnny, will do. I'm still going in to work, so at least I get a walk. You're also alllowed out to walk the dog, which is mad. Consequently, it's a ghost town full of dog crap. Strange times indeed! Good luck in Germany- if anyone can get it done, it's Mutti!

  6. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A. Sarr + Jiminez

    or

    B. Bruno + Wood

    or

    C. Bruno + Ayew

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I miss those days.
      B

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Need to bring back Scotty B as a form of ffs ventilator to keep the pages ticking over.

        1. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          B

        2. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          No......A

          1. GREEN IS GOOD
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            1. GREEN IS GOOD
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Dunno what happened there.

              Yeah I did A but think I want B now.

              Bruno is sexy football times.

  7. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I work for a company that pays out salaries of £120mill per month. Main revenue stream is from airline companies. This could get really ugly. Hopefully this stupid government can pardon corporate taxes to some extent.

    Good luck everyone, stay safe.

    1. Baravan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Good luck to you and the Company.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      yeah it's not good, think governments can QE their way to summer safety but if/when this goes through Europe again in the autumn it's game over - good luck

  8. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone from Oz here? Seems amidst all this talk of lockdowns, and all sporting events being postponed or cancelled, that the new AFL season is due to start on Thursday, all be it behind closed doors. Remarkable if so.

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Aussie here. It's unbelievable, I'm highly skeptical that they will go ahead, I can't believe at this point they are still trying to push ahead, especially when they themselves have postponed all other football around the country until May/June!!

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Crazy.

    2. Tube!!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Might not be a bad thing if AFL does get cancelled.....Crows supporter!!

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Terrible game. At least you can drink in your seat though to numb the pain!

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

        Think you're getting mixed up with American football McDuff!

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          TBF, that's worse.

          AFL though is a mixture of everything ... rugby, basketball, football and backgammon with a scoring system that requires Carol Vorderman on hand to decipher ... all played on a cricket pitch! And it never ruddy ends. I had the misfortune to attend a Sydney Swans games once as I have friends who are in to it. Like I say though the beer in your seat helps, especially when you get 4 each at once. That's the best bit about all Aussie sports.

    4. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Unbelievable. Selfish athletes. Can't see the bigger picture.

    5. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm from the UK. Started watching AFL sporadically when BT began to cover it. More I watched the more I liked. Now absolutely love it, only sport I enjoy more is football. My fantasy team is locked and loaded for Thursday morning. Can't wait. 🙂

  9. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    No price changes yet again.

    1. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Keep safe, everyone

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I’m sick of Coronavirus already.

        Working from home now as well so I’m gonna start going insane soon 😆

        1. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Be grateful you can work from home. I can't!

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers TM.

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers TM 🙂
      I mean I love Rainy Days; but for you to bring me the news, just wants me to roast chestnuts over an open fire.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBojbjoMttI

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Next price rise/fall will be cheered heavily !
      😀

  10. dmhomag
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Since FPL has decided to continue the game weeks, there will consequently by a massive Octuple Game Week 38.

    So should we even with no further announcements WC in GW 37 and set up a speculative team for June (Kane, etc) and BB on May 16?

  11. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Need to use a FT to replace Sidibe. Not been active to search for options myself as I am trying to make the most of this break for writing my dissertation. So, forgive me for doing the lazy thing.

    Please suggest a defender up to 5.6. First on my mind is Maguire, but any cheaper/better options? My defense atm is :
    TAA, Taylor, Lascelles, Sidibe*, Williams

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      What's a dissertation?
      Is it like an Etonian essay on how to usurp the working class to suck posh dtctionaries.
      I aint buying it unless you want to be a posh labourer helping the craftsmen carpenters to build the guilllotines that will slay the guilty illumni's whose days are numbered.

      Total Bollards!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        The day I'm able to get your post's I'll be very happy 😀
        Generally go over my head

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Big stash of weed in your self-isolation kit eh fella?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Saiss
      Boly

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks Amey! Sorry, forgot to mention the GK. Have Patricio on goal, if that makes any difference.

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

          Yep
          United defender.
          Maybe AWB a good deal

  12. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Turkish Mafia Erdogan has chosen a wrong time to open his refugee hoard to Europe.

    It's ok no one's looking there, too busy looking at pasta logistics and bum wipes.

  13. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    On a scale of one to ten, how much do you miss football?

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

      About 8

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

      I am not really interested in football. But oh I miss fantasy football!

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I miss both but I'm ashamed to say I might even miss the latter more.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Miss my sons Sunday football more than the prem tbh

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      7 atm

    5. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      12...

    6. Werder Bremner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Didnt realise how much I would

      Fpl, cheeky bets, nothing on tv so pop a random game on, down the pub with the boys (couple in isolation), highlights of all games to watch on lazy sunday, transfer gossip etc etc etc

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

      11

  14. ninja
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    2 fts, I can do
    Aurier and Rico > Alonso and Dann
    Thoughts????

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

      Do it

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

    So in Jun, it will start GW30 or ?

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

      No one knows.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Logically the original order of matches will remain the same, but nobody knows. Doubtful that GW31 will still be a multiple blank however.

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

    Unless players and team staff are willing to be isolated for the duration of the season, with or without families, I can't see how they can play without someone getting corona and then stopping play again.

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

      Think all staff, players and families would agree to that?

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes, playing behind closed doors is unlikely to happen again for that reason IMO. Just one case from any member of a PL teams staff and the fixtures will be back in chaos again.

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 17 days ago

    With Uefa calling for domestic Leagues to be finished this season, obviously would have had a chat to the FA in the process so one can only assume that the League will be finished behind closed doors.

    My strategy will then be to have no players who have European fixtures left. Travelling throughout Europe will be a nightmare...

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      playing behind closed doors is unlikely to happen again this season IMO. Just one case from any member of a PL teams staff and the fixtures will be back in chaos again.

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

        It's the only way they will be played but all will have to be isolated from everyone for the season. Can't see any games being played before people.

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

    this might actually be good for spurs, given that kane and son may recover and play again this season

    1. Tinkermania
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Especially Son

  19. Tim Canterbury
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    The announcement in this article is basically ‘we WANT them to finish cos money’ nothing else. They can’t do it

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      they want next season to go ahead as planned, can't see that happening without this season being scrapped which I don't think will happen.

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

        You don't see this season being scrapped and yet you don't see games being played behind closed doors. You see them played in front of crowds? Or you don't see this season being finished nor next season played also? Sorry for the request for clarity.

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          yes once Coronavirus cases are down to common flu levels.

          1. Tinkermania
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes to which part of INDPUSH's questions BITM2007?

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

              I think the "Yes" is to this seasons games will be played but only in front of crowds.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Correct, once the measures that have been introduced this week to fight the Coronavirus have been lifted regarding social isolation, unnecessary travel etc I see the PL returning to relative normality fairly quickly. Professional football was played with crowds in this country less than 48 hours before that time, so I see something similar happening when we come out the other end of it with this season commencing again probably in July or August. Next season would be massively disrupted, but the PL will have to find a way of dealing with the inconvenience caused by the Coronavirus, like the rest of us have too.

  20. Tinkermania
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I was thinking the same. I personally believe next season won't start until this season is played out in full. I mean league games only by the way.

  21. Hampe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So, what to do with the GW 31 transfer? Time to ditch a non-nailed player?

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

      Depends. Personally can't bother to visit the site to do transfers.

  22. Devo-McDuff
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    This kind of feels moot, but something to do eh ...

    I suspect after this GW the powers that will be will just freeze FPL rather than keep the existing GW schedule and blanking each week while granting an FT. Then when/if fixtures resume (June, seems unlikely even behind closed doors but I do think they'll finish them at some point, not doing so has the biggest repercussions of any scenario) just pickup where we left off with the new GW schedule.

    That being said, I have 2FT and I feel it's best to use them than lose them as I have tweaks to be made and who knows, maybe they will keep the GW schedule and keep granting FTs. So I'm thinking of doing Button to Pope and then Boly to a 4.3 defender. How does that sound and who is the best defender at that price? Taylor (don't fancy Burnley double up), Dann/Ward and Holgate seems like the options.

    McCarthy
    TAA / Doherty / Stevens
    Salah / KDB / Mane / Barnes
    Jimi / DCL / Ings

    Button* / Sarr / Boly* / Lascelles

  23. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    'Of course I'll go to the pub!': Boris Johnson's coronavirus plan is thrown into chaos as his own FATHER Stanley vows to ignore official advice to avoid social contact despite Britain now on coronavirus lockdown.

    What sort of message does this send when our own PM’s father is ignoring advice.

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Hardly a shock as much like his son, the man is an arrogant and clueless buffoon. I watched him on Celebrity Hunted and the twonk kept twoddling on about how he used to be in MI5 yet had no idea that he could be traced by using his credit card.

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      That they're a family of idiots? That heavens for sunak yesterday.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Just like our PM (Scott Morrison)...

      "We're going to ban events of 500 or more."

      Reporter "are you going to the footy tomorrow?" (league crowd of thousands)

      PM: "Yeah, of course"

      Great leadership....

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

    The message? The PM's father is fully capable of making up his own mind like any other citizen?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This isn't a situation for people to make up their own minds.

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

        No argument from me but if that is so why are they bothering with giving advice when they should simply be shutting the bars down. Is it true the government then becomes liable for all or part of losses to restaurants, bars and others if they decree the closures? Read this somewhere from a poster either here or in FB

  25. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    At this point we have full BGW30 and full BGW31. I dont think we will start play football soon enough to have proper GW32. So probably FPL will make another full BGW(s) till we decide to play again.
    Question is when (if ever) it gonna happen. I can imagine there are plans to play league games behind closed doors (only possible scenario) as soon as possible to finish this season.
    Im sure that some countries may be ready to do it sooner and other will do it later as virus hit every country a bit different also because every country has diferent politic and opinion how to react and when to react etc.

    We can only guess but lets say in England they decide to play football in late April or May. It can be GW35/GW36. If FPL decide to make BGWs till that moment it will be a big mess! We will have many games to fit in very few GWs. I dont think its a good strategy. We gonna have triple or quadruple Game Weeks (probably wont be played in one week time obv). Thats insane. I think that there should be no deadlines now and game should be paused till we get info when PL will resume (hope it will).

    Decision about BGW30 and BGW31 is done now but FPL should start GW32 when we will know when real football gonna play those games.
    (If no other games will be played this season than FPL will also end)

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

      The big question is do they even have the capability to edit the site? I’m hopeful they are working behind the scenes to look at moving the current game weeks or adding on to the set 38. All to do with the coding behind the game but it might not be as simple as it seems.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        all the remaining fixtures in GW38 would be farcical, you would just have to pick a team and have no control over it so it would turn into pure luck with players getting injured etc. I'm therefore expecting additional GWs to be added, I'm not a computer programmer but surely it can't be that difficult.

        1. Stoichkov#8
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          This is how I see this. Just WC in GW 37 and BB in GW 38.
          IF the season will be finished obv.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            If you use your FTs between now and GW38 wisely, you will probably be able to get away without a WC. No BB would be extremely damaging if the remainder of the season in classified as GW38 however.

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The can delete or add fixtures in a GW or change the time of deadline so should be possible imo.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          They change DPL deadline times regularly throughout the season

          When fixtures are first announced all GWs are set to 2pm Saturday deadlines

          Then Sky/BT choose their Tv Games & deadlines get pushed & pulled accordingly (e.g. pulled in to 11:30am Saturday to accommodate early games, pulled back to Friday evenings 19:30 for FNF games etc)

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            *FPL

          2. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            This. Thats why I hope they will stop doing those stupid full blank GWs.
            Just stop the game and resume when football is back.

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

      I expect they will add game weeks after 38. The using up of gw 30 and 31 just gives people a few more transfers to make adjustments.

      OK, back to work.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This is the logical solution - they just won't be able to add Gameweeks until we have a re-aligned fixture list

        Once (Or If 🙁 ) the Premier League announce dates - then FPL can follow suit

  26. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ain't gonna happen

  27. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ings > Woods so I have another 2 FT's going into the next GW so I can do Rico > AWB and have 1ft just in case I need to do something else?

  28. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I have one Transfer to burn.
    Since the GW31 is void, what's the best approach here since we have absolutely no idea how games are going to be re-arranged (if so).

    - Just focus on GW32 ans GW33 and don't pay any consideration to cancelled games which could becime DGW in the next few weeks?
    - or still try to bring some originaly DGW31 players on the basis that those games will have to be played at some point so those will be DGWeekers.

    Still have FH and WC

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

      I'll porbably go with a player from one of the teams which have more games left to play. Would be strange if they start the league again (big if) with a blank.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm focusing on GW30. I don't think any games will be played before the scheduled end date of the season, so I am working off the assumption that the fixtures will be played in the same order as they originally were scheduled (probably without blanks GWs).

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

    Anyone know where I might be able to download a a 99-00 season of Championship Manager????

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Don't know but you have good taste, that game and FM2008 are my favourite games by miles.
      Tonton Zola Moukoko 🙂

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

      Probably have to try some torrents

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Parma were so much fun in CM99/00, even though they had just sold Juan Veron & Matthias Almeyda to Sven's Lazio for Silly Money they could field an awesome 3-5-2:

      -------------------------------------------Buffon-------------------------------------------
      --------------Lilian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro, Saliou Lassissi-----------------
      Diego Fuser-------------------------------------------------------------Paolo Vanoli
      ----------------------------Dino Baggio, Alain Boghossian--------------------------
      ---------------------------------------Ariel Ortega----------------------------------------
      ------------------Hernan Crespo-----------------Marcio Amoroso------------------

      Even the bench was star studded: Mario Stanic, Ousmane Dabo, Johnnier Montano, Marco DiVaio, Paulo Sousa

      Ortega in a free role behind Crespo & Amoroso, Fuser & Vanoli set to whip in crosses from deep

      A young Gianluigi Buffon being an absolute brick wall behind two of the best centrebacks ever to play the game in Thuram & Cannavaro

      They also had possibly the best Jersey in the history of football - https://twitter.com/bet365/status/978005379840987137

      Good times 🙂

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Good times indeed sir 🙂
        Playing FM2008 these days and loving it!

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Loved that version as well 🙂

          Haven't played since 13/14 version i think - now might be as good a time as any to pick it back up again though!

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          ------------------------------------------Akinfeev-------------------------------------------
          --------------------------------Zapata-------------Radu-----------------------------------
          Behrami------------------------------------------------------------------------Guilerme
          ---------------------------------Banega Hamsik ----------------------------------
          ---------------Aaratalo--------------Lulinha------------------Mihelic------------------
          ----------------------------------------Delgado----------------------------------------------

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            *Guilherme
            Cracking young team and formation 🙂

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Akinfeev was like a cheat code! He was too good

            The conveyor belt of talent that used to come out of River Plate & Boca Juniors back in the day was always good to take advantage of too:

            Mario Yepes, Andres D'Alessandro, Javier Saviola, Pablo Aimar, Javier Mascherano from River Plate
            Walter Samuel, Hugo Ibarra, Juan Riquelme, Carlos Tevez, Martin Palermo from Boca

            Then there were the wonderkids - the aforementioned Tonton Zola Moukoko, Mr. Kennedy Bakircioglu, Gavin Holligan, Mads Jorgensen, Simon Davies (!), Kim Kallstrom, Allan Borgvardt, Cherno Samba, Freddy Adu!

            *Buys Football Manager again*

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Haha yeah Akinfeev's match ratings: 87998910878898

              Simon Davies was epic back in CM99/00, always bought him, TZM, MJ and KB on nearly every save!

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                The two Argies: Saviola & Aimar my personal favs

    4. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes go to football manager forum

  30. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Robbo > Doherty (-8)?