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Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Discussion started by Boston Gooner , 15 March, 2020 16:37
Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Boston Gooner 15 March, 2020 16:37
Arsenal could reportedly stand to be the biggest winners if the Premier League season ends up being voided due to coronavirus.

Any decision taken on how to deal with the end of the season would require a two-thirds majority, so 14 clubs, to vote on the final outcome, according to the Evening Standard.

As things stand, the league is due to resume on April 3, but it is widely felt that it’s unlikely to be that soon, and there’s plenty of speculation about other possible solutions to the problem.

The season could be delayed for longer, a shorter playoff system has also been put out there as an idea, while there may also be an argument about simply playing all games behind closed doors as footballers would represent one of the groups least at risk of developing serious symptoms.

However, if the season is voided, Arsenal could get a huge slice of luck and find themselves back in the Champions League.

As also explained by the Evening Standard’s piece, the new season would simply begin based on the standings of the 2018/19 campaign, when Arsenal finished fifth in the table.

With Manchester City also facing a possible Champions League ban, this would mean an extra space, going to the next highest outside of the top four.

You can now see why voiding the season would surely be Arsenal’s preferred outcome given that their form this season suggests they’d struggle to even get a Europa League place. Much will of course depend on the outcome of City’s appeal, but there’s nothing to lose and a lot to potentially gain for the Gunners.

It would likely be met with fury by the likes of Leicester City, Wolves and Sheffield United, however, with the Foxes currently occupying a Champions League place, and with the latter two very much in the running to get one as well.

It will be interesting to see how different clubs vote on this, but one imagines there could be something close to that 14-team majority who’d favour the outcome of the season being voided altogether.

This would be a huge blow for Liverpool, who need just two wins from nine to be confirmed as champions for the first time in 30 years, but the option of simply ending the season based on current standings would hurt more teams as it would deny the bottom three a chance of escaping the relegation zone, while Manchester United could be up there with Wolves and Sheffield United as hoping they’re in with a realistic shout of a Champions League place.



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Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
goonerred 15 March, 2020 17:02
How does it mean that we get in the CL?

Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Boston Gooner 15 March, 2020 17:38
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How does it mean that we get in the CL?

If they went on last seasons standings.
We are 5th.
If City got banned we would take the 4th place.



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Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Ares 15 March, 2020 18:43
Whatever Happens

Liverpool Must Be Awarded Their League Title

Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Padre Pio 15 March, 2020 19:08
Finish the season, even if its November, 2022 is broken for winter anyway so shift it all about.



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
goonerred 15 March, 2020 19:58
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Ares
Whatever Happens
Liverpool Must Be Awarded Their League Title
I don't think you can just award it to them because there are many other issues such as proomotion and relegation to and from the PL. European places to be decided, but I think it should be finished somwhow. I don't know how though. The peak is about June.

Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
plonky 15 March, 2020 20:13
There is a precedent for this. The 1939/40 season was voided after just 3 games because of the outbreak of WW2. Blackpool were top at the time with 3 straight wins.
This season, unlike 39/40, there is a good chance the EPL and other competitions could be completed later on this year. I've seen suggestions this could be the opportunity to get leagues lined up to fit around the 2022 World Cup finals to be played in Europes winter period.

Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Boston Gooner 15 March, 2020 20:49
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Ares
Whatever Happens
Liverpool Must Be Awarded Their League Title

If they decide season is null and void they can't give the title to a team who officially haven't won it.



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Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Padre Pio 15 March, 2020 22:47
True BG, but they could allocate CL and Euro places and cancel relegation for year.
Leagues below might not finish either



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Arsenal could be the biggest winners if Premier League season is voided.
Boston Gooner 15 March, 2020 23:09
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Padre Pio
True BG, but they could allocate CL and Euro places and cancel relegation for year.
Leagues below might not finish either

A growing number of Premier League clubs are ready to abandon this season as the government prepare to ban mass gatherings among a series of new measures to combat coronavirus.



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