20/21 Season

Oldsmobile-88

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Whatever division the Grecians will be playing in next season.It’s difficult see a start to the new season before October.

I would imagine the League Cup & the Paint Pot Trophy will fall by the wayside.
Though that could be a moot point due to sponsorship rights.
The EFL may have to reimburse the sponsors of those competitions.

The 20/21 season could well end at the end of June/early July 2021 with a October start.But that would fall foul of Euro 21 ?

Difficult decisions to be made in the next couple of months for the EFL.Expect more waffle.
 

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Expect that the FA Cup will become a midweek competition without replays. The big clubs have been pressing for that for ages and will take their opportunity now.

They'll have to finish the season during May due to the Euros still going ahead. They may try to start by mid-Sept, but still implies a more compressed season, with lots of midweek matches - just when squads become smaller due to financial pressures.

From an international perspective, qualifying for the 2022 World Cup will need to start too.
 

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I'll just be happy to see any football with a crowd.
I'm not fussed about the league cup and imagine that the leasing will be axed when the B Teams replace the league two sides which go bust in the meantime
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Although I’m all for finishing this season with the playoffs, I hope 20/21 doesn’t start until Supporters are aloud back...the playoffs will create some serious interest and hopefully excitement for some of us...I’ve a feeling starting a new season behind closed doors would fall completely flat on it’s face if it went on for too long without fans!
 

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Although I’m all for finishing this season with the playoffs, I hope 20/21 doesn’t start until Supporters are aloud back...the playoffs will create some serious interest and hopefully excitement for some of us...I’ve a feeling starting a new season behind closed doors would fall completely flat on it’s face if it went on for too long without fans!
Most clubs in L1 & L2,ours included would not survive without paying customers,no matter how short the period.
There is no point starting the season unless crowds are allowed.
 

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Have read some reports saying there could be a phased reintroduction of fans in October, perhaps starting at 25% of capacity.
 

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There should be no restart of the new season in the EFL until fans are allowed back. Playing behind closed doors for any amount of time is a financial non starter, and would just put clubs out of business in the lower leagues, and that would probably apply even in the Championship.
 
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I would imagine the League Cup & the Paint Pot Trophy will fall by the wayside.
Though that could be a moot point due to sponsorship rights.
The EFL may have to reimburse the sponsors of those competitions.
I guess leasing.com would just be able to seize the trophy if ts & cs weren't adhered to.
 
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