loan_star wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 pm
lo36789 wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:21 pm
I'm not sure I can give this a serious answer?
One has been enacted by the government, after pushing appropriate laws through parliament, the other would be enacted by a private company!?
They can void a season because that is in their jurisdiction to do...they provide the permission to play football under their license and insurance is given on basis that clubs are playing "affiliated" football.
The two couldn't be more different.
What would you do if you handed your notice in tomorrow and your employer said you can't leave because it's exceptional circumstances. Would you just say yep ok then that sounds fine?
My point is that the FA can quite easily ban transfers until a season is officially ended. Its a private competition so they can obviously make it up as they go along.
There is the fair point about players contracts but they either continue playing for the club they are signed for, and more than likely still got paid from under furloughing at least, and pay back that commitment made by the clubs and see the season out. After all they can't play for anyone else so why not still play for the club who didn't sack you off?
All sides in this need to reach a sensible agreement and for me, writing off this season and probably next is total nonsense.
....being a private competition doesn't allow you to override employment law.
The players, at this level especially, are probably earning around, if often less than some on the terraces. It's a job to them, and for many, a part-time one. The idea you can arbitrarily extend their contracts because you desperately want your football season to be ended is ridiculous. They don't have to pay back a damned penny, or owe it to anyone.
When their fixed-term contracts expire, like anyone else, they are absolutely entitled to go and work wherever or for whoever they like. That isn't going to change. The decision everyone sulking about this needs to make is if they would rather play out a season with entirely changed squads, whenever this thing is over, to finish a season that is over for the vast majority of participants... and potentially produces warped results because of those contract changes... or, we just accept that things have happened beyond our control and that abandoning it is the right thing to do.
There is no situation that makes everyone happy, but to me, and I suspect plenty of others, arbitrarily forcing an end to this season is an absurdity if you end up with a situation where the end of the season is completed with:
- incomplete squads
- unfit players who haven't trained (potentially in months)
- completed behind closed doors
Factoring all of those highly likely scenarios in.... what's the point?
Even putting aside the morality of demanding working people's contracts to be changed for your entertainment, the sporting argument doesn't make sense. I think they may put the decision off for a few weeks, but I cannot see how you complete this season with any sporting or moral integrity at this level. Let it go.