Good Morning. It's Monday 11th May, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Championship fixtures to be completed at own grounds
A leaked source from the EFL are claiming officials are planning for the Championship to be completed at the 24 clubs’ own grounds. If this were the case, five of Leeds remaining nine games would be played at Elland Road. Although every match would be played behind closed doors, what would stop Leeds fans descending on Elland Road en mass especially the promotion winning game that would see the Whites return to the top flight for the first time in sixteen years? We can guess what the punishment would be if that were to happen!
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s has began to lift some of the lockdown restrictions, including allowing unlimited outdoor activity and we are expecting to hear about the restart of elite sport in the next 24 hours. All 20 Premier League teams will be meeting today to try and iron out a return to action. With the Premier League insisting on the remaining games be played at neutral grounds, this will infuriate the top tier clubs towards the drop zone who are insisting they should be able to play their remaining matches at their home venue.
Is Points per game the fairest way?
Should the EFL fail in their bid to complete the remaining Championships fixtures,the most likely way promotion would be calculated would be on a points per game basis. This is worked out by the average number of points each side has picked up both home and away and applying the points to the remaining games left.
Although as a last resort, this seems the fairest way, it is still within the rights of fellow Championship clubs to issue an injunction, and temporarily disrupt promotion. It would however to virtually impossible for another club to insist they deserve promotion more than the top two.
Is it safe to resume football?
Over the last couple of months, we have heard from top scientists, we've heard from governing bodies, we've heard from pundits and we've heard from clubs - Is it safe to resume football with certain safety measures in place? Will it be any safer to do so in six months time?
These are unprecedented times; there are no right or wrong answers - we have never been in this situation before! If the season were to recommence, would the restrictions take away some of the enjoyment out of the game?
I’d prefer that the games are completed as long as it’s safe to do so, if not then the PPG is probably the fairest solution but then I would say that as we go up as champions
If the PPG is used it must be used across all the leagues for both promotion and relegation if that’s put forward I’m putting money on how quickly the likes of Brighton and West Ham suddenly go very quiet and are willing to accept whatever ruling the Leagues bring in
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31. Who captains Wales Women’s football team?
32. Who won the European Championships in 1992?
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37. Which was the last team from outside the top division to win the FA Cup?
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40. When did England last fail to qualify for a major tournament?
41. Which Welshman won the Six Nations player of the tournament in 2012?
42. How many Grand Slams did Wales win in the 1970s?
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