Tottenham’s games were supposed to have been suspended until April 4th, that has now been changed until the April 30th.
All games in England’s Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, and all fixtures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are currently postponed.
The FA has also agreed that the current season can be “extended indefinitely”.
A joint statement issued by the FA, Premier League and EFL expressed “a commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 season” and completing all domestic and European matches “as soon as it is safe and possible to do so”.
Because of the postponement of Euro 2020, it has opened up a window for domestic league fixtures to take place in June. Nevertheless, our government has effectively banned sports events for the time being by advising against mass gatherings.
Greg Clarke, the FA Chairman, has expressed his concern that it might prove impossible for the season to be concluded. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber told the BBC that it would be “unjust” if runaway leaders Liverpool were denied the title, and suggested increasing the league to 22 teams for 2020-21.
As for Fifa; they’ve established a working group to tackle the issues facing football as a result of the pandemic. The group will look at the international fixture calendar, and issues around player contracts.
Footballers’ contracts typically expire on June 30th but many leagues, if resumed, look likely to continue beyond that date.
On a positive note; as long as there is a delay, it will give our injured players time for recovery. I do not doubt that if we had faced United and those that followed, we would have been soundly beaten. They say every cloud has a silver lining.