Quantcast
Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Pompey out of action for longer - but this season may still be finished
Thursday, 19th Mar 2020 20:14 by pompey-fans.com staff

Pompey - and the rest of the Football League - will be out of action until at least April 30. But the divisions will be given every chance to finish the season - with the FA willing to let it run before its normal June 1 deadline.

The news, which effectively means another five Pompey games being called off, came in a statement from the authorities on Thursday afternoon.

The statement said: 'The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.

'We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

'We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

'The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that 'the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June' and 'each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season'.

'However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.

'Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than April 30.

'The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.

'We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow. We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.'

Advertisement

Click here to sign up for an account and reserve your username! You can then post on the Forum and add your comments to articles

Click here to sign up for an account and reserve your username! You can then post on the Forum and add your comments to articles

About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© FansNetwork 2020