Greg Clarke- UK Football Could Lose both Clubs and Leagues

Posted on April 16th, 2020

The FA have stated that they could easily face losses of up to £150m. English football is now facing the danger of losing clubs and even leagues. The main cause of this comes down to economic challenges that nobody could have ever predicted. The season has been halted for the time-being and this is all down to the coronavirus pandemic. Some clubs have also placed staff who are not due to be playing on temporary leave. This is being done while talks can continue regarding the salaries of the players. There is cause for concern because some communities could lose their clubs and this would eliminate the chance of a resurrection.

The League

So many people want to bet on Liverpool once more, but right now, it looks like that isn’t going to happen for some time. Now people need to step up to try and keep the game alive and they also need to share the pain as well. Stakeholders need to agree on a common solution which will help them to save the game. Football, at the end of the day, is a team game and now is the time for everyone to come together and demonstrate what teamwork is really about. The Premier League have proposed a 30% cut in pay for players but the association have said that this could harm the NHS. Top-flight players are set to begin negotiations which will be done on a club-by-club basis. Talks broke down without any kind of resolution at the weekend and this caused issues for some people.

No games are Being Played

Right now, no games are being played and the Football League Clubs are struggling with cash flow as well. After all, they are not getting ticketed sales and they are not having the income from matchday or even merchandise as well. England’s manager Gareth Southgate has said that he would take a pay cut. So has Phil Neville. Mark Bullingham who is the FA chief executive has stated that postponements and even the associated costs could easily top £150 million. At the end of the day, they are completely committed to try and finish up the football season and they are also trying to make sure that everyone is given a fair chance here. The problem is that they might not be able to finish the season because football is not the priority here. Human life is the main thing that people need to be focusing on and the government is going to direct them as to what they need to be doing not only for now, but to protect the future.

A lot of people are concerned because they are worried about the economic consequences and they are also worried that a lot of business sectors are going to suffer as well. They are now facing the danger of not only losing clubs but to also have the entire league collapse. This would be well and truly devastating.

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