Date: 23rd March 2020 at 7:45pm
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Whilst football fans naturally have bigger things to concern themselves with at this moment in time, one topic of discussion that won’t go away is simply what will ultimately happen with the 2019/20 campaign – will Aston Villa get to finish the season as we look to avoid the drop or will there be a manufactured outcome.

With all football postponed, plenty remains up in the air, but over the weekend The Telegraph claimed that the Premier League were ‘tentatively’ planning a schedule that would see games resume on June 1.

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The plan would then be to finish off the current season within the space of six weeks, albeit matches would be behind closed doors, but it would then enable the 2020/21 campaign to kick off around August 8.

Will Football Return In June?

It's Possible If Behind Closed Doors

It's Possible If Behind Closed Doors

Absolutely No Chance

Absolutely No Chance

Whilst it suggests such a plan remains at the very early stages, and the dates are only targets as opposed to anything more concrete than that, I really don’t see that as being plausible at this stage. Bringing the season to a natural but eventual end is undoubtedly the best way of dealing with things here, and although the postponement of the European Championships certainly gives better wriggle room for that to happen, I just don’t see football being anywhere near a return come June.

Understandably I’m not alone.

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