Liverpool ‘set to be handed the Premier League title’ if season is ended

LIVERPOOL are set to be awarded the Premier League title should the coronavirus crisis result in the cancellation of the rest of the season. That is just one of the measures that will happen as the English Premier League sorts out a workable plan in the event of the health crisis wiping out the remaining fixtures this season.

There are no calls south of the border from agenda driven Null and Void merchants while in Scotland t-shirts are being rushed into production as the coronavirus is being used as a desperate last chance to stop Celtic reaching nine-in-a-row for the second time.

Maybe Celtic fans will respond with a t-shirt of their own…


The English Premier League are looking at taking the following measures for next season that will allow football to get back on track after the coronavirus crisis, as reported in Daily Mail quoting from this morning’s article in The Telegraph.

There are no regulations governing what happens if the 2019-20 campaign is axed but the English sides met yesterday and appear to have a workable plan agreed and ready to implement and there does not appear to be any one club losing out as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Here’s a summary of the English plan and remember the Scottish FA ad SPFL quickly followed the lead from England yesterday in suspending the leagues with immediate effect.

* Liverpool will be Champions – the clubs discussed this yesterday and there is unanimous agreement that the runaway league leaders should be crowned as Premier League Champions in the event of the league having to end early due to coronavirus crisis.

* The top two teams in the Championship will be promoted and there will be no relegation this season, meaning that the Premier League next season will have 22 teams for one season only.

* Five sides will be relegated next season rather than the usual three.

*The EFL Cup may be cancelled or amended to allow for the additional fixtures (these extra Premier League fixtures will also make up for the revenue lost through the current suspension of football – something for the Scottish clubs to consider surely?)

Unlike Scottish football, the English game set a return date of 3 April but there is widespread belief that play will NOT resume on that date, forcing the Premier League to be ended.

Biased Hacks use Coronavirus for Celtic-Bashing, Compare and Contrast

Yesterday Neil Lennon was being criticised by the hacks at the Celtic Media Conference for saying that if the season ends early Celtic should be awarded the title as worthy Champions and referenced the English Premier League and asked would they try to take the title away from Liverpool?

He now has his answer, Liverpool will be Champions if play resumes – everyone accepts that and crucially Liverpool will be Champions even if the league is going to be cancelled. The self-interest corona virus opportunists will be getting no-where south of the border and to be fair we’re not seeing Manchester City fans gloating about the corona virus denying Liverpool their title.

It takes a particular type of animal for that kind of behaviour.

More to follow on how this kind of policy could be agreed in Scotland and how it will help all clubs financially to make up for the lost revenue. Such a plan would allow the clubs – the ones with a healthy relationship with their bank – to go in and say “we’re losing x games this season but will have x games more than usual next season, thus ironing out the lost revenue.”

Or they could be saying the league is null and void therefore there is NO prize money, as null and void means it didn’t happen,” to the sound of plugs being pulled by bank managers all over Scottish football…

The coronavirus to stop nine-in-a-row enthusiasts are going to find out that turkeys don’t vote for Christmas. They had a Hamilton director on BBC Sportscene last night suggesting that the SPFL should pay out the prize money early to help the clubs in this time of crisis – null and void means NO prize money!

Gary Holt, the Livingston manager was also interviewed and totally dismissed the idea, saying that it would be Celtic’s title as they were well ahead. Thirteen points the last time we looked.

And we’ll also look at the legal implications across Scottish football that emerge as a result of this crisis. To start the ball rolling this morning, Niall J outlined his ideas on where we go from here to get the season finished if play can resume, which ideally we’d all want.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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