I know that this might seem like another doom and gloom article, but I call it as I see it, and this is my honest opinion on the matter.
And whilst I know this isn’t the main issue right now, and will come across as small in the grand scheme of things, but I’m here to talk about football, so talk about football I shall. It’s similar to what New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said a few years ago:
“I’m a football coach, I’m not a doctor. The medical staff is the medical staff. I coach the team; the medical people handle the injuries. They don’t call plays; I don’t do surgery.”
I do though fear that this stoppage is going to cause a real problem for us, and it comes down to one word, momentum. Take a look at our results since the turn of the year, only two defeats, both of them against the top two teams in the league, and unbeaten in six before things ground to a halt.
I’m just not sure if we’ll be able to pick things up again once the season gets going again, having to essentially start fresh after the best part of a month off, and it could be even longer if things don’t pick up sooner or later.
Do you think the Premier League season will be cancelled?
We had a good thing going under Wilder, before things ground to a halt because of the virus, and if we have to start over again, then I fear we’re not going to be able to keep at the same pace as we were. Look at the results from the start of the season, not exactly great performances, losing to the likes of Sunderland in the League Cup, lucky to get a draw at Stamford Bridge through a late own goal.
If we have to start all over again, and we get off to the same start that we did at the start of the season, then that talk of European football might start to dwindle away very quickly. And just think what a difference that could make to the grand scheme of things.