While nobody knows when we will be rid of coronavirus, the Professional Football League tells us about the end of the championship at the end of June or mid-July. Has the proceeding lost its head? Unless Mediapro is behind everything? Either way, communication is more than awkward.
Didier Quillot and Nathalie Boy de la Tour hope to finish the season in mid-July at the latest, really?
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Good news at last! Yes, the Professional Football League has priority objective to end the season no later than June 30, 2020 or possibly July 15. It is written black and white in the press release published Monday evening. But wait, does that mean that this p … of coronavirus will soon disappear and that the government panics for little?
Because listening to President Emmanuel Macron, the situation was critical. We even got out a new exit certificate, without the box dedicated to travel to stadiums. And for good reason, we are not close to seeing football again in France! The League makes us dangle very optimistic dates, not to say completely crazy, when nobody, and I insist on the word nobody, knows when everything will be over.
Football in France is not for now
Even China, whose epidemic peak dates from the beginning of February, has still not relaunched its championship. And we are not there yet! The Minister of Health is rather talking about an extension of confinement for at least a month. If the country is thinking about this measure, it is a sign that the time is not optimism, right? So explain to me how the League can openly envision such a positive scenario. Have you seen Thomas Monconduit's rage (see here)? Aminois is afraid for his health – we can understand it – and does not want to hear about recovery, not even behind closed doors. Suffice to say that he is certainly not the only one.
I am surprised that the announcement of the LFP does not make as much reaction as a. Perhaps it is because she does not come from the best president of France Jean-Michel Aulas… No but seriously, to finish the season in mid-July would imply a return to the game, without counting the physical preparation, at the latest early June. This would leave about six weeks to play the last 10 days and the two national cup finals, all while agreeing with the other championships. And not to mention the European competitions, the return format of which remains current for the moment.
Mediapro, the reason for this communication?
You don't have to be a math ace to understand that teams like Dijon, Amiens or Toulouse will have to play every three or four days with players threatened by injuries. You too, you find it hard to stand before multi Ligue 1 and the fiery analyzes of Elie Baup? Well, it will be worse! But a, the French authority does not care. It is to believe that its communication serves just to reassure Mediapro. You know, this Spanish pigeon who overpayed the rights of the L1. And that it is necessary at all costs to stroke in the direction of the pen to avoid that he does not cancel his contract before the beginning of next season.
After all, you can understand the Quillot tape. Because Mediapro, it is nevertheless the group which succeeded in exploiting to lose the rights of Serie A, even before having broadcast a minute of play, for insufficient financial guarantees. So OK, there is something to panic. Large sums are at stake when the clubs play their survival. But in this context of crisis, lying to football fans for a communication call is ugly.
And you, what do you think of this press release and the priority objective of the LFP? Do not hesitate to react and debate in the area add a comment …