Date: 13th March 2020 at 10:03am
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Rotherham United entertain Southend United tomorrow in their next League One fixture – but might it be the last game of the season?

With the coronovirus outbreak taking it’s toll throughout the world there are serious doubts about the 2019/20 football season finishing.

With various other sporting events being cancelled/suspended like the NBA, UEFA will meet next Tuesday to discuss domestic and European competitions, which will include EURO 2020.

Last night I watched on TV the game between Manchester United take on LASK in Austria in the Europa League in front of a mostly empty stadium. It was like watching a training ground game. Not that it seemed to bother Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s men who won five-nil.

I think there are a number of options that UEFA will have regarding the domestic season. They could cancel the season altogether, there is the option to postpone the games for a few weeks and take the season into June/July starting next season a few weeks later (which probably sounds more complicated than it is), they could finish the season and play behind closed doors or they could finish the season now leaving teams where they are in the league.

Obviously, as a Miller, the latter of those three options would be the best for me – but not the best for everyone.

I do think one of the above will happen but whichever it is I’m also sure somebody is going to object.

So, what we’re asking on Vital Rotherham is what you think? Which option would you chose? What do you think will happen? Share your thoughts here with us.

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2 Replies to “Will Saturday Be Our Last Game Of The Season?”

  • Caz, Saturday’s game is off. The suspension to early April is a non-starter as the virus will still be spreading then. Move the Euros to next year to make room to play rest of this season in the Summer might be a plan but if the virus doesn’t subside in time they may have to cancel the whole season. If they choose this or if they choose to freeze positions as of now I can see legal challenges. Playing behind closed doors won’t work with players catching it. How on earth they let Cheltenham go ahead is beyond me; there are loads from Ireland and at least one large group had come over from Italy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I’m also surprised that the racing is still happening, although I actually think it’s the Football Associations themselves who have made the postponements. Like you, Kevin, I think there are going to be a lot of legal problems if the season doesn’t finish.

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