So, was “Project Restart” successful?

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So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Harry Dowd scored » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:29 am

I remember before the restart was agreed many people calling for season to be “null and void” even management such as West Ham’s Karen Brady joined the ranks.
This was soon shouted down, saying West Ham had a vested interest in that they were in relegation zone. However there were quite a few fans that did not want games to be played behind close doors, claiming the integrity of the league would be in question because loss of home crowd advantage could be crucial.
Then the TV money reared it’s head, how could the premier league repay vast sums of money already budgeted for ?
There was also another vested interest, the LiVARpool factor, no way the league was going to be null and void with the victims on the threshold of their first title in thirty years!

For what it’s worth I have not been happy to view games in empty stadiums, it all seemed a bit fake, contrived, lacking emotional involvement.
For me it should have been null and void, start afresh in August with a new season! I wonder what you guys feel about all this?
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby carl_feedthegoat » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:37 am

Harry Dowd scored wrote:I remember before the restart was agreed many people calling for season to be “null and void” even management such as West Ham’s Karen Brady joined the ranks.
This was soon shouted down, saying West Ham had a vested interest in that they were in relegation zone. However there were quite a few fans that did not want games to be played behind close doors, claiming the integrity of the league would be in question because loss of home crowd advantage could be crucial.
Then the TV money reared it’s head, how could the premier league repay vast sums of money already budgeted for ?
There was also another vested interest, the LiVARpool factor, no way the league was going to be null and void with the victims on the threshold of their first title in thirty years!

For what it’s worth I have not been happy to view games in empty stadiums, it all seemed a bit fake, contrived, lacking emotional involvement.
For me it should have been null and void, start afresh in August with a new season! I wonder what you guys feel about all this?


It should have been null and void.

I had no enjoyment out of watching us play ,even getting the 100 goals...zero emotion.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby salford city » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:43 am

Only ever done to avoid -:
Losing the tv money that was already spunked by most
Ending the season so they could avoid missing out on the season after
Seeing red scouse over the line as champions

For me, this watching on. the tv has been truly shite and for the first time in my life, I chose not to watch the watford game. Totally souless without the fans but the precedent has been set and the new season will start without fans as well

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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:16 pm

I didn't enjoy it and only watched one free-to-air game.

I was against a restart, but now I would have to say that it has been a success in its limited objectives. Losses have been reduced by being able to televise the games, although I still expect every club to show significant losses this year. Promotion and relegation were settled based on teams' performance, and I know a West Brom and a Leeds fan who are thrilled to be back in the top flight. A method has been proven to start next season, which is going to be behind closed doors at least until October, and after that it wont be at full capacity.

It will be interesting to see what is the approach for season tickets. Lower league clubs have been continuing to sell them because they rely on the cash. PL clubs are clearly not doing anything until they have some concrete proposals.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby sheblue » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:47 pm

It was rubbish. No point without fans.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby budfox » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Total waste of time, all about the money.

Would we feel different if it was us at the top of the table? Of course, but it was and always will be a tainted season.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby PeterParker » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:34 pm

The only good thing is that we ripped them appart when we met them
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby City64 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:20 pm

To be fair it was a pile of fucking shit . Enjoyed most of our football though , all the other shite ie dipper wankfest , VAR helping the rags , diabolical fucking pundits and Scouse cunts everywhere even that big eared twat Lineker has turned BBC turtle . Can’t wait to go to games again for real in the stadiums as I won’t have to bother with the utterly disgusting tv coverage and agendas .
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Dubciteh » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:45 pm

I only wanted it voided so the dippers didnt get the league-cunts!

That aside and the fact there was no major medical issues it was better than nothing i guess. I did enjoy having footy on tv every night even if no fans, reminds me a bit of world cup. Telly is shite so watching any sort of footy even with no fans is better than no footy.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Piccsnumberoneblue » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21 am

It actually exposed the game as looking pretty wank, without a crowd its pointless.
I enjoyed smashing the scouse twats up and thats about it. I forgot we were playing a couple of times and missed the FACup Semi. And I wasn't especially bothered.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Wooders » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:45 am

At the end of the day it set out what it intended to achieve, VARpool Got their win and treated us to jurgons disingenuous tears of joy

Now it’s all over and the focus has switched to the champions league, amazingly, there are concerns over corona which might lead to it being called off
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby City64 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:01 am

Wooders wrote:At the end of the day it set out what it intended to achieve, VARpool Got their win and treated us to jurgons disingenuous tears of joy

Now it’s all over and the focus has switched to the champions league, amazingly, there are concerns over corona which might lead to it being called off

Yes indeed good point .
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Dameerto » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:08 pm

Money talked, and the least expensive option (to the decision makers) prevailed.
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby london blue 2 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:48 pm

I enjoyed it. Didn’t think I would.

We knew they’d win and they did. But we smashed the fuck out of them and they didn’t get the centurions tag so it was great.

Only downside to me was that fucking fa cup performance
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby nottsblue » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:53 pm

london blue 2 wrote:I enjoyed it. Didn’t think I would.

We knew they’d win and they did. But we smashed the fuck out of them and they didn’t get the centurions tag so it was great.

Only downside to me was that fucking fa cup performance

Pretty much echoes my own thoughts

Plus we got to 100 goals again which is always enjoyable
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby Bear60 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:58 pm

One reason the season carried on and we all know why. Watching games behind closed doors is pure shite
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Re: So, was “Project Restart” successful?

Postby failsworthblue » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:08 pm

Almost
Murderers won the League
Scum in the Champions League
Arse in Europe

The only thing was City not getting banned from the Chumps League , but that is to be continued for another day.

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