Friday, 13 March 2020

Everything's All Over

As predicted earlier, the NHL has followed the lead of the NBA in suspending their season, and the NCAA's hugely popular basketball tournament, aka March Madness, has been cancelled. The outdoor US sports of MLS and MLR have also suspended their seasons while MLB is delaying the start of their season by at least two weeks. 

If the NHL regular season is over, here is how that system has fared since the divisional re-alignment of 2013:

So sports investment opportunities will be seriously limited in the coming weeks. One former newspaper editor, in a rare show of common sense, tweeted:
Leaving aside that I couldn't find any "top" Premier League manager who has yet tested positive for COVID-19, I did see that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive and it will surely only be a matter of time before the league suspends action. 

Were it not for being attacked by their fans in January 1977, an incident which left a 12 year old Palace fan with a fractured skull, I might feel some sympathy for Liverpool, who may well have gone on to win their first title in many decades, but no, it's just too bad. Abandon the season as happened in 1939-40, expunge the results, and start the season again in August. Could be a reprieve for Bury! 

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