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New Start Date For Season?? Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:59 pm  

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Matt Shaw reporting that clubs are expected to vote through a proposal to start the season on weekend of 20/21 March.
22 game league season.Play every club once and 9 loop fixtures to be determined by league finishing positions in 2019.
Chall Cup,1895 Cup and Summer Bash all anticipated to still be included in revised fixture list.
Re: New Start Date For Season?? Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:14 pm  

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Why have a cup nobody cares about and cut intothe league season?
Re: New Start Date For Season?? Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:53 pm  

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Loop fixtures...
Re: New Start Date For Season?? Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:36 pm  

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20th March still feels ambitious to me.
Re: New Start Date For Season?? Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:54 am  

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I can see that date slipping.
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Re: New Start Date For Season?? Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:27 am  

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I suppose they'd be under fire if they didn't even attempt to develop a fixture structure and start date. But like people are saying, that may be optimistic.
Re: New Start Date For Season?? Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:39 pm  

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M@islebugs wrote:
Why have a cup nobody cares about and cut intothe league season?

does seem daft doesn't it. Dropping 1895 cup and summer bash this year would pretty much allow for a normal 26 game season playing everyone home and away. Maybe have to squeeze a couple of mid week games in somewhere but avoids farcical loop fixtures.
Re: New Start Date For Season?? Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:06 am  

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They'll need to slip in a few midweek games as games inevitably get postponed due to covid outbreaks.
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Re: New Start Date For Season?? Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:29 am  

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They have to do something, doing nothing isn't an option. Whether this is the right thing is anybody's guess, but it will do for starters and then we/they can see how how it flies.
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Re: New Start Date For Season?? Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:40 pm  

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The football league is instructing clubs to not expect any fans back in grounds this season. So I can't see Rugby getting any fans till at least June as this is the earliest opportunity after the end of the football season.
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