Post by kpinwp on Apr 1, 2020 22:43:36 GMT
I don't think it would even be an argument if the season was like 60% complete or something. But being that it's so close to the end, the null and void option is just so grossly unfair, whereas scrapping play off promotion places and working the rest out with some modeling and maths with a weighted play off is likely to result in far fewer potential law suits and generally a fairer outcome for all sides involved at the top or bottom of their leagues.
At the very least sides who have a certain or near certain probability of coming top/bottom should be promoted/relegated. And I don't see why a side like Chorley or Norwich should get to stay in a division they're clearly I'll equipped to compete in because of this, it's beyond unfair imo and just plain stupid. Not saying there any easy answer but just that surely it can be worked out in a way that's acceptable and fair to the vast majority.
Our division is in an unusual position whereby one team surely has to go up due to the bury scenario, so in that situation is it fair to simply allow barrow to go up? And how do you fairly decide which one side replace them when two leagues feed in? If that happens you'd have to relegate Chorley anyway to allow one team from each north and south to come up unless North South average points 'winners' play off, in which case why not have more extensive playoffs as per my suggestion?
Likewise league 2 needs to promote a team unless one of the leagues operates with 23 teams again. there's barely a hair between the top 3 sides in league 2 so good luck making that decision without a play off.
I certainly see how the 'void' option can feel (operative word) unfair. And it certainly would be harsh on some clubs. But if you look at the complications that start to develop once 'probability' finishing places are considered, as you yourself point out in your second two paragraphs, then voiding the season is actually the only even handed approach. Otherwise you end up with a whole series of highly debatable, ad hoc, decisions.
At least with a voided season everyone is in the same boat, even if the implications are different. One can at least present a simple and consistent position, which is to say; the season couldn't be finished, therefore it's void.