With many player contracts in Scotland said to start ending from 31st May onwards, there has to be some regulatory intervention, if the season can recommence without becoming a farce.
Some sort of fixed contract extension maybe not legally enforcable (employment perspective) but maybe if a transfer window change was, then it would encourage players to extend from an earning and insurance type benefit.
there are a massive amount of , if's , whats and maybes need to be considered and resolved, not least clubs being in a financial position to offer payment for extended contracts.
not sure how this next few months will pan out , but after less than one week of 'suggested' behavioural changes , we appear to be on the brink of financial disaster for all sorts of businesses/employers so theres no doubt that many households are going to be hit hard.
that already seems to be evident before any forced lockdown type measures kick in, only today NLC has announced total closure of all venues until further notice, NHS guidance updated for the most vunerable to isolate for 12 weeks.
the club cannot rely on 2-3500 season tickets being paid up early in the summer, the Motherwell community could be hit very hard.
Alan Burrows was very clear the clubs needed a quick decision, he has helped force through the indefinite postponment announcement, that allows all the clubs to take some decisions that will hopefully reduce cash burn,
some more clarity on the minimum postponement period will allow more planning such as staff will need time off now, clubs will potentially need staff to be available in what was a planned close season , so hopefully mutually agreeable agreements can be reached , rather than any job losses.
playing staff and coaches, physios etc all need to have a date to aim for ......
whats the thought on any delay timeframe 4 weeks? 6 , 8 , 10weeks? longer?
there would be lots of opportunity to manipulate dates and obviously re-order fixtures (cup final to finish season) as the Euros are now cancelled
even then Scotland still has a club involved in the Europa and there is chat of it going to mini tournament for partiicpants also needs factored in (if said club survives)
so if what maybe......and all on the back of potential human loss that may well mean many of us will soon , not even be thinking of football resuming