IT looks like Liverpool fans will get to celebrate a Premier League title after all with the government backing football's return.

Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden, speaking in the Commons on Monday, is supporting a timetable of recovery which means the Anfield men will be able to celebrate their first league success for 30 years.

Dowden said: “I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community. But, of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance.”

Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston, speaking during DCMS parliamentary questions, said: “All major sports need to look after their staff, competitors, stakeholders and fans, and that includes having an eye to when competition might resume, although at this stage it is not possible to give a timescale when current restrictions will be relaxed.

“Potential conditions in which sport might be return include behind closed doors, at neutral venues and with limited staff and broadcast crew.

“Other considerations would include first responder capacity and the availability of regular testing.

“We are in regular contact with the sector on what might be possible in the future, but this will be entirely dependent on public health guidelines.”

All the big leagues are desperate to restart and it looks like we'll see action in the big five leagues – barring maybe Spain – during the summer and that's great news for action-starved fans and punters.

Monday was again all about esports and stay-at-home darts. Thanks for the contributions and well done to the winners.

Tuesday's much of the same but there is Nicaraguan action for anyone interested.

Leagues Tipped:
  1. weeguy 4 years ago

    Thanks to whoever suggested J Richardson to win Remote League Darts. 10/3. 🎯👍

    • greatempyre 4 years ago

      i dont get early notifications from mr fix posts, idk why

  2. bobajob5 4 years ago

    Anyone recommend football stats premium?
    Or is there a better site for reliable statistics

    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      There are many – is one of the best.

  3. elvis parsley 4 years ago

    sad to hear one of your old players from my youth has died.
    Michael Robinson, played for Ireland in his day also, only 61, died of skin Cancer.

    Man of the match in the 83 cup final v man utd, remember Gordon Smith had a one on one late on to win for Brighton but missed, Robinson played the through ball for that miss.
    If I remember he was a sub a lot at anfield as rush and dalglish were around at that time.

    It’s sad seeing names from your formative years passing away, it’s like a piece of your own life goes with them. Ray Wilkins I’m sure played and scored in that final, another good man gone too early a year ago.
    Very sad ✝️

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      Sad news indeed Elvis,gone but not forgotten,Y.N.W.A

    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      Sad news and amazing to see the outpouring of grief from Spain where he was much loved and respected as a pundit.

    • jstuhhs 4 years ago

      Elvis Spot on he will along with Ray Wilkins will all be sadly missed too many of my generation have gone now Hunter,Banks , Bonetti to name a few more,

      Correct Wilkins did score in the final which was 2-2 with United winnning 4-0 in the re[lay


  4. elvis parsley 4 years ago

    The Gordon Smith miss ⚽ put through by robbo.

  5. 4 years ago

    155pm Keelan Kay v Jose Justicia

    Justicia seems to have lost his way 2/2 defeats today and not got on well with this format having just lost 5-0 to Aron monk and 5-1 earlier to Jared Cole as well as losing to Cole 5-1 yesterday too.

    In fact it’s 3/4 defeats yesterday only winning against the female player Dobromyslova who everyone comfortably beat.

    Yesterday Keelan Kay beat Justicia 5-2
    And 3 180s to 0
    Though Justica had the higher check out gonna take a chance with
    Skybet boost 6/1
    Keelan Kay To Win The Match, Hit Most 180’s & Highest Outright Checkout

    However I will take
    Keelan Kay most 180s 5/4

    And just feel Jose Justicia is one to oppose in matches.
    With that in mind also playing

    Ritchie Edhouse v Jose Justicia
    Edhouse Win Match &Highest Checkout@

    Edhouse is 2 wins from 2 today (5-4 v Cole and Monk) and thrown 140 and 118 checkouts.

    Justicia lost both today as mentioned and his checkout today has read 0 and 32,
    And his matches yesterday were 56,56,79 and 66.

  6. 4 years ago

    Keelan Kay v Jose Justicia match has been now listed at around 230pm keep eye on time of that one I suggested it was 155pm as listed but whenever it goes off Will also add
    ***Keelan Kay to win @10/11***

    Ritchie Edhouse v Jose Justicia match is listed as before hand and will give further indication on no way Jose and how his form / checkout playing is.

    Cheers stay safe all

    • 4 years ago

      ☑️🎯Ritchie Edhouse v Jose Justicia
      Edhouse Win Match &Highest Checkout@

      5-1 and highest checkoy at 72
      Have to say Justicia is playing really poor with darts throws very weakly

      With that in mind the 3/3 and to oppose Jose so I also add
      ****Kay Win Match v Justicia&
      Highest Checkout@ 7/4****

      Kay has
      90 ,129 checkout today

      No way Jose is not throwing well enough one bit

  7. 4 years ago

    Skybet boost 6/1
    Keelan Kay To Win The Match, Hit Most 180’s & Highest Outright Checkout

    😣LOST match lost bet

    Jose Justicia pulled out a performance from nowhere . More 180s and draw 60 both check out.

    Kay at 1-1 had 2 darts bounce out!
    Never recovered

    Lucks out

  8. buzzer 4 years ago

    French leagues are canceled…

    The 2019-20 season in France will be canceled today as the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is set to announce football games – even behind closed doors – will not be allowed before August.

    Last week, the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced plans for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to resume on June 17, with UEFA setting a deadline of August 2 for domestic leagues to be completed.

    However, French outlet Le Parisien reported that it could be announced on Tuesday afternoon by Philippe that the return of games will not be authorized before August, even behind closed doors, as part of the next stage of their lockdown plans beyond May 11.

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      That’s a shame for the French.

    • buzzer 4 years ago

      i can imagine that the Spanish leagues would be next if not soon how does this leave PSG though as they are still in the Champions league

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      UEFA want to finish the comps,the sensible thing to do for UEFA would be let the countries get over the pandemic and don’t put a timescale on when the games need to be finished and.Forget next season.

    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      They can’t forget next season because that would be two seasons disrupted – and that would cost even more money.

    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      Latest from UEFA: “If league seasons cannot be finished national associations would need to select clubs to qualify for Europe.”
      UEFA could “refuse or evaluate” selected teams if necessary.

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      That’s what i mean mr f,there won’t be a next season so why not wait the pandemic out.UEFA are funny as F*ck,you wait and see what happens it will be absolutely comical.

  9. 4 years ago

    eSports tennis skybet console paying out again !
    virtual Pro Madrid tournament Nishikori v Fognini .
    Fognini was @ 5/2 and at 4/1 the console was again behind with Fognini at 30-0 and 40-0 for the match !
    Paid out again !

  10. drogers 4 years ago


    French leagues cancelled. Others will follow.

    The big red L can hardly be denied anyway.

    Watch this space.

    That’s all from myself, sitting back, no betting, no sports on and certainly leaving that awful Belarusian league alone. Thankfully we don’t have a prime minister who believes we can fight this virus with Vodka and saunas.

    Wee bit mad like 😮

    Rogers over.

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      Bit daft where their on about easing lock down restrictions,another country that won’t be in Europe next time round.

    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      You and I disagree on this. As far I’m reading French clubs will be in Europe next season – the Dutch also unless there are legal issues.

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      100% disagree mr f.How can you justify European places when any number of teams could of qualified.

    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      Leagues will be called somehow and these are not normal times.
      I’m not giving an opinion – I’m quoting the facts that you don’t want to accept for some reason.
      If Liverpool are declared champions without finishing the season you’ll not be arguing that one.

    • jstuhhs 4 years ago

      Mr F

      I agree with you thats the way I read it from the latest UEFA brief….final outcomes to be settled on a points/match basis

      Final decision with the nation federatins


    • maccathered 4 years ago

      That’s what UEFA has said Trev we know this but it will change mark my words.

    • jstuhhs 4 years ago


      In my opinion (for what it is worth) I think the premier league will NOT be finished, No relegation and Leeds West Brom promoted to make a 22 team League next year…..with 5 teams being relegated next year.

      To accomadate the extra games the League Cup will not take place and the FA Cup will be run with no replays and all games played to a finsh after one match

      As I say just my opinion I would prefer the league to finish but I think their will be more than enough clubs wanting an early finish to vote for an early end.

      Things I agree will change mark my words


    • Mr Fixit 4 years ago

      No one really knows what is going to happen but attempts will be made to finish EPL.
      Can’t see a 22-team top flight though as the big clubs don’t want more games.
      UEFA have toned down their rhetoric on making leagues finish because it’s outwith the hands of countries like France.

  11. jinx 4 years ago

    Bate v mozyr- im liking the look of btts at 11/8. Mozyr scored in 8 of the last 9 matches, Bate have scored in 16 of 18 home games.

  12. GregBrowning 4 years ago
  13. jimba 4 years ago

    The Fifa medical chief has warned against re starting any leagues and to concentrate on next season instead

  14. hombre3000 4 years ago

    The season will most likely be null and void as no way next season be scrapped or shortened. May not be fair on Liverpool but if other countries are doing and chief medical staff are saying no more football this season then it makes sense to me!

    • maccathered 4 years ago

      I think most Liverpool fans are past caring now,do what they want.Their will be clubs in the premier league that go bust so Liverpool not getting the title is only a minor problem if you put into perspective,they will win it the following season anyway so we can wait.Happy hunting somber 3000✌🏿✌🏿

  15. aceofspades 4 years ago

    Alan Pardew leaves ADO Den Haag after just four months.

  16. elvis parsley 4 years ago

    Aside from the fifa medic more or less telling European leagues to end for safety of players, the good news is the Vietnamese league restarts on May 15th.

    1st friendly tomorrow morning.
    Pho Hien FC (2nd division) v Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh (1st division).
    9am ko at a neutral ground.
    No form to go on so just a half stake bet on Btts and over 2.5 at even money (skybet)..

    I get the feeling this will be one of the few leagues playing between now and September so might keep an eye on it.

  17. heisenberg 4 years ago

    got sent this

    FYI, from Dons hospitality contact at Ibrox, he said Greg received official notice from SPFL today to start preseason training campain on 11th May and be ready for 1st game on 10th June. 9 games and 2 cup games to be played in 3weeks. Season done. He says the rumour for England is 1st June and complete by June 30th. Everyone then has a 2week off preseason and the new season starts again. This seasons games all behind closed doors but football on bt, sky and bbc 7days a week. Tv football for a month.

    • elvis parsley 4 years ago

      If doesn’t seem right that football is being played when the risk of death is potentially at everyone’s doorstep.
      Put it this way, if I had a member of my family with underlying conditions or a pregnant wife I wouldn’t be playing for sure.
      Policing this away from the games is where the dangers are.
      There will be football parties in every street in the country as
      People pop next door to watch the games.
      Seems wrong when sitting in the local park by yourself is deemed non permissable.

      I love my footy but won be watching it on telly in a funeral empty stadium when people are still dying in the neighborhood.

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