Brighton owner: Not ‘fathomable’ that teams could be relegated off uneven season

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Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom’s side is safe from relegation if the season ends without further games, but don’t count him as one calling that fair.

The Seagulls are two points clear of the bottom three with nine matches to play, one of five teams within a four-point margin between 15th and 19th.

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They also have a brutal run to the finish line if the Premier League season restarts, with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Leicester City comprising more than half of their postponed fixtures.

Armed with that knowledge, Bloom wonders how a team can be sent down from the hallowed grounds of the Premier League in good conscience (especially with one of those teams, Aston Villa, holding a match-in-hand on the rest).

From The Argus:

“I just don’t think it’s fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season, may lose out on point-two-of-a-point based on this system. Also, it does not take into account the strength of the team you have not played.

“You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it. You may use that criteria for European qualification. But I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the percent needed, for teams to get relegated. I really cannot foresee that.”