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All over: Institute chairman Bill Anderson wants season ended now

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All over: Institute chairman Bill Anderson wants season ended now

Institute chairman Bill Anderson has revealed that he believes the 2019/2020 Irish League season will soon be called to a close by the football authorities, adding they have no other option.

With restrictions relating to the gathering of crowds in place due to the coronavirus pandemic and unlikely to be lifted any time soon, Anderson says it would not be financially viable for Irish League clubs to play games behind closed doors and says that it is only a matter of time before the Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) call an end to the current season.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Anderson said: "My initial feelings were it made sense for NIFL as a group to stick with the UEFA driven viewpoint to try and complete all games and to bring the season to a natural conclusion.