Really can't say that this was not coming. However, there is a good chance the rest of the fixtures will start on time.
Here is football's role in quelling the orgy of violence and looting. I think the stars on each football team and their managers should come out with public service announcements appealing for calm. It really should not come as a reaction to the Premier League starting on time or not.
Many young people follow their local teams and their players - and clubs understand the power of a mob better than most institutions. The FA along with the leagues should co-ordinate a message featuring a group of civic minded players (Joey Barton and Lee Bowyer would be bad choices) from a spectrum of clubs asking for cooler heads to prevail. No judgment, no remedies. Just a simple message beamed on the telly and on the radio.