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Football prepares for games behind closed doors

All games across the EFL are set to be broadcast online or on television after EFL chairman Rick Parry has confirmed football prepares to play behind closed doors.

Rick Parry, the EFL chairman, has issued an open letter to all supporters of clubs within the Championship, League One and League Two in the midst of the current crisis.

In the letter, he states that the priority is to finish the 2019/20 season ‘with or without fans’ and that there are plans to end the Saturday 3pm television blackout by broadcasting all remaining games.

Parry told supporters: ‘Your contribution to the matchday experience and atmospheres created in stadia up and down the country is something we should never take for granted. 

‘Unfortunately, I cannot tell you today when football will resume, though whenever we do return, matches are likely to be played without crowds.’

He added:  ‘And whilst we are unfortunately without the presence of the hundreds of thousands of supporters who pass through EFL turnstiles each week, we will endeavour to bring live football direct into your homes once it returns. 

‘Plans are continuing to be worked up for all games to be broadcast either via our broadcast partners, iFollow or equivalent Club streaming services. We will update you on this once we know when matches will recommence.’

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Football prepares for games behind closed doors

  1. West Ham have offered to reserve 1500 seats each home game next season for NHS workers ……..
    A spokesman for the NHS said have these people not suffered enough

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