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Neutral ground rebel clubs grows to seven

Southampton are believed to be the latest club to join the bottom six outfits opposed to playing games on neutral grounds.

This comes amid alleged suggestions from the top clubs that the bottom six are attempting to sabotage the Premier League’s plans to get things underway again.

ClaretandHugh understands that Saints -in 14th place on 34 points – are unhappy with the plan which would rob them – like the others – of any home advantage over the final nine matches.

It means that hopes of pushing the plan through are hanging by a thread as with seven rebel clubs now understood to be opposed. That would see any move to push things through defeated with a majority of 14 required.

However, should the League be cancelled as a result it doesn’t follow that teams would not be relegated with those clubs now in the bottom three – Norwich, Villa and Bournemouth – the likely victims.

And were that to happen it would of course allow promotion from the Championship.


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3 comments on “Neutral ground rebel clubs grows to seven

  1. If the premier league were to say OK we will finish the season now then, but the bottom 3 are relagated they would play on the moon to avoide the drop as would we and everyone else

  2. Cant relegate teams bottom three until season is complete. Null and void would not mean three bottom clubs relegated especially as villa have played one less than the other two at the bottom. Would mean the clubs taking fa to court and rightly so. Only way null and void keeps all same clubs for next season when safe and with fans and promote top two into premier then next season four down until they get back to the system now or keep it one extra in premier . Imo fairest way.

  3. i dont like this idea but it will get football up and running again so better than no football
    whatever they decide there will be winners and losers but we all have to compromise
    the league rules states the league can be declared finished if 75 per cent of games are completed that leaves only mann city v arsenal and sheff utd v villa to play to reach that target so only them 2 games need to be played behind closed doors to finish the league
    after all the teams are not sitting where they are now because of home or away games we are near the bottom because its played out over 38 games and we have lost most of them
    liverpool are top because they deserve to be there on merit and norwich likewise

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