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Report: Premier League plan to recommence in July

A report in football.london claims that a plan has been hatched to recommence the Premier League season in July.

‘They claim the FA, Premier League and English Football League are currently planning to finish the 2019/20 season behind closed doors over a period of four to six weeks starting in July. All emphasis currently is on finishing the season and therefore avoiding the potential ramifications of an unfinished competition, including hundreds of millions of pounds in lost revenue for clubs. With the current lockdown period set to end on April 13, clubs will be hoping that the conditions can be relaxed with players able to return to training.

Fixtures are postponed until at least April 30 at the moment, but the expectation is that there will be further postponements, with issues over insurance and player safety likely to stop any matches taking place until the crisis is over.’

 Claret and Hugh say:

This report sounds a much more sensible idea that the previous claims that the beginning of June was achievable. If this turns out to true and achievable West Ham would be likely to play their remaining nine games by playing two games a week to get the games played in five weeks. There is still a good chance the games could be played behind closed doors.

Players will need to recommence training to get their match fitness before that date.  The Premier League chairmen are due to meet next Friday via video conference call where the latest plan is said to be on the agenda.

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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

7 comments on “Report: Premier League plan to recommence in July

  1. My goodness really !!! Football is not above anything and if you want to report anything during these times think of those suffering. .
    I tell you now that football will not commence until well into the autumn. .. be real. .

  2. Is this a serious article ? Have they seen the news lately ?

  3. I’m a massive football and west ham supporter but there are a lot of things happening at the moment which are far bigger than football.
    No one ever said that april 13th was the end of lockdown,in fact going by the downing st broadcast this afternoon thinks are probably going to be worse by that date.

  4. There are some delusional delinquent folk running and supporting the game

  5. There are hundreds if not thousands of people involved in this kind of idea. Just one case would blow the whole thing up completely. Far far too risky.

    Just void NEXT season and complete this current season at some point during when next year will have been played.

    If there’s a large amount of time to fill, start a mini cup competition of some sort to fill any time before 2021/2022 begins properly.

  6. Crazy article . There are no signs that the lockdown will be lifted , in fact it is more likely to be extended . How can the football restart with a projected death toll of 20,000 . Some people are living in cloud cuckoo land if they really think that’s going to happen . You can’t play with people’s lives . There are far more important things than football . This season should be terminated . A bitter pill to swallow but it’s better than overloading the health services and possibly causing more swelling of the dire problems we are facing .

  7. Usually it’s West Ham fans that are called deluded but that label needs to be reserved for the Premier league and football league if there is any truth in this story; it’s not realistic in any way, shape or form.

    Even if games could be played in July (at the very best, most unlikely), the teams, after a 4 month lay-off will need a full-preseason with at least 3 or 4 friendly’s to get some level of match fitness. Without that there can be no suggestion of “preserving the integrity of the competition”.

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