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Supporters split on Premier League decision

English football has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.

Premier League bosses on Thursday discussed via conference call the best way to proceed with the 2019/20 season, which was last week initially postponed until the beginning of April. Earlier this UEFA made the huge call to postpone Euro 2020 by a year, which appeared to prove that completing Europe’s domestic football calendar was the priority.

In a Claret and Hugh poll of nearly 500 supporters over 51% disagree with the decision saying it was impossible task while the 49% agreed the Premier League were correct and the season must be finished however long it takes.

On Thursday afternoon, a joint statement from the various football governing bodies in England confirmed the decision to delay the professional game until the end of next month at the earliest. “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19,” read the statement. We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

“We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.”

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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