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The remaining 92 Premier League games could be played over a five-week period

The remaining 92 Premier League games could be played over a five-week period

June 8 appeared to be the best scenario for the restart of the Premier League season.

Premier League clubs remain keen to end the season, but the proposal to end the campaign before June 30 was not raised at their meeting on Friday.

All the top flight clubs were represented in the video call, focusing on different models to end the season.

Clubs were shown different reboot and match play patterns in June, July and August, but the Premier League has reiterated that the season will not resume until the government says it is safe.

Each club has nine or 10 games to play and it is believed that all of the remaining games could be played in a five week period.

The government said on Thursday that the lockout would be in place for at least three more weeks, until May 7.

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Premier League clubs met on Friday via video call and the 20 have pledged to end the season with no discussed deadline

Premier League clubs met on Friday via video call and the 20 have pledged to end the season with no discussed deadline

If the government has advised clubs to start re-training soon after that date, games may start again in early June, with controlled training to ensure players are kept at a safe distance.

One option is for players to go to their training ground in their kits so that they spend less time in contact with other players.

Matches would be played behind closed doors with all players, coaches and match officials tested for coronavirus.

These protocols would only be adopted when the tests were more easily accessible to key workers and the public.

PL united over the game season, no end talks or transfer on June 30

Premier League clubs remain united in their desire to end the season, but the proposal to end the campaign before June 30 was not raised at Friday’s meeting.

No games have been played since March 13 and there are still 92 games to play to end the season.

The next general meeting of shareholders will be held on May 1, when the situation can be assessed again.

UEFA wants all national leagues to be completed by August if possible so that it can hold the Champions League final in Istanbul on August 29.

The final was to take place at the Atatürk Olympic stadium in Istanbul on 30 May, but according to one of the new proposals which UEFA will discuss next week, the final will be moved to Saturday 29 August on the same site.

Carra supports the idea of ​​the CL “tournament”

Sky Sports Football expert Jamie Carragher supported the idea of ​​an alternative tournament format in August to complement European competition.

“I said that something should probably give and I have already said that cup competitions would be more at risk than leagues because when the leagues end, it obviously has an impact on next season”, a- he declared.

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Speaking before the PL meeting ended, Jamie Carragher said “something had to go” to address the backlog of missed games in league and cup competitions.

Speaking before the PL meeting ended, Jamie Carragher said “something had to go” to address the backlog of missed games in league and cup competitions.

“I don’t think it is possible to organize Champions League matches in the middle of the leagues starting in Europe, because the matches will be so far apart trying to finish the season – over three or four weeks – that it looks like to Europe’s competition will have to have its own situation.

“With the season moving forward a month or two, everything will be postponed, so when they talk about August, it will not be the start of next season. Instead, August would feel like summer in terms of football or the end of the season where you could have a tournament. I think it would be a good idea.

“But the more it continues and things get pushed back, something has to give. The euro is next summer, so we know that you almost have to come back to it.

“Is it the FA Cup or the Carabao Cup next season that is postponed, and you move the Champions League (conclusion) in August and start the next season in September or October?” I think the Champions League will be really difficult to fit into a normal format for a tournament to work very well. ”

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