It looks like Wolverhampton Wanderers fans will be able to watch their team live on TV more often this season, if and when it resumes.
The Premier League announced on Friday that the ongoing campaign has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The campaign will not resume until the beginning of May, at the earliest, if it is deemed safe.
According to a Times article, the usual restrictions preventing the 3pm kick-off from broadcasting live on TV will be lifted for the rest of the season, after being confirmed by UEFA at the request of the British and European federations. Scottish.
The report adds that this decision is a “strong indication” that matches will be played behind closed doors, if and when the campaign resumes.
DISCUSSION IN CHINA
Wolverhampton Wanderers season could end in China according to an article in The Athletic.
The explosive claims were made with high-flying officials worried about having no options as they try to end the 2019-2020 season after the postponement of games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The games were postponed to May 2 with the Wolves’ last game on March 12, the 1-1 draw with Olympiacos in the Europa League.
The wolves, whose owners are Chinese, have seen the breaks imposed in the edition of the next season of the Champions League, the team of Nuno Espitiro Santo enjoying a beautiful campaign.
Broadcasters could request reimbursement if the campaign did not resume and this would create a logistical nightmare regarding the start of the following season.
Clubs would forgo broadcasters’ revenues and this would create a grim scenario for the best clubs if the matches were not played.
But the health and well-being of players, officials, club staff and supporters will no doubt be at the forefront of the discussions.
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Jay Boothroyd threw a rage at Mick McCarthy.
The Wolves flop, now with Japanese team Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, spent two years at Molineux joining the club in July 2006.
He was McCarthy’s first permanent signature for the club and had only 12 goals in 55 appearances, spending time on loan at Stoke City in 2008 near the end of his club stay.
Companion Boothroyd then played for Cardiff City, the Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Muangthong United, Jubilo Iwata and the current Hokkaido club.
The English international conducted an interview with BirminghamLive’s sister title WalesOnline in which he discussed his fate at Wolves.
Boothroyd shared how he didn’t get along with McCarthy at Molineux.
PREMIER LEAGUE DECLARATION
Wolves will not return to Premier League action in early May, confirmed today’s Premier League meeting.
Due to concerns over television revenues, league officials hope that this current season will end – well – at some point – but with growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its effects on society and the community. ‘economy.
However, it will not be in the next month – with the League scheduled for a further procedural deadline.
TALKING ABOUT SALARIES
Premier League clubs, including the Wolverhampton Wanderers, have all agreed to talk to their players about pay cuts or postponements of up to 30% after their last meeting on Friday.
The Wolves campaign was initially suspended until April 3 before this suspension was extended until April 30 two weeks ago.
Before the suspension, the Wolves were in sixth place in the Premier League standings and were competing for qualification for next season’s elite cup competitions in Europe.
Earlier Friday, Manchester United became the first Premier League club to cut their players’ wages, sacrificing 30% of their wages for a month, saying it will go to hospitals and other health centers in Manchester. fight against COVID -19.
Similar moves should now be made by the other 19 clubs that make up the Premier League.
In addition to this, the Premier League has also had discussions about support for the NHS and EFL and National League clubs during this crisis. The NHS will receive £ 20 million while the EFL and the National League will receive £ 125 million.
The future of the championship season was also high on the agenda, and it was decided that the Premier League and EFL campaigns would not resume “until he is sure to do so.” “
Prior to Friday’s meeting, there was increasing pressure on the Premier League to force clubs to ask their players to cut wages due to the crisis. Clubs have been subjected to scrutiny for using the government’s leave program for their non-player staff, while allowing their players to take home their regular wages, which in some cases are hundreds of thousands pounds per week.
Prior to Manchester United’s decision to cut their players’ salaries, only Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and Brighton & Hove Albion chief Graham Potter had undergone major pay cuts in terms of gaming staff and of the first Premier League team.