The Premier League is to consider staging all 92 games at a neutral venue this summer in order to finish the season after football was suspended over the COVID-19 pandemic.
That is according to a report by Miguel Delaney in the Independent.
The Indy’s chief football writer claims a top source has indicated a ‘World Cup-style’ format where the remaining matches are played at St George’s Park.
We feel this is more of an effort to satisfy the broadcasting companies such as Sky Sports and BT Sport than the fans because they’ve already spent hundreds of millions on broadcasting rights.
Still, though, football is nothing without its fans but Delaney says the government likes the idea of the nation being locked inside and stuck to their TV screens.
But have they thought about what will happen when Liverpool win the title? There will be a fear of people filling the streets — just like PSG fans did when they qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals — and that could cause mayhem as the world tries to fight COVID-19.
Right now it’s pretty unimaginable but something needs to be done if they plan on concluding the season this summer.
Moreover, this way we’ll be able to finish for that top four finish to ensure United have Champions League football next term. The ultimate objective from this season.
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