Premier League’s Plan for Survival in Pandemic

The English Football Federation, FA, is reportedly making plans to continue the title of the Premier League 2019-2020 season. They plan to hold the remaining matches of the season without spectators.

Since mid-March, the Premier League has been officially postponed following the outbreak of the Coronavirus that has infected Greater Brittain.

Initially, the Premier League was postponed until April 3. However, due to the impossible situation, this delay was officially extended to April 30 and potentially could be even longer.

London Football writes the FA and Premier League operators are working to finish this season soon. One effort that they will do is to hold a match without spectators.

They got information about the FA and Premier League plans from one of the London-based EPL clubs, who did not want to be named.

The FA plans to start rolling back the League at the end of May or early June depending on conditions in England. They will compress the remaining nine Premier League matches this season into a four-six week period.

Coupled with the FA Cup quarter-final title until the Final, this season is expected to end in July. As a result of this pandemic, the FA and EPL plan to hold all the remaining matches of the season without spectators.

It’s All Still a Discourse Plan

But the idea of the FA and Premier League is still just a discourse. But they plan to present this plan to all EPL contestant clubs soon.

They need an agreement from the 20 EPL teams because holding a match without an audience will harm the teams. Understandably, they will not get revenue from audience tickets. But most of the EPL clubs are reported to want the Premier League this season to be completed soon, so they are believed to be ready to hold all the matches in the rest of the season without spectators.

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In the results of the UEFA meeting some time ago, clubs in Europe have a target regarding when the season will be finished. They all hoped that by the end of this season they could finish on July 30th with a note if the situation was possible

Following the World Cup System

There has been no official decision from the organizers about the end of the Premier League this season. However, from rumors, it is known that they want to cheat the system used by the World Cup.

The Independent reports that Premier League organizers want to start again in July with a matchless spectator system. The remaining 92 matches will then be broadcast live on television.

The organizer wants to implement the World Cup system, which is by holding five matches a day. The system is believed to be able to make the competition completed within one month like the World Cup.

6 Months Lockdown Threat

But the main problem is that the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK has not yet seen its peak. There is even a possibility that the UK will have to lockdown for six months long.

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